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12/5/19 10:15 am Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...> [JERSEYBI] Recent Sandy Hook sightings & "flash field trip."
12/4/19 8:53 am Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Harris's Sparrow, Cape May Co.
12/3/19 7:31 pm Linda Mack <lj.mack...> [JERSEYBI] Banded Brant
12/3/19 2:50 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Atlantic county ocean watching
12/3/19 11:22 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Harris’s Hawk
12/2/19 5:41 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Beach Plum Farm access: Wednesday AM
12/2/19 4:27 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Bill E's Leucistic Saltmarsh sparrow at Brig
12/2/19 3:05 pm Joseph Jr. <jsalmierijr...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/2/19 9:40 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Real URL.
12/2/19 9:34 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Hi I found a Leucistic Saltmarsh sparrow two days ago. I thought it worthy of a blog entry.
12/2/19 5:57 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
12/2/19 5:20 am Pat OHoro <psub...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
12/1/19 4:51 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
12/1/19 4:06 pm Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 2:58 pm Pat OHoro <psub...> [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
12/1/19 12:09 pm Michael Perlin <mlperlin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 11:54 am mark.kantrowitz <000009fd7f2dc023-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 11:02 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] the bluebird
12/1/19 10:46 am jim wright <wrightjamesb...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 10:44 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 10:40 am judson hamlin <jhhamlin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 10:38 am Ilene Schneider <marltonbirder...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 10:38 am Susie R. <njt456...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 10:22 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
12/1/19 8:39 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] 2019 New Jersey Christmas Bird Counts
12/1/19 5:39 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (30 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
12/1/19 5:34 am Tom Johnson <tbj4...> [JERSEYBI] Mountain Bluebird continues 12/1 - Cape May
11/30/19 7:27 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Pelagic trip - my highlights
11/30/19 6:57 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May update: Mountain Bluebird, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Ash-throated Flycatchers +
11/30/19 4:36 pm Peggy Cadigan <peggycadigan...> [JERSEYBI] White-winged Dove
11/30/19 9:25 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Mountain Bluebird, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Beach Plum Farm access
11/30/19 7:40 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May: Mountain Bluebird, Ash-throated Flycatcher +
11/30/19 6:21 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated flycatcher(s) continue at Sandy Hook
11/30/19 3:57 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Nov 2019) 45 Raptors
11/29/19 3:37 pm Fred Vir <avtrader...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
11/29/19 3:11 pm Pat OHoro <psub...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
11/29/19 2:09 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Palmyra - woodcock
11/29/19 1:56 pm <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Ducks at Lake Parsippany
11/29/19 10:19 am Pat OHoro <psub...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
11/29/19 9:25 am sktreesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
11/29/19 5:03 am Judith Graber <judith.graber...> [JERSEYBI] N harrier
11/29/19 3:42 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Nov 2019) 68 Raptors
11/28/19 12:32 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Salem and gloucester notes - different
11/28/19 10:23 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Rutgers Preserve news
11/28/19 7:30 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] personal bar charts - ebird
11/27/19 8:22 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Wed. evening update)
11/27/19 5:52 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] wren question - answered!
11/27/19 4:59 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Question on Peru bird names
11/27/19 9:07 am Glen Hart <00000728e83f7da4-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Ravens
11/27/19 8:51 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] camden river watching - local notes
11/27/19 6:49 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Patriot's Path, Whippany, Morris County
11/26/19 12:50 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific-slope flycatcher continues at Palmyra Nature Cover 11/26/19
11/25/19 8:49 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Nice, windy!, day on Cape May (LONG post)
11/24/19 8:26 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (23 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
11/23/19 8:07 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Sat. evening update)
11/23/19 7:10 pm David Weber <weberbirding...> [JERSEYBI] New eBird hotspot for the Magic field in Cape May
11/22/19 7:12 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May update + important access note
11/22/19 10:35 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Looking for "rare" CCSP: Finding rare beauty with SNBUs instead (Long post)
11/22/19 10:26 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Reflections on a dead wader
11/22/19 9:57 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Looking for "rare" CCSP: Finding rare beauty with SNBUs instead (Long post)
11/21/19 9:21 pm Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...> [JERSEYBI] RFI: tides and recent brig rarities
11/21/19 7:27 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Thurs. evening update)
11/21/19 2:15 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Birch creek marsh - gloucester - coots
11/21/19 11:31 am Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...> [JERSEYBI] Great cormorant
11/21/19 4:21 am Lester Block <lesterblock311...> [JERSEYBI] Stockton University Using Art to Save Birds
11/21/19 3:38 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Wed. evening update)
11/20/19 4:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Nov 2019) 28 Raptors
11/20/19 9:57 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] “Western” Flycatcher, Cape May Co.
11/20/19 7:42 am Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding
11/20/19 6:08 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Golden-crowned Sparrow continues, Cape May Co.
11/20/19 4:45 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] LeConte’s Sparrow, Cape May Co.
11/19/19 6:14 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May-- Wood Stork, King Eider, misc. updates
11/19/19 3:38 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Wood stork - yes!
11/17/19 2:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Nov 2019) 1 Raptors
11/17/19 9:40 am Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Sun. midday update)
11/17/19 7:12 am J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program meeting on Mon. Nov. 18
11/16/19 7:02 pm Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Sat. evening update)
11/16/19 5:16 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May Point birding - Golden crowned Sparrow, Brewers Blackbird
11/16/19 3:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Nov 2019) 21 Raptors
11/16/19 2:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (15 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
11/16/19 2:12 pm Don Freiday <peregrine43...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding
11/16/19 1:24 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig birding
11/16/19 8:27 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May: Golden-crowned Sparrow, Wood Stork, Brewer’s Blackbird
11/15/19 8:09 am Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...> [JERSEYBI] Juvenile pheasants
11/15/19 7:01 am bramble <bramble...> [JERSEYBI] BCAS Chapter Meeting and Program: Stephanie Seymour Musical Presentation
11/15/19 6:47 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Brewer’s Blackbird, Cape May Co.
11/14/19 8:32 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] local camden spots
11/13/19 4:29 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (13 Nov 2019) 93 Raptors
11/13/19 3:53 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - freezing temp birds
11/12/19 4:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (12 Nov 2019) 38 Raptors
11/12/19 1:46 pm robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] found them
11/12/19 6:35 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] lost hearing aids
11/11/19 4:04 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific-slope and HT’s Black-chinned Hummingbird and what else western stray ?
11/11/19 10:16 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] The Palmyra western flycatcher - pacific-slope!
11/10/19 3:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (10 Nov 2019) 11 Raptors
11/10/19 1:09 pm Fred Vir <avtrader...> Re: [JERSEYBI] western flycatcher - palmyra
11/10/19 12:25 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] western flycatcher - palmyra
11/10/19 9:27 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] "Western" flycatcher, Palmyra Cove
11/9/19 6:35 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Partial or incomplete leucistic catbird, home-Winslow Township, Camden County
11/9/19 4:21 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] better directions for the western empi at Palmrya
11/9/19 4:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (09 Nov 2019) 53 Raptors
11/9/19 4:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (08 Nov 2019) 402 Raptors
11/9/19 2:36 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Nov. yellow empi - Palmyra
11/9/19 1:08 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Clay-colored Sparrow right now at Lake of the Lilies
11/9/19 9:15 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Today
11/8/19 6:20 am William Dix <williamdix...> Re: [JERSEYBI] D3000 LENS
11/8/19 3:19 am William Saidel <saidel...> [JERSEYBI] D3000 lens
11/7/19 6:27 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] ebird - back up
11/7/19 6:10 pm Brian Kushner <bkushner2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] D3000 LENS
11/7/19 3:45 pm Richard Moran <RMORAN...> [JERSEYBI] D3000 LENS
11/7/19 2:19 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] ebird down
11/7/19 2:17 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] avocets - maple ave. Cumberland
11/6/19 6:36 pm Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> Re: [JERSEYBI] What turkey vultures eat is gross, but the birds themselves are
11/6/19 9:23 am Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] What turkey vultures eat is gross, but the birds themselves are amazing
11/6/19 8:55 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] local pond birding
11/6/19 1:58 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] cape may whale watch
11/5/19 3:45 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
11/5/19 3:02 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Lakehurst CBC info and date
11/5/19 1:51 pm L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
11/5/19 10:55 am Lester Block <lesterblock311...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
11/5/19 10:00 am Lester Block <lesterblock311...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
11/5/19 9:00 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp 11/4/2019 (Morris County) - new Robbins viewing platform
11/5/19 5:08 am Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Veerys and tropical storms
 
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Date: 12/5/19 10:15 am
From: Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Recent Sandy Hook sightings & "flash field trip."
Jerseybirders,

Some noteworthy birds seen at Sandy Hook in the last week include the continuing hen King Eider, a dark-morph Rough-legged Hawk, an amazing FOUR Ash-throated Flycatchers-which is a state high count-on Nov 30 (one or two lingering into this week), and a briefly seen LeConte's Sparrow; late migrants included Nashville Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Yellow-breasted Chat.

NJ Audubon will run an impromptu field trip to Sandy Hook on Sat Dec 7 led by associate naturalists Linda Mack, Carole Hughes, and Jason Denesevich. November was exceptional for western strays to our state, and despite the lower overall diversity this month, the chances for are higher for uncommon to rare avian visitors.

While none of the above species should be expected (except perhaps the King Eider or maybe an Ash-throated Fly if it makes it through the cold nights), it shows the current potential. More expected species may include a wide variety of waterfowl, some raptors, Horned Larks, and Snow Buntings.

Details about the trip:
Meet at Parking Area B, by the bathrooms at 8:45 am. Trip ends approx. 2 pm. Pre-registration is not required for this event. Cost is $20 for members of NJ Audubon and $25 for non-members. Bring lunch, bins, & weather warm clothing.

Good Birding!

Scott Barnes
All Things Birds Program Director
Assistant Director, Eco-Travel
New Jersey Audubon
Tel. 609-400-3859
<scott.barnes...><mailto:<scott.barnes...>
www.njaudubon.org<http://www.njaudubon.org/>

Making NJ a better place for people and wildlife since 1897



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Date: 12/4/19 8:53 am
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Harris's Sparrow, Cape May Co.
Yup, magic field again.

A HARRIS'S SPARROW was just discovered by Al Guarente in the northwest
corner of the field across from the Beanery parking area. Coordinates here
= 38.946706, -74.938052. No reports of the "Western" Flycatcher yet today
(it was seen yesterday). The Mountain Bluebird was seen during this
morning's outing at Beach Plum Farm-- no further access to that site until
Saturday.


best,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 12/3/19 7:31 pm
From: Linda Mack <lj.mack...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Banded Brant
JerseyBirders:



I received banding data for 2 Atlantic Brant that I observed December 2nd
near Silver Lake in Belmar:

Both were banded near Oceanport, NJ on March 15, 2019; both males hatched
2017 or earlier

Banded by NJDEP



Good birding,

Linda Mack

Monmouth Beach, NJ



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Date: 12/3/19 2:50 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Atlantic county ocean watching
Hello,
Marilyn and I decided on something different this blustery afternoon.
We usually hit the marsh areas of Atlantic county. Both of us are missing
some ocean birds. I ended up with 5 or 6 county birds. Marilyn ended up
with 8. Difficult viewing conditions, but success! The Longport Jetty area
and the jetty near that elephant. She looks good - been years since I have
seen! I always enjoy hitting underbirded spots. There was only 11 checklists
for this year for the Longport jetty. And Purple Sandpipers there - which
I needed for Atlantic. So, got new county birds and entered some data
in an underbirded hot spot! A great day!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

Sent from my iPad mini


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Date: 12/3/19 11:22 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Harris’s Hawk
I saw a Harris’s hawk flying north from Lipzieg rd Egg Harbor city at 1.45
pm it was heading North east. That is just north of the Atlantic city
Expressway.
So keep an eye out for it.
Bill Elrick


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Date: 12/2/19 5:41 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Beach Plum Farm access: Wednesday AM
Birders wishing to look for the Mountain Bluebird may join in a special
group outing at Beach Plum Farm on Wednesday morning (December 4), from
9-11am. Mike Pasquarello will meet participants in the main parking lot at
9:00 sharp. Folks will need to stay with the group at all times and remain
on designated paths. No need to RSVP, but please remember that the farm is
closed to the public during the week and that the only facilities available
will be in the form of porta-potties. BPF is located at 140 Stevens Street,
West Cape May. Please refer to previous messages for additional
instructions regarding the site.

Obviously, there is no guarantee that the Mountain Bluebird will still be
present, especially with conditions becoming more favorable for departure
once the current storm departs-- but this is still a great opportunity.
Thanks to Mike and the folks at Beach Plum Farm for making this arrangement
possible.

No word on any of the other Cape May rarities today, though the weather was
again less than ideal for searching. A Pomarine Jaeger was noted at the
Avalon Seawatch on Sunday morning, and a Pacific Loon flew north past
Avalon today.


best,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 12/2/19 4:27 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Bill E's Leucistic Saltmarsh sparrow at Brig
I was that lucky birder who got to see the Leucistic Saltmarsh Sparrow at
Brig between Goose Marker 11 and 12 thanks to Bill who gave me the heads up
on the bird. We were driving in our own cars and communicated with facial
expression and with our hands and fingers.

Unfortunately my live-action view was short as the bird hid back into the
phrags. Quick research on the net showed any documented reference to
leucistic saltmarsh sparrow dates back to late 60's to early 1970's, and his
blog has a link to it under * Plumage Abnormalities*

I had plan to go back on Sunday to refind the sparrow for self challenge but
the family gathering got in the way. No doubt it would have been a tall
order cuz not only I would have to get the ideal tide * high tide preferred*
but the bird also had to cooperate. Let's take a vote, do I have the
birding skills and luck to find this ghost looking sharptailed on my own?

Kind of surprised this leucistic saltmarsh sparrow is getting little or no
attention. One of the reasons I could guess is leucistic birds do not shake
up the NJ's Top eBird 100 battle ground, unlike the Cape May and Sandy Hook
rarities. However, for yours truly, Bill's Leucistic Saltmarsh Sparrow is my
best bird for the weekend even if I had chased those Cape May and Sandy Hook
birds.

Yong Kong
Camden County


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Elrick
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 12:32 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hi I found a Leucistic Saltmarsh sparrow two days ago. I
thought it worthy of a blog entry.

https://wordpress.com/post/scottiebill.wordpress.com/3075
Hi I found a Leucistic Saltmarsh sparrow two days ago. I thought it worthy
of a blog entry. sorry the photos are not great but the weather was
overcast or raining as yesterday.
Bill.
comments welcome.
Thanks Bill Egg Harbor City . NJ


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Date: 12/2/19 3:05 pm
From: Joseph Jr. <jsalmierijr...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
Interesting. Here in Camden County, I've seen plenty of White-throated
Sparrows. Numbers hovering between 15 and 30. Plenty of Dark-eyed Juncos
too. I even have Song Sparrows in my backyard, which is uncommon. Come to
think of it, there was a Fox Sparrow in my backyard the other day. I am
curious as to why a few places don't have as many, if any, sparrows.

