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6/28/17 7:23 am Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Black-billed Cuckoo
6/28/17 6:43 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Black-billed Cuckoo
6/26/17 7:18 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Thank you to Tom Bailey for his comment on the ebird report about Arney's Mount Road Dickcissel habitat
6/26/17 3:38 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Exploring Wharton in Camden
6/26/17 11:00 am Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> [JERSEYBI] Great-crested Flycatcher
6/25/17 12:26 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Ruff Report from Brig
6/25/17 11:04 am Robert Rothberg <grebthor...> [JERSEYBI] Any sightings of the scissor tailed in Hunterdon today?
6/25/17 10:28 am Robert Rothberg <grebthor...> Re: [JERSEYBI] any scissor-tailed sightings today?
6/25/17 8:45 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher CAPE MAY POINT STATE PARK
6/25/17 8:11 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Seeking Dickcissel habitat photos at Pemberton-24 Juliustown Road, Burlington County
6/24/17 2:42 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] scissor-tailed - not today
6/24/17 1:08 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Another negative report on Dickcissel in Atlantic County
6/24/17 10:58 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] 2017 potential Dickcissel invasion into our region
6/24/17 9:56 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May FTFL reports - NONE since 6/20
6/24/17 9:50 am Dave Oster <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] No Scissor-Tail
6/24/17 5:54 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] scissor-tailed hunterdon - still around?
6/24/17 5:28 am Dave Blinder <daveblinderphotography...> [JERSEYBI] Passing of Bob Perkins
6/23/17 3:07 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Negative report on Dickcissel in Atlantic County
6/23/17 12:40 pm Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Catbird (albino) Glenhurst Meadows
6/23/17 11:10 am Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...> [JERSEYBI] Follow-Up: Catbird (albino?) Glenhurst Meadows
6/23/17 10:15 am Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...> [JERSEYBI] Catbird (albino) Glenhurst Meadows
6/23/17 9:33 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Salem county - grassland exploring
6/23/17 4:32 am Debbie Beer <debbeer1023...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher YES
6/22/17 5:17 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] hate to follow bob's post...
6/22/17 5:02 pm David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...> [JERSEYBI] Hunterdon County Scissor tailed Flycatcher
6/22/17 2:41 pm robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] joys of Assunpink
6/22/17 12:38 pm Robert DeCandido PhD <rdcny...> [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel (Historical - NJ)
6/21/17 3:35 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] 2017 potential Dickcissel invasion into our region
6/21/17 12:28 pm Michael Britt <sootyshear...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel
6/21/17 7:55 am Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/21/17 5:18 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/21/17 3:28 am Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/20/17 10:49 pm Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/20/17 10:48 pm Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/20/17 10:36 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/20/17 5:55 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/20/17 10:21 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May Sightings: FTFL, COSH, GRSH, and now BBWD
6/20/17 5:48 am Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
6/19/17 8:32 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] OT: Shawangunk Grasslands NWR (Ulster County, NY)
6/19/17 5:36 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] The Fork-tailed Flycatcher + shearwater show continues this morning in Cape May
6/18/17 4:26 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] The FT Flycatcher
6/18/17 7:38 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER continues at Cape May Point State Park
6/17/17 6:24 pm Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [JERSEYBI] Booming Common Nighthawks
6/17/17 4:46 pm Jennifer W. Hanson <ammodramus88...> [JERSEYBI] heads up: 2 likely BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS, Upper Freehold Twp. 6/17/17
6/17/17 10:51 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] king rail - no, And Camden
6/16/17 2:12 pm sharon petzinger <spetzinger.ensp...> [JERSEYBI] GWWAs, ROWs, and cutting trees
6/15/17 9:23 am Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...> [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Meeting
6/14/17 2:58 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Shorebirds at Brig
6/14/17 2:34 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Shorebirds at Brig
6/14/17 1:36 pm bmknj16 . <bmknj17...> [JERSEYBI] Waterworks Pond, Sayreville least bittern
6/14/17 7:22 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Common Raven -- Rutgers Preserve
6/13/17 2:00 pm Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [JERSEYBI] Jersey City CONI
6/13/17 6:53 am Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain IBBA
6/11/17 3:08 pm <cwsg1...> <cwsg1...> [JERSEYBI] Mountain Lakes Park /normal summer day 6/10/17
6/11/17 7:42 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Mercer Corp. Park Bittern
6/10/17 2:32 pm Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...> Re: [JERSEYBI] eBird breeding code question
6/10/17 2:24 pm Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [JERSEYBI] eBird breeding code question
6/9/17 8:54 pm Rollin Deas <Deas.rollin...> [JERSEYBI] A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
6/9/17 1:12 pm Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County
6/9/17 5:28 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] OT, but close by: ST Kite "residing?" in eastern PA
6/8/17 4:13 am Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Brig's Swan Song
6/6/17 9:54 pm Bruce & Louise R. Kopena <bkopena...> [JERSEYBI] Marbled Godwit at Forsythe N.W.R.
6/6/17 8:15 am bmknj16 . <bmknj17...> [JERSEYBI] ticks 3
6/6/17 6:37 am Fred Vir <avtrader...> [JERSEYBI] Herbicide, Management, Golden-winged W. Horrible Utility and Trail maintenance, Phrags brought in
6/5/17 5:07 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Please do not take my post too seriously
6/5/17 4:31 pm John Cecil <johnpcecil...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Fred V and his Herbicide, Golden-winged and Kentucky Warbler comments
6/5/17 2:56 pm vincent N <vfn7...> [JERSEYBI] Least Bittern: Robbinsville/Mercer Corporate Park
6/5/17 2:13 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] On Glossy Ibis
6/5/17 9:16 am bmknj16 . <bmknj17...> [JERSEYBI] ticks follow-up
6/5/17 7:23 am Suzanne Linke <slinke1...> Re: [JERSEYBI] ticks
6/5/17 6:41 am Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> [JERSEYBI] Clay colored sparrow
6/5/17 5:58 am Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> [JERSEYBI] Sharp-tailed Sparrows
6/5/17 5:15 am <cwsg1...> <cwsg1...> [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk NO
6/4/17 6:05 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Delaware Bay shorebirds and home sky
6/4/17 5:47 pm <cwsg1...> <cwsg1...> [JERSEYBI] Stonybrook Millstone Watershed warblers
6/4/17 3:12 pm bmknj16 . <bmknj17...> [JERSEYBI] ticks
6/4/17 2:50 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Reservoir
6/4/17 2:22 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Camden county breeders - exploring
6/4/17 8:15 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Clay-colored sparrow at Six Mile Run (Somerset)
6/3/17 8:15 pm Edna Duffy <marshwren...> [JERSEYBI] Black-necked Stilt - Barnegat and Roseate Tern update from 5/25
6/3/17 4:46 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Red-headed Woodpecker nest cavity entry and exit hole ?
6/3/17 9:49 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park NO
6/3/17 9:38 am Benjamin Barkley <bejoba...> [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park NO
6/3/17 4:57 am Tom Brown <tshrike19...> [JERSEYBI] Swainson's warbler
6/2/17 6:19 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] article on Red Knots
6/2/17 2:00 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Brig's White-rumped Sandpiper Parade
6/2/17 1:44 pm Vince Capp <00000326c7e06828-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane
6/2/17 1:16 pm jimmy lee <leewah...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane
6/2/17 12:16 pm Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...> [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane
6/2/17 9:19 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp - "Wildlife Observation Center"
6/1/17 8:18 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Cape may - shorebirds and a mystery flycatcher
6/1/17 6:08 pm Steve Byland <stevebylandnaturephotography...> [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk Continues (photo)
6/1/17 4:09 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Jackson Hawk-splosion
6/1/17 8:44 am bmknj16 . <bmknj17...> [JERSEYBI] NJ Wildlife Expo/Wilson's snipe
6/1/17 8:28 am L Larson <llarson2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Joan Labun
6/1/17 6:41 am Donald E DesJardins <ddjjdj...> [JERSEYBI] Roseate Tern
5/31/17 7:07 pm Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...> [JERSEYBI] Black-billed Cuckoo
5/31/17 6:47 pm Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> [JERSEYBI] June birding
5/31/17 5:43 pm Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...> [JERSEYBI] Joan Labun
5/31/17 4:47 am Jim Gilbert <jggilbert...> Re: [JERSEYBI] more on the Lesser Nighthawk
5/30/17 8:01 pm Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> Re: [JERSEYBI] more on the Lesser Nighthawk
5/30/17 5:34 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] more on the Lesser Nighthawk
5/30/17 1:35 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] The nighthawk - yes!
5/30/17 8:46 am Benjamin Barkley <bejoba...> Re: [JERSEYBI] lesser nighthawk - today?
5/30/17 8:22 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] lesser nighthawk - today?
5/29/17 8:50 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] winslow night birding - whips - negative data
5/29/17 8:59 am L Larson <llarson2...> [JERSEYBI] Admin: Regarding the nighthawk
5/29/17 8:49 am Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Purple Gallinule sightings?
5/29/17 8:46 am Todd Frantz <tfrantz75...> [JERSEYBI] Purple Gallinule sightings?
 
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Date: 6/28/17 7:23 am
From: Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Black-billed Cuckoo
I'm wandering around Assunpink now(by the time I get here, Bob is probably long gone) and have had all those species so far except Veery plus Grasshopper Sparrow in the Navigation Beacon field. Fairly birdy for late June

Larry Z
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> On Jun 28, 2017, at 9:43 AM, robert dodelson <rdodelson...> wrote:
>
> A little while ago I heard and then saw a Blacked-billed Cuckoo around the
> parking lot of Stone Tavern Lake. Afterwards I saw a buddy of mine jogging
> and he said he heard one calling in a different area. Also in the lot were
> Orchard Oriole, Warbling & White-eyed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird and Cedar
> Waxwing. A couple of other birds I haven't seen of late were Brown Thrasher
> and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in a different part of the WMA. Veery seem to be
> pretty widespread. I had at least 2 singing where I enter the WMA from the
> town of Roosevelt
> Bob Dodelson
>
>
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Date: 6/28/17 6:43 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Black-billed Cuckoo
A little while ago I heard and then saw a Blacked-billed Cuckoo around the
parking lot of Stone Tavern Lake. Afterwards I saw a buddy of mine jogging
and he said he heard one calling in a different area. Also in the lot were
Orchard Oriole, Warbling & White-eyed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird and Cedar
Waxwing. A couple of other birds I haven't seen of late were Brown Thrasher
and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in a different part of the WMA. Veery seem to be
pretty widespread. I had at least 2 singing where I enter the WMA from the
town of Roosevelt
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 6/26/17 7:18 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Thank you to Tom Bailey for his comment on the ebird report about Arney's Mount Road Dickcissel habitat
Purpose of this post is to say thank you to Tom Bailey for his comment on the ebird report about Arney's Mount Road, Dickcissel find on Jun 25, 2017 08:00, with his very specific comment on the habitat description of an abandoned horse farm where he observed a signing male.

I have not visited the area but his words about the abandoned horse farm habitat said it all. My desire to see photos no longer required. I can almost visualize the natural grassland regeneration within the former horse pasture that may have attracted the singing male dick including the fence posts.

I ran my fast-n-furious lunch time dick search today in South Harrison Township again, along Lincoln Mill Road, west of Commissioners Pike. GPS Coordinate 39.693211 -75.249453

As soon as I pulled over and parked and engine shut off. Heard a grasshopper call within about 20 feet from the passenger side window. I did not give crap but my eyes were peeled on the utility wires along the road, and my ears were peeled for DICK’s song along any and all potential perch post. No luck.

Sad thing about all this DICK invasion into our area and for those who are all caught up in target birding for dick is total ignorance to all other awesome birds that are around us during this time of the year.

Thank you again TB for your ebird habitat comment on the singing dick habitat.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 6/26/17 3:38 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Exploring Wharton in Camden
I had the afternoon free. Walked trails, a power line cut, the roads. Still nothing
new for my big year! Missing Kentucky, Prothonotary, Summer Tan, etc. I was around
the Burnt Mill Rd. area today. Still need Chat.... Raven.......
I confirmed some species breeding. Lots of species active now - even in the afternoon.

Found a nice patch of Common Milkweed along a road. Not many butterflies
though! Little wood satyrs, Glassywings - my highlights.

Still a great afternoon. Have a dragonfly pic to study. Tomorrow probably.


Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/26/17 11:00 am
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great-crested Flycatcher
Hello JerseyBirders:

For weeks now I've been enjoying the "wheep" calls of a Great-creasted Flycatcher in the yard. Saturday morning while taking a cart full of plant material to our large mulch pile I found in a pile rufous tail feathers along with a number of other feathers on the path.

It has been as long since I've hear the bird calling. While not like losing a pet or anything as near, it has saddened me. It was enjoyable listening to those calls.

Besides the Catbirds and various sparrows, the Indigo Bunting is now the main voice in the yard.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood


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Date: 6/25/17 12:26 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ruff Report from Brig
Hi Jersey Birders,
A text alert went out last night (Sat) that a Male Ruff in partial Alt
plumage was spotted at Brig near the Blue Goose #4.
Does anyone have any details on this sighting?
Pics?
I went to Brig this morning from 6-8am and couldn't re-find it.
I am 0 for 6 on finding Ruff this year.
Thanks,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven,NJ


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Date: 6/25/17 11:04 am
From: Robert Rothberg <grebthor...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Any sightings of the scissor tailed in Hunterdon today?
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Date: 6/25/17 10:28 am
From: Robert Rothberg <grebthor...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] any scissor-tailed sightings today?
Any sightings of the scissor tailed today?

On Jun 24, 2017 5:42 PM, "Sandra Keller" <sandrakeller...> wrote:

> By anyone as far as I know. I went up anyway. Beautiful spot! Bobolinks,
> Grasshopper Sparrows, Meadowlarks, etc. I hit some other areas around
> there also. Looking. You never know!
>
> Tried for Cliff Swallow on the way home. Crosswicks Creek. They used to
> breed there. Still might. No luck with one. But didn't spend too much time
> there. Marilyn called with a LB Heron in Gloucester! Yea! Finally for
> me....l
>
> And it left say 15 minutes after I saw. Phew....l
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
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>
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Date: 6/25/17 8:45 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher CAPE MAY POINT STATE PARK
In the same place as the Fork-tailed Fly was hanging out last week. Behind the classroom viewable from the pavilion boardwalk and beach.

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Date: 6/25/17 8:11 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Seeking Dickcissel habitat photos at Pemberton-24 Juliustown Road, Burlington County
To Steve, Scott and Linda and others

Subject line above says it all. I do not need to see the bird but I am mostly curious if there is a panoramic photo or photos of the habitat where the bird was found.

Reason ? I ran my Dickcissel route near my home including an abandoned golf course that contains about 100 acres of grassland habitat, and bombed again. Natural regeneration of grass and forb community was over my knee height, and some near my waist. No dice on grasshopper sparrow.

