Date: 3/16/17 6:28 pm From: George Roussey <groussey...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Woodcock - Fox Sparrow
I saw the posts about woodcock that have been reported. Last night at dusk I saw a stocky bird flying over Lincoln Blvd in Middlesex that was flying like a woodcock but I figured how could that be. My friend in Piscataway called me today saying she had two short legged birds with long beaks walking around her driveway and road. She got very close to them (within 10 feet) so when I told her to look up a Woodcock on the internet she confirmed. Thius it seems the storm dumped them at very odd locations. I also had my first ever Fox Sparrow in my yard in Piscataway yesterday feeding on my seed in keeping with everyone elses reports of them. During the storm I had 25 goldfinch fighting over 14 feeded spots and about 60 Juncos.