Joseph Salmieri, Camden, NJ

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:05 PM Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...>
wrote:

> I've been seeing plenty in Warren County. I also had an adult
> White-crowned hanging out with the white-throated on the Morris Canal
> towpath off of 519 in Phillipsburg.
>
> Lillian Shupe, Lower Mt. Bethel, Pa.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds [mailto:<JERSEYBI...>] On Behalf Of jim
> wright
> Sent: Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:46 PM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
>
> Had several FOS yard White-throats and plenty of Juncos today...
>
> I figure to see more after the next batch of bad weather... Also in a
> couple of weeks, can compare numbers to the CBC in years past.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
> wrote:
>
> > Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it,
> > for the first time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
> > There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at
> > least
> > 12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the
> > years prove this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
> > To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds
> > every morning.
> > Thanks.
> > Karen
> > Ocean,NJ
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from Karen’s iPad
> >
> >
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Date: 12/2/19 9:40 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Real URL.
https://scottiebill.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/leucistic-saltmarsh-sharptail/


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Date: 12/2/19 9:34 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hi I found a Leucistic Saltmarsh sparrow two days ago. I thought it worthy of a blog entry.
https://wordpress.com/post/scottiebill.wordpress.com/3075
Hi I found a Leucistic Saltmarsh sparrow two days ago. I thought it worthy
of a blog entry. sorry the photos are not great but the weather was
overcast or raining as yesterday.
Bill.
comments welcome.
Thanks Bill Egg Harbor City . NJ


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Date: 12/2/19 5:57 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
Yeah, I was thinking domestic hybrid myself.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:20 AM Pat OHoro <psub...> wrote:

> Hi Bernie,
>
> Good thought, but the bill on the Snow Goose is different. I don't see the
> Snow Goose "grin patch".
>
> I think Larry put his finger on it.
> The goose has a Canada Goose shape and size, but a Domestic Goose
> coloring, including the bill.
> Leucism affects the feathers, but I believe the bill remains its normal
> color. This goose had a yellow bill.
>
> Pat
>
>
> On Sun, December 1, 2019 6:51 pm, B.G. Sloan wrote:
> > Snow Goose??
> >
> >
> > Bernie Sloan
> > Highland Park
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:58 PM Pat OHoro <psub...> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> My guess anyway:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbird/comments/e4hv3k/leucistic_canada
> >> _goose/
> >>
> >>
> >> This was Thanksgiving Day. It probably has moved on but should be
> >> around. I didn't post earlier as I wasn't sure what I saw.
> >>
> >>
> >> Pat
> >>
> >>
> >>
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Date: 12/2/19 5:20 am
From: Pat OHoro <psub...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
Hi Bernie,

Good thought, but the bill on the Snow Goose is different. I don't see the
Snow Goose "grin patch".

I think Larry put his finger on it.
The goose has a Canada Goose shape and size, but a Domestic Goose
coloring, including the bill.
Leucism affects the feathers, but I believe the bill remains its normal
color. This goose had a yellow bill.

Pat


On Sun, December 1, 2019 6:51 pm, B.G. Sloan wrote:
> Snow Goose??
>
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
>
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:58 PM Pat OHoro <psub...> wrote:
>
>
>> My guess anyway:
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbird/comments/e4hv3k/leucistic_canada
>> _goose/
>>
>>
>> This was Thanksgiving Day. It probably has moved on but should be
>> around. I didn't post earlier as I wasn't sure what I saw.
>>
>>
>> Pat
>>
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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>>
>>
>
>
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Date: 12/1/19 4:51 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
Snow Goose??

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:58 PM Pat OHoro <psub...> wrote:

> My guess anyway:
>
>
> https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbird/comments/e4hv3k/leucistic_canada_goose/
>
> This was Thanksgiving Day. It probably has moved on but should be around.
> I didn't post earlier as I wasn't sure what I saw.
>
> Pat
>
>
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Date: 12/1/19 4:06 pm
From: Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
I've been seeing plenty in Warren County. I also had an adult White-crowned hanging out with the white-throated on the Morris Canal towpath off of 519 in Phillipsburg.

Lillian Shupe, Lower Mt. Bethel, Pa.

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:<JERSEYBI...>] On Behalf Of jim wright
Sent: Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:46 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?

Had several FOS yard White-throats and plenty of Juncos today...

I figure to see more after the next batch of bad weather... Also in a couple of weeks, can compare numbers to the CBC in years past.



On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
wrote:

> Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it,
> for the first time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
> There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at
> least
> 12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the
> years prove this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
> To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds
> every morning.
> Thanks.
> Karen
> Ocean,NJ
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Karen’s iPad
>
>
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Date: 12/1/19 2:58 pm
From: Pat OHoro <psub...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Leucistic Canada Goose - Manasquan Reservoir
My guess anyway:

https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbird/comments/e4hv3k/leucistic_canada_goose/

This was Thanksgiving Day. It probably has moved on but should be around.
I didn't post earlier as I wasn't sure what I saw.

Pat


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Date: 12/1/19 12:09 pm
From: Michael Perlin <mlperlin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
Dare i share that earlier this week we had -- for the first time in the 40
years we have been in our home -- a ruby crowned kinglet in our yard on a
bush (Glen Afton section of Trenton)? One the same day that I saw my first
ever late-November bluebirds on the canal path a block from my home.
Something's happening/and you don't know what it is/do you/Mr. Jones?

Best, Michael Perlin

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 2:54 PM mark.kantrowitz <
<000009fd7f2dc023-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> More than a dozen on our property. Very few junco's day to day, although
> for one day a few weeks back several dozen visited. Mark
> Kantrowitz Hillsdale Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution
> capable smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Gary or Karen Gentile <
> <kbbb99...> Date: 12/1/19 1:22 PM (GMT-05:00) To:
> <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
> Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for
> the firsta dozentime EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?There was 1 WTS in
> Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least12-15 each and
> every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years provethis. Nothing
> is different in my yard except no WTSs.To me it is astonishing and very sad
> not to wake up to their sounds everymorning.Thanks.KarenOcean,NJSent from
> Karen’s iPadHow to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 12/1/19 11:54 am
From: mark.kantrowitz <000009fd7f2dc023-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
More than a dozen on our property.  Very few junco's day to day, although for one day a few weeks back several dozen visited. Mark Kantrowitz Hillsdale Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> Date: 12/1/19 1:22 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows? Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for the firsta dozentime EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years provethis. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds everymorning.Thanks.KarenOcean,NJSent from Karen’s iPadHow to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> help:  <jerseybi-request...> archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 12/1/19 11:02 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] the bluebird
Success! Marilyn and I decided to chance the rain. As of now the farm
is closed during the week. And it will move on eventually.

I can't believe this year and state birds for most of us!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 12/1/19 10:46 am
From: jim wright <wrightjamesb...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
Had several FOS yard White-throats and plenty of Juncos today...

I figure to see more after the next batch of bad weather... Also in a
couple of weeks, can compare numbers to the CBC in years past.



On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
wrote:

> Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for
> the first
> time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
> There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least
> 12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years
> prove
> this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
> To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds every
> morning.
> Thanks.
> Karen
> Ocean,NJ
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Karen’s iPad
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 12/1/19 10:44 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
Hi--I've been seeing loads of white-throateds all over north Jersey this fall.  Most trips in the double digits.So they're around.  But birds, having wings, "are where you find them" as someone once said.  Still plenty of time for them to find your feeders!Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: Gary or Karen GentileDate: Sun, Dec 1, 2019 1:22 PMTo: <JERSEYBI...>;Cc: Subject:[JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for the first
time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least
12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years prove
this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds every
morning.
Thanks.
Karen
Ocean,NJ





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Date: 12/1/19 10:40 am
From: judson hamlin <jhhamlin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
Have about 12-15 regularly here in Metuchen.

Judson Hamlin

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> On Dec 1, 2019, at 1:22 PM, Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> wrote:
>
> Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for the first
> time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
> There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least
> 12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years prove
> this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
> To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds every
> morning.
> Thanks.
> Karen
> Ocean,NJ
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Karen’s iPad
>
>
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Date: 12/1/19 10:38 am
From: Ilene Schneider <marltonbirder...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
It’s not only you, Karen. Not only have I not seen any White-throated Sparrows yet, but my FOS Juncos finally showed up today. And, in general, the activity in my yard is way down. I haven’t even had squirrels. People who belong to the sane birding pages I do have n FB have been complaining, too. 
Is there really a decline or are we more sensitive to the numbers because of the report about the dramatic loss of birds in the past decade? It will be interesting to read the summaries from the various Citizen Science censuses from Cornell. 


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On Sunday, December 1, 2019, 1:22 PM, Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> wrote:

Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for the first
time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least
12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years prove
this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds every
morning.
Thanks.
Karen
Ocean,NJ





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Date: 12/1/19 10:38 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
I've got lots of them here in northern Hunterdon. I can understand your
missing their song as I would also if they were not here.



On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
wrote:

> Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for
> the first
> time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
> There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least
> 12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years
> prove
> this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
> To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds every
> morning.
> Thanks.
> Karen
> Ocean,NJ
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Karen’s iPad
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 12/1/19 10:22 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throated Sparrows?
Question please. Where are all the White-throated Sparrows or is it, for the first
time EVER, in 25 years!, only my yard?
There was 1 WTS in Oct. but none since, NONE. We usually “courted” at least
12-15 each and every year. My Project Feederwatch counts over the years prove
this. Nothing is different in my yard except no WTSs.
To me it is astonishing and very sad not to wake up to their sounds every
morning.
Thanks.
Karen
Ocean,NJ





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Date: 12/1/19 8:39 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 2019 New Jersey Christmas Bird Counts
2019 New Jersey Christmas Bird Counts

To participate, e-mail the count organizer at the address listed.*

Thanks to Mike Anderson for compiling this list.
Feel free to post updates and corrections here, and please also notify Mike: mike dot anderson at njaudubon dot org

Happy counting!
Laurie Larson, Lumberton

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Great Swamp - Watchung Ridges
Simon Lane
greatswampcbc at gmail dot com

Hackensack Ridgewood
Dave Hall
David dot hall at einstein dot yu dot edu

Northwest Gloucester County
Ron Kegel
ronaldk52 at comcast dot net

Oceanville AKA Brigantine
Brian Moscatello & Becky Hedden
b dot moscatello at comcast dot net
atlanticaudubonsociety at gmail dot com

Staten Island
Cliff Hagen
chagen72 at gmail dot com

Tuckerton
Morrey Kapitan
mlkapitan at me dot com

Walnut Valley
Dennis Briede
denbriede at yahoo dot com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Assunpink
Dan Brill
dbrill at ecolsciences dot com

Cape May
Tom Johnson
tbj4 at cornell dot edu

Lakehurst
Shawn Wainright
shawneagleeyes1 at gmail dot com

Lower Hudson
Shayna Marchese
njlowerhudsoncbc at gmail dot com

Northwestern Hunterdon County
Alan Mart
a dot mart67 at comcast dot net

Princeton
Brad Merritt
balmerritt at aol dot com

Salem
Jerry Haag
jerryhaag46 at gmail dot com

Sussex County
Marianne Ofenloch
sussexbirds at centurylink dot net

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

Belleplain
Sam Galick
Sam dot galick at gmail dot com

Boonton
Jonathan Klizas
Boontoncbc at gmail dot com

Mizpah
Tom Reed
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Moorestown
Sandra Keller
sandrakeller at verizon dot net

Pinelands
Chuck Kanupke
chuckkanupke at verizon dot net

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28

Trenton Marsh
Brad Merritt
balmerritt at aol dot com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

Cumberland County
Mike Fritz
King-fisher at comcast dot net

Raritan Estuary
Tom Ostrand
tostrand at gmail dot com

Warren County – Northamton
Jane Bullis
jbullis at merrillcreek dot com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30

Marmora
Becky Hedden
Atlanticaudubonsociety at gmail dot com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

Elmer
Jerry Haag
Jerryhaag46 at gmail dot com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

Barnegat
Rick Radis
isotria at verizon dot net

Somerset County
John Kee
jjkee at optimum dot net

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Date: 12/1/19 5:39 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (30 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 1 116 358
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 102 891
Cooper's Hawk 0 19 117
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 55 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 1 604 677
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 33 36
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 15 78
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 13 47

Total: 3 980 5319
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Dave Cockinos from Vermont.
Great seeing you again Dave ! Been way too long my friend !
Thanks again for the tasty Vermont "specialties" !

Hikers- 4


Weather:
Temps- 27-38 Deg. F
Winds- AM Winds were NW@ 5-11mph decreasing in the
PM hours to 2-4mph
Clear skies in AM to partly cloudy skies in PM

Raptor Observations:
BE- 1:15I
GE- 2:45I

Well.. after the nice flights on Thursday and Friday it seemed
like someone turned the spigot off on Saturday !
Light winds certainly didn't help matters. We only tallied 3 birds
today as migrating but at least we had nice looks at all 3 birds.
Our Bird(s) of the Day selection goes to the 2 adult Bald Eagles
that came thru below eye level in the river valley.These 2 birds were
really getting after each other with high speed chasing, diving at
each other, rolling with talons extended..WOW! They continued
chasing each other out over the Shawnee ridge and just kept on
heading north until out of sight. What a show ! They were not counted.
The immie Golden Eagle passed by on the reservoir side giving nice
looks as it worked to move down ridge.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 4
Local Redtail and Bald Eagles
Crows
Canada geese

========================================================================
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Date: 12/1/19 5:34 am
From: Tom Johnson <tbj4...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mountain Bluebird continues 12/1 - Cape May
Jerseybirders,
The Cape May Mountain Bluebird continues at Beach Plum Farm this morning,
foraging on fruit with a group of Eastern Bluebirds at the southeastern
corner of the large open space of the farm, near GPS: 38.94549, -74.94824.
Please refer to Tom Reed’s earlier post for access instructions and
directions - the Farm should be open through 5 PM today. No other news yet
on other Cape May rarities on this drizzly morning.

Good birding,
Tom Johnson
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Date: 11/30/19 7:27 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pelagic trip - my highlights
Heavy swells. That was not a highlight. I had trouble standing!
I picked up 6 year birds - Kittiwake, Iceland Gull, Dovekie, Great
Shearwater, Red Phalarope, and Little Gull. And nice looks at
everything. I even managed a Dovekie shot! Great Shearwater
and Dovekie were Nov. birds. And Razorbill is probably a Nov.
bird also - I am behind on my monthly chart.

I don't usually go searching for alcids until Jan. That will change.
I like my monthly list!

Again no jaegers. I need an Oct. pelagic. Next year. I need Long tailed
and Pom for state birds.

Speaking of which..... I missed a biggie this pelagic! The Mountain
Bluebird! I hope it sticks and access can be obtained for weekday
birder visits!

Even if not, there is so much down there I could use for Dec.....
Love it! Probably lots around Cumberland too. I need to get down there
too!

Good birding all. Stay safe on the ice covered roads the next couple days.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/30/19 6:57 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May update: Mountain Bluebird, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Ash-throated Flycatchers +
The MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD showed well through the rest of the afternoon at
Beach Plum Farm, remaining in the open area toward the north end of the
property and generally associating with a few Eastern Bluebirds. Again, the
address here is 140 Stevens Street, West Cape May. Upon entering BPF,
follow signs to the main parking area-- and keep speed <10mph. From here,
continue walking north on the main access road (open to only
walkers/bicyclists beyond parking lot). Upon entering an open field area,
continue straight and walk toward an obvious line of several trees. The
bird has been frequenting this area, particularly the stretch closest to
the pig pen. Total distance from parking lot to bird is about 0.25 miles.
Lat/long approximately 38.94676, -74.94902.

In addition to observing the posted speed limit, please remember the
following rules at BPF: 1) The property is only open to the public 8am-5pm
on Sat/Sun (generally closed Mon-Fri) and the gate closes at 5pm. It is
possible that special access might be made available during the week, and
we'll post that information here if it occurs. 2) Stay on the designated
roads and paths; do not walk into the fields. And lastly, please consider
ordering a coffee or sandwich. BPF has become a big favorite of local
birders, as it combines great food with great birding! Let's all do our
part to maintain a positive relationship here.

