Observations of Bird-Life in Northern New Jersey during the Winter of 1910-1911

Louis S. Kohler
1912 Wilson bulletin  
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more » ... out Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate--jstor/individuals/early-journal--content. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not--for--profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. WINTER BIRDS IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY. NEW JERSEY. 25 nock; White-throated Sparrow-three along river edge at Pompton Plainn; Marsh Hawk-two near MIorris Canal Feeder in Pompton Plains; Goldfinch-common at Pompton Plains among trees near river and in open fields adjacent; Downy Woodpecker-common at Pequannock; Brown Creeper-one at Pompton Plains; Merganser (drake) on Pompton River at Pompton Plains. This bird is rather uncommon in this locality. Song Sparrow-but one found and this at Pompton Plains in company with White-throats. Sharp-shinned Hawk-one at Pompton Plains. January 6th.-Found a few Herring Gulls silently flying up and down the Passaic River on Newark Meadows this afternoon. There were probably fifteen, although it was difficult to count them, as they would disappear occasionally and return in pairs and trios. January 8th.-Red-headed Woodpecker-one male in Bennett's Swamp. Golden-crowned Kdnglet-two pairs among laurels in northern section of Branch Brook Park. Brown Creeper-a pair in company with the Kinglets in Park. Fox Sparrows-three among laurels in Park. Were very shy and could only get slight glimpses of them as they flew about underneath the cover. January 15tb.-Sparrow Hawk-one found perching at the top of a dead tree in Bennett's Swamp. Red-headed Woodpecker-one found quietly pecking on the bark of a decayed maple in this swamp. Tree Sparrow-common among dead grass and vegetation in this swamp. Golden-crowned Kinglet-four among the white birches in Branch Brook Park; Goldfinch-four flying over playfield inn orthern section. A small flock appeared in Noll's Swamp in late afternoon. White-throated Sparrow-three among the rose brambles near Clark's Pond in Branch Brook Park. January 17th.-While on the Meadows this afternoon the only bird which I found was a Sharp-shinned Hawk. This was located near the Pennsylvania Short Line and was devouring the remains of a domestic rabbit. January 19th.-A Downy Woodpecker was seen about The Haunt all day, especially about an apple tree, on which was nailed several pieces of suet. This bird was very fond of this material, but was only seen on this date. January 22d.-A Red-headed Woodpecker appeared in The Haunt about noon to-day in the orchard and remained for about fifteen minutes. January 23d.-Red-headed Woodpecker-a pair found in Noll's Swamp. Crows-two found in East Orange near old waterworks. Blue Jay-one found with Crows. Song Sparrows-two in open field in East Orange. W-hite-throated Sparrow-six at Watsessing