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10/22/18 12:39 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Deer watching a birder
10/22/18 12:17 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler (Maybe?)
10/22/18 9:40 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Harleigh - Camden - migrants
10/22/18 7:34 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (21 Oct 2018) 491 Raptors
10/22/18 7:04 am Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Screech owl
10/22/18 6:42 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus
10/21/18 6:40 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus
10/21/18 4:36 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus
10/21/18 3:33 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus?
10/21/18 3:20 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Fort Mott - Salem - Brant! and passerines
10/20/18 4:14 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] sparrows and Brant
10/20/18 4:12 pm Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...> [JERSEYBI] farmland preservation
10/20/18 3:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Oct 2018) 102 Raptors
10/20/18 8:17 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Forsythe NWR pet policy
10/20/18 7:27 am Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins
10/19/18 4:56 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig east impoundment water level and MUD !!!
10/19/18 1:50 pm John Beetham <john.beetham...> [JERSEYBI] Rutgers BT Gray -- NO
10/19/18 12:03 pm Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...> Re: [JERSEYBI] RU black-throated gray warbler not currently being seen
10/19/18 11:49 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] RU black-throated gray warbler not currently being seen
10/19/18 10:03 am Greg Prelich <gprelich...> [JERSEYBI] Forsythe NWR pet policy
10/19/18 9:37 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler
10/19/18 9:18 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler
10/19/18 9:10 am Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Directions to Raccoon Ridge, please
10/19/18 8:58 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler
10/19/18 8:58 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (18 Oct 2018) 434 Raptors
10/19/18 5:13 am Susan Matson <smatson123...> [JERSEYBI] Thank you notes requested
10/18/18 5:46 pm Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> [JERSEYBI] Red-shouldered Hawk
10/18/18 4:12 pm Cathy Blumig <info...> [JERSEYBI] Eastern Meadowlarks
10/18/18 3:22 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland bayshore, sparrows, migrants
10/18/18 1:53 pm Thomas Smith <mrtpjsmith...> [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes at Assunpink
10/18/18 1:25 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment again - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
10/18/18 6:18 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Oct 2018) 32 Raptors
10/18/18 3:46 am Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Fw: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
10/17/18 8:06 pm J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler
10/17/18 8:05 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Fw: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
10/17/18 3:37 pm Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Asbury Park/Allenhurst
10/17/18 12:16 pm Susan Matson <smatson123...> Re: [JERSEYBI] BTYW
10/17/18 12:05 pm Ernest Hahn <ernestphahn...> [JERSEYBI] Whitcomb Road Property
10/17/18 12:05 pm Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] BTGY
10/17/18 10:38 am Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] BTGY
10/17/18 9:37 am Lisa Potash <lisapotash6...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Seeing Purple at Halifax Road
10/17/18 9:00 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Seeing Purple at Halifax Road
10/17/18 8:22 am James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Asbury Park/Allenhurst
10/17/18 6:19 am Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler remains in East Windsor
10/17/18 6:09 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler remains in East Windsor
10/17/18 4:57 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Oct 2018) 493 Raptors
10/16/18 11:36 am Rose <0000049fa5a9715e-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Highland Park/Piscataway Bald Eagles
10/16/18 9:14 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Highland Park/Piscataway Bald Eagles
10/16/18 5:17 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler continues in East Windsor
10/15/18 1:51 pm Robert Rothberg <grebthor...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler still present
10/15/18 10:31 am Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler & other nice birds/ Gift to Property Owner?
10/15/18 9:55 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (14 Oct 2018) 94 Raptors
10/15/18 9:39 am Robert Rothberg <grebthor...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler still present
10/15/18 9:20 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (13 Oct 2018) 271 Raptors
10/15/18 9:07 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler & other nice birds/ Gift to Property Owner?
10/15/18 8:51 am Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler & other nice birds/ Gift to Property Owner?
10/15/18 5:13 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler still present
10/14/18 11:10 am J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program on Monday, Oct. 15
10/14/18 9:51 am vincent N <vfn7...> [JERSEYBI] Mercer Corp Park: Robbinsville : Canvasback
10/14/18 6:17 am Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...> Re: [JERSEYBI] BT Gray Today?
10/14/18 4:53 am Aiden Dartley <adartley123...> [JERSEYBI] BT Gray Today?
10/13/18 4:39 pm Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Purple Finches in Chatsworth
10/13/18 1:46 pm Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Purple Finches in Chatsworth
10/13/18 1:27 pm Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> [JERSEYBI] Purple Finches in Chatsworth
10/13/18 10:17 am Susie R. <njt456...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
10/13/18 9:11 am jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...> Re: [JERSEYBI] BT Gray still present
10/13/18 9:00 am Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
10/13/18 8:29 am Tom Brown <tshrike19...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
10/13/18 7:45 am Tom Brown <tshrike19...> [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
10/13/18 4:52 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] BT Gray still present
10/13/18 4:41 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (12 Oct 2018) 718 Raptors
10/13/18 3:35 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] Migration Alert!
10/12/18 4:52 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Meadowlands article - very good news
10/12/18 3:59 pm jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 3:36 pm Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 3:34 pm Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 3:28 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 3:13 pm Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 3:02 pm John J. Collins <jjcbird...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 1:54 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig Eared Grebe and Juv Dunlins
10/12/18 1:51 pm Susie R. <njt456...> Re: [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY
10/12/18 1:47 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 1:09 pm Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> [JERSEYBI] Purple finch(s) in Chatsworth
10/12/18 1:09 pm <denat01...> <denat01...> Re: [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY
10/12/18 12:52 pm jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 12:21 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 10:38 am Susan Matson <smatson123...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
10/12/18 8:57 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY
10/12/18 7:56 am Linda Mack <lj.mack...> [JERSEYBI] FW: Hudson Farm preservation - 2,200 acres
10/12/18 4:36 am Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...> [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Program
10/11/18 1:59 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Nice "small raptor" show at Wagner Farm this morning
10/11/18 1:31 pm robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink notes
10/11/18 12:24 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] Hummingbird Banding
10/11/18 11:17 am Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...> [JERSEYBI] NJ Young Birders Club trip to Sandy Hook Sat
10/11/18 1:49 am George Roussey <groussey...> [JERSEYBI] E mail issye
10/10/18 10:04 am Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
10/10/18 5:59 am JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
10/10/18 4:08 am Michael Perlin <mlperlin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
10/9/18 10:05 pm Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
10/9/18 9:57 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
10/9/18 8:52 am Cailin O'Connor <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] A tranquil morning at the Great Swamp
10/9/18 7:57 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] A tranquil morning at the Great Swamp
10/8/18 5:07 pm Louise Wilkens <boatnbirdr...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
10/8/18 4:45 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
10/8/18 3:30 pm Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
10/8/18 12:44 pm Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Documenting the presence of plastics in osprey nests « Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
10/8/18 12:36 pm Venkatesh Iyengar <00000606ad592de2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Hancock fields
10/8/18 7:20 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] hancock field directions
10/8/18 6:52 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Hancock field sparrows
10/8/18 4:47 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (07 Oct 2018) 158 Raptors
10/8/18 3:59 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] OT - Unusual butterfly sighting today, Middletown/Monmouth County
10/7/18 7:47 pm Dena Temple <denat01...> [JERSEYBI] OT - Unusual butterfly sighting today, Middletown/Monmouth County
10/7/18 5:12 pm Jon Stippick <jonstippick...> [JERSEYBI] Gloucester County- migrants
10/7/18 5:39 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Oct. Big day run again
10/6/18 4:52 pm jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...> [JERSEYBI] Brig (aka Forsythe) Sat Oct 6
10/6/18 4:22 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Camden fall big day run
10/5/18 4:56 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] global fall big day
10/5/18 8:00 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] The difference between our perception and that of the bird
10/4/18 4:12 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] the shore
10/4/18 2:16 pm Diane C Louie <dclouie...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Help Needed
10/4/18 1:33 pm Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Help Needed
10/4/18 12:45 pm Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Help Needed
10/4/18 10:45 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Merlin Tuttle, Bat Conservation - BirdCallsRadio
10/4/18 9:50 am Jeffrey E. Schaffer <jschaffer59...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Drunk birds are causing havoc in a Minnesota town. Police say they’ll sober up soon. - The Washington Post
10/4/18 9:31 am Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Drunk birds are causing havoc in a Minnesota town. Police say they’ll sober up soon. - The Washington Post
10/4/18 6:26 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (03 Oct 2018) 274 Raptors
10/3/18 6:42 pm Cathy Blumig <info...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Sick Blue Jays
10/3/18 5:48 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar yet again
10/3/18 5:48 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Sick Blue Jays
10/3/18 5:23 pm Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Sick Blue Jays
10/3/18 12:03 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean Terminal / The Peninsula: Nice birding along the seawall, but other habitat disappearing completely
10/3/18 9:42 am ltgangi <ltgangi...> [JERSEYBI] Dr. Ed Bristow
10/2/18 7:15 pm Paul Guris <paulagics.com...> [JERSEYBI] Need More People for the Sat, Nov 10 Cape May Pelagic
10/2/18 2:58 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] peek preserve - cumberland
10/1/18 4:26 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Update on my Peep request and it will lead to Black Rail ID question
10/1/18 12:48 pm Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] AH/AP peregrines
10/1/18 11:40 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Lark Sparrow at Sandy Hook, North Beach
10/1/18 11:30 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Lark Sparrow at Sandy Hook, North Beach
10/1/18 9:04 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Update: NOT relocated - Say's Phoebe at North Beach, Sandy Hook
10/1/18 8:05 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Say's Phoebe at North Beach, Sandy Hook
10/1/18 8:02 am James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] AH/AP peregrines
10/1/18 4:38 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (30 Sep 2018) 64 Raptors
9/30/18 5:18 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9-30-18
9/30/18 4:24 pm John J. Collins <jjcbird...> [JERSEYBI] More AviSys Changes
9/30/18 10:10 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] amico island burlington - migrants
9/29/18 5:55 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
9/29/18 4:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Sep 2018) 117 Raptors
9/29/18 1:51 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9-29-18
9/29/18 12:24 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Dix - Cumberland - migration - different
9/29/18 11:55 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Sep 29, 2018
9/29/18 10:49 am Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...> [JERSEYBI] Warblers and such at SHWS
9/29/18 9:32 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> Re: [JERSEYBI] AH/AP juvy peregrine
9/29/18 9:22 am James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] AH/AP juvy peregrine
9/29/18 6:33 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] YELLOW-GREEN VIREO - update (no sighting)
9/28/18 6:18 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] migration tonight
9/28/18 5:54 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Peep ID request - Higbee WMA dike, Cape May County
9/28/18 5:22 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (27 Sep 2018) 84 Raptors
9/27/18 4:29 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] chimney swifts
9/26/18 7:12 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] Yellow-green Vireo - Cape May (late post)
9/26/18 5:13 pm John J. Collins <jjcbird...> Re: [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest
9/26/18 5:05 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Confirmed report of yellow-green vireo in Cape May
9/26/18 1:53 pm Vince Capp <00000326c7e06828-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest
9/26/18 11:31 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest
9/26/18 10:43 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Confirmed report of yellow-green vireo in Cape May
9/26/18 9:58 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Confirmed report of yellow-green vireo in Cape May
9/25/18 10:08 am Leon Book <leonbook...> [JERSEYBI] Best location: Red Knots, Hudsonian Godwit, others??
9/25/18 5:25 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites (today)
9/24/18 5:14 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Scenic trail - slower today
9/24/18 1:29 pm Susie R. <njt456...> [JERSEYBI] Red-breasted Nuthatch
9/24/18 10:21 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites (today)
9/24/18 7:49 am Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Somerset Sandhills sites?
9/24/18 4:50 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (23 Sep 2018) 479 Raptors
9/23/18 4:56 pm mike hiotis <mchhiotis...> [JERSEYBI] Broad-winged Hawks pass by Spruce Run Res.
9/23/18 4:34 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Scenic Trail - Gloucester - Alder
9/23/18 10:54 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Somerset Sandhills sites?
9/23/18 8:40 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] migrants - Tinicum - Phila.
9/23/18 4:50 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Sep 2018) 1140 Raptors
9/22/18 2:12 pm Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...> Re: [JERSEYBI] OT- Philly Bird Expo and Nikon COOLPIX P1000
9/22/18 1:56 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] OT- Philly Bird Expo and Nikon COOLPIX P1000
9/22/18 10:24 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: eBird Report - Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Sep 22, 2018
 
