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4/27/17 6:09 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Little Egret - directions
4/27/17 5:58 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Little Egret - last time correction
4/27/17 5:54 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Little Egret info
4/27/17 5:48 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Some food for thought on the LIEG at H’ville (Long Post)
4/27/17 5:24 pm Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> [JERSEYBI] Migrants today
4/27/17 4:35 pm Vince Capp <vcapp...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Harvey Tomlison and the Little Egret
4/27/17 4:25 pm vincent N <vfn7...> [JERSEYBI] Harvey Tomlison and the Little Egret
4/27/17 3:11 pm Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Apr 27, 2017
4/27/17 3:00 pm Tom Brown <tshrike19...> [JERSEYBI] Half day Friday's at sandy hook
4/27/17 1:45 pm Susie R. <njt456...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
4/27/17 1:35 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Junco!!
4/27/17 1:31 pm Mike Pasquarello <mike.pasquarello...> Re: [JERSEYBI] LITTLE EGRET - HEISLERVILLE WMA, CUMBERLAND CO.
4/27/17 12:01 pm John J. Collins <jjcbird...> [JERSEYBI] FOY birds at Hyper Humus
4/27/17 11:10 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
4/27/17 10:29 am Patrick Devlin <patrickdevlin21...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
4/27/17 10:21 am Meg Harmsen <000003d4354b962c-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
4/27/17 10:17 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
4/27/17 10:03 am Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Red-headed Woodpecker
4/27/17 9:10 am Patrick Devlin <patrickdevlin21...> [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
4/27/17 9:05 am John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...> [JERSEYBI] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
4/27/17 8:59 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows: singing in Bergen County
4/27/17 8:24 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/27/17 7:21 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] LITTLE EGRET - HEISLERVILLE WMA, CUMBERLAND CO.
4/27/17 6:21 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] LITTLE EGRET - HEISLERVILLE WMA, CUMBERLAND CO.
4/27/17 5:07 am Diane C Louie <dclouie...> [JERSEYBI] Methane flame injuries
4/26/17 6:57 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig Pipits
4/26/17 2:22 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Brigantine - White Ibis,and lots of shorebirds
4/26/17 1:09 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] New Brooklyn park - Camden - very birdy
4/26/17 8:56 am <CelticCail...> <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
4/26/17 7:03 am Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
4/26/17 6:19 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] White Ibis, Atlantic County
4/26/17 4:39 am Diane C Louie <dclouie...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
4/25/17 4:37 pm <CelticCail...> <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
4/25/17 4:31 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Female Ruff reported at Heislerville today
4/25/17 3:12 pm Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
4/25/17 2:08 pm John J. Collins <jjcbird...> [JERSEYBI] First Chimney Swifts and Gray Catbird
4/24/17 5:17 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of shorebirds
4/24/17 3:41 pm Rollin Deas <deas.rollin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/24/17 3:38 pm Vince Capp <00000326c7e06828-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of shorebirds
4/24/17 3:04 pm Robert DeCandido <rdcny...> [JERSEYBI] Black Rail
4/24/17 2:44 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] On shorebirds and Heislerville
4/24/17 1:54 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of shorebirds
4/24/17 12:40 pm Diane C Louie <dclouie...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/24/17 11:56 am Mark Kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/24/17 11:18 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/24/17 10:40 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/24/17 10:10 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats yes
4/24/17 10:06 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/24/17 8:02 am James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Res. 4/23
4/24/17 7:24 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/24/17 5:15 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] White-throats
4/24/17 4:37 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
4/23/17 8:23 pm colleen snow <c.snow357...> Re: [JERSEYBI] RFI - Sandy Hook Birding Walks
4/23/17 8:12 pm Diane C Louie <dclouie...> Re: [JERSEYBI] RFI - Sandy Hook Birding Walks
4/23/17 7:34 pm colleen snow <c.snow357...> [JERSEYBI] RFI - Sandy Hook Birding Walks
4/23/17 6:07 pm Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> [JERSEYBI] Chimney Swifts
4/23/17 5:36 pm Steve Byland <stevebylandnaturephotography...> [JERSEYBI] Red-breasted Nuthatch (Photos)
4/22/17 5:54 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Camden - shorebirds and terns
4/22/17 3:12 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig today
4/22/17 11:04 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Camden - local notes - shorebirds, breeders
4/21/17 8:42 pm Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> [JERSEYBI] More Common Ravens
4/21/17 3:38 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] 2nd Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count 5-6-17 - Birders needed!
4/21/17 2:49 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig Dogleg Sandpiper today
4/21/17 11:19 am Heather Martz <martzfam5...> [JERSEYBI] Common Raven Nest with Young
4/21/17 6:38 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Pete Dunne on BirdCallsRadio
4/20/17 12:40 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] World Series of Birding registration closing tomorrow!
4/20/17 12:36 pm David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...> [JERSEYBI] Hawk Rise 200
4/20/17 12:30 pm Patricia Rossi <circus_cyaneus...> [JERSEYBI] Gloucester County Bird Quest May 6
4/20/17 12:21 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Lawn-butterflies-shorebirds all in the mix bag
4/19/17 8:47 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrival 4-19-17
4/19/17 4:04 pm Raymond M. Soff Jr. <clarksnutcracker...> [JERSEYBI] European Goldfinch, Friday April 14, 2017 - Sunday April 16, 2017
4/19/17 3:48 pm Glenn Mahler <glennmahler...> [JERSEYBI]
4/19/17 3:12 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Migration today - camden - palms
4/19/17 1:13 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Flicker excavating an ant hill (photo)
4/18/17 7:49 pm Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...> Re: [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
4/18/17 7:04 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Correction on Yong Comment - Camden County - Yellow-throated Warbler
4/18/17 5:20 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Camden County - Yellow-throated Warbler
4/18/17 4:11 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Camden County - new arrivals for me - BH Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler
4/18/17 8:20 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Belated report- Anhinga, Monmouth County
4/18/17 7:01 am Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...> Re: [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
4/18/17 6:50 am Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...> Re: [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
4/18/17 4:30 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] Yard, this morning
4/18/17 3:42 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] radar thoughts
4/18/17 12:25 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar thoughts
4/17/17 7:20 pm Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...> [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
4/17/17 6:19 pm Rabbi Ilene Schneider <marltonbirder...> Re: [JERSEYBI] iBird PRO
4/17/17 3:35 pm Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> [JERSEYBI] iBird PRO
4/17/17 7:54 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle on BirdCallsRadio
4/17/17 7:38 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] White Ibis, Cape May County
4/17/17 5:14 am J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] MEETING TONIGHT
4/17/17 4:49 am Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...> Re: [JERSEYBI] shorebirds - Cumberland
4/16/17 4:49 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Wharton State Forest - Camden County - FOS Common Yellothroats
4/16/17 2:41 pm Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...> [JERSEYBI] House Wren
4/16/17 2:37 pm Mark Kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...> Re: [JERSEYBI] FOY House Wren
4/16/17 2:11 pm Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] FOY House Wren
4/16/17 1:45 pm Roger Bynum <hawkstone5...> [JERSEYBI] FOS Ovenbird
4/16/17 10:57 am nancy arbitblit <gardenlady823...> [JERSEYBI]
4/16/17 9:49 am L Larson <llarson2...> [JERSEYBI] IT Services restored
4/16/17 9:17 am <cwsg1...> <cwsg1...> [JERSEYBI] FOY B&W warbler
4/16/17 9:10 am ALAN MART <a.mart67...> [JERSEYBI] All Things Birds: Hidden Waters of Hunterdon 15-Apr
4/16/17 8:44 am L Larson <llarson2...> [JERSEYBI] Princeton IT problems, Sunday April 16
4/15/17 4:46 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] shorebirds - Cumberland
4/14/17 6:09 pm Robert DeCandido PhD <rdcny...> [JERSEYBI] Warbler Migration - Summit, NJ - May 1878
4/14/17 1:17 pm Bill Boyle <njsawwhet...> [JERSEYBI] Spring Meeting of the NJ Bird Records Committee
4/14/17 1:15 pm Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> [JERSEYBI] Juncos
4/14/17 12:49 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland County shorebirds
4/14/17 11:57 am Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...> [JERSEYBI] Help re iPhone bird calls
4/14/17 11:40 am Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...> [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Meeting
4/13/17 5:17 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] 2017 Black Rail Survey - New Jersey Audubon
4/13/17 10:18 am Paul Guris <paulagics.com...> [JERSEYBI] Overnight Cape May Pelagic on Sat, May 20 - Sun, May 21
4/13/17 9:52 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Recent Cape May notes: Eur. Whimbrel, Swallow-tailed Kite, arrivals
4/13/17 7:40 am Susie R. <njt456...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Last of season juncos
4/13/17 7:03 am Diane C Louie <dclouie...> [JERSEYBI] Last of season juncos
4/13/17 6:32 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Return of the Raven to NJ (eBird artcle)
4/13/17 5:57 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Last-of-season Juncos?
4/12/17 11:10 am Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Brown Thrashers
4/12/17 10:34 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] "Eurasian" Whimbrel, Cape May County
4/12/17 10:30 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Magnificent Frigatebird, Burlington County
4/11/17 1:15 pm Fred Weber <fuagtics57...> [JERSEYBI] Yellow-throated Warbler
4/11/17 1:12 pm Fred Weber <fuagtics57...> [JERSEYBI] Yellow-Throated Warbler
4/11/17 11:54 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] wharton state forest exploring - Camden
4/11/17 7:04 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Brown Booby, Cape May Pt.
4/10/17 12:18 pm Heather Martz <martzfam5...> [JERSEYBI] Another Common Raven Nest
4/10/17 11:28 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Piscataway white Red-tailed Hawk!
4/10/17 11:12 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] 25 Black Vultures on the ground
4/10/17 8:13 am JONATHAN READER <jwreader...> [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp Barred Owl
4/10/17 7:18 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] The joys of "bird guiding"
4/9/17 4:26 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Reservoir
4/9/17 4:03 pm Brian Kushner <bkushner2...> [JERSEYBI] Mute Swans
4/9/17 9:23 am Stuart and Wendy Malmid <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Monmouth County Audubon Meeting April 12
4/8/17 2:00 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Negative Report. Ruff-less day at Pedricktown Marsh, Salem County
4/8/17 9:33 am Raymond M. Soff Jr. <clarksnutcracker...> [JERSEYBI] European Goldfinch
4/8/17 8:13 am Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [JERSEYBI] Common Nighthawks
4/8/17 7:44 am Christina P. Riehl <criehl...> [JERSEYBI] Princeton Rusty Blackbirds, 4/8
4/8/17 6:46 am nancy arbitblit <gardenlady823...> [JERSEYBI] Indigo Bunting
4/7/17 5:05 pm Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> [JERSEYBI] Bald Eagle sighting
4/7/17 6:35 am Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Grebe
4/7/17 6:30 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Grebe
4/6/17 1:51 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] camden notes - migrants, common loon, lesser yellowlegs
4/5/17 5:23 pm Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Major Blue-gray Gnatcatcher movement, Cape May
4/5/17 5:21 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Interesting heron photo...
4/5/17 11:59 am Louise Wilkens <boatnbirdr...> [JERSEYBI] Pine Warbler and waterfowl at Duke Farms
4/5/17 9:24 am Susan Garretsonfriedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...> [JERSEYBI] FOS Pine Warbler at the SHWS Feeders today
4/5/17 4:10 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] Brown Creeper
4/4/17 8:32 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
4/4/17 5:48 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - new foy birds, Ruddy Ducks, and a Purple Finch
4/4/17 5:17 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] camden county habitat notes
4/4/17 11:08 am Tom Johnson <tbj4...> [JERSEYBI] Common Ravens nesting in Cape May County
4/4/17 8:07 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Interesting Great Blue Heron pose...
4/4/17 7:28 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows....
4/4/17 7:18 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Juncos are gone
4/4/17 6:01 am STEVE MATTAN <stevemattan...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Juncos are gone
4/4/17 5:37 am Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Juncos are gone
4/3/17 7:13 pm JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Great day in Ocean City!
4/3/17 4:54 pm Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] Killdeer on April 3
4/3/17 4:48 pm Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic
4/3/17 3:45 pm John J. Collins <jjcbird...> [JERSEYBI] Little and Iceland Gulls at Spruce Run Reservoir
4/3/17 3:03 pm Susie R. <njt456...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Chipping Sparrow
4/3/17 2:35 pm Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] Chipping Sparrow
4/3/17 2:11 pm Joan Labun <joan2bird...> [JERSEYBI] Chipping sparrow Whiting
4/3/17 1:03 pm David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...> [JERSEYBI] Watchung Reservation
4/3/17 5:22 am Ken Walsh <woodsretreat...> Re: [JERSEYBI] TUFTED DUCK Cape May Cty Sat 4/1 - 2 LITTLE GULLS and ICELAND GULL Hunterdon Cty Sunday 4/2
4/2/17 8:33 pm Ken Walsh <woodsretreat...> [JERSEYBI] TUFTED DUCK Cape May Cty Sat 4/1 - 2 LITTLE GULLS and ICELAND GULL Hunterdon Cty Sunday 4/2
4/2/17 12:52 pm Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> [JERSEYBI] Belle Plain today - good
4/2/17 12:42 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Little Egret April Fool's
4/2/17 4:08 am Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Little Egret April Fool's
4/1/17 1:57 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] April Fools’ Day Birding- Cumberland County salt marsh and to Brig Refuge
4/1/17 11:16 am Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] 2nd Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count 5-6-17 ( Birders Needed! )
4/1/17 8:19 am Dr. Mark Kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...> [JERSEYBI] North shore/coast birds around Asbury Park
4/1/17 7:43 am John J. Collins <jjcbird...> [JERSEYBI] FOY N Rough-Wing Swallow and Palm Warbler
3/31/17 9:37 am Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...> Re: [JERSEYBI] JFK Parkway Great Blue Heron Rookery
3/31/17 9:28 am David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...> [JERSEYBI] JFK Parkway Great Blue Heron Rookery
3/30/17 2:31 pm Denise Bittle <djbittle...> [JERSEYBI] White-winged Crossbills at Smithville Park in Mt. Holly 3/30
3/30/17 11:00 am jeanine apgar <jga-2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Fox sparrows: gone
3/30/17 10:53 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] In and around Princeton
3/30/17 9:59 am jeanine apgar <jga-2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Fox sparrows: gone
3/29/17 7:03 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Mar 29, 2017
3/29/17 2:02 pm Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...> [JERSEYBI] Re; Columbia lake, Delaware lake Warren County
3/29/17 2:00 pm Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...> [JERSEYBI] Columbia Lake, Delaware Lake, Warren County
3/29/17 11:19 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Mar 29, 2017
3/29/17 10:10 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Hopkins Pond - Camden County
3/29/17 4:08 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Fox sparrows: gone
3/28/17 5:51 pm ltgangi <ltgangi...> [JERSEYBI] April 6th Southern Ocean Birding group monthly meeting - BLUEBIRDS!
3/28/17 5:11 pm Tom Bailey <ammodramus...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swan continues: Princeton/West Windsor: Millstone impoundment
3/28/17 4:35 pm Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> [JERSEYBI] Backyard birds are getting tame.
3/28/17 2:01 pm Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> [JERSEYBI] NJ Meadowlands RTHA burned by methane flare
3/28/17 1:40 pm Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...> [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swan continues: Princeton/West Windsor: Millstone impoundment
3/28/17 9:18 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp this morning
3/28/17 5:04 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> [JERSEYBI] Song Sparrows in Haddonfield
 
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Date: 4/27/17 6:09 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Little Egret - directions
It's Matt's Landing, Leesburg, NJ For the map apps. At least that works in
the Apple map app.

Come down 55 to 47. Not 347! I actually don't know the road names! I just
know where I turn! From the map app again, turn right onto Mackays Lane.
At the stop sign turn left onto Main St. Follow around. Matt's Landing has
a sign. You turn right. And then just drive til you see the impoundments.
The north is on you right. The main or shorebird pool is on your left.
Please park in the designated areas. Plugging into a map app is probably
the best bet for those who don't know the area. If no map app, then print
a map out at home tonight. The roads can be a tad confusing.

Good luck!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/27/17 5:58 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Little Egret - last time correction
Should have been around 6:00pm. I started my ebird list at 6:10. And it never
reappeared....

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/27/17 5:54 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Little Egret info
I am hoping it sticks tonight! I missed by 2 minutes..... Sigh..... I love that 295, 42,
676 corridor.....

Last seen a bit before 5:00 or so as it flew eastwards and across the road south.
Hopefully going to roost somewhere!

Little Egret is a review species in the state, so PLEASE send in your reports!
Thank you. I would have, but haven't seen. Yet!

It was neat seeing all the Snowys fly into that north pool area toward dusk.
Obviously a roosting area! I never knew that for here. So not all lost!

Good chasing all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/27/17 5:48 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Some food for thought on the LIEG at H’ville (Long Post)
First of all, five stars to Cameron Cox for finding that LIEG and getting the word out !! WOW is all I can say.

Harvey T. was the who rang my bell on the mystery of LIEG in NJ. Thank you again Harvey !! Not to be a Monday morning Q’back, I had full confidence that LIEG would be found in NJ this spring and be seen by other birders.

My long anticipation from prior years and today’s excitement of seeing the LIEG this afternoon quickly evaporated to dust as soon as I hit the Route 55 to head home from H’ville impoundment. Why ?

I would like to see an experienced bird bander to capture that LIEG tonight, and tape those two plumes with white scotch tape behind its head (just like someone who likes to scotch tape his ties so it does not blow around his neck and head), and release it tonight to see if I can refind the same egret tomorrow. Purpose would be to test myself if I am capable of finding a LIEG on my own and the bird without its pony tail.

If the above can be possible, the clear scotch taped-up LIEG may resemble the same egret Harvey T. also find at the same location or close vicinity within the H’ville impoundment. The most interesting comment on the CMBO text alert about the LIEG was who commented that * the Delaware LIEGs are not always evident with the nice phioloplumes as the H’ville LIEG*.

For those who are chasing the LIEG tomorrow or anyone who may be interested, I posted some photos of LIEG on my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/my

Yong Kong
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Date: 4/27/17 5:24 pm
From: Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Migrants today
My day started a little before dawn in the Meadowlands, listening to the chorus. It was great to hear more than a few Yellow, Yellow-rumped warblers and Common yellowthroats. The former two eventually flitted into view as it finally got light. There was a Yellowthroat singing about 50 yards away for the two hours we surveyed. Never saw it! The Red-wing and Grackle flocks seem to have dispersed. On the annoying side, two different Mockingbirds also sang for the whole two hours and almost completely drowned out the quieter birdsong - and also faked me out on a couple of IDs.

Swung by the house to change and make myself presentable for the office and was really happy to see a gorgeous male Rose-breasted grosbeak at the feeder. One of my favorite birds. It seems the grosbeaks hit a lot of feeders today.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/98494447@N06/34179870811

Other yard birds included several White-throated sparrows and a lingering junco. While we all seem to think it's late as many have left, the e-Bird bar charts show them around Middlesex County for another week or so. There was also a Yellow-rump singing back in the woods. Sure, they are around all year. And on some May mornings they seem to be 99.9% of the warblers in the trees. But, if you can get a view of the male that's more than that striped white breast, they are really beautiful.

I love spring. Good birding!

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Date: 4/27/17 4:35 pm
From: Vince Capp <vcapp...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Harvey Tomlison and the Little Egret
Excellent point, Vincent!

Vince Capp
Bayonet Point, FL

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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Harvey Tomlison and the Little Egret

I want to thank whoever found the Lttle Egret at Heislerville WMA but I
especially want to thank HarveyTomlinson for keeping this bird forever in my
mind whenever I saw a small white egret. Over many years I have chased
Harvey's finds and what that effort did was kindle the desire and curiosity
in me to seek rare birds. Finding rare birds by yourself is hard work. It
helps tremendously when you build a list of likely rarities to actually find
one. It is like looking at thousands of Dunlins and always wondering where
the Curlew Sandpiper is. So Harvey please do not stop. Is a Stint next?

Vincent Nichnadowicz: Princeton Junction


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Date: 4/27/17 4:25 pm
From: vincent N <vfn7...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Harvey Tomlison and the Little Egret
I want to thank whoever found the Lttle Egret at Heislerville WMA but I especially want to thank HarveyTomlinson for keeping this bird forever in my mind whenever I saw a small white egret. Over many years I have chased Harvey's finds and what that effort did was kindle the desire and curiosity in me to seek rare birds. Finding rare birds by yourself is hard work. It helps tremendously when you build a list of likely rarities to actually find one. It is like looking at thousands of Dunlins and always wondering where the Curlew Sandpiper is. So Harvey please do not stop. Is a Stint next?

Vincent Nichnadowicz: Princeton Junction


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Date: 4/27/17 3:11 pm
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Apr 27, 2017
Hi There has been so many bad days in April but finally a day worth
reporting. Hope tomorrow will continue the migration.
Bill


Garret Mountain Reservation (Park)
Apr 27, 2017
6:15 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments:

9 Canada Goose
1 American Black Duck
12 Mallard
3 Wild Turkey
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
2 Red-tailed Hawk -- People sitting in deck chairs watching the nest all
morning without worry of the birds not coming back to feed and brood the
chicks.
2 Killdeer
3 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
16 Mourning Dove
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
3 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Eastern Phoebe
12 Blue-headed Vireo
3 Warbling Vireo
20 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3 Tree Swallow
6 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
10 House Wren
3 Carolina Wren
8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Veery
5 Hermit Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
28 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
3 Northern Mockingbird
12 European Starling
3 Ovenbird
6 Northern Waterthrush -- All over singing
1 Blue-winged Warbler
10 Black-and-white Warbler
3 Yellow Warbler
9 Palm Warbler
3 Pine Warbler
40 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Prairie Warbler
7 Black-throated Green Warbler -- All singing
30 Chipping Sparrow
2 Field Sparrow
6 White-throated Sparrow
12 Savannah Sparrow -- Some singing very unusual
1 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
8 Northern Cardinal
30 Red-winged Blackbird
8 Common Grackle
14 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Finch
6 Purple Finch
10 American Goldfinch
16 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 64


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Date: 4/27/17 3:00 pm
From: Tom Brown <tshrike19...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Half day Friday's at sandy hook
Hi All,

For those of you on the list planning to come for the half day Friday's
walk at Sandy Hook, please meet at lot L at 8:30, just after the turnoff
for Atlsntic drive.