I recall visiting fantastic grassland habitat within the vicinity of Bridgeton in Cumberland a few years ago. However, I think I am down-and-out for now and have little or no motivation to look for Dickcissel anytime soon.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 6/24/17 2:42 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] scissor-tailed - not today
By anyone as far as I know. I went up anyway. Beautiful spot! Bobolinks,
Grasshopper Sparrows, Meadowlarks, etc. I hit some other areas around
there also. Looking. You never know!

Tried for Cliff Swallow on the way home. Crosswicks Creek. They used to
breed there. Still might. No luck with one. But didn't spend too much time
there. Marilyn called with a LB Heron in Gloucester! Yea! Finally for me....l

And it left say 15 minutes after I saw. Phew....l

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/24/17 1:08 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Another negative report on Dickcissel in Atlantic County
I visited two grasslands in Atlantic County today in search of Dickcissel (about 45 and 20 acres in size). In my opinion, the vegetation composition at both sites was ripe to host incoming dicks. Of course I bombed but blast I did have. I saw 8 species of butterflies and one Little Glassywing Skipper (?) at the 45 acre grassland, if this observation can serve as an indication as to the type of forbs and other herbaceous community that make up the habitat setting. Also, grasshopper sparrow as well.

Surprise (but may be not otherwise why would I pull-over and stop ?) was finding another grasshopper sparrow at the intersection of Moss Mill Road and Bremen Avenue in Egg Harbor City. This grassland is about 30 acres and there is a Renault Winery sign at the intersection, and this stop was nothing more than “ Yong, let’s pull over and listen for a second just in case”.

More dowitchers at Brig. Looks like south-bound shorebird migration has begun ?

Relating to Tom R’s ABA blog, I am begging to TR to take me birding since I am unable to find any of my target birds.

Yong Kong
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Date: 6/24/17 10:58 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] 2017 potential Dickcissel invasion into our region
Here's something from the ABA blog about the Dickcissel invasion:

http://blog.aba.org/2017/06/happening-now-dickcissels-on-the-move.html

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:34 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:

> Inspired by Mike B., and David La Puma’s keen observation and prediction
> of 2017 potential Dickcissel invasion into our region, I did my
> fast-n-furious lunch time grassland birding in search of Dickcissel in a
> particular part of Gloucester County.
>
> What do I mean by that ? Simple, both of these fantastic expert birders
> and leaders of our birding community gave a “shout-out” encouraging all of
> us to document the potential invasion of Dickcissel in NJ by visiting
> grasslands in our own neck of the woods. I am too shy to attend organized
> birding trips but I was super-stoked to be a part of MB and DL’s team on
> this one.
>
> I bombed on the discovery of Dickcissel within my favorite grassland
> habitat in Gloucester County. Three years running that is. However, as I
> have done in the past, I ended up finding grasshopper sparrows instead. Two
> seen and heard the song as well.
>
> My grassland birding time was limited to about 20 minutes. I still think
> this area could host breeding Dickcissel. Have to give it another try or
> two soon. GPS location and some photos on my Flickr. Especially the photos
> of grassland habitat in case those who are not familiar with which type of
> grassland habitat they should be seeking out.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/
>
> On other note, below link is very cool site for birders. Get lost in it
> and figure it out how to use it to your advantage in search of new bird
> habitat in your own neck of woods by clicking public and county owned
> lands, etc.
>
> http://nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/landscape/index.htm
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 6/24/17 9:56 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May FTFL reports - NONE since 6/20
Just a heads-up that there have been no positive Fork-tailed Flycatcher reports from Cape May since 6/20. Clearly that doesn’t mean the bird is gone, but it hasn’t been seen at the Cape May Point State Park since then. We will report if the bird is refound, and would appreciate any reports from anyone who sees the bird going forward.

Good Birding

David

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Date: 6/24/17 9:50 am
From: Dave Oster <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] No Scissor-Tail
Spent several hours along Island Road this morning. The ST Fly did not oblige, but what a great birding area. A few of the highlights were kestrel, bluebird, meadowlark, bobolink, savannah and grasshopper sparrow. Almost didn't mind not seeing the Scissor-Tailed!

Lots of birders still there when I left, maybe it will show up,,,


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Date: 6/24/17 5:54 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] scissor-tailed hunterdon - still around?
I was going to head up soon. Anyone seen this morning?

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/24/17 5:28 am
From: Dave Blinder <daveblinderphotography...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Passing of Bob Perkins
Bob Perkins, founder of Wildlife Preserves Inc, and savior to many acres of
New Jersey natural habitat has passed.

We are very grateful for Bob's tenacity for open space conservation and
hope his story continues to inspire a new generation.


Robert Perkins, Jr., late of Tenafly, New Jersey, passed away on June 17,
2017 at the age of 89. He graduated from The Putney Boarding School in
Vermont, and obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale in 1955 in
environmental studies.


Robert (Bob) was the founding Trustee of Wildlife Preserves, Inc., a New
Jersey not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of land in
its natural state. Bob devoted his life to Wildlife Preserves, and to the
welfare of plants and animals. He was a naturalist intent on defending open
space and protecting wildlife habitats for education and research. Bob was
an avid bird watcher, as well as an enthusiast of literature and history.
He was known for his great wit, his engaging stories, and his gentle nature.

Bob helped create many parks and forests in the Northeast, including parts
of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Fire Island National Seashore,
and several Morris County Parks. Bob, as president of Wildlife Preserves,
assisted in acquiring thousands of acres of marshlands; from the Delaware
Bay in Delaware and southern New Jersey, north through the Pine Barrens,
along the central Passaic Basin to the Appalachian mountains of northern
New Jersey, through New York State, and as far north as New Hampshire and
Maine, all for preservation purposes. Wildlife Preserves continues to
manage sanctuary properties in New York and New Jersey, most notably Troy
Meadows Preserve in Parsippany and East Hanover.


The US Fish and Wildlife Service praised Bob Perkins for his accomplishment
of consolidating hundreds of individual lots of land into one contiguous
parcel to create the Troy Meadows Preserves in Morris County. A letter
written in 1960 from the Fish and Wildlife Service states, "(He) did what
no one else was able to do before him."


Born in Stamford Ct., Bob lived in Greenwich, Connecticut, Essex Fells, and
Tenafly, New Jersey. He is survived by his first cousins, Gertrude (Klenke)
Morron, Bloomfield, Colorado and Anne (Klenke) Weiss, Meadville, PA. Mr.
Perkins will be missed by his many devoted friends and colleagues.


Donations in his memory may be made to Wildlife Preserves, a 501(c)(3)
corporation, c/o Meyner and Landis LLP, One Gateway Center, Suite 2500,
Newark, NJ 07102.


Arrangements by Waid Funeral Home, Meadville, PA, www.waidfuneralhome.net.
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Date: 6/23/17 3:07 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Negative report on Dickcissel in Atlantic County
First and most, I am shaking like a wind-blown leaf as I am about to push the send button to JBirds. Reason ? I have no intention of offending expert NJ birders here with my lame writing style, and my very-poor photos that I have no intention of promoting. What is driving me is to encourage beginner birders to chime in here, and to seek out birding places of their own. Also to show my poor photos with those who are unable to get out for what-ever reasons they may have.

I bombed in my search of DICK in Atlantic County today. Place I visited was FAA Tech Center which is next to and is part of AC Airport, and the adjacent vicinity. Reason ? Airport means grassland habitat. You are not allowed to pull-over or park along the public road that are adjacent to the tech center for security seasons. That means I was doing the drive-by ear-birding at 35 MPH. Heard two grasshopper sparrows at two different locations near the radar field. So if DICK was calling I am assuming my ears would have picked up the song. No Dice.

I was on foot at the next near-by grassland habitat. Found and heard what I would call indicator species which would also be most likely be present at documented nesting sites of the DICK. Grasshopper, Field, Chipping, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole to name a few. However, also found nesting Killdeer. Not good I said, the habitat does not fit ?

Based on R. DeCandido’s fantastic chime-in the other day, my take on the vegetation communities observed today on places I visited, it may have been a tall order for me to find a DICK. Reason ? Habitat may not have jive with the documented DICK’s nesting habitat description to perfection.

Low of the low was visiting Brig. Reason ? Just as I thought I was getting my feet wet in ID of shorebirds, I was baffled once again. I have no clue H.T. does it. This birder has provided me with so much advise and ID tips.

Some photos of the day on my Flickr that most were taken in during the rain or heavy wind.

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

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Date: 6/23/17 12:40 pm
From: Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Catbird (albino) Glenhurst Meadows
Diane,

Thank you for your assessment (and the evaluations and comments from other
NJ Birders).

I agree (although again, no expert in photography or birding).

The more I look at the photo the more I believe the appearance is an
artifact of the exposure values.

The learning curve continues....

Best,
Jim Grieshaber
Green Brook

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
wrote:

> The shot is overexposed in the sunlight so I think it is a regular Catbird
> with leaf shadows across it.
> In any case, technically “albino” is ruled out because of the pigmented
> feathers.
> At best, one could consider leucistic, but that would be ruled out because
> the shadow pattern
> doesn’t match the feather configuration — that is, the shadows are
> overlaid on the bird.
>
> Diane Louie, Madison
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 23, 2017, at 1:14 PM, Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...>
> wrote:
>
> Unfortunately, only one shot (no chance to adjust exposure).
>
> I'm assuming it is a Catbird.
>
> Comments welcome.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_grieshaber/
>
> --Best,
>
> --Jim Grieshaber
> --Somerset County
>
>
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Date: 6/23/17 11:10 am
From: Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Follow-Up: Catbird (albino?) Glenhurst Meadows
Jersey Birders,

Thanks so much for your comments. As an ongoing, eager, and continuous
learner in the world of birding, I appreciate all the help I can get!

I've included a question mark after albino with this post (which would have
been appropriate with the original), as the identity isn't entirely clear
from my poorly exposed photo.

I thought I saw white pigment (not shadow) with my naked eye, which is what
drew my attention. But I guess I could be mistaken.

I was on my way back to the car when I spotted the bird, about 50-yards(?)
from the entrance gate.It was on the left (when facing toward the parking
lot) about 25-yards(?) from the path.

Of course, I wish I had been able to get a second or third....shot of
better quality.

Best,
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Date: 6/23/17 10:15 am
From: Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Catbird (albino) Glenhurst Meadows
Unfortunately, only one shot (no chance to adjust exposure).

I'm assuming it is a Catbird.

Comments welcome.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_grieshaber/

--Best,

--Jim Grieshaber
--Somerset County


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Date: 6/23/17 9:33 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Salem county - grassland exploring
Well, I ended up with one Grasshopper Sparrow for my efforts! The weather wasn't
the best with the strong rain now and then. I was checking my usual spots for
Dickcissel. No success! Maybe one awaits in Camden county somewhere.

Thoughts on Grasshopper also for Camden are appreciated. Next week with my
work schedule I will be local.

Tried Mannington - various areas - for Gallinule. Nothing. I usually get later
in the summer when the young start moving around.

Butterfly notes - no. The weather. Lots of nectar in the Mannington area though!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/23/17 4:32 am
From: Debbie Beer <debbeer1023...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher YES
I'm delighted to see the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on Island Road, farm
lane. Hunterdon County. 6:45am.
Good luck to all who seek it!
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Date: 6/22/17 5:17 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] hate to follow bob's post...
Always a pleasure to read your observations. Anywho, I've been squeezing in some birding between projects over the past week. Some notable sightings:

Mercer County Heron Rookery:

https://flic.kr/p/UHNpN1

Ocean County Heron Rookery:

https://flic.kr/p/VZg4GQ

Manasquan Res:

2 orchard oriole

12 grasshopper sparrow

12 field sparrow

1 indigo bunting

2 great crested flycatcher

1 warbling vireo

1 rth

1 prairie warbler

2 yellow billed cuckoo

5 eastern bluebirds

2 kingbirds

1 peewee

1 phoebe

12 cedar waxwings with kids in tow

a few herps...a couple of garters, 1 toad, 1 black rat snake, 1 musk turtle, 1 cooter and always my fave eastern box!

https://flic.kr/p/UHNpPd


seriously great birding but you have to be OCD about the ticks.


Cheers,


James

Jackson, NJ



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Date: 6/22/17 5:02 pm
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hunterdon County Scissor tailed Flycatcher
Hi folks,

Hunterdon County's first Scissor tailed Flycatcher was found today by Adrian Smith. The bird is on private property-a horse farm and hay fields owned by two different farmers. At the request of the farmer who is actively cutting and baling hay, we did not immediately publicize the whereabouts of this rarity. The farmer asked that we delay notification until this evening to allow completion of hay baling. The owner of the horse farm is very excited about the bird and welcomes birders. Hopefully the bird will linger into tomorrow and more folks can see it.

The bird was originally found foraging in horse paddocks on Island Road, Readington Twp. Island Road runs from River Road West (shortly before River turns to Lamington Road) to Route 22 right by the Walmart. The horse paddocks are near the River Road West end of Island Road. You'll know you are in the right area if you have horse paddocks on one side and hay bales on the other. Please google if unfamiliar with the area.

Some cautionary notes. Island Road is a very narrow lane and a half gravel farm road. There is very little parking. Please be sensible when stashing your vehicle. Next, there are grassland species here. Meadowlark, Bobolink, Grasshopper Sparrow. Grasshopper nest near the road edge. Please don't trample the habitat and under no circumstances enter the fields or the horse farm.

The bird is making good use of a very large area and working both sides of the road as of 7:30 pm. Please be patient.

Great find Adrian and good luck to those who search tomorrow.

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ
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Date: 6/22/17 2:41 pm
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] joys of Assunpink
I've spent most of the last few mornings at Assunpink. There are some
beautiful birds around and with patience and luck you have a good chance of
seeing most of them. If you go early the chorus of bird song is delightful.
An incomplete composite of sightings include Scarlet Tanager, both Orioles,
Sharp-shinned and Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue and
Green Herons. Wood Duck in trees!. Indigo Bunting (a good buddy of mine has
had Blue Grosbeak but I'm missing that one). Barn and Tree Swallow. Purple
Martin Field, Song, Chipping sparrows and Eastern Towhee. Yellow,
Blue-winged warblers. Common Yellowthroat. Ovenbird and Chat. Red-eyed,
White eyed and Warbling Vireos. Cedar Waxwing. Yellow-billed Cuckoo (I'm
missing Black-billed here). Eastern Wood Pewee. Phoebe and Great Crested
Fly. Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Flicker and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Both
Vultures. Goldfinch. Wild Turkey and I'm sure I have missed a few others
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Date: 6/22/17 12:38 pm
From: Robert DeCandido PhD <rdcny...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel (Historical - NJ)
Former Occurrence of Spiza americana in Northern New Jersey. -- Mr. C.S. Galbraith informs me that forty years ago [1850] the Dickcissel was a common summer resident near his home at Hoboken, N.J., a fact which seems of sufficient importance to be placed on record. -- FRANK M. CHAPMAN, American Museum of Natural History, New York City.