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Date: 10/22/18 12:39 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Deer watching a birder
At the Black-throated Gray Warbler site on the Rutgers Livingston campus...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/44776582814/


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Date: 10/22/18 12:17 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler (Maybe?)
I went today to the spot where I saw the Blue-throated Gray Warbler the
other day. Near the honeysuckle bush by the metal gate on the Rutgers
Livingston campus. I was only there for maybe 30 minutes between 11AM and
noon. No visual sightings. But I did hear a tantalizingly different "chip"
call that sounded a lot like the chip calls on the Whatbird and All About
Birds sites for this species. Looked up the chip calls after I walked home
from the site. Future visitors to the site might want to check out these
chip calls in advance.


Bernie Sloan

Highland Park


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Date: 10/22/18 9:40 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Harleigh - Camden - migrants
Some movement on the radar last night. I didn't think much, but birds here!
Different from a couple days ago when I was there also. It is sparrow season.
Blackpoll and Nashville were had. Some species had more numbers, some
less. Than a couple days ago. No Siskins. Lots of Goldfinches. Best spots
are the rivers edge. Not many Phoebes at all today, yet they were breaking
numbers records at the morning flight in cape may! They must have moved on
from here. Did have Hermit thrushes and GC Kinglet today. I have not had
many of these this season until yesterday.

Good birding all.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/22/18 7:34 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (21 Oct 2018) 491 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2018
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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 1 32 158
Bald Eagle 22 104 178
Northern Harrier 3 23 39
Sharp-shinned Hawk 203 1852 2238
Cooper's Hawk 28 307 332
Northern Goshawk 1 6 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 13 45 51
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 167 343 359
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 16 27 28
American Kestrel 16 120 208
Merlin 14 119 144
Peregrine Falcon 3 46 67
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 17 32

Total: 491 3067 11891
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Roger Johnson

Visitors:
Stephen Bagen, Maura Griffin,Scott Wood, Matt Jardel,
Rick Klinger, Brian Butler,Tom Campbell, Harold Deal,
Milton Collins, Andy the trail runner


Hikers- 11


Weather:
Temps 36-36deg.F, Wind-NW@10-20mph with gusts 28mph+
Thick cloud cover in AM with heavy snow squalls.
Clearing later in the pm.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 7:55A,(3)7:56A,(3)8:00A,8:34A,(3)8:44A,8:44I,8:46A,
9:08A,11:35A,11:47A,11:47I,12:20A,1:58I,2:45I,4:48A,4:48I

GE- 7:40I,8:00I,8:10A,9:16I,9:27A,10:00I,10:36I,(2)1:03A,
1:42A,1:44A,2:31I,(2)2:45I,3:46I,4:39I

PG-8:00A,11:10U,2:10U

NG-3:02I

Jack McCormack and I hiked in by headlamp to reach the ridge at first
light. We were rewarded with our first bird of the day being an immature
Golden Eagle at 7:40am.. and the parade was underway !!!
It was a real Raccoon Ridge kind of day with cold temps,gusty NW winds and
snow squalls ! The birds put on a real show today ! We had 16 Golden Eagles
which was just 3 birds short of tying our one day record count of 19
Goldens.Great looks at the Goldens as well as a very close immature Goshawk
that gave us all a real eyeful as it passed close by on the reservoir side.
Many options for Bird of the Day, but the honors
on this special day goes to (3 ) raptor species.
We had 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Golden Eagle, and a Peregrine Falcon all in one
binocular field of view at one time !
Our observers and visitors worked the skies all day long
and I thank them all for their efforts on this fine day of hawking !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
10- Loons
6-Cormorants
Many flocks of Canada Geese
TV's and BV's
Ravens
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Date: 10/22/18 7:04 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Screech owl
Caught on the trail cam last night.

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Date: 10/22/18 6:42 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus
All,

Look at the tiny URL map above... Perhaps closest legal parking is in lot 112 - it includes visitor parking. No meters.

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Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2018 9:39:11 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus

Depending on when I wake up tomorrow I can walk to the site (it's in my
neighborhood) or I can drive and park very close by with a Rutgers faculty
hang tag...

On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 7:35 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> I did a little research on parking on the Rutgers Livingston Campus.
> There IS some limited *metered* public parking in the first row of the
> Rutgers-Livingston "Green Lot," located between Rockefeller Road and
> Hospital Road (55 Rockefeller Rd., Visitor Parking sign behind Kilmer's
> Market) From there you could walk about a half mile to the warbler
> site: https://tinyurl.com/ydclbent
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
> On 10/21/2018 6:33 PM, B.G. Sloan wrote:
> > According to eBird rare bird alerts for Middlesex County the
> Black-throated
> > Gray Warbler is still being seen on Rutgers' Livingston campus, as
> recently
> > as 3:45PM today (Sunday, 10/21). I'm going to go look for it in the AM,
> > even though I've seen it already. See:
> > https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35585&sortBy=obsDt&o=desc
> >
> > Bernie Sloan
> > Highland Park
> >
> >
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Date: 10/21/18 6:40 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus
Depending on when I wake up tomorrow I can walk to the site (it's in my
neighborhood) or I can drive and park very close by with a Rutgers faculty
hang tag...

