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10/19/17 8:34 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Troy Meadows: Sparrowpalooza!
10/18/17 1:08 pm mike hiotis <mchhiotis...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler, Cape May County
10/18/17 7:17 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler, Cape May County
10/17/17 2:46 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Immature Selasphorus Hummingbird
10/17/17 3:23 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar this morning
10/16/17 6:45 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar tonight - classic!
10/16/17 10:58 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - Gray Kingbird and Nelsons Sparrows
10/16/17 9:07 am J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Northern Flicker Question
10/16/17 9:06 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Gray Kingbird, Cumberland County
10/16/17 9:01 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Finderne Marshes
10/15/17 3:54 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Northern Flicker Question
10/15/17 3:47 pm Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Northern Flicker Question
10/14/17 5:35 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] on birds migrating at night
10/14/17 1:54 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Palmyra - lingering birds
10/14/17 12:48 pm Daniel Brill <dbbrill...> [JERSEYBI] Clay-colored Sparrow - Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
10/13/17 2:44 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] FOS Gray ghost, Oyster Creek Inn, near Brig
10/13/17 11:10 am Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...> [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Program
10/12/17 6:39 am Evan Cutler <evancutler...> [JERSEYBI] Last week to vote for Patti Safian in "Best of Essex" acupuncture category
10/11/17 5:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (07 Oct 2017) 103 Raptors
10/11/17 11:06 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] local camden county birding this morning
10/11/17 3:44 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> Re: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
10/10/17 7:12 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
10/10/17 6:50 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
10/10/17 10:22 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Camden birding
10/10/17 6:20 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] White-throated
10/9/17 3:41 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (03 Oct 2017) 39 Raptors
10/9/17 3:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (01 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
10/9/17 2:36 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] WW Tern searching - No
10/9/17 2:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (30 Sep 2017) 82 Raptors
10/9/17 12:08 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] If only the rest of the day was like the first 90 minutes...
10/9/17 6:04 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] white winged tern - correction
10/9/17 5:07 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] white winged tern - Phila.
10/9/17 4:34 am Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Mystery Hummingbird
10/8/17 7:02 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] the White-winged Tern again
10/8/17 5:15 pm Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White-winged Tern - Tinicum - Phila.
10/8/17 5:04 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] White-winged Tern - Tinicum - Phila.
10/8/17 2:28 pm Stuart and Wendy Malmid <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Monmouth County Audubon Meeting October 11th
10/8/17 4:36 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Somerset Naturalists 10/9/17 program on Sandy Hook
10/7/17 5:50 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] cape may - jaegers, bittern, shorebirds
10/6/17 6:13 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar and insects
10/5/17 11:08 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] camden county - Greenwald Park
10/5/17 9:13 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Great Piece Meadows this morning
10/5/17 6:01 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Sep 2017) 46 Raptors
10/5/17 5:55 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors
10/4/17 5:37 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Migrating Warblers
10/4/17 2:20 pm Fred Weber <fuagtics57...> [JERSEYBI] Philadelphia Vireo
10/3/17 7:41 pm Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...> [JERSEYBI] Upcoming NJ Audubon Young Birders Club trips
10/3/17 5:52 pm Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...> [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9/30 - Lark Sparrow, Piping Plovers
10/3/17 5:49 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] sparrows - great bay blvd.
10/3/17 4:47 am Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Plover update
10/3/17 4:44 am Karenne Snow <njwren46...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Plover update
10/3/17 4:42 am Bert Filemyr <afilemyr...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Probable European Golden Plover - More
10/2/17 1:53 pm robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink sparrows
10/2/17 1:46 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Probable European Golden Plover
10/2/17 11:53 am Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> [JERSEYBI] Chasing the Great White
10/2/17 8:30 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Home birding, Camden County
10/1/17 6:44 pm Karenne Snow <njwren46...> [JERSEYBI] Albino Red-tailed Hawk
10/1/17 6:15 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Haddonfield swift roost
10/1/17 6:11 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Thank you David L. - Why NOT migration on NE winds?
10/1/17 1:28 pm Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White throats
10/1/17 7:12 am jeanine apgar <jga-2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] White throats
10/1/17 6:54 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] White throats
10/1/17 6:50 am David Kaplan <kaplans263...> [JERSEYBI] White throats
10/1/17 6:05 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?
10/1/17 5:20 am Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Hummers
10/1/17 3:27 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?
9/30/17 1:54 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?
9/30/17 1:50 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] shorebirds Cumberland and raptors
9/30/17 12:30 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9/30/17
9/30/17 10:44 am Steve Byland <stevebylandnaturephotography...> [JERSEYBI] Bald Eagles Along The Watchung Ridge
9/30/17 9:08 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Home yard and Homewood's birding, Camden County
9/29/17 5:20 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar - interesting
9/29/17 5:06 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] My Higbee
9/29/17 11:00 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Better day
9/29/17 5:40 am Karenne Snow <njwren46...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
9/28/17 8:08 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
9/28/17 7:57 pm Tom Brown <tshrike19...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
9/28/17 7:43 pm celticcail <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
9/28/17 7:21 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
9/28/17 5:44 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] spoonbill
9/27/17 3:25 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland shorebirds
9/27/17 4:02 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] heislerville spoonbill - thanks for continuing reporting
9/26/17 5:02 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Birding without the Bird Text Alert
9/26/17 4:28 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Camden - semipalm plover
9/26/17 11:40 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites
9/25/17 3:06 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Blue-phase Snow Geese (photo)
9/25/17 11:29 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] heislerville spoonbill continues
9/25/17 7:25 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (23 Sep 2017) 76 Raptors
9/25/17 6:56 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Sep 2017) 66 Raptors
9/25/17 6:45 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (21 Sep 2017) 31 Raptors
9/24/17 7:15 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] migration
9/24/17 7:14 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Three times not a charm; the sometimes folly of "the Chase"
9/24/17 6:50 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] swifts roosting - camden county
9/24/17 4:14 pm Vince Capp <vcapp...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Connecticut Warbler in Elizabeth
9/24/17 2:06 pm David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...> [JERSEYBI] Connecticut Warbler in Elizabeth
9/23/17 7:09 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Lincoln Sparrow
9/22/17 4:09 pm Paul Waters <pwaters.kstate...> [JERSEYBI] Birding and Citizen Science Survey
9/21/17 5:04 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes
9/21/17 3:08 pm JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes
9/21/17 1:52 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] radar link?
9/21/17 1:33 pm Barry Cranmer <barrycranmer...> [JERSEYBI] radar link?
9/21/17 1:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Sep 2017) 1454 Raptors
9/21/17 11:45 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Finch
9/21/17 10:18 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: eBird Report - Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Sep 21, 2017
9/21/17 6:39 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes
9/21/17 3:45 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar
9/21/17 2:47 am Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Grosbeak ID
9/20/17 7:53 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Radar Tonight and today's Raptor Flight in Cape May
9/20/17 7:51 pm Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Continuing Piscataway Bald Eagle (Johnson Park)
9/20/17 6:53 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Radar Tonight and today's Raptor Flight in Cape May
9/20/17 5:42 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
9/20/17 7:46 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] gray cheeked thrush - greenwald park - camden
9/20/17 7:03 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (19 Sep 2017) 54 Raptors
9/20/17 6:42 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (18 Sep 2017) 1933 Raptors
9/19/17 5:48 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar
9/19/17 3:46 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Johnson Sod Farm shorebirds
9/19/17 1:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Sep 2017) 840 Raptors
9/19/17 8:20 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Sep 2017) 670 Raptors
 
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Date: 10/19/17 8:34 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Troy Meadows: Sparrowpalooza!
Dear Jerseybirders,

Troy Meadows' "Patriots Path" area is a connected area of open fields with weedy secondary growth. There are some low bushes and clumps of trees as well. In my mind, it's becoming the "new Glenhurst Meadows" for sparrow watching this time of year. A birder has long vistas over which to scan for birds. The morning sun illuminates the fields perfectly and warms the brushy edges just right. The bird counts are astounding. Plus...no mud!

I started before sunrise as the ground fog lifted, but it wasn't until a good 30 minutes after sunrise that the birding got really good. The best bird I had in the morning was a perfect Nashville Warbler, moving slowly and methodically on the edge of a sun-lit, insect-filled bush. Later, I met up with Rob Fanning, whose reporting of this area piqued my interest in the first place. Rob found an Orange-crowned Warbler low in the bushes. Amazingly cooperative, the bird moved higher and higher and more and more into the open; we watched it for a full five minutes until it flew off. However, a few minutes later, we refound it along with a second Nashville Warbler; at one point, the two birds were in a single binocular view, fully lit by the morning sun. Oh for a good camera! I had also had a Yellowthroat and of course Yellow-rumpeds and Palms, so it was a five warbler morning.

There were hundreds of sparrows around today. In every direction, one could see sparrows moving: tree to tree, chasing each other, tree to ground, bush to bush. Every small snag and bare bush had sparrows in it. It was hard to figure out what to look at. Rob found an adult White-crowned; separately, I saw a juvenile (gigantic compared with the Savannahs). We both saw multiple Lincoln's Sparrows, many of which hopped up atop small bushes to check out our spishing. We both, separately, saw a Grasshopper Sparrow. The one that I saw was absolutely stunning: again, sitting up in a tree, perfectly lit by the morning sun, with a brilliant eye ring, bright orangey-rufous breast and sides (almost like a Nelson's!). And, to cap it all off, after two and a quarter hours, I finally found two ground-feeding Vesper Sparrows (thanks again to Rob for advice on a spot to look). So it was a ten-sparrow day as well. And neither Rob nor I could really check out all the Chippies for a Clay-colored (though one was seen just a couple of miles away at roughly the same time).

Good birding indeed! Thirty-nine species for the morning.

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly, NJ



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Date: 10/18/17 1:08 pm
From: mike hiotis <mchhiotis...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler, Cape May County
Nice find and great photos Harvey. Way to go!

Mike Hiotis
Martinsville , NJ


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Date: 10/18/17 7:17 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler, Cape May County
Harvey Tomlinson sent along a photo along with the following:

Black-throated Gray Warbler Cox Hall Creek, western parking lot in oaks
just south of Martin houses.

39.002440, -74.948765

https://goo.gl/maps/cK3esuHLeUy

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 10/17/17 2:46 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Immature Selasphorus Hummingbird
Hi Jersey Birders,
Yesterday at 3PM while sitting on my deck I heard the unmistakable chipping
of a Hummer.
I was about to get up when the Hummer flew about 3 feet in front of my face.
It chittered a bit and then took off.
I really thought it had left for the day and gave up looking after about an
hour.
I happened to look out the kitchen slider before dinner and there he was
sitting on a feeder.
He came back 3 or so times and then it got to dark to see.
I looked for him again this morning from 7-7:45 with no luck.
He suddenly showed up in the salvia patch, worked the garden for awhile,
went to the feeder, tanked up and was gone. We haven't seen him since.
He was a beautiful immature male Selasphorus.
I was a bit surprised at how skittish he was.
All the pics I managed to get I had to shoot thru a window.
If you even opened the door to go out he would fly off.
Once again the identity of a hummer in my garden will be Selasphorus sp.
But for the record I am not complaining.
Even having a western stray for just a few hours makes all the work of
maintaining a hummingbird garden worth the effort.
It's always worth the effort but strays are the Garden Gravy.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
Good Humming
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven


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Date: 10/17/17 3:23 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar this morning
Please note how birds are concentrated around delaware bay. Cape May, east point,
dix, should all be super! Have fun!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/16/17 6:45 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight - classic!
Get out and bird if you can tomorrow morning! And study the radar tonight!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/16/17 10:58 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - Gray Kingbird and Nelsons Sparrows
The Kingbird flew. And with their history in NJ, its probably moved on. But I did
look at the Birds of NJ account quick. There was one that stuck around cape may.
So good luck for those checking various areas! Maybe it will be refound and will
stick for others. I was at the parking lot at the south end of Strawberry ave.
Bivalve. Was birding from my car til the rain stopped. That worked out! I can try
for Vesper sparrow next week! It flew west and I never saw again. I didnt have much
time to stick around, I hope birders are checking. It might have a loop going on. And
could come back after an hour. Or not! The Cumberland bayshore is a migrant
hotspot. Lots of area. Few birders. Go explore!


Nelsons sparrows - Thompsons beac rd. The area between the gate parking area
and the first set of benches. Its concentrating the sparrows for some reason. 33 Nelsons
Please check my list under current reports for Cumberland as it gets confusing how
to enter the subspecies. I had 33 total. See how the numbers add up to 33. Please
dont put 33 under nelsons and then more under the subspecies. That would make
your total higher.
Brian J. thinks that new top they added to the road raised the marsh area just enough
that it rarely floods. Maybe birds roost there. Its logical as this is a morning thing here.
For the numbers. So you want high tide and early. You walk the road slowly. And the
sparrows are everywhere! Another friend was stating the open mud areas along the road
might be attracting the birds also. These birds do like that open mud with some
vegetation. I sure could see better! They are eating the grass seeds.

I could go on, but off to work i go.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/16/17 9:07 am
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Northern Flicker Question
Last year we were at our place up in southern Ontario in mid-October and
our property there (near Prince Edward Point, a bird migration trap like
Cape May!) was awash in flickers, filling up on fruits and berries before
the big push south across Lake Ontario. There were also really big flocks
of juncos along with them, so expect to see more of those soon!