The Auk 8: 395 (1891)
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Breeding of the Dickcissel in New Jersey. -- On July 3, 1904, while passing along a country road near Plainfield, New Jersey, I heard an unfamiliar and very unmusical song coming across the field. It soon ceased but before I had started on again it suddenly came down from almost over my head with such distinctness that I guessed the singer's name and, looking up, saw a Dickcissel (Spiza americana) perched on a telegraph wire above. After singing for a while, during which I had an excellent view of him through my glass, he flew back over the field. As he was evidently at home I decided to make the most of my opportunity, so spent the greater part of the day there. To my great satisfaction I soon found that the Dickcissel had a mate. She was shy and most of the time kept well hidden in the grass. The male sang persistently from three widely separated perches on as many sides of the field, -- the lower branches of a large black walnut, the top of an apple tree and the telegraph!
wires over the road. The field in which the birds were located was a grass field of mixed timothy and red-top with considerable red clover in parts and with a sprinkling of fleabane and black-eyed susans.

On the following day I visited the place with three ornithological friends. We saw both the old birds and in addition were delighted to find two young birds, one of which I secured. This specimen is a female in juvenal plumage with the first feathers of the winter plumage beginning to appear. The wings are not full grown and the tail is less than two-thirds of the full length. There cannot, of course, be the slightest doubt that these young birds were bred in this locality. Neither of the parents were taken, and it is hoped that they will return next year. As I had passed this field many times in the last few years it is unlikely that any Dickcissels nested in it before this season.

Mr. S. N. Rhoads allows me to state that he believes a specimen or two of this species was taken near Philadelphia this spring. As these are the first records for New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania since 1890, they evidently indicate a tendency of the Dickcissels to return to their old haunts. The breeding record is the first for New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania since 1879, although a few pairs doubtless bred as late as 1881. It is also apparently the first record for the entire Atlantic coast plain since 1884, when the species is recorded as breeding at Chester, South Carolina. There is little doubt, however, that the bird observed by Dr. J. Dwight, Jr., at Kingston, New York, on June 5, 1896, was breeding.

Mr. Rhoads wishes me to state that he has made a careful comparison of eastern and western Dickcissels without finding the slightest difference between them. -- W. DE W. MILLER, American Museum of Natural History, New York City.

The Auk 21: 487 (1904)
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A Dickcissel Recovery. On October 28, 1957 an adult Dickcissel was banded (24-189611) at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. In addition to the aluminum Fish and Wildlife Service band, a red plastic band was placed on the other leg so that the bird's movements around the sanctuary and the town could be followed by sight observations, but the bird was not seen again after banding. On December 5, 1957, this same Dickcissel (complete with red plastic band) was trapped at Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey, and released. The bird remained at Rockaway throughout the winter and was last seen on March 11, 1958.

According to information received from the Banding Office, this is the first time that a Dickcissel has been reported subsequent to the original banding. James Baird, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, Rhode Island, and Mrs. Gail C. Cannon, Rockaway, New Jersey.

Journal of Field Ornithology 29: 183 (1958)
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Date: 6/21/17 3:35 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 2017 potential Dickcissel invasion into our region
Inspired by Mike B., and David La Puma’s keen observation and prediction of 2017 potential Dickcissel invasion into our region, I did my fast-n-furious lunch time grassland birding in search of Dickcissel in a particular part of Gloucester County.

What do I mean by that ? Simple, both of these fantastic expert birders and leaders of our birding community gave a “shout-out” encouraging all of us to document the potential invasion of Dickcissel in NJ by visiting grasslands in our own neck of the woods. I am too shy to attend organized birding trips but I was super-stoked to be a part of MB and DL’s team on this one.

I bombed on the discovery of Dickcissel within my favorite grassland habitat in Gloucester County. Three years running that is. However, as I have done in the past, I ended up finding grasshopper sparrows instead. Two seen and heard the song as well.

My grassland birding time was limited to about 20 minutes. I still think this area could host breeding Dickcissel. Have to give it another try or two soon. GPS location and some photos on my Flickr. Especially the photos of grassland habitat in case those who are not familiar with which type of grassland habitat they should be seeking out.

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

On other note, below link is very cool site for birders. Get lost in it and figure it out how to use it to your advantage in search of new bird habitat in your own neck of woods by clicking public and county owned lands, etc.

http://nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/landscape/index.htm

Yong Kong
Camden County






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Date: 6/21/17 12:28 pm
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel
In 2012, two pairs of Dickcissel set up shop at the Ocean Terminal. In
2013, we only observed a singing male. In both cases, the birds arrived in
late May, May 28th in 2012 and May 30th in 2013. So this event is
interesting also because it's around three weeks later than normal. Based
on Anne's post, the birds were present in PA in the more typical
timeframe...

Mike Britt
Bayonne


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Date: 6/21/17 7:55 am
From: Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
As all of you probably know, the PA Birds listserv has been popping with
Dickcissel sightings for the past several weeks (including a singing male
just outside the Phila. city limits on 5/30, who unfortunately didn't
stay). Unprecedented, in my experience.

Anne Bekker
Philadelphia

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:18 AM, David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
wrote:

> I appreciate Mike's initiative to invite more eyes and ears for observing
> and reporting Dickcissel. When I was in Wisconsin, during the last big
> invasion a few years ago, a call went out to all birders to please try and
> visit any potential habitat and report Dickcissels through the state. In
> that year birds were found in every county, and the ebird data from this
> species is being heavily used in climate change research. So in the same
> vein as Mike's post, I'd like to encourage NJ birders to do the same and
> give your local and/or regional patches a good look and listen for
> Dickcissel. Males are very conspicuous and no taping is needed for this
> species; if they're there, you'll likely know it!
>
> Good birding,
>
> David
> ________________________
> David A. La Puma, PhD
> Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
> New Jersey Audubon
> 600 Route 47 North
> Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
> p: 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
> c: 732.447.4894
> f: 609.861.1651
>
> w: http://birdcapemay.org
> w: http://www.njaudubon.org
> Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897
>
> “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia
> Earhart
> ________________________________
> From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:28:06 AM
> To: David Lapuma
> Cc: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
>
> Over the past 2 days I have found 3 male Dickcissels in NJ Meadowlands, 1
> bird looking like a 2nd year. 2 of the birds were singing slightly
> different songs, the young bird was calling. A few years ago we had a
> failed nesting pair here, but this is the first time I've really seen
> multiple birds. Sometimes it pays off the go searching some under birded
> areas. I've found over 50 Savannah Sparrows at 2 locations as well.
>
> Chris Takacs
> Bergen County Audubon Society
>
> On Jun 21, 2017 1:36 AM, "David Lapuma" <david.lapuma...><ma
> ilto:<david.lapuma...>> wrote:
> Mike, Yong, et al.
>
> Judging by previous movements into the Midwest, we appear to be
> experiencing an eruption of Dickcissel across the eastern US. DICK are
> extraordinarily reactionary to drought cycles and therefore are likely more
> responsive to a changing landscape when compared to other species.
>
> Good birding!
>
> David
>
>
> ________________________
> David A. La Puma, PhD
> Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
> New Jersey Audubon
> 600 Route 47 North
> Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
> p: 609.400.3833<tel:609.400.3833> (internal use: ext 922)
> c: 732.447.4894<tel:732.447.4894>
> f: 609.861.1651<tel:609.861.1651>
>
> w: http://birdcapemay.org <http://birdcapemay.org/>
> w: http://www.njaudubon.org <http://www.njaudubon.org/>
> Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897
>
> “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia
> Earhart
>
>
> On 6/20/17, 8:55 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Yong Kong" <
> <JERSEYBI...><mailto:<JERSEYBI...> on
> behalf of <yklitespeed...><mailto:<yklitespeed...>> wrote:
>
> I am certain some birders were just as stoked as I was looking at the
> "Ocean
> Terminal" Dickcissel habitat photo MB posted on ebird. Not a true
> grassland
> I guess. But mix of forbs along with mugwort or ragweed.
>
> Thank you Mike Dude !!! I was in search of Dickcissel in Gloucester
> County
> last year in similar habitat.
>
> Enough about my usual non-sense here.
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Britt
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:48 AM
> To: <JERSEYBI...><mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
>
> Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may
> be
> underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
> song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three
> singing
> males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal
> tempo
> males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating
> with a
> female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.
>
> While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something
> different
> this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of
> the
> new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain
> from
> playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will
> take
> breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance
> enter the
> grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
> don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
> American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do
> not
> want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also
> please
> use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.
>
> The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make
> us
> regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.
>
> Mike Britt
> Bayonne, NJ.
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/<http://www.
> njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...><mailto:<njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...><mailto:
> <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/repor
> ting-rare-birds/<http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...><mailto:<njbrcreport...>
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> <jerseybi-request...>
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>
>
>
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> ting-rare-birds/<http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>>
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>
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Date: 6/21/17 5:18 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
I appreciate Mike's initiative to invite more eyes and ears for observing and reporting Dickcissel. When I was in Wisconsin, during the last big invasion a few years ago, a call went out to all birders to please try and visit any potential habitat and report Dickcissels through the state. In that year birds were found in every county, and the ebird data from this species is being heavily used in climate change research. So in the same vein as Mike's post, I'd like to encourage NJ birders to do the same and give your local and/or regional patches a good look and listen for Dickcissel. Males are very conspicuous and no taping is needed for this species; if they're there, you'll likely know it!

Good birding,

David
________________________
David A. La Puma, PhD
Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
New Jersey Audubon
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
p: 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
c: 732.447.4894
f: 609.861.1651

w: http://birdcapemay.org
w: http://www.njaudubon.org
Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart
________________________________
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:28:06 AM
To: David Lapuma
Cc: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Over the past 2 days I have found 3 male Dickcissels in NJ Meadowlands, 1 bird looking like a 2nd year. 2 of the birds were singing slightly different songs, the young bird was calling. A few years ago we had a failed nesting pair here, but this is the first time I've really seen multiple birds. Sometimes it pays off the go searching some under birded areas. I've found over 50 Savannah Sparrows at 2 locations as well.

Chris Takacs
Bergen County Audubon Society

On Jun 21, 2017 1:36 AM, "David Lapuma" <david.lapuma...><mailto:<david.lapuma...>> wrote:
Mike, Yong, et al.

Judging by previous movements into the Midwest, we appear to be experiencing an eruption of Dickcissel across the eastern US. DICK are extraordinarily reactionary to drought cycles and therefore are likely more responsive to a changing landscape when compared to other species.

Good birding!

David


________________________
David A. La Puma, PhD
Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
New Jersey Audubon
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
p: 609.400.3833<tel:609.400.3833> (internal use: ext 922)
c: 732.447.4894<tel:732.447.4894>
f: 609.861.1651<tel:609.861.1651>

w: http://birdcapemay.org <http://birdcapemay.org/>
w: http://www.njaudubon.org <http://www.njaudubon.org/>
Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart


On 6/20/17, 8:55 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Yong Kong" <JERSEYBI...><mailto:<JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <yklitespeed...><mailto:<yklitespeed...>> wrote:

I am certain some birders were just as stoked as I was looking at the "Ocean
Terminal" Dickcissel habitat photo MB posted on ebird. Not a true grassland
I guess. But mix of forbs along with mugwort or ragweed.

Thank you Mike Dude !!! I was in search of Dickcissel in Gloucester County
last year in similar habitat.

Enough about my usual non-sense here.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Britt
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:48 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...><mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may be
underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three singing
males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal tempo
males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating with a
female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.

While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something different
this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of the
new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain from
playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will take
breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance enter the
grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do not
want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also please
use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.

The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make us
regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ.


How to report NJ bird sightings: see
<www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/<http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>>
or e-mail to <njbrcreport...><mailto:<njbrcreport...>
List help: <jerseybi-request...><mailto:<jerseybi-request...>
List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 6/21/17 3:28 am
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
Over the past 2 days I have found 3 male Dickcissels in NJ Meadowlands, 1
bird looking like a 2nd year. 2 of the birds were singing slightly
different songs, the young bird was calling. A few years ago we had a
failed nesting pair here, but this is the first time I've really seen
multiple birds. Sometimes it pays off the go searching some under birded
areas. I've found over 50 Savannah Sparrows at 2 locations as well.

Chris Takacs
Bergen County Audubon Society

On Jun 21, 2017 1:36 AM, "David Lapuma" <david.lapuma...> wrote:

> Mike, Yong, et al.
>
> Judging by previous movements into the Midwest, we appear to be
> experiencing an eruption of Dickcissel across the eastern US. DICK are
> extraordinarily reactionary to drought cycles and therefore are likely more
> responsive to a changing landscape when compared to other species.
>
> Good birding!
>
> David
>
>
> ________________________
> David A. La Puma, PhD
> Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
> New Jersey Audubon
> 600 Route 47 North
> Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
> p: 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
> c: 732.447.4894
> f: 609.861.1651
>
> w: http://birdcapemay.org <http://birdcapemay.org/>
> w: http://www.njaudubon.org <http://www.njaudubon.org/>
> Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897
>
> “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia
> Earhart
>
>
> On 6/20/17, 8:55 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Yong Kong" <
> <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <yklitespeed...> wrote:
>
> I am certain some birders were just as stoked as I was looking at the
> "Ocean
> Terminal" Dickcissel habitat photo MB posted on ebird. Not a true
> grassland
> I guess. But mix of forbs along with mugwort or ragweed.
>
> Thank you Mike Dude !!! I was in search of Dickcissel in Gloucester
> County
> last year in similar habitat.
>
> Enough about my usual non-sense here.
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Britt
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:48 AM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
>
> Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may
> be
> underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
> song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three
> singing
> males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal
> tempo
> males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating
> with a
> female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.
>
> While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something
> different
> this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of
> the
> new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain
> from
> playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will
> take
> breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance
> enter the
> grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
> don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
> American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do
> not
> want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also
> please
> use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.
>
> The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make
> us
> regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.
>
> Mike Britt
> Bayonne, 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
>
>
>
> 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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List help: <jerseybi-request...>
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Date: 6/20/17 10:49 pm
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion




Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: RE: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

With that in mind, if there is an area in vicinity of Grounds for Sculpture where these birds might be seen, I'd appreciate a tip.. have a meeting there later today. Thanks!
Karen



Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Date: 6/21/17 1:37 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Mike, Yong, et al.

Judging by previous movements into the Midwest, we appear to be experiencing an eruption of Dickcissel across the eastern US. DICK are extraordinarily reactionary to drought cycles and therefore are likely more responsive to a changing landscape when compared to other species.

Good birding!

David


________________________
David A. La Puma, PhD
Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
New Jersey Audubon
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
p: 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
c: 732.447.4894
f: 609.861.1651

w: http://birdcapemay.org <http://birdcapemay.org/>
w: http://www.njaudubon.org <http://www.njaudubon.org/>
Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart


On 6/20/17, 8:55 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Yong Kong" <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <yklitespeed...> wrote:

I am certain some birders were just as stoked as I was looking at the "Ocean
Terminal" Dickcissel habitat photo MB posted on ebird. Not a true grassland
I guess. But mix of forbs along with mugwort or ragweed.

Thank you Mike Dude !!! I was in search of Dickcissel in Gloucester County
last year in similar habitat.