On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 7:35 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> I did a little research on parking on the Rutgers Livingston Campus.
> There IS some limited *metered* public parking in the first row of the
> Rutgers-Livingston "Green Lot," located between Rockefeller Road and
> Hospital Road (55 Rockefeller Rd., Visitor Parking sign behind Kilmer's
> Market) From there you could walk about a half mile to the warbler
> site: https://tinyurl.com/ydclbent
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
> On 10/21/2018 6:33 PM, B.G. Sloan wrote:
> > According to eBird rare bird alerts for Middlesex County the
> Black-throated
> > Gray Warbler is still being seen on Rutgers' Livingston campus, as
> recently
> > as 3:45PM today (Sunday, 10/21). I'm going to go look for it in the AM,
> > even though I've seen it already. See:
> > https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35585&sortBy=obsDt&o=desc
> >
> > Bernie Sloan
> > Highland Park
> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 10/21/18 4:36 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus
I did a little research on parking on the Rutgers Livingston Campus. 
There IS some limited *metered* public parking in the first row of the
Rutgers-Livingston "Green Lot," located between Rockefeller Road and
Hospital Road (55 Rockefeller Rd., Visitor Parking sign behind Kilmer's
Market)  From there you could walk about a half mile to the warbler
site: https://tinyurl.com/ydclbent

Susan Treesh
Somerset


On 10/21/2018 6:33 PM, B.G. Sloan wrote:
> According to eBird rare bird alerts for Middlesex County the Black-throated
> Gray Warbler is still being seen on Rutgers' Livingston campus, as recently
> as 3:45PM today (Sunday, 10/21). I'm going to go look for it in the AM,
> even though I've seen it already. See:
> https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35585&sortBy=obsDt&o=desc
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
>
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Date: 10/21/18 3:33 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler still on Rutgers Livingston Campus?
According to eBird rare bird alerts for Middlesex County the Black-throated
Gray Warbler is still being seen on Rutgers' Livingston campus, as recently
as 3:45PM today (Sunday, 10/21). I'm going to go look for it in the AM,
even though I've seen it already. See:
https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35585&sortBy=obsDt&o=desc

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 10/21/18 3:20 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fort Mott - Salem - Brant! and passerines
Five Brant lingered at the Fort Mott area. Just like Jeff K. said! We talked bird
movements there. A nice migrant trap for various species. The Brant
moved between the grassy area and the river. They might stick for those
wanting Brant for Salem - county bird for me! I couldn't take the wind
anymore, so birded the woods near the cemetery. Always a great migrant
spot. Still difficult birding with that wind. Ovenbird was nice. thats late.
I bush wacked a weedy area hoping for a late Connecticut. No such luck!

Went on a yh blackbird and Pipit search. And stayed in the car. A lot of
Blackbirds flying. No YH in with them. No mega flocks like in the winter
though. I had given up on Pipit. Nothing in my usual winter spots.
Found as I was driving home. An area that I don't bird. That might have to
change!

A funky work coming up. I'll probably be birding locally. Work on my Camden
list!

Good birding all.

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Date: 10/20/18 4:14 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] sparrows and Brant
Well, picked up Vesper! White-crowned all over the place. And RC Kinglets and Blue Jays.
And a friend texts me with Brant in Salem…. I can’t make it before dark. There’s birds around!
Get out and explore!

And if iOS users are testers for the ebird app, you might consider deleting the test version and
go in and download the regular version from the app store. That was grim today. It kept crashing today
on me. Thankfully all the bird sightings were safe. That’s a great feature. I am now using the regular
version again. Until I hear fixed.

I was going to hit Cape May Sunday, but a bit too windy for me. Good birding all.


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Date: 10/20/18 4:12 pm
From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] farmland preservation
Just a comment on farmland preservation, since there seems to have been some discussion what rights farmland preservation gives to the general public. The point of farmland preservation is to keep farmland being farmed, rather than being converted to housing developments. The farmer retains ownership of the farmland, and is under no obligation to open the land to the public. He is compensated for giving up the extra value of the property if it were converted to a housing development. At least, if he has not plowed an area of scrub habitat, he probably won't, and the habitat will survive for migrants - even if we can't see them.

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Date: 10/20/18 3:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Oct 2018) 102 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 31 157
Bald Eagle 6 82 156
Northern Harrier 2 20 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 64 1649 2035
Cooper's Hawk 5 279 304
Northern Goshawk 1 5 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 32 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 8 176 192
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 11 12
American Kestrel 4 104 192
Merlin 5 105 130
Peregrine Falcon 3 43 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 13 28

Total: 102 2576 11400
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers:

Visitors:
Bob Dodelson- Welcome back !!! Glad you had a great day !!

Hikers- 57


Weather:
Temps 49-56deg.F. Winds-W@7-14 w/gusts to 22mph
Heavy cloud cover in am, clearing in late morning to partly cloudy

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:25I, 11:42I, 12:42A, 1:45I, 3:40A, 3:42I

GE- 12:35I, 1;45I, 2:01A

PG- 1:50A, 2:50A, 3:49A

NG- 11:46I

A fun day on the ridge with weather changing from misty rain in am to
beautiful skies in pm. Bob Dodelson came up to the ridge today in hopes
of seeing the two "G" birds.. Golden and Gos and Coon did not disappoint !
Bob- Glad we could be of service !!! The Bird of the Day selection was
easy today.. it was the big, beautiful, heavily marked immature Gos that
gave us a
great look as it passed just at eye level on the river side in beautiful
light !!
I'm sure Bob is still smiling !! I know I am !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 5
Ravens- 7
TV's & BV's
1-Garter Snake

1- "Feisty" Six point buck on the hike in
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Date: 10/20/18 8:17 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Forsythe NWR pet policy
I thought they already allowed pet walking on some trails (like Jen's
Trail)?

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 1:03 PM Greg Prelich <gprelich...> wrote:

> For those of you who frequent Forsythe NWR for your birding, it might be
> of interest that the refuge is proposing to allow pet walking on most of
> their trails. The proposal can be found here:
> https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/draft%20Pet%20Walking%20CD%20at%20Forsythe%20NWR_for%20public%20review%2010182018.pdf.
> The refuge manager has approved the policy and the public can comment on
> it. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to <forsythe...> <mailto:
> <forsythe...> until October 30.
>
> Greg Prelich
> Manchester, NJ
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Date: 10/20/18 7:27 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins
Two Pine Siskins are on the feeder this morning, the first I've seen in two
years.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

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Date: 10/19/18 4:56 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig east impoundment water level and MUD !!!
I hit pillow last night with the alarm set at 5:15 AM with the intent of heading down to Cape Island this morning.

But no action when the morning came. Reason ? I did not want to miss out on the yard/homewoods birding and I was so hopeful my yard would be dripping with birds, just like Cape Island was today. However, no dice.

With may tail between my legs I headed over to Brig hoping to find some white-rumped sandpipers for more study in case I have been lumping Baird’s in the same bucket.

Brig was very birdy. Yellow-breasted Chat at the beginning of the Leeds Eco trail. White-crowned sparrows at the at pay-fee station and at the visitor parking area.

High light of the day was looking at the extensive mudflat at the east impoundment. Not certain if it was intentional to lower the water level or it it was simply related to low tide. I would estimate several thousand Dunlins to even 10’s thousand. If one is hell bent trying to take a peek at all those shorebirds, Stilt, Pec, White-rumps and Least could be identified. Also very bright rufus looking Juv Dunlins as well.

Hopefully more mud observation at Brig tomorrow.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 10/19/18 1:50 pm
From: John Beetham <john.beetham...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Rutgers BT Gray -- NO
I was at the Black-throated Gray Warbler spot on Livingston campus from
about 1:30 to 3 pm this afternoon and did not see the bird.

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Date: 10/19/18 12:03 pm
From: Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] RU black-throated gray warbler not currently being seen
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Subject: RU black-throated gray warbler not currently being seen

Apologies for the previous double post.

The black-gray warbler was last seen around 11:45 am 19 Oct. 2018 in the
same area, a gravel path northeast of Rutgers Parking Lot 105. Around
noon, all bird activity quieted down. The warbler is probably still
there, but taking a break. It is definitely a different bird from the
East Windsor bird, perhaps a younger male. The throat has less black
and is less sharply defined and the black cheek stripe is narrower. The
streaking along the flanks seems a little duller. Nevertheless ... a
second black-thoated gray warbler in the state within a week ....

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/19/18 11:49 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] RU black-throated gray warbler not currently being seen
Apologies for the previous double post.

The black-gray warbler was last seen around 11:45 am 19 Oct. 2018 in the
same area, a gravel path northeast of Rutgers Parking Lot 105.  Around
noon, all bird activity quieted down. The warbler is probably still
there, but taking a break.  It is definitely a different bird from the
East Windsor bird, perhaps a younger male.  The throat has less black
and is less sharply defined and the black cheek stripe is narrower.  The
streaking along the flanks seems a little duller.  Nevertheless ... a
second black-thoated gray warbler in the state within a week ....

