Date: 2/6/19 4:16 pm From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock
Thank you Jeanine for chiming in JBirds. I too had woodcock flight over my house last night as I was pulling up onto Mary's driveway. But no way I was going to craw out from under a rock to text or report to JBIrds. Reason ? With the latest fantastic reports of Pacific Loon at Mana. inlet, Razorbills down at Avalon, and about that *west coast* warbler at the poop plant in Trenton, I felt so lame about writing about a woodcock.
Due to inspiration gathered from Jeanine's post, I will share some of my findings at Atlantic County, although bit late to report. Last Sunday, near Sahl's farm in Pomona section of the Galloway Township, about 10 min from the Brig Refuge, I found a sparrow flock of about 40 or more on Odessa Avenue. It was a mix flock mostly consisting of Savanna and field as far as I could tell. They flushed from a field to eastern cedar hedge row. Also several house finches and interesting chip and flight call notes.
Got the scope out then put in back into the truck right away. Reason ? I was pointing the scope directly towards a house. Through of Pat Sutton's comment/advise from many years ago, that is do not point the scope or the bins towards someone's house windows (not her exact words). I drove away thinking there had to be other interesting sparrows or longspurs in that field.
Also stopped by the 141 (?) Liepzig Avenue near the Natural Lands Trust Land property where I found a chipping sparrow flock that I can only estimate over 50 a few weeks ago. Last Sunday they were gone.
Liepzig Avenue, Cologne Avenue and Herschel Street section of the Galloway Township section is my best opportunity to find a Shrike, but no dice.
Also, I am having a terrible luck finding a northern red-tailed hawk, Ipswich sparrow with bling, or the rough-legged hawk in Atlantic County.
There you go. I would not have surfaced if it was not for Jeanine's post.
Yong Kong Camden County
-----Original Message----- From: Jeanine Apgar Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:16 PM To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock
I just had my first displaying Woodcock of the season tonight. It was at 5:50 pm. Early, but a perfect calm evening for them.