The "WESTERN" FLYCATCHER remained at the "magic field" on the east side of
Bayshore Road and across from the Beanery parking area this afternoon. It
continues to favor the north edge of the field, often about halfway along
this edge. A few observers did finally hear the bird's position note and,
while recordings still have not been secured, those present felt the call
was a better fit for Pacific-slope. Additionally, at least two fecal
samples were obtained today and those will head to the Academy of Natural
Sciences in the near future. The flycatcher seemed to show most
consistently today between 12-3pm. A lingering Lincoln's Sparrow was again
reported from the magic field, and a/the Grasshopper Sparrow was seen near
the entrance to the field around 9:15-9:30am.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW, initially noted by Steve Glynn at the Magnesite
Plant during the late AM, was briefly seen again around 1:45pm. The bird
was in a weedy/scrubby area a bit northeast of the old water tower at this
site; lat/long = 38.945738, -74.96581. It is easiest to access this area
from the WWII tower parking lot on the north side of Sunset Blvd (just
before Sunset Beach). Walk through a gap in the fence at the back left of
the lot and then continue toward the water tower.

The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER at Cape May Point State Park apparently did not
linger long this morning, but I later heard of another found at the
Beanery. Given recent reports, we may expect more to appear in the coming
week.

Additional notes:
The two Sandhill Cranes continue to be reported from various locations
through the western half of Cape Island; a female King Eider flew south
past the Avalon Seawatch during the mid-AM; Clay-colored Sparrows were seen
at the hawkwatch and Beach Plum Farm; Orange-crowned and Nashville warblers
continue to show well at the hawkwatch.


best,
tr


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Date: 11/30/19 4:36 pm
From: Peggy Cadigan <peggycadigan...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-winged Dove
I have had a White-winged Dove in my back yard in Point Pleasant Beach. It
appeared once on Nov. 28, not at all yesterday and was in the yard all day
today, along with about 15 Mourning doves.

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Date: 11/30/19 9:25 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mountain Bluebird, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Beach Plum Farm access
The Mountain Bluebird was still present at Beach Plum Farm as of 12pm, again in the area of the field/pigs at the north end of the property. The farm is located at 140 Stevens Street; park in the lot at farmhouse and then walk north along path. Please follow these instructions when visiting the site:

1) Please drive very slowly and carefully, <10mph. DO NOT SPEED.

2) The farm is open from 8am-5pm, today and Sunday ONLY. No access Monday to Friday. There is a gate that closes promptly at 5:00.

3) Please stay on the designated paths
and do not walk into fields.

The staff here has been very generous in allowing birders access in the past and these rules must be followed to ensure future opportunities. And it goes without saying, but please consider buying something while you’re there. The food (and coffee) offerings are excellent.

In other news, a (quite possibly new) GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen very briefly at the Magnesite Plant around 11:30am. It was in the weedy area a bit northeast of the old water tower, near 38.945738,-74.965811. Easiest to park in lot on north side of Sunset Blvd, across from WWII watch tower and just before Sunset Beach.

The “Western” Flycatcher was still being seen through at least 10:45am.


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tr



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Date: 11/30/19 7:40 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May: Mountain Bluebird, Ash-throated Flycatcher +
A Mountain Bluebird is currently at the Beach Plum Farm on Cape Island (accessed from Stevens Street), first noted by Charlie Roberto. The bird is near the pig pen/field at the north end of the property; walk north along path from main parking area.

An Ash-throated Flycatcher was seen in the cedars near the start of the yellow trail at Cape May Pt State Park earlier this morning, and the “Western” Flycatcher was again seen along the north edge of the magic field (across the street from the Beanery parking area). A Wood Stork was seen briefly from the hawkwatch yesterday afternoon.

More later.


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Date: 11/30/19 6:21 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated flycatcher(s) continue at Sandy Hook
At least one of the 3 or 4 ash-throated flycatchers is reported again
today (November 30) from the area of the hawk watch platform.  Although
this species is seen almost annually in the colder months in NJ,
yesterday, November 29, saw a fairly unusual number of sightings.  Sandy
Hook could verify at least three and possibly four individuals, and they
were also reported from Manasquan Reservoir, Lenape Park, and Cape
May.   A Sandy Hook bird was reported November 15 in ebird around the
hawk watch area.  Cape May has had a sighting almost daily.

Any other ash-throateds recently around the state?

Susan Treesh
Somerset


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Date: 11/30/19 3:57 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Nov 2019) 45 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 9 115 357
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 102 891
Cooper's Hawk 2 19 117
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 55 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 27 603 676
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 32 35
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 15 78
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 13 47

Total: 45 977 5316
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Brian Hardiman, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Additional observers- Stephen Bagen & Maura Griffin
Frank Merentino- Glad you could hang out today !
Harry Quinn- Nice to spend the day with you Harry. Thanks for
your spotting efforts as always !
Troy Fetherman- Nice to see you! You are becoming a regular !
Craig Stockert- Glad you made it up Craig and thanks for the brownies!

Hikers- 22


Weather:
Temps- 26-34 Deg.F
Winds- AM- NW@ 10-20mph w/gusts to 26 diminishing a bit in
the PM hours to NW @ 7-14mph
Partly cloudy skies in am to mostly clear skies in pm

Raptor Observations:
BE- 8:13A, 8:44I, 10:07I(2),11:11I, 1:03I, 2:36I(2), 2:38I

GE- 10:34I, 3:03A, 3:07A

A beautiful late season November day on the ridge with some nice
raptor movement for this late in the season and a great group
of hawkers ! Lot's of nice looks at birds with the Bald Eagle flight
continuing from yesterday with 9 counted as migrating and numerous
others seen but not counted. Beautiful looks at an adult Peregrine
that came down ridge and did an "about face" when it got to the
hawk watch and headed back upridge. Our Bird of the Day
selection goes to the 3:07 adult Golden Eagle that came down ridge
on the river side at just above eye level giving beautiful looks with
it's golden hackles glowing in the late afternoon sun !!
Runner(s) up to Bird of the Day ( in my opinion) were the 5 Ravens
that attacked the 3:03 adult Golden Eagle! They were fearless and
relentless in their pursuit !

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven- 9
Am. Crows
Canada geese
Coyotes- 2 ( Seen by Frank Merentino on his hike in )
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Date: 11/29/19 3:37 pm
From: Fred Vir <avtrader...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
Nice picture. Yes you are right it is an Ash-throated Flycatcher....

FVirrazzi
NJ

On 11/29/2019 6:10 PM, Pat OHoro wrote:
> It is pretty bold to be making the claim of an Ash-throated when the Great
> Crested is a local bird.
>
> Also, I'm a new (born again) birder.
>
> So please weigh in. I could use more experienced eyes.
> Here is a link:
>
> https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbird/comments/e3mobw/which_flycatcher/
>
>
>
> On Fri, November 29, 2019 11:50 am, Pat OHoro wrote:
>> I found one at Manasquan Reservoir Thursday on the path parallel to
>> Peskin
>> Road, about a quarter of the way from the west end. It was not shy at all,
>> and I was able to get some great photos.
>>
>> Pat
>>
>>
>> On Fri, November 29, 2019 11:24 am, sktreesh wrote:
>>
>>> 3 ash-throated flycatchers at Sandy Hook,  Spermiceti, lighthouse, and
>>> hawkwatch Susan Treesh Somerset Sent from my Verizon, Samsung
>>> Galaxy
>>> smartphone
>>>
>>>
>>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
>>> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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>>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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>>
>
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Date: 11/29/19 3:11 pm
From: Pat OHoro <psub...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
It is pretty bold to be making the claim of an Ash-throated when the Great
Crested is a local bird.

Also, I'm a new (born again) birder.

So please weigh in. I could use more experienced eyes.
Here is a link:

https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbird/comments/e3mobw/which_flycatcher/



On Fri, November 29, 2019 11:50 am, Pat OHoro wrote:
> I found one at Manasquan Reservoir Thursday on the path parallel to
> Peskin
> Road, about a quarter of the way from the west end. It was not shy at all,
> and I was able to get some great photos.
>
> Pat
>
>
> On Fri, November 29, 2019 11:24 am, sktreesh wrote:
>
>> 3 ash-throated flycatchers at Sandy Hook,  Spermiceti, lighthouse, and
>> hawkwatch Susan Treesh Somerset Sent from my Verizon, Samsung
>> Galaxy
>> smartphone
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
>> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> List help:
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>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Date: 11/29/19 2:09 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Palmyra - woodcock
While walking around with friends trying to see the PS Fly again - we missed! But
it was there! we flushed a Woodcock! Thats actually a Palmyra bird for me. I
went through the hotspot and listed all my birds there. Yet another reason to
use ebird!

Loads of sparrows around.

I'll try again for the flycatcher in Dec.

Dragonfly notes - still Meadowhawks flying. PC Flycatcher food hopefully!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/29/19 1:56 pm
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ducks at Lake Parsippany
Paid a post-Thanksgiving visit to Lake Parsippany today.   About 50 common merganser were present along with 6 hooded.Highlight was at least 31 shoveler in two groups feeding very intently in tight clusters. Took awhile to get a count!Also around 150 ring- billed gulls, more thsn I've ever seen here in the past.Great local spot for waterfowl into April as long as there's open water.Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 11/29/19 10:19 am
From: Pat OHoro <psub...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
I found one at Manasquan Reservoir Thursday on the path parallel to Peskin
Road, about a quarter of the way from the west end. It was not shy at all,
and I was able to get some great photos.

Pat

On Fri, November 29, 2019 11:24 am, sktreesh wrote:
> 3 ash-throated flycatchers at Sandy Hook,  Spermiceti, lighthouse, and
> hawkwatch Susan Treesh Somerset Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy
> smartphone
>
>
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Date: 11/29/19 9:25 am
From: sktreesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatchers at Sandy Hook
3 ash-throated flycatchers at Sandy Hook,  Spermiceti, lighthouse, and hawkwatch Susan Treesh Somerset Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


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Date: 11/29/19 5:03 am
From: Judith Graber <judith.graber...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] N harrier
A northern harrier hen sailed out of the woods yesterday morning in
Hopewell right in front of me as I was walking along the back path at the
back of the top field in Hopewell Borough park (Hopewell NJ). She then
proceeded to hunt over the field. I have seen what I assume is the same
bird for the past 5 or 6 winters in the fields of the close-by St.
Micheal's Preserve. Last year was the first time I saw her in the Borough
park- a nice Thanks Giving morning treat.

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Date: 11/29/19 3:42 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Nov 2019) 68 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 30 106 348
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 99 888
Cooper's Hawk 2 17 115
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 54 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 27 576 649
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 29 32
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 2 15 78
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 13 47

Total: 68 932 5271
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Jack McCormack, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Hikers- 6


Weather:
Temps- 39-42 Deg.F
Wind- NW@ 10-20mph with gusts over 30mph
Heavy cloud cover thru mid day with some clearing in pm
and cloud cover diminishing to approx. 25%

Raptor Observations:
BE- 8:18A, 8:28A, 8:28I(2),8:35A, 8:41A, 8:42A, 8:57I, 9:11I, 9:13A,
9:37I,
10:31I, 10:47A, 11:03A(3), 11:03I, 11:15A, 11:35A, 12:37I, 12:39A, 1:14I,
1:20A, 1:23A, 1:27I, 1:35I, 1:37I, 1:39I, 2:44A, 2:47A

GE- 11:53I, 12:31A, 2:10A, 3:17I

Big winds bring the big birds and we had an incredible late season
eagle flight today !!! Bald Eagle action from start to finish with some
Golden Eagles in the mix as well. Some great stuff on the ridge today
which included an early morning visit from the local Raven that seems
to have a real "issue" with our owl decoy ! This bird hovered over the
owl decoy and vocalized constantly making repeated passes before
finally drifting down ridge to join it's buddies. Speaking of Ravens, we
also had a Raven pass by the watch site in the afternoon close to
the ridge on the river side. This Raven was carrying a stick which
it dropped and the wind propelled the stick right to the rock pile
where we do the count ! The stick actually bounced off the rock pile!
Can't make this stuff up !! For our Bird of the Day selection it was
a tough decision. We had wonderful looks at an Immie Bald Eagle,
that was close to the ridge on the reservoir side, below eye level which
was sweet. We had a Merlin at the owl decoy which is always a treat !
But.. as Jack said " there is nothing like a late afternoon sun lit Golden
Eagle coming down ridge that really sticks in your brain" ! Amen to that!

Non-raptor Observations:
TV's & BV's
Ravens- 7
Cedar Waxwings
Am. Crows
Ring billed gulls
Tom C. had a sow and 2 cubs on his hike in !
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Date: 11/28/19 12:32 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Salem and gloucester notes - different
as in no Blackbirds in Salem County!! But a flock as I drove home through
Gloucester. And another small flock near my home in Camden County! Now
Whats “wrong” with that picture... So no YH.....

Mannington Marsh had a good variety of waterfowl. Nothing out of the
ordinary. A nice flock of Snow Geese flew overhead heading NW. A bit too
far though! There was 2 smaller bodied individuals, but I couldn't make out
the neck and bill. I have seen my share of small bodied Snows.

The Dream Park in Gloucester had Horned Larks. I am thinking big - I want
a Longspur!

I need 5 year birds on the pelagic for 300. Even If I don't make that, I'll
be closer with a month left!

Happy eating all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/28/19 10:23 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Rutgers Preserve news
For those of you who bird the Rutgers Preserve it's re-opening Monday
morning (12/2) at 7:00AM. Preserve was closed because of an aggressive
coyote, which was killed. In other Piscataway coyote news, a coyote killed
a small dog a few miles away from the preserve yesterday... :-(

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Date: 11/28/19 7:30 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] personal bar charts - ebird
I was checking bar charts. And either just realized or forgot that I can make bar charts for my locations.
With my data. Both personal and hotspots. I am happy! Hopkins Pond needs some winter coverage….!

Yet another reason to get data into ebird. The bar charts and histograms for YOUR data.

Good birding all. Out I go to car bird. I have a feeling I will be blown around in the car even….


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Date: 11/27/19 8:22 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Wed. evening update)
Here's another roundup of recent highlights, now that the holiday weekend
is underway. Please continue to send reports on the following birds (+ or
-) in the coming days.

1) "WESTERN" FLYCATCHER: seen in the magic field (east of Bayshore Rd and
across from the Beanery parking area) around 9:30am today. It was again
about halfway down the north edge of the field, where a majority of
sightings have occurred. Diagnostic audio remains elusive, and observers
are encouraged to remain prepared to secure recordings. A fecal sample
(freeze after collection) or dropped feather would be equally valuable.
Please remember to walk *ONLY* in the magic field, and do not enter any
adjacent properties/fields.

2) GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW: apparently no reports from the magic field since
Saturday afternoon, but quite possibly still present.

3) LeCONTE'S SPARROW: last reported Monday afternoon. It's certainly worth
noting that most of the magic field was mowed Mon-Tue; we'll see how this
affects the birds utilizing the site, particularly the skulkers like
LeConte's and Grasshopper sparrow.

4) PAINTED BUNTING: the previously-mentioned individual continues at 11
Pond Creek Lane, where it's been a regular at the feeders. Folks are
welcome to view the feeders from the driveway. Thanks to the Crossleys for
allowing birders access-- please be on best behavior!