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/19/18 10:03 am
From: Greg Prelich <gprelich...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Forsythe NWR pet policy
For those of you who frequent Forsythe NWR for your birding, it might be of interest that the refuge is proposing to allow pet walking on most of their trails. The proposal can be found here: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/draft%20Pet%20Walking%20CD%20at%20Forsythe%20NWR_for%20public%20review%2010182018.pdf. The refuge manager has approved the policy and the public can comment on it. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to <forsythe...> <mailto:<forsythe...> until October 30.

Greg Prelich
Manchester, NJ

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Date: 10/19/18 9:37 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler


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Date: 10/19/2018 11:58 (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler

    Another btyw at the Rutgers Livingston campus.  It is being seen currently. Parking however is very dicey. The Rutgers solar covered lot (105) is close but patrolled.Susan Treesh SOMERSET Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> help:  <jerseybi-request...> archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 10/19/18 9:18 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler


The bird is along a gravel path directly NE of lot 105. Path also accessed from Rd 3 just before Sutton ' s Lane.Susan Treesh Somerset Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone 

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From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Date: 10/19/2018 11:58 (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler

    Another btyw at the Rutgers Livingston campus.  It is being seen currently. Parking however is very dicey. The Rutgers solar covered lot (105) is close but patrolled.Susan Treesh SOMERSET Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> help:  <jerseybi-request...> archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 10/19/18 9:10 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Directions to Raccoon Ridge, please
A friend has asked me where she can go hawk watching and get a workout at
the same time. I'll suggest Raccoon Ridge to her but I can't recall where
one parks to take the trail up the mountain.

Thanks

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 10/19/18 8:58 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Another black-throated gray warbler


Another btyw at the Rutgers Livingston campus.  It is being seen currently. Parking however is very dicey. The Rutgers solar covered lot (105) is close but patrolled.Susan Treesh SOMERSET Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone 


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Date: 10/19/18 8:58 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (18 Oct 2018) 434 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 30 156
Bald Eagle 11 76 150
Northern Harrier 1 18 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 299 1585 1971
Cooper's Hawk 13 274 299
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 32 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 52 168 184
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 8 9
American Kestrel 10 100 188
Merlin 22 100 125
Peregrine Falcon 4 40 61
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 13 28

Total: 434 2474 11298
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Patrick Keelen, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
SOBO's- Redeye, Huckleberry, and Tommyhawk
Best of luck the rest of the way !!

Hikers- 12


Weather:
Temps- 33-41deg.F Wind- NW@10-15 w/gusts to 20 diminishing later in the pm
to 7-12mph.
Clear blue skies

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:55I, 11:34I, 12:28I, 12:43I, 2:12A, 2:38I, 2:41I,
3:14I, 3:42I, 3:44A, 3:52A

GE- 8:15I, 8:30A, 12:47I, 3:58I

PG- 10:45I, 3:40A, 3:58I, 5:10A

Another solid October flight !
Many thanks to our great observation crew today which
included Brian Butler, Patrick Keelen, Al Ambler, and Tom Campbell. Many
thanks to Jack McCormack for conducting the count today. Great flight today
with a nice late push of Merlins. Half of the Merlins came thru during the
last hour of the day.
There were actually two choices for Bird of the Day:
A morning Golden eagle giving great looks accompanied by a Peregrine Falcon
was special.. as was a an afternoon Bald Eagle..also accompanied by a
Peregrine Falcon !!! Great stuff !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 1
========================================================================
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Date: 10/19/18 5:13 am
From: Susan Matson <smatson123...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Thank you notes requested
Dear all,
I am starting a campaign to thank the owner of the property who graciously let so many of us see the errant black throated warbler this week. While the property is now off limits due to his concerns about liability as crowds grew, I’m hoping to leave on a positive note, and to help him see how much this opportunity meant to us. Who knows..maybe it could be opened again to regular visits from a few individuals...but even if not, it would be the right thing to do. I’ve had discussions with him and would like to continue.

Please send notes of appreciation addressed to: Dear Mr. Ward
to me at <smatson123...>

Susan Matson


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Date: 10/18/18 5:46 pm
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Red-shouldered Hawk
Hello JerseyBirders:

As I stepped out this morning to walk my dog, I heard the hawk calling and calling and calling. Did not see it, too many leaves on the trees but it was in the back yard woods.

It would be so nice to know if it was last year's bird as one remained in the area all winter but this I will never know.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood


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Date: 10/18/18 4:12 pm
From: Cathy Blumig <info...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eastern Meadowlarks
Saw unusual "ornaments" this afternoon - a pair of Eastern Meadowlarks flying among our field of Christmas trees. Obviously, not a regular visitor and always a treat.

Joyful Birding,
Cathy Blumig
Wolgast Tree Farm & Apiary
Somerset, NJ

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Date: 10/18/18 3:22 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland bayshore, sparrows, migrants
Hello,
Well, the radar didn't look that good. When I went to bed last night or
this morning at 5:45am, but birds were around! Its NW winds and cold.
There are birds! I wanted to see if a morning flight like at east point
for Thompson's Beach. From what I saw this morning - no. But I didn't
give it much time. I wanted to get to the Nelsons sparrow spot. Thats
a tide and morning thing and I didn't want to miss it. There were birds around.
And maybe there was a typical morning flight in the area, but Thompsons is
off the flight path. I'll try again here next year.
Medium tide. Water levels looked low to me. There is a marsh restoration
project going on in that area. Not sure if that is affecting anything. Anyway,
only one Nelsons. And no Bittern for me.
It was the YR Warbler, Phoebe, and sparrow show when I went inland.
And Purple Finches and RB Nuthatches. No Siskins for me. Or late Connecticut!
I tried bush wacking. Phoebes numbers were super. A final big push before numbers
start declining? Or maybe I missed the big push with these funky winds.
I did manage an Orange crowned. And a Blackpoll. Etc.
Maple Ave. was perfect for shorebirds. The south side was mud. But I still remain
HUGO less.

Butterfly notes - the Monarchs were just starting to wake from the cedars at the
bay end of Thompsons beach rd. Not many! But a great site to see!

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/18/18 1:53 pm
From: Thomas Smith <mrtpjsmith...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes at Assunpink
There are two Sandhill Cranes currently at Lake Assunpink. If you take the
dirt road to the right of the large parking lot with the boat ramp and
drive east, you will come to a strip on the right side of the road that has
been plowed. It’s goes for some distance. Birds were in that strip.

Tom Smith
Hightstown, NJ


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Date: 10/18/18 1:25 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment again - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
Thank you for your kind words, Jim.

It appears that my original reply may have upset some birder(s). Emails and
public posting w/o face to face, eye to eye and live conversation just plain
su***.

Ok, I will fess up now one of the reasons why I did not visit. After the
initial findings/text alert/Jbirds post, I was so curious about the habitat
setting there I was dying to go to observe in live-action. Also, I was only
a few miles away last Sat as I was visiting my sister. I was uncertain if
the property was private or public so I bailed to keep my nose clean and to
stay away from potential birder/land owner conflict.

The main point I was trying to convey was I am assuming those very kind and
generous farmers who put up their lands for farmland preservations are also
concerned about preserving NJ's natural lands and ag industry. If my
assumption is true, if birders had asked for permission to enter those
farmers signed-up for the farmland preservation (thru easement), my guess is
most of the farmers/land owners may have no problem with it.

I did not meant to come across as *us birder have the right or entitled to
enter since those farmers are getting compensated with public money.

Yong Kong
Camden County



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Grieshaber
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:45 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Fw: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no
further access

Yong Kong,

Thank you for your effort in researching this property and the helpful
information you provided.