Cheers,

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Date: 4/27/17 1:45 pm
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
I have one male on the feeder up here in Hunterdon County.

Susie R.

On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:05 PM, John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <
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> Three male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visited our feeders in Middletown
> today. We make sure there are safflower seeds available this time of
> year. Females usually come about a week later.
>
>
> Meanwhile White-throated Sparrows are still here, doing their alternate
> songs, while Chipping Sparrows have taken up residence.
>
> Linda Stehlik
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Date: 4/27/17 1:35 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Junco!!
Took a glance out the living room window earlier today and saw a Junco
gobbling up sunflower seed pieces on the lawn!!

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/27/17 1:31 pm
From: Mike Pasquarello <mike.pasquarello...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] LITTLE EGRET - HEISLERVILLE WMA, CUMBERLAND CO.
Hi All,

4:15pm Update: LIEG seen most of the afternoon and currently in view, north
end of North Pool. Bring scope and bug repellent!

Michael
Cape May Point



On Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 10:20 AM David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
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> Harvey Tomlinson reports the LITTLE EGRET is back in the NE pool at
> Heislerville WMA.
>
> ________________________
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>
> Cameron Cox found a full alternate LITTLE EGRET at the Heislerville
> main pool, Cumberland County. The bird is currently not in view, but most
> likely still in the vicinity.
>
> Way to go Cameron!
>
> Good Luck for those who chase!
>
> Original Telegram app transcript below:
>
> Cameron Cox, [Apr 27, 2017, 7:27 AM]:
> There is a full alternate, fully plumed Little Egret at Heislerville
> main pool. This ain't a joke. This is the real freakin deal
>
> Cameron Cox, [Apr 27, 2017, 7:30 AM]:
> Little Egret just flew to the NE corner of the north pool
>
> LE has disappeared. May be hiding in the frag
>
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Date: 4/27/17 12:01 pm
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY birds at Hyper Humus
Yesterday, Wednesday, Apr. 26, I went to the Paulinskill River WMA - Hyper
Humus IBA in Sussex County and had a number of first-of-the-year birds
including a surprise ORCHARD ORIOLE (an adult male) singing, numerous YELLOW
WARBLERS, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER (alas, only heard calling across one of
the lakes), AMERICAN BITTERN (a great fly-by), SORA (1 seen and 2 others
heard), VIRGINIA RAIL, (2 seen and 2 others heard). What a great place this
is. Too bad the weather wasn't so great. We also saw 3 WILSON'S SNIPE, a
COMMON RAVEN, 3 GRAY CATBIRDS, and many SWAMP SPARROWS which are really
common here.


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Raritan, NJ
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Date: 4/27/17 11:10 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
Interesting. That's almost exactly the same spot where I saw "my"
Red-headed Woodpecker on December 7!!

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Patrick Devlin <patrickdevlin21...>
wrote:

> Bernie,
>
> I saw this guy across from grove 1. Describing the location more
> precisely:
>
> Start at the first parking lot you can get to from Highland Park (the one
> next to the softball fields and that first little pond thing). Then walk
> on the side of the park closer to the river for like 20 feet (or less) away
> from Highland Park. I saw him in a tree just hanging out for a while, and
> he was extremely cooporative with me while I fumbled with my cell phone and
> binoculars to get a less-than-professional photo. I likely wouldn't have
> noticed except that I stopped to watch a flicker who was really
> aggressively chasing a starling away from his nest. Then I saw this guy in
> the next tree over (I was struck by how vibrant he was of course).
>
> He would have been visible from that first pond adjacent to the parking
> lot, and he was maybe 15 or 25 feet away from there.
>
> I saw him at about 11:30.
>
> Pat
> New Brunswick
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
>> I saw a Red-headed Woodpecker in Johnson Park on December 7. I wouldn't
>> have noticed it if it hadn't been very vocal. Only time I've seen one
>> there in five years of birding that spot. Exactly where was your bird?
>>
>> I also heard one off-and-on for about two weeks in late September in the
>> Rutgers preserve right behind where I live. I assume it was a migrant since
>> it stopped calling.
>>
>> I used to see a pair off-and-on at the Kaplan Companies property that
>> borders the Rutgers preserve. Kind of a nice park-like setting that was the
>> old Johnson&Johnson estate, complete with a "castle". But they took down
>> all the trees there last fall and are in the process of building a 196-unit
>> apartment complex. Haven't seen those woodpeckers since that project
>> started.
>>
>> Bernie Sloan
>> Highland Park
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Patrick Devlin <
>> <patrickdevlin21...> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> I just saw a red-headed woodpecker today in Johnson park (Piscataway,
>>> Middlesex county). I'd never seen one in NJ before, and I was wondering
>>> about that.
>>>
>>> I see somewhat different information on different websites about this,
>>> and
>>> I was curious to hear from folks in central NJ about any spots these guys
>>> tend to hang around.
>>>
>>> (Mugshot of today's bird https://goo.gl/photos/bJA6WFhFhTFTr7XbA )
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Pat
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>


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Date: 4/27/17 10:29 am
From: Patrick Devlin <patrickdevlin21...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
Bernie,

I saw this guy across from grove 1. Describing the location more precisely:

Start at the first parking lot you can get to from Highland Park (the one
next to the softball fields and that first little pond thing). Then walk
on the side of the park closer to the river for like 20 feet (or less) away
from Highland Park. I saw him in a tree just hanging out for a while, and
he was extremely cooporative with me while I fumbled with my cell phone and
binoculars to get a less-than-professional photo. I likely wouldn't have
noticed except that I stopped to watch a flicker who was really
aggressively chasing a starling away from his nest. Then I saw this guy in
the next tree over (I was struck by how vibrant he was of course).

He would have been visible from that first pond adjacent to the parking
lot, and he was maybe 15 or 25 feet away from there.

I saw him at about 11:30.

Pat
New Brunswick


On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:

> I saw a Red-headed Woodpecker in Johnson Park on December 7. I wouldn't
> have noticed it if it hadn't been very vocal. Only time I've seen one
> there in five years of birding that spot. Exactly where was your bird?
>
> I also heard one off-and-on for about two weeks in late September in the
> Rutgers preserve right behind where I live. I assume it was a migrant since
> it stopped calling.
>
> I used to see a pair off-and-on at the Kaplan Companies property that
> borders the Rutgers preserve. Kind of a nice park-like setting that was the
> old Johnson&Johnson estate, complete with a "castle". But they took down
> all the trees there last fall and are in the process of building a 196-unit
> apartment complex. Haven't seen those woodpeckers since that project
> started.
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Patrick Devlin <
> <patrickdevlin21...> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I just saw a red-headed woodpecker today in Johnson park (Piscataway,
>> Middlesex county). I'd never seen one in NJ before, and I was wondering
>> about that.
>>
>> I see somewhat different information on different websites about this, and
>> I was curious to hear from folks in central NJ about any spots these guys
>> tend to hang around.
>>
>> (Mugshot of today's bird https://goo.gl/photos/bJA6WFhFhTFTr7XbA )
>>
>> Best,
>> Pat
>>
>>
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Date: 4/27/17 10:21 am
From: Meg Harmsen <000003d4354b962c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
Pat,

We saw juvenile Red-headed Woodpeckers at Glenhurst Meadows this past fall. Their heads were black, not red yet, so it tempered the thrill a bit.

Meg Harmsen
Hillsborough

> On Apr 27, 2017, at 12:10 PM, Patrick Devlin <patrickdevlin21...> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I just saw a red-headed woodpecker today in Johnson park (Piscataway,
> Middlesex county). I'd never seen one in NJ before, and I was wondering
> about that.
>
> I see somewhat different information on different websites about this, and
> I was curious to hear from folks in central NJ about any spots these guys
> tend to hang around.
>
> (Mugshot of today's bird https://goo.gl/photos/bJA6WFhFhTFTr7XbA )
>
> Best,
> Pat
>
>
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Date: 4/27/17 10:17 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
I saw a Red-headed Woodpecker in Johnson Park on December 7. I wouldn't
have noticed it if it hadn't been very vocal. Only time I've seen one
there in five years of birding that spot. Exactly where was your bird?

I also heard one off-and-on for about two weeks in late September in the
Rutgers preserve right behind where I live. I assume it was a migrant since
it stopped calling.

I used to see a pair off-and-on at the Kaplan Companies property that
borders the Rutgers preserve. Kind of a nice park-like setting that was the
old Johnson&Johnson estate, complete with a "castle". But they took down
all the trees there last fall and are in the process of building a 196-unit
apartment complex. Haven't seen those woodpeckers since that project
started.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Patrick Devlin <patrickdevlin21...>
wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I just saw a red-headed woodpecker today in Johnson park (Piscataway,
> Middlesex county). I'd never seen one in NJ before, and I was wondering
> about that.
>
> I see somewhat different information on different websites about this, and
> I was curious to hear from folks in central NJ about any spots these guys
> tend to hang around.
>
> (Mugshot of today's bird https://goo.gl/photos/bJA6WFhFhTFTr7XbA )
>
> Best,
> Pat
>
>
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Date: 4/27/17 10:03 am
From: Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed Woodpecker
Patrick,

I spotted one last spring, nesting in Colonial Park, Millstone (Howe Nature Trail). Also, seen them at Merrill Creek.

Jim

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Date: 4/27/17 9:10 am
From: Patrick Devlin <patrickdevlin21...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed woodpecker question
Hello all,

I just saw a red-headed woodpecker today in Johnson park (Piscataway,
Middlesex county). I'd never seen one in NJ before, and I was wondering
about that.

I see somewhat different information on different websites about this, and
I was curious to hear from folks in central NJ about any spots these guys
tend to hang around.

(Mugshot of today's bird https://goo.gl/photos/bJA6WFhFhTFTr7XbA )

Best,
Pat


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Date: 4/27/17 9:05 am
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
Three male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visited our feeders in Middletown today. We make sure there are safflower seeds available this time of year. Females usually come about a week later.


Meanwhile White-throated Sparrows are still here, doing their alternate songs, while Chipping Sparrows have taken up residence.

Linda Stehlik


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Date: 4/27/17 8:59 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows: singing in Bergen County
Jerseybirders,

I'm just back from a birding holiday and put an ear outside my door for the first time since before 4/14. I heard White-throated Sparrows singing in my back yard this morning. Nice mid-Spring overlap with the wave of warblers and thrushes that arrived at Garret Mountain this morning.

So it begins up north. Not quite as exciting as a confirmed Little Egret, but it's nice to know Nature continues as it has for thousands of years.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly


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Date: 4/27/17 8:24 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
Still here! Just heard one sing...
Karen, highland park



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-------- Original message --------
From: Rollin Deas <deas.rollin...>
Date: 4/24/17 6:41 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown

I heard singing white-throated sparrows today in my yard in Verona as well as in the Cedar Grove section of the bike trail that runs from Verona into Little Falls.

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 24, 2017, at 10:23 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> I didn't hear any White-throateds yesterday until the afternoon. Assumed
> they were gone. Then one started singing in late afternoon, and showed up
> in my yard. I'll definitely be listening today.
>
> My last Junco was April 21st...
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
>> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>>
>> One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
>> of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
>> ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
>> white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
>> completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
>> listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the last
>> of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks ago.
>>
>> Susan Treesh
>>
>> Somerset
>>
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <<http://>www.njbrc.com/index.php/repor
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Date: 4/27/17 7:21 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] LITTLE EGRET - HEISLERVILLE WMA, CUMBERLAND CO.
Harvey Tomlinson reports the LITTLE EGRET is back in the NE pool at Heislerville WMA.

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On 4/27/17, 9:21 AM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of David Lapuma" <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <david.lapuma...> wrote:

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Cameron Cox found a full alternate LITTLE EGRET at the Heislerville main pool, Cumberland County. The bird is currently not in view, but most likely still in the vicinity.

Way to go Cameron!

Good Luck for those who chase!

Original Telegram app transcript below:

Cameron Cox, [Apr 27, 2017, 7:27 AM]:
There is a full alternate, fully plumed Little Egret at Heislerville main pool. This ain't a joke. This is the real freakin deal

Cameron Cox, [Apr 27, 2017, 7:30 AM]:
Little Egret just flew to the NE corner of the north pool

LE has disappeared. May be hiding in the frag

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Date: 4/27/17 6:21 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] LITTLE EGRET - HEISLERVILLE WMA, CUMBERLAND CO.
Cameron Cox found a full alternate LITTLE EGRET at the Heislerville main pool, Cumberland County. The bird is currently not in view, but most likely still in the vicinity.

Way to go Cameron!

Good Luck for those who chase!

Original Telegram app transcript below:

Cameron Cox, [Apr 27, 2017, 7:27 AM]:
There is a full alternate, fully plumed Little Egret at Heislerville main pool. This ain't a joke. This is the real freakin deal

Cameron Cox, [Apr 27, 2017, 7:30 AM]:
Little Egret just flew to the NE corner of the north pool

LE has disappeared. May be hiding in the frag

________________________
David A. La Puma, PhD
Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
New Jersey Audubon
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
p: 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
c: 732.447.4894
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Date: 4/27/17 5:07 am
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Methane flame injuries
In today’s New York Times. Thanks to Chris for having highlighted the issue recently in JB.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/nyregion/invisible-bird-killer-lurks-in-revitalized-new-jersey-meadowlands.html?_r=0 <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/nyregion/invisible-bird-killer-lurks-in-revitalized-new-jersey-meadowlands.html?_r=0>


Diane Louie, Madison





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Date: 4/26/17 6:57 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig Pipits
I am too lazy to check ebird again but I recall Sam G. reporting 2 pipits at
Brig a few days or even a week before I was lucky enough find them on my
own.

As Harvey may agree, and not sure if Sam had the same experience since he
saw and reported them prior, I was so blown out by the yellowish plumage of
the birds. The photos did not do justice.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Harvey Tomlinson
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:22 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brigantine - White Ibis,and lots of shorebirds

Hi Jersey Birders,
I have emptied my "Luck Cup" for birds this season so I'm out for
butterfly's the next 2 days.
This morning the tide at Brig was as high as I've seen it in a long time
forcing all the birds along the edges of the dikes.
I made the turn for the drive and my first bird was another adult White
Ibis. Go figure.
I'm wondering if all the fires in Florida and the weather patterns are
driving these birds our way?
Were not yet to peak shorebird season but the numbers here were huge.
Whimbrel numbering over 250 birds. Black-bellied Plovers I stopped counting
along with Dunlin.
Least and Semipalmated sandpipers were in the 50's for each. How many more
were further out on tiny strips of vegetation I can't say.
A lot of the shorebirds were on the reeds that float along the dikes at
high tide. I just parked and enjoyed them floating by.
Gull-billed tern,and Spotted sandpiper were FOY for me.
Yong's Pipits were still along the dogleg but would just disappear amongst
the grasses not to be seen again.
I photographed a Great Egret eating what I thought was a Black Rail but as
it turns out it was a rat.
A wonderful morning at Brig
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
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Date: 4/26/17 2:22 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brigantine - White Ibis,and lots of shorebirds
Hi Jersey Birders,
I have emptied my "Luck Cup" for birds this season so I'm out for
butterfly's the next 2 days.
This morning the tide at Brig was as high as I've seen it in a long time
forcing all the birds along the edges of the dikes.
I made the turn for the drive and my first bird was another adult White
Ibis. Go figure.
I'm wondering if all the fires in Florida and the weather patterns are
driving these birds our way?
Were not yet to peak shorebird season but the numbers here were huge.
Whimbrel numbering over 250 birds. Black-bellied Plovers I stopped counting
along with Dunlin.
Least and Semipalmated sandpipers were in the 50's for each. How many more
were further out on tiny strips of vegetation I can't say.
A lot of the shorebirds were on the reeds that float along the dikes at
high tide. I just parked and enjoyed them floating by.
Gull-billed tern,and Spotted sandpiper were FOY for me.
Yong's Pipits were still along the dogleg but would just disappear amongst
the grasses not to be seen again.
I photographed a Great Egret eating what I thought was a Black Rail but as
it turns out it was a rat.
A wonderful morning at Brig
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/


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Date: 4/26/17 1:09 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] New Brooklyn park - Camden - very birdy
Nothing at the Whynham Pumping Station or Donio Park shorebird
wise. Not good!

I hit that powerline trail on the east side of NB Park. Very nice! Goes through
wet areas, brushy areas, mowed areas, woods, etc. Loads of birds, only
migrants that I am sure of though were eastern Palm Warblers. I had a Parula
also, but that could be a breeder. Kept looking up and listening! No Ravens....
The area by the dam is accessible from this trail system. Parking is on the
SE side of the place. Theres a parking lot there. I just forget the name of the
road!

Butterfly notes - it was overcast and raw, so only some Orange Sulphurs and
ET Blues.

Good birding all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/26/17 8:56 am
From: <CelticCail...> <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
Hi, Kashi,

I certainly did not mean to imply cats are no big deal. Cats are certainly problematic overall as they are estimated to kill over a billion birds worldwide annually, according to even conservative estimates. They are potentially the biggest threat to birds worldwide.

I am simply speaking against interference with birds attempting to breed naturally simply because cats MIGHT be an issue in a particular situation. I understand that people are well-intentioned when they are concerned about breeding birds but often human interference in these situations is the surest way to cause a negative result. Very often the local cat isn't an issue for a particular nest and without interference, the young do just fine. Of course, this is not always the case, but I am a proponent of waiting to see if there is an issue before interfering.



Believe me, as an ecologist, bander, and wild bird rehabilitator, I am well aware of the feral/outdoor cat debate and am firmly on the "bird side." I was speaking directly to the situation as stated; it's more feasible to remove the cat from the situation than the birds, and if that's not possible, then observing from a distance and interfering only if necessary is likely the best bet.

Thank you! :)

Cailin O'Connor, Pompton Lakes, NJ



-----Original Message-----
From: Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>; <CelticCail...> <celticcail...>
Sent: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:03 am
Subject: Re: Killdeer nest




With all due respect, I'd like to share my firsthand experience (I've worked with beach nesting birds for 17 field seasons) that birds are not "pretty great" at keeping their young away from cats. I think it is a dangerous path to classify cats as something that birds just have to deal with or to not intervene until there is actually a dead/injured bird bc of a cat.


I am not offering any opinions on the specific Killdeer situation, but I would like to note that for some of our smarter predators, it appears that the broken wing display is like a wildlife version of "Marco Polo" that tells the predator they are getting hotter.


The impacts of cats on birds is an incredibly volatile topic and my goal with this post is not to incite a huge debate over well-worn territory. But if we are ever to solve this issue, we must let go of the narrative that cats are: 1. not a huge deal and b. there is nothing we can do about it anyway.


Kashi Davis
Cape May Point, NJ




Christina Davis
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
2201 County Route 631
Woodbine, NJ 08270

p.609.628.1919
f. 609.628.2734




From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <CelticCail...> <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:37:40 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: Killdeer nest


Hi, Susie,

I'll say what we say to every person who calls with a similar cat-related question at the wild bird rehab center I worked at for a decade: cats are unfortunately just something birds have to deal with at this point, and parents are generally pretty great at keeping cats away from their young overall. Killdeer especially do a great job of luring predators away with their noisy broken wing display. In any case, you could probably capture the young but the adults would be impossible - and even if they weren't, they wouldn't stay in the new location you chose for the family after the stress of capture and you'd have a bunch of orphaned killdeer on your hands. Killdeer young do notoriously poorly in rehab (we tend to re-home orphaned killdeer in with other young of similar age instead of trying to raise them) so that's not a great situation.

If you actually have an individual bird caught by a cat, then it's time to intervene, for sure - but before that, let the parents worry about their young.

I would personally consider trapping and rehoming the cat instead of the birds, or if the cat belongs to the center, convincing them to keep the cat indoors until the young are gone.

Cailin O'Connor, Pompton Lakes






-----Original Message-----
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest

I know of a Killdeer nest in a garden center that has a cat on the
premises. After the chicks hatch, is it at all feasible to capture them
and move the family to a safer location away from the cat?

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/26/17 7:03 am
From: Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
With all due respect, I'd like to share my firsthand experience (I've worked with beach nesting birds for 17 field seasons) that birds are not "pretty great" at keeping their young away from cats. I think it is a dangerous path to classify cats as something that birds just have to deal with or to not intervene until there is actually a dead/injured bird bc of a cat.


I am not offering any opinions on the specific Killdeer situation, but I would like to note that for some of our smarter predators, it appears that the broken wing display is like a wildlife version of "Marco Polo" that tells the predator they are getting hotter.


The impacts of cats on birds is an incredibly volatile topic and my goal with this post is not to incite a huge debate over well-worn territory. But if we are ever to solve this issue, we must let go of the narrative that cats are: 1. not a huge deal and b. there is nothing we can do about it anyway.