Enough about my usual non-sense here.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Britt
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:48 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may be
underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three singing
males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal tempo
males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating with a
female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.

While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something different
this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of the
new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain from
playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will take
breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance enter the
grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do not
want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also please
use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.

The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make us
regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ.


How to report NJ bird sightings: see
<www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/<http://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/<http://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/<http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>>
or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
List help: <jerseybi-request...>
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How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 6/20/17 10:48 pm
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
With that in mind, if there is an area in vicinity of Grounds for Sculpture where these birds might be seen, I'd appreciate a tip.. have a meeting there later today. Thanks!
Karen



Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Date: 6/21/17 1:37 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Mike, Yong, et al.

Judging by previous movements into the Midwest, we appear to be experiencing an eruption of Dickcissel across the eastern US. DICK are extraordinarily reactionary to drought cycles and therefore are likely more responsive to a changing landscape when compared to other species.

Good birding!

David


________________________
David A. La Puma, PhD
Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
New Jersey Audubon
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
p: 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
c: 732.447.4894
f: 609.861.1651

w: http://birdcapemay.org <http://birdcapemay.org/>
w: http://www.njaudubon.org <http://www.njaudubon.org/>
Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart


On 6/20/17, 8:55 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Yong Kong" <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <yklitespeed...> wrote:

I am certain some birders were just as stoked as I was looking at the "Ocean
Terminal" Dickcissel habitat photo MB posted on ebird. Not a true grassland
I guess. But mix of forbs along with mugwort or ragweed.

Thank you Mike Dude !!! I was in search of Dickcissel in Gloucester County
last year in similar habitat.

Enough about my usual non-sense here.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Britt
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:48 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may be
underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three singing
males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal tempo
males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating with a
female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.

While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something different
this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of the
new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain from
playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will take
breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance enter the
grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do not
want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also please
use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.

The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make us
regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ.


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Date: 6/20/17 10:36 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
Mike, Yong, et al.

Judging by previous movements into the Midwest, we appear to be experiencing an eruption of Dickcissel across the eastern US. DICK are extraordinarily reactionary to drought cycles and therefore are likely more responsive to a changing landscape when compared to other species.

Good birding!

David


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On 6/20/17, 8:55 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Yong Kong" <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <yklitespeed...> wrote:

I am certain some birders were just as stoked as I was looking at the "Ocean
Terminal" Dickcissel habitat photo MB posted on ebird. Not a true grassland
I guess. But mix of forbs along with mugwort or ragweed.

Thank you Mike Dude !!! I was in search of Dickcissel in Gloucester County
last year in similar habitat.

Enough about my usual non-sense here.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Britt
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:48 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may be
underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three singing
males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal tempo
males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating with a
female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.

While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something different
this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of the
new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain from
playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will take
breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance enter the
grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do not
want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also please
use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.

The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make us
regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ.


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Date: 6/20/17 5:55 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
I am certain some birders were just as stoked as I was looking at the "Ocean
Terminal" Dickcissel habitat photo MB posted on ebird. Not a true grassland
I guess. But mix of forbs along with mugwort or ragweed.

Thank you Mike Dude !!! I was in search of Dickcissel in Gloucester County
last year in similar habitat.

Enough about my usual non-sense here.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Britt
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:48 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion

Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may be
underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three singing
males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal tempo
males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating with a
female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.

While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something different
this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of the
new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain from
playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will take
breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance enter the
grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do not
want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also please
use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.

The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make us
regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ.


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Date: 6/20/17 10:21 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May Sightings: FTFL, COSH, GRSH, and now BBWD
The Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues at Cape May Point State Park, as does the Shearwater show in The Rips, with multiple Great and at least one Cory’s this morning. Now six Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are present at the Shunpike Pond bringing the list of currently chasable rare birds up a notch!

Good Birding

David

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Date: 6/20/17 5:48 am
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dickcissel Invasion
Counting the Overpeck bird as the vanguard, a Dickcissel invasion may be
underway. Saturday evening I found a single male singing a faster tempo
song, at Bayonne's Ocean Terminal. Sunday morning I observed three singing
males (the continuing male with the faster tempo song and two normal tempo
males). Later that morning a friend observed one of the males mating with a
female, at this point we are unaware of multiple females.

While secrecy is our normal policy, we're going to try something different
this time. The birds are in the overgrown soccer field just north of the
new firehouse on Chosen Few Way. We ask that folks completely refrain from
playing tapes/smartphones (the birds are very vocal and loud but will take
breaks to feed, please be patient), do not under any circumstance enter the
grasslands, keep vehicles off the dirt road which is posted, and please
don't harass the birds in any way. Spotted Sandpiper, Common Nighthawk,
American Kestrel, and Savannah Sparrow Sparrow also breeds here, we do not
want to risk stepping on ground -nesting birds (barring AMKE). Also please
use the "Ocean Terminal--The Peninsula" hotspot in eBird.

The Bayonne Nature Club will be patrolling the site. Please don't make us
regret this. Folks should also check their local grasslands.

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ.


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Date: 6/19/17 8:32 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT: Shawangunk Grasslands NWR (Ulster County, NY)
Dear Jerseybirders,

For those birders who enjoy grassland birding and want to enjoy somewhere as birdy as Negri-Nepote, Griggstown, or Six Mile Run, I recommend a jaunt outside of our state to this locale. Since it is off-topic, I'll just briefly say that I saw at least 75 singing and displaying Bobolinks yesterday while searching for, and finding, a continuing Henslow's Sparrow.

The refuge is about a square mile of the most beautiful grasslands imaginable, with all the usual species. Interesting history, too. It's about 50 miles from the 287/17 intersection in Mahwah. Mike Britt led many a winter expedition there for Short-eared Owls and Rough-legged Hawks, but it's evident that a warm-weather visit is just as enjoyable.

I can provide more information outside of this listserv.

Good birding,

Marc
Marc J. Chelemer
Tenafly


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Date: 6/19/17 5:36 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The Fork-tailed Flycatcher + shearwater show continues this morning in Cape May
The Cape May Point State Park Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues again this morning. Thanks to Vince Elia for the report. Also of interest is the nearshore Shearwater show, with up to four Great, at least one Cory’s, and at least one Sooty working The Rips over the last three days.

Good Birding!

David

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Date: 6/18/17 4:26 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The FT Flycatcher
Exceedingly windy at the point when Marilyn, myself, and another friend hit.
So much so that Marilyn had the lightbulb moment after 5 minutes or so of standing
on the boardwalk - "If I were a flycatcher, I would be safely hunkered down out of
this wind". She went searching behind the classroom building. 5 minutes after she
left, I get the message - its here!

A beautiful bird! I hope it sticks for those getting down later in the week. And next
weekend.

But I think my favorite today was the Great Shearwaters off the point. Neither bird
is a county bird. Just year birds. I like to see over and over again. I presume the
southerly winds pushed the Shearwaters in close to shore. Or just great feeding
out there. The one that came in really close to shore was a treat! Always something
down there in Cape May Point!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/18/17 7:38 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER continues at Cape May Point State Park
The FYFL found yesterday at Cape May Point State Park continues to put on an nice show for folks today. This is definitely a chasable bird for those who desire to see it! Bird is most often showing on the dune fence between the classroom and the beach, viewable from the beach and the pavilion boardwalk.

Good birding and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

David

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Date: 6/17/17 6:24 pm
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Booming Common Nighthawks
After observing a COMMON NIGHTHAWK early this morning over Keegan Landfill
in Kearny, I decided to make a nocturnal effort at two known breeding
locations in Bayonne.

Three COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were foraging, calling, and booming over the IMTT
bulk storage facility on Hook Road. While the species breeds throughout the
facility, I staked out a known area, which is adjacent to a public road.

Shortly thereafter, at least six COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were foraging, calling,
and booming over the fields at the Ocean Terminal. An AMERICAN WOODCOCK
flew across the road as well. Unfortunately at least a portion of the
fields here are going to be converted into a Costco:-(

Mike Britt
Bayonne


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Date: 6/17/17 4:46 pm
From: Jennifer W. Hanson <ammodramus88...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] heads up: 2 likely BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS, Upper Freehold Twp. 6/17/17
Hi Jersey birders,

This afternoon/early evening, as the line of rain showers came through
and let up, the Usual Suspects and I were driving north on Sharon
Station Rd. when we saw 2 (most likely) BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS
in flight. I saw them on the eastern side of the road, but they may
have come across from the western side of the road. This is the
stretch of Sharon Station Rd. just north of 524, which is bordered by
farm fields and marshy areas on both sides. The birds were only in
view for a few seconds, and then appeared to go down behind one of the
farms. They had broad white wing stripes reminiscent of Pileated
Woodpecker or Willet, but were clearly large ducks. It was one of
those observations that is difficult to turn into a description
because it was so fast, but the birds also fall into that "what else
could they be?" category.

There really is nowhere to pull off safely on this stretch of Sharon
Station Rd. This post is mainly a heads-up to birders in the Upper
Freehold-Robbinsville-Allentown area to keep an eye out. Mercer
Corporate Park and Assunpink are not too far away.

Best regards and good birding,

Jennifer W. Hanson
Plainsboro, New Jersey USA
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Date: 6/17/17 10:51 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] king rail - no, And Camden
An hour wait at the King Rail spot was not productive for a listen! But loads
of other birds there. The Green Heron show was nice!

No rain, so I hit Camden spots for breeders. Sandy Causeway Rd. and I am excited
about a bog that didn't take too much effort to get to! I was trying to confirm
breeders. Had some success. Still missing species like Prothonotary, Kentucky....
But enjoying exploring!

Butterfly and dragonfly notes - alas were just getting started when I had to leave.
That lovely work thing.....

For those interested - checklists will be on ebird tonight. I do offline lists. No
cellular that way.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/16/17 2:12 pm
From: sharon petzinger <spetzinger.ensp...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] GWWAs, ROWs, and cutting trees
All,

There has been a lot of chatter about what's going on in northern NJ
regarding GWWAs and habitat management, so I thought it best to give
everyone an update.

NJ Fish and Wildlife and NJ Audubon collaborate on GWWA surveys in NJ. In
2016, we surveyed roughly 136 locations in suitable habitat (wetlands,
shrubby areas, ROWs) and found 18 GWWAs - about half of them were on
powerline rights-of-way. We just finished up this year's surveys and, while
the numbers aren't fully tallied, I'd say most of them were breeding on the
ROWs again.

The same people who monitor NJ's breeding GWWAs and support the cutting of
trees in the forests are also working with the utility company to maintain
some breeding habitat for GWWAs while also maintaining the vegetation
within the powerlines according to state and federal regulations. The first
year of this GWWA/ROW management was the winter of 2015/16, and one of the
breeding males captured and banded on the powerline in 2014 was recaptured
in 2016 in the same powerline only a few hundred meters from the original
location. This year, GWWAs are still breeding in these areas and one
breeding male who was captured and banded in 2015 was re-sighted this year
in the same location - the entire powerline except for his territory was
treated with herbicide, and that was on purpose.

While there are many arguments about why ROWs are population sinks, this is
actually good news. The GWWA is an area-sensitive, forest-interior bird
that needs both herbaceous vegetation for nesting and lots of shrubs for
foraging. The only way to get that kind of habitat nowadays is through
beavers flooding forests or cutting/burning trees in the middle of a
forest. Since both have been rather scarce and the recent cuts are too
recent to attract GWWAs, they still flock to the powerlines that run
through extensive forests. While productivity may not be the greatest
there, it is still recruiting and producing new individuals (about 40% of
the breeding pairs fledge an average 4 young each per year).

This past October a number of research articles were published in the book
“Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management”. The
fourteen chapters in this book range from the distribution and status of
the Golden-winged Warbler throughout its breeding and wintering range to
research on the breeding grounds (habitat use, fledgling survival, nest
site selection, hybridization) to wintering and migratory stopover habitat,
and finishes with a synthesis of the new research and future directions.
It's a great read and contains a lot of information about GWWA occupancy
and productivity in upland forests that have been cut (compared to wetland
shrubs/forests) as well as information about GWWA home ranges (beyond just
the breeding territory) and the need for more mature forests with canopy
gaps near breeding territories.

Thanks all!

Sharon Petzinger

NJ Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program
On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 7:03 AM, Fred Vir <avtrader...> wrote:

> Hello John C. JBers,
>
> The thread started with an observation by several that important early
> successional habitat, in a strip of AT LEAST 36,000 ft x 250 ft wide has
> been severely impaired as habitat for common to rare birds (GWWA and more)
> and an important predator on deer, bears. Deer browse and the concomitant
> exposure to Brown-headed Cowbirds has decimated many avian understory,
> midstory and canopy nesters.
>
> These cuts are surrounded by primary forest and wetlands; this land is an
> inexpensive opportunity for species specific or avian community management.
>
> The irony that some support cutting healthy, mid to late seral forests to
> create early successional habitat when the above event has occurred is
> obvious.It makes sense to manage the thousands of acres of utility line
> habitat in NJ “eternally” damned to be early successional habitat……..as
> early successional habitat for select species. Someone even put a road down
> these cuts so you do not have to hike too far.
>
> Happily various informed people are looking at the above cut damage event.
> Thanks to all. But see the Phrag problem below also.
>
> Your post/links and others emails to me have brought up tangential
> subjects.
>
> Managing Habitat.Creating habitat for common species by eliminating
> habitat for other species produces little to no net gain in biomass or
> biodiversity on larger scales. It’s not where conservation needs to be
> going. Creating openings in what we consider contiguous forest (it’s often
> not all that large of a patch) just invites Brown–headed Cowbirds deeper
> into our limited, and important contiguous forests.
>
> Golden-winged Warblers. While hiking off/on trail several hundred miles in
> NE North America the only habitat where I have found probable source
> populations of GWWA is in beaver swamp borders in forests, swampy or wet
> forest edges with bushes, boggy forest areas with semi open canopy, and
> limited sections of power line cuts at points that intersected the former
> habitat types.Cuts through dry, upland forest are population sinks that
> attract Blue-winged Warblers. We should be thinking of managing the borders
> of these upland cut sections by creating brushy wetlands nearby (if
> possible) to advantage GGWA over BWWA.Or failing that we should prevent
> BWWA (if possible) but support as many other species as possible. Now
> that’s a difficult but worthy management puzzle.
>
> NJ is likely down to < 15 pairs of GWWA from a few hundred decades ago.
> And now the above subject cut area that had at least 3 pairs has been
> severely damaged. The Pequannock Watershed is proximal compared to Sparta
> WMA to some of the last populations of GGWA left in the area.Stirling
> Forest NY and the Hudson Highlands are likely the most significant source
> population of GWWA left in the entire NE USA. Certain select areas of The
> Pequannock and perhaps Wawayanda or Ringwood therefore seems more of
> strategic area for a long term GGWA metapopulation management plan than
> Sparta WMA. I just hope it still is a hypothetical population increase
> project rather than a more difficult reestablishment project with the
> recent events.
>
> Utility Line Management and Forest Trail Management. It’s obvious the
> maintenance divisions of Nj/NY utility firms, the NJ/NY Parks Divisions or
> maybe volunteer trail people (at a minimum) are bringing fill and bluestone
> into our headwaters laced with Common Reed (Phragmites australis) seeds,
> etc. This is ridiculously damaging especially in higher altitude cuts in
> our headwaters. They have degraded upper sections of watersheds and helped
> along the impairment of entire watersheds. This is poor maintenance by them
> and poor stewardship by others. The fill must be from a known, forest
> source or heat treated to render invasive seeds non-propagative.
>
> The laced fill has also been used at Wawayanda State Park on the very
> special Cedar Swamp Trail…….Stirling Forest and who knows where else.
>
> GWWA often nest in natural palustrine wetland vegetation; Phragmites is
> possibly the last straw for C. vermivora.
>
> Thanks Fred Virrazzi
>
> Secaucus, NJ
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 6/15/17 9:23 am
From: Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Meeting
Join us on Weds, June 21 as we explore "Colonial Nesting Birds – Our
Coastal Gems with Pete Bacinski*.* This program offers a look at NJ’s
colonial nesting herons, egrets, terns and gulls, some of our most glorious
birds, featuring images taken by some of America’s best nature
photographers. Get acquainted with this marvelous groups of birds in their
finest attire (breeding) and learn about their way of life right here in
NJ.

Pete Bacinski is well-known to the birding world as a photographer, author
and lecturer. He has observed and identified over 700 species of birds in
North America. He was a member of the first team to record 200 species in
one day in NJ as part of the World Series of Birding competition in 1984.
The team included the late Roger Tory Peterson, David Sibley, Pete Dunne
and Bill Boyle. He has extensive experience with NJ Audubon as an
Associate Naturalist, Field Trip Leader, Workshop Leader and Nature Tour
Leader. While with NJ Audubon, he established and directed the Sandy Hook
Bird Observatory and the *All Things Birds Program* *for North Jersey*.
Pete is now retired and resides in New Jersey.

All programs are free and open to the public and held at Teaneck Creek
Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs
begin at 8pm.


--
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Date: 6/14/17 2:58 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Shorebirds at Brig
Yong
The real dumb birders were the ones, like myself, that DIDN'T go to Brig.
Down pours do exactly what you thought they would. Put down birds.
Nice job !
It was clear and sunny here in Del Haven but NE winds should have been a
good reason to go.
I spent the early morning hours flipping Horseshoe Crabs watching the
Laughing Gulls decimate the spawning crab's eggs.
There are still good numbers of crabs off Miami and Norbury's, but LAGU out
number them 10 to 1
I then went saving turtles crossing the roads. 3 Box, 2 Mud, and 4
Diamond-backed Terrapins.
I ended the morning listening to Chat, Blue Grosbeak, and Indigo Buntings
on Langley rd.
I photographed a butterfly there I named a Barred Three-spotted White. It's
actually the oddest Cabbage White I've ever seen.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven


On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:34 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:

> Which dumb birder would drive through the heavy downpour this morning to
> get to Brig for some late lingering shorebird action and to look for hybrid
> Snowy-Little Egret ? That would be yours truly and to burn another precious
> vacation day. It was raining even at my neighborhood when I left, but my
> real motivation lit up driving through the downpour in Absecon. My hope for
> the day was the heavy rain would put some shorebirds down.
>
> I parked at the Gull Pond tower for the rain to ease up, and eventually
> started my dike drive only focusing on shorebirds and snowy egrets. About
> 0.30 mile pass the gate and before the Goose Marker No. 4 ( where the
> previous Ruff has been reported), saw a group of shorebirds.
>
> I did my usual scan with bins and one particular bird stood out compare to
> the adjacent Semis and White-rumps. I noticed how small this reddish
> looking Phalarope was in comparison to the near by mentioned peeps. So I
> went with the Red-necked Phalarope (ignoring the thin bill and the white
> nape which I saw clearly), and took some photos and moved on looking for
> odd looking snowy egrets.
>
> When I pulled over at the dog leg section to get the scope out, I decided
> to review my photos and actually flip through the Sibley’s field guide.
> That is when I realized I bombed on the ID. It was a Wilson’s. My limited
> live view experience of Wilson’s is when they are in basic plumage.
>
> When I got home to review the Shorebird Guide, that Phalarope I saw at
> Brig gave me all the ID clues I needed to make the correct ID. I was fooled
> by all that reddish neck on the bird. But not Sam G.
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
>
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Date: 6/14/17 2:34 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Shorebirds at Brig
Which dumb birder would drive through the heavy downpour this morning to get to Brig for some late lingering shorebird action and to look for hybrid Snowy-Little Egret ? That would be yours truly and to burn another precious vacation day. It was raining even at my neighborhood when I left, but my real motivation lit up driving through the downpour in Absecon. My hope for the day was the heavy rain would put some shorebirds down.

I parked at the Gull Pond tower for the rain to ease up, and eventually started my dike drive only focusing on shorebirds and snowy egrets. About 0.30 mile pass the gate and before the Goose Marker No. 4 ( where the previous Ruff has been reported), saw a group of shorebirds.

I did my usual scan with bins and one particular bird stood out compare to the adjacent Semis and White-rumps. I noticed how small this reddish looking Phalarope was in comparison to the near by mentioned peeps. So I went with the Red-necked Phalarope (ignoring the thin bill and the white nape which I saw clearly), and took some photos and moved on looking for odd looking snowy egrets.

When I pulled over at the dog leg section to get the scope out, I decided to review my photos and actually flip through the Sibley’s field guide. That is when I realized I bombed on the ID. It was a Wilson’s. My limited live view experience of Wilson’s is when they are in basic plumage.

When I got home to review the Shorebird Guide, that Phalarope I saw at Brig gave me all the ID clues I needed to make the correct ID. I was fooled by all that reddish neck on the bird. But not Sam G.

Yong Kong
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Date: 6/14/17 1:36 pm
From: bmknj16 . <bmknj17...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Waterworks Pond, Sayreville least bittern
I just had a least bittern at the same location as I did last year.

It's pretty much right at the furthest point of the rock covered road that
you can see after pulling off the paved road and getting out of your
vehicle, just before the phragmites on the right block the view of the
water.

If you flush a green heron (as I did a few days ago and today), chances are
you're in the right spot.

If considering driving down that road, please walk. Aside from the ground
being too uneven for non-sport vehicles, it being difficult to turn
around, and there being boards with protruding nails on it, it is extremely
difficult to see turtles crossing and killdeer were or are nesting on it.

Brett Klaproth
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Date: 6/14/17 7:22 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Common Raven -- Rutgers Preserve
While sitting out on my deck this morning I heard a Raven "croaking" in the
Rutgers Preserve. It's been a couple of weeks since I've had one as a yard
bird...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 6/13/17 2:00 pm
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Jersey City CONI
At 5:03AM yesterday morning, while driving to work, I spotted a COMMON
NIGHTHAWK coursing over the front lawn of the Jersey City MUA along Rt.
440. It then landed on top of a telephone pole. Encouraging to know that
the species persists on Jersey City's west side. There are several colonies
in Bayonne still, as well.

Mike Britt
Bayonne


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Date: 6/13/17 6:53 am
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain IBBA
Freeholders in Passaic County have decided that the only passive recreation
belongs in upper Passaic County. The beauty of Garret Mountain may be lost
forever and how will this effect this critical stop over habitat? 100 plus
trees of all sizes will be removed from Rifle Camp Park to make way for a
disc golf course. They will also remove fallen trees, leaves, natural
debris from forest floor for some unexplained reason. It may be the end of
Garret Mountain as we know it

I wish I could say good birding, but who knows anymore

Chris Takacs
Friends of Garret Mountain Reservation
Bergen County Audubon
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Vera Lazar" <lazarv...>
Date: Jun 13, 2017 9:44 AM
Subject: Rifle Camp Park
To: "Ann Schnakenberg" <ann...>, "Barbara Klink" <
<bkmiracles222...>, "Christopher Takacs" <americanchris22...>,
"Dianne Conner" <tardigrade2000...>, "Fred & Patti Pfeifer" <
<FredP82943...>, "Gena Deroche" <derocheg...>, "George & MaryAnn
Morgan" <machm7488...>, "Jeanette Luty" <Jpdc0124...>, <
<jerilyngrac...>, "Joan Murko" <donohill...>, "John Traynor" <
<BATPOTTER...>, "Joseph Labriola" <jlabriola49...>, "Linda
Mullaney" <linmull25...>, "Mary Flynn" <maryflynn1954...>,
"Michael Sebetich" <msebetich...>, "Paul Lusin" <
<prrst300311...>, "Ramon Gomez" <zemognomar...>, "Trish Boyce"
<Jorge-trish_5...>, "Walter Koenig" <wkoenig2...>
Cc:

All, I am very sorry to report that the Passaic County Freeholders are
determined to proceed with the disc golf, dog park, ice skating and all the
other projects at RCP.



The Freeholders believe that times are changed and the preservation of
nature is no longer important. Their view of undeveloped forest and
natural land is simply as underutilized space. They say the Upper County
parks are for Passive recreation. They say times change. They gave the
example how at one time the mountain was all natural land, and that now
there are homes and developments. Exactly the point. There is very
little natural area that remains of the mountain. What still exists should
be preserved. Their legacy will be to have destroyed the last of the
area's natural land.



Please read excellent article by Cowen. And watch the video too
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/06/13/rifle-camp-park-going-dogs/
389458001/



Visit the Facebook page to see current conversation. You don’t have to
join to view the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/238256699670035/



The Freeholders are determined to push this through…. but it’s not over
till it’s over!





Vera


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Date: 6/11/17 3:08 pm
From: <cwsg1...> <cwsg1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mountain Lakes Park /normal summer day 6/10/17
afternoon stroll there anout 2:30 to 4:20 6/10/17
 
green heron (in a 30 ft tree bec. there was a dog swimming in the upper lake)
red eyed vireo
flicker-2
red bellied wp-3
chickadees (singing the Carolina song- unusal here..)
phoebe
wood peewee
wood thrush-3
ovenbird
common yellow throat warbler
Baltomore oriole (f)
blue jay
tree swallows-3
turkey vulture-2
black vulture-2
red tailed hawk
e. towhee
 
fledgling robins and titmice making extreme noise
 
(fresh pileated wp holes, but no sighting of the bird)
 
C. Wyluda
Pennington
 
 
 


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Date: 6/11/17 7:42 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mercer Corp. Park Bittern
At 9:18 today I saw the Least Bittern. I was standing by the little yellow
sign that says the equivalent of "no trespassing" at the edge of the pond.
The bird was in what I call water cabbage though I am sure there is a more
scientific name for this plant
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Date: 6/10/17 2:32 pm
From: Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] eBird breeding code question
Mike,

Please refer to the definitions of the codes at the link below. Cornell includes the word "confirmed" for each breeding code. So since you didn't see the eggs, you would use "ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)" instead of "NE Nest with eggs (Confirmed)."

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006850-breeding-codes-behavior-codes

Patrick Belardo
Piscataway, NJ

> On Jun 10, 2017, at 5:23 PM, Michael Britt <sootyshear...> wrote:
>
> So if an AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER is sitting on a nest in the distance and
> it's impossible for me to tell if it's actually sitting on eggs do I enter
> it as ON Occupied Nest?
>
> Please reply to list.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike Britt
> Bayonne
>
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Date: 6/10/17 2:24 pm
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] eBird breeding code question
So if an AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER is sitting on a nest in the distance and
it's impossible for me to tell if it's actually sitting on eggs do I enter
it as ON Occupied Nest?

Please reply to list.

Thanks,
Mike Britt
Bayonne


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Date: 6/9/17 8:54 pm
From: Rollin Deas <Deas.rollin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
This morning I walked the power line trail west from Clinton Road in West Milford. This is one of the power lines that has been seriously denuded of undergrowth from tree line to tree line. As reported previously by others, what was left was practically scorched earth. In the treated zone, there was a virtual absence of birds that are usually common there including catbird, towhee, common yellowthroat, indigo bunting, and yellow warbler.

On the other hand, some birds seemed less impacted, including prairie and chestnut-sided warblers. Based on my purely anecdotal observations (I usually visit this spot once a year, around this time) blue-winged warblers appeared as common, if not more common, than usual. Not only were there plenty of singing males, there were probably a dozen birds visible. One of them was in close association with a Brewster's warbler, which was chipping (but not singing) incessantly in a dead-standing section of saplings. So, at least we can hope that golden-winged is somehow still hanging on in the area, although I didn't see or hear one today.


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Date: 6/9/17 1:12 pm
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County
Dustin Welch reports:

Brown-headed Nuthatch calling from corner of Ocean Ave., and Lincoln Ave.
Cape May Point.

A few minutes later:

Feeding in pine near Surf Ave., Cape May Point.

Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
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Date: 6/9/17 5:28 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT, but close by: ST Kite "residing?" in eastern PA
Jerseybirders,

For those interested, a Swallow-tailed Kite has been observed for at least a week now in Nockamixon State Park, PA (Bucks County). The park is only six miles from the New Jersey border, WSW of Frenchtown along the Delaware River. For those NJ birders like me, who have never seen this beautiful creature outside of its ordinary range in the deep south (or in Central and South America), it's a "close-by" opportunity. Here was the post on "PA Birds":


"Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite, Nockamixon, Bucks



The continuing Swallow-tailed Kite showed quite well this morning. Initially seen from the fishing pier flying north over the bathroom area. It was re-found in the cove near the end of the paved bike path to the north (near the first bench). It perched in a spruce tree on the shoreline to the right, near a catalpa tree, for 15 minutes before it started to feed near that same tree line."



Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly



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Date: 6/8/17 4:13 am
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig's Swan Song
Hi Jersey Birders,
I spent the morning at Brig yesterday and managed to catch a High Tide.
The marsh's on the outside of the wildlife drive were flooded and forced a
good numbers of birds to the inside flats.
The numbers are dropping fast yet there were still 50+ White-rumped
Sandpipers scattered about.
This time of year is when the low energy, or as I put it, Plumage
Challenged shorebirds become evident.
It seems to happen to all types. From SemiSand to Dowitchers to White-rumped
Some of these birds will not make the trip North and probably linger.
Their plumage's are stuck between basic and partial alternate plumage's.
They oft times exhibit other anomalies making an ID even tougher.
Without rufous edged tertials, or chevroned breast's,it's back to pure
structure for an ID.
Even then primaries may be in molt making for a short looking bird, or
Dowitchers that have feasted and look like Coconuts! (forget about
grapefruits these were way fat)
I found and photographed a few of these.
I didn't put an ID to all but one so if you have any thoughts I would love
to hear them.
I did not find the Marbled Godwit, Stilt Sandpipers or the ever elusive
Reeve, but the bugs weren't bad and the shorebirds left behind made for a
fun morning.
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
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Date: 6/6/17 9:54 pm
From: Bruce & Louise R. Kopena <bkopena...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Marbled Godwit at Forsythe N.W.R.
Hello;

Just visited Forsythe wildlife drive and were surprised to find a spring Marbled Godwit among the skimmers, gulls, willets and other shorebirds along the north leg of the Wildlife Drive. The birds were pressed by high water to one of several sand/gravel beaches near the open impoundment. Well past the dog-leg. Viewed for some twenty minutes around 5:10 PM 6-6-2017. Even flushed with other birds but returned to the beach. Still there when we left.