Jim Grieshaber
Somerset

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 17, 2018, at 7:50 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Yong Kong
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:20 PM
> To: <NJBIRDS...>
> Subject: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
>
> First of all, thank you to Ernie, Fairfax and Laurie for the follow-up
> update, and to be clear I am not disputing their findings and comments.
>
> I was unable to visit for myself, but you bet-you I did review every ebird
> reports to see the Patagonia effect !! Also, reviewed all current and
> historical aerial photographs in order to understand the habitat make-up
> of
> the area and the reason (if there is any) why this BT Gray Warbler decided
> to camp-out at this location.
>
> One photo showed the warbler in the Yew shrub (ornamental shrub), and
> along
> other reports, my take is this very special warbler may have been
> attracted
> to this property simply due to the current land-use, that is on-going
> disturbance, manipulation and habitat change on the property by way of
> natural succession.
>
> Therefore, I am not convinced that this property should be preserved and
> kick the farmer/property owner out in the name of bird-habitat
> conservation/preservation is the way to go simply based on the this
> warbler find.
>
> However, the link below shows the property is in farmland preservation
> program by way of easement purchase.
>
> Perhaps the link will provide additional avenue for local birders to seek
> out birds in other properties in Mercer County that have farmland
> preservation status, and
> gain access with the permission from the property owner, which has been
> compensated with public money.
>
> http://viewer.myidv.com/Map/71332c32178de944/Mercer-County
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
> -----Original Message----- From: L Larson
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:01 PM
> To: <NJBIRDS...>
> Subject: [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
>
> Please be advised that the property owner at Whitcomb Rd. in E. Windsor NJ
> has decided the property will now be posted. Please obey No Trespassing
> signs.
>
> This is according to information on the Jerseybirds Listserv. Please
> update
> there if you have further information on this bird. Thanks.
>
> Laurie Larson
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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>
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Date: 10/18/18 6:18 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Oct 2018) 32 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 26 152
Bald Eagle 4 65 139
Northern Harrier 0 17 33
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1286 1672
Cooper's Hawk 5 261 286
Northern Goshawk 1 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 23 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 8 116 132
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 5 90 178
Merlin 3 78 103
Peregrine Falcon 0 36 57
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 32 2040 10864
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Roger Johnson

Weather:
Temps 40-50deg.F Winds-AM W@5-10mph increasing in the pm
Partly Cloudy

Raptor Observations:
BE- 4 TOTAL (3A, 1I )
NG-1 Adult

Many thanks to Roger Johnson for his coverage today !
Roger did not give me a Bird of the Day choice but it
would be a "no-brainer".. he had an Adult Goshawk pass
by at apprx. 50 feet !!!! This raptor is getting to be
a rare sight anymore and getting a close adult is very special indeed !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
1- Ruffed Grouse !!!
5- Pine Siskins
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 10/18/18 3:46 am
From: Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Fw: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
Yong Kong,

Thank you for your effort in researching this property and the helpful information you provided.

Jim Grieshaber
Somerset

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 17, 2018, at 7:50 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Yong Kong
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:20 PM
> To: <NJBIRDS...>
> Subject: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
>
> First of all, thank you to Ernie, Fairfax and Laurie for the follow-up
> update, and to be clear I am not disputing their findings and comments.
>
> I was unable to visit for myself, but you bet-you I did review every ebird
> reports to see the Patagonia effect !! Also, reviewed all current and
> historical aerial photographs in order to understand the habitat make-up of
> the area and the reason (if there is any) why this BT Gray Warbler decided
> to camp-out at this location.
>
> One photo showed the warbler in the Yew shrub (ornamental shrub), and along
> other reports, my take is this very special warbler may have been attracted
> to this property simply due to the current land-use, that is on-going
> disturbance, manipulation and habitat change on the property by way of natural succession.
>
> Therefore, I am not convinced that this property should be preserved and
> kick the farmer/property owner out in the name of bird-habitat
> conservation/preservation is the way to go simply based on the this warbler find.
>
> However, the link below shows the property is in farmland preservation
> program by way of easement purchase.
>
> Perhaps the link will provide additional avenue for local birders to seek
> out birds in other properties in Mercer County that have farmland preservation status, and
> gain access with the permission from the property owner, which has been
> compensated with public money.
>
> http://viewer.myidv.com/Map/71332c32178de944/Mercer-County
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
> -----Original Message----- From: L Larson
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:01 PM
> To: <NJBIRDS...>
> Subject: [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
>
> Please be advised that the property owner at Whitcomb Rd. in E. Windsor NJ
> has decided the property will now be posted. Please obey No Trespassing
> signs.
>
> This is according to information on the Jerseybirds Listserv. Please update
> there if you have further information on this bird. Thanks.
>
> Laurie Larson
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <njbirds-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
>
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Date: 10/17/18 8:06 pm
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler
As previous posts have mentioned, access to the location of the warbler
will not be available as of tomorrow. Was there this afternoon for about
three hours from 2:30 until about 5:30, but did not see the bird. Others
who were there when we first arrived said that the bird had been last seen
about 1:30, but the appearance of Sharp-shinned hawks in the area may have
driven it out of that location (or worse). Cape May warbler was still
present.


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Date: 10/17/18 8:05 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fw: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access
-----Original Message-----
From: Yong Kong
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:20 PM
To: <NJBIRDS...>
Subject: Yong Comment - [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access

First of all, thank you to Ernie, Fairfax and Laurie for the follow-up
update, and to be clear I am not disputing their findings and comments.

I was unable to visit for myself, but you bet-you I did review every ebird
reports to see the Patagonia effect !! Also, reviewed all current and
historical aerial photographs in order to understand the habitat make-up of
the area and the reason (if there is any) why this BT Gray Warbler decided
to camp-out at this location.

One photo showed the warbler in the Yew shrub (ornamental shrub), and along
other reports, my take is this very special warbler may have been attracted
to this property simply due to the current land-use, that is on-going
disturbance, manipulation and habitat change on the property by way of
natural succession.

Therefore, I am not convinced that this property should be preserved and
kick the farmer/property owner out in the name of bird-habitat
conservation/preservation is the way to go simply based on the this warbler
find.

However, the link below shows the property is in farmland preservation
program by way of easement purchase.

Perhaps the link will provide additional avenue for local birders to seek
out birds in other properties in Mercer County that have farmland
preservation status, and
gain access with the permission from the property owner, which has been
compensated with public money.

http://viewer.myidv.com/Map/71332c32178de944/Mercer-County

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: L Larson
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:01 PM
To: <NJBIRDS...>
Subject: [NJBIRDS] BT Gray Warbler - no further access

Please be advised that the property owner at Whitcomb Rd. in E. Windsor NJ
has decided the property will now be posted. Please obey No Trespassing
signs.

This is according to information on the Jerseybirds Listserv. Please update
there if you have further information on this bird. Thanks.

Laurie Larson

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Date: 10/17/18 3:37 pm
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Asbury Park/Allenhurst
James,
Do you believe the Peregrines will migrate?

Karen
Ocean

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 17, 2018, at 11:23 AM, James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> wrote:
>
> Just had a juvenile BE flyover and was attacked by both peregrines coming off the watertower.
> RTH followed as did a NoHa.
> Across the water is a large flock of blackbirds +200.
> In the yard I had a small group of GC and RC kinglets, 1 common ytw, 1 eastern phoebe and 1 pewee.
>
> Ravens continue throughout, very vocal.
>
> Great Birding!!!
> --James
> Asbury Park
>
> PS the canon sx70 is out now so I should have some pix again starting next week.
>
>
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Date: 10/17/18 12:16 pm
From: Susan Matson <smatson123...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] BTYW
Important update: property owner will no longer allow birders on his property, per Ernie Hahn.
Property will be posted tomorrow. (Whitcomb Road. Adjacent to Hancock Field, East Windsor)

We were lucky to have the opportunity while we did.

Susan Matson

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 17, 2018, at 3:04 PM, Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> BTYW, that is.
>
>> On Oct 17, 2018, at 1:35 PM, Jim Grieshaber <jim_grieshaber...> wrote:
>>
>> Black-throated Gray Warbler present.
>> 1:30 PM
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
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Date: 10/17/18 12:05 pm
From: Ernest Hahn <ernestphahn...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Whitcomb Road Property
This is the property where the Black-throated Gray has been seen. This is private property and we were informed by the property owner today that he would no longer allow access and that property will be posted tomorrow. Sorry to have to provide this information but I wanted to help folks avoid a wasted trip or worse, get in trouble.

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Date: 10/17/18 12:05 pm
From: Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] BTGY
BTYW, that is.

> On Oct 17, 2018, at 1:35 PM, Jim Grieshaber <jim_grieshaber...> wrote:
>
> Black-throated Gray Warbler present.
> 1:30 PM
>
> Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 10/17/18 10:38 am
From: Jim Grieshaber <000003f94418c696-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] BTGY
Black-throated Gray Warbler present.
1:30 PM

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Date: 10/17/18 9:37 am
From: Lisa Potash <lisapotash6...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Seeing Purple at Halifax Road
Marc and all,

You might want to check out Crestwood Lake/Allendale for Vesper Sparrow.

Yesterday, a couple of birding buddies and I went there (nice spot for fall
sparrows) and upon first go round (side of drained lake on side of upper
athletic fields) we had no Vesper, but lots of good activity and variety.

While we were walking the park perimeter, Richard K. was kind enough to
stop his car to let us know he had seen Vesper, so we headed back to the
area.
We weren’t disappointed as we had 2 in good view/long looks along the
reed/grass line, until they flew to the trees lining the upper soccer
field.
Not sure if they stuck around, but there’s a chance they will.

We did have Vesper and Clay-colored in this location first week of
Nov/‘last season.