Kashi Davis

Cape May Point, NJ


Christina Davis
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
2201 County Route 631
Woodbine, NJ 08270

p.609.628.1919
f. 609.628.2734
________________________________
From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <CelticCail...> <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:37:40 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: Killdeer nest

Hi, Susie,

I'll say what we say to every person who calls with a similar cat-related question at the wild bird rehab center I worked at for a decade: cats are unfortunately just something birds have to deal with at this point, and parents are generally pretty great at keeping cats away from their young overall. Killdeer especially do a great job of luring predators away with their noisy broken wing display. In any case, you could probably capture the young but the adults would be impossible - and even if they weren't, they wouldn't stay in the new location you chose for the family after the stress of capture and you'd have a bunch of orphaned killdeer on your hands. Killdeer young do notoriously poorly in rehab (we tend to re-home orphaned killdeer in with other young of similar age instead of trying to raise them) so that's not a great situation.

If you actually have an individual bird caught by a cat, then it's time to intervene, for sure - but before that, let the parents worry about their young.

I would personally consider trapping and rehoming the cat instead of the birds, or if the cat belongs to the center, convincing them to keep the cat indoors until the young are gone.

Cailin O'Connor, Pompton Lakes






-----Original Message-----
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest

I know of a Killdeer nest in a garden center that has a cat on the
premises. After the chicks hatch, is it at all feasible to capture them
and move the family to a safer location away from the cat?

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/26/17 6:19 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White Ibis, Atlantic County
Harvey Tomlinson reports:

Adult White Ibis at the very beginning of Wildlife Drive, Forsythe NWR. Not
too soon afterwards it flew to the SW.

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 4/26/17 4:39 am
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
Killdeer are precocial so that after they hatch they leave the nest (vs. altricial — like humans).


Diane Louie, Madison




On Apr 25, 2017, at 6:11 PM, Susie R. <njt456...> wrote:

I know of a Killdeer nest in a garden center that has a cat on the
premises. After the chicks hatch, is it at all feasible to capture them
and move the family to a safer location away from the cat?

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/25/17 4:37 pm
From: <CelticCail...> <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
Hi, Susie,

I'll say what we say to every person who calls with a similar cat-related question at the wild bird rehab center I worked at for a decade: cats are unfortunately just something birds have to deal with at this point, and parents are generally pretty great at keeping cats away from their young overall. Killdeer especially do a great job of luring predators away with their noisy broken wing display. In any case, you could probably capture the young but the adults would be impossible - and even if they weren't, they wouldn't stay in the new location you chose for the family after the stress of capture and you'd have a bunch of orphaned killdeer on your hands. Killdeer young do notoriously poorly in rehab (we tend to re-home orphaned killdeer in with other young of similar age instead of trying to raise them) so that's not a great situation.

If you actually have an individual bird caught by a cat, then it's time to intervene, for sure - but before that, let the parents worry about their young.

I would personally consider trapping and rehoming the cat instead of the birds, or if the cat belongs to the center, convincing them to keep the cat indoors until the young are gone.

Cailin O'Connor, Pompton Lakes






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To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest

I know of a Killdeer nest in a garden center that has a cat on the
premises. After the chicks hatch, is it at all feasible to capture them
and move the family to a safer location away from the cat?

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/25/17 4:31 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Female Ruff reported at Heislerville today
Five stars to Brian Johnson for finding the female Ruff at the main pool of Heislerville today, and Sandra Keller for getting the word out via Southjersey text alert. For some reason, certain rare birds (and the finder as well ) simply do not get the attention they deserve in the wider audience network.

If I was to experience a Ruff this spring, I would so much prefer a drab-looking female rather than all freaked out looking male ruff. To take it even further, not a naked eye view of the female, at least, I prefer to suffer a bit thru a bin or scope view to confirm the ID, and mixed in many greater and lesser yellowlegs.

With that said, not to take away fantastic efforts by Brian and Sandra, I must say, Harvey T. also got all of us on board to focus on the Heislerville in search of shorebirds.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 4/25/17 3:12 pm
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer nest
I know of a Killdeer nest in a garden center that has a cat on the
premises. After the chicks hatch, is it at all feasible to capture them
and move the family to a safer location away from the cat?

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/25/17 2:08 pm
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] First Chimney Swifts and Gray Catbird
I saw my first CHIMNEY SWIFTS of the year while walking the Raritan Greenway
in Raritan Borough this afternoon. Also present was a single GRAY CATBIRD
(also my first of the year) by the Hibernia Mine Bridge.

John J. Collins
Raritan, NJ
<jjcbird...>
"God desires that all the world be pure in his sight.
The earth should not be injured.
The earth should not be destroyed." (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
"I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live." (Ps. 104:33)


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Date: 4/24/17 5:17 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of shorebirds
Whenever Harvey speaks on JBirds with info like the below, my kitchen island
is filled with bird guide books, and I ignore Mary and our cats/dogs and get
*schooled by Harvey's find*.

Perhaps some here could relate, I get very colorful responses to my posts.
Some wish I would simply stop posting. Some are so thankful that I share my
findings and my story. Based on my JBirds experience, many birders are
unable to head out for some live-bird action at every opportunity. Some may
be no longer physically unable to make the trek to find birds.

One thing for sure, I am certain most JBird members are stoked to read about
Harvey's post and enjoy his photos.

I have nothing personal to report, except all day at work I thought about
chasing that white egret and the peep that he posted on his Flickr.

Now I just have to bone-up on the ID of red-necked stint.

Yong Kong
Camden County
.
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From: Harvey Tomlinson
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 4:54 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of
shorebirds

Hi Jersey Birders,
For those of you who look forward to the Heislerville Experience .....it
has Begun!
Shorebird numbers this morning were super and the impoundment isn't even
completely drawn down.
Yesterday I photograohed an adult White Ibis, and a very interesting Egret.
Think Little
This morning I found what I thought was a "pied" Little Blue Heron but on
closer inspection I'm baffled.
This heron is showing head and back plumes but more importantly jet black
legs.
It was feeding in the mud so I'm unsure of it feet color but plumes and
black legs can, and I say can, point to Western Reef Heron.
The bill shape speaks to Little Blue Heron but from there it all falls
apart.
Thoughts..........
I also put up on my Flickr a Peep, which is probably just a Semi, but it
seemed rufous and very clean in the breast.
We are very fortunate to have a place like Heislerville and Kudos to the
folks who do the research there that affords us the opportunity to have the
water drawn down and pulls in the shorebirds.
This has become the Curlew Sandpiper Capital and it wouldn't happen without
drawing down the water.
I'm sure the shorebirds enjoy it more than us but I am Thankful every time
I visit.
BTW Curlew is due any day now. Probably Friday
Heiselerville is best enjoyed at High Tide as the birds come in off the
Marsh to feed and rest
Good Birding,
and Thanks to all who take the time to study my photos.
Please respond with thoughts
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/


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Date: 4/24/17 3:41 pm
From: Rollin Deas <deas.rollin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
I heard singing white-throated sparrows today in my yard in Verona as well as in the Cedar Grove section of the bike trail that runs from Verona into Little Falls.

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 24, 2017, at 10:23 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> I didn't hear any White-throateds yesterday until the afternoon. Assumed
> they were gone. Then one started singing in late afternoon, and showed up
> in my yard. I'll definitely be listening today.
>
> My last Junco was April 21st...
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
>> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>>
>> One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
>> of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
>> ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
>> white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
>> completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
>> listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the last
>> of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks ago.
>>
>> Susan Treesh
>>
>> Somerset
>>
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/repor
>> ting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 4/24/17 3:38 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000326c7e06828-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of shorebirds
Hey, Harv.

Nice find- and yes, it is indeed a Little Blue showing breeding colors although still immature. It's not all that rare to find individuals like this actually- especially within a large population of the birds. Apparently the time frame as to when a young LBHE becomes an adult is somewhat flexible, which may be a pretty good 'strategy' in regards to breeding success. I've yet to hear a perfectly satisfying reason as to why this occurs- but occur, it does.

Although still in its juvenile plumage and just entering the 'marbled' stage, your bird is clearly showing other hallmarks of a LBHE in breeding colors. In addition to the facial skin turning bright blue, The legs of a breeding bird change from greenish-yellow to black- as seen on your bird here. Typically, the eyes also go from light gray/yellow to black as well- although I don’t really see this on your bird.

Cool bird!

Good Birding-
Vince Capp
Bayonet Point, Florida

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Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 4:55 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of shorebirds

Hi Jersey Birders,
For those of you who look forward to the Heislerville Experience .....it has Begun!
Shorebird numbers this morning were super and the impoundment isn't even completely drawn down.
Yesterday I photograohed an adult White Ibis, and a very interesting Egret.
Think Little
This morning I found what I thought was a "pied" Little Blue Heron but on closer inspection I'm baffled.
This heron is showing head and back plumes but more importantly jet black legs.
It was feeding in the mud so I'm unsure of it feet color but plumes and black legs can, and I say can, point to Western Reef Heron.
The bill shape speaks to Little Blue Heron but from there it all falls apart.
Thoughts..........
I also put up on my Flickr a Peep, which is probably just a Semi, but it seemed rufous and very clean in the breast.
We are very fortunate to have a place like Heislerville and Kudos to the folks who do the research there that affords us the opportunity to have the water drawn down and pulls in the shorebirds.
This has become the Curlew Sandpiper Capital and it wouldn't happen without drawing down the water.
I'm sure the shorebirds enjoy it more than us but I am Thankful every time I visit.
BTW Curlew is due any day now. Probably Friday Heiselerville is best enjoyed at High Tide as the birds come in off the Marsh to feed and rest Good Birding, and Thanks to all who take the time to study my photos.
Please respond with thoughts
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/


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Date: 4/24/17 3:04 pm
From: Robert DeCandido <rdcny...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black Rail
Seems there is some interest in determining if Black Rail still nests in NJ - and if so, where? There are several historical articles from NJ on this species - the two below might help in determining when and where to look. The first article is by Charles Urner who did much for NJ and even NYC birding until his untimely death in 1938, after a Linnaean Society meeting..."As I have sought for the word that best describes him, I have repeatedly come back to 'generosity.' Those who knew him well for many years never knew him to do or say or think an ungenerous thing. -- William Vogt." and: "Urner was as close to a born ecologist as I have ever seen. He had a passion for census-taking. He wanted to do a quantitative survey of the bird life of New Jersey. He ran roadside transects and quadrat studies of succession on a landfill created by dredging. He was superb in field identification (--the first to distinguish between the call notes of the two dowitchers), and he had an absolut!
ely gorgeous sense of humor." Whatever happened to the Urner Fund at Linnaean?
-------------------
A Rail Conundrum.-- Early on the morning of April 27, 1930, I was "railing" over the broad expanse of fresh water marsh along the Whippany River, not far from Boonton, N.J., known as Troy Meadows. Upon a dry path I stood listening to a chorus of bird notes -- the rolling whinney and frog-like ker-wee of the Soras; the sequenced grunts and paired kaks of the Virginia Rail a-wooing, and a mixture of whines and wails establishing the presence of a number of Florida Gallinules. Suddenly, close to me--barely fifteen feet away--came a note which I had never heard. It was repeated several times. I wrote it kik, kik, kik, kik, kik-kee er, with the last notes slightly rasping, but full and of a decidedly musical quality. It was, in fact, a song. As I looked toward the focus of these new sound waves a small bird crossed and re-crossed, quickly but in plain sight, over five feet of open marsh between tussocks. It was very close, and very black--much darker than the Virginia Rail still !
standing in the open, and I saw below the cocked tail on a dark-leathered background, narrow white bars. Light conditions could not have been better and I had no mental hesitation in calling the bird a Black Rail.

I had never heard these notes from the Black Rail inhabiting the Barnegat region where I am fairly familiar with the species--but since the notes came from the spot where I had seen the bird I assumed that it was the Black Rail calling, and I got some added confidence after reading William Brewster's comment on the notes of a supposed Black Rail heard in the Cambridge, Mass., region ( 'Auk,' Vol. XVIII, 1901, p. 321-328). However, upon consulting Forbush's "Birds of Massachusetts," found that Mr. Brewster's Rail notes, identical with those I had heard, were in turn identical with the notes uttered by a Yellow-Rail kept alive by Mr. J. H. Ames. Mr. Ames described the call as a series of kiks ending in a ki-queah.

I have seen the Yellow Rail once in life, and it gave an obvious impression of light coloration. What I saw at Troy Meadows my eye says was a Black Rail. What I heard from the same spot Mr. Ames says were the notes of a Yellow-Rail. Which was it or both? -- CHARLES A. URNER, Elizabeth, N. J.

From: The Auk 47: 560-61 (1930)
=================================
Nesting of the Black Rail (Creciscus jamaicensis) in New Jersey. -- The Black Rail has been recorded as nesting in southern New Jersey in 1810, 1877 and 1886, and judging from these data and the secretive habits of the bird, it always seemed to me probable that it bred regularly in suitable localities where original conditions had not been altered. Inquiries among friends who do considerable gunning along the coast between Cape May and Asbury Park brought forth the fact that at least two of them had shot Black Rail in the fall, and one told me that he had seen young birds at rare intervals on the salt meadows.

I requested him to make a special search for the bird during the breeding season of 1912, and on June 22 I was rewarded with a letter, announcing the discovery of a nest containing seven eggs on the edge of the marshes back of Brigantine, which he had collected for me on June 20. On the 29th I visited the nest from which the set had been taken. It was built in a low marshy meadow, overgrown with salt grass and sedge and very skillfully concealed in a thick mass of mixed green and dead grass, so that it was completely hidden from above. In composition, it was better built and deeper cupped than the nests of the Virginia, Sora, King and Clapper Rails that I have seen. In size the nest was little larger than the average structure of the Robin, but deeper-cupped and built entirely of the dry, yellowish stalks of the sedges, and there in the lining clung several black feathers. Thinking that there might be other nests in the vicinity we began searching every thick clump of marsh !
grass that we saw, and presently came upon another also containing seven eggs. It was placed among thick clumps of marsh grass and was quite invisible until the grass was parted from above. It was an inch above the salt meadow and was interwoven on all sides with the surrounding stalks. We tried hard to flush the birds but without success, although I once heard a prolonged call or succession of short quick notes, 'kic, kic, kic, kic, kic.' The first set of eggs was partly incubated while the second was fresh. It is possible both were laid by the same pair of birds. The eggs show great similarity and in each set one is peculiar being discolored with a yellowish stain. This points to their being laid by the same bird but the short space of time, nine days, seems too short a period for the building of a new nest and the laying of seven eggs.

The ground color of the eggs is creamy white, well sprinkled with fine dots of reddish brown and a few larger spots. The speckling is nearly like that seen in certain types of eggs of the Meadowlark, but the ground color is entirely different. In size they are noticeably smaller and less pointed than any of our other Rails' eggs, averaging 1.02 by 0.78 ins. -- Richard C. Harlow, State College, Penna.

From: Auk 30: 269 (1913)


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Date: 4/24/17 2:44 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] On shorebirds and Heislerville
It’s looking really good! Lots of edge exposed in the main pool. Sand bars exposing. I had nothing unusual today.
Just a nice study. It was dead low tide - I figured that wrong…. - but still wanted to head down on some one in a million
chance I would see the White Ibis - that would be a county bird. And of course, no! Medium tide coming in is
probably the best. Just get there when you can of course! My mantra.

Hit that Timber Creek area along Almonesson Rd. Medium tide. Had that right! But just Great Yellowlegs. The mud that
was exposed was getting covered in marsh plants also. So this is not really a good area for me to see shorebirds in
Camden. In fact, nothing new for Camden, so I will put in under Gloucester County. The birds were back and forth
along the county line. Birds like the correct habitat. Political boundaries….. No. That’s for us!

Nature notes - surprisingly, I did have some bugs today. My earliest Red-banded Hairstreak butterfly. And a Blue Corporal.

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 4/24/17 1:54 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Heislerville- White Ibis, Odd Heron, and lots of shorebirds
Hi Jersey Birders,
For those of you who look forward to the Heislerville Experience .....it
has Begun!
Shorebird numbers this morning were super and the impoundment isn't even
completely drawn down.
Yesterday I photograohed an adult White Ibis, and a very interesting Egret.
Think Little
This morning I found what I thought was a "pied" Little Blue Heron but on
closer inspection I'm baffled.
This heron is showing head and back plumes but more importantly jet black
legs.
It was feeding in the mud so I'm unsure of it feet color but plumes and
black legs can, and I say can, point to Western Reef Heron.
The bill shape speaks to Little Blue Heron but from there it all falls
apart.
Thoughts..........
I also put up on my Flickr a Peep, which is probably just a Semi, but it
seemed rufous and very clean in the breast.
We are very fortunate to have a place like Heislerville and Kudos to the
folks who do the research there that affords us the opportunity to have the
water drawn down and pulls in the shorebirds.
This has become the Curlew Sandpiper Capital and it wouldn't happen without
drawing down the water.
I'm sure the shorebirds enjoy it more than us but I am Thankful every time
I visit.
BTW Curlew is due any day now. Probably Friday
Heiselerville is best enjoyed at High Tide as the birds come in off the
Marsh to feed and rest
Good Birding,
and Thanks to all who take the time to study my photos.
Please respond with thoughts
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/


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Date: 4/24/17 12:40 pm
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
Still seeing and hearing White throats in my garden. Very happy to hear the House Wren back today — I was worried
something untoward had happened to him during the winter.

Diane Louie, Madison




On Apr 24, 2017, at 2:49 PM, Mark Kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...> wrote:

Plenty of white throats singing and feeding up in Hillsdale. House wrens have been around since 4/16 and a lone red breasted nuthatch lingers.
Mark Kantrowitz


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-------- Original message --------From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Date: 4/24/17 1:13 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
We've got ours still - singing this morning. Still have at least one
red-breasted nuthatch.

On the other side of the coin, have a pair of house wrens already staking
out a nest box.

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> wrote:

> They are here..
> I see and hear them.
> Karen
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3...>
> Date: 4/24/17 10:25 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
>
> I didn't hear any White-throateds yesterday until the afternoon. Assumed
> they were gone. Then one started singing in late afternoon, and showed up
> in my yard. I'll definitely be listening today.
>
> My last Junco was April 21st...
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
> wrote:
>
>> One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
>> of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
>> ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
>> white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
>> completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
>> listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the
> last
>> of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks
> ago.
>>
>> Susan Treesh
>>
>> Somerset
>>
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <<http://>www.njbrc.com/index.
> php/repor
>> ting-rare-birds/>
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>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
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>>>
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Date: 4/24/17 11:56 am
From: Mark Kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
Plenty of white throats singing and feeding up in Hillsdale.  House wrens have been around since 4/16 and a lone red breasted nuthatch lingers.
Mark Kantrowitz 


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-------- Original message --------From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Date: 4/24/17 1:13 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
We've got ours still - singing this morning. Still have at least one
red-breasted nuthatch.

On the other side of the coin, have a pair of house wrens already staking
out a nest box.

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> wrote:

> They are here..
> I see and hear them.
> Karen
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3...>
> Date: 4/24/17 10:25 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
>
> I didn't hear any White-throateds yesterday until the afternoon. Assumed
> they were gone. Then one started singing in late afternoon, and showed up
> in my yard. I'll definitely be listening today.
>
> My last Junco was April 21st...
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
> wrote:
>
> > One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
> > of white throated sparrows.  Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
> > ringing out even over the house wrens.  There was a splendid adult with
> > white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
> > completely gray head and florescent yellow spot.  Today, even though I am
> > listening for them, they are gone from here.  Are they just about the
> last
> > of the winter visitors to leave?  Juncos were gone from here two weeks
> ago.
> >
> > Susan Treesh
> >
> > Somerset
> >
> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <<http://>www.njbrc.com/index.
> php/repor
> > ting-rare-birds/>
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>
>
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Date: 4/24/17 11:18 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
Just now heard a White-throated Sparrow singing back in the Rutgers
Preserve woods.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
> of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
> ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
> white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
> completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
> listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the last
> of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks ago.
>
> Susan Treesh
>
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/repor
> ting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 4/24/17 10:40 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
We've got ours still - singing this morning. Still have at least one
red-breasted nuthatch.

On the other side of the coin, have a pair of house wrens already staking
out a nest box.

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> wrote:

> They are here..
> I see and hear them.
> Karen
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3...>
> Date: 4/24/17 10:25 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
>
> I didn't hear any White-throateds yesterday until the afternoon. Assumed
> they were gone. Then one started singing in late afternoon, and showed up
> in my yard. I'll definitely be listening today.
>
> My last Junco was April 21st...
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
> wrote:
>
> > One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
> > of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
> > ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
> > white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
> > completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
> > listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the
> last
> > of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks
> ago.
> >
> > Susan Treesh
> >
> > Somerset
> >
> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <<http://>www.njbrc.com/index.
> php/repor
> > ting-rare-birds/>
> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> > List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> >
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
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Date: 4/24/17 10:10 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats yes
Had simliar WTsparrow here yesterday, really bright white (for a moment thought I was seeing a white crowned, since we'd seen so many in the last few werks), bright yellow spot, gorgeous. Still here today.

Haven't seen a junco since we got home (4/17) from our 27-day road trip to Tuscon and back (during which we got a good number of lifebirds, a great trip)

Karen




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On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
> of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
> ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
> white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
> completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
> listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the last
> of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks ago.
>
> Susan Treesh
>
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/repor
> ting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 4/24/17 10:06 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
They are here..
I see and hear them.
Karen



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-------- Original message --------
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3...>
Date: 4/24/17 10:25 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown

I didn't hear any White-throateds yesterday until the afternoon. Assumed
they were gone. Then one started singing in late afternoon, and showed up
in my yard. I'll definitely be listening today.

