Date: 10/6/18 4:52 pm From: jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig (aka Forsythe) Sat Oct 6
Brief report of 1 loop around the refuge this afternoon.
Several species of shorebirds around the highlights were 2 Hudsonian Godwits together just before marker 4 at the start of the dikes.
Several species of ducks mostly in eclipse plumage.
A perched adult Bald Eagle and later a perched Merlin.
A large flock (guestimate 60ish) of DC Cormorants.
About a dozen (males and a few females) Boat-tailed Grackles.
Headsup: the Smithville Village is having some kind of event so traffic was horrible (an hour to go < 4 miles), tomorrow Sun too.
South Brunswick, NJ
> On October 6, 2018 at 4:21 PM Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> wrote: > > > Hello, > Went well! 11 hours and 77 car miles later, Marilyn and I tallied 79 species. > I believe good for a Camden county fall big day. We did ok with migrants. > Could have been a tad better. Harleigh cemetery was super! I might make > this my local go to migrant spot instead of Greenwald. Greenwald is good! > but I am getting tired of the noise in the area. Today was a running race. > Joy. Lake George was starting to get waterfowl back. I wasn't expecting > Coot, but they were there! As was a RN duck. And Mute Swan. We didn't > get to all the areas I wanted. Normal for me. I was running out of energy > and we were running out of light. More waterfowl than I thought. > Including a Common Loon at Cove Rd. in Pennsauken. Picked up > Marsh Wren there also. Less raptors than I thought. No Coopers. But we > did have a Merlin. No Black Vultures either. I am sure the overcast conditions > played a role here. > > I dont know if 100 is possible in the fall. At least for me. We missed some birds > that we just didnt hit the areas for. I don't race around anymore...... And less > daylight in the fall. Birds not singing..... > > Lots of Monarchs flying today! Surprised me with the weather conditions. > Cold and overcast. Well 70 degrees. > > We ended at that Winslow wma field. Great area! But really overcast by then and > I wimped out on more walking. No Savannah Sparrow for us. > > I am going to email myself the trip list from the app. If anyone wants to see a full > list of species and areas, just email me and I can forward that list. > > Good birding all. > > Sandra Keller > > Sent from my iPad mini > > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> > List help: <jerseybi-request...> > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi