Date: 2/22/21 5:40 am From: Fred Vir <avtrader...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] In search of Common Goldeneye, Atlantic City-Ventnor-Margate back bays
The Great Lakes got a late start on surface freeze out and I do not think the most easterly, Lake Ontario, is even now near complete surface freeze out. But ice surface ice did increase in the last 4 weeks so some birds should have come in recently.
This should explain any low numbers of divers earlier in season and a small recent uptick in some species.
tks F virr azzi Nj
On 2/21/2021 10:22 PM, Lisa Potash wrote: > Yong and all, > > I have had good results observing Common Goldeneye at Harvey Cedars Sunset > Park/LBI. Since we have a place in Holgate, I prefer winter birding as the > traffic lights are blinking. This winter visited the park 4x times and come > up with C. Goldeneye each time - today had 2 drakes in the quieter water of > the cove. > > Also present were 2 Horned Grebes - the first I’ve seen at the bay view > park this winter along with a good number of (Greater I believe) Scaup. > > Lisa Potash > Oakland > > On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 9:58 PM Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote: > >> I hosted my annual winter birding trip around the Atlantic >> City-Ventnor-Margate back bays in search of Common Goldeneye. Plus, dream >> birds like Tufted Duck and Red-necked Grebe, why not wish ? And no one >> showed up even though I waived the fees and pre-registration. I usually run >> this trip during the coldest winter weekend morning hours around February >> as >> some of those back bay roads are very narrow. Hoping to avoid traffic. I >> started from Lakes bay in Pleasantville and ended the day at Ventnor >> Jetty. >> >> >> >> With all joking aside, my target bird was Common Goldeneye, my go to >> location has been on the Ventnor back bay where the Lakes bay drains into. >> Today, there was only one, male Common Goldeneye. >> >> >> >> Would like to know if others are finding Common Goldeneye this winter at >> their usual reliable locations. >> >> >> >> It seems Horned grebes are starting to stage in and around Lakesbay in >> Pleasantville. About 20 at least at Lakesbay, then several more in the back >> bays along the Ventnor-Margate back bays. >> >> >> >> Back bays of Atlantic City-Ventnor-Margate are the only place I know where >> I >> can get so close to Scaup flock where Greater or Lesser ID can be achieved >> less painfully. Sad part is I have never seen or run into to birders with >> familiar faces in the back bays of Atlantic City or even in Ventnor. >> >> >> >> Yong Kong >> >> WinDack, Camden Co. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> -- >> This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. >> https://www.avast.com/antivirus >> >> List Guidelines: >> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind2001&L=JERSEYBI&P=R3510&X=O243554BDD889CB4E97 >> List help: <jerseybi-request...> >> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi >> NJ Bird Records Committee: www.njbrc.com >>