My last Junco was April 21st...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
> of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
> ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
> white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
> completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
> listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the last
> of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks ago.
>
> Susan Treesh
>
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <<http://>www.njbrc.com/index.php/repor
> ting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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Date: 4/24/17 8:02 am
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Res. 4/23
Just wanted to put it out there that the two eaglets can be seen jump-flapping on the nest.

https://flic.kr/p/TXfpH6

So if you want to go see them, you still have a couple of weeks before they fledge. Definitely a scope bird though due to distance...I view them from the small bridge/spillway on Georgia Tavern Road. Also seen were:

1 osprey

1 what Im thinking is a rough winged swallow:

https://flic.kr/p/U9METc

12 yrw

3 pine warblers

12 bggc

many song sparrow, field sparrow and tree swallows.


Very birdy day and many of the people jogging by got a touch of the eagle fever!


Regards,

James

Jackson, NJ


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Date: 4/24/17 7:24 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
I didn't hear any White-throateds yesterday until the afternoon. Assumed
they were gone. Then one started singing in late afternoon, and showed up
in my yard. I'll definitely be listening today.

My last Junco was April 21st...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
> of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
> ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
> white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
> completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I am
> listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about the last
> of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here two weeks ago.
>
> Susan Treesh
>
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/repor
> ting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 4/24/17 5:15 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throats
Happy to say, the White-throated Sparrows can still be heard in my yard.
And like Susan stated, some are in magnificent colors.
And some are still.....very drab.There are about 12 in the yard.
And yes, the Juncos are gone.
And House Wrens are about.


Karen
Ocean


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Date: 4/24/17 4:37 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throats flown
One song is missing from the dawn chorus in Somerset this morning - that
of white throated sparrows. Only yesterday, there were multiple songs
ringing out even over the house wrens. There was a splendid adult with
white head stripes as contrasting as those of any white-crowned, plus a
completely gray head and florescent yellow spot. Today, even though I
am listening for them, they are gone from here. Are they just about
the last of the winter visitors to leave? Juncos were gone from here
two weeks ago.

Susan Treesh

Somerset



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Date: 4/23/17 8:23 pm
From: colleen snow <c.snow357...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] RFI - Sandy Hook Birding Walks
Thank you Diane and everyone else who replied! Somehow I didn't come
across them when I looked earlier today. Hopefully we'll be at the walk on
the 19th.

Good Birding!

Colleen Snow
Middlesex, NJ

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 11:11 PM, Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
wrote:

> Yes, Scott Barnes is leading 1/2 day Fridays at Sandy Hook, starting at
> 8:30 am, on May 5, 12, 19.
> Also on Saturdays (not on May 6, which is World Series of Birding). Check
> njaudubon.org, the All Things Bird
> listing, for Scott’s.
>
>
> Diane Louie, Madison
>
>
>
> On Apr 23, 2017, at 10:34 PM, colleen snow <c.snow357...> wrote:
>
> Hello all
>
> Does anyone know if there are any Friday morning guided walks at Sandy Hook
> scheduled in May? A personal day needs to be used and that would be an
> awesome way to do it.
>
> TIA!
>
> Colleen Snow
> Middlesex, NJ
>
>
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Date: 4/23/17 8:12 pm
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] RFI - Sandy Hook Birding Walks
Yes, Scott Barnes is leading 1/2 day Fridays at Sandy Hook, starting at 8:30 am, on May 5, 12, 19.
Also on Saturdays (not on May 6, which is World Series of Birding). Check njaudubon.org <http://njaudubon.org/>, the All Things Bird
listing, for Scott’s.


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Hello all

Does anyone know if there are any Friday morning guided walks at Sandy Hook
scheduled in May? A personal day needs to be used and that would be an
awesome way to do it.

TIA!

Colleen Snow
Middlesex, NJ


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Date: 4/23/17 7:34 pm
From: colleen snow <c.snow357...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] RFI - Sandy Hook Birding Walks
Hello all

Does anyone know if there are any Friday morning guided walks at Sandy Hook
scheduled in May? A personal day needs to be used and that would be an
awesome way to do it.

TIA!

Colleen Snow
Middlesex, NJ


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Date: 4/23/17 6:07 pm
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Chimney Swifts
Hello JBirders:

Isn't this just the best time of the year? Birds returning slowly, fantastic plant finds, trees flowering.

Quick spin to Frenchtown tonight to see if the Chimney Swifts had returned and YES they are back - only five by they are back. Who drives around town with all the windows open, head turning every which way to try to spot the Swifts? I know I'm not alone. Their wonderful chatter as they flew around town is what caught my attention first. At least, at 7:30 there was a spot to pull over and observe/count. Most visitors are gone for the day.

Will have to check with local friend Jerry to see if today is the first day. I see on ebird that a few have been spotted throughout NJ especially yesterday.

Good birding all.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood Township/Frenchtown




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Date: 4/23/17 5:36 pm
From: Steve Byland <stevebylandnaturephotography...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Red-breasted Nuthatch (Photos)
A Red-breasted Nuthatch spent the entire afternoon at my feeders today, moving between suet, Sunflower seeds, and dried mealworms. Photo at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_byland/34189866546/

Steve Byland
Somerset County


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Date: 4/22/17 5:54 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden - shorebirds and terns
Birded this late afternoon - dusk. Farnham Park - low tide - nothing. Not good!
Big Timber - Camden - medium tide - one Spotted Sandpiper. Which is good but
not the flocks I would like! Me thinks shorebirds are going to be difficult in the county.....
Both Caspian and Forsters Terns at Big Timber. That was nice. I am not sure of the status
of spring Caspians on the river. Have been some reports! Theres sure a lot in the late
summer on the river.

Little Blue Heron at Tinicum, philly. Nice! Where to get one in Camden?!?
Blue-winged Teal is also still needed. Harrier, etc.

Good birding all. Maybe some sun Sunday?

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/22/17 3:12 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig today
I found out many years ago that my birdbrain is wired such way that some birds just do not ring my bell. Perfect example would be that Ivory Gull at Cape May a few years ago. I never went and never saw the gull in live action.

But like the Bells Vireo and Little egret to mention a few, the pipit I saw yesterday at Brig rang my bell hard. Reason for my visit today to refind. Soon after I got pass the dogleg, a group of birders got out of the car and found the golden plover and the pipit. Birder name Chris (?) has some doc photos. I only got a of very quick quick view thru the bins. Then, soon after I did not give crap about the pipit.

I usually try to bird under a shadow and try sneak home after without been seen. But today, I was forced to talk to so many birders and say hello.

Consolation prize was figuring out how the Brig Golden Plover find food and feed itself

Some photos of my day on my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 4/22/17 11:04 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden - local notes - shorebirds, breeders
Hello,
Well my planned day in Cumberland for shorebirds and dragonflies was washed
out with the weather..... OK - plan B. Camden county! Stay close to car in case of
a downpour. Which didn't happen here, but still troublesome light rain.
I finally saw a Purple Finch for the county this year! And it seems late. I don't have
my records handy to check. But have my ebird records! From what is in ebird,
April 12 is the latest for me in south Jersey. May sightings in north Jersey for me.
Another reason to get those old records into ebird!

And probably my latest FOS L. Waterthrush. Both the finch and this were at New Brooklyn
Park. Sicklerville.

Many swallows around. No Cliff though. No lingering RT Loon anywhere! I did have a
Hooded Merg at the dam area of New Brooklyn Park.

Shorebirds - none! Whyndam pumping station and Donio were dry - not helping matters.
And Farnham Park was high tide. I am going to hit there again shortly.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/21/17 8:42 pm
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] More Common Ravens
There were 2 common ravens hanging out across the street from our house (highland park) this afternoon... and some american crows seemed to be pestering them. There was a lot of noise - (which is what hot me outside to see what was going on)!

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Date: 4/21/17 3:38 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 2nd Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count 5-6-17 - Birders needed!
With the 2nd Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count quickly approaching in
2 weeks, we could still use some help. I know some of you will be doing the
WSOB and they will be helping as well with the count, since some are doing
Ocean County.


Thanks to everyone taking part so far, should be a fun event!

Here are the teams as of April 20th. Can anyone cover team 8? Maybe i'll
give team 4 the coverage for team 8 as they were done by noon last year lol.

And does anyone have access to the Lakehurst Base to count the birds there?

Team 1 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and
Island Beach State Park - ( Team leader ) Shawn Wainwright, Rich Wolfert,
and Al Della Bella.

Team 2 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Lavallette, Mantoloking, Bayhead,
Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Brick - ( Team leader ) Jessica
Howland, Peggy Cadigan and Anne Macaluso.

Team 3 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Silverton, Toms River and Island
Heights - ( Team leader ) Chelsea Hockenbury

Team 4 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Beachwood, Pine Beach, Ocean Gate,
Bayville, and Berkeley - ( Team leader ) Shannon Mancini, and Jenn Stilwell

Team 5 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Ocean Township, Forked River, Lacey,
and Waretown - ( Team leader ) Patrick B. Fream, Thomas Schiano, and Linda
De Lotto

Team 6 ( Birders needed ) - Covering , Barnegat, Stafford, Surf City,
Harvey Cedars, and Barnegat Light - ( Team leader ) Eric Reuter, Lisa
Deubel, Karmela Moneta, and Marty DeAngelo.

Team 7 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Long
Beach Island, and Beach Haven - ( Team leader ) Donna Ortuso, Terry Lodge,
Jamie Harrison, Linda Woodfield, and Peter Mooney.

Team 8 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Lakewood, Whitesville, Lakehurst, and
Manchester - ?

Team 9 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Jackson Mills, Jackson, Cassville, New
Egypt, and Plumstead - ( Team leader ) Akira Kurosawa, Tracyann McCracken
and Mariko Layton.

Here's all the info about the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1207504462621352/

Let me know if anyone else is interested in Joining a team, we could always
use an extra set of eyes out there!

If interested you can reply here or at <ShawnEagleEyes1...> Facebook
message is fine too.

Last years results were amazing which you can see here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit#gid=212356673

Good luck to all taking part!

Good birding,

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Date: 4/21/17 2:49 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig Dogleg Sandpiper today
To be crystal clear, I am not saying my un-id sandpiper that I saw today at Brig is the same species of Sandpiper (Calidris) that Harvey T. found on September 21, 2017 at the Dogleg section of the Brig.

The sandpiper I saw at the same dogleg section brought me some fond memory of chasing Harvey’s bird last year. Why is that ?

When I arrived, there were already a hand full of birders there with scopes out. I yelled out “ do not show me the bird” , as I wanted to find the bird on my own. My patience only lasted about 3 minutes, and then, I asked another birder to point out Harvey’s bird for me.

The bird I saw today reminded of that very-very distant sandpiper that I saw last September at the same location that many birders got so excited, and fake-worked to get out to see it. I recall seeing those fake-work birders doing over 35 MPH speeding out of the back end of the drive to return to work.

My Un-id Sandpiper on my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/with/33342219544/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 4/21/17 11:19 am
From: Heather Martz <martzfam5...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Common Raven Nest with Young
Jersey Birders

The Raven nest that we previously reported at the American Metro Center in
Hamilton across from the NJ Transit rail station now has at least two young
in the nest. The adult was feeding them this morning and they looked
pretty hungry.

The following bird checklist contains a photo: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36129472

Sincerely

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Date: 4/21/17 6:38 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete Dunne on BirdCallsRadio
Birder's et al,

With kind permission from the JerseyBirds list admin.

Next guest now on BirdCallsRadio™ is Pete Dunne our 2nd guest in the series called "For The Record, Legacy interviews™."
http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
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Date: 4/20/17 12:40 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] World Series of Birding registration closing tomorrow!
If you are considering participating in the World Series of Birding, please register by tomorrow to ensure inclusion on the 24th Annual WSB t-shirt!
More info can be found at http://worldseriesofbirding.org. This is New Jersey Audubon’s biggest annual fundraiser with a twist, that twist being that you can raise money for NJ Audubon or your own non-profit of choice! So, come have fun and raise money for conservation with 300 of your soon-to-be best birding pals.

If you have any questions about registrations, please call us at (609) 400-3844 or email <wsb...><mailto:<wsb...>.

Good Birding!

David

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Date: 4/20/17 12:36 pm
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hawk Rise 200
Hi folks,

Last week I was discussing with Scott Barnes what might be the 200th bird to grace Linden's Hawk Rise Sanctuary. We came up with a few ideas but nothing definitive. The scenery has changed dramatically at Hawk Rise. The landfill has been mowed which may or may not be good for grassland species. Time will tell. And the frags have been severely cut back/mowed in the marsh making the area very attractive to shorebirds.

The answer to the question came very quickly. Today's Red throated Loon was very unexpected. Although they can be a common sight in the Arthur Kill in February and March, some distance downstream, it certainly surprised me here on this stretch of Rahway River. Joining the Loon today were two Forster's Tern. My wife grew up in Linden, about five miles away from the sanctuary and she is continually amazed at what I and the other sanctuary regulars see.

Hawk Rise has had some wonderful birds since it opened to the public in 2011/2012. Prior to that, Rick Radis, Rich Kane and Fred Virrazzi recognized and wrote about the importance of the area. If you have not visited Hawk Rise, please do so. You might find a Short billed Dowitcher, bird 201(?) and one that many of us obsessive Union listers would love to see.

Good birding!

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Date: 4/20/17 12:30 pm
From: Patricia Rossi <circus_cyaneus...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gloucester County Bird Quest May 6
Greetings!

The Gloucester County Nature Club and co-sponsors invite people of all ages to participate in the 2017 (18th annual) Gloucester County Bird Quest. This year Bird Quest will take place on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon throughout Gloucester County. During this time, teams visit parks and natural sites in Gloucester County to find as many different bird species as they can.
At noon, all participants gather at Scotland Run Park in Clayton to report results and for (free) lunch, t-shirts, live bird show, owl interpretive center, and prizes.

For more info on this fun and educational event:
http://www.gcnatureclub.org/


Patricia Rossi
Levittown, PA
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Date: 4/20/17 12:21 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lawn-butterflies-shorebirds all in the mix bag
Every spring about this time of the year, I take one of precious vacation day just to mow my lawn. It looks so nasty to those who are not into butterflies. But when just about lawn-chickweeds are in full bloom, the grass is knee high, so I have to mow all down, just to keep the township eyes at bay.

Before firing up the mower, decided to get my belly full of shorebirds. For those who may be interested, some photos on my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 4/19/17 8:47 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrival 4-19-17
Got my FOY RT Hummingbird today in Toms River along with a House Wren. 1
Junco still hanging around. Here's a photo of the Hummingbird:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/33991968402/in/dateposted/

Good birding,
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Date: 4/19/17 4:04 pm
From: Raymond M. Soff Jr. <clarksnutcracker...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] European Goldfinch, Friday April 14, 2017 - Sunday April 16, 2017
Hi JerseyBirders,


European Goldfinch at feeders at parents' house from Friday April 14th to Sunday April 16th.


Has an orange band on the right leg - most likely the same bird in the Summer of 2014, which had an orange leg band, too.


Friday 4/14: At feeders at 9:05 a.m.

Saturday 4/15: At feeders at 1:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m., and 6:06 p.m.

Sunday 4/16: At feeders twice, once at around 1 p.m. and another time near 3 or 4 p.m.

Monday 4/17 or Sunday 4/16: Heard twice in the yard and feeders, as I stood inside the house, around 6 p.m.


Take care,

Raymond M. Soff J.r.

Saddle Brook, N.J.


P.S. I just tried to send pics, but I realized that I cannot when I got a message stating it was rejected b/c of jpeg files.



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Date: 4/19/17 3:48 pm
From: Glenn Mahler <glennmahler...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI]
SET Jerseybi MAIL


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Date: 4/19/17 3:12 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Migration today - camden - palms
Hello,
I didn't have much time. Hit Hopkins Pond. Nothing new in except
for Palm Warblers. All were the eastern - yellow - subspecies. I had
none yesterday at Newton Lake Park. And that's one of my best spots
locally for them. So I presume came in last night to Hopkins Pond!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/19/17 1:13 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Flicker excavating an ant hill (photo)
NOTE: All photos taken through my living room window...

The other day I watched a Northern Flicker vigorously excavating an ant
hill in my back yard. Did this for at least five minutes. Here's a link to
a photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/33987479252/

Also had an interesting late evening photo of a Northern Cardinal with
crest raised:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/33302175714/

And a photo of a female Red-bellied Woodpecker with what looks like its
eyes closed:

<goog_1582462206>
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/33759914830/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/18/17 7:49 pm
From: Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
Thank you for the helpful information and the app, Christina.

If this drone was acting in an official capacity on Easter Sunday, I guess
it's a good thing I didn't call 911. (We left.) It had actually crossed my
mind, as we've been experiencing this with increasing frequency (at Cox
Hall most recently before this), and I've developed a thin skin.

We've never once seen any of the operators. Some seem to feel power in
engaging in intrusive behavior, incognito, that they would never engage in
face to face, knowing that there's really nothing anyone can do about it in
any immediate way.

Having a drone hovering over you, especially in an isolated place, feels
inherently threatening, whatever the intent. We have no way to gauge
whether it actually is a threat, or merely obnoxious.

Other than report to the DEP after the fact, I still have no idea what to
do in the moment.

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Davis, Christina <
<Christina.Davis...> wrote:

> I investigated further and learned that NJDFW did approve a special use
> permit for a drone at that site, which was needed to inspect the water
> tower. It should have been limited to the area of the tower and Magnesite
> Plant, which is sounds like it was. Just FYI
>
>
> Kashi Davis,
>
> CMP, NJ
>
>
>
> Christina Davis
> Endangered and Nongame Species Program
> NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
> 2201 County Route 631
> Woodbine, NJ 08270
>
> p.609.628.1919 <(609)%20628-1919>
> f. 609.628.2734 <(609)%20628-2734>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Davis, Christina
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:50:05 AM
> *To:* <JERSEYBI...>; Anne Bekker
> *Subject:* Re: OT, but...drones.
>
>
> This property is owned by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and is a
> Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The current policy of the Division is that
> drones are prohibited on WMAs (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/wmaregs.htm). However,
> they are permitted with a Special Use Permit. Since you did not see the
> pilot, you would have no way of knowing if this was a permitted or not, but
> at least you now know the policy.
>
>
> In the case that it was not permitted, and as a reminder that this
> resource exists for environmental issues in NJ (of any kind -- wildlife,
> air, water, pollution, etc) you can always call 1-877-WARN-DEP to report
> violations and they will send the message along to the appropriate person
> (in this case, likely a Conservation Officer to investigate). There is also
> an app for the hotline you can use to document issues that you are
> observing. More info here:
>
> http://www.nj.gov/dep/warndep.htm
> NJDEP 1-877-WARNDEP Hotline <http://www.nj.gov/dep/warndep.htm>
> www.nj.gov
> For Environmental Emergencies: The Department has a toll-free telephone
> hotline ...
>
> Kashi Davis
> Cape May Point, NJ
>
>
>
> Christina Davis
> Endangered and Nongame Species Program
> NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
> 2201 County Route 631
> Woodbine, NJ 08270
>
> p.609.628.1919 <(609)%20628-1919>
> f. 609.628.2734 <(609)%20628-2734>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Anne
> Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...>
> *Sent:* Monday, April 17, 2017 10:20:11 PM
> *To:* <JERSEYBI...>
> *Subject:* OT, but...drones.
>
> Hi, all,
>
> Yesterday, while birding the magnesite plant at Cape May, we were harassed
> by a drone. I use the term "harassed" because it was flying low (50'?) and
> tracking us for about a minute, and it hovered over us in place for awhile
> once we stopped and stood still and stared at it. It was very intrusive,
> to say the least, and had I been alone, I would have been frightened. The
> operator was nowhere in sight. (This aside, they're also quite loud.)
>
> I guess that (unfortunately) a number of you have probably experienced
> something like this. What recourse do we have?
>
> Anne Bekker
> Philadelphia
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
> reporting-rare-birds/>
> <http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> Reporting <http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> www.njbrc.com
> Review List Species Report Review List species and species new to the
> state to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee. The Records Committee
> maintains an “official” list of all birds known to have b…
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Date: 4/18/17 7:04 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Correction on Yong Comment - Camden County - Yellow-throated Warbler
Sorry for another post.

It is important to me to correct myself in that I meant to say, other
birders. NOT a singular birder......

I heard a Whip tonight around the yard tonight. Unlike recent other nights,
it called soon after the total darkness. This spring, whips has been calling
long after the darkness, and early in the morning hours, for example, 6AM in
the morning.

Yong Kong
Camden County

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Subject: Yong Comment - Camden County - Yellow-throated Warbler

Every early April I am in search of Yellow-throated Warbler around my yard
and the Homewoods behind, and no luck. Every spring I am convinced that I
have no clue how to spot a Yellow-throated Warbler on my own, so I head out
to Belleplain or Corbin City WMA, and those Yellow-throateds are gimmie bird
and I have no trouble finding or ID them by sound.

That leads me to a personal question. Just to be crystal clear I am only
talking about myself and I am not judging other birder about what is to
follow on next comment. I have had nesting Cooper's hawk around my house
and the homewoods. This spring is no different. Heard a coop call in the
morning while walking the dogs about a week ago behind my house. I told
myself to the Coop to move on, as he has no chance to nest around my
homewoods. Reason ?

I spent too much time chopping around the homewoods, especially during the
late April and May in search of warblers. So my guess is I am chasing
nesting coops away. This afternoon after work, heard another Coop call.
Tided the dogs onto a near by tree, then I was in search of that Coop. As
luck would have it, found the bird and even took some photos.