Additional notes:
The magic field continued to host 2 Dickcissels, up to 3 Vesper Sparrows,
and a Lincoln's Sparrow as of yesterday. The Avalon Seawatch saw several
highlights over the past few days including a southbound Red Phalarope, 2
Black-legged Kittiwakes, and 4 Razorbills on Monday, a Pacific Loon that
flew in to Townsend's Inlet Monday evening (no reports since), and several
more southbound Harlequin Ducks. At least one Northern Goshawk has been
noted at Cape May Point in recent days, and both Canvasback and Redhead
were reported at Lighthouse Pond (Cape May Pt State Park) today.


best,
tr


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Date: 11/27/19 5:52 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] wren question - answered!
Thank you! It’s a long story, but the genus name is now for Superciliated hemisphingus.
And the Superciliated Wren is under a new genus. Which confused me to no ends…..

This taxonomy stuff…..

Know I can start entering this trip.

Yes, I am slow, and now there’s even pics to add!

But, I did just get a record in my que in Cumberland from 1984 he is entering. Good! Old data!
I am not the only one way behind here…

Good birding all.


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Date: 11/27/19 4:59 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Question on Peru bird names
I am almost ready to start Peru 2005. Entering into ebird. I have figured out over 100 bird names that have changed.
Or been lumped, etc. I cannot figure our Superciliated Wren. If anyone has come across this before, please let me know
the new name - or whether it’s been lumped etc.

The travails of dealing with taxonomy 14 years later…… Another reason to use ebird! It’s all automatic from here!

Happy holidays all!

I am on the Sat. Whalewatcher pelagic. I can do this. 300 for the year!

Good birding all.


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Date: 11/27/19 9:07 am
From: Glen Hart <00000728e83f7da4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ravens
Good Afternoon All:

I thought I spied a couple of Ravens near the rest stop at exit 98 on the Parkway yesterday morning as I sped to work, but couldn’t be sure. Anyone spot Ravens in this vicinity recently?

Good birding and happy Thanksgiving to all.

Glen Hart
Manasquan

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Date: 11/27/19 8:51 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] camden river watching - local notes
My favorite spot is gloucester marina. Nothing out of the ordinary
today. No Brant! I did have two lingering laughing gulls. That might
not even be a camden nov. bird! I'll have to check later.

This place has a jetty and covered platform on the river. A good vantage
point.

good birding all

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/27/19 6:49 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Patriot's Path, Whippany, Morris County
The scrubby fields along Patriot's Path (off South Beverwyck Road) are still holding good numbers of sparrows.Yesterday 7 species including song, swamp, white-throated, field, fox, chipping and at least 15 tree (yipee!)Surprising numbers of towhee remain, also 2 sharp-shinned hawk and a very vocal red-shouldered in adjacent wet woods.A nice local spot.Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: <osterhome...><000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>Date: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 12:15 PMTo: <JERSEYBI...>;Cc: Subject:[JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany TodayDid my first seasonal trip to Lake Parsippany , Morris County this morning.?? Among the horde of canada geese and mute swans were 8 shoveler, 10 common merganser and 11 ruddy duck.Highlight was a single bonaparte's gull sitting on the water, east side of lake fairly close to shore.?? Also 1 dc cormorant on north side.Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 11/26/19 12:50 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific-slope flycatcher continues at Palmyra Nature Cover 11/26/19
The PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER originally found by Tom Bailey ("confirmed"
pending final approval from the NJ Birds Record Committee) continues at
Palmyra Nature Cove in Burlington County. It is easily accessible via
the Cove Trail, accessed from the parking lot and less than a half mile
on.  Today it was showing from just beyond the first intersecting trail
(Red-winged blackbird trail?) in phragmites to the left of the path.  It
apparently moves around for short distances but stays in the general area.

It is very active, sitting only for a second or two, and then diving
back into cover.  Photographers need to be quick!  But at least today it
was showing reasonably well, though disappearing occasionally for a half
hour or so.  The trail provides sufficient room for viewers and
photographers.

Susan Treesh
Somerset


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Date: 11/25/19 8:49 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nice, windy!, day on Cape May (LONG post)
Jerseybirders,

I made the drive to the Cape yesterday, as I hinted I might do in my Friday post. The Crossleys were kind enough to allow me (as they've done for other birders) to sit on an overturned 5-gallon bucket in their driveway, awaiting the morning repast by their visiting green Painted Bunting. After an hour, the bird obliged by arriving at its apparent favorite feeder for a long munch.

After enjoying the Bunting, I headed for Coral Avenue, where I peppered official counter Tom Reed and his visiting colleague Professor Steve _____ from Minnesota (Regrettably, I do not remember his last name) with questions. We enjoyed the strong wind coming off the ocean and admired plucky flocks of Cedar Waxwings heading into the teeth of the wind, or indefatigable Great Blue Herons trying to fly across Delaware Bay (one wisely turned back). Steve took a lot of photos of Great Black-backed Gulls, reminding me that birders experience "uncommon" birds everywhere: to us, a GBBG is an everyday species along the coast. To Steve, these massive gulls were an object of fascination. By comparison, he sees dozens and dozens of Goshawks during his hawk count in Duluth in the Fall. We are thrilled to bits when even one hurtles by Raccoon Ridge or the Hawkwatch.

Then, to the Magic Field, the birds about which much has been posted and written this past week. Tom, Steve, and I had earlier talked about the "Patagonia effect," which posits that almost ANY place which is birded heavily will yield more species, simply because there are more birdERs looking. We wondered if other parts of Cape May also had numerous unique and unusual birds, but were not being visited because "the first rarity" (e.g., a Golden-crowned Sparrow) had not yet been found. The answer, it seems, is No, at least not this month. Birders I spoke to in the Magic Field said that other parts of the island have experienced a paucity of birdlife over the past week. Nowhere else do hundreds of sparrows (and one visiting flycatcher), a few from the central and western US, seem to be gathering.

Harvey Tomlinson and I slowly walked the center part of the Magic Field and first flushed up a Grasshopper Sparrow. We walked it a second time and, oh!, flushed the LeConte's! I was able to see the bright white braces on the bird's back as it took flight from less than two feet from my boot...behind where I was standing. Meaning: the furtive bird had waited until I'd gone PAST it and only flushed when I stopped walking! It flew thirty feet at knee height, perched for a moment (we got a glimpse of the bright orange face and breast as it turned to land in the wind), dropped into the thick tuft underneath...and vanished. We scoured the area for the next ten minutes, but the bird had become a little mouse and simply run away.

Rain and cold sent me to Wawa, but I returned to the field for another three-hour visit, warmed by coffee and fueled by a sandwich. Don Crawford, two young men from Rochester, and I bravely tried to observe every bird flying into or out of the tangles, and there were dozens and dozens, but the wind encouraged birds to dive deep instead of sitting out on the edges. We could not find the Golden-crowned Sparrow all afternoon. Will and Sam picked out a Vesper Sparrow...a Lifer for both of them. That felt great...to share a Life Bird experience with younger birders.

At 5 PM, with the light fading, it was time to head home. A brief view of the LeConte's and a fine Painted Bunting, conviviality and brisk weather: an excellent day concluded.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
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Date: 11/24/19 8:26 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (23 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 1 76 318
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 96 885
Cooper's Hawk 0 15 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 54 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 2 549 622
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 25 28
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 13 76
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 13 47

Total: 3 864 5203
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Brian Hardiman, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
List of the Coonapaloozians ( in no particular order )
Pat Jacques, Bob Pijanowski, Troy Fetherman, Scott Wood,
Al Ambler, David Dunbar & Rachel Rojcewicz, Drew McQuade,
Harold Deal, Mike Leone & Nora O'Rourke, Ralston Bartholomew &
Meredith Werkeigel,Tomas Gonzales, Stephen Bagen & Maura Griffin,
Jenna Rebetja, Matthew & Melissa Warta, Andrea Stead,
Phil and Anne Ribolow and Frank Merentino and his sweet little
girl Madison ( all bundled up of course ! )
Madison ( 9 months old) is our youngest Coonapaloozian ever !!!
Craig Stockert, Brian Hardiman, Phil Rodriguez, Brian Butler, Tom Campbell


Weather:
Temps- 27-42 Deg.F
Winds- AM - NW@3-9mph becoming more variable in PM and
switching to SW@ 5-10mph
Clear skies in AM to heavy cloud cover in PM

Raptor Observations:
Today we celebrated COONAPALOOZA XV !!!!!
This is our annual celebration of the mountain, the raptors, and
the people that make this hawk watch so special !
Everyone loads up their packs with food and beverages and makes
the long trek in for this awesome event !!
Lot's of fun and the weather actually cooperated this year !
( Well the weather cooperated for us, but didn't offer us much in
the way of raptor migration )
Today featured Al Ambler's " world famous" pulled pork sandwiches
served up hot on the ridge! Also featured was the unveiling of the
Coonapalooza XV shirt as well as the custom crafted
Raccoonapalooza XV "Warsteiner" Scope that was hand made
by Craig Stockert !! A real work of art !!!!
Our bird(s) of the day selection goes to the immature Bald Eagle and the
Raven the put on a real show for all of us ! The Raven was carrying a
white object in it's beak and apparently the eagle wanted it !!
The immie Bald chased the Raven for no less than 5 minutes from
out in front of the watch site down the ridge on the reservoir side
giving everyone great looks with both birds putting on a great
display of their flight maneuvers with the raven making evasive
twists and turns and the eagle matching every move !! Wow !!!
Thanks to all for making this a really fun day !
Already looking forward to next year's celebration !
We still have a few count weekends left before we close out
the season so don't be strangers !!! Weather permitting...
We'll be up top keeping an eye on things !

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Harrier, Immie Bald not counted
BV's & TV
E. Bluebirds
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Date: 11/23/19 8:07 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Sat. evening update)
Here's a roundup of today's reports--

1) "WESTERN" FLYCATCHER: seen again along north edge of magic field, across
from and east of the Beanery parking area along Bayshore Road. It was first
noted today around 9:15am, with a couple additional reports before becoming
more cooperative from 11:30am to at least 2:00pm. It was covering a fair
amount of ground along this edge, but tended to be along the east/far half.
While it was generally seen at eye level or lower, it was also noted up
high in some taller trees (perhaps 30-40' up) on a couple occasions.
Diagnostic recordings remain elusive, and observers are encouraged to
continue to be ready to secure audio. A fecal sample would be equally
desirable.

2) GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW: after going undetected for a couple days, it was
again briefly seen along the south side of the magic field shortly after
2:00pm. Apparently no other reports today.

3) LeCONTE'S SPARROW: several reports today, generally in the center
portion of the magic field, with most/all during the morning.

Additional reports from the magic field today included Grasshopper Sparrow
(in the center portion of the field's east end), Dickcissel (along south
edge during the AM), Lincoln's Sparrow, and Vesper Sparrow. Observers are
reminded to stay in this field and not venture onto adjacent properties--
do not enter the field to the east.


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tr


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Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 11/23/19 7:10 pm
From: David Weber <weberbirding...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] New eBird hotspot for the Magic field in Cape May
Hi all,

I've created a stakeout eBird hotspot for the field in Cape May that
currently is hosting a Golden-crowned Sparrow, LeConte's Sparrow, and
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher), among other
local rarities such as Clay-colored Sparrow, Dickcissel, Lincoln's Sparrow,
Grasshopper Sparrow, and Vesper Sparrow.

This field is NOT part of the Rea Farm/Beanery and as such all checklists
from this field should be moved to this hotspot if possible. If you birded
all of the Beanery in addition to this field, your list should probably
stay in the Beanery hotspot if you are unable to split the lists into
separate lists.

A reminder to park in the Beanery parking lot on Bayshore and that we only
currently have access to this field through the end of the year.

The hotspot is:

stakeout Golden-crowned Sparrow + "Western" Flycatcher + LeConte's Sparrow,
West Cape May (2019) [temporary access]

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L10178651

Thanks,
David Weber

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*David Jonas WeberCornell University, Class of 2016Natural Resources,
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Date: 11/22/19 7:12 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May update + important access note
Today's combination of warmer temps, moderate winds, and a lengthy period
of rain combined to make rarity hunting a bit of a chore. Unsurprisingly,
of the recent headliners in the magic field across from the Beanery, only
the LeConte's Sparrow was apparently seen today (9:15-9:30am). It was
initially detected about halfway down the south side of the field and then
moved toward the center. At least one each of Dickcissel and Vesper Sparrow
were again noted at the same location today. It's very possible that both
the Golden-crowned Sparrow and "Western" Flycatcher are still present-- in
the case of the flycatcher, observers are again reminded that audio
recordings of the bird's position note will be necessary for a conclusive
identification. Tomorrow's weather--a bit cooler and with light
winds--should bode well for finding passerines, both at the magic field and
elsewhere (who knows what else could be/is currently in the area!).

We're also happy to report that access has "officially" been secured for
the magic field. The property owner will allow birders in for the rest of
2019, but asks that we *PLEASE* stay within the first field. Do not go
beyond the first line of trees to the east or enter any other properties to
the south and east, as these have different owners. It's also worth keeping
in mind that some hunters apparently have access to this property. Please
follow these rules-- it will be essential in maintaining access for the
rest of the season and, hopefully, into the future. Thanks to everyone who
made this arrangement possible, especially Bob Brown.


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Date: 11/22/19 10:35 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Looking for "rare" CCSP: Finding rare beauty with SNBUs instead (Long post)
Well Marc, I have had a very similar experience with clay-colored.  I have a pretty hefty NJ list, but after " X" years of birding, no CCS.But I have a goal!Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: CHELEMER, MARC JDate: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 12:57 PMTo: <JERSEYBI...>;Cc: Subject:[JERSEYBI] Looking for "rare" CCSP: Finding rare beauty with SNBUs instead (Long post)Jerseybirders,

Readers of my posts with long memories will remember an autumn a few years back, when I tried in vain to find a Clay-colored Sparrow all over northern New Jersey. Nine different locations where they'd been seen, nine visits (one within an hour of the bird's finding), nine misses.

This year is shaping up similarly: I've looked for Clay-colored at River Barge Park in Carlstadt (where it was refound 8 minutes after I'd left, but was not then re-re-findable by me), Sandy Hook's proving grounds (where it was present on a "day 1" and "day 3," while I was there on "day 2"), Duke Farms (where Jeff E. had viewed two on "day 1" but none were findable by me on "day 2"), the Cape May Hawkwatch (missed on the same day, I think), and the "magic field" near the Beanery in Cape May (I was searching with David Weber late afternoon on Tuesday, where the species had been seen that morning and was indeed refound the next morning (more than 1 in fact), along with the LeConte's and Golden-crowned. But not while I was there. Sigh.

Undaunted, I went to Sandy Hook today, hoping that the CCSP from a couple of weeks back might still be there, but also wondering what southern winds might have brought in. No CCSP was found, but I did see two perfect Chipping Sparrows which came us as "Rare" on e-Bird (really?). They were quite beautiful...fresh plumaged adults. And a long walk out onto the sand at North Beach provided extensive study and appreciation of a flock of Snow Buntings, which wheeled and bounded in the perfectly clear air. When the light is behind the observer, there is nothing quite like Snow Buntings for late-in-the-year arresting visuals: the combination of the warm browns, tans, and umbers of their winter feathers, combined with the brilliant flashing white panels in the wings is brings-tear-to-the-eyes beautiful. I experienced that today...with seventy noisy birds in the ever-wary flock.

There were also Pipits on the move, and Horned Larks as well...but no Lapland Longspur in among any of the three groups of open-ground foragers.