We've seen Marbled Godwit at Bombay Hook NWR and the South Cove at Brigantine in the fall. As we arrived today, I was wondering to my wife as to why the Godwits never come to Forsythe when they are so close and the it was there. Pictures on Ebird.


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Date: 6/6/17 8:15 am
From: bmknj16 . <bmknj17...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] ticks 3
To answer a few questions from e-mails received privately...

The fabric is a Nylon Lycra blend and the protection is in the particular
weave. It is not chemical based.

I can tell you that the fabric is very light (The tan is almost see through
and there is an extra layer via sewn in patches at the knees and elbows for
added durability.) and a bit rubbery, like a cross between women's panty
hose and Supplex. It's tight fitting but not in an uncomfortable way.

I've worn them twice, once at the Hook in 70+ degrees and once at Great Bay
Blvd with similar conditions. They do retain a slight bit of heat, which I
felt mostly in my arms, but less than any other base layer (Under Armour,
regular Lycra or other tech fibers, etc.) that wouldn't provide the bite
protection.

I hope this helps.
Brett


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Date: 6/6/17 6:37 am
From: Fred Vir <avtrader...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Herbicide, Management, Golden-winged W. Horrible Utility and Trail maintenance, Phrags brought in
Hello John C. JBers,

The thread started with an observation by several that important early
successional habitat, in a strip of AT LEAST 36,000 ft x 250 ft wide has
been severely impaired as habitat for common to rare birds (GWWA and
more) and an important predator on deer, bears. Deer browse and the
concomitant exposure to Brown-headed Cowbirds has decimated many avian
understory, midstory and canopy nesters.

These cuts are surrounded by primary forest and wetlands; this land is
an inexpensive opportunity for species specific or avian community
management.

The irony that some support cutting healthy, mid to late seral forests
to create early successional habitat when the above event has occurred
is obvious.It makes sense to manage the thousands of acres of utility
line habitat in NJ “eternally” damned to be early successional
habitat……..as early successional habitat for select species. Someone
even put a road down these cuts so you do not have to hike too far.

Happily various informed people are looking at the above cut damage
event. Thanks to all. But see the Phrag problem below also.

Your post/links and others emails to me have brought up tangential subjects.

Managing Habitat.Creating habitat for common species by eliminating
habitat for other species produces little to no net gain in biomass or
biodiversity on larger scales. It’s not where conservation needs to be
going. Creating openings in what we consider contiguous forest (it’s
often not all that large of a patch) just invites Brown–headed Cowbirds
deeper into our limited, and important contiguous forests.

Golden-winged Warblers. While hiking off/on trail several hundred miles
in NE North America the only habitat where I have found probable source
populations of GWWA is in beaver swamp borders in forests, swampy or wet
forest edges with bushes, boggy forest areas with semi open canopy, and
limited sections of power line cuts at points that intersected the
former habitat types.Cuts through dry, upland forest are population
sinks that attract Blue-winged Warblers. We should be thinking of
managing the borders of these upland cut sections by creating brushy
wetlands nearby (if possible) to advantage GGWA over BWWA.Or failing
that we should prevent BWWA (if possible) but support as many other
species as possible. Now that’s a difficult but worthy management puzzle.

NJ is likely down to < 15 pairs of GWWA from a few hundred decades ago.
And now the above subject cut area that had at least 3 pairs has been
severely damaged. The Pequannock Watershed is proximal compared to
Sparta WMA to some of the last populations of GGWA left in the
area.Stirling Forest NY and the Hudson Highlands are likely the most
significant source population of GWWA left in the entire NE USA. Certain
select areas of The Pequannock and perhaps Wawayanda or Ringwood
therefore seems more of strategic area for a long term GGWA
metapopulation management plan than Sparta WMA. I just hope it still is
a hypothetical population increase project rather than a more difficult
reestablishment project with the recent events.

Utility Line Management and Forest Trail Management. It’s obvious the
maintenance divisions of Nj/NY utility firms, the NJ/NY Parks Divisions
or maybe volunteer trail people (at a minimum) are bringing fill and
bluestone into our headwaters laced with Common Reed (Phragmites
australis) seeds, etc. This is ridiculously damaging especially in
higher altitude cuts in our headwaters. They have degraded upper
sections of watersheds and helped along the impairment of entire
watersheds. This is poor maintenance by them and poor stewardship by
others. The fill must be from a known, forest source or heat treated to
render invasive seeds non-propagative.

The laced fill has also been used at Wawayanda State Park on the very
special Cedar Swamp Trail…….Stirling Forest and who knows where else.

GWWA often nest in natural palustrine wetland vegetation; Phragmites is
possibly the last straw for C. vermivora.

Thanks Fred Virrazzi

Secaucus, NJ






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Date: 6/5/17 5:07 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Please do not take my post too seriously
I need to apologize to all birders that felt offended by my prior post regarding "bird identifiers", or any of my nonsense posts not relating to where birds are being found. For example, my back yard habitat project.

I am sorry. So often I just type away and hit the send button without proof reading or give a second thought as to the contents of my writing. I have told birders I know that my posts are for entertainment purpose only, and they should not take them too seriously. And I do know most do not.

In the past, I have received emails from birders who are unable to head out or not as often as they would like to, and mainly rely on JBirds for update. Those folks are the main reason for my posts and to share my poor photos. Also to share photos of my back yard habitat project in case some would be interested in trying on their own property and to encourage others.

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Date: 6/5/17 4:31 pm
From: John Cecil <johnpcecil...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Fred V and his Herbicide, Golden-winged and Kentucky Warbler comments
Hi Fred, Yong and Jersey Birders,



I was intrigued by the discussion you all started / continued regarding
habitat, the relationship to bird finding, and the role of management in
creating bird habitat. Working for NJ Audubon on stewardship and habitat
management for birds and wildlife, the discussion of the needs and
requirements of birds and how to fulfill them is of deep interest.



We (NJ Audubon) have been working for many years now to try to address
habitat limitations by creating or helping others to create and manage
grasslands, manage forests, improve and restore wetlands and coastal
habitat, address the impacts of invasive species and overabundant deer,
manage the impacts of forest pests and disease, and now try to anticipate
and address the changing climate. In all cases, the habitat management that
NJ Audubon is undertaking is following the best available science and
conforming to the laws and rules of local, state and federal governments,
and regulatory agencies. The forestry work conforms to strict planning
guidelines and implementation requirements, including following best
management practices. The forestry practices that are devised to achieve
certain ecological outcomes differ from site to site and at different
scales (there is no one size fits all). We have good examples to share from
many different spaces of habitat being deliberately managed to support a
greater abundance of common and rare species, a greater diversity of
species overall and restored or managed to ensure that ecological function
will persist over the long term.



We are not the only state, nor conservation entity, that is following the
latest data trends (U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis,
BBS data, etc.) and recognizing that active forest stewardship practices
are essential as a preventative measure to retain or restore species.
Through the U.S. Forest Service’s Northeast Future Forest Project, the
Young Forest Project and as indicated by the Partners in Flight (PIF)
Landbird Conservation Plan (2016) and by the Appalachian Mountain Joint
Venture, the Northeast is experiencing and faces many stressors that have
now resulted in a majority of forest lacking structural and age-class
diversity, elements that are required for the survival of many species (see
also New Jersey Forests 2013). To revive a dynamic forest landscape and
create a mosaic of forest types that supports suites of species (rare and
common) requires a long-term process of active management and stewardship.
Without action, more species will be listed or simply lost, and as
indicated by PIF, “their recovery will come at a greater cost to society.”
We recently published a blog post that touches on these issues, see:
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionConservation/StewardshipProgam/StewardshipBlog/tabid/2006/entryid/354/Keeping-Common-Species-Common.aspx
. I’ve also listed links to some of the references I mentioned above.



The habitat requirements of the birds we love so much is such a fascinating
and complex topic and it would be great to see more discussion of it on
Jersey Birds. I’d be happy to share other resources and examples of work
that NJ Audubon has been involved with and look forward to continuing to
discuss with and learn from all of you!



John





John Cecil

Vice President for Stewardship

New Jersey Audubon



1024 Anderson Road

Port Murray New Jersey 08865

908-396-6481 Office

973-262-4981 Cell

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*References*

Future Forests of the northern U.S. - https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/50448



Young Forest Project - https://youngforest.org/



Partners in Flight 2016 Landbird Conservation Plan -
https://www.partnersinflight.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/pif-continental-plan-final-spread-7-27-16.pdf



Appalachian Mountain Joint Venture – http://www.amjv.org/



New Jersey Forests 2013 - https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/53471


On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 7:48 PM, Fred Vir <avtrader...> wrote:

> Hello YK, yes was gone from the local patch but not from the planet-- we
> were fortunate to have visited some of the most complex, biodiverse and
> ancient forests known. That must be where I get my old fashioned ideas as
> you quipped. lol
>
> Now to get back to what was asked rather than your admirable attempt to
> spread out into a myriad of good subjects e.g., the benefits of fire
> ecology---- which we mostly agree on.
>
> I asked "Not sure where all these advocates for the increase of early
> successional habitat by "thinning" intact forests areas have been, perhaps
> YK can explain."
>
> More specifically where were all those owners of wooded lots that
> evidently needed thinning in return for timber dollars, closely shouldered
> by environmental consultants to do the needed formal harvest/habitat plans,
> and certain non-profit groups, when we lost the thousands of N NJ acres of
> the subject, early successional powerline habitat?
>
> Couldn't of this now gone N NJ habitat asset (sprayed with
> chemicals/mowed) been managed better for the critical bird community these
> people, special interests and some of us say that we should have? And lets
> contextual recall that the aforementioned groups want to create open
> habitat by eliminating some NJ primary forest that certainly already had a
> decent bird community.
>
> good birding?
>
> Fred Virrazzi
> Secaucus
>
>
>
> On 5/24/2017 4:52 PM, Yong Kong wrote:
>
>> Who knew FV who rattled my bird brain on the continue existence of Ivory
>> Woodpecker is still live and well up in N Jersey somewhere. I learned long
>> ago this JBirds is not a bird-forum to talk about what Fred V. and I enjoy
>> the most, which is avian ecology, then second, the bird identification.
>>
>> But since FV started this wildfire, I will respond to FV, which is
>> Daniel B. Botkin’s new book,
>>
>> https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=25+Myths+That+Are+Destr
>> oying+the+Environment:+What+Many+Environmentalists+Believe
>> +and+Why+They+Are+Wrong&spf=1495657812114
>>
>> Most of the folks I have met here are bird-identifiers, except FV and HT.
>> Hopefully, I did not offend anyone by my statement. I have birded with FV
>> on a few occasions, but not recently. Reason ?
>>
>> His thinking and talk of birds and their habitat ecology is over my head
>> and I feel so inadequate when I am with him birding. So I am boning-up on
>> the subject so I could stand side-by-side with him the next time we get
>> together. However, his current thinking may be an old school, based on my
>> glimpse of Daniel B. Botkin’s new book, and my own experience.
>>
>> I do not want to brag. What I am doing at my tiny wooded lot is my own
>> forestry experiment to benefit birds and their habitat. Also, to minimize
>> my bird driving miles. Just to demonstrate to FV, I posted couple of photos
>> of my forestry project that I would call a man-made stand replacement
>> project, which is to convert pitch pine forest to mixed pitch pine and
>> deciduous forest. No trees lost here is the end result and goal.
>>
>> Sad thing is I stopped my experiment as every place I dig my shovel into
>> the forest floor to advance my project (tree planting and acorn planting,
>> etc.), the same area would explode with invasive species, Japanese Stilt
>> Grass.
>>
>> Some photos on my Flickr for those who wants to be an armature ecologist
>> like me, or pro like FV.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/
>>
>> Yong Kong
>> Camden County
>>
>>
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Date: 6/5/17 2:56 pm
From: vincent N <vfn7...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Least Bittern: Robbinsville/Mercer Corporate Park
While scanning the back pond for any unusual blackbirds I was pleasantly surprised at seeing an adult Least Bittern (at around 5:20pm). Bird stayed visible for over five minutes perched on the phragmites next to the open water before flying into the island of dead trees. This confirms several vocal Id's I have made over the last few years. My position was on the south side near the area where the King Rail had been previous days.

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Date: 6/5/17 2:13 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] On Glossy Ibis
I have always known they move around alot. But today was something.
Fort Mott - 4 on the grass 100 yards away. Cant do much with them at that
range for White faced. Get out of my car to scope them, slam the door
shut, and off they go! Annoying.... they are exceedingly skittish also.

The rain put a damper on plans for the afternoon. I had wanted to check
some Salem County woods areas. So I hit farm field areas instead. Nothing
rare! Bobolinks putting on a show at Featherbed Lane.

Butterfly notes - yes! Even in the light rain at Featherbed. Cabbage Whites all
over. 200 or so. Plus other species I couldn't get on.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/5/17 9:16 am
From: bmknj16 . <bmknj17...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] ticks follow-up
Hey again.



I received a number of private responses re: the Rynoskins; so to address...



I first contacted the company to ask questions about tick protection and
the rep tried to make it sound like there was some sort of seal between the
various pieces. She said I'd understand once I saw them and gave me the
option of returning them at no cost.



This is though, as I rather suspected, not the case; the pieces are all
simply tight fitting and so they grip one another--which is not going to
stop ticks from getting between them. What separates them from other base
layers is their breathability. Still, I don't know that I'd have posted
about them based solely upon this.



The real selling point for me is their preventing bites--particularly since
I don't like using repellant.



I'd not have been able to stand seconds shooting on the edge of a salt
marsh late Friday were it not for them. If nothing else, as I might have
just as easily worn pants, longer/heavy socks, and long sleeves, the gloves
(or maybe just glove for photographers depending upon your dexterity
(though you could cut the appropriate finger tips)) were an absolute
necessity, as would the hood have been had I brought it from the car (Of
course I couldn't move once positioned so I had to pull my t-shirt over my
head--a reasonable but not as effective and more cumbersome
substitute...). I'll have to get over the feeling silly part of wearing it.



And yes, there is heat retention, but the fabric is super thin, so it's
about as little as one could expect from a garment of this type. I'm going
to try them on the beach at Sandy Hook if there are green flies present so
again, when I update re: whether they stop those bites, I'll discuss the
heat issue as well.



Thanks.

Brett Klaproth

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Date: 6/5/17 7:23 am
From: Suzanne Linke <slinke1...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] ticks
>
> So if I wear rynoskin under my 100 UPF clothing I won't get bitten or
burned. But between the two I will no doubt swelter. ;-) I feel caught
between the proverbial rock and hard place, and neither is comfortable.