As it happens just about every spring, coops call around my homewooods
seeking mates and nesting habitat, but I chase them away as I am too busy in
search of birds. One year, they nested only a few hundred feet from my
bedroom window and I never noticed it until much later in the season.

If I love my homewoods birds so much, I should stop birding and stay off the
woods. Photos of Coop that saw this afternoon on my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Keller
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:11 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden County - new arrivals for me - BH Vireo,
Yellow-throated Warbler

Well, taking a walk around Newton Lake Park worked! I am not so sure
Yellow-throated warbler is a gimmie
for the county. I am assuming this is a migrant. This is a rare breeder in
the county I believe. I just checked ebird
and plugged in May and June - the past ten years. Hardly anything in Camden.
Of course, that could be lack
of birder coverage also! This species is still on my radar to try and
confirm breeding in the county. Ehrke Rd. looks
good. Chew Rd. Etc. It was along the path from Lees Rd. - the south path
heading west. That’s a great area for
migrants. BH Vireo this section also.

I did some checking on Tricolored Herons. Seems April is a good month! I was
thinking July and August for
post breeding wanderers in Camden. Although where in Camden???? Marilyn had
one today in Gloucester, the
Dream Park

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 4/18/17 5:20 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Camden County - Yellow-throated Warbler
Every early April I am in search of Yellow-throated Warbler around my yard
and the Homewoods behind, and no luck. Every spring I am convinced that I
have no clue how to spot a Yellow-throated Warbler on my own, so I head out
to Belleplain or Corbin City WMA, and those Yellow-throateds are gimmie bird
and I have no trouble finding or ID them by sound.

That leads me to a personal question. Just to be crystal clear I am only
talking about myself and I am not judging other birder about what is to
follow on next comment. I have had nesting Cooper's hawk around my house
and the homewoods. This spring is no different. Heard a coop call in the
morning while walking the dogs about a week ago behind my house. I told
myself to the Coop to move on, as he has no chance to nest around my
homewoods. Reason ?

I spent too much time chopping around the homewoods, especially during the
late April and May in search of warblers. So my guess is I am chasing
nesting coops away. This afternoon after work, heard another Coop call.
Tided the dogs onto a near by tree, then I was in search of that Coop. As
luck would have it, found the bird and even took some photos.

As it happens just about every spring, coops call around my homewooods
seeking mates and nesting habitat, but I chase them away as I am too busy in
search of birds. One year, they nested only a few hundred feet from my
bedroom window and I never noticed it until much later in the season.

If I love my homewoods birds so much, I should stop birding and stay off the
woods. Photos of Coop that saw this afternoon on my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Keller
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:11 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden County - new arrivals for me - BH Vireo,
Yellow-throated Warbler

Well, taking a walk around Newton Lake Park worked! I am not so sure
Yellow-throated warbler is a gimmie
for the county. I am assuming this is a migrant. This is a rare breeder in
the county I believe. I just checked ebird
and plugged in May and June - the past ten years. Hardly anything in Camden.
Of course, that could be lack
of birder coverage also! This species is still on my radar to try and
confirm breeding in the county. Ehrke Rd. looks
good. Chew Rd. Etc. It was along the path from Lees Rd. - the south path
heading west. That’s a great area for
migrants. BH Vireo this section also.

I did some checking on Tricolored Herons. Seems April is a good month! I was
thinking July and August for
post breeding wanderers in Camden. Although where in Camden???? Marilyn had
one today in Gloucester, the
Dream Park

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 4/18/17 4:11 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden County - new arrivals for me - BH Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler
Well, taking a walk around Newton Lake Park worked! I am not so sure Yellow-throated warbler is a gimmie
for the county. I am assuming this is a migrant. This is a rare breeder in the county I believe. I just checked ebird
and plugged in May and June - the past ten years. Hardly anything in Camden. Of course, that could be lack
of birder coverage also! This species is still on my radar to try and confirm breeding in the county. Ehrke Rd. looks
good. Chew Rd. Etc. It was along the path from Lees Rd. - the south path heading west. That’s a great area for
migrants. BH Vireo this section also.

I did some checking on Tricolored Herons. Seems April is a good month! I was thinking July and August for
post breeding wanderers in Camden. Although where in Camden???? Marilyn had one today in Gloucester, the
Dream Park

Good birding all.


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Date: 4/18/17 8:20 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Belated report- Anhinga, Monmouth County
Linda Mack reports from 4/16/17:

"Flying north with Turkey Vultures above Spermaceti Cove. Soaring - long,
thin dark neck tapering to head/bill, long/flat wings, "broom" - like tail
shape. Drifted higher and off towards NY. Also seen by Bob Auster."

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 4/18/17 7:01 am
From: Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
I investigated further and learned that NJDFW did approve a special use permit for a drone at that site, which was needed to inspect the water tower. It should have been limited to the area of the tower and Magnesite Plant, which is sounds like it was. Just FYI


Kashi Davis,

CMP, NJ



Christina Davis
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NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
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Woodbine, NJ 08270

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________________________________
From: Davis, Christina
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:50:05 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>; Anne Bekker
Subject: Re: OT, but...drones.


This property is owned by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and is a Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The current policy of the Division is that drones are prohibited on WMAs (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/wmaregs.htm). However, they are permitted with a Special Use Permit. Since you did not see the pilot, you would have no way of knowing if this was a permitted or not, but at least you now know the policy.


In the case that it was not permitted, and as a reminder that this resource exists for environmental issues in NJ (of any kind -- wildlife, air, water, pollution, etc) you can always call 1-877-WARN-DEP to report violations and they will send the message along to the appropriate person (in this case, likely a Conservation Officer to investigate). There is also an app for the hotline you can use to document issues that you are observing. More info here:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/warndep.htm

NJDEP 1-877-WARNDEP Hotline<http://www.nj.gov/dep/warndep.htm>
www.nj.gov
For Environmental Emergencies: The Department has a toll-free telephone hotline ...


Kashi Davis
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Christina Davis
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________________________________
From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 10:20:11 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: OT, but...drones.

Hi, all,

Yesterday, while birding the magnesite plant at Cape May, we were harassed
by a drone. I use the term "harassed" because it was flying low (50'?) and
tracking us for about a minute, and it hovered over us in place for awhile
once we stopped and stood still and stared at it. It was very intrusive,
to say the least, and had I been alone, I would have been frightened. The
operator was nowhere in sight. (This aside, they're also quite loud.)

I guess that (unfortunately) a number of you have probably experienced
something like this. What recourse do we have?

Anne Bekker
Philadelphia


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Date: 4/18/17 6:50 am
From: Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
This property is owned by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and is a Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The current policy of the Division is that drones are prohibited on WMAs (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/wmaregs.htm). However, they are permitted with a Special Use Permit. Since you did not see the pilot, you would have no way of knowing if this was a permitted or not, but at least you now know the policy.


In the case that it was not permitted, and as a reminder that this resource exists for environmental issues in NJ (of any kind -- wildlife, air, water, pollution, etc) you can always call 1-877-WARN-DEP to report violations and they will send the message along to the appropriate person (in this case, likely a Conservation Officer to investigate). There is also an app for the hotline you can use to document issues that you are observing. More info here:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/warndep.htm

NJDEP 1-877-WARNDEP Hotline<http://www.nj.gov/dep/warndep.htm>
www.nj.gov
For Environmental Emergencies: The Department has a toll-free telephone hotline ...


Kashi Davis
Cape May Point, NJ




Christina Davis
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
2201 County Route 631
Woodbine, NJ 08270

p.609.628.1919
f. 609.628.2734
________________________________
From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 10:20:11 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: OT, but...drones.

Hi, all,

Yesterday, while birding the magnesite plant at Cape May, we were harassed
by a drone. I use the term "harassed" because it was flying low (50'?) and
tracking us for about a minute, and it hovered over us in place for awhile
once we stopped and stood still and stared at it. It was very intrusive,
to say the least, and had I been alone, I would have been frightened. The
operator was nowhere in sight. (This aside, they're also quite loud.)

I guess that (unfortunately) a number of you have probably experienced
something like this. What recourse do we have?

Anne Bekker
Philadelphia


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Date: 4/18/17 4:30 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yard, this morning
Brown Thrasher f.o.s., Towhee male f.o.s., Towhee female, Flicker, House Wren

White-throated Sparrows are still here. Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow here.

It just never gets old!

Karen
Ocean......

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Date: 4/18/17 3:42 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] radar thoughts
Ah well... time was not on our side... a week ago we were on the gulf coast (high island) & among the many species we saw, not a single warbler!
- karen, highland park

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Date: 4/18/17 3:25 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar thoughts

For those up, now would be a good time to study the radar images.

And I wish I was on the gulf coast somewhere this morning!

This is typical "look" for us with northerly winds.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/18/17 12:25 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar thoughts
For those up, now would be a good time to study the radar images.

And I wish I was on the gulf coast somewhere this morning!

This is typical "look" for us with northerly winds.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/17/17 7:20 pm
From: Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT, but...drones.
Hi, all,

Yesterday, while birding the magnesite plant at Cape May, we were harassed
by a drone. I use the term "harassed" because it was flying low (50'?) and
tracking us for about a minute, and it hovered over us in place for awhile
once we stopped and stood still and stared at it. It was very intrusive,
to say the least, and had I been alone, I would have been frightened. The
operator was nowhere in sight. (This aside, they're also quite loud.)

I guess that (unfortunately) a number of you have probably experienced
something like this. What recourse do we have?

Anne Bekker
Philadelphia


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Date: 4/17/17 6:19 pm
From: Rabbi Ilene Schneider <marltonbirder...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] iBird PRO
This may sound silly, but it's possible you don't have the sound on your
phone turned up! I'm always forgetting to raise the volume after I turn it
down in public. (It's the top button on the left side.)

I love the latest iBirdPro update. The thumbnail pix are nice size and very
clear.

Different topic: I heard my FOY House Wren burbling today.

Ilene
Marlton
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UNLEAVENED DEAD
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Date: 4/17/17 3:35 pm
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] iBird PRO
Hi All:

Question about iBird PRO. I have the app for my iphone and like it very much. What I have noticed is that somewhat more than occasionally, the "sounds" feature cannot be heard. For example, I select a bird, go to sounds then click on the speaker icon for the sound I want to hear from the selections. Tap on it and the red line moves through the graph and the yellow highlight moves to the right but no sound is heard. It continues along this way and will not play. All other functions are accessible while sounds is not.

Have others had this problem as well and is there a reason for it? This app is loaded into the phone and is independent of cellular service - isn't it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood Township


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Date: 4/17/17 7:54 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle on BirdCallsRadio
Birder's et al,

With kind permission from the JerseyBirds list admin.

Next guests on BirdCallsRadio is Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle Co-Authors of The Warbler Guide Book and App.
http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
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Date: 4/17/17 7:38 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White Ibis, Cape May County
Tom Reed reports:

Adult White Ibis west over Coral Ave dune crossing, picked up by Vince Elia.

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 4/17/17 5:14 am
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] MEETING TONIGHT
Please join Washington Crossing Audubon Society this evening for a program
entitled “Northwest PAssages: Nature in the far corner of Pennsylvania” by
Jeffrey Hall, Former president of WCAS. Monday, Apr. 17, 2017. Location
is Stainton Hall, The Pennington School, Pennington, NJ. Open to the
public, free of charge. Talk starts at 8:00, doors open at 7:30 for
refreshments. For directions, visit our website at
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Date: 4/17/17 4:49 am
From: Davis, Christina <Christina.Davis...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] shorebirds - Cumberland
FYI- My understanding is that the Div of Lands Mgmt staff will begin dropping the water level at Heislerville this week.

Kashi Davis
Cape May Point, NJ

Christina Davis
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NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
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Woodbine, NJ 08270

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:45:58 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: shorebirds - Cumberland

They are around! Alas, the main pool at Heislerville looks plain dreadful for any kind of
shorebirds - even if they started draining now! Record number or Mute Swans on the
main impoundment. Joy

We just have to go back to the old ways - find the high tide roosts, bird the mud that exposes
at low and medium tide, etc.

Marilyn and I hit Cumberland and Cape May today. Other birds of note
were the Night-herons - both species - at 44th St. in Avalon. Is that a nesting area?
Or just roosting? If thats nesting, I hope predators dont get to the nests. Thanks Gail!

Good birding all.


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Date: 4/16/17 4:49 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wharton State Forest - Camden County - FOS Common Yellothroats
Hello,
Decided to explore Burnt Mill Rd. today. I think I like that better than Sandy Causeway! A few more wet areas, which
I like in the Pine Barrens. I ddn’t have a chance to get out this morning, and 86 degrees this afternoon! Stuff was quiet!
But I was exploring for dragonflies and butterflies also. Still slow there for butterflies. Cannot figure out why! This afternoon
was perfect!
Anyway, 2 male Common Yellowthroats in an open wet area. That’s a tad early for up here. Although not this year! I would
probably have already if I was in Salem and Cumberland more. I am still missing L. Waterthrush. Very strange. Maybe Tues.
I can hit there in the morning then. Probably make all the difference!
Had FOS House Wren and Green wall Park this early afternoon. That’s basically on time. Again, it can var a couple
days. What was interesting is that I didn’t get in my yard yet! That’s usually the first.

Nature notes - Blue Corporals. Dragonfly sp. around also. It never landed so I have not a clue! I like birds in flight. Not
dragonflies! Brown Elfins there. Juvenals’s Duskywings. More Falcate Orangetips.

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 4/16/17 2:41 pm
From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] House Wren
Singing in my yard yesterday. May take over one of the bluebird boxes, and fill the others with twigs. I saw a Bluebird near one of them last week, but no evidence that they are using one.

Ted Chase

Franklin Twp., Somerset Co.


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Date: 4/16/17 2:37 pm
From: Mark Kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] FOY House Wren
Ditto Hillsdale NJ
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-------- Original message --------From: "Susie R." <njt456...> Date: 4/16/17 5:11 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY House Wren
Sang here this morning briefly.

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Date: 4/16/17 2:11 pm
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY House Wren
Sang here this morning briefly.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/16/17 1:45 pm
From: Roger Bynum <hawkstone5...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOS Ovenbird
Diane and I heard our FOS Ovenbird on Caranza Rd. This afternoon.

Roger Bynum
Medford




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Date: 4/16/17 10:57 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI]
Monk Parakeet 4/16/17 in my Bayonne backyard

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Date: 4/16/17 9:49 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] IT Services restored
Jerseybirders,

Princeton University’s IT services have been declared healthy again. However, there is a mail backlog that may take some time to clear, and it may include some Jerseybirds Listserv messages. Thank you for your patience and again, apologies for any inconvenience.

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Date: 4/16/17 9:17 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY B&W warbler
singing male at Bald Pate Mountain (Mercer Co, NJ)
also a lot (15?) towhees calling 
 
(white and red trails, 9-10:30 am)
 
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Date: 4/16/17 9:10 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] All Things Birds: Hidden Waters of Hunterdon 15-Apr
During our trip yesterday we explored Lake Solitude, Assisicong Marsh, and the Riverview section of the South Branch River Park. We tallied a total of 50 species, starting with a singing (and seen by some) Northern Waterthrush that greeted us as we stepped out of our cars at Solitude Lake. There a couple of us also witness an impressive aerial exchange of a fish from an Osprey to a opportunistic Bald Eagle. It was also a day for Pileated Woodpeckers which were observed at all 3 location, including one at Assisicong Marsh that gave us wonder close up views while he worked a couple of tree stumps adjacent to the road. My thanks to all the the participants and especially to Associate Naturalists Carole Hughes and Hank Burke for the added contribution of their expertise. It was a nice way to celebrate my birthday morning.

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Date: 4/16/17 8:44 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Princeton IT problems, Sunday April 16
Princeton Campus experiencing wide IT services outage

Posted April 16, 2017; 10:50 a.m.

by the Office of Communications


The Princeton University campus is experiencing a wide outage of information technology services today, Sunday, April 16.

The services that are affected include email, central authentication services and the secure remote access system.

The outage began late Saturday night. University staff are working to restore services.

Details will be posted at www.princeton.edu as more information becomes available.

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Additional information from the Jerseybirds/NJBIRDS listowners:

The IT outage includes Listserve messages, which may be delivered inconsistently or not at all; we are posting this in the hope it will get through at some point. Please check the home page, www.princeton.edu for updates. Please use other means to distribute rarity information until further notice. Our apologies for the inconvenience.


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Date: 4/15/17 4:46 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] shorebirds - Cumberland
They are around! Alas, the main pool at Heislerville looks plain dreadful for any kind of
shorebirds - even if they started draining now! Record number or Mute Swans on the
main impoundment. Joy……

We just have to go back to the old ways - find the high tide roosts, bird the mud that exposes
at low and medium tide, etc.

Marilyn and I hit Cumberland and Cape May today. Other birds of note
were the Night-herons - both species - at 44th St. in Avalon. Is that a nesting area?
Or just roosting? If that’s nesting, I hope predators don’t get to the nests. Thanks Gail!

Good birding all.


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Date: 4/14/17 6:09 pm
From: Robert DeCandido PhD <rdcny...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Warbler Migration - Summit, NJ - May 1878
Migration of Some Warblers Through Summit, N, J., During the Last Spring [= May 1878].

1. Mniotilta varia, Black and White Creeper. ¬ First seen on the 23d of April. These birds breed here.

2. Parula americana, Blue Yellow-backed Warbler [Northern Parula]. ¬ First seen on the 6th of May, and afterward becoming very common. Left about the 12th of May.

3. Helminthophaga pinus. Blue-winged Yellow Warbler [Blue-winged Warbler]. ¬ Obtained a single specimen on the 30th of May. Breeds.

4. Helminthophaga ruficapilla, Nashville Warbler. ¬ First seen about the 10th of May. Saw none after the 11th of May.

5. Dendroica aestiva, Yellow Warbler. ¬ First seen about the 10th of May. Breeds here.

6. Dendroica virens, Black-throated Green Warbler. ¬ First seen May 3, and were common until about the 9th of May, after which time I saw none, though these birds are said to breed here.

7. Dendroica caerluscens, Black-throated Blue Warbler. ¬ First seen May 2d. This bird is not very plentiful in this part of the country. Left about the 9th of May.

8. Dendroica coronata, Yellow-rump Warbler. ¬ First seen on the 28th of April, afterward becoming very common. The day before they left they were so numerous that one tree contained about fifty. The next day, May 12, there was not one to be seen.

9. Dendroica blackburniae, Blackburnian Warbler. ¬ Saw a single specimen on the 8th of May.

10. Dendroica striata, Black-poll Warbler. ¬ First seen May 12. At the dale of writing (June 4) it is still here.

11. Dendroica castanea, Bay-breasted Warbler. ¬ Saw a single bird on 4th of May.

12. Dendroica maculosa, Black and Yellow Warbler [Magnolia Warbler]. ¬ Saw a single bird on the 18th of May.

13. Dendroica palmarum, Yellow Red-poll Warbler [Palm Warbler]. ¬ First seen on the 15th of April, and after that became quite common. They left about the 28th of the same month.

14. Dendroica pinus, Pine Warbler. ¬ Saw a single bird on the 4th of May.

15. Geothlipis trichas, Maryland [Common] Yellow-throat. ¬ First seen on the 6th of May. Breeds here. I found a nest containing five eggs on the 17th of May.

16. Dendroica pennsylvanica, Chestnut-sided Warbler. ¬ First seen on the 6th of May. Left about the 12th. I have seen none since, though they are said to breed here.

17. Icteria virens, Yellow-breasted Chat. ¬ First seen about the 7th of May. Breeds here.

18. Setophaga ruticilla, Redstart. ¬ First seen May 7. Breeds here.

Geo. Lawrence Nichols.
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Date: 4/14/17 1:17 pm
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Spring Meeting of the NJ Bird Records Committee
Jersey Birders,



I have posted the results of the Spring 2017 meeting of the NJ Bird Records
Committee on the web site. Some of the highlights of the season include the
third state record of Reddish Egret, the second European Golden-Plover, the
second Rock Wren, and the promotion of Eurasian Tree Sparrow from the
Provenance Uncertain list to New Jersey State List.



Bill Boyle, Secretary

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Date: 4/14/17 1:15 pm
From: Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Juncos
Home early. I seem to still have one, and only one.

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Date: 4/14/17 12:49 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland County shorebirds
My wish bird for the day was shorebirds. Found plenty, into the thousands at Cumberland County salt marsh mudflats. Arrived at the Maple Avenue impoundment in low tide, and plenty of shorebirds at distance. This was good sign and I was ready for search.

Plenty of more shorebirds at the near by mudflat. Set up the scope and have camera ready, then I was so overwhelmed. Reason ?.

Trying to shift thru many shorebirds as fast as possible in order to get to the next group before they would take flight. And of course, lack of ID skills on shorebirds was the major source of fun-stress.I would estimate somewhere between 100 to 200 dowitchers in the mix along with the thousand strong dunlin flock.

Ended up finding an interesting plover among the hundreds strong black-bellied plover mix. No flight or underwing photos. Some photos of my day on my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 4/14/17 11:57 am
From: Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Help re iPhone bird calls
For a number of years I have used birdJam iPod for my Princeton Adult School bird class re North American birds, but although it has hardly been used, I am concerned that the iPod battery may go down (I think it may already have diminished somewhat). I soon found out that Apple can no longer replace batteries so turned to iPhones to see if there is a backup replacement for Margot's (my wife) phone (I'm cell phone illiterate but could easily, I suspect, learn to operate songs and call as I did with the iPod). Several suggested to get BirdTunes app. So at the Apple Store we learned that just now, they can no longer add BirdTunes to cell phones.