Good Birding,
Lisa Potash
Oakland

On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> wrote:

> Jerseybirders,
>
> I've been going to Overpeck Park in Teaneck/Leonia with some frequency
> recently, watching the skies overhead and the deep grasses underfoot,
> listening and looking for Pine Siskins and Vesper Sparrows. I've
> encountered neither, though a visit last week yielded flyover (and visible)
> Pipits, and a walkaround earlier this week provided
> less-than-fifteen-feet-away views of three (!) Yellow-billed Cuckoos at
> "shrub level," a Lincoln's Sparrow (my favorite emberizid) perched high on
> a twig in full sun, and a simply stunning gold-and-brown Bobolink as well.
>
> Today, however, I needed a change of pace and went to Mahwah to be among
> the mugwort. As it turns out, I also got to be amidst a Purple Finch
> invasion. From the moment of my arrival until my departure 90 minutes
> later, the "pik pik pik" calls of Purple Finches were everywhere and
> constant. My list says 50 individuals, but I think there were far more
> than that. Small flocks moved overhead, the males brilliant in the morning
> sun and easily identifiable. In nearly every tree or bush that had
> berries, there were more, males and females together, quietly chatting with
> one another. At one point, another small group lifted off the ground,
> where they'd been picking away at mugwort seeds.
>
> The morning light also shone brightly on numerous Palm Warblers, RC
> Kinglets, YR Warblers, one Blue-headed Vireo, a Nashville Warbler, and
> dozens of expected sparrows (Song, Swamp, White-throated, one Savannah, one
> adult White-crowned), but no Vesper. I did hear one flyover Pine Siskin,
> offering that "drag of metal combs across a file" call. I also observed
> one late Broad-winged Hawk, soaring with a Cooper's Hawk, and four somewhat
> late Chimney Swifts, careening crazily through the bright azure sky.
>
> Purple from the finches, bright yellow from the Palm Warblers, olive from
> the RC Kinglets: a glorious palette of feather pigments amidst the
> multi-colored autumn vegetation. It was really wonderful. 35 species on
> this clear and brisk morning.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Marc Chelemer
> Tenafly
> (323)
>
>
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Date: 10/17/18 9:00 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Seeing Purple at Halifax Road
Jerseybirders,

I've been going to Overpeck Park in Teaneck/Leonia with some frequency recently, watching the skies overhead and the deep grasses underfoot, listening and looking for Pine Siskins and Vesper Sparrows. I've encountered neither, though a visit last week yielded flyover (and visible) Pipits, and a walkaround earlier this week provided less-than-fifteen-feet-away views of three (!) Yellow-billed Cuckoos at "shrub level," a Lincoln's Sparrow (my favorite emberizid) perched high on a twig in full sun, and a simply stunning gold-and-brown Bobolink as well.

Today, however, I needed a change of pace and went to Mahwah to be among the mugwort. As it turns out, I also got to be amidst a Purple Finch invasion. From the moment of my arrival until my departure 90 minutes later, the "pik pik pik" calls of Purple Finches were everywhere and constant. My list says 50 individuals, but I think there were far more than that. Small flocks moved overhead, the males brilliant in the morning sun and easily identifiable. In nearly every tree or bush that had berries, there were more, males and females together, quietly chatting with one another. At one point, another small group lifted off the ground, where they'd been picking away at mugwort seeds.

The morning light also shone brightly on numerous Palm Warblers, RC Kinglets, YR Warblers, one Blue-headed Vireo, a Nashville Warbler, and dozens of expected sparrows (Song, Swamp, White-throated, one Savannah, one adult White-crowned), but no Vesper. I did hear one flyover Pine Siskin, offering that "drag of metal combs across a file" call. I also observed one late Broad-winged Hawk, soaring with a Cooper's Hawk, and four somewhat late Chimney Swifts, careening crazily through the bright azure sky.

Purple from the finches, bright yellow from the Palm Warblers, olive from the RC Kinglets: a glorious palette of feather pigments amidst the multi-colored autumn vegetation. It was really wonderful. 35 species on this clear and brisk morning.

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
(323)


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Date: 10/17/18 8:22 am
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Asbury Park/Allenhurst
Just had a juvenile BE flyover and was attacked by both peregrines coming off the watertower.
RTH followed as did a NoHa.
Across the water is a large flock of blackbirds +200.
In the yard I had a small group of GC and RC kinglets, 1 common ytw, 1 eastern phoebe and 1 pewee.

Ravens continue throughout, very vocal.

Great Birding!!!
--James
Asbury Park

PS the canon sx70 is out now so I should have some pix again starting next week.


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Date: 10/17/18 6:19 am
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler remains in East Windsor
Thank you so much, Susan, for the post this morning. I was away and not checking my JerseyBirds account so I did not hear about the bird until I returned home. I am happy to hear the bird is still there and sincerely appreciate the post as I would like to plan see it.

Congrats to the person who found the bird and thanks to all who have been posting its' whereabouts.

Sandra McNicol
Kingwood Twp.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Treesh" <sktreesh...>
To: "JERSEYBI" <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:08:14 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler remains in East Windsor

The black-throated gray warbler is present again this morning, 17
October 2018, in the same area as before.

I received several responses regarding previous sightings.  Apparently
most have appeared only briefly, but the Princeton bird in 1981-82
stayed for several weeks.

Out-of-area birders attending the Cape May Bird Festival, which starts
tomorrow, may be interested in getting a look at this bird, which is
only a few miles off of the New Jersey Turnpike, so if possible keep
updates coming either to here or the text alerts, at least through the
weekend.

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/17/18 6:09 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler remains in East Windsor
The black-throated gray warbler is present again this morning, 17
October 2018, in the same area as before.

I received several responses regarding previous sightings.  Apparently
most have appeared only briefly, but the Princeton bird in 1981-82
stayed for several weeks.

Out-of-area birders attending the Cape May Bird Festival, which starts
tomorrow, may be interested in getting a look at this bird, which is
only a few miles off of the New Jersey Turnpike, so if possible keep
updates coming either to here or the text alerts, at least through the
weekend.

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/17/18 4:57 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Oct 2018) 493 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 26 152
Bald Eagle 9 61 135
Northern Harrier 1 17 33
Sharp-shinned Hawk 321 1286 1672
Cooper's Hawk 65 256 281
Northern Goshawk 1 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 17 23
Broad-winged Hawk 1 26 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 50 108 124
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 4 5
American Kestrel 12 85 173
Merlin 13 75 100
Peregrine Falcon 5 36 57
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 8 23

Total: 493 2008 10832
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

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

Visitors:
SOBO's- Snuggles, Earth Surfer- Best of luck the rest of the way !!!


Weather:
Temp 38-55deg.F Winds-Started NNW@ 10-15mph diminshing
to 5mph later in the PM. Partly Cloudy

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:14A, 10:15A, 10:50A, 11:32A, 11:34A, 11:35A,
12:10I, (2) 2:25A

GE- 1:55I
PG- 10:15A, 11:50A, 3:48A, 4:20A, 4:35A
NG- Imm

Another great day on the ridge with 13 species of raptors recorded !!!
Great job by Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell, Al Ambler, Brian Butler. Many
thanks to Brian Butler for running the count today !! Way to go guys !!
Lot's of close encounters with raptors today but the pick for Bird of the
Day goes to the adult Peregrine Falcon that came right in to the owl decoy
in that magical Coon late afternoon light !!! W-O-W !!!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens
TV'S & BV's
Monarch- 2
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Date: 10/16/18 11:36 am
From: Rose <0000049fa5a9715e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Highland Park/Piscataway Bald Eagles
Wonderful news!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 16, 2018, at 12:12 PM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> Saw two Bald Eagles fly over yesterday while I was checking my mailbox
> in Highland Park. Always good to have them as yard birds. :-)
>
> One of the Johnson Park eagles was perched in the usual spot this AM
> at 7:00. Not there at 10:30...
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
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Date: 10/16/18 9:14 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Highland Park/Piscataway Bald Eagles
Saw two Bald Eagles fly over yesterday while I was checking my mailbox
in Highland Park. Always good to have them as yard birds. :-)

One of the Johnson Park eagles was perched in the usual spot this AM
at 7:00. Not there at 10:30...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 10/16/18 5:17 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler continues in East Windsor
As per the North Jersey rarities alert, the black-throated gray warbler
is still present this morning, 16 Oct. 2018, assuming in the same area
(Hancock Field for parking, East Windsor).

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/15/18 1:51 pm
From: Robert Rothberg <grebthor...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler still present
Thanks to all who replied. Going over shortly.

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 3:58 PM jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
wrote:

> Was not seen in first half of afternoon. We left about 2.30.
>
> On October 15, 2018 at 9:38 AM Robert Rothberg <grebthor...> wrote:
>
>
> I plan to give this a try this afternoon. Does anyone know if it has been
> reported today?
>
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:13 AM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>
> The North Jersey rarities list reports the BT Gray is still present,
> presumably in the same area (near Hancock Field in East Windsor). Does
> this species typically linger?
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
> >
> >
>
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Date: 10/15/18 10:31 am
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler & other nice birds/ Gift to Property Owner?
PS While I was there I looked into the ownership/Preservation status of this property using a great tool: NJ “Conservation Blueprint” It’s a publicly accessible, very handy website developed at Rowan University with Nature Conservancy and lots of other partners:

https://www.njmap2.com/blueprint/

Navigating to their “Parcel Explorer” map shows this is private property*. Click on parcel and brings up records. Very handy to know if you’re trespassing btw. This 30 acre site with chicken coop is a former nursery. Sign around corner shows property is “for sale by owner.” If this or other places are consistently exceptional for birds, then this tool can aid in conservation efforts.

