On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:34 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:
> Inspired by Mike B., and David La Puma’s keen observation and prediction
> of 2017 potential Dickcissel invasion into our region, I did my
> fast-n-furious lunch time grassland birding in search of Dickcissel in a
> particular part of Gloucester County.
> What do I mean by that ? Simple, both of these fantastic expert birders
> and leaders of our birding community gave a “shout-out” encouraging all of
> us to document the potential invasion of Dickcissel in NJ by visiting
> grasslands in our own neck of the woods. I am too shy to attend organized
> birding trips but I was super-stoked to be a part of MB and DL’s team on
> this one.
> I bombed on the discovery of Dickcissel within my favorite grassland
> habitat in Gloucester County. Three years running that is. However, as I
> have done in the past, I ended up finding grasshopper sparrows instead. Two
> seen and heard the song as well.
> My grassland birding time was limited to about 20 minutes. I still think
> this area could host breeding Dickcissel. Have to give it another try or
> two soon. GPS location and some photos on my Flickr. Especially the photos
> of grassland habitat in case those who are not familiar with which type of
> grassland habitat they should be seeking out.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/ >
> On other note, below link is very cool site for birders. Get lost in it
> and figure it out how to use it to your advantage in search of new bird
> habitat in your own neck of woods by clicking public and county owned
> lands, etc.
> http://nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/landscape/index.htm >
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
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