Any suggestions for a substitute bird song app? And we are certainly not interested in adding to our knowledge of identifying birds
via a cell phone. As Ring Lardner, the writer, once said that "the situation is desperate but not serious" (also can apply to missing a staked-out bird) so I suppose that applies to our request as well but still hope you can help. Thank you.

Tom Southerland



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Date: 4/14/17 11:40 am
From: Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, April 19 as we explore "Habitat and Season – Wild
Food Plants for Birds and People" with Bobcat Saunders.

Both habitat and season are key determinants of wild food plants available
for birds and people to eat. Bob will talk about their relationships,
including pictures, food samples, recipes and a handout. Bobcat Saunders
has been cooking and eating wild foods for over 5 decades, and lives to
keep finding new and better ways to cook them. He has researched cooking
from many countries, both formally and from regular everyday cooks (ex.
Greece, Turkey, Peru, China). He has also studied with Tom Brown, Jr. (The
Tracker), “Wildman” Steve Brill, David Winston, and Peeka Trenkle. For
twenty years, he has taught “Going Wilder in the Kitchen” classes about
cooking and healing with wild plants, herbs and mushrooms, for a number of
nature centers and outdoor organizations in the area. Meetings are held at
Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business Meeting at
7:30pm. Program begin at 8pm. All programs are free and open to the public.

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Fair Lawn


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Date: 4/13/17 5:17 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 2017 Black Rail Survey - New Jersey Audubon
New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory will be once again be searching the marshes of southern New Jersey for the elusive Black Rail - an attempt to assess its distribution and population (this is the final year of a 3 year study). The Black Rail is the most imperiled bird of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, with a rapid decline in population over the last 15 years. This NJ Audubon Citizen Science project, in conjunction with NJ ENSF and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation, is looking for volunteers to conduct surveys during the 28 April to 30 June time period. We are inviting you to take part in this important survey, and attend an informational training session on Saturday, April 15th at the Center for Research and Education (CRE) in Goshen: 11 am - 1 pm (pizza lunch included). The address is 600 Rt. 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ. Please RSVP your intent to attend this session and help with our research efforts. Hope to see you there!!

Please RSVP to the CMBO Program Director ,Brett Ewald, at <brett.ewald...><mailto:<brett.ewald...>

Good Birding!

David

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Date: 4/13/17 10:18 am
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Overnight Cape May Pelagic on Sat, May 20 - Sun, May 21
Cape May Bird Observatory is running an overnight pelagic on Sat-Sun, May
20-21 and I plan on coming along to help them out ... well, and to get
offshore at a great time of year. This is the season for migrant seabirds
like jaegers (including shots at seeing gorgeous adults), South Polar Skua,
Arctic Tern, phalaropes, plus a variety of tubenoses. Due to their figure-8
migration pattern, spring is the best time to see Sooty Shearwater in our
area. And we've found Leach's Storm-Petrel to often be easier in the spring
than in the summer.

Contact CMBO directly to sign up. Here's additional information.

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1949392


Hope to see you aboard.


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Date: 4/13/17 9:52 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Recent Cape May notes: Eur. Whimbrel, Swallow-tailed Kite, arrivals
Hi all –

The past few days brought some excellent birding to the Cape. In addition
to the Brown Booby of a couple days back, the Springwatch at Coral Ave also
netted a European Whimbrel yesterday morning. An apparent first for Cape
Island, it was traveling west with a dozen "American" Whimbrel and
continued up the bay with them. Some photos of that bird are available
within this eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35896253

A light frontal passage during the midday hours yesterday proved just
enough to kick the winds around to NW and funnel some birds down to Cape
May. There was a noticeable burst of swallows at Cape May Point through the
afternoon along with an uptick in raptors, including the first Broad-winged
Hawk(s) of the year. It was also the perfect set of conditions for
Swallow-tailed Kite, and we were pleased to see one sailing in from the
Meadows shortly after 2:30pm. It hawked a few dragonflies (also newly
arrived on the NW winds) over the State Park for a short time and then
continued SW toward Delaware. Some photos of the Kite can be found within
this eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35910991

The week's mild weather brought in a decent number of arrivals, as I'm sure
was the case at many locations. A sampling of recent "FOYs" locally include
Parasitic Jaeger (9 Apr), Northern Parula (9 Apr), Cattle Egret (9 Apr),
Royal Tern (10 Apr), Green Heron (12 Apr), Caspian Tern (12 Apr), and
Ovenbird (12 Apr).


good birding,
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 4/13/17 7:40 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Last of season juncos
The main flock of about 30 juncos here left about 10 days ago but I've had
smaller groups of up to about 10 here on and off since then.

Purple Finches have replaced the juncos as I've had up to 12 on the feeder
at one time, but their numbers, too, seem to be declining.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:03 AM, Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
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> Bernie, I was just about to respond that your post reminded me that I
> haven’t seen Juncos for a couple of days
> when one appeared (a female?) at my birdbath, took a sip, and flew off.
>
> Diane Louie, Madison
>
>
>
> Last year my last-of-season Junco sighting was April 18. I still have
> several around today, but I imagine they will be disappearing shortly. Just
> wondering if others are still seeing them?
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
>
>
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Date: 4/13/17 7:03 am
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Last of season juncos
Bernie, I was just about to respond that your post reminded me that I haven’t seen Juncos for a couple of days
when one appeared (a female?) at my birdbath, took a sip, and flew off.

Diane Louie, Madison



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wondering if others are still seeing them?

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Date: 4/13/17 6:32 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Return of the Raven to NJ (eBird artcle)
Interesting eBird article on the return of the Common Raven to NJ. The
article is three years old, so the Ravens' range has probably expanded even
more...

Interesting factoid from the article. We live in "a relatively small area
on the planet" where the ranges of Fish Crow, American Crow and Common
Raven overlap: New Jersey, southern New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and
Connecticut. So I guess the days when I see all three of them are more
special than I thought. :-)

Here's a link to the article:

http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/the-return-of-the-raven/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/13/17 5:57 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Last-of-season Juncos?
Last year my last-of-season Junco sighting was April 18. I still have
several around today, but I imagine they will be disappearing shortly. Just
wondering if others are still seeing them?

Bernie Sloan
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Date: 4/12/17 11:10 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brown Thrashers
Three Brown Thrashers just spent about 20 minutes in my yard. Last year, a
pair nested close by and I am hoping for another pair this year.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/12/17 10:34 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] "Eurasian" Whimbrel, Cape May County
Tom Reed reports the following:

Whimbrel (European) (Numenius phaeopus phaeopus) (1)
- Reported Apr 12, 2017 06:26 by Tom Reed
- Cape Island--CMP--Coral Ave. dune crossing, Cape May, New Jersey
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.9327948,-
74.9651502&ll=38.9327948,-74.9651502
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35896253
- Comments: "**Very rare -- traveling west w/ flock of Am. Whimbrel at
about 0710. Distant looks. Totally whiffed on it during my first scope scan
through the group. A second scan revealed a slightly paler/colder colored
Whimbrel that appeared to have a white wedge running up the back from the
tail, plus a generally paler tail w/ white bleeding into the lateral tail
coverts. I got Arjan and Gerard on the bird, and then lost it as the flock
re-shuffled, though Arjan was able to keep it in view for longer and
secured very convincing views, plus a few photos. Did not see the pale
underwings, as they were in shadow for much of the time--but Arjan's photos
may show this once they make it to a larger format."

Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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Date: 4/12/17 10:30 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Magnificent Frigatebird, Burlington County
Mike Vogel reports the following:

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) (1)
- Reported Apr 12, 2017 11:05 by Mike Vogel
- Elm Dr home, Burlington, New Jersey
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8717177,-74.833317&ll=39.8717177,-74.833317
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35897798
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Flyover, headed very close to due south. Images overexposed
(camera settings weren't right, but I was caught off-guard and didn't want
to miss bird), but ID seems clear - even hooked bill is visible in some
photos."

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 4/11/17 1:15 pm
From: Fred Weber <fuagtics57...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yellow-throated Warbler
I saw a Yellow-throated today at noon near the Wardens Watch at the Celery Farm in Allendale (Bergen Co.). 3 of us could not relocate it, then I saw it again at 1:20 near the first bench north of the SE corner. Both sightings were brief. I spent another hour looking for it unsuccessfully.


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Date: 4/11/17 1:12 pm
From: Fred Weber <fuagtics57...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yellow-Throated Warbler
I saw a Yellow-throated Warbler at noon today near the Wardens Watch at the Celery Farm in Allendale (Bergen Co.). Three of us could not relocated it, then at 1:20 I saw it again by the first bench north of the SE corner. Both sightings were brief. I spent another hour looking for it unsuccessfully.


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Date: 4/11/17 11:54 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] wharton state forest exploring - Camden
I went exploring this morning. Sandy Causeway Rd. is fine. Some light sugar sand
spots. No problem with my car! About 2.5 miles in from Chew Rd. is a deeper, more
extensive section. I turned around there! No waterthrush or Prothonotary yet.
In fact no migrants unless some of the Pine Warblers and Gnatcatchers are migrants.
Had RB Nuthatches also.

I did have a Palm warbler along Ehrke. Love that rd! No RT Loon though.....l

Checked Donio and Whyndam area for shorebirds. Nope! They might be storm
areas!

Butterfly notes - slow for some reason. Sandy Causeway. No Elfins. strange.
That road is also known as Sandy Crossway on some maps for those interested.

I will have to explore the north end from Atsion Rd. sometime.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/11/17 7:04 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brown Booby, Cape May Pt.
The highlight of this morning's migration watch at Coral Ave was an imm. Brown Booby that flew into the bay at 6:58am. No word on any additional sightings as of yet, though it appeared to be moving in toward the Sunset Beach area at the time we saw it.

Other notables included the season's first Black Skimmers (3), a flyover Dickcissel, 4 Eastern Willets, and 65 northbound Common Loons. A full list from the morning can be found here--http://trektellen.org/count/view/1703/20170411


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Date: 4/10/17 12:18 pm
From: Heather Martz <martzfam5...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Another Common Raven Nest
Jersey Birders,

In addition to the other posts, there are also a pair of nesting Ravens at
the American Metro Center in Hamilton, Mercer County, NJ. The nest is
under the passageway through the building up in the ceiling tucked away.

Not too much traffic through here and no one else has seemed to notice.

The American Metro Center is across the railroad tracks from the Hamilton
Train Station.

See the link for photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35181737

Thanks

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Date: 4/10/17 11:28 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Piscataway white Red-tailed Hawk!
Haven't heard anyone mention this bird in a while. Sometimes hangs out
around the Livingston campus of Rutgers near Route 18. I used to look for
it a lot but gave up. Today I was driving on an errand along River Road in
Piscataway near the Rutgers football stadium when I spotted what looked
like a white balloon drifting in the sky. But then the "balloon" flapped
its wings a couple of times! Size and shape and flying/soaring pattern all
said Red-tailed Hawk. But the bird was all white. It was exceptionally cool
to see this large white bird soaring in lazy circles against the clear blue
sky!!! :-)

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/10/17 11:12 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 25 Black Vultures on the ground
Was driving down to Princeton from Highland Park on Route 27 yesterday.
Just before we got to Kingston there were about 25 Black Vultures on the
ground in a small field on the right side of the road. Most I've ever seen
on the ground at one time! Driving home we saw a barely recognizable deer
carcass in that field. I've never seen one picked so clean...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/10/17 8:13 am
From: JONATHAN READER <jwreader...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp Barred Owl
  Yesterday from 6:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. I birded Pleasant Plains Rd by
the Bridge
  I saw a Barred Owl, a Pine Warbler, a Field Sparrow, a White Crowned
Sparrow, 4 Phoebes,
  2 Tree Swallows and 2 wood ducks.

   Good Birding
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Date: 4/10/17 7:18 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The joys of "bird guiding"
Jerseybirders,

I offered to take my birding chum Andres Choussy to Cape May yesterday, to introduce him to the region. Andres has been birding in NJ for a few years, but had never gone further south than Forsythe.

We followed a vigorous itinerary, visiting four sites on Cape Island before lunch, having sandwiches at the Wawa in the Villas (a requirement for the southern New Jersey birding experience!), and then going to five spots at the "elbow" of the bay (Jakes Landing west to Heislerville). We ended the day at the Ocean City visitor center on the 9th street causeway. Some sites were lively, some not at all; Heislerville's main pool, for example, only had Mute Swans, with Ospreys and an eagle overhead. Not one shorebird visible.

Best birds were two Tundra Swans on Plover Pond in the morning (Lifer for Andres), a Prothonotary Warbler foraging on the ground on the yellow trail at CMPSP (another Lifer), Purple Sandpipers on the Higbee's jetty (best because, for Andres, it was Lifer #3), and an astonishingly close-up visit by a Yellow-throated Warbler on Pine Swamp Road in Belleplain. What color! The Yellow-crowned Night Herons at the OC visitor center are in bright, breeding plumage, including exceptionally long head plumes almost iridescent in color. Andres has a good camera and knows what he's doing with it, so I let him take all the pictures. I'm hopeful some will show up on his version of our site lists.

We had 98 species for the day, but the count was far less important than the up close encounters we had with numerous individual birds today: a Field Sparrow (10 feet, singing happily away in the morning sun), a Tree Swallow (6 feet, just watching us watch him/her), the Prothonotary (10 feet, feeding on the ground; we walked away after awhile to leave it be), the Yellow-throated Warbler (8 feet on a low branch in the otherwise totally silent Belleplain Forest afternoon), and the "tropical canopy walk" view of the night herons from the OC Visitor Center. We also were just bowled over by the dozens (hundreds?) of loons, scoters, and gannets on the move on the water.

It was a day which made manifest that one of the great joys of birding is sharing places one knows and sights one has seen with someone else, and watching THEIR face light up with delight over something...sunrise at Cape May Meadows with birds visible and audible everywhere, for example. Andres finding a Lifer Prothonotary Warbler and then us being able to watch it forage for a full ten or fifteen minutes until we decided to walk away was a great experience, no matter how many Prothonotary Warblers I may have seen in my life.

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly


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Date: 4/9/17 4:26 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Reservoir
Gorgeous day there today and probably the birdiest I've seen it in a while. First off the eagles had two hatches and the chicks seem fat and happy.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3e0_1491774863

Also had 4 american kestrels over Chestnut Ridge

3 Red-tailed hawks

2 Cooper's hawks

4 field sparrows

4 bluebirds

3 pine warblers

3 YRW

1 palm warbler

many tree swallows

still quite a few bufflehead and coot but no mergansers or ringed necked ducks.


As you may hear from the audio, both the Tom's River and Brick eagle nests failed to produce...rough Spring.


Regards,

James

Jackson, NJ


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Date: 4/9/17 4:03 pm
From: Brian Kushner <bkushner2...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mute Swans
Just counted 65 Mute Swans in the main Pool at Matts Landing


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Date: 4/9/17 9:23 am
From: Stuart and Wendy Malmid <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Monmouth County Audubon Meeting April 12
Jerseybirders

Join Travis Hamill of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance at the next meeting of Monmouth County Audubon Society on Wednesday April 12th at 8PM when he presents his program entitled "Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness". Meetings take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 200 Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven. The public is welcome and admission is free.

There's nothing quite like the natural wonders of Utah with its vast network of canyons, steep snow covered mountain slopes,unique monuments in the middle of open landscapes, and a rich cultural history in the cliffs and valleys.Much of the land in Utah is public land, managed by the federal government so as to be accessible for everyone to enjoy. The state of Utah is unique with its more than 9 million acres of land that qualifies as "wilderness" which means they are pristine, untrammeled areas that should be protected and preserved. Unfortunately, there are many potential threats to this wilderness that are poised to prevent these amazing areas from being preserved and could destroy access to these public lands.

"Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness" is a short film, narrated by Robert Redford that features images of Utah's Redrock Wilderness areas and the music is produced by Utahans who want to see these beautiful public lands protected. This is not just a Utah problem for two reasons. One is that these are public lands, managed by the federal government and held in trust for every American and two, it is part of a larger story of maintaining the many ecological and climate buffering functions provided by our wild public lands. Travis Hamill the Eastern Grassroots Organizer for SUWA will follow the film and discuss the current legislative issues that face the wilderness movement in Utah and what citizens can do to affect change for these valuable places. There will also be a Q & A session where the audience can ask questions about the Utah wilderness movement.

For directions to the meeting place and more information about Monmouth County Audubon Society go to:

monmouthaudubon.org or like us at facebook.com/MonmouthAudubon


Wendy Malmid
Program Chairperson
MCAS
PO BOX 542
Red Bank, NJ 07701


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Date: 4/8/17 2:00 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Negative Report. Ruff-less day at Pedricktown Marsh, Salem County
As I have invested so many birding hours last spring at P’Town Marsh with nothing to show for it, I did my first reply this morning in search of same bird that has not been reported there since 2007, according to eBird.

About an hour after my arrival, the tide was rising to perfection. I was so optimistic the bird would be there. If I think otherwise, why bother going and waste a half day ? Plus, I had a front row seat at the “historic” Ruff Capital of North America but still no luck. It is going to take whole a lot motivation this spring to make the weekly trip there until the Spatterdock and Phrags gets too dense to find birds.

Based on ebird and JBirds reports, so many birders come home with basket full of birds. Perfect example would be Marc C., a great birder.

However, for me, I was unable to even line the very bottom of my basket with birds today.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 4/8/17 9:33 am
From: Raymond M. Soff Jr. <clarksnutcracker...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] European Goldfinch
April 8, 2017

My backyard/Nyger birdfeeders


At about 11:30 a.m. I saw a European Goldfinch at one of my Nyger birdfeeder pouches in my parents' backyard.


The last time I saw a European Goldfinch was in Saddle Brook Park, about a 1/4 mile from my parents' house, on April 30, 2015. A European Goldfinch visited my parents' yard during the entire Summer and part of the Fall of 2014. I'm assuming that it is the same individual that I saw today, and that I saw in April 2015, and during most of the Summer and part of the Fall of 2014.


I hope to report this bird, for all cases, for the Records of NJ Birds, next week.


Raymond M. Soff J.r.

Saddle Brook, N.J.


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Date: 4/8/17 8:13 am
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Common Nighthawks
Jerseybirders,

I've seen a handful of Common Nighthawk reports already, the first being a
month or so ago and the last on April 5th I believe. An early date in NJ
would be late April. What would be more expected earlier in April or late
March even is Eastern Whip-poor-will.

According to the eBird bar charts the closest bird at the time of the
Bayonne sighting last month was Nicaragua and the closest birds now
(according to the same source) are in south Florida.

While the weather has produced some interesting records as of late
(overwintering Northern Waterthrush in LI, NY), a picture or excellent
documentation goes a long way.

Mike Britt
Bayonne


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Date: 4/8/17 7:44 am
From: Christina P. Riehl <criehl...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Princeton Rusty Blackbirds, 4/8
About 12 Rusty Blackbirds were along the D&R canal tow path in Princeton this morning, south of the canal and just east of Harrison St. The wet woods here are a good place for them in the spring.

Full ebird checklist, including mediocre photos, at

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35781527

Good birding all,

Christie Riehl
Princeton


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Date: 4/8/17 6:46 am
From: nancy arbitblit <gardenlady823...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting seen in my Bayonne backyard 4/7/17

https://flic.kr/p/SpLAzD

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Date: 4/7/17 5:05 pm
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bald Eagle sighting
Hi All:

Heading north through the village of Pittstown, Hunterdon County early this evening , we spotted an adult Bald Eagle circling low near a pond along Pittstown Road. So nice to see.

Time to start wondering if there is a new nest nearby maybe along the south branch of the Raritan River or is it a bird from the residents at Round Valley or just passing through.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood Township


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Date: 4/7/17 6:35 am
From: Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Grebe
This could be the one that was at Mercer Corporate Park for about 2 weeks - he left early this week.



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To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 9:31 am
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Grebe

This AM at the back end of the island of Lake Assunpink there was a
breeding plumage Horned Grebe. I would appreciate it if others would look
for this bird as I am not 100% sure of the diagnosis.
In this plumage I am not totally confident I can rule out Eared Grebe.
FOY birds for me at Assunpink today included Osprey and Barn Swallow
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 4/7/17 6:30 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Grebe
This AM at the back end of the island of Lake Assunpink there was a
breeding plumage Horned Grebe. I would appreciate it if others would look
for this bird as I am not 100% sure of the diagnosis.
In this plumage I am not totally confident I can rule out Eared Grebe.
FOY birds for me at Assunpink today included Osprey and Barn Swallow
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 4/6/17 1:51 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] camden notes - migrants, common loon, lesser yellowlegs
Hello,
I am really loving that Ehrke Rd! Great migrants there. But no Purple Finch….. But still. Great birding!
Swamp Sparrow, Chipping Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, etc. It’s either the west or north end that
is the best. I need to look at a map…. No loons on that pond though.
Lesser Yellowlegs at the Whynham Pumping Station. A nice flooded filed! That spot might be my
shorebird spot. Need to check Farnham Park also.
Lake George came through and - yea!!! - Common Loon. Finally…..

Loads of other areas had stuff. Lots of flooded retention ponds around. BW Teal would be nice.
As would a Harrier. And let’s not forget the RT Loon! Swallows were everywhere. Feeding even in the downpours.
I actually had good weather for half, then the rain closed in.

Good birding all. The sky has cleared. I am back home. I might hit Tinicum for that Virginia Rail.

I missed walking some spots to try for the Camden Ravens. Next week!