Conservation Blueprint Works much better on desktop than mobile but is still works in the field if you’re concerned about access. Wish you could click pointer showing where you stand. Hope they release a mobile version.

PS: *Rumor is police were called by owner but they took notes and left so far so good.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 15, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...> wrote:
>
> I went to see the Black-throated Gray Warbler yesterday, October 14th, and
> was not disappointed. I was there from about 2pm to 4pm and it would put
> on a show about every half hour, then disappear (was it intentionally
> making rounds?). Also present were the following: Cape May Warbler (nice
> coloring); Tennessee Warbler; Blackpoll Warbler; Yellow-rumped Warbler,
> Blue-Headed Vireo, RC Kinglet, YB Sapsucker, and at least 8 sparrow species
> (Lincoln's, Swamp, White-crowned, Field, Chipping, Song, Savannah, and
> Clay-colored). I personally did not see the Clay-colored (although I
> desperately tried), but at least one other person there saw it. I might
> have seen a Fox Sparrow, too, but it vanished before I could lock the i.d.
> down. Amazingly, no White-throated Sparrow. Does anyone know if this
> place and the field that you walk along on the way there from Whitcomb Road
> is always that good for sparrows in the fall?
>
> On a related note, has anyone ever taken a nice photo of a rare bird on
> private property and then given a matted and framed copy of it to the
> cooperating/tolerant/reluctant property owner? I think it would be a great
> gesture. Perhaps NJ Audubon could get involved and also present a framed
> certificate of appreciation. Something to seriously think about.
>
> Jeff Climpson
> Flemington, NJ
>
>
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Date: 10/15/18 9:55 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (14 Oct 2018) 94 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 21 147
Bald Eagle 3 52 126
Northern Harrier 1 16 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 76 965 1351
Cooper's Hawk 6 191 216
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 11 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 25 8050
Red-tailed Hawk 0 58 74
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 4
American Kestrel 2 73 161
Merlin 2 62 87
Peregrine Falcon 1 31 52
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 20

Total: 94 1515 10339
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
SOBO- "Mohawk"- Best of luck the rest of the way !

Stephen Bagen and Maura Griffin
Craig Stockert, Phil Rodriguez
Joe Furrer, and Frank M.

Hikers- 21


Weather:
Temps 40-49degF Winds-NW@3-7MPH in early am becoming more variable and
than switching to SW@ 5-10MPH
Heavy cloud cover throughout the day

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:50I, 11:52I, 12:28I
PG- 2:50I

Most of our flight today was off the ridge to the south.
Somewhat distant looks although we did have a few close
Sharpies. Bird of the Day was a tough call but the Northern Harrier ( was a
Gray Ghost) that came in head on before turning away from the ridge gets
the nod.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 6
Ravens- Flock of 18
Loon- 1
TV's & BV's
RB Nuthatch- 1
Flocks of Canada Geese moving throughout the day
========================================================================
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Date: 10/15/18 9:39 am
From: Robert Rothberg <grebthor...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler still present
I plan to give this a try this afternoon. Does anyone know if it has been
reported today?

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:13 AM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> The North Jersey rarities list reports the BT Gray is still present,
> presumably in the same area (near Hancock Field in East Windsor). Does
> this species typically linger?
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
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Date: 10/15/18 9:20 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (13 Oct 2018) 271 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 19 145
Bald Eagle 6 49 123
Northern Harrier 4 15 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 203 889 1275
Cooper's Hawk 14 185 210
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 10 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 25 8050
Red-tailed Hawk 9 58 74
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 4
American Kestrel 13 71 159
Merlin 16 60 85
Peregrine Falcon 5 30 51
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 20

Total: 271 1421 10245
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Hardiman, Sara Hart, Tom Bailey

Visitors:
Austin Falciani- Welcome !

Hikers- 31


Weather:
Temp-49degF Wind NW@2-7mph with gusts to 12mph
Heavy cloud cover with morning showers until 11:00am
Partial clearing later in the day

Raptor Observations:
First order of business is a follow up to my post from
Friday October 12th. Brian Hardiman was kind enough to
go back into the archives and we DID SET A NEW SITE RECORD FOR COOPER'S
HAWKS ON 10/12/18 WITH 140 COOPS TALLIED !! The old record was 99 Coopers
Hawks counted
on October 7th, 1989.
Congrats to all who helped tally this incredible flight!

For our Saturday count I'd like to thank Tom Bailey
for hiking in to the ridge in the rain and getting the
count started at 10:00am. I joined Tom at 11:30am.
We had a nice afternoon flight. Tom's Bird of the Day
choice goes to the 2 Merlins that came down ridge together and attacked a
Sharpie. They continued down ridge only to turn and come back to harass a
second
Sharpie before deciding it was time to move along for good !

BE- 12:55A, 4:15A,4:18I, 4:25A,4:47I, 5:29I
PG- 3:04I, 4:44A, 5:15A, 5:34A, 5:38I

An additional 4 Peregrines seen but not counted as they
moved back and forth along the ridge. At one point we had 3 Peregrines in
the bins at one time. That does not happen often !!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 17
Ravens-2
Purple Finch, Blue Jays, Robins, Crows
2-YB Sapsucker, Northern Flickers, Red-bellied woodpecker
WB Nuthatch
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Date: 10/15/18 9:07 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler & other nice birds/ Gift to Property Owner?
I have an alternate proposal. Please send me a check for any amount and I
will present the total to the current tenant
Bob Dodelson
305 Valencia Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:51 AM Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...>
wrote:

> I went to see the Black-throated Gray Warbler yesterday, October 14th, and
> was not disappointed. I was there from about 2pm to 4pm and it would put
> on a show about every half hour, then disappear (was it intentionally
> making rounds?). Also present were the following: Cape May Warbler (nice
> coloring); Tennessee Warbler; Blackpoll Warbler; Yellow-rumped Warbler,
> Blue-Headed Vireo, RC Kinglet, YB Sapsucker, and at least 8 sparrow species
> (Lincoln's, Swamp, White-crowned, Field, Chipping, Song, Savannah, and
> Clay-colored). I personally did not see the Clay-colored (although I
> desperately tried), but at least one other person there saw it. I might
> have seen a Fox Sparrow, too, but it vanished before I could lock the i.d.
> down. Amazingly, no White-throated Sparrow. Does anyone know if this
> place and the field that you walk along on the way there from Whitcomb Road
> is always that good for sparrows in the fall?
>
> On a related note, has anyone ever taken a nice photo of a rare bird on
> private property and then given a matted and framed copy of it to the
> cooperating/tolerant/reluctant property owner? I think it would be a great
> gesture. Perhaps NJ Audubon could get involved and also present a framed
> certificate of appreciation. Something to seriously think about.
>
> Jeff Climpson
> Flemington, NJ
>
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Date: 10/15/18 8:51 am
From: Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated Gray Warbler & other nice birds/ Gift to Property Owner?
I went to see the Black-throated Gray Warbler yesterday, October 14th, and
was not disappointed. I was there from about 2pm to 4pm and it would put
on a show about every half hour, then disappear (was it intentionally
making rounds?). Also present were the following: Cape May Warbler (nice
coloring); Tennessee Warbler; Blackpoll Warbler; Yellow-rumped Warbler,
Blue-Headed Vireo, RC Kinglet, YB Sapsucker, and at least 8 sparrow species
(Lincoln's, Swamp, White-crowned, Field, Chipping, Song, Savannah, and
Clay-colored). I personally did not see the Clay-colored (although I
desperately tried), but at least one other person there saw it. I might
have seen a Fox Sparrow, too, but it vanished before I could lock the i.d.
down. Amazingly, no White-throated Sparrow. Does anyone know if this
place and the field that you walk along on the way there from Whitcomb Road
is always that good for sparrows in the fall?

On a related note, has anyone ever taken a nice photo of a rare bird on
private property and then given a matted and framed copy of it to the
cooperating/tolerant/reluctant property owner? I think it would be a great
gesture. Perhaps NJ Audubon could get involved and also present a framed
certificate of appreciation. Something to seriously think about.

Jeff Climpson
Flemington, NJ


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Date: 10/15/18 5:13 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler still present
The North Jersey rarities list reports the BT Gray is still present,
presumably in the same area (near Hancock Field in East Windsor).  Does
this species typically linger?

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/14/18 11:10 am
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program on Monday, Oct. 15
Dear Jersey Birders -

You are invited to join members and friends of Washington Crossing Audubon
Society on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm for a program entitled: *
"Cooperation and Conflict: the Bizarre Breeding Behaviors of Tropical
Cuckoos" by Christina Riehl, Asst. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology at Princeton University. *Location is Stainton Hall, The
Pennington School, Pennington NJ.