Suzanne



> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 18:11:48 -0400
> From: "bmknj16 ." <bmknj17...>
> Subject: ticks
>
> I was going to wait to post this but in light of James's assessment...
>
> For anyone who doesn't know about them (or the very newly
> available upgraded version of them), which seems to be most people I tell,
> you might want to check our Rynoskins:
>
> http://rynoskin.com/
>
> I was informed of them last year by a ranger at Assunpink when I
> mentioned having chronic Lyme. They are very breathable base layers (pants,
> shirt, socks, gloves, hood) that prevent most insect (now including
> mosquito (See: upgraded version above.)) bites.
>
> I first tried them on May 17 when the temperature was, I think, in the
> 70's, and though there was slight heat retention, they allowed me to
> continue trying for my snipe shot once the insects became active.
>
> Shooting in shorts and a t-shirt all day, I couldn't have continued without
> them--gloves included--when obtaining my golden hour snowy egret shots this
> Friday.
>
> The reason I was going to wait to post about them is because a company rep
> asked me to test them against green flies and I've not yet done that (not
> sure when they become active), but I'll update when I do.
>
> Brett Klaproth
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/26398858@N02/
>
>
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Date: 6/5/17 6:41 am
From: Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Clay colored sparrow
Seen now. Same location in the field on Blackwell's Mills in Six Mile Run park. Somerset.

Steven L. Albert, CPEA, QEP
Senior Program Manager
EHS Management Consulting
D 732.564.3601 M 732.832.6195
Internal 100 3601
<Steven.Albert...><mailto:<Steven.Albert...>

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Date: 6/5/17 5:58 am
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sharp-tailed Sparrows
I've come across Saltmarsh and Nelson's Sparrows last 2 days in NJ
Meadowlands. Yesterday birds were both singing in high marsh areas, today
Nelson's was seen along Marsh Trail at DeKorte Park. We know Saltmarsh have
nested in Meadowlands over the years in a few locations. Are Nelson's on
the move now? Do they sing during migration or only on territory? Any idea
of safe dates for nesting of these birds

Thanks, Chris Takacs
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Date: 6/5/17 5:15 am
From: <cwsg1...> <cwsg1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk NO
looked for this bird Sunday afternoon- drizzle off and on , also a "National Trail Day" event going on on the orange
trail which crosses over where he bird used to be. No luck for us- we did go around the pond.
 
there is so much habitat there and a nighthawk blends in well- best bet would probably be to look around at dusk if it started
hawking.... we were told that the naturalist will try to re-find the bird later this week
 
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Date: 6/4/17 6:05 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Delaware Bay shorebirds and home sky
Based on visit today, it appears 2017 Delaware Bay shorebird migration season has come to an end. I arrived at my location to perfection, about hour and half after the high tide. Set up the scope and waited for the tide to go out. End result was very little or no shorebird activity. About 50-75 peeps. Fantastic flight view of about 10 or so Black-bellied plover with one dowitcher in the mix. Who knew how satisfying it is to see black arm pits of those plovers so I do not have to wonder about the ID in case of one was a Euro.

Wow, doing the rough math, I may have hiked over 20 miles total this spring slogging through the marsh, certain sections in ankle deep in mud. Certain times, standing in calf deep in incoming tide hoping I would be able to get out to dry land without getting stuck and make a fool birder of myself.

Afternoon was spent doing what no smart birder would dare. Decided to give another try in search of Camden County’s Mississippi Kite at Home sky. Refused to believe Cape May and Waretown is the only location where Mississippi Kites are found in Jersey. Now I am convinced I am not going to see a Mississippi Kite this year.

Some photos of my day on my Flickr for those who may be interested

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

Yong Kong
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Date: 6/4/17 5:47 pm
From: <cwsg1...> <cwsg1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Stonybrook Millstone Watershed warblers
used to bird this area all the time but have not been this year.
Sat, 6/3/17 had a hooded warbler calling adjacent to the Honeybrook Organic Farm
parking lot. Also yellow warblers, prairies and a white eyed vireo.
 
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Date: 6/4/17 3:12 pm
From: bmknj16 . <bmknj17...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] ticks
I was going to wait to post this but in light of James's assessment...

For anyone who doesn't know about them (or the very newly
available upgraded version of them), which seems to be most people I tell,
you might want to check our Rynoskins:

http://rynoskin.com/

I was informed of them last year by a ranger at Assunpink when I
mentioned having chronic Lyme. They are very breathable base layers (pants,
shirt, socks, gloves, hood) that prevent most insect (now including
mosquito (See: upgraded version above.)) bites.

I first tried them on May 17 when the temperature was, I think, in the
70's, and though there was slight heat retention, they allowed me to
continue trying for my snipe shot once the insects became active.

Shooting in shorts and a t-shirt all day, I couldn't have continued without
them--gloves included--when obtaining my golden hour snowy egret shots this
Friday.

The reason I was going to wait to post about them is because a company rep
asked me to test them against green flies and I've not yet done that (not
sure when they become active), but I'll update when I do.

Brett Klaproth
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Date: 6/4/17 2:50 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Reservoir
Another awesome day but before I present my list, I'd like to say that the tick situation is as bad as predicted. Right now they are in that nymph stage so only enter the woods if you take serious precautions because they are so hard to spot. That being said, I had great birds today so its worth the risk if you can manage it.

Downy woodpecker mother with food for its fledgling!
https://flic.kr/p/Ve9tqq

1 osprey

1 Green heron

2 GBH

2 Least Terns

3 prairie warbler

2 warbling vireo

2 yellow warbler

1 scarlet tanager

1 indigo bunting

1 RT Hummer

1 orchard oriole

1 bluebird

1 great crested flycatcher

1 kingbird

many roughies, barn and tree swallow.

Bird of the day was the sublime Grasshopper sparrow. Many calling males along chestnut ridge...some of them let me get pretty close!

https://flic.kr/p/Vqa1nd

On two occasions I witnessed crow nest predation. Here a male rwbb tries in vain to save his nestling:

https://flic.kr/p/Uf6u5a


One final note is that if you stick to the paved trails the tick situation is mitigated, but not zero. I swear I had one parachute in on my hat from a tree branch above. They are truly scary.


James

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Date: 6/4/17 2:22 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden county breeders - exploring
Hit the NW area of Penbryn Wma this afternoon. I wish I could have gotten
out in the morning! The RR tracks bisect a dense wet woods, swamp, overgrown
marsh. Beautiful habitat! Sand pit to the south, etc. Only the heat of the day
had stuff quiet - as usual..... I did manage a Yellow-throated Vireo - the NW area.
Thats never an easy bird to "get".

This area is at the top of my list now for an early morning visit.

Had Indigo Bunting also today. That a new year bird for the county.
I am soooooo far behind.....

I kept hoping a Kite would show itself. Loads of dragonflies for it to it.
Of course not, they prefer Cape May!

Good birding all. Oh, I am not finding any unusual butterflies so far in
Camden. Except maybe for Winslow when I was there.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/4/17 8:15 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Clay-colored sparrow at Six Mile Run (Somerset)
Just a quick note that I had a clay-colored sparrow singing loudly at
Six Mile Run State Park this morning - as of mid-morning it was still
there. It was in the field to the SW of the pulloff on Blackwells Mills
Road between Canal Rd and Van Cleef. Room for one car only at this
spot, but the field can also be reached by walking from the main parking
lot along Canal Road. In fact, I first heard it from the trail bike
path in that field. Heard a strong 2 note song that had the cadence of
a blue-winged warbler, but very buzzy and with no rise or fall. I've
heard this bird sing, but only out west on an NJ Audubon trip some years
ago. Had a text suggesting clay colored (thanks, Patrick Belardo!) and
later got excellent looks at the bird (and a shaky video and audio).

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 6/3/17 8:15 pm
From: Edna Duffy <marshwren...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-necked Stilt - Barnegat and Roseate Tern update from 5/25
I attempted 2 emails earlier today, both that did not go through and that I didn't get rejects for.


At around 5pm today, I found a Black-necked Stilt at the Bayshore Rd Impoundments at Barnegat GPS 39.754980, -74.191294. This is part of the Barnegat Unit of Forsythe NWR. At the time, the bird was across from the north end of the Public Beach parking lot. At the time I found it, it was hidden in one of the channels, I got poor shots, but it looks like a number of other birders saw it with better looks. There may be multiple places for it to hide there.


As an update for the banded Roseate Tern I was requested more information on from 5/25. After some emails were forwarded to the banders, I forwarded some original pics and videos, it was determined that the band was S18 (I was probably reading it backwards) and It was banded on 7/2/2014 on Great Gull Island, NY (GPS: 41.202452, -72.118341) when it was too young to fly. Note, this was a different banded bird than what was photographed by several people including Don on 5/26. It's possible that it was one of the three from the day before, but maybe there were different roseates cycling in and out of the flock.



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Date: 6/3/17 4:46 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Red-headed Woodpecker nest cavity entry and exit hole ?
I headed over to Brig this morning in search of the previously reported Ruff knowing I would have hard time getting out of my truck let along walk along the dike carrying the scope in search of the Reeve.

Reason ? My arms and legs were shot from the manual labor the day before working on my (and Mary’s) tiny postal stamp size poop-field grassland habitat in front lawn. I was exhausted. Several previously planted young pitch pines and native fruit bearing shrubs girdled and arsenal applied on the stump with a paint brush to perfection as to not to contaminate adjacent soils and plants.

No luck on the Brig Ruff but met several big hitter birders from N. Jersey. Wow, I was standing in between a lot of of birding talent and ID experience, and I felt so humbled.

After Brig, two birders and I went to a private property in search of Red-headed woodpecker and Grasshopper Sparrow. Of course we only entered with the permission from the land owner representative. We ended up at a location where my latest birding obsession has been. Which is the nest cavity selection by Red-headed woodpecker, that is live tree, dead tree, barkless tree, etc. We saw three separate individual woody. Two in one live view.

Two birders saw a woody enter and exit from a cavity in live scarlet oak and I did not. I was stunned as I initially thought the diameter of the cavity opening would be too small to be considered a nesting cavity. No clue how the woody could enter that tiny opening. Then we had a discussion if the cavity could be a cacache hole and not a nest cavity.

Some photos of the woody cavity on my Flickr in case some birders, like me, are more interested in those type of birding, rather than seeing bird itself

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

Yong Kong
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Date: 6/3/17 9:49 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park NO
Thank YOU, Ben, for your enterprise in first finding the bird, and then
working to preserve the nighthawk's well-being while at the same time
helping such a large number of birders get great views. Lord Stirling
has likely gained some new fans, me among them! I was always
sidetracked by the Great Swamp, and only visited LS a couple of times
(remember the Bohemian waxwing there? Me, neither, since I didn't see
it :-) ) But I explored a few of the back trails and now want to go
over all of them! I will definitely be back.

Susan Treesh
Somerset


On 6/3/2017 12:38 PM, Benjamin Barkley wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> A few people had expressed interest in driving up to Basking Ridge
> this weekend for the Lesser Nighthawk, so I just wanted to inform
> everyone that for the first time in eight days the bird is not
> roosting within the coned off section of our park. The bird was here
> all day yesterday and was hunting over the ponds around 8:30 pm. I
> will check tonight to see if it has simply chosen a new roost in the
> park and will continue to hunt over the ponds at night. If the bird
> has moved on hopefully it is finding its way back home.
>
> The Prothonotary Warbler that has been frequenting a nest box at our
> "West Observation Blind" does continue today.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Ben Barkley
>
>
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Date: 6/3/17 9:38 am
From: Benjamin Barkley <bejoba...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park NO
Hi all,

A few people had expressed interest in driving up to Basking Ridge this
weekend for the Lesser Nighthawk, so I just wanted to inform everyone
that for the first time in eight days the bird is not roosting within
the coned off section of our park. The bird was here all day yesterday
and was hunting over the ponds around 8:30 pm. I will check tonight to
see if it has simply chosen a new roost in the park and will continue to
hunt over the ponds at night. If the bird has moved on hopefully it is
finding its way back home.

The Prothonotary Warbler that has been frequenting a nest box at our
"West Observation Blind" does continue today.

Good Birding,

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Date: 6/3/17 4:57 am
From: Tom Brown <tshrike19...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Swainson's warbler
A Swainson's warbler was banded at Sandy Hook. I don't have a Flickr site
but I'll do my best to put sone photos on a Google photos page and post a
link to the list serve in the very near future. This bird was not vocal
and we were not aware of its presence until it miraculously bumped into one
of my nets. Upon release the bird flew nw towards bike path from road to
nowhere.

Cheers

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Date: 6/2/17 6:19 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] article on Red Knots
Hello,
There is an article on the Red Knots in todays south Jersey Courier Post. Lots of history. Always good to reread.
Interesting how a lot of the finding out why the Knots were in decline was in determining migration stop over areas
for the birds that wintered in Argentina. Those species that didn’t stop along the bayshore were doing fine numbers wise.

Anyway, Red Knot numbers have stabilized. But are not increasing.

The article may be online for those interested.

Good reading all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 6/2/17 2:00 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig's White-rumped Sandpiper Parade
Hi Jersey Birders,
On 5-31-17 I counted 137 White-rumped Sandpipers on my way around the
Wildlife Drive. This is probably a low count as some birds were way out.
Today with a dis-believing Steve Glynn we counted 110+. Our real purpose
was to locate the "continuing" Reeve but to no avail. The WRSA at Brig are
a true treat indeed and by the time we left Steve could call them by their
flight call. They seem to be very vocal when they take flight and have a
unique call. As with SemiSands their plumage and shape (fat) can be quite
variable but most of them were text book. Oddly we could only find 2 Least
sandpipers and on 5-31-17 I counted none.
In fairness to the Least by the time we got to the last part of the North
dike, a great place for Least, we kinda pooped out.
If you have the time the WRSA Parade at Brig is worth the trip...the season
is almost over so hurry.
Bring your camera
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven


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Date: 6/2/17 1:44 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000326c7e06828-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane
And, that north end- where the large field begins to yield to the invading
red cedars, was always a good and reliable spot for Blue Grosbeak. Check up
into the center of it, too- in the dense hardwood/brushy thickets.

Yeah, baby.

Vince Capp
Bayonet Point, Florida

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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane

Today I paid my annual visit to the big field along South Middlebush Rd in
Franklin Township (Somerset Co.), north of Cortelyou Lane (where the parking
lot is). This is in the Six Mile Run reserve, similar to Negri-Nepote but
MUCH less visited. At the north end is an area grown up to fairly suitable
red cedars, and then the wooded valley of Six Mile Run itself. It was mown
last fall; it is growing a mixture of many species of forbs (and poison ivy)
as well as grass.

The target species was Grasshopper Sparrow, and indeed I saw four, including
two in the south end of the field where I hadn't seen them before. Field
Sparrows were even commoner, and two Song and one Chipping (maybe someday
Vesper?)

The best birds, however, were cuckoos - one of each species! The
Yellow-billed was right at the parking lot, the Black-billed in a tongue of
trees running out into the field. It was calling constantly, a liquid call
I had never heard before.