Sandra Keller
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Date: 4/5/17 5:23 pm
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Major Blue-gray Gnatcatcher movement, Cape May
Hi all –

There was a significant Blue-gray Gnatcatcher flight at Cape May this
morning, perhaps best viewed from the dunes at Cape May Point. A minimum of
1,037 winged past the platform at Coral Ave between sunrise and 10:15am,
with 400+ counted between 8:30-9:30am. All of these were moving west,
generally a block or two north of the dunes, and in flocks ranging from
5-20 individuals. Winds last night appeared to shift from SW to W/NW,
perhaps causing these (presumably nocturnal) migrants to drift offshore
from the Delmarva or even VA Beach/OBX, with nearest land then becoming
Cape May at daybreak.

For those interested, here's an illustrated eBird checklist that details
the Gnatcatcher event, along with a great mix of other migrants at Cape May
Pt. this morning: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35714619 . Thanks
to Tom Johnson for compiling this.

It's worth noting that yesterday also featured many Gnatcatchers (and a
host of other early-season migrants) throughout the Cape May Peninsula,
with a general arrival at Belleplain State Forest plus quite a few on the
ground at Cape Island (easily 90+ just in my travels). A report from Cape
Henlopen, DE yesterday included at least 30 Gnatcatchers (
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35687797).

Swallows have also featured a bit more prominently these past two days,
with Barn Swallow, Rough-winged Swallow, and Purple Martin now "in" at Cape
May Point, plus an early-ish Bank Swallow yesterday. Waterbird migration
continues strong, as flocks of Double-crested Cormorants are now passing
through daily, increasing numbers of Common Loons are moving during the
mornings, and pods of egrets, herons, and Glossy Ibis are arriving from
Delaware.


good birding,
tr


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Cape May NJ
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Date: 4/5/17 5:21 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Interesting heron photo...
Great Blue Heron peeking over the edge of the spillway of one of the ponds
in Johnson Park (Middlesex County). Water in background is the Raritan
River.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/33837548335/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/5/17 11:59 am
From: Louise Wilkens <boatnbirdr...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pine Warbler and waterfowl at Duke Farms
Pine Warblers were seen today at Duke Farms, near the Reservoir. Also
Green-winged Teals, Ruddy Duck, American Wigeons, Ringed-necked Ducks, Wood
Ducks, American Black Ducks, Mallards, Ospreys, a Pileated Woodpecker, and
11 Wild Turkeys.


Louise Wilkens


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Date: 4/5/17 9:24 am
From: Susan Garretsonfriedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOS Pine Warbler at the SHWS Feeders today
Actually, he was in the cedars next to the feeders. We also had a return of the two Chipping Sparrows that first appeared Saturday, and the Fox Sparrow. The Juncos and White-throated Sparrows still continue however.

On a personal note, I had my FOS Palm Warbler and Phoebe in the Great Swamp NWR on Monday.

Good birding,,
Susan
Susan Garretson Friedman
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Date: 4/5/17 4:10 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brown Creeper
It's been a couple of years now but a Brown Creeper was on the "old Oak tree"
this morning in the yard.
Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, lots of Goldfinches....still here.
I had no Fox Sparrows this year. First year we didn't even have 1.
Karen
Ocean Twp

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Date: 4/4/17 8:32 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
Birds are moving. Even on the nw winds. That central area of the state
is all lit up. I don't think the birds will get far on nw winds though.
I could be wrong....

Thursday is my next free day. I hope the weather cooperates. Well
it was supposed to rain all day today, and it was beautiful!

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Date: 4/4/17 5:48 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - new foy birds, Ruddy Ducks, and a Purple Finch
Hello,
Went down to Cumberland at high tide. Done on purpose. Although that leaves
not much area for shorebirds. No, the main Heislerville pool is not drawn down yet.
Shorebirds still have lots of habitat! The cove at low and medium tide. Bivalve at
low and medium tide. That pond area at Moores Beach Rd. at low tide. Theres
a mud flat area across from the pond. The end of Moores Beach Rd. at low tide.
Loads of sand exposed. Maple Ave. has mud at low and medium tides. Etc.
I will be exploring other areas also this spring. And keeping my fingers crossed for
the main pool! It was great seeing the Forsters Terns, Snowy Egrets, Laughing Gulls,
etc. The island in the north pool at Heislerville already has nesting Corms! That
place deserves a visit a few times this spring! And another surprise this strange
winter - early spring. I shattered my Ruddy Duck April record! Over a hundred.
And another observer had 180 two days ago. Check ebird if interested. Wow!
Are they using that north pond as a staging area? Be interesting to see next
year. If it wasn't for the Ruddy's, a migrating Purple Finch would have been my
highlight for the day. They have been non existent this year. Learn the flight call.

Ebird notes - off line lists work very well. And save cellular data! I used a lot of
cellular in Ohio, so am cutting back for a week. It's important to do the lists while
out in the field. That way numbers and species are entered when seen. Or every
few minutes... which is what I usually do. For those with limited cellular, this
works well! And now I have ten lists to enter into ebird from the off line lists.
Its easy!

Good birding all.

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Date: 4/4/17 5:17 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] camden county habitat notes
Hello,
Spent a few hours in Camden before heading to Cumberland. Thought all
the rain would have some spots flooded. Yes! But no shorebirds! And no loons
on Lake George. If I miss loons for this big year......
The Donio Park has an area below a hill that gets water. Flooded. And theres a
pumping station near year with a field - flooded! Now I need the birds.....

Good birding all.

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Date: 4/4/17 11:08 am
From: Tom Johnson <tbj4...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Common Ravens nesting in Cape May County
Jersey birders,

Common Ravens are currently nesting in northern Cape May County at the B.L.
England Generating Station (power plant) in Beesleys Point. This morning,
two adults regularly brought food to vocal young (unknown number) in a
large stick nest under an overhanging part of the power plant facility. The
birds (and nest) are best viewed from these coordinates in the facility's
parking lot: 39.289335, -74.633939. From the appearance of the nesting
area, it seems possible that this isn't the first year that ravens have
used this nest.



Virginia Rettig and I spoke to plant managers this morning to help arrange
access here for birders. If you go, it's important to call the facility's
control room at (609) 390-5195 and let them know that you'll be watching
for the ravens. The fishing pier area and the parking lot adjacent to the
raven nesting spot are both fine for viewing, but I'd recommend staying out
of the way of workers coming and going from the facility.



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Thanks to Virginia Rettig, Chris Marks, Sam Galick, and Tom Reed for
helping to zero in on these birds over the past few days.



Good birding,

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Cape May, NJ

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Date: 4/4/17 8:07 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Interesting Great Blue Heron pose...
Ran across this interestingly-posed Great Blue Heron along the Raritan
River today. It did not move once while I watched for five minutes!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/33837429545/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/4/17 7:28 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows....
Are still plentiful in the yard, Juncos are here, and Goldfinches....around 15!
Cannot believe the different color stages that the Goldfinches come in.
Cowbirds are also here.
And my 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch and several White-breasted Nuthatches
And Downy Woodpeckers.
Cardinals are singing.....

Karen
Ocean Twp.

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Date: 4/4/17 7:18 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Juncos are gone
Lots of juncos still, including what looks like courtship behavior. And
still have a pair of red-breasted nuthatches who are paired up, too.

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ

On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM, STEVE MATTAN <stevemattan...>
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> Our Juncos are still here. Along with White-throated Sparrows and Fox
> Sparrows. And Woodcock were still ‘peenting’ Sunday evening.
>
> Chipping Sparrows and Pine Warblers are the most recent arrivals.
>
> Steve Mattan
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> > On Apr 4, 2017, at 8:37 AM, Susie R. <njt456...> wrote:
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> > The juncos left overnight, but a wave of Chipping Sparrows took their
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Date: 4/4/17 6:01 am
From: STEVE MATTAN <stevemattan...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Juncos are gone
Our Juncos are still here. Along with White-throated Sparrows and Fox Sparrows. And Woodcock were still ‘peenting’ Sunday evening.

Chipping Sparrows and Pine Warblers are the most recent arrivals.

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>
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Date: 4/4/17 5:37 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Juncos are gone
The juncos left overnight, but a wave of Chipping Sparrows took their place.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 4/3/17 7:13 pm
From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great day in Ocean City!
After spending the morning at Forsythe (palm and pine warblers were the highlights), we headed for Ocean City. Entering the 9th Street bridge fishing pier, we were greeted by 30+ Laughing gulls. About 30 yards out there were 3 horned grebes in breeding plumage and 3 red-breasted mergies. At the Stainton Wildlife Refuge on Bay Ave., an American bittern slipped in and out of the reeds at the south end. He kept company with a dozen gorgeous Northern shovelers, Green winged teal, a pair of Hooded mergies and a lonely Gadwall.

A Black crowned night heron perched near the golf course bridge. We wondered if there were others, so we headed for the visitor's center on the 9th street bridge. 3 Black-crowned and 4 Yellow-crowned night herons were perching in the cedars. Spring at last!
Good birding to all!
Judy Foulke
Egg Harbor Twp.


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Date: 4/3/17 4:54 pm
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Killdeer on April 3
FOS Killdeer has returned to Seaview Square Mall in Ocean Twp. where 1 or 2 have been for years.
Do not know where they nest but they love the Mall!


Karen
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Date: 4/3/17 4:48 pm
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic
Mon, 3 Apr 2017 19:44:17 -0400
Subject: Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic, New Jersey, US Apr 3,
2017 7:45 AM - 10:10 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) 52 species Canada
Goose (Branta canadensis) 150 Birds flying north American Wigeon (Anas
americana) 1 American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1 Hooded Merganser
(Lophodytes cucullatus) 38 All females Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
4 All females Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 6 American
Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) 1 Flying around as though it came in from
the East and then went north. Photo is a dot Great Blue Heron (Ardea
herodias) 7 Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
3 Burd on nest now for three weeks? Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) 2 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2 Mourning Dove
(Zenaida macroura) 24 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpe
Hi, Today was a return of Migration. There was obvious large movement of
chipping sparrows, Yellow-bellied Sap-suckers and a return of Pine and
Phoebes.
There was another American Bittern but it was way far out. I was watching
an Osprey flying around the pond from the north end fence at the pond. I
noticed a bird fly in relatively high from the eat head to ward Wilson ave
and then come back eat and go north toward the tower.
The Louisiana Waterthrush is not the first Don had one on the 30th of
March but this was my first and I believe only the second. Several people
got the bird down the stream beside wilson Ave.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 150 Birds flying north
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 1
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 38 All females
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 4 All females
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 6
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) 1 Flying around as though it
came in from the East and then went north. Photo is a dot

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 7
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 3 Bird on nest now for three weeks?
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) 2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 24
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 8

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 28

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 15

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 19

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 32
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 8
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 3
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 15

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 14

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 90
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) 1 On stream down from
Wilson Rd junction bridge.

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 2

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 6

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 26

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) 2

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) 80
Deal with it
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 40
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 9
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 24
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 18 Mostly flyovers
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 18

Bill Elrick Wyckoff.


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Date: 4/3/17 3:45 pm
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Little and Iceland Gulls at Spruce Run Reservoir
There were two LITTLE GULLS at Spruce Run Reservoir today. I saw them in
the afternoon flying over the lake from the stone pavilion located at Picnic
Area No. 2 Also at Spruce Run was a first cycle ICELAND GULL see from the
Boat Launch area. It was roosting on the shore with 43 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS.

John J. Collins
Raritan, NJ
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The earth should not be destroyed." (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
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Date: 4/3/17 3:03 pm
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Chipping Sparrow
FOY Chipping Sparrow appeared here this orning.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
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> This year's Chipping Sparrow just made an appearance on the feeder.
> It has not left feeders for a 1/2 hour. Hungry little guy.
>
> Karen
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Date: 4/3/17 2:35 pm
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Chipping Sparrow
This year's Chipping Sparrow just made an appearance on the feeder.
It has not left feeders for a 1/2 hour. Hungry little guy.

Karen
Ocean Twp.

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Date: 4/3/17 2:11 pm
From: Joan Labun <joan2bird...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Chipping sparrow Whiting
On April 1, saw my FOY Chipping sparrow at my feeder in Whiting. This morning 2 Red-winged blackbirds were enjoying what my feeders offered. Last week on Mar 28, I went to the community gardens in Whiting. In the pouring rain I saw a male Goldfinch taking a very joyous bath in little river in the road. That done he flew onto a tree branch and groomed. He looked liked like a yellow beacon on that gray day. Other birds seen - Bluejay, starling
robin mourning dove C grackle crow and of course Song sparrow singing in the rain.
Joan Labun
Whiting NJ

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Date: 4/3/17 1:03 pm
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Watchung Reservation
Hi,

I spent several hours today walking nearly four miles in Union County's Watchung Reservation. I split my time between the Deserted Village and Lake Surprise. When it was time to submit my eBird checklist, I felt certain I would get a message, "are you sure you wish to submit those numbers?"

Phoebe in numbers have been reported from many areas in the state. I have had several days recently where I tallied between six and twelve. This morning though, was extraordinary. Thirty eight Phoebe was most likely an undercount. The birds were low, high, everywhere. Flitting like swallows across Lake Surprise. Hawking insects from every available perch. Their full call, chatter and chip notes could be heard everywhere.

So too with Golden crowned Kinglet. I have seen near fall out conditions at Sandy Hook where you had to avoid stepping on them. This morning was similar. These little guys were everywhere. When I was through, I tallied sixty five, most likely, a severe undercount.

There were other birds also but not in numbers. Catbird, Hermit Thrush, singing Winter Wrens, Pine and Palm Warbler, and migrant DC Cormorants flying very high. Add to this a fox shrieking his territorial cry at close range and a garter snake and I'd say it was a near perfect morning.

Good birding.

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ


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Date: 4/3/17 5:22 am
From: Ken Walsh <woodsretreat...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] TUFTED DUCK Cape May Cty Sat 4/1 - 2 LITTLE GULLS and ICELAND GULL Hunterdon Cty Sunday 4/2
My apologies everyone: Especially for out-of-state birders, the boat launch and picnic area mentioned in my message are at Spruce Run Reservoir in Hunterdon County, Clinton, NJ just off of Van Syckles Road.


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Date: 4/2/17 8:33 pm
From: Ken Walsh <woodsretreat...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] TUFTED DUCK Cape May Cty Sat 4/1 - 2 LITTLE GULLS and ICELAND GULL Hunterdon Cty Sunday 4/2
Hey all,

The TUFTED DUCK continues in Cape May County at the Clarence Davies Sports Complex Sat 4/1 midday. As previously described by Sam, follow the road in all the way around to the back of the lot where it turns to gravel (overflow parking) and walk the power lines path north to the railroad tracks that look out over a pond. There were 99 ring-necked ducks there also. Be careful as they are indeed flighty.

I also had my FOY YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS at Belleplain and Jakes Landing Road on Sat.

Thanks to a heads up this morning, I saw an ICELAND GULL in the large gull flock on the beach near the boat launch in the company of 150 lesser black-backed and many ring-billed gulls.

As did a few other people, I then headed over to picnic area #2 just past the beach and walked out to the edge of the water to see 2 LITTLE GULLS keeping company with 7 BONAPARTE'S GULLS. They were close enough to clearly see them.

I went back to the boat launch and was joined by a group of birders and we were able to re-find the Iceland and then, to my surprise, someone found one of the Little Gulls sitting in the gull flock. After about 5-10 min the bird flew giving us all a close-hand showing of the black undersides of its wings.

Good birding,
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Bala Cynwyd, PA


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Date: 4/2/17 12:52 pm
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Belle Plain today - good
Liz, Nancy and I birded Belle Plain this morning Nd had FOY
Yellow-throated warbler, Louisiana waterthrush, Blue-Gray gnatcatcher, lots
of Pine Warblers, Phoebes and Tree swallows. Liz also had a B&W warbler
which I did not see nor hear. Joe Palumbo/Liz Bender/Nancy Schmidt


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Date: 4/2/17 12:42 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Little Egret April Fool's
Wow !! Harvey T. lived up to his reputation as one of the most generous
birders in NJ in terms of sharing his knowledge of birds. and ID.

I was a deek birder that gave Harvey a Stringer-birder April Fool's joke and
he spreads noting but bird-love in return and also share with JBirders. He
was the birder who rang my bell on LIEG and I have been hooked on this egret
ever since.
Most often, a birder has to pay if he/she wants to learn about the bird ID
from the experts by attending workshops. Yet, Harvey shared so much of his
knowledge here at free of charge. I hope I am not the only birder who could
not get enough of his LIEG ID tips and its life history.

Full discloser here, I have never seen one in live action anywhere. But, I
do believe starting from next week until the week before and/or the NJ
Audubon's WSB competition day would be the prime time to document the NJ's
1st LIEG. Reason ? I have little or no doubt if LIEG was present in NJ
during the prior WSB scouting week and/or during the prior competition day,
it would have been documented by now. End of the story. Yet that has not
happened yet.

Besides SNEG sighting at Brig this week, I also saw three SNEG at Holly Lake
(at Tuckerton Marsh) late in the morning today. Sightings at both locations
are by others and myself included. Based on my limited eBird research and my
gut feeling, the chance of documenting NJ's 1st LIEG with *split pony
tail"would have to be the next 4 weeks. I believe Harvey's photo dates
demonstrates this. Potential LIEG during late August may not pass the NJBRC
test simply because it may no longer have both plumes, and even tougher test
passing the Juv SNEG test.

I fully believe Harvey has set the stage of us NJ Birders to finally
document the NJ's 1st LIEG this year. Harvey's response email is the only
good thing came out from a deek birder who played a Stringer-birder April
Fool's joke.

Yong Kong
Camden County



-----Original Message-----
From: Harvey Tomlinson
Sent: Sunday, April 2, 2017 7:08 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Little Egret April Fool's

Hi Jersey Birders,
I was the recipient of Yong's April Fools joke and it involved what seems
to be my endless quest for Little Egret in New Jersey.
It was a great joke and I fell for it...Hook, Line and Stinker.
I got Yong last year with an Owl joke and he was getting "even".
Touche' my friend, but watch your back next year!
But, what a great segue into the topic of LIEG (Little Egret).
Over the years I have photographed lots of Odd Snowy egrets and along the
way learned some interesting facts about LIEG.
One of the most important is that it is a 3 year cycle bird and does not
start showing adult traits until it's second year. Sometimes the nuchal
plumes don't fully develop until year 3.
Along with the plumes the leg color can be black and green, just like a
young Snowy.
In the winter of 2012 an egret was reported from Hyannis Mass and after
some lengthy studies it was declared an Imm Little Egret.
In reading the eBird notes this bird didn't fit into the boxes as neatly as
it should have.
Notes were made stating the bill wasn't as long or dagger like as should be
and the head slope fell short of being more flat than rounded.
It's leg colors as seen in a lot of the pics show a typical mix of black
and green as seen on many imm Snowy's and the plumes were just small nubs.
I do not question the ID of this bird but it does open a can of worms over
LIEG ID points.
Had this bird been seen in the spring I'm thinking it would have gone
unnoticed
I'm a realist about finding a LIEG in New Jersey.
I know it's going to have to be a Crossley Guide Perfect adult bird with 2
long wind blown plumes. A long dagger shaped bill.
Gently sloping head, black legs and a Fierce look to it's bad self.
Below is a link to an album of Odd egrets I've shot along the way
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/albums/72157649834748283
Note the first bird in the album......
So to my dear friend Yong Kong....
Game ON!!!!
Good Birding
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven


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Date: 4/2/17 4:08 am
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Little Egret April Fool's
Hi Jersey Birders,
I was the recipient of Yong's April Fools joke and it involved what seems
to be my endless quest for Little Egret in New Jersey.
It was a great joke and I fell for it...Hook, Line and Stinker.
I got Yong last year with an Owl joke and he was getting "even".
Touche' my friend, but watch your back next year!
But, what a great segue into the topic of LIEG (Little Egret).
Over the years I have photographed lots of Odd Snowy egrets and along the
way learned some interesting facts about LIEG.
One of the most important is that it is a 3 year cycle bird and does not
start showing adult traits until it's second year. Sometimes the nuchal
plumes don't fully develop until year 3.
Along with the plumes the leg color can be black and green, just like a
young Snowy.
In the winter of 2012 an egret was reported from Hyannis Mass and after
some lengthy studies it was declared an Imm Little Egret.
In reading the eBird notes this bird didn't fit into the boxes as neatly as
it should have.
Notes were made stating the bill wasn't as long or dagger like as should be
and the head slope fell short of being more flat than rounded.
It's leg colors as seen in a lot of the pics show a typical mix of black
and green as seen on many imm Snowy's and the plumes were just small nubs.
I do not question the ID of this bird but it does open a can of worms over
LIEG ID points.
Had this bird been seen in the spring I'm thinking it would have gone
unnoticed
I'm a realist about finding a LIEG in New Jersey.
I know it's going to have to be a Crossley Guide Perfect adult bird with 2
long wind blown plumes. A long dagger shaped bill.
Gently sloping head, black legs and a Fierce look to it's bad self.
Below is a link to an album of Odd egrets I've shot along the way
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/albums/72157649834748283
Note the first bird in the album......
So to my dear friend Yong Kong....
Game ON!!!!
Good Birding
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven


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Date: 4/1/17 1:57 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] April Fools’ Day Birding- Cumberland County salt marsh and to Brig Refuge
I was a dumb birder who played a not-so-funny April Fools’ joke to fellow birder friends *yesterday* that I regret so much. It was not funny at all. So, I have to tell a true birding story of mine today.

While walking Cory and Pil out to the homewoods powerline, heard a bird song I was not familiar with. Instantly became an inadequate birder in terms of ear-birding, especially with the spring warbler migration just around the corner. The song turned out to be full song of a Red-breasted Nuthatch. I have had wintering RBNU before but never had one that sang a full song, not just those “yenk-yenk” calls.