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 6:54 PM, David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
wrote:

> That’s very cool! We’ve had a few nights of south winds backing things up,
> especially in the western part of the state. I suspect they will leave en
> masse over the next three nights. Right now it looks like the cold front
> will clear by early AM here in Cape May, but may clear Allentown earlier,
> and so some of these birds may vacate by morning. Otherwise I expect
> they’ll clear out tomorrow night and be in Cape May or farther south on
> Tuesday AM. It has been a great fall around here, with some good west winds
> early in the season concentrating birds in the coastal states. The next
> week is looking particularly promising all the way through next weekend!
> Enjoy the Flickers while you have them!
>
>
> Good Birding
>
>
> David
>
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> On 10/15/17, 6:47 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Ida Ruch" <
> <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of 0000028743192a35-dmarc-
> <request...> wrote:
>
> Here in Allentown NJ we have been inundated with flickers - in trees,
> on lawns, in driveways. Know they are here at other times, but now they
> seem to be coming through in numbers and decided to hang out a while. Is
> this a typical migration pattern?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Ken and Ida
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 10/16/17 9:06 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gray Kingbird, Cumberland County
Sandra Keller reports:

"Gray Kingbird was at Strawberry Ave., Bivalve. It flew west."

39.240056, -75.044460

https://goo.gl/maps/BMWvSvQn8CL2

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 10/16/17 9:01 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Finderne Marshes
Jerseybirders,

I visited the Finderne Marshes today for two hours beginning at 6:50. There was almost no activity for the first 40 minutes, and I was puzzled, given the exceptional sparrow counts that Rob Fanning and Jonathan Klizas have been experiencing a bit further north along the Patriot's Path in Troy Meadows. In that early morning quiet, I was treated to a very interesting sight: six Great Egrets and six Great Blue Herons all standing in a shallow pool in the N/S "ditch" that runs through the marsh, along with a raccoon! The mammal appeared to be sifting around in the water for food, and the birds paid it no mind at all. It was a "Nature" moment to watch two so widely different types of living things co-existing harmoniously.

Later, I found a Clay-colored Sparrow in a clump of bushes that also yielded a juvenile White-crowned, a Lincoln's, a White-throated, and probably a dozen each of Song and Swamp, all chasing each other incessantly. On the way back to the car, the Savannah Sparrows had finally woken up, and several spots along the trail were a flurry of birds flying back and forth across the path. I checked every one that I could for the flash of white outer tail feathers and thought I might have had a Vesper candidate, but could not re-find that specific individual. I'm sure there's one in that vast space somewhere.

No raptors other than vultures, which I also thought was unusual, especially with the NW winds, but perhaps they will start to arrive later as they pass over Chimney Rock and out into the plains beyond, where the marshes lie.

33 species for the morning.

Good birding,

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Date: 10/15/17 3:54 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Northern Flicker Question
That’s very cool! We’ve had a few nights of south winds backing things up, especially in the western part of the state. I suspect they will leave en masse over the next three nights. Right now it looks like the cold front will clear by early AM here in Cape May, but may clear Allentown earlier, and so some of these birds may vacate by morning. Otherwise I expect they’ll clear out tomorrow night and be in Cape May or farther south on Tuesday AM. It has been a great fall around here, with some good west winds early in the season concentrating birds in the coastal states. The next week is looking particularly promising all the way through next weekend! Enjoy the Flickers while you have them!


Good Birding


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Here in Allentown NJ we have been inundated with flickers - in trees, on lawns, in driveways. Know they are here at other times, but now they seem to be coming through in numbers and decided to hang out a while. Is this a typical migration pattern?


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Date: 10/15/17 3:47 pm
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Northern Flicker Question
Here in Allentown NJ we have been inundated with flickers - in trees, on lawns, in driveways. Know they are here at other times, but now they seem to be coming through in numbers and decided to hang out a while. Is this a typical migration pattern?


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Date: 10/14/17 5:35 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] on birds migrating at night
Got an alert from a birder listening in cape may. nfc's happening. checked the radar -
stuff is up and moving again! Probably a light movement with the SE winds, but always
something up and about in late fall it seems.

That Veery was probably my latest. Neat! A Mourning Warbler was seen in Cape May.
Lingering birds this year.

Good birding all.

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Date: 10/14/17 1:54 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Palmyra - lingering birds
Or new in. I am seeing more and more species later and later.
The AWS trip here to see how many species we could get - its a fundraiser!
did well I thought. Considering the weather. Not much of a migration last night
in this area. I heard Cape May had songbirds moving. Thats a different country
down there.... anyway, we had juncos, Blue headed Vireos, Sapsuckers - the usual
late fall birds. Not many sparrows though. My favorites were the late birds - Ovenbird,
BT Green Warbler, RB Grosbeak, YB Cuckoo - BB would have been better! Veery.
A nice morning.

Good birding all.

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Date: 10/14/17 12:48 pm
From: Daniel Brill <dbbrill...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Clay-colored Sparrow - Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
A Clay-colored Sparrow showed well this afternoon at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in Sayreville. It was seen off of the southwest corner of the paved path that encircles the developed portion of the park. The bird was foraging amid a small mowed area and soil piles just behind a padlocked gate. The gate is large enough for a dump truck to go through. A bench and trash and recycle cans are opposite the gate. Coordinates:40.475949, -74.272407. Several Nelson's Sparrows were also seen in the marsh.

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South River


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Date: 10/13/17 2:44 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOS Gray ghost, Oyster Creek Inn, near Brig
As usual, I was out at Brig today in search of certain shorebirds and an egret that are not there. What do I mean that ? Of course I was in search of Curlew Sandpiper and Little Egret. How do I know these birds were not at Brig ? Ran into GP and JA and their small group of birders just before the dogleg, and they did not mentioned these birds.

My motivation for search of my own Curlew was based on an email and a photo I received from a birder on 10-8. To this hopeless bird watcher, one photo that this birder sent to me (taken from Delaware Bay on 10-8) sure did appeared to be the Curlew.

I really should be moving on from shorebirds to sparrows, which are my second favorite groups of birds to punish myself on bird ID.

My consolation prize was FOS Gray ghost seen from the end of dirt road into the marsh near Oyster Creek Inn. Some photo of my day on my Flickr for those who care to check them out.

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Date: 10/13/17 11:10 am
From: Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Program
Join us on Weds., October 18th as we learn about New Jersey’s Elusive
Hunter: The Bobcat with David Wheeler. By the 1960’s, bobcats were
virtually extinct in New Jersey due to habitat loss and hunting.
Restoration projects in the late 70’s and early 80’s led to the
reintroduction of 24 bobcats back into the state, with the hope of
monitoring the population over the years as it established a breeding and
stable population. Today, they are New Jersey’s only remaining wild cat and
listed as one of NJ’s endangered species. David Wheeler is the Executive
Director of the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.
(CWF) Mr. Wheeler has worked on wildlife conservation and environmental
issues in New Jersey and beyond for more than a decade. He is the author of
the book Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State, and a
contributor to the book, Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond. CWF is
a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and
preservation of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened wildlife and the
habitats they depend on. They carry out their mission by researching and
managing rare animal species, restoring habitat, educating New Jersey’s
residents, and engaging volunteers in their conservation projects. Since
the early 1990’s. Meetings are free and open to all and held at Teaneck
Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business Meeting at 7:30pm.
Programs begin at 8pm.

--
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Date: 10/12/17 6:39 am
From: Evan Cutler <evancutler...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Last week to vote for Patti Safian in "Best of Essex" acupuncture category
Dear Friends and Family,

Not to brag (okay, I am), but my lovely wife Patti Safian has won the
highly competitive "Best of Essex" poll the past two years -- with readers
naming her acupuncture practice as the best in the suburban Essex County
area. Now we're hoping for a "three-peat." Can you please take a minute to
vote? The link will ask you to register, which takes all of 30 seconds.
Then just scroll down to "*New Jersey Acupuncture and Fertility Center*"
and click VOTE. Thanks so much! Voting ends on the 16th, so please vote
now. Here's the link:

https://bestofessex.com/listing/acupuncture

Thanks so very much and hope all is well!

Evan

PS...if you're interested in booking a massage or acupuncture session,
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Date: 10/11/17 5:32 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (07 Oct 2017) 103 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 118
Bald Eagle 7 10 144
Northern Harrier 0 1 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 60 83 437
Cooper's Hawk 7 18 51
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6290
Red-tailed Hawk 2 4 18
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 7 116
Merlin 4 6 41
Peregrine Falcon 15 16 39
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 5 32

Total: 103 154 7322
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Brian Butler, Jim Thomson, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Wood

Visitors:
Sara Hart, Mike Frinzi, Sue Predl, Rowan Outdoor Club, Russ & Jill Gladd,
AMC Outdoor Leadership Training Group.

Hikers - 79 plus A.T. thru hiker "Juke Box"--congratulations on finishing!
Also A.T. SOBO "Kindling".


Weather:
mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies, wind SE 5-14+, temp 62-77 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 10:45I, 1:25I, 1:32A, 2:58I, 3:15, 3:34A, 4:10I.

PG - 11:55(not aged), 12:07(not aged), 12:13A, 1:59I, 2:40(2A), 2:43I,
2:55(not aged), 3:08(not aged), 4:05A, 4:19A, 4:24A, 4:25A, 4:27A, 5:15A.

Rewarding day on the ridge with a "big" movement of monarchs, a rattlesnake
sighting, sharpies ripping by the owl decoy, some nice eagle looks, and a
peregrine count that was only 7 shy of a record.

Several contenders for Bird of the Day, but the winner has to be the adult
Peregrine that suddenly materialized out of nowhere right in front of us
and was on a line for the owl decoy. As quickly as it appeared, it just as
quickly put the brakes on and flared off to the reservoir side and
disappeared down the ridge.


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 172 (highest count of season).
BVs & TVs.
Ravens - 5.
Chimney Swifts - 7.
Palm Warbler.
Blue Jays - strong movement early.
Buck Moths.
Timber Rattlesnake - beautiful dark individual seen near look-out.
Red-bellied Snake - seen late in day by SH & BH on hike out.


Thanks to all for your spotting and the very enjoyable day on the ridge,
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Date: 10/11/17 11:06 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] local camden county birding this morning
There was stuff around! Only this is Camden county - I had to work for it! The light
rain early on didn't help. I like sunny edges. Anyway, I had a dozen YR Warblers -
this isnt Cape May! I can only dream of 8,000 up here in Camden. Phoebes and
Hermit and Swainsons Thrushes were my highlights.

No Lincolns and hardly any sparrows - my lowlights..... I just don't know where
to hit for sparrows in the county.

I hit Greenwald Park and Harleigh Cemetary.

Butterfly notes - Monarchs were flying high most of the morning.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/11/17 3:44 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
The birds are here. I just need to find them! Radar is still looking good.
Rain is supposed to start by 1100 am.

Sandra Keller

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> On Oct 10, 2017, at 10:12 PM, David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> wrote:
>
> I want to point out that the winds aloft are NW across the NE & New England, which is what’s driving the SSE movement of birds into NJ, visible on the radar tonight.
>
> You can see the winds aloft (~3500 ft) here: https://www.windy.com/?925h,38.983,-74.829,5,i:p,a:CCqGU
>
> And the surface here: https://www.windy.com/?38.686,-74.663,5,i:p,a:CCqGU
>
> As low pressure moves across the upper Midwest tonight, it begins to suck the winds around to the east by morning.
>
> Here’s the winds aloft forecast for sunrise: https://www.windy.com/?925h,38.686,-74.663,5,i:p,a:CCqGU
>
> And the surface winds for the same time: https://www.windy.com/?38.686,-74.663,5,i:p,a:CCqGU
>
> The take-home is that MANY birds are moving south across the Northeastern US tonight, and so there will be birds along the coast in the AM, but the easterly flow should push a significant number of these birds inland by first light. This should bode well for sites along the Delaware River in Sandra’s neck of the woods, as well as city parks in and around Philly. It should be a mixed bag for Cape May especially if the easterlies kick in prior to 2am, but there will be birds on the ground to be found, for sure. Now if we could only get a strong cold front with some persistent NW winds for more than a day! (spoiler alert: if the forecast holds, we should see that next Monday/Tuesday and maybe even further into next week).
>
> Good Birding!
>
> David
>
> ________________________
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> Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
> New Jersey Audubon
> 600 Route 47 North
> Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
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> P (Northwood): 609.400.3834 (internal use: ext 714)
> c: 732.447.4894
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>
> “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart
>
>
> On 10/10/17, 9:50 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Sandra Keller" <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <sandrakeller...> wrote:
>
> Is lit up like crazy over us! NE winds. Where will the birds come down?
>
> I think I will head out locally before work Wed.
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>
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Date: 10/10/17 7:12 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
I want to point out that the winds aloft are NW across the NE & New England, which is what’s driving the SSE movement of birds into NJ, visible on the radar tonight.

You can see the winds aloft (~3500 ft) here: https://www.windy.com/?925h,38.983,-74.829,5,i:p,a:CCqGU

And the surface here: https://www.windy.com/?38.686,-74.663,5,i:p,a:CCqGU

As low pressure moves across the upper Midwest tonight, it begins to suck the winds around to the east by morning.

Here’s the winds aloft forecast for sunrise: https://www.windy.com/?925h,38.686,-74.663,5,i:p,a:CCqGU

And the surface winds for the same time: https://www.windy.com/?38.686,-74.663,5,i:p,a:CCqGU

The take-home is that MANY birds are moving south across the Northeastern US tonight, and so there will be birds along the coast in the AM, but the easterly flow should push a significant number of these birds inland by first light. This should bode well for sites along the Delaware River in Sandra’s neck of the woods, as well as city parks in and around Philly. It should be a mixed bag for Cape May especially if the easterlies kick in prior to 2am, but there will be birds on the ground to be found, for sure. Now if we could only get a strong cold front with some persistent NW winds for more than a day! (spoiler alert: if the forecast holds, we should see that next Monday/Tuesday and maybe even further into next week).

Good Birding!

David

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Is lit up like crazy over us! NE winds. Where will the birds come down?

