Date: 10/8/18 4:45 pm From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
Thank you for writing, Chris Takacs !!!
Your description of *not well documented prior ?* fall migrating Nelson's habitat in north jersey (that is not related to the usual salt marsh Spartina marsh) makes me recall Mike Britt, And actually forces for me to remember MB again for future reference.
Mike Britt has told me of his experience finding Nelson's of his own in the inland grassland habitat as Christopher Takacs did.
Yong Kong Camden County
-----Original Message----- From: Christopher Takacs Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 6:29 PM To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
Today around noon I spotted very briefly one of those orange faced with gray cheek sparrows in New Overpeck Park in Bergen County. I had only the briefest looks. It was feeding in a grass field with standing water in the company of snipe and pectoral sandpipers. Since I've been searching Meadowlands for Nelson's I had that on my mind and thought that at first. Knowing that Overpeck is a LeConte's spot historically, that now crossed my mind. I only spotted the face in profile as it lifted its head in the grass and then flushed, so no other field marks. Both can be found in wet fields so this spot might be worth another look. I spent an hour with no luck refinding it. It was seen making a short weak flight away from the wet field area east towards the large #1 (one) marker along the paved walkway. Weather today was gray, drizzly, foggy so it might stick. The field and surrounding water's edge habitat had Snipe, 10 Pectorals, Pipit, many Savannah Sparrows, Swamps, a single Indigo Bunting (imm) yellow-rumps and blackpoll and Kestrels hunting