A quick stop at Horseshoe Cove on the way out yielded 10 species of waterfowl in about two minutes of observation, including a big raft of mergansers building up at the north end of the cove. One drake Goldeneye really stood out, as did a breeding plumage Common Loon and a perfect Horned Grebe at close range. A nice way to end the workweek's "snuck-in" birding.

Now, if those designer sparrows will stick just two more days in the Magic Field, I may head for the Cape on Sunday...350 miles RT for a Clay-colored Sparrow you say? Why not, esp. if a LeConte's might be in the mix as well...that's a once-ever species for me. Red Rover is willing.
Good birding all, and the very happiest and healthiest of Thanksgiving holidays.

Marc J. Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 11/22/19 10:26 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Reflections on a dead wader
Jerseybirders,

I feel inspired to write some thoughts about the Wood Stork first spotted last weekend at Cape May.

I was genuinely saddened upon reading yesterday of its death. I had observed the bird roosting in the pond at the Beanery late Tuesday afternoon. It seemed serene and calm. In retrospect, I realize that I was looking at a creature sapped of all energy and vitality, and likely unable to do anything other than allow its life essence to slowly drain away. It almost seems a pyrrhic victory to have it on my year's list: as birders, we know we can't "tick" a dead bird. This one was, at least by the time I observed it, on an inexorable and very short path to that status.

But I think it goes further than that: the thrill of "rarity" is that fate, luck, the Eternal...call it what you will...has brought a vital, free, living entity with wings (thus, theoretically, allowing it to be anywhere on the planet) and its observer to an improbable confluence in time and space. We want that existential moment of contact to have a continuance into the future for both entities. It seems a shame if one of the two members experiences a termination of its life's path right there.

We know that some rarities are not likely to survive: I think about the Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Hadlyme, CT a few winters back. The berry supply in the micro-territory where it was foraging would run out in a matter of days, and there were no insects in 10 degree weather. All of the thrilled observers knew, I think, that the bird was doomed. But that demise no doubt happened long after, out of the view of the dozens of birders who saw it in its early days. The Stork, by comparison? We practically watched its dying.

I hope that the autopsy helps increase understanding of bird mortality and big-bird wanderings. What brought that magnificent, enormous wader to the quiet of the Beanery pond for us to watch its last moments? What drove it from its warm, southern home 800 miles north into colder, less friendly air, just to pass away? We will really never know, but perhaps we can learn something from its last, fateful journey.

Thoughtfully,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 11/22/19 9:57 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Looking for "rare" CCSP: Finding rare beauty with SNBUs instead (Long post)
Jerseybirders,

Readers of my posts with long memories will remember an autumn a few years back, when I tried in vain to find a Clay-colored Sparrow all over northern New Jersey. Nine different locations where they'd been seen, nine visits (one within an hour of the bird's finding), nine misses.

This year is shaping up similarly: I've looked for Clay-colored at River Barge Park in Carlstadt (where it was refound 8 minutes after I'd left, but was not then re-re-findable by me), Sandy Hook's proving grounds (where it was present on a "day 1" and "day 3," while I was there on "day 2"), Duke Farms (where Jeff E. had viewed two on "day 1" but none were findable by me on "day 2"), the Cape May Hawkwatch (missed on the same day, I think), and the "magic field" near the Beanery in Cape May (I was searching with David Weber late afternoon on Tuesday, where the species had been seen that morning and was indeed refound the next morning (more than 1 in fact), along with the LeConte's and Golden-crowned. But not while I was there. Sigh.

Undaunted, I went to Sandy Hook today, hoping that the CCSP from a couple of weeks back might still be there, but also wondering what southern winds might have brought in. No CCSP was found, but I did see two perfect Chipping Sparrows which came us as "Rare" on e-Bird (really?). They were quite beautiful...fresh plumaged adults. And a long walk out onto the sand at North Beach provided extensive study and appreciation of a flock of Snow Buntings, which wheeled and bounded in the perfectly clear air. When the light is behind the observer, there is nothing quite like Snow Buntings for late-in-the-year arresting visuals: the combination of the warm browns, tans, and umbers of their winter feathers, combined with the brilliant flashing white panels in the wings is brings-tear-to-the-eyes beautiful. I experienced that today...with seventy noisy birds in the ever-wary flock.

There were also Pipits on the move, and Horned Larks as well...but no Lapland Longspur in among any of the three groups of open-ground foragers.

A quick stop at Horseshoe Cove on the way out yielded 10 species of waterfowl in about two minutes of observation, including a big raft of mergansers building up at the north end of the cove. One drake Goldeneye really stood out, as did a breeding plumage Common Loon and a perfect Horned Grebe at close range. A nice way to end the workweek's "snuck-in" birding.

Now, if those designer sparrows will stick just two more days in the Magic Field, I may head for the Cape on Sunday...350 miles RT for a Clay-colored Sparrow you say? Why not, esp. if a LeConte's might be in the mix as well...that's a once-ever species for me. Red Rover is willing.
Good birding all, and the very happiest and healthiest of Thanksgiving holidays.

Marc J. Chelemer
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Date: 11/21/19 9:21 pm
From: Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] RFI: tides and recent brig rarities
Hello, all.

I’m a birder from Virginia, and I’ll be in New Jersey for a few days
starting Sunday. Does anyone know what tides have been best to see the
recent rarities at Brigantine (red-necked grebe, white pelicans, Hudwit),
and what different areas song I would assume that low tide is best for the
shorebirds, but I know that sometimes more nuanced patterns (mid-tides,
time of day, etc) can come into play.

Thanks and great birding,

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Date: 11/21/19 7:27 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Thurs. evening update)
A few quick updates--

1) LeConte's Sparrow: seen again in the magic field (across from the
Beanery parking area) at 9:00am and 12:00pm. It was found near the center
of the field during the 9am sighting.

2) Wood Stork: unfortunately, the stork was found dead at the Beanery this
morning. It was transported to the Academy of Natural Sciences in
Philadelphia.

3) Golden-crowned Sparrow and "Western" Flycatcher: no reports today.

A female-type Painted Bunting appeared at a Cape Island feeder during the
midday hours and 1-2 Golden Eagles were seen between Cape May Pt State Park
and the Beanery.


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tr


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Date: 11/21/19 2:15 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birch creek marsh - gloucester - coots
I shattered the ebird filter and my own high count!
Over 500! Nice! hardly any at Mannington marsh later,
so maybe this is the new main wintering area in south
Jersey? I will get there again in a week to see about
numbers.

Supawna Meadows - the grassland trail - they need to
change that name....... was very birdy. But most stuff
was in the woods areas.

No swallows - I could use Cave for the year...... Large
flocks of Fish crows and Mixed blackbirds around.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/21/19 11:31 am
From: Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great cormorant
Is anyone near Rosedale Lake to help identify a Great Cormorant juvenile?
Landi s Eaton
Princeton


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Date: 11/21/19 4:21 am
From: Lester Block <lesterblock311...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Stockton University Using Art to Save Birds
This article should be of interest to the birding community....
https://stockton.edu/news/2019/picture-stockton-using-art-to-prevent-birds-from-striking-windows.html?fbclid=IwAR2z81g_qhH8f1U2y7CXo6zvHcsIO3TTqaFSk19MJy9VIFwZHvMHQceKO3I

Lester Block
Galloway Twp, NJ


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Date: 11/21/19 3:38 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Wed. evening update)
Due to some technical issues, this message went out to NJBIRDS but not to Jerseybirds last night.

1) "WESTERN" FLYCATCHER: initially found and photographed at 10:45am by Jesse Amesbury in the "magic field," directly across Bayshore Road from the Beanery parking area. It was seen a few times along the north edge of this field, gradually moving east. While this bird looks good for Pacific-slope/Cordilleran, recordings of the position note will be needed to clinch an identification. If able, observers should be prepared to secure audio recordings in subsequent days (keep in mind that most current smartphones have decent recording abilities). This bird was not seen during the afternoon.

Access/ownership of this field remains unresolved-- again, please tread lightly here and park in the main lot for the Beanery/not on the roadside.

2) GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW: (briefly) seen again on the south side of the magic field around 9:00am. No other reports Wednesday.

3) LeCONTE'S SPARROW: initially found/photographed at 7:40am by Daniel Irons in the magic field. Seen a few more times during the next hour or so, but not seen the rest of the day.

4) WOOD STORK: apparently spent the entire day around the U-shaped pond at the south end of the Beanery, closer to Stevens Street.

5) Brewer's Blackbird: still no reports since Saturday and potentially gone. The Western Kingbirds at Hidden Valley were not reported and/or not looked for today.

Additional notables in the magic field on Wednesday included two Clay-colored Sparrows, two Dickcissels, Lincoln's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, and Orange-crowned Warbler. The two Sandhill Cranes were again seen in flight on a few occasions and at least one Golden Eagle was noted between Hidden Valley and the Beanery. An excellent late-season flight at Cape May Point was highlighted by 50,000+ American Robins, 1500+ Cedar Waxwings, ca. 1000 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 400+ Eastern Bluebirds, 50+ American Pipits, 16 Snow Buntings, and 2 Blackpoll Warblers. Another Red-necked Grebe flew south past the Avalon Seawatch.


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tr


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Date: 11/20/19 4:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Nov 2019) 28 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 7 75 317
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 96 885
Cooper's Hawk 0 15 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 54 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 14 547 620
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 25 28
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 1 13 76
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 13 47

Total: 28 861 5200
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Roger Johnson

Visitors:
Harry Quinn- thanks for your help today Harry !
Hikers- 4


Weather:
Temps- 35- 40 Deg.F, Winds NNW@ 5-10mph in am increasing
to 10-15mph in pm. Heavy cloud cover all day.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:13I, 10:16I(2), 11:34I, 11:59A, 12:00I,12:33A

GE- 12:00I

FINALLY !!! Some good news from our site in what's been
a tough year on the ridge.
NEW SITE RECORD FOR SEASON COUNT OF BALD EAGLES
was set today when the 11:34am Immature Bald Eagle passed the
watch site. This was Bald Eagle # 314 for the season which tops
our previous high count of 313 set just a few years ago in 2017.
We also added a few more for good measure !!! We still have a
number of count days left in our season so it will be exciting to
see what our final tally will be !! Congrats to Al Ambler, Brian Butler,
Roger Johnson, and visitor Harry Quinn for helping us hit this
milestone ! And thanks for getting us coverage today. We felt
strongly that the old record was going down today !!! AWESOME !
Also seen but not counted were 8 local Bald Eagles, 1 Redtail,
and 1 Coopers hawk.
Bird of the Day? C'mon... do you really have to ask ?!?!
Loving the 11:34 immie Bald !!
Honorable mention goes to the Immie Golden that gave a close
look on the river side, below eye level ,that was getting some
attention from the Raven crowd.




Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens
Crows
TV's & BV's
Red-bellied WP
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 11/20/19 9:57 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] “Western” Flycatcher, Cape May Co.
And, believe it or not, a Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher was also found at the same field across from the Beanery parking area at 10:45am. No definitive audio has been secured yet. The rare sparrows have not been seen here since the late AM, but the Wood Stork is still present around the pond on the south side of the Beanery. Folks should continue to tread lightly, as ownership/access with regard to the magic field is still in question.

More details later.



Tom Reed
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Date: 11/20/19 7:42 am
From: Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding
It would appear to me that the Freeholders are a bit more conservation
minded than when you were here, Don. Not too long ago, they did buy a lovely
new van for the trips.
I don't get to go on too many trips these days but I second Don's salute to
the wonderful staff. They even let me come along even though I live in Pa.
now. The birding trips tend to be sold out.

Lillian Shupe
Lwr Mt. Bethel, Pa.


-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:<JERSEYBI...>] On Behalf Of Don
Freiday
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:12 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding

Yong, thanks for the shout out on Hunterdon county , but having worked there
as chief naturalist for 12 years, the shout out has to go to the staff, not
political officials, though I confess I'm not really up on the current state
of politics there. When I was there, I went to bat (battle?) for parks,
wildlife, and people against the freeholders fairly often. The current staff
there continue to make a difference, I don't want to mention any names lest
it causes anyone trouble they surely do not need. I'd go back there in a
second if the circumstances allowed, Hunterdon county has extremely solid
environmental and interpretive programming across all ages of people, and
some spectacular parks.
- Don Freiday, now of Cape May, NJ.

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Yong Kong
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Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:24:25 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...> <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding

I went to Brig this morning with a huge pouty face. Reason ?

I wanted to be in Cape Island todayand be a part of Cape May birding
community. Sad ? Consolation prize was as a wildlife habitat curiosity freak
that I am visiting Brig with the anticipated coastal flooding which
typically puts the entire Spartina marsh under water and the NE winds over
25 MPH was just as exciting.

Two personal observations relating to today's wind and high water. First, no
way to estimate the total dunlin numbers but about high tide, several
thousand dunlins started to concentrate in the north impoundment seeking
refuge from the wind and high water. Only small peeps I could pick out were
westerns.

At Turtle Cove bay, an odd shape bird that I was not familiar with in recent
memory was observed with bright sun in the background. Normally, I would not
even bother with sunlit birds, however, today was different. How ?

I have watched Bill E.'s birding style a few times. He covers all distance
at Brig no matter what the viewing conditions are. I want to be that kind of
birder someday. The structure of this bird and how it was diving was what
caught my eye. It turned out to be a red-necked grebe. My guess is many
birders may have driven by mainly due to the less than idea viewing
conditions. The grebe came close to the shoreline due to high water.

My high-light of the day was Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Transit
van full of birders along the drive. I was in envy as my county is Camden.
Those Hunterdon County freeholders must be very cool folks that recognizes
the value of their Parks and Recreation program and their staff.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 11/20/19 6:08 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Golden-crowned Sparrow continues, Cape May Co.
In addition to the LeConte’s Sparrow, the Golden-crowned Sparrow is again in the field across from the Beanery parking area, most recently along the south edge (8:50am).


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tr



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Date: 11/20/19 4:45 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] LeConte’s Sparrow, Cape May Co.
Daniel Irons reports that a LeConte’s Sparrow is currently in the “Golden-crowned Sparrow field,” across from the Beanery parking area and on the east side of Bayshore Road.

The Wood Stork was still on the south side of the Beanery at sunrise today.


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tr



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Date: 11/19/19 6:14 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May-- Wood Stork, King Eider, misc. updates
The Wood Stork remained at Cape Island today, with reports from the south
side of the Beanery during the mid/late afternoon. No reports of the
Golden-crowned Sparrow (across from the Beanery parking area along Bayshore
Rd) or Brewer's Blackbird (at Hidden Valley) since Saturday. Clay-colored
Sparrow and Dickcissel continue to be reported on occasion in the field
across from the Beanery parking area, while at least one Western Kingbird
was still in the WMA fields at Hidden Valley this morning. The two
long-staying Sandhill Cranes continue to cover a lot of ground between Cape
Island and the Cape May Airport, and a Black-headed Gull flew past the
hawkwatch during the late afternoon.

The season's first southbound King Eider was recorded at the Avalon
Seawatch yesterday, with another lingering during much of today at
Townsend's Inlet; both were females. Additional Avalon highlights included
a Pomarine Jaeger, two Harlequin Ducks, and a Red-necked Grebe yesterday
plus another Red-necked Grebe and ca. 4000 Red-throated Loons today. The
beachfront around the seawatch site (8th-9th streets) has played host to
one or two Snow Buntings in recent days.


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Date: 11/19/19 3:38 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wood stork - yes!
The Wood Stork was a Nov. bird, a Cape May county bird, and a year
bird! Much better than the sparrow......

