Date: 10/8/18 5:07 pm From: Louise Wilkens <boatnbirdr...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
This is the park my brother dropped me off without binoculars. Gosh. "Snipe, 10 Pectorals, Pipit, many Savannah Sparrows, Swamps, a single Indigo Bunting (imm) yellow-rumps and blackpoll and Kestrels hunting"
So good to see you today! Let's stay closer!
On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> wrote:
> 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 > > Chris Takacs > Lyndhurst > BCAS > > > 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 >