Ted Chase

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Date: 6/2/17 1:16 pm
From: jimmy lee <leewah...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane
Hi Ted,

any warblers?

Jimmy



Jimmy Lee

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>To: <JERSEYBI...>: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:16:18 -0000 (UTC)Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane

Today I paid my annual visit to the big field along South Middlebush Rd in Franklin Township (Somerset Co.), north of Cortelyou Lane (where the parking lot is). This is in the Six Mile Run reserve, similar to Negri-Nepote but MUCH less visited. At the north end is an area grown up to fairly suitable red cedars, and then the wooded valley of Six Mile Run itself. It was mown last fall; it is growing a mixture of many species of forbs (and poison ivy) as well as grass.

The target species was Grasshopper Sparrow, and indeed I saw four, including two in the south end of the field where I hadn't seen them before. Field Sparrows were even commoner, and two Song and one Chipping (maybe someday Vesper?)

The best birds, however, were cuckoos - one of each species! The Yellow-billed was right at the parking lot, the Black-billed in a tongue of trees running out into the field. It was calling constantly, a liquid call I had never heard before.

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Date: 6/2/17 12:16 pm
From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cortelyou Lane
Today I paid my annual visit to the big field along South Middlebush Rd in Franklin Township (Somerset Co.), north of Cortelyou Lane (where the parking lot is). This is in the Six Mile Run reserve, similar to Negri-Nepote but MUCH less visited. At the north end is an area grown up to fairly suitable red cedars, and then the wooded valley of Six Mile Run itself. It was mown last fall; it is growing a mixture of many species of forbs (and poison ivy) as well as grass.

The target species was Grasshopper Sparrow, and indeed I saw four, including two in the south end of the field where I hadn't seen them before. Field Sparrows were even commoner, and two Song and one Chipping (maybe someday Vesper?)

The best birds, however, were cuckoos - one of each species! The Yellow-billed was right at the parking lot, the Black-billed in a tongue of trees running out into the field. It was calling constantly, a liquid call I had never heard before.

Ted Chase

Franklin Township, Somerset Co.




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Date: 6/2/17 9:19 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp - "Wildlife Observation Center"
Jerseybirders,

What a glorious morning at Great Swamp! I took my newbie birder friend Julie to the Wildlife Observation Center on Long Hill Road. We walked the trail to the Friends Blind (the trail that goes straight out into the swamp...all boardwalk). It was very lively, with the best bird(s) being two Acadian Flycatchers "spit-cheeee"ing away on opposite sides of the trail. The birds at the blind were very curious about the pssh-pssh-pssh noises emanating from it (me), and came zooming in close. Julie got great looks at Yellow Warblers, Yellowthroats, Goldfinches, Swamp Sparrows, Willow Flycatchers, her favorite Red-winged Blackbirds, and more. So much fun to show a new birder around; they appreciate even the commonest of birds.

After returning to the parking lot, we decided to spend just a little more time and went for the next blind. Good move. A short way down the path, a photographer was looking at something, which turned out to be a male Pileated Woodpecker on the ground hacking away at a fallen log. For a new birder, there's nothing like the sight of a Pileated Woodpecker..."OMG!" "It's HUGE!" "It's so magnificent!" All those utterances we birders exclaimed the first time we saw one, too (and, it can be hoped, still say even now, if we're not too jaded).

Then, I spotted a beautifully iridescent Tree Swallow perched in the sun and showed it to Julie. She looked for a few seconds and then said, "Oh, and there's an owl behind it." WHAT?!? Sure enough, behind the swallow, far across the lily pads, in a tree at the edge of the water was a really big Barred Owl! It flew within a minute, but landed a short way off, close enough that we were able to take the trail down to re-find it. It changed perches a couple of times, ending up completely in the open. We watched it preen and be scolded by Robins for at least 15 minutes. We left it there, reluctantly, and headed back to the car. Fantastic!

On the way out, we took Pleasant Plains Road and it was Julie who spotted a soaring immature Bald Eagle. With that eagle, we had 42 species.

Good birding!

Marc J. Chelemer
Tenafly



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Date: 6/1/17 8:18 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape may - shorebirds and a mystery flycatcher
Hello,
Marilyn and I got sidetracked. We didn't hit areas we had intended.
Sounds like a big day....

For those still wanting to view the shorebirds and horseshoe crabs on the
beaches, we found Cook's Beach to be the best. It was high tide and that can
change with the tide.

As we scanned the bay in the late morning, a gray and yellow flycatcher flew
past heading north. Low. Lincoln Ave. And gone. It didn't look like a black tail,
but it wasn't the best of views. Our first impression was Western. We started
hitting spots in case it stopped. I like that Magnesite Plant area! It's probably
somewhere in Salem county, David!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 6/1/17 6:08 pm
From: Steve Byland <stevebylandnaturephotography...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lesser Nighthawk Continues (photo)
The Lesser Nighthawk continues to be seen on the main trail of the Lord Stirling Environmental Center about 50 yards from the parking lot (between the orange cones closing off the trail). Photo at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_byland/34231310333/

Also continuing was the nest-building Prothonotary Warbler at the blind across the pond from the Nighthawk (right most box of the 4 visible from the blind). Very muddy to get to the blind. Also at the blind are Northern Orioles, numerous Yellow Warblers and a variety of typical local nesters).

Nature note: 6 female Snapping Turtles were seen along nearby Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp laying eggs.

Steve Byland
Warren Township
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Date: 6/1/17 4:09 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Jackson Hawk-splosion
Im really not sure how many hawks I saw today, if I had to guess I'd say about 16, including chicks. They were literally everywhere I looked and Im not complaining. Starting off in Jackson, I have an active nest across the street and another 3 or 4 along county line road.
https://flic.kr/p/Voo692

There are at least 2 at the Jackson Municipal complex including a coopers nest. At the Silver Stream Trail there are Red-Shouldered Hawks. They nest across the road on private property but its common to hear and see them all along brewer's bridge road. I finished up at Manasquan Res. (Farmingdale) and the eaglets have fledged! No trace of them or their parents although I spoke to a guy who says he saw one of them. Also had 2 small terns which I couldnt identify waaay out on the buoy.


Great Birding!


James,

Jackson, NJ


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Date: 6/1/17 8:44 am
From: bmknj16 . <bmknj17...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ Wildlife Expo/Wilson's snipe
Hey.

I learned about this 9/9-9/10 event while searching for shows at which to
sell my photography.

Guessing it will be of interest to some and chock full of ethical dilemmas
for others--me included (but perhaps still of interest to some of the
latter (me included)).

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/expo.htm

Say hello (to me) if you go.

Also (remembering I'm not a birder (Thinking of changing my Gmail ID to not
a birder so I can stop typing that here...)), a friend just told me after
looking at my Wilson's snipe (found (Thanks, N.) by another member, btw)
image from May 17 that the date was very late for the species, in case it's
noteworthy.

Brett Klaproth
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Date: 6/1/17 8:28 am
From: L Larson <llarson2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Joan Labun
Larry, thank you for letting us know of Joan's passing. I knew her from the 1980s when we were in a workshop in Cape May together. Joan was someone I was always glad to see, humorous, intelligent, and a careful, questioning birder. She will be missed.

Laurie


> On May 31, 2017, at 8:40 PM, Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...> wrote:
>
> Jersey Birders:
>
> I'm saddened to report that Joan Labun passed away today after a long struggle. Many of you knew Joan much longer than Shari & I. When we moved to Whiting, almost 6 years ago, Joan noticed our feeders and introduced herself. She lived a quarter of a mile away. We soon found out that we had many birder acquaintances in common and, when her health permitted, we took many field trips with Joan, including a memorable one to Duluth in the dead of winter.
>
> Besides being a fine birder, Joan was an accomplished painter, photographer and a lover of opera. She will be deeply missed. We don't have any information about funeral arrangements as yet. When we know, we'll be happy to pass them along privately to her friends. You can contact us at this email address.
> Larry Zirlin
> Whiting, NJ
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Date: 6/1/17 6:41 am
From: Donald E DesJardins <ddjjdj...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Roseate Tern
Just received the USGS report back from the Roseate Tern observed at Shark River Inlet on May 26, 2017.According to the report the Tern was too young to fly when banded in Maine 2015.

Good birding,

Donald DesJardins


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Date: 5/31/17 7:07 pm
From: Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo--



Watchung Reservation--





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Jim Grieshaber--

Somerset County


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Date: 5/31/17 6:47 pm
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] June birding
Birding in NJ usually drops off in June. Here's a challenge for everyone.
Pick a county, your home, work or just any county. Bird it all June and
record your sightings. It's a great chance to learn what breeds in your
county. A great chance to explore some new spots or lesser birded areas. I
was so surprised to find 121 species in Bergen County last June and
probably could have found more. One other fun thing is you get to mess with
the bird reviewers a bit, give them a bit more work to review. Give it a
try. Trey Mitchell runs a great website for it.
http://junechallenge.com/

Good birding
Chris Takacs
Lyndhurst


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Date: 5/31/17 5:43 pm
From: Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Joan Labun
Jersey Birders:

I'm saddened to report that Joan Labun passed away today after a long struggle. Many of you knew Joan much longer than Shari & I. When we moved to Whiting, almost 6 years ago, Joan noticed our feeders and introduced herself. She lived a quarter of a mile away. We soon found out that we had many birder acquaintances in common and, when her health permitted, we took many field trips with Joan, including a memorable one to Duluth in the dead of winter.

Besides being a fine birder, Joan was an accomplished painter, photographer and a lover of opera. She will be deeply missed. We don't have any information about funeral arrangements as yet. When we know, we'll be happy to pass them along privately to her friends. You can contact us at this email address.
Larry Zirlin
Whiting, NJ
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Date: 5/31/17 4:47 am
From: Jim Gilbert <jggilbert...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] more on the Lesser Nighthawk
Sandra and all,

Two photos of the Nighthawk can be seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jggilbert/

Regards,
Jim Gilbert
Bernardsville

This sighting was nice,
>but BVD! Yes, I am counting just because I was told that was it. I didn’t see all the relevant field marks. But it was an experience!

>Good birding all. Good chasing all! Great bird for Jersey!

>Sandra Keller


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Date: 5/30/17 8:01 pm
From: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] more on the Lesser Nighthawk
Sandra & NJ Birders,

Naturalist Ben Barkley, who discovered the bird, is doing an excellent job
of keeping an eye on it and adjusting the cones as needed. Yes, you need to
walk around the pond to get to the other side. It was a long, muddy walk
today, but may be easier once the water stops coming down from the sky.

Donna Schulman

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On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 8:33 PM, Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
wrote:

> Bring a scope. It seems to come back to that path. And roost right on the
> path? I presume it is being relocated
> every morning and the cones are being adjusted. We had talked to birders
> who had it on the fence! before the cones even.
> So keep looking. Neat! I am presuming under normal circumstances the bird
> is right out in the open. Today with the rain
> affected things. And I will think the best of the photographer. Maybe they
> didn’t know. Maybe the bird was not within
> the cone zone at the time. I like to think the best. Anyway, I am not sure
> how long the distance of the hiking loop. If at the far cone
> end, just walk around. We couldn’t. I had to get home……
>
> I would like to see again, so if still being seen this weekend, I was
> thinking of another trip north on Monday. This sighting was nice,
> but BVD! Yes, I am counting just because I was told that was it. I didn’t
> see all the relevant field marks. But it was an experience!
>
> Good birding all. Good chasing all! Great bird for Jersey!
>
>
> Sandra Keller
> <sandrakeller...>
>
> Sent from my Imac
>
>
>
>
>
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> reporting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 5/30/17 5:34 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] more on the Lesser Nighthawk
Bring a scope. It seems to come back to that path. And roost right on the path? I presume it is being relocated
every morning and the cones are being adjusted. We had talked to birders who had it on the fence! before the cones even.
So keep looking. Neat! I am presuming under normal circumstances the bird is right out in the open. Today with the rain
affected things. And I will think the best of the photographer. Maybe they didn’t know. Maybe the bird was not within
the cone zone at the time. I like to think the best. Anyway, I am not sure how long the distance of the hiking loop. If at the far cone
end, just walk around. We couldn’t. I had to get home……

I would like to see again, so if still being seen this weekend, I was thinking of another trip north on Monday. This sighting was nice,
but BVD! Yes, I am counting just because I was told that was it. I didn’t see all the relevant field marks. But it was an experience!

Good birding all. Good chasing all! Great bird for Jersey!


Sandra Keller
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Date: 5/30/17 1:35 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The nighthawk - yes!
Thanks for all the replies and the help we received up there by more local birders
we saw the bird! I assumed no issue - it was always in the same spot or close.
We had 45 minutes. Between the rain and a photographer who flushed the bird....
I am not even going there..... we got lucky. When the rain stopped, the bird poked
its head out from the grass on the side of the path. I presume it does want to roost
on the path or close. Mimics the desert? Any we saw! Thanks Chris!

Good birding all. Lets all remember the birds first please?!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 5/30/17 8:46 am
From: Benjamin Barkley <bejoba...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] lesser nighthawk - today?
Hi Sandra and all,

The nighthawk is still here and is using its favorite roost yet again.
We are planning to leave the cones up that are protecting the area for
the foreseeable future.

Good birding,

Ben Barkley

On 5/30/17 11:22 AM, Sandra Keller wrote:
> Marilyn and I will be heading up to try and see. Has anyone had this morning?
>
> Its a very long drive for us if the bird has disappeared!
>
> State bird for Marilyn. Year bird for me.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>
>
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Date: 5/30/17 8:22 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] lesser nighthawk - today?
Marilyn and I will be heading up to try and see. Has anyone had this morning?

Its a very long drive for us if the bird has disappeared!

State bird for Marilyn. Year bird for me.

Thanks!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 5/29/17 8:50 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] winslow night birding - whips - negative data
Well, I am glad I chased yong’s whips last month! I birded the main road through
Winslow - Camden tonight. No wind, but overcast. Clear skies and a full moon are
the best for Whips calling. I have done enough official surveys to know the protocols.
Alas, tonight was my only free night this week. I had one GHO. Very negative data.

I hope to get a chance in June. I will try Wharton then.

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 5/29/17 8:59 am
From: L Larson <llarson2...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Admin: Regarding the nighthawk
Reminder: Please keep comments civil and respectful of others. Everyone is entitled to express their opinion. There may turn out to be no way the nighthawk's origin can be determined, and we should try to discuss pro and con calmly and without insults.

Thank you.
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Date: 5/29/17 8:49 am
From: Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Purple Gallinule sightings?
me too



-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Frantz <tfrantz75...>
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Sent: Mon, May 29, 2017 11:46 am
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Purple Gallinule sightings?

I was thinking about heading to Ocean Grove to look for the Gallinule today and was wondering if there were any positive sightings from yesterday or today? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Todd Frantz
Hightstown, NJ

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Date: 5/29/17 8:46 am
From: Todd Frantz <tfrantz75...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Purple Gallinule sightings?
I was thinking about heading to Ocean Grove to look for the Gallinule today and was wondering if there were any positive sightings from yesterday or today? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Todd Frantz
Hightstown, NJ

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