So I left the sea watch and chased at the beanery when it was reported!

The sea watch was good! Lots of RT loons moving, a RN Grebe in flight
thanks Tom! etc. But no King Eider for me...... it had drifted out into the
ocean. Hopefully still around. Moving with the tides I presume.

I hopefully will get a chance to head down there again soon.

Good birding all.

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Date: 11/17/19 2:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Nov 2019) 1 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 0 68 310
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 93 882
Cooper's Hawk 0 15 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 54 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 1 533 606
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 24 27
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 12 75
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 11 45

Total: 1 833 5172
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers:

Visitors:
Al Ambler, Ken Weston, Phil Rodriguez
( Thanks for stopping by guys.. you didn't miss anything !! )

Harold Deal
Daniel Mulleavey from Chimney Rock

Hikers- 32


Weather:
Temps- 24-35 Deg.F, Wind- NE@ 3-11 mph
Heavy cloud cover all day

Raptor Observations:
A cold and quiet day on the ridge with only 1 redtail
counted as migrating. 4 local Bald Eagles seen as well as 2
local redtails.
Bird of the Day selection goes to the Raven that came in to the
owl decoy. This bird made numerous circles around the decoy
some of which bought it within 20 feet of me. It than hovered
directly over the decoy and vocalized ! Almost a repeat of what
happened yesterday.. same Raven ?

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon
Juncos
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Date: 11/17/19 9:40 am
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Sun. midday update)
A few brief updates based on available information--

1) The Golden-crowned Sparrow was NOT seen this morning despite
near-constant effort. This is not a huge surprise considering that it
vanished for long periods of time yesterday and the weather is again far
from ideal today. Continued reports from the field (+ or -) are
appreciated. A Clay-colored Sparrow was at this location again today.

2) The Wood Stork is still in the area, seen briefly in flight before
putting down near Pond Creek Marsh this morning.

3) The Brewer's Blackbird has NOT been seen at Hidden Valley so far today;
ditto on the Western Kingbirds at the same site.

More later.


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tr


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Date: 11/17/19 7:12 am
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program meeting on Mon. Nov. 18
Dear Jersey Birders -
Please join members and friends of Washington Crossing Audubon Society for
a program entitled "Migration in a Changing World: Ecology and
Conservation of Shorebirds in East Asia", presented by Tong Mu, a PhD
candidate in the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton
University. Location is Stainton Hall, The Pennington School, Pennington,
NJ. Doors open at 7:30 pm for refreshments and socialization, meeting
begins at 8 pm. The program is free and open to the public. For more
information and complete directions, visit our website
www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org.


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Date: 11/16/19 7:02 pm
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May rarities (Sat. evening update)
The Golden-crowned Sparrow was seen again this afternoon between about 1:30-2:30pm, in the field that is directly across the street from (east of) the Beanery/Rea Farm parking lot. It is not entirely clear how much of this field is currently open to the public, so folks are urged to tread lightly here. The bird’s afternoon location was much closer to Bayshore Rd, at times essentially along the road edge. Other notables found at the same location today included Dickcissel, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, and Orange-crowned Warbler.

The Wood Stork put in an additional appearance over the Beanery between 12:40-12:50pm, and seemed to head off toward the west.

The Brewer’s Blackbird was a bit tougher to see today, perhaps due to the wind. It remained in the (private) field along New England Rd that is across from the parking lot for the Hidden Valley tract of Higbee Beach WMA. A scope is helpful when searching from the roadside here. Two Western Kingbirds also continue here, today near the pond that separates the first and second public WMA fields on the south side of the road (connected to the parking lot). Keep in mind that an active hawk banding operation is utilizing the second field and should be avoided. An additional Western Kingbird was seen near the intersection of New England and Bayshore roads.

In other news, the Myiarchus/Ash-throated Flycatcher was again seen in a closed area of the South Cape May Meadows this afternoon, an Archilochus hummingbird put in a few appearances at a Cape May Pt feeder, and multiple Golden Eagles were noted at Cape Island.


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Date: 11/16/19 5:16 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May Point birding - Golden crowned Sparrow, Brewers Blackbird
I had the afternoon free, trying to decide where to go..... the wind was horrible,
but Cape May won out in my mind! The Brewers Blackbird would be a county
bird! And it still will be.... Marilyn and I spent the afternoon down there.
No Brewers, No Golden Eagle, No Wood Stork..... but this is Cape May!
Daniel's Golden-crowned Sparrow was refound! November bird!
I am happy.

Its still NE winds Sunday, so hopefully the bird sticks for others. Good luck
all! These sparrows have a tendency to stick. But this is Nov. - migration month.

Good chasing all!

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Date: 11/16/19 3:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Nov 2019) 21 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 0 68 310
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 93 882
Cooper's Hawk 0 15 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 54 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 17 532 605
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 24 27
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 12 75
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 11 45

Total: 21 832 5171
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Jack McCormack

Visitors:
Hikers- 39


Weather:
Temps- 24-34 Deg.F, Winds- E/NE @ 5-14mph w/higher gusts
Clear blue skies

Raptor Observations:
A cold and windy day up top today !
Nice start to the morning with a Raven at the owl
decoy hovering above it and vocalizing. Very cool.
Unfortunately there wasn't much raptor migration going
on today. Our Bird of the Day selection goes to the adult
Red-shoulder that came in from a distance on the river side
and ended up giving us great long looks at it as it did lazy
circles right above us before moving on.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 8
Canada geese
E.Bluebirds
Cedar Waxwings
8- Bald Eagles seen but not counted as migrating
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Date: 11/16/19 2:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (15 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 0 68 310
Northern Harrier 0 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 92 881
Cooper's Hawk 0 15 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 52 64
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 3 515 588
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 24 27
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 12 75
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 10 44

Total: 3 811 5150
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Tom Bailey

Visitors:
Harry Quinn
Hikers- 6


Weather:
Temps- 30-45 Deg,F. Winds- NW@5-10mph in am shifting to the
west in pm. Clear Skies all day.

Raptor Observations:
Thanks much to Tom Bailey for making the long trip to Coon and
conducting the count today. Sorry that the birds didn't
cooperate Tom !! You deserved better my friend !!
Total of 3 Redtails observed today.
Guess we'll give Bird of the Day honors to all 3 redtails that
made an appearance today !
Tom also had 3 local Bald Eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
Horned Larks- 8
E.Bluebird- 21
Cedar Waxwing- 4
BV's & TV's
Robins
Juncos
Crows
Raven
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Date: 11/16/19 2:12 pm
From: Don Freiday <peregrine43...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding
Yong, thanks for the shout out on Hunterdon county , but having worked there as chief naturalist for 12 years, the shout out has to go to the staff, not political officials, though I confess Im not really up on the current state of politics there. When I was there, I went to bat (battle?) for parks, wildlife, and people against the freeholders fairly often. The current staff there continue to make a difference, I dont want to mention any names lest it causes anyone trouble they surely do not need. Id go back there in a second if the circumstances allowed, Hunterdon county has extremely solid environmental and interpretive programming across all ages of people, and some spectacular parks.
Don Freiday, now of Cape May, NJ.

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:24:25 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...> <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding

I went to Brig this morning with a huge pouty face. Reason ?

I wanted to be in Cape Island todayand be a part of Cape May birding community. Sad ? Consolation prize was as a wildlife habitat curiosity freak that I am visiting Brig with the anticipated coastal flooding which typically puts the entire Spartina marsh under water and the NE winds over 25 MPH was just as exciting.

Two personal observations relating to todays wind and high water. First, no way to estimate the total dunlin numbers but about high tide, several thousand dunlins started to concentrate in the north impoundment seeking refuge from the wind and high water. Only small peeps I could pick out were westerns.

At Turtle Cove bay, an odd shape bird that I was not familiar with in recent memory was observed with bright sun in the background. Normally, I would not even bother with sunlit birds, however, today was different. How ?

I have watched Bill E.s birding style a few times. He covers all distance at Brig no matter what the viewing conditions are. I want to be that kind of birder someday. The structure of this bird and how it was diving was what caught my eye. It turned out to be a red-necked grebe. My guess is many birders may have driven by mainly due to the less than idea viewing conditions. The grebe came close to the shoreline due to high water.

My high-light of the day was Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Transit van full of birders along the drive. I was in envy as my county is Camden. Those Hunterdon County freeholders must be very cool folks that recognizes the value of their Parks and Recreation program and their staff.

Yong Kong
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Date: 11/16/19 1:24 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig birding
I went to Brig this morning with a huge pouty face. Reason ?

I wanted to be in Cape Island todayand be a part of Cape May birding community. Sad ? Consolation prize was as a wildlife habitat curiosity freak that I am visiting Brig with the anticipated coastal flooding which typically puts the entire Spartina marsh under water and the NE winds over 25 MPH was just as exciting.

Two personal observations relating to today’s wind and high water. First, no way to estimate the total dunlin numbers but about high tide, several thousand dunlins started to concentrate in the north impoundment seeking refuge from the wind and high water. Only small peeps I could pick out were westerns.

At Turtle Cove bay, an odd shape bird that I was not familiar with in recent memory was observed with bright sun in the background. Normally, I would not even bother with sunlit birds, however, today was different. How ?

I have watched Bill E.’s birding style a few times. He covers all distance at Brig no matter what the viewing conditions are. I want to be that kind of birder someday. The structure of this bird and how it was diving was what caught my eye. It turned out to be a red-necked grebe. My guess is many birders may have driven by mainly due to the less than idea viewing conditions. The grebe came close to the shoreline due to high water.

My high-light of the day was Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Transit van full of birders along the drive. I was in envy as my county is Camden. Those Hunterdon County freeholders must be very cool folks that recognizes the value of their Parks and Recreation program and their staff.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 11/16/19 8:27 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May: Golden-crowned Sparrow, Wood Stork, Brewer’s Blackbird
A few quick hits:

1) A Golden-crowned Sparrow was photographed by Daniel Irons in the field across from the Beanery parking lot around 9:15am. No additional sightings yet, but quite a few folks are still out looking.

2) A Wood Stork appeared over the Beanery at 10:00am, briefly putting down a couple times before apparently flying back toward the north. It is potentially still in the area.

3) The Brewer’s Blackbird was still present in the field across from the Hidden Valley parking lot as of 7:45am, though it’s also eluded some
observers this morning. At least one Western Kingbird was still present in the WMA fields there; an additional yellow-bellied kingbird flew past the Beanery.

A Myiarchus flycatcher, likely Ash-throated, was seen near the start of the west path at the South Cape May Meadows yesterday.


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Date: 11/15/19 8:09 am
From: Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Juvenile pheasants
At 4:30 pm yesterday, 3 juvenile pheasants crossed Cold Soil road in front
of me coming from the Pole Farm. They were too young to be any released by
Dr D who hunts about a mile away. Needless to say, I was surprised and did
get some pictures.
Landis Eaton
Princeton


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Date: 11/15/19 7:01 am
From: bramble <bramble...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] BCAS Chapter Meeting and Program: Stephanie Seymour Musical Presentation
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy - Meetings
are free and open to all and held at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20
Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business meeting at 7:30 PM with program at 8:00 PM.

Stephanie Seymour's melodic, harmony-laden album "There Are Birds"
answers the musical question, "What happens when you combine Aimee
Mann, Chrissie Hynde, and Karen Carpenter, add a dash of Matthew
Sweet, and mix thoroughly with bird-related tales and imagery?" It's
an album about birds, nature, the passage of time and Stephanie's
relationship with these things and more. It's her story told from a
bird's perspective and birds' stories revealed through her worldview.

Stephanie became an avid bird watcher when she and Bob married and
moved from NYC to NJ. Birds became her passion, eclipsing but never
erasing her desire to sing. When a musical lightning bolt struck in
early 2018, she decided to combine her love of birds with her love of
music and "There Are Birds" was born. The songs were completed in a
matter of months. It was as if they had to be written; they simply
flowed out of her head onto paper. Stephanie's love of birds and the
natural world is what supports her through her most challenging
times. Birding always restores peace and calm to her soul.

CDs will be available for purchase at the meeting.


- Julie McCall, Bergen County Audubon
Lyndhurst, Bergen Co.


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Date: 11/15/19 6:47 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brewer’s Blackbird, Cape May Co.
A female Brewer’s Blackbird, found yesterday by Brett Ewald at Hidden Valley (New England Rd, Cape Island), continues this morning. It is spending most of its time in the field across from the parking area/on the north side of the road, loosely associating with Killdeer and Eastern Meadowlarks. Please keep in mind that this field is private; it is best to park in the designated lot for Hidden Valley and not on the roadside. Two Western Kingbirds were seen in the public WMA fields on the south side of the road yesterday- at least one is still present today.

For those unfamiliar with the location, coordinates = 38.9620, -74.5497.


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Date: 11/14/19 8:32 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] local camden spots
Harleigh being the main area I hit. Hooded Mergs there. I was thinking that was
new for me there, so I checked ebird hotspots when I got home. Yep!

These have been the main species that I have noticed that has been displaced
and moving elsewhere with the freeze up.

Cape May had a nice late season sparrow push. Harleigh did not! It was quiet....

Good birding all.

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Date: 11/13/19 4:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (13 Nov 2019) 93 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 112
Bald Eagle 7 68 310
Northern Harrier 3 13 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 92 881
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 113
Northern Goshawk 1 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 52 64
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 54 512 585
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 7 24 27
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 1 12 75
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 10 44

Total: 93 808 5147
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Roger Johnson

Visitors:
Jeff Climpson
Bradley White
Ryan Johnson
Mike Gannon
Chris Price
Emma price
Andrew Marden

Per Al- It was great to have the young eyes of Emma and Andrew
on the ridge today ! I hope they continue to return to Coon
for many year to come !
AMEN to that !!! We need some young eyes up there and I hope
to meet these young folks in the near future myself !!
This was Andrew's 6th trip to Coon and he is a junior at Rutgers.
Emma is 15 and already an accomplished birder !
She was up with her Dad.



Weather:
Temps- 18-28 Deg.F
Winds AM- NW@10-15mph diminishing to 5-10mph in PM.
Blue mostly cloudless skies all day

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:15A, 9:16A, 9:20A, 9:45A, 11:28I, 1:16I, 2:51I

GE- 7:45A, 9:00A, 11:45I, 12:08I, 12:28I, 1:12A, 2:13I

NG- 10:45I

A great November Day on the ridge which started with a 7:45am
adult Golden Eagle picked up by Al as he was taking his pack
off from the hike in !! You just know it's going to be a good day
when that happens !! Many thanks to Al for getting in early and
conducting the count today !! Greatly appreciated !!!
Al had lot's of help today too which was great to hear.
Per Al the Bird of the Day selection was a tough choice between
the good looks at the immature Northern Goshawk or the
excellent looks at the last immature Golden Eagle of the day that
S-L-O-W-L-Y passed the watch site just off of the river side of the
ridge at slightly above eye level in nice afternoon light !!
HMMMM...The Golden Wins !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Local Bald Eagles
Local Peregrine ( with prey heading towards the cliffs)
Crows
Robins
Coromorant
Ravens
TV's & BV's
Snow Geese
Canada Geese
Brant
Common Loon
E. Bluebirds
Gull(sp)

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Date: 11/13/19 3:53 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - freezing temp birds
Had the afternoon free, so decided to hit Cumberland spots. Marilyn
joined me. What affect did the freezing temps bring? Well, we broke
some filter numbers! I am presuming that freezeups in some areas
led to concentrations in other areas. Always something!