I think I will head out locally before work Wed.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/10/17 6:50 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
Is lit up like crazy over us! NE winds. Where will the birds come down?

I think I will head out locally before work Wed.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/10/17 10:22 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden birding
Yes, I am still birding Camden! Exploring. Penbryn Pond was good this morning.
Nothing much on the water, but Swamp Sparrows around at least. Still no Lincoln's
though. I had a Gnatcatcher here. Getting late!

Lake George has waterfowl staging. Over a 100 Ruddy Ducks. A drake Shoveler
was nice. I had difficulties with that species last winter. I want a BW Teal though!

Many spots were devoid of birds. Still no water in Donio or the Whyndam Hill pumping
station area.

Good birding all.

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Date: 10/10/17 6:20 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-throated
Sparrow, first of season in my yard this morning. ONE, WT Sparrow.
Overall, my yard count of all birds in the yard, for this time frame, is lowest
in 20 years!
Missing regulars and migrants this year.

Karen
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Date: 10/9/17 3:41 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (03 Oct 2017) 39 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 117
Bald Eagle 2 3 137
Northern Harrier 0 1 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 23 377
Cooper's Hawk 11 11 44
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6290
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 111
Merlin 1 2 37
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 24
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 30

Total: 39 51 7219
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Patrick Keelen

Observers: Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Hikers - 14.


Weather:
0-30% cloud cover, wind SE 3-5+, temp 58-67 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 1:10I, 3:30I.

PG - 4:45I.

Patrick and Phil's Bird of the Day was the immature Red-tail "with a talon
attack on the owl decoy."

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens - 2.
Monarchs - 28.
Raccoons - 2 at bottom of mountain.
Bear - 1 at 5:30 on hike out near bottom of mountain.


(Thank you to PK and PR for their coverage and count today...BH)
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Date: 10/9/17 3:19 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (01 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 117
Bald Eagle 1 1 135
Northern Harrier 1 1 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 5 359
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6290
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 15
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 109
Merlin 1 1 36
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 23
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 28

Total: 12 12 7180
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jack McCormack

Observers: Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Hikers and visitors - 31.


Weather:
fog early in valley, clear blue skies, wind N variable to NW 0-10, temp
45-61 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 1:43I.


Jack and Phil's Bird of the Day was..."a SANDHILL CRANE that appeared at
12:50 behind the watch, over the river valley circling with two turkey
vultures. It gave terrific views thru bins and stayed close to two minutes
before drifting off to the south. Sure made up for a raptorless day!
Needless to say, we were pretty damn happy."

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 8.
Canada Geese - 365.
Brant - 67.
BVs & TVs.
Raven.
Tree Swallows.

(Thank you to Jack and Phil for their coverage and report today. Congrats
on the sandhill!! BH)
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Date: 10/9/17 2:36 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WW Tern searching - No
It's somewhere. I hit spots in Gloucester and Salem where I have had Black Tern
in the past. No luck! Still Caspians at Flood gates. And a Forsters had my heart skipping
a beat. But other than that!

It's somewhere. Probably on the coast. I would presume it would head easterly.

Good birding all.

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Date: 10/9/17 2:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (30 Sep 2017) 82 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 108 116
Bald Eagle 5 107 134
Northern Harrier 2 28 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 348 354
Cooper's Hawk 3 30 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6226 6290
Red-tailed Hawk 1 13 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 103 109
Merlin 2 33 35
Peregrine Falcon 7 23 23
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 19 27

Total: 82 7040 7168
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Denise Thomson with Nikki.

Hikers - 68.





Weather:
mostly cloudy skies w/ few breaks of sun, some showers, wind N/NW 7-17,
temp 49-54 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 11:03A, 11:10I, 11:25I, 1:20I, 2:13A.

PG - 1:45A, 1:45(not aged), 2:37(not aged), 2:47(not aged), 3:45A, 4:58A,
5:01A.

A real "Raccoon Ridge Experience" today that started with a surprise
encounter with a coyote crossing the trail in front of me on the hike in
which stopped briefly to check me out before trotting away thru the woods.
My first coyote sighting on the hike in...ever!!

The next surprise was an immature bald eagle that took exception to our owl
decoy (see Bird of the Day selection).

Next up was the 4-point buck that came crashing thru the woods to join us
briefly on top before bounding off.

Then came the two peregrines that took turns harassing an adult bald eagle.


End of day surprises were the close encounter with a porcupine that Denise
had on the hike out as well as a bear that crossed the road in front of me
on the drive out!

BIRD OF THE DAY: This was a first for myself, Brian B, and Phil...an
immature bald eagle circled high above the watch site before dropping
straight down with talons extended and hovered over the owl
decoy...circling the decoy FOR FIVE MINUTES!!!! The eagle eventually tired
of the decoy and flew off only to return ten minutes later and repeat the
performance!!!! Absolutely incredible experience to witness!!

And all this took place with over 40 boy scouts milling about the ridge.
The eagle was laser focused on the owl decoy and paid no attention to all
the people, noise, and commotion on the ridge.

An awesome day on Raccoon that will not soon be forgotten!!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallows & Blue Jays - large movement early.
Canada Geese - skeins moving thru day.
Loons - 3.
DC Cormorant - 2.
Ravens - 5.
BVs & TVs.
Monarchs - 9.

(Thank you to Jim Thomson for this exciting report...wish I was there!
BH)
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Date: 10/9/17 12:08 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] If only the rest of the day was like the first 90 minutes...
Jerseybirders,

I had an entire day for birding on Saturday, and decided to go to Cape May. Yes, the winds were still southerly and it was ridiculously warm, but I hoped for the best.

It surely began well. Before sunrise, I walked the west path of the Meadows to the metal bridge and stopped, scanning and listening. I heard the call of a Common Gallinule. Then, shortly afterwards, I heard a Virginia Rail. A few minutes later, one appeared! A few minutes after that, I saw an American Bittern fly into a reedy edge and was able to locate it in the 'scope. Harvey Tomlinson and Steve Glynn arrived, and the three of us, plus several other birders, continued looking. Harvey observed a Wilson's Snipe come in for a landing and stand showing off in the morning sunlight, its back and head stripes practically glowing gold. Two Soras came out to forage. Finally, Harvey found the Gallinules skulking behind the first stand of reeds. All in one spot in under an hour, and good views of all!

Harvey, Steve and I headed to Coral Avenue for the "Jaeger Show" and were not disappointed. I usually have a challenge picking out the Parasitic Jaegers amidst the juvenile gulls, but this morning, with perfect light and the feeding flock reasonably close, even I could see the long swept-back wings, the light coloration at the base of the primaries, the powerful anything-but-buoyant flight, and watched at least two chases of terns and gulls.

That was it for the excitement. The rest of the day was disappointing: we covered the State Park and found nothing. Lily Lake yielded one Bay-breasted Warbler. I went to the Beanery alone and had just pulled into the parking lot when George Eschenbach reported two Clay-colored Sparrows...at the Beanery! A quick text exchange, George and I made a rendez-vous, I got directions as to where to look, and then...spent more than an hour in the hot sun covering the "pumpkin field" with nary an emberizid to be seen. Giving up and feeling genuinely weak from lack of water, I headed to find a cold beverage, only to see, twenty minutes later, another birder posting...you guessed it...two Clay-colored Sparrows in exactly the spot I'd just left.

While waiting to meet Sandra Kellery, I spent some time at the Hawkwatch, watching the Peregrine show (that WAS nice). She and I walked the State Park one more time (even fewer birds now. The Birding Gods decided to add insult to injury, because I chose to go back to the Beanery; while walking the same field as the morning (to no avail), a text alert noted a Clay-colored Sparrow...at the Hawkwatch feeder! Another one of those days where the thought of chucking the bins seemed attractive. Instead, I took photos of Buckeyes and appreciated lepidoptery.

Heading north, I visited Cresse Lane in Erma (some years ago, the hangout of a Western Kingbird and dozens of Meadowlarks in late December/early January). I had low hopes given the time of day and season, and they were met: one Kestrel and about 50 Mourning Doves was the birdlife there...but it's great looking habitat. It probably was more lively in the morning. Here's hoping for lots of Meadowlarks this winter!

Sandra and I met up at Reeds Beach to look for the shorebirds that Harvey had described seeing the day before. At this hour, the wind was 25 mph from the south and all the birds were huddled on the north side of the jetty. Sandra already wrote about our findings (4 species Peep); it was certainly challenging as we had to steady ourselves in the wind!

All in all, about 75 species for the day. Perhaps I should not have expected more than that on a southerly winds day; certainly the first 90 minutes were the perfect Cape May fall experience.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
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Date: 10/9/17 6:04 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] white winged tern - correction
Has not been seen for at least an hour. Might be gone. Or not. Thats a big area to the
south of the impoundment. Goes for miles.

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Date: 10/9/17 5:07 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] white winged tern - Phila.
Is still being reported from Tinicum. Good luck all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/9/17 4:34 am
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Hummingbird
Hi Jersey Birders,
Yesterday afternoon I had 4 Hummers in the yard. 3 of which were
Ruby-throats and 1 smaller mystery bird.
The Ruby's harassed this bird to no end and it would disappear for long
periods of time.
I only saw it 3x and no sightings after 4PM although I looked until dusk.
It was smaller than the Ruby's with a prominent post ocular stripe,
smallish bill, and in flight a smallish looking tail.
It made a single alarm chip when ever the Ruby's were near by and would fly
off to a neighbors yard.
I have never seen, nor could I find any pics, of a Ruby with this well
defined ocular stripe.
My knee jerk reaction was a young male Costa's.
I will be on point this am, but I really think it left.
If you have a Feeder/Gardens south of Del Haven I would keep a close eye on
them.
Late afternoon is an odd time for a Hummer to take off so I think the
Ruby's drove it off and it went looking for a place to stay the night.
Update: Not seen yet this AM.
The Ruby's are going at it already
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
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Date: 10/8/17 7:02 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] the White-winged Tern again
Bring a scope. But hopefully it won’t be needed. The bird moved from the south end of the impoundment to close to the tower to
the Horseshoe Cove while I was there. My pics are in my report. They are bad. This is me remember…..

Check others’ pics if you want to see a pic.

Good luck all! I had that one in DE. I haven’t added to ebird yet. I am on 2004…...This was a PA and Phila. county bird. And always nice
to see!


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Date: 10/8/17 5:15 pm
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White-winged Tern - Tinicum - Phila.
I would chase that one, and hope it comes close enough for a scope view.
Are you planning on heading down in the morning?

On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 8:04 PM, Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
wrote:

> I will post something as soon as I hear if refound Monday morning. Great
> bird!
> I was lucky to see this late afternoon! Bemoaning traffic the whole way
> there....
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>
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Date: 10/8/17 5:04 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-winged Tern - Tinicum - Phila.
I will post something as soon as I hear if refound Monday morning. Great bird!
I was lucky to see this late afternoon! Bemoaning traffic the whole way there....

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Date: 10/8/17 2:28 pm
From: Stuart and Wendy Malmid <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Monmouth County Audubon Meeting October 11th
Jerseybirders

Join Robert Somes of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program when he presents his program "The NJ Bald Eagle Project" at the next Monmouth County Audubon Society meeting on Wednesday October 11 at 8PM. Meetings take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 200 Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven. The public is welcome and admission is free.

As a result of the use of the pesticide DDT, by 1970 the number of nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in NJ declined to only one pair.
After DDT was banned in 1972 along with the restoration efforts of the biologists within the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) Bald Eagle numbers increased to 150 pairs in 2015 with 199 fledglings.
Robert will discuss the GPS tracking devices being used to collect data which is helping to shed light on the life cycles of non-breeding eagles. Robert will discuss the telemetry results and how improvements in digital camera technology has enabled the NJ Bald Eagle Project to receive more band resightings and photgraphs than ever before.

Robert Somes is a Senior Zoologist with the ENSP. for the past 10 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Stockton University and his Master's degree in Ecology from Rutgers University.His primary projects are the Bald Eagle Project and rare insect conservation. He currently works out of the Assunpink field office.

For directions to the meeting place or additional information about Monmouth County Audubon Society go to
www.monmouthaudubon.org or like us on facebook.com/Monmouthaudubon

Wendy Malmid
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MCAS
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Date: 10/8/17 4:36 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Somerset Naturalists 10/9/17 program on Sandy Hook
Somerset Naturalists will present Jason Denesevich on "A Year of Birding
Sandy Hook" on October 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Bridgewater County
Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater.  All are welcome. For further
information, see http://somersetnaturalists.org/program-2017-2018.htm


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Date: 10/7/17 5:50 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] cape may - jaegers, bittern, shorebirds
I actually went to Cape May today hoping for a great butterfly day! No. And I don't
know why.... but this is Cape May. Theres always something! It took awhile but I
managed a couple jaegers off Coral Ave. Looking into the sun and having everything
far was a recipe for challenging. Monarchs were nectaring on the seaside goldenrod.
Beautiful.
There are gallinules around. 2 at the State Park and 2 at the Meadows. Camden would
be nice! The Bittern cooperated at the Meadows. I saw it half way to the metal bridge
as I walked the west path. I was scanning left. Not right of the path. The Virginia Rails
did not cooperate.

A huge highlight for me was the shorebirds along the jetty at Reeds Beach. Thanks to
Marc for taking me there - and finding us a WR Sandpiper! And thanks Harvey for telling
Marc! Shorebirds have been scarce lately. Why??

Good birding all. And I wish everyone good weather for the big sit tomorrow!

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Date: 10/6/17 6:13 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar and insects
For those who follow the radar and birds - yes insects will show up also.
Theres a report from the Denver area of Painted Ladys moving.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/04/unexpected-front-range-weather-blame-butterflies/

Marilyn sent to me.

