What a fantastic list and great effort, Harvey !!!
Perhaps, one of these days at a Cape May watering hole, will you do a power point presentation of your own rare bird photos *in live action and discussion amongst the NJ birders *in terms of bird ID, such as very-very potential * if not should be confirmed ID* for stints and little egrets you have found over the years ? I have seen several of those photos of yours. Perhaps, many JBird members may be interested as I am.
Five stars to Bob Dodelson for Top 100 NJ eBird, once again !! Already looking forward to following your list in 2020.
3.5 stars to Jason Denesevich for busting my arse for not taking part on eBird. I simply hate counting birds and looking for birds just for sake of ebird listing, but I am working on it thanks to JD.
Finally, here is YK's end of the year bird ID quiz for bragging rights. Name that bird which is mentioned in the *Yes* song Roundabout. First NJ birder to respond, I will purchase a 2020 Brig pass for the winner.
Happy New Year !!
Yong Kong Camden County
-----Original Message----- From: Harvey Tomlinson Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:39 PM To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ Birds
If I've missed something shoot me an email....
Wanted to get Bragging Rights for New Jersey as we have had a superb Fall Season...I am not posting photos but all the birds listed are review birds here in NJ. The NJRBC is going to be very busy vetting...but almost all the birds were photographed and seen by many...In no particular order: 1 Bohemian Waxwing in Sept. 2 Rufous Hummingbirds at the end of August. Followed by 2 Black-chinned Hummingbirds and another Rufous later in the season. A White-winged Dove at a homeowners feeder.Golden-crowned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow in the Magic Field.One day NJ we had 7 Ash-throated Flycatchers recorded on one day. We hosted 2 Western Flycatchers. One Pacific-Slope ( position note recorded ) and another in Cape May ( DNA collected and we are awaiting results ). Mountain Bluebird ( sadly feathers were found confirming it's passing). 4 Brown Booby sightings along with about 4 Western Kingbirds. A Cassin's Kingbird was photographed for a First State record. Vermillion Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, and Townsend's Warbler from Sandy Hook. Woodstork..which also died and made it's way to the Academy in Pa for research. Brewers Blackbird. A California Gull...the second this year! 2 Barnacle Geese...and just recently a Western Tanager. It's been a Great Fall season even though Hawk numbers were the second worse ever recorded, and only a few good passerine flights. Good Birding and Happy New Year