But no Bittern. We spent dusk at Thompson's Beach. Not too much
flying.

Good birding all.

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Date: 11/12/19 4:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (12 Nov 2019) 38 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 111
Bald Eagle 10 61 303
Northern Harrier 2 10 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 85 874
Cooper's Hawk 1 14 112
Northern Goshawk 0 4 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 44 56
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 23 458 531
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 17 20
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 11 74
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 7 41

Total: 38 715 5054
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler

Weather:
Temps- Mid 30 degrees F to start, with temps dropping to right near
30 degrees F to end the day,
Winds- NW@15-20mph in am dropping to 10-15mph in pm
Heavy cloud cover most of the day with a few "peeks" of sunshine
in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:45I(3), 12:42I, 12:54A, 12:55A(2),1:51A, 2:00I(2)

GE- 10:57I, 12:45I

HUGE THANK YOU to Al Ambler for making the effort to get us
coverage on the ridge today as the front cleared ! It's a long hike
to Coon and it feels even longer on the way out after a very cold
windy day spent up top ! Way to go Al !!!
Bird of the Day selection per Al " I identified a very high flying
female harrier passing overhead and than looked down just in time
to see a second female harrier go right by at eye level just off
the river side of the ridge. It banked as it went by and was lit up
by the only sun to hit the ridge all day !!! With all of the other
raptors being somewhat distant sightings it easily won
Bird of the Day honors "

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens
TV
Loon
Gulls (sp)
Canada geese
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Date: 11/12/19 1:46 pm
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] found them
With regard to my previous post I found my hearing aids.Thank you
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Date: 11/12/19 6:35 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] lost hearing aids
Yesterday morning on the path back to the parking lot at Palmyra from the
flycatcher spot I lost my hearing aids.
They were in a 4 inch square black case. Please contact me if you find them
Many thanks
Bob Dodelson
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Date: 11/11/19 4:04 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific-slope and HT’s Black-chinned Hummingbird and what else western stray ?
Five stars to those who documented the Pacific-slope and HT for his Black-chinned Hummingbird documentation.

I did not chase that Pacific-slope. Reason ? I am the least qualified birder to chase that Pacific-slope fly. Let me explain.

Last Friday morning at Brig after the much anticipated NW-wind, I felt lucky to find a bird I initially thought it could pass for a indigo bunting near the Brig visitor center parking lot, near the picnic table and the out door education center. The bird was foraging low to the ground at the brush pile where the old eastern red-cedar tree have died-out. I had the opportunity for photo doc but decide to study the bird in live-action instead. So no photo doc here.

Then the bird turned to its side before disappearing for good for the day, but saw the distinct buffy eye ring and also two buffy wing bars. I never did refind the bird for confirmed ID.

Went back Sat morning for another search. No luck. I had my fingers crossed the NJ Audubon group or visiting birds would find it on Sat. No luck there again. I went back on Sunday for another search. You get the story.

My take is I can not even ID or refind a flycatcher at Brig. So what qualifications do I have to travel to Delaware River to look for another fly ?

My personal lesson learned is rare birds could be in front of one’s eyes at home patch or one’s usual birding location, especially during this *western stray season*


Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 11/11/19 10:16 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The Palmyra western flycatcher - pacific-slope!
The bird that Tom B. and Jim S. found Sat. was confirmed this morning
by David Weber and Tom Johnson.
Thank you!

With the massive cold front coming, I hope birders can get here soon.
Those that haven't seen yet.

It's that male positioning call that is distinctive. So I presume its a male
after all.

I still didnt manage a pic..... Maybe it will survive into Dec. Dec. bird!
Actually, it needs to move on soon I would think to have a chance at
surviving.

It was refound this morning in the same general area as has been posted.

Good searching all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/10/19 3:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (10 Nov 2019) 11 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 111
Bald Eagle 1 51 293
Northern Harrier 0 8 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 85 874
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 111
Northern Goshawk 0 4 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 44 56
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 9 435 508
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 15 18
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 0 11 74
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 7 41

Total: 11 677 5016
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
SOBO: " Bad Froto " will be ending his A.T. journey
in Harpers Ferry. Best of luck the rest of the way !

Thanks to Craig Stockert for making the hike in.

Hikers- 64


Weather:
Temps- 35-44 Deg.F
Winds- SW @ 5-10mph in am diminishing to 3-6mph in pm
Heavy cloud cover throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 12:17A

A quiet day on the ridge today with very little in the way of migrating
raptors. The Bird of the Day selection goes to the immature
Redtail that moved thru below eye level on the reservoir side
giving us nice topside views of this sharply marked raptor.


Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 2
Cedar Waxwings
blue Jays
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Date: 11/10/19 1:09 pm
From: Fred Vir <avtrader...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] western flycatcher - palmyra
Hello Sandra,

Are you saying its a likely female at this point and you are holding out
hope it is a male ?

Since the female call notes are indistinguishable between species but
the male calls are sometimes distinguishable for the two subject taxa
of  "Western Fly" complex?

Unfortunately there are even discussions and field data that the males
can do each others calls or be suggestive of the other.

tks

FVirrazzi
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On 11/10/2019 3:24 PM, Sandra Keller wrote:
> Is still there. Another brief look, no pics, and no vocalizations for me....
> I might try again tomorrow.
>
> As far as I know, the recordings taken today were not what was needed.
> So specific id still up in the air.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>
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Date: 11/10/19 12:25 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] western flycatcher - palmyra
Is still there. Another brief look, no pics, and no vocalizations for me....
I might try again tomorrow.

As far as I know, the recordings taken today were not what was needed.
So specific id still up in the air.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/10/19 9:27 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] "Western" flycatcher, Palmyra Cove
A "Western" type empidonax (Pacific Slope or Cordilleran) was found late yestertday at Palmyra Cove by Tom Bailey and Jim Shill. It was relocated this morning about 10 AM but disappeared again. Photographs were secured yesterday and are being studied.

The bird was located on the Cove Trail near the Beaver Pond; a trail map is here:

http://www.palmyracove.org/trail-map.aspx

Laurie Larson
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Date: 11/9/19 6:35 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Partial or incomplete leucistic catbird, home-Winslow Township, Camden County
For past two days at Brig, instead of looking at the mudflats in search of shorebirds for hours on end, my eyes were pointing towards the sky in search of golden eagle. No luck. This task was just a frustrating. I do not mean by those distant bald eagles that one is able to id via scope and based on personal raptor ID knowledge. What I mean is even more distant specks in the sky that one is pretty sure it will turn out to be an eagle but they never cooperate and id must be trashed.

Today was no different. While I was looking a tiny dot in the sky with fluffy clouds in the background Mary texted me a photo of a bird from our vegetable garden. It looked like an odd catbird but I was not sure if the color was due to camera lie or some sort of partial or incomplete leucistic thing-going on.

When I got home from Brig all fried I had no energy to look for this odd looking catbird.

Yong Kong
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Date: 11/9/19 4:21 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] better directions for the western empi at Palmrya
So I am not good at trails and maps….. I just know the place.

It’s the Cove trail intersecting with the Perimeter trail. Sorry!

Try there for the morning. But try sunny areas also if that doesn’t get the sun in the morning.

Good luck all!


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Date: 11/9/19 4:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (09 Nov 2019) 53 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 111
Bald Eagle 1 50 292
Northern Harrier 1 8 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 84 873
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 111
Northern Goshawk 1 4 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 44 56
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 45 426 499
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 15 18
American Kestrel 0 2 237
Merlin 1 11 74
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 7 41

Total: 53 666 5005
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
SOBO: " Lord Hobo " He will be finishing his A.T. journey in
Harpers Ferry. Best of luck to you !! Stay warm !

Hikers- 48


Weather:
Temps- 26-36 Deg,F
Winds- AM- S@ 3-6mph, PM- SW@4-10mph
Partly cloudy skies all day

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:46A
PG- 12:43A
NG- 1:23I

Was hoping our counters from yesterday would leave me
a few "scraps" today after their big flight and I did indeed have
some nice birds today. Close adult Bald Eagle was a nice look.
Adult Peregrine pumping along right down the spine of the ridge
was a great look. But easily the Bird of the Day was the big, beautiful,
immature Goshawk that Phil picked up as it passed slowly below
eye level and close on the reservoir side ! Knocked our socks off !
A bonus was a Merlin at the owl decoy.. of course !
Many thanks to Phil Rodriguez for joining me up top.
He is about as good as a spotter as there is and we're lucky
to have him !

Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwings
Bluejays
Bluebirds

Big Six point buck seen on the hike in.
Watched it "tussle" with a small pine sapling.
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Date: 11/9/19 4:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (08 Nov 2019) 402 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 111
Bald Eagle 23 49 291
Northern Harrier 6 7 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 83 872
Cooper's Hawk 8 13 111
Northern Goshawk 3 3 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 31 42 54
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 304 381 454
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 12 15 18
American Kestrel 1 2 237
Merlin 0 10 73
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 27
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 7 41

Total: 402 613 4952
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Additional observers Patrick Keelen and Roger Johnson
Dan Brill
Harry Quinn
Mitch VanBeekum
Alan Boyd
Dennis Briede
Kevin Cronin
Jeff Climpson
Drew and Joanna Hunt
Hikers- 6


Weather:
Temps- Low to mid 30's all day.
Winds- NW@ 10-20mph in am dropping to 5-10mph in pm
Mostly sunny w/some scattered clouds.Excellent visibility.
Snow showers visible over the Pocono plateau.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 7:30I, 7:50A(3), 8:25A(2), 8:40I(2), 9:01A(2), 9:01I(2), 9:50A(2),
9:07A, 9:24I, 9:43A(2), 10:26I, 12:26A, 1:42I, 2:10I, 2:25A

GE- 9:23I, 9:25I, 9:43I, 10:25A, 12:26I, 1:25A(2), 1:57unaged, 2:59A,
3:11I, 3:55unaged, 4:15I

NG- 7:30i, 9:44A, 1:45I

Finally !!! A migration day that lived up to it's expectations !!
NW winds at 10-20mph on November 8th should mean big numbers
of "Big" raptors and today Coon delivered !! Big push of Redtails, great
Bald and Golden eagle numbers, 3 Northern Goshawks, and a
smattering of other raptors kept the action going from start to
finish today ! This one really hurt to miss due to work commitments
but I knew we would have a solid crew of observers and hard working
visitors up top to take care of business ! Many thanks to Al Ambler for
keeping the count on this very busy day ! Also thanks to observers
Tom Campbell and Phil Rodriguez for getting up top early to catch
those early morning Harriers,Gos, and Bald Eagles !! Way to go !!
Nice having 3 Goshawks pass the watch today and getting good
looks at all 3 !! Early immie passing below eye level on the reservoir
side. Mid morning adult passing almost directly over the watch and good
looks at the afternoon immie as well ! Al's pick for Bird of the Day
honors goes to the 4:15pm immie Golden Eagle that slowly came
down ridge on the river side and circled above the watch site in
nice afternoon light just as they were packing to hike out.
Best look at a Golden Eagle that they had all day !!

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Bunting
American Pipit
Canada geese
Snow Geese
RW Blackbirds
Ravens
Common Loons
TV's
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Date: 11/9/19 2:36 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nov. yellow empi - Palmyra
Found By Tom B. and Jim S. today. Pics were taken, but not sure about vocalizations. I know I didn’t hear it. I was there later.
Thoughts are Pacific Slope. I will be back tomorrow at mid day.

It was at the intersection of the Cove Trail and the Eastern Cottonwood Trail. Then it would move around that area. south and west
of the beaver pond.

http://www.palmyracove.org/trail-map.aspx <http://www.palmyracove.org/trail-map.aspx>

The trail map for the area.

I managed the pointed eye ring and the yellow throat for my looks. The empi was constantly flicking its tail and wings. If that is
a Pacific slope id point, could be good! I would love to hear it though! I know YB Fly can do that also. So hopefully the pics
of the eye ring are conclusive. Of course there’s Cordilleran also…...

Sandra Keller
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Date: 11/9/19 1:08 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Clay-colored Sparrow right now at Lake of the Lilies
This just in! Jessica Howland just sent me photos of a Clay-colored
Sparrow at Lake of the Lilies right now! Might want to take a trip over
there if in the area as it's still there. Good Luck!

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Date: 11/9/19 9:15 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Today
Did my first seasonal trip to Lake Parsippany , Morris County this morning.?? Among the horde of canada geese and mute swans were 8 shoveler, 10 common merganser and 11 ruddy duck.Highlight was a single bonaparte's gull sitting on the water, east side of lake fairly close to shore.?? Also 1 dc cormorant on north side.Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 11/8/19 6:20 am
From: William Dix <williamdix...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] D3000 LENS
Richard,

You've gotten several good suggestions so far. Here are several more options:

Nikon's relatively new 500 PF is sharp, fast, and light enough for hand-holding. It is an excellent birding lens by itself. When paired with a 1.4X teleconverter it extends its reach to 700mm, but loses a bit of AutoFocus speed. I believe it is still in high demand, so you might have to put in an order and wait awhile.

The Sigma 150-600 Contemporary, not unlike Tamron's equivalent length, is another good choice. It gives the advantage of a zoom, and while a bit heavier than the above-mentioned Nikon, it can be used for hand-holding.

I use both with a D500 body. With one or two exceptions, the first fifty images in the "Recent Additions" gallery of my SmugMug site were taken with one or the other of these two lenses, just to give you an idea of their sharpness and speed. https://billdix.smugmug.com/AvianImages/Recent-Additions/

Good luck in your quest.

Bill


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________________________________
From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Richard Moran <RMORAN...>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:44 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...> <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] D3000 LENS

I HAVE A NIKON D3000 CAMERA AND AM LOOKING TO GET A 500-600 MM LENS. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A LENS EITHER GOOD OR BAD OR BY BRAND/MODEL NAME.


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Date: 11/8/19 3:19 am
From: William Saidel <saidel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] D3000 lens
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 18:44:48 -0500
From: Richard Moran <RMORAN...>
Subject: D3000 LENS

I HAVE A NIKON D3000 CAMERA AND AM LOOKING TO GET A 500-600 MM LENS. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A LENS EITHER GOOD OR BAD OR BY BRAND/MODEL NAME.

Hi Richard,
I use the Tamron 150-600 on a Nikon D7100. Comments: a bit heavy so I use a monopod routinely. Images at 575mm or so are quite good, but a tad soft at 600m, so I invariably slightly sharpen in PS. Still for the money...a fine pieces of glass. (FYI: did the moon well...my picture looks just like the one of the moon in Wikipedia)

Bill




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Date: 11/7/19 6:27 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] ebird - back up
Its back up. I am entering those offline lists I created today.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/7/19 6:10 pm
From: Brian Kushner <bkushner2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] D3000 LENS
Perhaps the Nikon 200-500 might be your best option. Amazing lens for
the money.

On 11/7/2019 6:44 PM, Richard Moran wrote:
> I HAVE A NIKON D3000 CAMERA AND AM LOOKING TO GET A 500-600 MM LENS. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A LENS EITHER GOOD OR BAD OR BY BRAND/MODEL NAME.
>
>
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Date: 11/7/19 3:45 pm
From: Richard Moran <RMORAN...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] D3000 LENS
I HAVE A NIKON D3000 CAMERA AND AM LOOKING TO GET A 500-600 MM LENS. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A LENS EITHER GOOD OR BAD OR BY BRAND/MODEL NAME.


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Date: 11/7/19 2:19 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] ebird down
Is down. Must be maintenance time....