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Date: 10/5/17 11:08 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] camden county - Greenwald Park
I had meant to hit Cumberland for a few hours this morning, the tide was high,
full moon - good exploring for sparrows, except a late start..... I hit here instead
before work. The only sparrows I had were song. I need Lincolns and White crowned
for the Camden big year yet. No Yellow rumped warblers. but a Blackpoll. The usual
fall suspects.

Butterfly notes Summer Azure. Seems late, but I am not up on my dates
for butterflies. Painted Ladys. A good fall for them.

Good birding all.

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Date: 10/5/17 9:13 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Piece Meadows this morning
Jerseybirders,

With southwest winds overnight, I wasn't expecting much movement, but I decided to check out the sparrow population at Great Piece Meadow on the north side of Interstate 80 east of Exit 48. A thread on this listserv last year established that, despite the "No Trespassing" signs, birders are allowed to use the area as long as they remain on the dirt road.

I walked the road east about 1-1/2 miles to a wide perpendicular cut through the treeline. That took me through "tall grass" habitat for the first of a mile and then open woodland for the next . The sky was full of migrating Robins; there seemed to be several in the air for the entire 2-1/2 hours I was birding. Also on the wing were icterids, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers, and Bluejays. I saw a few Chimney Swifts and one freshly-molted Bobolink, a species whose non-breeding plumage, I'm coming to realize, is without a doubt some of the most complexly and beautifully patterned on any bird anywhere. I observed this individual in the perfect morning sun and it took my breath away. It even "tink blink tink-a-winked" as it flew in!

Small mixed flocks of sparrows were everywhere, almost all Song and Swamp, always on the move, diving into cover, but a few Lincoln's popped up here and there to check out the source of the spishing, and a few White-throateds appeared as well. In a couple of places there were mixed arboreal flocks...warblers, kinglets, a Blue-headed Vireo singing, Brown Creepers (which I haven't seen since the winter), Phoebes. One Kestrel cruised over the fields, harassed by Bluejays who took advantage of their nearness in size to bully the raptor into leaving.

The habitat at the eastern end of my walk looks very much like Glenhurst Meadows; given that I was 0 for 8 looking for Connecticut Warbler this year at Glenhurst and Garret Mountain, despite extensive searching in appropriate habitat where others had found the species, I would like to think that this under-birded and undisturbed area might harbor one or two during the season and would be amenable to the kind of tall-grasswhacking suggested as the means to flush this furtive migrant. At the very least, the area ought to harbor both northbound and southbound migrants of all species in this quiet and serene landscape (before the nearby skeet shooting range opens).

39 species for the morning, and lungs and legs nicely worked out. What more can one ask for before 8 hours of desk work?

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
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Date: 10/5/17 6:01 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Sep 2017) 46 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 100 108
Bald Eagle 6 90 117
Northern Harrier 0 21 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 281 287
Cooper's Hawk 2 25 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1 6223 6287
Red-tailed Hawk 1 10 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 15 89 95
Merlin 1 29 31
Peregrine Falcon 3 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 19 27

Total: 46 6896 7024
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Patrick Keelen

Observers: Phil Rodriguez, Roger Johnson

Visitors:
Hikers - 9.


Weather:
clear to mostly clear skies, wind NW 9-15+, temp 60-66 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 9:00A, 9:00I, 9:25(2I), 10:47I, 11:00I.

PG - 9:50A, 2:55I, 3:55I.

PK's Bird of the Day: "Although the kestrels put on a nice steady show all
day, it really has to go to the late day Broad-wing that cruised on in."


(Thank you to Patrick for his coverage and report and to Phil and Roger for
keeping PK company!...BH)

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 2.
Ravens - 6.
Scarlet Tanager.
Black-throated Green Warbler.
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Date: 10/5/17 5:55 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 105 113
Bald Eagle 12 102 129
Northern Harrier 5 26 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 296 302
Cooper's Hawk 2 27 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 3 6226 6290
Red-tailed Hawk 2 12 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 96 102
Merlin 2 31 33
Peregrine Falcon 9 16 16
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 19 27

Total: 62 6958 7086
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 18:30:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Brian Butler, Sara Hart, Tom Bailey

Visitors:
Aaron Tidridge - thanks for spending time with us, and thanks for your
spotting! And BB thanks you for the loan!
LuLu & Gidget Butler.

Hikers - 13 plus A.T. SOBO 'Artistocat'.


Weather:
clear skies early to mostly cloudy and back to clear by end of day, wind NW
2-6 to calm late, temp 50-68 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 11:15I, 11:35A, 11:50I, 12:58I, 1:10A, 1:37A, 2:09(2I), 2:34I,
5:16(2I), 5:21I.

PG - 11:55A, 1:35, 5:11A, 5:12A, 5:13A, 5:40(2A), 5:46A, 6:05A.

Thanks to Sara, Tom, and Brian B. for their company and conversation today.
We didn't have great numbers, but it was more a 'quality day', not
quantity. The day included some nice eagle action, 5 harriers, 3
broad-wings that moved through together, and an incredible peregrine show
at the end of the day.

In less than one hour, SH and I had 7 adult PGs pass (see listed
times)--all giving sweet, close looks on the river side (hey BB, you didn't
even need your bins!). The real highlight was having three of these make
dives at the owl decoy. We sat and watched in awe, hardly able to contain
our excitement as one after another passed. And the late day sunlight on
the peregrines only added to the already magical afternoon.
It was a "Wow!" moment times seven.

Any one of the peregrines could be Bird of the Day, but the prize goes to
the PG that made repeated passes at the decoy as we sat breathless.

Non-raptor Observations:
BVs & TVs.
Ravens - 2.
Palm Warbler.
Canada Geese - first flocks of season, moving all day.
Monarchs - 38.
Buck Moths.
Painted Lady.
Praying Mantis - 2.
Walking Stick - 1.
Coyotes - heard calling at bottom of mountain by BH & SH just after
sunset...nice way to end the day.
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Date: 10/4/17 5:37 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Migrating Warblers
I had a group of 5 palm warblers at the Library in Jackson. Seemed to be a family group as they were feeding together and chasing around. Also had the saddest window strike I've ever seen. This Pine Warbler struck the plexiglass at the outdoor rink and was killed instantly. I buried it under the oaks with a prayer and an acorn.

https://flic.kr/p/YKdpzW


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Date: 10/4/17 2:20 pm
From: Fred Weber <fuagtics57...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Philadelphia Vireo
I saw a bright yellow Philadelphia Vireo today (10/4) at Phairs Pond at the north end of the Celery Farm in Bergen County. It was in the big Pin Oak with a Red-eyed Vireo, and a BT Green, a Black & White, and a few Yellow-rumped warblers around 1 pm.

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Date: 10/3/17 7:41 pm
From: Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upcoming NJ Audubon Young Birders Club trips
Jerseybirders,

We have two upcoming field trips for young birder this month:

Sunday October 15 at Sandy Hook

Saturday October 21 at Cape May

Both trips should offer young birders and their parents/guardian a chance to witness the flow of migratory birds as they move south during one of the best months of the year for birding in NJ. We can expect a variety of birds from waterfowl, hawks, and shorebirds to warblers and sparrows on these excursions.

If you know of young birders who may be interested (ages 11-17) in the NJ Audubon Young Birders Club in general or these two trips, please contact me for more info.

Thanks,

Scott Barnes
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Assitant Director, Eco-Travel
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Date: 10/3/17 5:52 pm
From: Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9/30 - Lark Sparrow, Piping Plovers
Sorry for the late post. At Sandy Hook on 9/30/17, there was a Lark
Sparrow along the bike trail in the northeast corner of the U.S. Lifesaving
Station parking lot. Also, there were two Piping Plovers in the wrack
about a 100 yards south of the end of Fisherman's Trail.

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Flemington, NJ


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Date: 10/3/17 5:49 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] sparrows - great bay blvd.
Hello,
I started at Forsythe. Low tide. Not good! Hardly any shorebirds. Pintails
back in numbers. I got tired of counting. I kept scanning the saltmarsh grass
areas for Nelsons and Saltmarsh Sparrow. I don't have much success with
these scanning like this. I prefer walking an area at high tide. So I left and hit
Tuckerton instead of doing a second loop around as the tide came in.
Glad I did - it wasnt high tide yet. But with the near full moon, water levels
were perfect! Only I didn't have my muck boots with me.....

I still did very well! The east side of the saltmarsh area was the best.
I will enter my ebird list shortly for those interested. I want to check
my pics first to see if I managed anything. I do try with this..... I am not
very good...... I enjoy others pics!

Didn't stay too long. It was getting toward dusk. Tide was still coming in.
And I didn't want a repeat of three years ago with me getting stuck behind
a flood!

No Bitterns. Seemed like a good time for them. Dusk and a rising tide.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/3/17 4:47 am
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Plover update
Hi Jersey Birders,
Thanks to the handful of birders who responded to my post.
The white underwing coverts seem to be confusing the issue. It may be that
Juvenile American Golden Plovers (AMGP) will show white underwings.
Good luck finding that in ANY of the literature but a few pics online of
AMGP do show white underwings.
I always thought white underwing coverts were diagnostic for European
Golden Plover. (EUGP)
Are these shots overexposed or is this the norm?
I went out to eBird to look at the reports of the EUGP Mike Hiotis found
and also Jesse Amesbury's.
The pics show both birds with fairly large bills and and not so short legs.
I just wonder if you line up 100 European Golden Plovers will you find the
same crazy variations that we see with Semipalmated sandpipers?
I'm guessing you will*.*
This plover was different looking than the AMGP it was with.
If Juvie AMGP's do have white underwings the game has changed and a distant
plover in flight with white underwings in Fall may be a problem to ID.
Hopefully it's still around and someone will hear it call.
Oddly when checking the Records for NJ I do not see Mike Hiotis listed as
the finder of the EUGP from 2014.
He's not even mentioned
eBird notes him as the finder. Anyone know whats up with this?
Good Birding,
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Date: 10/3/17 4:44 am
From: Karenne Snow <njwren46...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Plover update
Thanks for the research and sharing Harvey. Your curiousity about birds'
differences keeps adding to my knowledge.

Now I want to do some comparisons with my "Pacific Golden Plover"
pictures...in old slide format so this will take a while...LOL.

Karenne
Medford

On Oct 3, 2017 7:34 AM, "Harvey Tomlinson" <oddbirdsin...> wrote:

> Hi Jersey Birders,
> Thanks to the handful of birders who responded to my post.
> The white underwing coverts seem to be confusing the issue. It may be that
> Juvenile American Golden Plovers (AMGP) will show white underwings.
> Good luck finding that in ANY of the literature but a few pics online of
> AMGP do show white underwings.
> I always thought white underwing coverts were diagnostic for European
> Golden Plover. (EUGP)
> Are these shots overexposed or is this the norm?
> I went out to eBird to look at the reports of the EUGP Mike Hiotis found
> and also Jesse Amesbury's.
> The pics show both birds with fairly large bills and and not so short legs.
> I just wonder if you line up 100 European Golden Plovers will you find the
> same crazy variations that we see with Semipalmated sandpipers?
> I'm guessing you will*.*
> This plover was different looking than the AMGP it was with.
> If Juvie AMGP's do have white underwings the game has changed and a distant
> plover in flight with white underwings in Fall may be a problem to ID.
> Hopefully it's still around and someone will hear it call.
> Oddly when checking the Records for NJ I do not see Mike Hiotis listed as
> the finder of the EUGP from 2014.
> He's not even mentioned
> eBird notes him as the finder. Anyone know whats up with this?
> Good Birding,
> Harvey Tomlinson
> Del Haven NJ
>
>
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Date: 10/3/17 4:42 am
From: Bert Filemyr <afilemyr...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Probable European Golden Plover - More
Good morning Harvey and all,

Yesterday right after 12 noon, Mike Rosengarten and I had an interesting plover along the south dike of Brig.
Harvey had two plovers there earlier in the day but we only had one. The bird we saw might have been one of the birds Harvey saw.
Our initial thought was American Golden-Plover based on the caped look. But once we got home and Mike looked at his pictures he has serious second thoughts.
We both thought it could have been a juvenile Black-bellied Plover.
Now based on Harvey's posts we are wondering.
We have limited experience with this type of plovers other than Black-bellied or American Golden-Plover.

Take a look at this bird and share any comments, thoughts, etc.
http://www.thefilemyrs.com/Birding/BirdPhotographs/2017Pictures/2017_10_02Plover/index.html


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Sent: Monday, October 02, 2017 4:47 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Probable European Golden Plover

Hi Jersey Birders,
This morning at Brig myself and 2 birders from MA had 2 Golden Plovers along the south dike.
One was obviously an American Golden Plover the other....we just couldn't get it to fit.
One of the plovers had a shorter wing point ( barely past the tail) a shorter looking bill and overall chunkier looking.
They finally flew a bit and we saw the brown rumps and just chalked it up to variations of an American Golden Plover.
I just processed my pics and the bird has Bright White Underwing coverts.
Note that the wings are shaded from the sun so it's not exposure issues.
I've put up 2 shots. One of the underwings and the other of wing point.
IMHO this is an European Golden Plover which also explains why it was different looking than the AGPL it was with.
Please let me know what you think
I've been down this road before
Thanks
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
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Date: 10/2/17 1:53 pm
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink sparrows
I had 4 Lincolns today (3 on the dirt road that parallels Lake Assunpink)
and 1 in the fields not far from the Stone Tavern lake parking lot. At
least 8 Swamps and 10 or so Savannahs.
Some holdovers include White-throat, Field, Song, House(?), Eastern Towhee
and Chipping (getting scarce)
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Date: 10/2/17 1:46 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Probable European Golden Plover
Hi Jersey Birders,
This morning at Brig myself and 2 birders from MA had 2 Golden Plovers
along the south dike.
One was obviously an American Golden Plover the other....we just couldn't
get it to fit.
One of the plovers had a shorter wing point ( barely past the tail) a
shorter looking bill and overall chunkier looking.
They finally flew a bit and we saw the brown rumps and just chalked it up
to variations of an American Golden Plover.
I just processed my pics and the bird has Bright White Underwing coverts.
Note that the wings are shaded from the sun so it's not exposure issues.
I've put up 2 shots. One of the underwings and the other of wing point.
IMHO this is an European Golden Plover which also explains why it was
different looking than the AGPL it was with.
Please let me know what you think
I've been down this road before
Thanks
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven NJ


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Date: 10/2/17 11:53 am
From: Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Chasing the Great White
I work in Piscataway. And so, when I got one of those @#@#$#@ texts that tempt me away from my desk, I literally jumped up at this one and the chance to get a good look at Piscataway's leucistic Red-tailed hawk. I've seen it 3-4 times over the past decade on my way to and from work. But this time, maybe I'd be able to get a good look and a good photo as I had my camera today.

