Date: 11/7/17 3:40 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong's comment on Harvey's recent post seeking Curlew sightings
I was almost certain the Curlew would be found at Brig during the past two
weeks by those who were chasing the Common Greenshank. I was also very
optimistic that Stint and non-breeding plumage Little Egret may also be
discovered through the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect. Reason ? Simple.
Below comment is directly from ABA Blog, Rare Bird Alert, dated November 3,

*The New Jersey Common Greenshank (ABA Code 3) continues to be a highlight
among returning rarities, with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of birders
making their way to Forsyth NWR this week to find it.*

The day I was at Brig looking at that bleached-out looking cousin of
yellowlegs, I heard one of the UK birder saying it was his 700-something on
his ABA Checklist. Then another birder followed-up that it was his 500th.
And no sighting of Curlew by those expert birders and some with out of state
license plates !!!

Now looking back sitting in front of my keyboard, just realized (once
again) how good of birder Harvey is, not only he finds Curlew at Brig, he
peeks so many birder's interest by his postings and his photos. Also, I can
not stop wondering if those hundreds, perhaps thousands of birders have
logged onto JBirds for the Greenshank updates, and the result was zero.

I was with the group that saw the Hudsonian Godwit, and I did not post to
JBirds or eBird. I did not want to clog up the birding hot line on JBirds
with my non-sense writing as some birders have pointed out to me in the

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Karenne Snow
Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Curlew Sandpipers

And thanks to Harvey for posting his sightings, his adventures with birds,
his questions and musings.

I don't use ebird and I won't use facebook so JerseyBirds and the
Burlington county emails are my major sources of bird news locally. My
local patches offer great birding but I travel around the state, too.

Thanks to all who post - regularly or not!


On Nov 7, 2017 4:52 PM, "Harvey Tomlinson" <oddbirdsin...> wrote:

> Hi Jersey Birders,
> I am happy to report that there were at least 2 Curlew Sandpipers ( CUSA )
> reported this year at Brig.
> I received emails from no less than 6 folks reporting CUSA this past May
> I was informed that photos were loaded into eBird but there is no
> confirmation of those birds.
> I also saw some pics of CUSA at Brig that may have hit a face book page,
> maybe whats the deal ?
> eBird confirmations aside( another topic in itself), have we finally
> gotten
> to the point that there are too many social media outlets that don't
> "speak" to one another?
> I know not everyone uses eBird.
> I do not surf all the face book pages
> This is why JerseyBirds still has a big reason to continue.
> We get to hear the story and know about the sighting.
> It's been around for years and everyone who responded to my request reads
> it.
> I believe there are over 750 members and yet only a few daily reports
> This past week there was a Hudsonian Godwit at Brig.
> Because it doesn't "trip" the filters in eBird it didnt show on a daily
> report and no one posted it to JBirds.
> HudWit is an excellent bird that shouldn't go unreported.
> Curlew is even better and yet it took a Post to JBirds to garner this
> info.
> Wow...not sure what to say.
> Maybe I'm the dumb one here.....
> Thanks to all who responded to my request.
> Thanks to all who read JBirds and admit to it!!!!
> Thanks to all who post to JBirds with their sightings. Rare or otherwise
> Good Reporting
> Harvey Tomlinson
> In the Dark, NJ
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