Cumberland County salt marsh was the next agenda for the morning. Thousand strong dunlin flock, with many-many Black-bellied Plovers and both yellowlegs, and a single Willet.

Then after reading CMBO text about Harvey T’s find on Yellow-throated Warbler at Jakes Landing on 3-30, headed over to Belleplain State Forest to find my own. Struck out there as the place was bird-free-zone.

Then to Brig on the way home, just to refind those 8 snowy egrets that was reported yesterday. Why the special effort ? I wanted to see those SNEG’s yellow feet in flight. And bird-god cooperated and saw 4 of 7 in flight.

What is the big deal with SNEG’s yellow feet ? To calibrate my birding eyes, that is all. The Egret I am interested in supposedly have bit more paler yellow feet than SNEG. I have never seen this egret in live action so hopefully when I see one in flight in a mix flock of SNEG, I will know immediately by those paler feet.

Some photos of my day on my Flickr for those interested.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County




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Date: 4/1/17 11:16 am
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 2nd Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count 5-6-17 ( Birders Needed! )
Hi everyone, I'm putting together the 2nd annual birding event that will
take place over all of Ocean County with 9 teams covering different areas.
Each team will have a section to bird in Ocean County.

This will be similar to the CBC but will include all of Ocean
County instead of just a little part. Riverwood Park meeting room will be
the meeting spot to go over everyone's lists like the CBC and have dinner
which would be pizza and some dessert as well around 6pm. I have several
birders already interested and taking part.

Depending on how many are willing to join us will determine how much to
give for dinner, maybe 5 dollars.

You can start birding anytime after midnight. If you will be birding the
bay or ocean I suggest someone on your team has a scope.

So let me know if your interested and what team you would like to be on. If
you don't have much experience identifying birds, make sure someone on your
team does. Pick an area that you know well.

After that we can make meetup places with everyone on your team.

Let me know as soon as possible if you can join us! Any questions feel free
to send me a message.

Here are the birders who did it last year and a few added from this year
taking part, Please let me know if you will be joining us again. We had a
fantastic day last year with 189 species seen for the day! 32 observers
participated last year! You can see those results here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit#gid=212356673



Team 1 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and
Island Beach State Park - ( Team leader ) Shawn Wainwright, Rich Wolfert,
Al Della Bella, and Chris Licata.

Team 2 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Lavallette, Mantoloking, Bayhead,
Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Brick - ( Team leader ) Jessica
Howland, Peggy Cadigan and Anne Macaluso.

Team 3 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Silverton, Toms River and Island
Heights - ( Team leader ) Steven Weiss

Team 4 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Beachwood, Pine Beach, Ocean Gate,
Bayville, and Berkeley - ( Team leader ) Shannon Mancini , Nyleen Roszel,
and Jenn Stilwell.

Team 5 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Ocean Township, Forked River, Lacey,
and Waretown - ( Team leader ) Patrick B. Fream and Thomas Schiano

Team 6 ( Birders needed ) - Covering , Barnegat, Stafford, Surf City,
Harvey Cedars, and Barnegat Light - ( Team leader ) Eric Reuter, Lisa
Deubel, Karmela Moneta, and Marty DeAngelo.

Team 7 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Long
Beach Island, and Beach Haven - ( Team leader ) Donna Ortuso, Terry Lodge,
Jamie Harrison, Linda Woodfield, and Peter Mooney.

Team 8 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Lakewood, Whitesville, Lakehurst, and
Manchester - ?

Team 9 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Jackson Mills, Jackson, Cassville, New
Egypt, and Plumstead - ( Team leader ) Akira Kurosawa



Here is a map of Ocean County so you know your boundaries:
<http://newjersey.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,029,c,ocean.cfm>
http://newjersey.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,029,c,ocean.cfm

Hope to see you there!

And oh, if anyone is willing to bring a dessert that would be great! Let me
know!

Good birding,

Shawn Wainwright

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Date: 4/1/17 8:19 am
From: Dr. Mark Kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] North shore/coast birds around Asbury Park
Will be heading down to Asbury Park to meet friends this evening. Are there
any particularly worthy concentrations of sea birds or other birds of
interest in the area currently?



Mark Kantrowitz

Hillsdale



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Date: 4/1/17 7:43 am
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY N Rough-Wing Swallow and Palm Warbler
I just saw my first-of-the-year NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW and PALM WARBLER AAT Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, near Robert St. By the river.

John J. Collins
Raritan NJ
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Date: 3/31/17 9:37 am
From: Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] JFK Parkway Great Blue Heron Rookery
I didn't know about the new location. I thought there might have been a nest or two on the back of the Canoe Brook reservoir site. I didn't make it to the xmass count this past December, something about a snow squall...

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From: JerseyBirds [mailto:<JERSEYBI...>] On Behalf Of David Bernstein
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 12:28 PM
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Subject: JFK Parkway Great Blue Heron Rookery

Hi,

Long ago, there used to be a thriving Great Blue Heron Rookery on the west side of JFK Parkway not far from the Short Hills Mall in Essex County. When I worked in Roseland, my route took me by this area and I always enjoyed seeing a constant steam of herons going in and out of the many nests.

That rookery has been abandoned for years to my knowledge. However, I was delighted to observe a new (at least to me) rookery this morning on the east side of JFK, directly across the street from the old location. Looked to be about ten nests and six very wet Great Blues. Best observation I could make at 40 mph since there is no place to stop and safely look around.

Anyone know how long this Rookery has been active? Dave Hall? Mike Anderson?

If you like, please contact me off list.

Good soggy birding.

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Date: 3/31/17 9:28 am
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] JFK Parkway Great Blue Heron Rookery
Hi,

Long ago, there used to be a thriving Great Blue Heron Rookery on the west side of JFK Parkway not far from the Short Hills Mall in Essex County. When I worked in Roseland, my route took me by this area and I always enjoyed seeing a constant steam of herons going in and out of the many nests.

That rookery has been abandoned for years to my knowledge. However, I was delighted to observe a new (at least to me) rookery this morning on the east side of JFK, directly across the street from the old location. Looked to be about ten nests and six very wet Great Blues. Best observation I could make at 40 mph since there is no place to stop and safely look around.

Anyone know how long this Rookery has been active? Dave Hall? Mike Anderson?

If you like, please contact me off list.

Good soggy birding.

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Date: 3/30/17 2:31 pm
From: Denise Bittle <djbittle...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-winged Crossbills at Smithville Park in Mt. Holly 3/30
Jersey Birders,


I saw a pair of White-winged Crossbills which flew into the top of a 20 foot tree located between sites D and E on the Smithville Park trail map. The birds were also seen by Darlene Stice. The male was larger than a house finch with a pinky-red body, dark wings with bold white wing bars, dark tail, and a round head and curved beak. The female was similar, but with golden-olive coloration. The birds were vocalizing for the short time they were in the tree. I have seen and heard this species before, both in NJ and Alaska. Unfortunately, before a photo could be obtained they flew across the lake.


Denise Bittle, Cherry Hill


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Date: 3/30/17 11:00 am
From: jeanine apgar <jga-2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Fox sparrows: gone
On 3/30/2017 7:18 AM, jeanine apgar wrote:
> I still have 4 Fox Sparrows today hanging about the feeders and
> singing. They have been here this year in numbers from 2 to 8, every
> day since January 16. I do notice if I don't put seeds out they leave
> for the day to go into the woods or fields.
Jeanine Apgar
Galloway
>
>
> On 3/29/2017 7:08 AM, Susan Treesh wrote:
>> But what a treat, to have them everyday at my feeders for a couple of
>> weeks! I first had them the Tuesday, 3/14, of the storm, and then
>> every day thereafter up through Monday morning, 3/27. I haven't even
>> had them annually before, and only sporadically when I did see them.
>> I'm only sorry I didn't hear them sing. My maximum number was 3.
>>
>> And everybody in New Jersey was in on the enjoyment!
>>
>> Susan Treesh
>> Somerset
>>
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
>> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
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Date: 3/30/17 10:53 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] In and around Princeton
Jerseybirders,

I've always thought that the fact that New Jersey is blessed with a population of now-wild (?) Trumpeter Swans is one of those neat features of being a birder in this state (like the annual appearance along the coast of Cave Swallows, a species which to me seems totally out of place, considering their breeding territory and their intended destination after migration). So I've made it a point to try to see the Trumpeter Swans somewhere in the state each year.

Today, my destination was the Millstone Impoundment near Princeton, based on Vincent Nichnadowicz' finding of an individual of this species on the 28th. Bob Dodelson had texted me yesterday that "his" Trumpeter at Assunpink hadn't been seen there for a couple days, and the two bodies of water are not that far apart as a giant powerful bird flies. It seems probable that the Assunpink individual found a new hangout.

I viewed the Impoundment from the north side by walking along the Delaware and Raritan Canal footpath, and the bird was visible through binoculars and scope, swimming both alone and occasionally in the company of two Mute Swans, similar to reports by others yesterday. That long all-black bill is just so sleek and elegant. I did not see the bird make any effort to feed, however. It just seemed to be paddling about. I posted a photo to my flick'r account.

Bob D. and I had occasion to talk this morning just after I'd photographed the Trumpeter. He reminded me that the Charles P. Rogers Refuge was not far away, so I went there after viewing the swan. Thanks, Bob! It was my first visit. A nice walk along the stream and through the woods yielded lots of Phoebes (at least seven) and the usual woodland fare. Tree Swallows were coursing over the marsh. I flushed a lone Osprey perched above the narrow stream. I can see how this area will be a migration hotspot in a month or so, but I note that it has the same appearance as Garret Mountain: no underbrush at all. I wonder if it's been overgrazed by deer. Comments by other birders who've been birding there over the years would be appreciated.

All in all, a nice morning before work. Forty-two species between the two locations.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly


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Date: 3/30/17 9:59 am
From: jeanine apgar <jga-2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Fox sparrows: gone
I still have 4 Fox Sparrows today hanging about the feeders and singing.
They have been here this year in numbers from 2 to 8, every day since
January 16. I do notice if I don't put seeds out they leave for the day
to go into the woods or fields.


On 3/29/2017 7:08 AM, Susan Treesh wrote:
> But what a treat, to have them everyday at my feeders for a couple of
> weeks! I first had them the Tuesday, 3/14, of the storm, and then
> every day thereafter up through Monday morning, 3/27. I haven't even
> had them annually before, and only sporadically when I did see them.
> I'm only sorry I didn't hear them sing. My maximum number was 3.
>
> And everybody in New Jersey was in on the enjoyment!
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>


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Date: 3/29/17 7:03 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Mar 29, 2017
Hello, Bill !!

My annual spring bird migration begin w/ you, as always, at Garrett
Mountain. Thank you again for keeping all us on the board with you.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:19 PM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Mar 29,
2017

Good day of migrstion at Garrett the Bittern continues at the north end of
the pond. Last seen on the eastern side.

Bill

Garret Mountain Reservation (Park)
Mar 29, 2017
7:10 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments:

24 Canada Goose
1 American Wigeon
5 American Black Duck
18 Mallard
3 Ring-necked Duck
39 Hooded Merganser -- 38 female and 1male?
2 Common Merganser
9 Wild Turkey
1 Pied-billed Grebe
4 Double-crested Cormorant
1 American Bittern -- Photos to come later
1 Great Blue Heron
6 Black Vulture
3 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
1 Northern Harrier
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Cooper's Hawk
4 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Killdeer
5 American Woodcock
3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
22 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
25 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
1 Common Raven
8 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
30 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Hermit Thrush
250 American Robin
3 Northern Mockingbird
6 European Starling
5 Chipping Sparrow
3 Field Sparrow
5 Fox Sparrow (Red)
75 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1 White-throated Sparrow
200 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal
55 Red-winged Blackbird
175 Common Grackle
7 Brown-headed Cowbird
14 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 54


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Date: 3/29/17 2:02 pm
From: Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Re; Columbia lake, Delaware lake Warren County
sorry, hit send without signing



Lillian Shupe, Lower Mt. Bethel, Pa.



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Date: 3/29/17 2:00 pm
From: Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Columbia Lake, Delaware Lake, Warren County
Waterfowl was not plentiful but there was a variety



Ring Necked Ducks

Mute Swans

Gadwall

Green Winged teal

Canada Goose

Double Crested Cormorant

Wood Duck

Common Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Bufflehead



Red winged blackbird

Tree Swallows

Phoebe

Robin

Song Sparrow

Grackle

Black vulture

Great blue heron



and first turtles and frogs of the year









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Date: 3/29/17 11:19 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Mar 29, 2017
Good day of migrstion at Garrett the Bittern continues at the north end of
the pond. Last seen on the eastern side.

Bill

Garret Mountain Reservation (Park)
Mar 29, 2017
7:10 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments:

24 Canada Goose
1 American Wigeon
5 American Black Duck
18 Mallard
3 Ring-necked Duck
39 Hooded Merganser -- 38 female and 1male?
2 Common Merganser
9 Wild Turkey
1 Pied-billed Grebe
4 Double-crested Cormorant
1 American Bittern -- Photos to come later
1 Great Blue Heron
6 Black Vulture
3 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
1 Northern Harrier
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Cooper's Hawk
4 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Killdeer
5 American Woodcock
3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
22 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
25 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
1 Common Raven
8 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
30 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Hermit Thrush
250 American Robin
3 Northern Mockingbird
6 European Starling
5 Chipping Sparrow
3 Field Sparrow
5 Fox Sparrow (Red)
75 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1 White-throated Sparrow
200 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal
55 Red-winged Blackbird
175 Common Grackle
7 Brown-headed Cowbird
14 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 54


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Date: 3/29/17 10:10 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hopkins Pond - Camden County
This little gem of a park in Haddonfield was very birdy this late morning. Nothing
new for Camden for the year, but still. Very birdy! That north edge was out of the wind
when I walked down to the floodplain area, and the sun was hitting it for a nice
sunny edge. I can't wait til May!

Highlights being Phoebes, RB Nuthatches - I want a Purple Finch! - and Rusty
Blackbirds. And Fox Sparrows.

Nature notes - Lesser Celandine in the area. An invasive, but pretty!
Spring Beauty is starting at Greenwald Park next store.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 3/29/17 4:08 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fox sparrows: gone
But what a treat, to have them everyday at my feeders for a couple of
weeks! I first had them the Tuesday, 3/14, of the storm, and then
every day thereafter up through Monday morning, 3/27. I haven't even
had them annually before, and only sporadically when I did see them.
I'm only sorry I didn't hear them sing. My maximum number was 3.

And everybody in New Jersey was in on the enjoyment!

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 3/28/17 5:51 pm
From: ltgangi <ltgangi...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] April 6th Southern Ocean Birding group monthly meeting - BLUEBIRDS!
Common Sense Bluebird Management

with

Allen Jackson, President

New Jersey Bluebird Society

 

Everyone loves bluebirds,
right?  The Bluebird of Happiness, “The
bluebird carries the sky on his back” (Henry David Thoreau), or “There never
was a happier and more devoted husband than the male bluebird” (John
Burroughs).  At the next meeting of the
Southern Ocean Birding Group, Allen Jackson, President of the New Jersey
Bluebird Society will talk about the NJ Bluebird Society and its relationship
to the North American Bluebird Society. He will also discuss the biology,
proper management of bluebirds, and how the group and the public can help.

 

Allen
Jackson, besides being President of the NJ Bluebird Society, is also on the
Board of Directors of the North American Bluebird Society, and membership in
other state bluebird organizations. His career took
him from the EPA in Washington, DC to Newton Corner, MA as the USFWS’s Regional
Pollution Response Coordinator, and eventually to their Division of Ecological
Services in southern NJ in 1981. He’s a wildlife biologist, retiring
from the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2002. 
Over the years, Allen has received many awards for his environmental
efforts.

He initiated efforts to establish the N.J. Bluebird Society
(NJBBS) and is a relentless advocate of proper management, promoting management
as the key to the bluebird’s future.  He
has over 600 boxes in southern NJ, established 50 trails (with monitors) and
erected countless boxes at individual residences.  He maintains a trail of
~70 boxes and bands over 1,000 bluebirds each year. Allen will discuss the many reasons
behind the necessity for proper management.  The NJBBS is working on several
projects in Ocean County and hoping that some of the attendees may be
interested in becoming involved with their bluebird efforts.

The meeting of
the Southern Ocean Birding Group, the only birding group in Ocean County, is
scheduled for April 6, 2017, 630 p.m. at the Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport,
Rt. 9, Tuckerton, NJ.  The public is welcome; meetings are free with
no reservations required and light refreshments will be available.  For further information, please contact Sue
Puder at 609-698-2106 or send an email to <soceanbirds...>
 Find us on Facebook, at Friends in
Southern Ocean Birding Group.


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Date: 3/28/17 5:11 pm
From: Tom Bailey <ammodramus...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swan continues: Princeton/West Windsor: Millstone impoundment
Does anyone know if the Trumpeter Swan is still at Assunpink or is this a different bird by plumage?

Tom

Tom Bailey
Tabernacle, NJ
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Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 4:39:58 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swan continues: Princeton/West Windsor: Millstone impoundment

The Trumpeter Swan that Vincent found yesterday was still present at 3:55pm
roughly in the middle of the impoundment loosely associating with Mute
Swans. One Mute was showing a somewhat aggressive wing display so one
wonders how long it will tolerate the Trumpeter.

Also present: Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorants, Bald Eagle.

That body of water appears to be the meeting point of Princeton Twp,
Plainsboro Twp and West Windsor and I'm really not sure what the correct
attribution is.

Phil Jeffrey
Ewing/Princeton



On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:41 PM, vincent N wrote:

> With two mute swans close to route 1 and Sunoco.
> Vincent Nichnadowicz: Princeton Junction
>
>
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Date: 3/28/17 4:35 pm
From: Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Backyard birds are getting tame.
The Blue jays are voracious at the suet cage. One cake in less than a day. But I want that Fox sparrow to hang around so I won't be stingy even as the days get warmer. It sits under the suet cage and grabs whatever rains down. Anyhow, I always notice how the feeder flock birds are close by and quietly call to one another when I go out: "He's coming, food's here!" And they swarm as soon as I begin to walk away. But today, was extra interesting. A Downy woodpecker was on the tree trunk almost next to the suet cage. It stayed as I approached, and actually let me get almost within arm's length before it slowly moved away!

I guess it's my friendly smile.

SA


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Date: 3/28/17 2:01 pm
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ Meadowlands RTHA burned by methane flare
Jim O'Neil did a follow up story on methane flares and burning birds after
I found a burned RTHA last week in NJ Meadowlands. Please take the time to
read and take an interest in this little known bird death issue. It's
occuring nationally and because of locations of the methane flares there is
no data or research on the problem and solutions. If 6 birds have died in
NJ Meadowlands in the last 8 months that we know of, imagine how many die
across the country annually and nobody ever finds them or sees them. I was
told the rehab on the RTHA could cost upwards of $20,000 over its 2 year
stay

Here's a link to the story
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2017/03/28/invisible-flame-still-torching-birds-meadowlands-landfill/99694822/

Good birding
Chris Takacs
Bergen County Audubon


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Date: 3/28/17 1:40 pm
From: Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swan continues: Princeton/West Windsor: Millstone impoundment
The Trumpeter Swan that Vincent found yesterday was still present at 3:55pm
roughly in the middle of the impoundment loosely associating with Mute
Swans. One Mute was showing a somewhat aggressive wing display so one
wonders how long it will tolerate the Trumpeter.

Also present: Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorants, Bald Eagle.

That body of water appears to be the meeting point of Princeton Twp,
Plainsboro Twp and West Windsor and I'm really not sure what the correct
attribution is.

Phil Jeffrey
Ewing/Princeton



On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:41 PM, vincent N wrote:

> With two mute swans close to route 1 and Sunoco.
> Vincent Nichnadowicz: Princeton Junction
>
>
>


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Date: 3/28/17 9:18 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp this morning
Jerseybirders,

I visited the walking trails which lead to the various blinds this morning before work. A Barred Owl was hoo-hawing just as I pulled into the parking lot at 7:06. It stopped after just a couple more hoots; lucky me. That was a FOY bird. The walk out to the far blind yielded FOY Tree Swallows and Eastern Phoebes, lots of woodpeckers, and numerous Wood Duck, Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, two Hooded Mergs and two Common Mergs. A few Rusty Blackbirds noisily called in the trees. There was so much water everywhere, I think it was too wet even for Snipe; I did not hear or see one. Along one of the boardwalks, I flushed one Woodcock, however.

A quick run up and down Pleasant Plains Road added more Phoebes (I think the day's total was about 10), singing (!) Field Sparrows, lots more Tree Swallows, a bigger and closer flock of Rusty Blackbirds, and a few other nits and nats. One Red-tailed Hawk was the day's only raptor. The nicest was a perfect male Ring-necked Duck on the last pond before the bridge; because the light was diffuse through the cloud cover, one could actually see...with just binoculars!...the deep chestnut-colored ring around the neck that gives the species its name. This beautiful sight proved the point I've experienced many times in the past: overcast days are often much better for seeing color on birds because there's no glare.

Nice to experience some of the Spring arrivals after not having been around for a week. 42 species in all.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly


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Date: 3/28/17 5:04 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Song Sparrows in Haddonfield
Song sparrows are moving into Haddonfield. I remember the first time I
heard one on my walk to work about 5 years ago, probably a migrant.


The next year, he hung around all summer. Last year, there were 3 singing
over the summer in my neighborhood.


Today, there were four. Makes me wonder if some of the hatchlings have come
back "home" as time has gone by.


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