You all know Red-tails. They sit for hours alongside of highways, impassive in the face of howling traffic. Obvious. Can't miss 'em.

Unless, of course, they are bright white!!!

I think I was on Rt. 18 near the stadium (its regular , if intermittent, hangout) in 10-15 minutes. I did this a year or so ago and got to see the bird flying off into the distance:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/98494447@N06/23852876759/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/98494447@N06/24112649352/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/98494447@N06/24194623636/in/dateposted-public/


But today? I made several loops, in the slow lane of Rt 18, on the various exit and access ramps. Nope, nothing, nada. No bright white against the still green trees in the beautiful bright autumn sunshine. Gone. The great white had moved off.

I have a much deeper understanding of Herman Melville.

Good birding everyone.

SA

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Date: 10/2/17 8:30 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Home birding, Camden County
Some what influenced by David La Puma’s recent post on bird migration during NE winds, I spent my vacation day morning around the yard and the powerline behind my home hoping for newly arrived passerines.

I was curious and it was a personal experiment. I was not interested in heading over to known fall out location or migration trap.

Getting up so early to look for birds dropping from the sky at the powerline did not pan out. I did not see much and birding was slow. Then after 8AM or so, the sunny side of my yard had some new birds. Black-throated Blue and Black-throated Green.

My morning bird list is lame but no regret. Mike Crew once wrote to me that he used to live near my town and his birding stories in Camden County. Perhaps, Mike is also my motivation to bird at homewoods as well.

Yong Kong
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Date: 10/1/17 6:44 pm
From: Karenne Snow <njwren46...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Albino Red-tailed Hawk
A friend and I took advantage of this perfectly beautiful day to kayak from
Bordentown up the Crosswicks Creek.

The most birds we saw was a huge flock of Red-winged Blackbirds feasting on
wild rice. The most unusual sighting was an albino Red-tailed Hawk sharing
air space with two adult Bald Eagles.

And some Monarchs were on the move. It was a great day on the water.

Karenne
Medford


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Date: 10/1/17 6:15 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Haddonfield swift roost
Is still going strong. I got there too late. Birds were already entering
the chimney. And then they all entered within a few minutes! Thats
always a treat to see. Hard to count though!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/1/17 6:11 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Thank you David L. - Why NOT migration on NE winds?
Oh, Thank you so much David for your comments.

You described my Homewood's fall migration to perfection. I make the effort
the get out to the poweline behind my house during the early fall mornings.
Once in a while I do luck out and witness over night fall passerines drop
from the sky as the morning sun is about to rise.

Poof....within a few minutes all warblers just landed are gone. And I am
late to work with no warbler list for the morning

Yong Kong
Camden County

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From: David Lapuma
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 6:26 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?

In short, they absolutely do migrate on NE winds, although that typically
drifts the bulk of migration inland rather than to the coastal plain. Birds
disperse more easily inland as there is more available habitat and no
confining coastline so they're harder to detect on the ground in the
morning. With northwest winds across the region we get a greater proportion
of the distribution concentrated along the coast and funneled into migration
bottlenecks like Cape May (and in the spring, on SW winds, Sandy Hook and
Garret Mtn.).

Good birding

David

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Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:54:05 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?

I've long imbibed the general wisdom that we do not get migration on NE
winds, and that's been my experience also. But, why not? All those
migrating birds from New England and eastern Canada either must travel
down the East Coast and get stopped at the right angle that is New
Jersey - OR they must launch out over the open Atlantic. Is that what
they do? I know some do, but not all of them? What seems to happen is
that the passerines migrate southwest to NJ on *northwest* winds. But
why? It would seem easier for them to take advantage of our rather
frequent northeast winds?

Any weather/birding mavens who could weigh in?

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/1/17 1:28 pm
From: Anne Bekker <anne.sarah.bekker...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White throats
Interesting -- in NW Philadelphia, I just had my earliest ever winter wren
on 9/28 (as well as 2 white-throateds), and my earliest ever hermit thrush
on 9/29.

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, jeanine apgar <jga-2...> wrote:

> Yes, at least 4 here in the South Jersey pinelands. I watched two eating
> fox grapes this morning. This is also the earliest arrival for me of a
> Winter Wren and Hermit Thrush. Gray Catbirds, Common Yellowthroats, Eastern
> Towhees are still present. Many Ruby-crowned and Golden Crowned Kinglets
> have been here for a week now.
>
> Jeanine Apgar
>
> Galloway
>
>
> On 10/1/2017 9:50 AM, David Kaplan wrote:
>
>> Have people been seeing them? Saw a bunch at Garret yesterday. Wondering
>> if that's early.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
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Date: 10/1/17 7:12 am
From: jeanine apgar <jga-2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White throats
Yes, at least 4 here in the South Jersey pinelands. I watched two eating
fox grapes this morning. This is also the earliest arrival for me of a
Winter Wren and Hermit Thrush. Gray Catbirds, Common Yellowthroats,
Eastern Towhees are still present. Many Ruby-crowned and Golden Crowned
Kinglets have been here for a week now.

Jeanine Apgar

Galloway


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> Have people been seeing them? Saw a bunch at Garret yesterday. Wondering if that's early.
>
> Dave
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Date: 10/1/17 6:54 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] White throats
It was reported that White throats were seen at Sandy Hook yesterday.



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Have people been seeing them? Saw a bunch at Garret yesterday. Wondering if that's early.

Dave


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Date: 10/1/17 6:50 am
From: David Kaplan <kaplans263...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White throats
Have people been seeing them? Saw a bunch at Garret yesterday. Wondering if that's early.

Dave


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Date: 10/1/17 6:05 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?
Thanks, David!  That make sense.  I also received an off list comment
that NW winds typically come with a cold front, bringing a pressure
change, that might have some effect as well.

Susan Treesh
Somerset



On 10/1/2017 6:26 AM, David Lapuma wrote:
> In short, they absolutely do migrate on NE winds, although that typically drifts the bulk of migration inland rather than to the coastal plain. Birds disperse more easily inland as there is more available habitat and no confining coastline so they're harder to detect on the ground in the morning. With northwest winds across the region we get a greater proportion of the distribution concentrated along the coast and funneled into migration bottlenecks like Cape May (and in the spring, on SW winds, Sandy Hook and Garret Mtn.).
>
> Good birding
>
> David
>
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> Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:54:05 PM
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> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?
>
> I've long imbibed the general wisdom that we do not get migration on NE
> winds, and that's been my experience also. But, why not? All those
> migrating birds from New England and eastern Canada either must travel
> down the East Coast and get stopped at the right angle that is New
> Jersey - OR they must launch out over the open Atlantic. Is that what
> they do? I know some do, but not all of them? What seems to happen is
> that the passerines migrate southwest to NJ on *northwest* winds. But
> why? It would seem easier for them to take advantage of our rather
> frequent northeast winds?
>
> Any weather/birding mavens who could weigh in?
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
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Date: 10/1/17 5:20 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hummers
Yesterday, a hummer spent most of the day here supping from the feeder.
This morning, yet another has appeared.

Susie R
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 10/1/17 3:27 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?
In short, they absolutely do migrate on NE winds, although that typically drifts the bulk of migration inland rather than to the coastal plain. Birds disperse more easily inland as there is more available habitat and no confining coastline so they're harder to detect on the ground in the morning. With northwest winds across the region we get a greater proportion of the distribution concentrated along the coast and funneled into migration bottlenecks like Cape May (and in the spring, on SW winds, Sandy Hook and Garret Mtn.).

Good birding

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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?

I've long imbibed the general wisdom that we do not get migration on NE
winds, and that's been my experience also. But, why not? All those
migrating birds from New England and eastern Canada either must travel
down the East Coast and get stopped at the right angle that is New
Jersey - OR they must launch out over the open Atlantic. Is that what
they do? I know some do, but not all of them? What seems to happen is
that the passerines migrate southwest to NJ on *northwest* winds. But
why? It would seem easier for them to take advantage of our rather
frequent northeast winds?

Any weather/birding mavens who could weigh in?

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 9/30/17 1:54 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Why NOT migration on NE winds?
I've long imbibed the general wisdom that we do not get migration on NE
winds, and that's been my experience also. But, why not?  All those
migrating birds from New England and eastern Canada either must travel
down the East Coast and get stopped at the right angle that is New
Jersey - OR they must launch out over the open Atlantic.  Is that what
they do?  I know some do, but not all of them?  What seems to happen is
that the passerines migrate southwest to NJ on *northwest* winds.  But
why? It would seem easier for them to take advantage of our rather
frequent northeast winds?

Any weather/birding mavens who could weigh in?

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 9/30/17 1:50 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] shorebirds Cumberland and raptors
Hello,
Had migrants around. And this is Cumberland - so stuff flying around even
if not a morning flight! Had Lincolns Sparrows, both Palms, Phoebes, etc. Swainsons
thrush, Thrashers. That trail at Strawberry Ave. - Bivalve is good for migrants.

And raptors - this isnt Cape May, but I had stuff early. Then the cloud cover
shut things down. Eagles, Broad winged Hawks. That was neat, I had a group low.
I think they just took off from a roost. Thats not something I see every day! Again,
this was the strawberry ave. trail area. Harriers, coopers and sharpies, etc.

Bivalve - strawberry ave. is not good for shorebirds anymore. That was years ago before
the grass. I do have some other mud flats however. Like the heislerville cove
area at low tide. And it does have to be low tide. Had a Golden plover in with a loose
flock of BB Plovers. Western Willets, LB Dows, etc. My low tide spot in the area.
My high tide spot in this area is that NE corner of the north impoundment. Birds roost
there. Alas, the Spoonbill does seem to be gone. Birders were looking this morning.
I presume the bike path area. And I looked this afternoon from the dikes.

Butterfly notes - Monarchs and Buckeyes everywhere!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/30/17 12:30 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9/30/17
Sandy Hook experienced overnight NW winds turning to west; a narrow band
of showers seemed to pass over around 2 am.  This setup seemed ideal to
me for a good migration.  What I found was a moderate migration heavily
concentrated into a few species.  Phoebes! I have never seen so many
phoebes.  I usually had multiple phoebes in sight throughout my time
there.  Also, a big flicker day. There were plenty of both kinglets
around as well, but it was far from one of the Hook's characteristic
"kinglet days."  Warblers in the single digits, except for redstarts. 
However, several FOS (for me) birds made an appearance: brown creeper,
white-throated sparrow, yellow-rumped warbler (gulp), and a nice
gray-cheeked thrush, almost catbird gray, with an abundance of charcoal
spots.  No hoped for Lincoln's sparrow there for me today, though I'm
sure someone must have had one.

I thought a good hawk flight would develop, but all the hawks and
falcons I saw (sharpies and Coopers, peregrines and merlins) were
hunting close to the ground.

Good birding,

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 9/30/17 10:44 am
From: Steve Byland <stevebylandnaturephotography...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bald Eagles Along The Watchung Ridge
Not surprisingly, I've been seeing quite a few Bald Eagles flying over my house along the Watchung Ridge. Interestingly, yesterday I had 5 in about 2 hours and only one was not a Juvenile (aka hatch-year bird). Probably half of the dozen or so birds in the past few days were also first year birds. Hopefully, that means it was a good year for nesting up north.

As others have noted, huge numbers of Canada Geese moving and noted one very small individual in one group. Groups have almost all been 20-30 birds.

Numerous species feeding on pokeberries in the yard. A dozen or more White-throated Sparrows among them.

Nature Notes: Huge numbers of Monarch Butterflies moving. Painted Lady Butterflies as well, but not as many as last week. Still one Green Frog in my backyard pond (photo at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_byland/36703805574/ ). He grew up in my pond from a tadpole and growing fast.

Steve Byland
Warren Township


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Date: 9/30/17 9:08 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Home yard and Homewood's birding, Camden County
This grumpy bird watcher got up early this morning and headed out towards the Homewood's powerline with Cory and Pilsner, hoping and praying there would be some migrants. Grumpy only because I was not at Higbee and Cape Island to correct some of the bird ID mistakes made from the day before.

To my surprise, migrants from overnight were out already along the sunny edges and many more were dropping from the sky. Today’s Homewood's warblers that I was unable to find at Higbee yesterday were Black-throated Blue and Yellow-rumped. Also, an osprey over the poweline wires and my home is no way near large bodies of water.

Also, two sharpies and and a coop against the back drop blue morning sky at a near by sand mine that I will call Camden County hawk watch morning.