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/7/19 2:17 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] avocets - maple ave. Cumberland
Four! I wonder where they go when the tide is high??
This should be a high count for me in Cumberland.
They seem to be on the increase in Jersey.

See my ebird report for time details for tide purposes if
interested.

Loads of passerines - mainly YR Warblers. I couldn't pull a late Cape May
or an Orange-crowned out of those flocks though......

Good birding all.

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Date: 11/6/19 6:36 pm
From: Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] What turkey vultures eat is gross, but the birds themselves are
I always loved the BV’s and TV’s especially at the Raptor Trust. They always enjoyed having their head scratched And they would stick their head into my camera bag pulling on the straps.

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> On Nov 6, 2019, at 12:23 PM, Stuart <weluvowls...> wrote:
>
> Jerseybirders
>
>
> A link below to an article of interest.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Wendy Malmid
>
> Monroe Twp,NJ
>
>
> https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/christopher-maag/2019/10/15/turkey-vultures-are-mysterious-and-cool-no-really/3780881002/
>
>
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Date: 11/6/19 9:23 am
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] What turkey vultures eat is gross, but the birds themselves are amazing
Jerseybirders


A link below to an article of interest.

Good birding,

Wendy Malmid

Monroe Twp,NJ


https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/christopher-maag/2019/10/15/turkey-vultures-are-mysterious-and-cool-no-really/3780881002/


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Date: 11/6/19 8:55 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] local pond birding
As in I am looking for rarer geese. And waterfowl. Nothing today.
But good to check when I can. Lakeside at Creekview is usually
better come late afternoon to dusk. Birds are out feeding now.
I go when I can. Another spot had lots more geese, but nothing
rare. I had a GC Kinglet at Lakeside. It's been a 20 to 1 ratio RC
mainly!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/6/19 1:58 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] cape may whale watch
I had the good fortune to go on a pelagic yesterday sponsored by
www.capemaywhalewatch.com.
The spacious boat (which sold food and drinks on board) left the Utsch
Marine at 1121 Rte 109 C.M. at 6:30AM and returned about 12 hours later.
609 898-0055.
The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable. For some reason they do not
advertise on the usual birding chats. Not even in Cape May.
A mid October trip had Brown Booby and other goodies. We had no good birds
getting out to the 40 to 45 miles offshore but then our fortune changed
dramatically. Highlights were an adult Franklin Gull giving great close
looks.A big thank you to Daniel Irons for this beauty.
Dozens of Great Shearwaters flying and resting on the water and 3 adult
Pomarine Jaegers. Of course one is always greedy and I personally was none
to pleased about missing Manx, Kittiwake and Fulmar but I generally feel
that way even after a hugely successful Paul Guris led trip.
Several close looks of a Fin backed Whale and 2 Leatherback turtles that
gave us in your face looks rounded out a pretty special journey.
Check out their website.They have one more trip planned for 11/29 this year
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 11/5/19 3:45 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
Here I was for the last few weeks thinking I am being censored or *got
kicked out from Jbirds* at the request from fellow birders for my non-sense
posts.

Since I open mouth again, please allow me to share my personal observations
and conclusions about the Elmer-Coombs sod-Johnson sod farm American
Golden-Plover (AMGP) fall migration dating back to 2016.

On 9-8-2014 a Jersey birder Elle and I saw a large flock of AMGP that
numbered over 100 at Johnson Sod Farm. Steve G.'s ebird report indicated 114
on the same day at the same location. Since then, decent total number of
AMPL I have personally observed at Elmer-Coombs sod-Johnson sod farm area
was about 40 to 50 during 2016.

From 2016-2018, I would guess my total yearly number for AMPL is somewhere
around 5 to 10 fro the same area. For 2019 fall migration season, the total
numbers decreased even more. I would say less than 4.

I recall old time birders telling me the Pedericktown Ruff population has
*died-out* over the years, reason why they are no longer found.

I have my fingers crossed it is not the case for the Elmer-Coombs
sod-Johnson sod farm American Golden-Plover (AMGP).

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 11/5/19 3:02 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lakehurst CBC info and date
The Lakehurst Christmas Bird Count compiler position has been offered to
me and i accepted. I'd like to thank Alex Tongas for running it all these
years and for thinking of me to replace him.
The count will take place on Sunday December 15th 2019. Birders of all
skill levels are welcome to join, just let me know and i will get you on a
team.
The meetup to go over everyone's list will be at Jake's Branch County Park
at 5pm.
Dinner, drinks, coffee, etc. will be provided for a donation of 6 dollars.
The dinner menu will be homemade baked mac and cheese made by my wife
Jessica and my friend Eric will be bringing barbecue chicken from a
restaurant. Another person is bringing a Canoli Cake for dessert.
I already have about 30 birders participating and 20 coming to the meetup.
If you are interested in joining, you can reply here or send me an email at
<ShawnEagleEyes1...> and i will get you setup in 1 of the 9 sections. If
you have questions as to where the sections are located, i will send you
some photos with the areas outlined, then you can pick the area you like
best.
Here are the section Leaders:
Section 1 - Alex Tongas
Section 2 - Michael Casper
Section 3 - Steve Fowler
Section 4 - Maureen Heatherington
Section 5 - Patrick Fream
Section 6 - Brian Vernachio
Section 7 - Jan and Rocky Larson
Section 8 - Dianna Lieter
Section 9 - Shawn Wainwright
Hope to see some of you at the event!

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright

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Date: 11/5/19 1:51 pm
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
Hi Lester,

Thanks for the help with Comcast's filter settings. I hope this will work for others too.

If anyone tries it please report back to the list. Pass this on to your friends if they are Comcast users and don't get this message.

Laurie


> In response to the Comcast issue...I too have had this problem with Comcast. This should help solve it...it works for me:
> On the upper left of the Comcast/Xfinity mail screen there is a small wheel icon - click on that
> -choose settings
> -on the left of the screen, choose select filter rules
> -from the middle of the screen click on + Add new rule
> -there will be 3 boxes
> -in the first box, make up name for Rule Name (I called mine Princeton)
> -in the next box called Conditions - click on Add Condition; a drop down menu will appear; click on To....then put in <jerseybi...>
> you can leave the last box blank
> Click on Save in the lower right of the screen and that should do it....your Jersey Birds emails should now go to your inbox.
>
> Good luck
>
> Hope this is allowed to be posted. Sorry if it in not.
> Lester Block
> Galloway Twp, NJ

> On Nov 5, 2019, at 1:54 PM, Lester Block <lesterblock311...> wrote:
>
> Regarding the Comcast issue, I made a mistake. In the Add Action box, you need to click on keep. Then you can save your changes.
>
> Good luck,
> Lester Block
> Galloway, NJ


>> On November 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> This is especially for people who use Comcast as their mail provider, or who have friends who do.
>>
>> We recently posted an alert about missing Jerseybirds emails. We have a little more information. Unfortunately, if you are affected you may not get these messages. So we ask Jerseybirds members to share this with your friends, for example by forwarding this message if you know someone who has Comcast service.
>>
>> Comcast users do seem to be the affected group. We have been able to confirm that people who get email through other service providers are not missing messages. We have confirmed with the Princeton site admin that there is nothing unusual going on and no system or network issues at Princeton, so the messages ARE being distributed.
>>
>> What clues we have involve users who changed the spam folder configurations on their Comcast mail, and solved the problem. But since there are so many possible combinations of mail and web software that people use to get their messages, it's impossible for the list owners to provide instructions on how to do that.
>>
>> Here's what to try:
>>
>> 1. Try to re-set the spam filtering configuration on your e-mail, using whatever help documentation is available for you.
>>
>> 2. To confirm whether your changes work, you can see what messages have been sent from Princeton by going to this link:
>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=JERSEYBI
>> You may be asked to set a Listserv password to get to this link. Don't worry, Princeton doesn't collect any personal information about your server use.
>>
>> 3. Please call Comcast's help/support number and report the problem. You can also ask for assistance in troubleshooting your anti-spam settings.
>> Be sure to tell them this is a University Listserv list that is apparently being blocked by the default spam filters. The University is extremely careful to try to insure no spam is distributed. But many systems seem to react negatively to Listserv email because it comes from one address to many users and superficially looks like spam.
>>
>> The fact that ALL our complaints come from Comcast users strongly suggest that changes have been made on their side. They need to know about this. If nobody reports problems, they will not be able to fix them. And (important) ONLY YOU can report them. The listowners can't do this for you.
>>
>> 4. More information will help us solve the issues faster. If you get your mail working it would be very helpful if you let us know what worked. If you know a Comcast user who is affected, you can suggest that they either follow these same steps, or to get in touch with the listowners for information. (<Jerseybi-request...> <mailto:<Jerseybi-request...>)
>>
>> Thank you very much, and good birding.
>>
>> Laurie Larson
>> Lumberton NJ
>>
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
>> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 11/5/19 10:55 am
From: Lester Block <lesterblock311...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
Regarding the Comcast issue, I made a mistake. In the Add Action box, you need to click on keep. Then you can save your changes.

Good luck,
Lester Block
Galloway, NJ
> On November 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>
> This is especially for people who use Comcast as their mail provider, or who have friends who do.
>
> We recently posted an alert about missing Jerseybirds emails. We have a little more information. Unfortunately, if you are affected you may not get these messages. So we ask Jerseybirds members to share this with your friends, for example by forwarding this message if you know someone who has Comcast service.
>
> Comcast users do seem to be the affected group. We have been able to confirm that people who get email through other service providers are not missing messages. We have confirmed with the Princeton site admin that there is nothing unusual going on and no system or network issues at Princeton, so the messages ARE being distributed.
>
> What clues we have involve users who changed the spam folder configurations on their Comcast mail, and solved the problem. But since there are so many possible combinations of mail and web software that people use to get their messages, it's impossible for the list owners to provide instructions on how to do that.
>
> Here's what to try:
>
> 1. Try to re-set the spam filtering configuration on your e-mail, using whatever help documentation is available for you.
>
> 2. To confirm whether your changes work, you can see what messages have been sent from Princeton by going to this link:
> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=JERSEYBI
> You may be asked to set a Listserv password to get to this link. Don't worry, Princeton doesn't collect any personal information about your server use.
>
> 3. Please call Comcast's help/support number and report the problem. You can also ask for assistance in troubleshooting your anti-spam settings.
> Be sure to tell them this is a University Listserv list that is apparently being blocked by the default spam filters. The University is extremely careful to try to insure no spam is distributed. But many systems seem to react negatively to Listserv email because it comes from one address to many users and superficially looks like spam.
>
> The fact that ALL our complaints come from Comcast users strongly suggest that changes have been made on their side. They need to know about this. If nobody reports problems, they will not be able to fix them. And (important) ONLY YOU can report them. The listowners can't do this for you.
>
> 4. More information will help us solve the issues faster. If you get your mail working it would be very helpful if you let us know what worked. If you know a Comcast user who is affected, you can suggest that they either follow these same steps, or to get in touch with the listowners for information. (<Jerseybi-request...> <mailto:<Jerseybi-request...>)
>
> Thank you very much, and good birding.
>
> Laurie Larson
> Lumberton NJ
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 11/5/19 10:00 am
From: Lester Block <lesterblock311...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Missing Jersey Birds Posts
In response to the Comcast issue...I too have had this problem with Comcast. This should help solve it...it works for me:
On the upper left of the Comcast/Xfinity mail screen there is a small wheel icon - click on that
-choose settings
-on the left of the screen, choose select filter rules
-from the middle of the screen click on + Add new rule
-there will be 3 boxes
-in the first box, make up name for Rule Name (I called mine Princeton)
-in the next box called Conditions - click on Add Condition; a drop down menu will appear; click on To....then put in <jerseybi...>
you can leave the last box blank
Click on Save in the lower right of the screen and that should do it....your Jersey Birds emails should now go to your inbox.

Good luck

Hope this is allowed to be posted. Sorry if it in not.
Lester Block
Galloway Twp, NJ


> On November 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>
> This is especially for people who use Comcast as their mail provider, or who have friends who do.
>
> We recently posted an alert about missing Jerseybirds emails. We have a little more information. Unfortunately, if you are affected you may not get these messages. So we ask Jerseybirds members to share this with your friends, for example by forwarding this message if you know someone who has Comcast service.
>
> Comcast users do seem to be the affected group. We have been able to confirm that people who get email through other service providers are not missing messages. We have confirmed with the Princeton site admin that there is nothing unusual going on and no system or network issues at Princeton, so the messages ARE being distributed.
>
> What clues we have involve users who changed the spam folder configurations on their Comcast mail, and solved the problem. But since there are so many possible combinations of mail and web software that people use to get their messages, it's impossible for the list owners to provide instructions on how to do that.
>
> Here's what to try:
>
> 1. Try to re-set the spam filtering configuration on your e-mail, using whatever help documentation is available for you.
>
> 2. To confirm whether your changes work, you can see what messages have been sent from Princeton by going to this link:
> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=JERSEYBI
> You may be asked to set a Listserv password to get to this link. Don't worry, Princeton doesn't collect any personal information about your server use.
>
> 3. Please call Comcast's help/support number and report the problem. You can also ask for assistance in troubleshooting your anti-spam settings.
> Be sure to tell them this is a University Listserv list that is apparently being blocked by the default spam filters. The University is extremely careful to try to insure no spam is distributed. But many systems seem to react negatively to Listserv email because it comes from one address to many users and superficially looks like spam.
>
> The fact that ALL our complaints come from Comcast users strongly suggest that changes have been made on their side. They need to know about this. If nobody reports problems, they will not be able to fix them. And (important) ONLY YOU can report them. The listowners can't do this for you.
>
> 4. More information will help us solve the issues faster. If you get your mail working it would be very helpful if you let us know what worked. If you know a Comcast user who is affected, you can suggest that they either follow these same steps, or to get in touch with the listowners for information. (<Jerseybi-request...> <mailto:<Jerseybi-request...>)
>
> Thank you very much, and good birding.
>
> Laurie Larson
> Lumberton NJ
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
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Date: 11/5/19 9:00 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp 11/4/2019 (Morris County) - new Robbins viewing platform
Jerseybirders, fall birds are arriving at the Great Swamp. Carole Hughes
and I found loads of sparrows, including one clay-colored, along White
Oak Trail, across from the Visitor Center.   Hooded mergansers were in
the pond next to the Pleasant Plains Bridge.  We also checked out the
new Chandler Robbins viewing platform, which has replaced the former
Friends Blind (in the Boardwalks and Blinds section).  There was a fair
diversity of waterfowl there, though not huge numbers.  Rusty blackbirds
were flitting and calling around the viewing platform, in excellent
light.  (This platform is ideal for photographers).  The platform is a
very, very nice addition to the Swamp's amenities.  It was always
difficult to see waterfowl spread over the open water adjacent to the
blind, and now birders have a fairly good overview of most of it.  The
multi-level platform itself is well-positioned and attractive.  There is
a handicap-accessible boardwalk the entire length of the trail leading
to it. Carole mentioned that it would probably be an excellent twilight
walk in warmer weather - rails, woodcocks, owls, etc.

I also want to note that there will be a limited hunting "week" coming
up NOVEMBER 6-9.  It appears this Boardwalk and Blinds area will be open
but you are supposed to wear orange, but the rest of the public areas
are open to automobiles only - no pedestrian access - starting tomorrow.

Susan Treesh
Somerset


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Date: 11/5/19 5:08 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Veerys and tropical storms
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2019/11/04/how-one-delaware-songbird-can-predict-hurricane-season-better-than-noaa/4154154002/



Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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