Just as when I started to lose all faith in homeyard local patch birding (once again), mother nature sucks me back in. So glad I did not go nuts this morning and got on the Parkway south bound to Exit Zero.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 9/29/17 5:20 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar - interesting
I was dreaming thinking it would be a whole weekend of NW winds.
Westerly though - as in SW. Theres a rain line coming through. Will
that put stuff down? Will stuff move behind it? Do I stick in Camden
Sat? Do I hit Cumberland? I doubt very highly a morning flight at
East Point if the winds don't shift until 7 00 am or so to the NW.
Choices, choices.

Was at Tinicum nwr - Heinz - in Philly this morning. With the American
birding expo field trip. Love that place! Trips are also Sat. and Sunday
morning starting at 7:00 for those interested. Free. And you meet lots
of good people! I'll be there Sunday.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/29/17 5:06 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] My Higbee
For me, for some reason, it takes so much effort to get down to Higbee and Cape Island, But this morning I made the effort. Another $ 9 in tolls and gas. As I have done before, I birded from 7AM to 5PM, non-stop, to get my moneys worth.

After all that effort, I stunk up the place. All day long with miss IDs and Un-IDs. Some photos of my day on my Flickr.

Worst part is I did not have to bird alone. Harvey and Linda were waiting for me at Field 1 to show me birds. As I got near the Field 1, I had a panic attack and never met up w/ Harvey and Linda, and ended up birding solo.

Some photos of my day on my Flickr.

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

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 9/29/17 11:00 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Better day
Good afternoon, birders,

I hadn't planned on doing any birding today, but vaulted from my home office for some "fast-n-furious" birding at Garret Mountain after Bill Elrick found a Connecticut Warbler. Despite my arriving at the spot where he'd seen it in 32 minutes, and despite scouring the area in all directions for almost two hours, I had no luck on Oporonis Agilis. Neither did Evan Cutler, nor Bill himself, both of whom I met up with.

There were lots of other pleasant consolations, however: the trees were filled with fast moving splotches of olive, yellow, white, blue, and black. Eleven kinds of warblers, three kinds of vireos--including a rare-for-the-locale (?) Yellow-throated and two really beautiful Blue-headeds, both kinglets, Winter Wren, Scarlet Tanager, and a Lincoln's Sparrow were among the 40 species I saw or heard.

It was very nice to be surrounded by passerines again; I'd missed the thrill of little sprites moving quickly through the trees!

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly, NJ



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Date: 9/29/17 5:40 am
From: Karenne Snow <njwren46...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
I was finally able to make it down to the Delaware Bay shore yesterday
afternoon. I have no theories about why and who I saw and I saw just a few
birds. But it was a gorgeous - if windy - day.

I walked the bike trail at Heislerville for four blue jays, a kingfisher,
two great blue herons, four great egrets, six greater yellowlegs, an imm
little blue, a caspian tern, a forsters tern, and several laughing and
herring gulls. A small flock of dunlins flew up. On the drive around I came
across 4 cormorants.

The roseate spoonbill was not around that I could see.

Only the monarch butterflies did much purposeful flying. But two bald
eagles (adult and imm) and five turkey vultures were soaring - great winds
for that.

At East Point there were five sanderlings at the abbreviated beach. At
Thompson's Beach a few herring gulls hung around and four clapper rails
called.

At Moore's Beach there was a bonanza of monarch butterflies, settling in
for the night on seaside goldenrod. Also two grackles and an osprey. And
two immature plovers who did not have a solid breast band (Wilson's?) and
did not have a larger bill (semi-palmated?) The light and angle made it
impossible for me to see a color on their legs. They were both paler than I
expected for Semi-palmated. Unfortunately, I can't even see them in the
pics I took.

But I have a great picture of the monarchs coming in to roost!

Karenne
Medford NJ

On Sep 28, 2017 10:20 PM, "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496...> wrote:

> Jerseybirders,
>
> Based on ruminations made by several birders on various forums that today
> would be a great day for migrants (north or northwest winds, cooler temps
> after days of hot and stultifying weather), I decided to try Garret
> Mountain in the morning. Between 6:45 and 8:10, I saw a grand total of no
> more than 110 total individual birds of only 23 species, without hearing or
> seeing a single migrant other than a group of Northern Flickers.
>
> Thinking I had missed out on "the big flight" and finding myself with a
> bit of time in the late afternoon, I went to Halifax Road in Mahwah,
> another usually-good migrant area, especially for sparrows and buntings,
> but often for other species as well. In more than an hour, I saw a grand
> total of 30 individual birds (14 species).
>
> So: what were other birders' experiences today? Was there a good flight
> elsewhere, or were there just small numbers of birds on these seemingly
> perfect north/northwest winds? Anyone have a theory?
>
> Good birding,
>
> Marc Chelemer
> Tenafly, NJ
>
>
>
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Date: 9/28/17 8:08 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
Lots of raptors on the wind, the birds were scared. Very low and subdued when found.

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> On Sep 28, 2017, at 10:57 PM, Tom Brown <tshrike19...> wrote:
>
> Looking at coastal data, there was an easterly component to the wind until
> after midnight, and even when it shifted to the north and nw there were
> light winds, generally resulting in a more dispersed movement.
>
> Tom Brown
>
>
>> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:20 PM CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> wrote:
>>
>> Jerseybirders,
>>
>> Based on ruminations made by several birders on various forums that today
>> would be a great day for migrants (north or northwest winds, cooler temps
>> after days of hot and stultifying weather), I decided to try Garret
>> Mountain in the morning. Between 6:45 and 8:10, I saw a grand total of no
>> more than 110 total individual birds of only 23 species, without hearing or
>> seeing a single migrant other than a group of Northern Flickers.
>>
>> Thinking I had missed out on "the big flight" and finding myself with a
>> bit of time in the late afternoon, I went to Halifax Road in Mahwah,
>> another usually-good migrant area, especially for sparrows and buntings,
>> but often for other species as well. In more than an hour, I saw a grand
>> total of 30 individual birds (14 species).
>>
>> So: what were other birders' experiences today? Was there a good flight
>> elsewhere, or were there just small numbers of birds on these seemingly
>> perfect north/northwest winds? Anyone have a theory?
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Marc Chelemer
>> Tenafly, NJ
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
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Date: 9/28/17 7:57 pm
From: Tom Brown <tshrike19...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
Looking at coastal data, there was an easterly component to the wind until
after midnight, and even when it shifted to the north and nw there were
light winds, generally resulting in a more dispersed movement.

Tom Brown


On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:20 PM CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> wrote:

> Jerseybirders,
>
> Based on ruminations made by several birders on various forums that today
> would be a great day for migrants (north or northwest winds, cooler temps
> after days of hot and stultifying weather), I decided to try Garret
> Mountain in the morning. Between 6:45 and 8:10, I saw a grand total of no
> more than 110 total individual birds of only 23 species, without hearing or
> seeing a single migrant other than a group of Northern Flickers.
>
> Thinking I had missed out on "the big flight" and finding myself with a
> bit of time in the late afternoon, I went to Halifax Road in Mahwah,
> another usually-good migrant area, especially for sparrows and buntings,
> but often for other species as well. In more than an hour, I saw a grand
> total of 30 individual birds (14 species).
>
> So: what were other birders' experiences today? Was there a good flight
> elsewhere, or were there just small numbers of birds on these seemingly
> perfect north/northwest winds? Anyone have a theory?
>
> Good birding,
>
> Marc Chelemer
> Tenafly, NJ
>
>
>
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Date: 9/28/17 7:43 pm
From: celticcail <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?


I thought that today might be great because of the cold front but based on radar Wednesday night, North Jersey didn't look like it would get much today so I stayed home, which sounds like it was the right move!  The radar tonight is looking pretty good for movement right now so tomorrow should be better!  :)
Cailin O'Connor Pompton Lakes 

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From: "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496...>
Date: 9/28/17 10:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?

Jerseybirders,

Based on ruminations made by several birders on various forums that today would be a great day for migrants (north or northwest winds, cooler temps after days of hot and stultifying weather), I decided to try Garret Mountain in the morning.  Between 6:45 and 8:10, I saw a grand total of no more than 110 total individual birds of only 23 species, without hearing or seeing a single migrant other than a group of Northern Flickers.

Thinking I had missed out on "the big flight" and finding myself with a bit of time in the late afternoon, I went to Halifax Road in Mahwah, another usually-good migrant area, especially for sparrows and buntings, but often for other species as well.  In more than an hour, I saw a grand total of 30 individual birds (14 species).

So:  what were other birders' experiences today?  Was there a good flight elsewhere, or were there just small numbers of birds on these seemingly perfect north/northwest winds?  Anyone have a theory?

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly, NJ



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Date: 9/28/17 7:21 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Where were the birds?
Jerseybirders,

Based on ruminations made by several birders on various forums that today would be a great day for migrants (north or northwest winds, cooler temps after days of hot and stultifying weather), I decided to try Garret Mountain in the morning. Between 6:45 and 8:10, I saw a grand total of no more than 110 total individual birds of only 23 species, without hearing or seeing a single migrant other than a group of Northern Flickers.

Thinking I had missed out on "the big flight" and finding myself with a bit of time in the late afternoon, I went to Halifax Road in Mahwah, another usually-good migrant area, especially for sparrows and buntings, but often for other species as well. In more than an hour, I saw a grand total of 30 individual birds (14 species).

So: what were other birders' experiences today? Was there a good flight elsewhere, or were there just small numbers of birds on these seemingly perfect north/northwest winds? Anyone have a theory?

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly, NJ



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Date: 9/28/17 5:44 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] spoonbill
was seen Tues. I just saw the ebird report. Maybe still around.
Please post if anyone sees. There are still birders who haven’t seen.



Sandra Keller
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Date: 9/27/17 3:25 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland shorebirds
Marilyn and I went exploring this hot muggy day.

First - the spoonbill might be gone. We stopped quickly at the north
impoundment - no bird. And another birder was coming down the bike
path - no success for her. It has moved around before.

Our favorite spot this afternoon was Moores Beach Rd. High tide, so we
had stuff roosting on the beach. Close. A very nice study of Semipalm
and Western Sandpipers. And its rare that I can see Semipalm plovers
close enough to age them. I actually recommend Moores beach rd. area
at low to medium tide. But it sure worked out today at high tide.

Kestrels along Moores Beach Rd. as we drove out. I need to get to
the hawk watch in Cape May for some hawks!

Thompsons Beach Rd. - we struck out with Saltmarsh sparrows.

Butterfly notes - Common Buckeyes everywhere.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/27/17 4:02 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] heislerville spoonbill - thanks for continuing reporting
I do want to thank everyone who has continued to report this bird in all
the media.  I know it's a long-staying bird, and reports naturally drop
off, but birders are still coming for it. I only managed to get to
Heislerville last Sunday, but I encountered several other birders who
had driven some distances to observe it, including a gentleman from New
York who got it for a lifer!  So, keep reporting those rarities, even if
you think *everyone* has seen it.

I wonder if the massive cold front arriving tonight will finally sweep
it away?

Susan Treesh
Somerset


On 9/25/2017 2:29 PM, Sandra Keller wrote:
> Marilyn and I walked the bike path north. It's .75 miles from gate to
> gate. I need to check that spot out on a migration morning! East
> point rd. then here. Hopefully by this weekend that front will be
> cleared.
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
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Date: 9/26/17 5:02 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birding without the Bird Text Alert
My cell phone died on the way home after a fantastic birding day down at Cape Island with Harvey T. and Steve G. last week. I did not get a new phone until the past Sunday 9-24.

What a surreal experience it has been birding without the South Jersey Text Alert (run by Dave W.) and the CMBO Text Alert, or without the eBird during the day.

I mostly birded around my yard and the homewoods during that time, and I stunk up the place as I could not find any good birds. I was in search of CONW as a yard bird. I had assumed others were finding good birds based all that hype about the anticipated flight on the 20th and the days following.

For those who want to experience my past birding week, leave the phone home and shut yourself out from the outside force. Or for those who does not want to experience my surreal birding experience last week, make sure your cell phone is in working order.

For what it’s worth, I lucked out on seven Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Johnson Sod Farm during my usual fast-n-furious lunch time birding today. When those buffies are at great distance and I only had about 10 min to observe without the scope, I just wondered if one of those seven actually could be a Ruff by a remote chance.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 9/26/17 4:28 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden - semipalm plover
Finally! That was a surprisingly tough one to get for the county.
Big Timber Creek area - Camden side. And it promptly flew to the
Gloucester side! I still need Pec, Dunlin, Dows, Snowy Egret,
Little Blue, etc. I enjoyed Big Timber - Camden. A nice watch of
stuff moving around as they picked a spot to feed or roost. Great
Egrets were everywhere.

Still quite a few Caspians at Floodgates. Including 2 of the white forehead
types. I just finished reading the account in Olsen and Larsson - Terns
of Europe and North America. These are either first spring - summer birds
or variant adults in winter plumage. Birds are variable. I enjoy. And thats
a great book that I recommend.

If that front clears by Sat, I am at East Point! Although I think its clearing for
friday. Temps are dropping. I will be at Tinicum then.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/26/17 11:40 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites
In past years there have been two reliable sites for viewing wintering
Sandhill Cranes in Somerset County. One is the two agricultural fields
south of Weston Road at the intersection with Mettlers Road. The other is
the field west of Randolph Road. Drove past both sites today and they are
planted in beans instead of corn. Sandhills like corn, but not beans, so
these two sites might not be attractive to Sandhills this winter. But I did
find some cornfields nearby along Schoolhouse Road, near where it
intersects with Weston Canal Road. Also found a cornfield right across the
D&R Canal from there, where the road turns toward Manville. These latter
sites may be worth checking out in a month or two...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 9/25/17 3:06 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Blue-phase Snow Geese (photo)
Photographed two blue-phase Snow Geese in Johnson Park today...never seen
them there before...from what I've read this species has not been
domesticated...

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/37288598402/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 9/25/17 11:29 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] heislerville spoonbill continues
Marilyn and I walked the bike path north. It's .75 miles from gate to
gate. I need to check that spot out on a migration morning! East
point rd. then here. Hopefully by this weekend that front will be
cleared.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/25/17 7:25 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (23 Sep 2017) 76 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 91 99
Bald Eagle 2 84 111
Northern Harrier 1 20 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 41 259 265
Cooper's Hawk 1 21 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 9 6218 6282
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 74 80
Merlin 4 28 30
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 17 25

Total: 76 6826 6954
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Jim Thomson, Scott Wood

Visitors:
Denise Thomson, Graeme Clark.

Hikers - 35 plus "Wuss" who is hiking from the U.S.-Canada border in Maine
to Key West!!! Keep on keeping on!!!!

Also Kristine, Matt, Rob, and Kathy from Kinnelon, NJ--nice chatting with
you and thanks for checking out what Raccoon Ridge is all about!


Weather:
clear blue skies w/ hazy visibility, wind NW 1-11, temp 62-84 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 12:11I, 12:20A.

Bird of the Day easily goes to the 1:55 immature Peregrine that came down
the ridge and pulled up over the lookout, giving us eye-popping looks! Wow
Wow Wow!!!! It circled leisurely as we watched slack-jawed. It 'played'
with a vulture before moving back to the NE...hence, not counted. Only
regret is that Graeme missed this bird (there were some excellent photo
ops).

Thanks to everyone today for their hard work looking and staring into a
'vast blue sky'.



Non-raptor Observations:
TVs & BVs.
Raven.
Hummingbird - 1.
Chimney Swifts - 2.
Monarchs - 17.
Buck Moths.

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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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Date: 9/25/17 6:56 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Sep 2017) 66 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 83 91
Bald Eagle 1 82 109
Northern Harrier 4 19 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 218 224
Cooper's Hawk 1 20 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 22 6209 6273
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 66 72
Merlin 1 24 26
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 16 24

Total: 66 6750 6878
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Phil Rodriguez

Observers: Matt Jardel

Visitors:
Mike.


Weather:
mostly sunny, wind NNE 5-10, temp 60s-80s.

Raptor Observations:
Two NH flying together at 11:25 gave a nice Coon look. Total of 4 NH is a
high count, to date, for the season.
At 2:50 a PG and SS went at it out over the owl pole.


(Hats off to Phil for yet another day of coverage...thank you! BH)

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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Date: 9/25/17 6:45 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (21 Sep 2017) 31 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 75 83
Bald Eagle 1 81 108
Northern Harrier 0 15 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 198 204
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 21 6187 6251
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 58 64
Merlin 0 23 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 16 24

Total: 31 6684 6812
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Phil Rodriguez

Observers:

Weather:
mostly sunny skies, wind NE light, temps 60s-80s.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 5.
Bear - one seen on hike down mountain in afternoon.

(Thank you to Phil for his solo count today! BH )
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Date: 9/24/17 7:15 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] migration
Yes, there is movement on the radar tonight. I have a couple mornings free.
I will hit somewhere local.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/24/17 7:14 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Three times not a charm; the sometimes folly of "the Chase"
Jerseybirders,

I had given myself three options on Saturday the 23rd: stay north and visit likely habitats of Connecticut Warbler, go far south and hope the Roseate Terns were still at Cape May (and that a good hawkwatching experience could be enjoyed), or split the difference and visit Forsythe for the seemingly ever-present Yellow-headed Blackbird(s)...one or both. I opted for the latter. I arrived just a few minutes after sunrise to begin the search.

Three complete loops and seven hours later, having tried to look at every bird in every group of Red-winged Blackbirds, Starlings, or mixture thereof, whether it was six or sixty birds, I was unsuccessful at locating a YHBB. Frustratingly, one had been seen as recently as 1:30 PM on the 22nd, and was seen again today, the 24th, at the same area it's been frequenting. Such is the folly of the Chase: going for one bird (or one species) can mean that one misses other opportunities. In my case, three loops did allow me to see Stilt, White-rumped, Western, and Pectoral Sandpipers, a very close approach by a hungry Cooper's Hawk, and the general beauty of Forsythe on the first day of autumn. I tallied sixty-eight species.

On the way back, I detoured to the end of Great Bay Boulevard in Tuckerton and spished up a FOY Nelson's Sparrow, perched on the same stalk as a Saltmarsh Sparrow, which allowed perfect comparison.

Connecticut Warbler still eludes me; David Bernstein's report today from the Elizabeth waterfront (!), and other reports from northern NJ between Friday and today prove that determination and perseverance in the field has its rewards. One day, I'll be in the right place with the right habitat at the right time as well.

Side note: This morning, I had an hour to spend waiting for Costco's tire store to open, so drove to a wooded area I found nearby (channeling Yong Kong, I simply looked at Google Maps for a treed area near Teterboro Airport). Just before my time was up, I was suddenly surrounded by five woodpecker species, a small flock of Parula Warblers, a Cape May Warbler, several other smaller passerines, and one beautiful blue Budgerigar, apparently healthy, flying freely and strongly (and looking initially, for a few heart-pounding seconds, like a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher) along the fence line of a small cell tower station. I put an iPhone picture on the e-Bird checklist. That was a lucky and nice find on a Sunday morning, even though it's an obvious escape.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly



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Date: 9/24/17 6:50 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] swifts roosting - camden county
That roost in the chimney behind the Haddonfield UMC was great tonight!
Over 1,000 swifts swirling around and entering the chimney. A great scene!
I quickly checked my ebird records. And lo and behold, this was the date I
had max numbers before. 9/24.

Took all of 20 seconds or so to list my swift records from HUMC. ebird has
many ways to sort and list your data!

I am going to try and hit here again next week to see about numbers. Numbers
were up from previous years here. Thats either good as more birds, or bad
as maybe another roost area was demolished and more are here because of
that.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/24/17 4:14 pm
From: Vince Capp <vcapp...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Connecticut Warbler in Elizabeth
Congrats on the milestone, David! For you to squeeze 200 out of Union County
shows a level of dedication and skill shared by few birders.

Nicely done, Sir.

Vince Capp
Bayonet Point, Florida



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Bernstein
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2017 5:07 PM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Connecticut Warbler in Elizabeth

Afternoon all,

I saw a Connecticut Warbler today at Marciante Jackson Park in Elizabeth.
The Park, off Slater Drive is mostly a waterfowl hotspot but is good for
passerines along a gas pipeline right of way that runs from the park south
towards the Elizabeth Marina on Front Street.

The bird today was flushed from a large stand of goldenrod/mugwort onto a
barbed wire fence permitting a nice look. The bird then retreated back into
the weeds. The weed patch can be reached by following an obvious berm about
a quarter mile until you see weeds, a barbed wire fence and a large white
warehouse.

The Connecticut Warbler was my 200th Union County bird of the year. I have
been trying to reach this number for four years, always falling short by
five or ten birds. Special thanks to Mike Britt for encouraging me to do
this initially. It's incredible how much I have learned about my home
county.

Good birding!

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Date: 9/24/17 2:06 pm
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Connecticut Warbler in Elizabeth
Afternoon all,

I saw a Connecticut Warbler today at Marciante Jackson Park in Elizabeth. The Park, off Slater Drive is mostly a waterfowl hotspot but is good for passerines along a gas pipeline right of way that runs from the park south towards the Elizabeth Marina on Front Street.

The bird today was flushed from a large stand of goldenrod/mugwort onto a barbed wire fence permitting a nice look. The bird then retreated back into the weeds. The weed patch can be reached by following an obvious berm about a quarter mile until you see weeds, a barbed wire fence and a large white warehouse.

The Connecticut Warbler was my 200th Union County bird of the year. I have been trying to reach this number for four years, always falling short by five or ten birds. Special thanks to Mike Britt for encouraging me to do this initially. It's incredible how much I have learned about my home county.

Good birding!

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Date: 9/23/17 7:09 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink Lincoln Sparrow
This morning at 8:45 I had a Lincoln Sparrow. Park in boat launch area of
Stone Tavern Lake. Walk down path a few hundred paces toward the open
fields. Just before you get to the fields on the left there is a small
path. Walk onto this path and immediately start looking for the bird. I
have seen the Lincoln Sparrow at this same spot in the fall in recent years
(not annually).
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think the Lincolns is a
real beauty. I believe I feel this way because I'm always looking at Song
Sparrows. The Lincolns seems so much more delicate with its finer
streaking, smaller bill, eyering and subtle yellowish wash on the breast.
Go for it
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 9/22/17 4:09 pm
From: Paul Waters <pwaters.kstate...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birding and Citizen Science Survey
Hello,

My name is Paul Waters and I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Park Management and Conservation at Kansas State. As part of my studies I am doing research on the motivations of birders and their participation in citizen science projects. I would appreciate if you could assist with this research by taking a survey about your personal opinions of birding and citizen science. The results from this survey will inform my research that will enable citizen science project developers to better understand their participants and create or alter projects in order to better serve both birders and the scientific community. Your help is very important to the success of this project. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes.

Link to survey:

https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1QSzKlq1dOm19rf

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks,
Paul Waters
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Manhattan, KS


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Date: 9/21/17 5:04 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes
I have experience listening to coyotes and foxes and they don't sound very
much alike to me...

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM, JFoulke <
<0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> I don't know about Haddonfield but my son saw a coyote in Egg Harbor
> Township.
> Coyotes tend to be secretive. Maybe you heard a red fox? This is the time
> of year when the young foxes disperse and seek their own territory.
> Adult foxes have 12 different vocalizations including howls and yips. I
> will never forget the first time I heard a vixen scream; it was
> bloodcurdling.
>
> Screech owls are calling here in Bucks Co. PA.
> Judy Foulke
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
> To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
> Sent: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 9:51 am
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes
>
> So my dog Odin started freaking out a bit in the middle of the night last
> night, and while trying to calm him down outside, I thought I heard coyote
> yips. Anyone else know of coyote sightings/signs near Haddonfield, NJ?
>
> Bonus of being out at 2:30 am? Screech owl calling.
>
> Marty DeAngelo
> --
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Date: 9/21/17 3:08 pm
From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes
I don't know about Haddonfield but my son saw a coyote in Egg Harbor Township.
Coyotes tend to be secretive. Maybe you heard a red fox? This is the time of year when the young foxes disperse and seek their own territory.
Adult foxes have 12 different vocalizations including howls and yips. I will never forget the first time I heard a vixen scream; it was bloodcurdling.

Screech owls are calling here in Bucks Co. PA.
Judy Foulke







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Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes

So my dog Odin started freaking out a bit in the middle of the night last
night, and while trying to calm him down outside, I thought I heard coyote
yips. Anyone else know of coyote sightings/signs near Haddonfield, NJ?

Bonus of being out at 2:30 am? Screech owl calling.

Marty DeAngelo
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Date: 9/21/17 1:52 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] radar link?
http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/radar/

http://www.woodcreeper.com/radar-migration-faq/


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Would someone please post the link for the radar website.


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Date: 9/21/17 1:33 pm
From: Barry Cranmer <barrycranmer...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar link?
Would someone please post the link for the radar website.


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Date: 9/21/17 1:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Sep 2017) 1454 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 74 82
Bald Eagle 4 80 107
Northern Harrier 1 15 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 54 191 197
Cooper's Hawk 3 18 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1370 6166 6230
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 58 64
Merlin 0 23 25
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 16 24

Total: 1454 6653 6781
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 18:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Phil Rodriguez

Observers:

Visitors:
Phil gives a special thanks to Kevin Weinman for his help with the count.
Hats off to him!


Weather:
partly sunny, wind NNW to NNE 8-10, temp hi 70s.

Raptor Observations:
Phil's Bird of the Day was a very vocal Kestrel attacking the owl decoy.


(My thanks to the tireless Phil Rodriguez for his incredible effort today.
After making a late night cross-country flight, Phil still managed to get
to Coon and put in a full day! And you were rewarded with a nice BW
flight! Just awesome...BH)


Non-raptor Observations:
Raven - 9 in a single flock.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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Date: 9/21/17 11:45 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Finch
Copy of the finch forecast.
http://www.jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm

Bill
Wyckoff


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Date: 9/21/17 10:18 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: eBird Report - Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Sep 21, 2017
Good flight copy attached.

Bill
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sep 21, 2017 1:15 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Sep 21, 2017
To: <belrick...>
Cc:

Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic, New Jersey, US
> Sep 21, 2017 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Good morning flight with hurricane out in the Atlantic mild
> winds here.
> 65 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 30
> Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 25
> American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1
> Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 2
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 2
> Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 4
> Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 30
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 30
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 12
> Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides pubescens pubescens/medianus) 8
> Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 3
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 40
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 3
> Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) (Empidonax
> alnorum/traillii) 3
> Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 1
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2
> Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 1
> Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 8
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 30
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 6
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 7
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 3
> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 3
> Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 2
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 50
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 6
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 30
> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
> Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) 1
> Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 8
> Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 1
> Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 2
> Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) 1
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 5
> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 6
> Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) 5 All plumages from dull hyf to
> almost spring male.
> Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 12
> Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 7
> Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1
> Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 2
> Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) 7
> Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 2
> Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 4
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 18
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 3
> Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 4
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 1
> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 14
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 14
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 32
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 70
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 3
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 10
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 45
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S39315386
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 9/21/17 6:39 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT: Coyotes
So my dog Odin started freaking out a bit in the middle of the night last
night, and while trying to calm him down outside, I thought I heard coyote
yips. Anyone else know of coyote sightings/signs near Haddonfield, NJ?

Bonus of being out at 2:30 am? Screech owl calling.

Marty DeAngelo
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Date: 9/21/17 3:45 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar
Is looking really good along the bayshore. Birds are re orientating themselves.

Looks like a beautiful morning to experience a morning flight! When I was on that
middle marsh lane at Dix in Cumberland, I was wondering if a morning flight there?
Have no idea, someday I'll explore that at dawn.

It's usually East Point for me at dawn. That whole Heislerville area holds birds
throughout the morning.

Have fun all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/21/17 2:47 am
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Grosbeak ID
Hi Jersey Birders,
I photographed a juvenile Grosbeak yesterday that has the potential of
being a juvenile male Black-headed Grosbeak.
Bi-colored bill with the upper mandible dark.
Fresh, rich orange wash from the chin to the vent with no streaking that I
could see in Live View or the photo.
A buffy orange nape, and rump
In the photo a lot of the bird is blocked but there is enough to tickle out
the above ID points for Black-headed Grosbeak.
Thanks for any input
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven NJ
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/


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Date: 9/20/17 7:53 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Radar Tonight and today's Raptor Flight in Cape May
This is a good time to look at that radar link I posted a couple weeks ago.
For those interested in learning about radar. All of south Jersey looks good!
I really don't like working overnight anymore, but when I do, its been interesting
following the radar through the early morning hours. Birds are around! They still
have to be found on the ground. Good luck Marilyn tomorrow! I am sure the Scenic
Trail will be good! What I really like to see is birds around the bayshore predawn.
Probably means a good morning flight at East Point or Higbees. Of course if
I am watching the radar at work, it means I am not driving down.....

I am on vacation, and hoping for a nice cold front Sunday night!

So email me your YB Fly sightings. Probably the last of the season.....

Happy migration all!

Sandra Keller

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> On Sep 20, 2017, at 9:53 PM, David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> wrote:
>
> More birds are moving out of the NE/New England than last night, and while the winds are forecast to turn more northerly overnight, the amount of birds coming down the coast suggests an excellent morning flight tomorrow for coastal sites in New Jersey, including Cape May.
>
> Of note, as well, was today’s Cape May Hawkwatch:
> 1,056 American Kestrel (highest single day total since 2005)
> 2,682 Sharp-shinned Hawks (highest single day total since 1998)
>
> Today’s and the season’s totals for all of our counts are here:
> http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCapeMayBirdObservatory/MigrationMonitoringProjects/LiveData.aspx
>
> 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 (CRE): 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
> P (Northwood): 609.400.3834 (internal use: ext 714)
> c: 732.447.4894
> f: 609.861.1651
>
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> 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 9/20/17, 8:41 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Sandra Keller" <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <sandrakeller...> wrote:
>
> Looks a bit better than last night. It’s still the back side of that low - the hurricane off the coast. But high
> pressure is waiting to kick in!
>
> My philosophy being - get out and bird - you never know what will be found. Like me today. I would have
> preferred a Yellow-bellied Fly, but a Gray-cheeked Thrush is always nice! And there’s a missing
> Scissor-tailed/Fork-tailed Fly that flew high above Cape May and disappeared. It’s somewhere.
>
> Good birding all.
>
>
> Sandra Keller
> <sandrakeller...>
>
> Sent from my Imac
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 9/20/17 7:51 pm
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Continuing Piscataway Bald Eagle (Johnson Park)
Bernie,
Did you see the eagle nest on the river? it could be seen seen from the tow path b/w the canal and the river about 3/4 mile north (west... whatever).. this summer we saw an adult and an immature together near the nest. Assume the bird hanging out in johnson park is from that family...

Btw, I'm hearing ravens again near our house.
Good birding.
Karen


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From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3...>
Date: 9/18/17 2:25 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Continuing Piscataway Bald Eagle (Johnson Park)

Second cloudy morning in a row that this Bald Eagle has been in this tree
in the 8:00-8:30 timeframe. I was starting to wonder if this might be the
eagle's night roost, but someone told me it wasn't there at 7:00AM today.
Johnson Park, Piscataway. Also present at 11:50AM. Dead tree is by the
larger pond with the boardwalk.

Documentation photo is here from this morning:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/37118485286/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 9/20/17 6:53 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Radar Tonight and today's Raptor Flight in Cape May
More birds are moving out of the NE/New England than last night, and while the winds are forecast to turn more northerly overnight, the amount of birds coming down the coast suggests an excellent morning flight tomorrow for coastal sites in New Jersey, including Cape May.

Of note, as well, was today’s Cape May Hawkwatch:
1,056 American Kestrel (highest single day total since 2005)
2,682 Sharp-shinned Hawks (highest single day total since 1998)

Today’s and the season’s totals for all of our counts are here:
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCapeMayBirdObservatory/MigrationMonitoringProjects/LiveData.aspx

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 (CRE): 609.400.3833 (internal use: ext 922)
P (Northwood): 609.400.3834 (internal use: ext 714)
c: 732.447.4894
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On 9/20/17, 8:41 PM, "JerseyBirds on behalf of Sandra Keller" <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of <sandrakeller...> wrote:

Looks a bit better than last night. It’s still the back side of that low - the hurricane off the coast. But high
pressure is waiting to kick in!

My philosophy being - get out and bird - you never know what will be found. Like me today. I would have
preferred a Yellow-bellied Fly, but a Gray-cheeked Thrush is always nice! And there’s a missing
Scissor-tailed/Fork-tailed Fly that flew high above Cape May and disappeared. It’s somewhere.

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
<sandrakeller...>

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Date: 9/20/17 5:42 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
Looks a bit better than last night. It’s still the back side of that low - the hurricane off the coast. But high
pressure is waiting to kick in!

My philosophy being - get out and bird - you never know what will be found. Like me today. I would have
preferred a Yellow-bellied Fly, but a Gray-cheeked Thrush is always nice! And there’s a missing
Scissor-tailed/Fork-tailed Fly that flew high above Cape May and disappeared. It’s somewhere.

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 9/20/17 7:46 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] gray cheeked thrush - greenwald park - camden
There was stuff around. Mainly Blue Jays and Flickers. Some Phoebes.
I had to work at it. The Gray cheeked was nice!

No YB Fly or Cuckoos. I have probably missed them for the year for
the state even! We will see. I have chances Monday through Wed morning.
A good solid cold front is needed, not the back side of these lows coming up
the coast. And I will hit East Point. I need a morning flight.....

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/20/17 7:03 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (19 Sep 2017) 54 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 67 75
Bald Eagle 0 76 103
Northern Harrier 1 14 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 137 143
Cooper's Hawk 3 15 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 20 4796 4860
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 44 50
Merlin 2 23 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 16 24

Total: 54 5199 5327
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jack McCormack

Observers:

Visitors:
Len with hiking group of 15.
Other hikers - 10.


Weather:
heavy a.m. fog clearing 10:30-11:00, mix of clouds and sun, wind NNE 5-10,
temp 67-78 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 6 seen, none counted.

Jack's Bird of the Day was the male adult SS (#21) that beat the BW count.
Runner-up were the 3 Ravens that came in tree-top level, cruising past
twenty feet overhead.

You know it's a tough day when the SS total surpasses the BW total in the
middle of September! Jack's personal observation: "Probably the worst day
I have ever had on Coon during BW week. Stronger adjectives to follow..."

(Thank you to Jack for his solo count and report. There will be better
days...BH)



Non-raptor Observations:
Raven.
TVs & BVs.
Chimney Swifts.
Monarchs - 7.

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Date: 9/20/17 6:42 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (18 Sep 2017) 1933 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 66 74
Bald Eagle 5 76 103
Northern Harrier 2 13 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 115 121
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1885 4776 4840
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 40 46
Merlin 4 21 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 15 23

Total: 1933 5145 5273
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Al Ambler, Patrick Keelen

Visitors:
Hikers - 4.

A.T. SOBO - Mama Duck...good luck the rest of the way!

A.T. NOBOs - Real Estate and Mags with furry companions Peaches and
Sizzle...will be finishing in MA--good luck!


Weather:
heavy fog with no visibility early, then 100% low cloud cover and very hazy
changing to mostly sunny thru the afternoon; wind ESE 3-9, temp 65-75 deg
F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 11:57, 2:10(2), 2:15, 4:15.

By 10:30 or so the fog started breaking up but still with a low ceiling and
very hazy conditions--by noon the BW count was 78. Then the clouds lifted
and conditions started to clear--from 12:00 to 1:00 we had 720 BWs, our
best hour. The bulk of the flight passed between 12:00 and 3:00 (1598).

Thank you to Patrick Keelen and Al Ambler for their company and spotting
assistance--it was much appreciated!

Al's pick for Bird of the Day is, collectively, the Broad-winged Hawk...and
I second that. It was another enjoyable day to be on the ridge. Thanks
again to Patrick and Al...and the BWs!



Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbirds - 1.
TVs & BVs.
Raven.
Cormorants - 3.
Rose-br Grosbeak.
Turkey - 1.
Palm Warbler.
Monarchs - 24.
Buck Moth - also seen yesterday--our first of the season.

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Date: 9/19/17 5:48 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar
The radar looks pretty good tonight. I have a couple hours Wed. morning before
work. I think I will get out. North winds shifting to NW early tomorrow morning.
A YB Fly would be nice!

I was out this morning before work. Checked the river at Gloucester Park.
Nothing different. No terns. No shorebirds moving around with the incoming tide.....

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/19/17 3:46 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Johnson Sod Farm shorebirds
I went back again to Johnson Sod Farm (Griers Lane only) during my fast-n-furious lunch time birding in search of golden plovers. I was in search of that same Juv golden plover I saw the day before. Today, there were about 10 golden plovers.

Not productive at all as I could not ID that golden plover with 100% certainty. Most likely a standard Juv. American Golden-Plover.

Lesson learn is, don’t be an antisocial birder and try to bird with those who know the bird ID. Or bird with UK visiting birders as they know so much about the ID of N. American birds. I am so envy about their N. American birds knowledge.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 9/19/17 1:56 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Sep 2017) 840 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 61 69
Bald Eagle 3 71 98
Northern Harrier 3 11 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 93 99
Cooper's Hawk 5 12 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 785 2891 2955
Red-tailed Hawk 2 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 34 40
Merlin 2 17 19
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 11 19

Total: 840 3212 3340
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Jack McCormack, Jim Thomson, Maura Griffin, Stephen Bagen

Visitors:
Additional observers: Sara Hart, Scott Wood.

Dennis Briede & Alan Boyd with the Ridge and Valley Conservancy field trip
(11).

Joe and Puppet...welcome back, Joe!

Hikers - 12.

Thank you to all today and yesterday for your company and spotting...it's
truly a team effort. It's been a fun two days on top...there's been a
little bit of everything--raptors, songbirds, snakes, lizards, bears,
porcupines, and FOG.


Weather:
heavy fog with zero visibility thru morning and not lifting until noon,
mostly sunny & hazy skies, wind SSE 3-7 to calm, temp 69-78 deg F.


Raptor Observations:
BE - 12:36A, 1:24(not aged), 4:32I. Others floating around, not counted.

Peregrine - 12:35A...gave a nice look as it zipped by on the reservoir
side.

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 immature moving up ridge, not counted.

Bird of the Day was the Osprey that appeared from nowhere out of the fog
and was right on top of us. It appeared to be on a line for the owl decoy
but swerved off and disappeared back into the fog from where it came. This
was our first bird of the day, between 10:00 and 11:00.

Also had a kestrel pass by close thru the fog in the same hour. Otherwise
the fog blanketed the ridge the entire morning...we couldn't count what we
couldn't see.

We started seeing BWs soon after 12:00 with a total of 137 that first hour.
The best hour was 4:00-5:00 with 423 BWs.

Non-raptor Observations:
TVs & BVs.
Raven.
Hummingbirds - 2.
Blk-thr Green Warbler.
Black & White Warbler.
Ruby-cr Kinglet.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Nighthawk - 1.
Five-lined Skink - 1 juv.
Black Rat Snake - large beautiful adult.
Monarchs - 17.


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Date: 9/19/17 8:20 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Sep 2017) 670 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 53 61
Bald Eagle 7 68 95
Northern Harrier 2 8 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 68 74
Cooper's Hawk 1 7 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 616 2106 2170
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 28 34
Merlin 3 15 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 11 19

Total: 670 2372 2500
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Jim Thomson, Scott Wood

Visitors:
Sara Hart, Craig Stockert; Drew University ornithology class made its
annual trek to Coon--thank you for your visit!; Kokopelli the hiker; other
hikers - 33.


Weather:
fog early, mostly clear skies early w/ increasing clouds thru day, hazy
visibility, wind NE light/calm changing to S light late in day, temp 71-80
deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 10:30I, 10:42I, 10:45(2) not aged, 12:15A, 12:43A, 3:28A.

Peregrine seen circling high, making steep dive on another bird, lingering
in area, not counted.

Consideration for Bird of the Day was given to the immature Northern
Harrier that passed surprisingly close and gave the Drew students a very
nice study...however, the male Kestrel gets the top prize for its stoop on
the owl decoy later in the day in beautiful light--a "WOW" look.



Non-raptor Observations:
TVs & BVs.
Raven.
Hummingbirds - 5.
Ruby- cr. Kinglet.
Field Sparrow.
Blue-headed Vireo.
Philadelphia Vireo.
Chestnut-sided Warbler.
Blk-thr Green Warbler.
Chimney Swifts.
Tree Swallows.
Monarchs - 30.

Bears - from the lookout we watched one swim across the lower reservoir
~10:00. Another seen by JT & JM on their hike up the mountain in the
morning.
Porcupine - one seen by JM in morning along trail.
Timber Rattlesnake - seen and photographed on A.T. by two hikers.
Hognose Snake - 1 juvenile seen and photographed by SH on trail in morning.

Ringneck Snake - 1 juvenile on lookout.
"Dramatic cloud formations"...oh my.

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