The program is open to the public and free of charge (donations to WCAS are
welcome). For more information and detailed directions, visit our website
www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org.


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Date: 10/14/18 9:51 am
From: vincent N <vfn7...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mercer Corp Park: Robbinsville : Canvasback
Breeding plumage bird in front pond. Nervous bird.

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Date: 10/14/18 6:17 am
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] BT Gray Today?
Just saw reported at 7:37 am today

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 14, 2018, at 7:52 AM, Aiden Dartley <adartley123...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone been able to relocate the Black-Throated Gray Warbler today?
> Many thanks.
>
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Date: 10/14/18 4:53 am
From: Aiden Dartley <adartley123...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] BT Gray Today?
Has anyone been able to relocate the Black-Throated Gray Warbler today?
Many thanks.


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Date: 10/13/18 4:39 pm
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Purple Finches in Chatsworth
Very cool!

On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 16:45 Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...>
wrote:

> 15 female and 3 male Purple Finch at the feeders at Scherman Hoffman
> today. 1 Rose-breasted grosbeak. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, a couple
> Sapsuckers seen along the trails.
> Mike
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Chemguy NJ
> Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 4:26 PM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Purple Finches in Chatsworth
>
> At the moment, there are two male and three female purple finches at my
> feeders along with a number of both Red and White-bellied Nuthatches.
> Could be a banner year for winter finches, crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks,
> et al., here in the Pine Barrens. Off to Cape May tomorrow morning. NW
> winds blowing all day. Could be special. Joe Palumbo and Liz Bender.
>
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Date: 10/13/18 1:46 pm
From: Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Purple Finches in Chatsworth
15 female and 3 male Purple Finch at the feeders at Scherman Hoffman today. 1 Rose-breasted grosbeak. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, a couple Sapsuckers seen along the trails.
Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Chemguy NJ
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 4:26 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Purple Finches in Chatsworth

At the moment, there are two male and three female purple finches at my feeders along with a number of both Red and White-bellied Nuthatches.
Could be a banner year for winter finches, crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks, et al., here in the Pine Barrens. Off to Cape May tomorrow morning. NW
winds blowing all day. Could be special. Joe Palumbo and Liz Bender.


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Date: 10/13/18 1:27 pm
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Purple Finches in Chatsworth
At the moment, there are two male and three female purple finches at my
feeders along with a number of both Red and White-bellied Nuthatches.
Could be a banner year for winter finches, crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks,
et al., here in the Pine Barrens. Off to Cape May tomorrow morning. NW
winds blowing all day. Could be special. Joe Palumbo and Liz Bender.


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Date: 10/13/18 10:17 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
While I've had Purple Finches daily now for two weeks, just this morning I
was speculating with a friend about if/when Pine Siskins would arrive.
Knowing that Common Redpolls also are in the area I will have to keep my
eyes peeled for them.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> wrote:

> I am inland (southern Hunterdon County) and had 5 Purple Finches (2
> beautiful adult males) at my feeders this morning.
>
> Joan
> Ringoes, NJ
>
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM Tom Brown <tshrike19...> wrote:
>
> > Sorry, I didn’t mention location, I’m in Middletown, Monmouth Cty.
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM Tom Brown <tshrike19...> wrote:
> >
> > > I was happy to see up to 8 pine siskins on one of my feeders (had a
> bunch
> > > flyover on sandy hook this morning along with good numbers of purple
> > > finch), was very surprised when a redpoll landed on neighbors fence
> > behind
> > > feeder. Likely the earliest I recall having common redpoll, I assume
> it
> > > was mixed in with the siskins, which have diminished to 2 at feeder.
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > Tom Brown
> > >
> >
> >
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Date: 10/13/18 9:11 am
From: jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] BT Gray still present
The BT Gray Warbler was seen today around 9am by many observer in shrub row that runs into treeline along the grassy path.

(since no updates here on jerseybirds).

PS lost the football game. but got a lifer <happy dance>

Jimmy Lee

South Brunswick, NJ


> On October 13, 2018 at 4:51 AM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> Text alert indicates BT GRAY still present, same area.
> Susan Treesh Somerset 
>
> Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone 
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Date: 10/13/18 9:00 am
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
I am inland (southern Hunterdon County) and had 5 Purple Finches (2
beautiful adult males) at my feeders this morning.

Joan
Ringoes, NJ

On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM Tom Brown <tshrike19...> wrote:

> Sorry, I didn’t mention location, I’m in Middletown, Monmouth Cty.
>
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM Tom Brown <tshrike19...> wrote:
>
> > I was happy to see up to 8 pine siskins on one of my feeders (had a bunch
> > flyover on sandy hook this morning along with good numbers of purple
> > finch), was very surprised when a redpoll landed on neighbors fence
> behind
> > feeder. Likely the earliest I recall having common redpoll, I assume it
> > was mixed in with the siskins, which have diminished to 2 at feeder.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Tom Brown
> >
>
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Date: 10/13/18 8:29 am
From: Tom Brown <tshrike19...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
Sorry, I didn’t mention location, I’m in Middletown, Monmouth Cty.

On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM Tom Brown <tshrike19...> wrote:

> I was happy to see up to 8 pine siskins on one of my feeders (had a bunch
> flyover on sandy hook this morning along with good numbers of purple
> finch), was very surprised when a redpoll landed on neighbors fence behind
> feeder. Likely the earliest I recall having common redpoll, I assume it
> was mixed in with the siskins, which have diminished to 2 at feeder.
>
> Cheers
> Tom Brown
>


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Date: 10/13/18 7:45 am
From: Tom Brown <tshrike19...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Common redpoll
I was happy to see up to 8 pine siskins on one of my feeders (had a bunch
flyover on sandy hook this morning along with good numbers of purple
finch), was very surprised when a redpoll landed on neighbors fence behind
feeder. Likely the earliest I recall having common redpoll, I assume it
was mixed in with the siskins, which have diminished to 2 at feeder.

Cheers
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Date: 10/13/18 4:52 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] BT Gray still present



Text alert indicates BT GRAY still present, same area.
Susan Treesh Somerset 

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Date: 10/13/18 4:41 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (12 Oct 2018) 718 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 19 145
Bald Eagle 27 43 117
Northern Harrier 5 11 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 390 686 1072
Cooper's Hawk 140 171 196
Northern Goshawk 1 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 9 15
Broad-winged Hawk 2 25 8050
Red-tailed Hawk 38 49 65
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 3 4
American Kestrel 52 58 146
Merlin 28 44 69
Peregrine Falcon 17 25 46
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 5 20

Total: 718 1150 9974
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

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

Visitors:
Jeff Climpson ( Thanks again for your spotting efforts today )
John Berry and Monica Gallen
Lindsay Chirico- Welcome back to the ridge !
Frank M. and family

Hikers- 9


Weather:
Temps 48-54deg.F, Winds-NW@10-20mph with gusts to 26mph+
Visibility- Heavy cloud cover in am cleared out to partly sunny skies in
pm.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 7:30I, 7:56I, 8:22A, 8:26I, 8:34I, 9:15I, 9:23A, 9:45A, (2) 9:45I,
10:03A,
10:20I, (3) 10:40I, 10:42I, (2) 10:49I, 11:15A, 12:20A, 12:46A, 12:55A,
(2) 1:01A, 1:36I, 2:44A, 4:07A

GE- 8:54I, 10:47I, 5:34I

PG- (2) 7:35UA, 7:50I, 8:01I, 8:57UA, 9:10A, 9:29A, 10:59UA, 11:07A,
11:35A,
2:29UA, 2:35I, 2:47A, 3:55A, 4:23A, 4:45A, 5:56A

NG- 2:17I

This was a day that hawk watchers live for !!! A day that featured 13
species of raptors. An incredible "push" of Coopers hawks ( possible new
site record), strong movement of Sharpies and falcon action all day long.
Throw a few Golden Eagles and a Goshawk into the mix and you have a day
that will not soon be forgotten ! Many,many thanks to the great team of
observers including Brian H, Brian B, Phil R, Tom C, and visitor Jeff
Climpson.
We had birds in the air non-stop from start to finish. Brian Hardiman and I
hiked in by headlamp to be on the ridge by first light. We had 8 species of
raptors move past the ridge between 7:30-8:00am!!
Bird of the Day honors goes to our first Golden Eagle of the day which gave
us some beautiful looks in nice light showing off both the underside and
topside and that beautiful golden hackle !! LOVE IT !!!
Did I mention the Coopers Hawks ??!?! Today's number was incredible and we
will have to go back into the archives to see if we have a new site
record.
This is a day that will stick with me for a LONG time !!
Thanks to all for your help and company today. I just wish all of the
regular crew were able to be up on the ridge with us for this memorable
day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens
TV's & BV's
Monarch- 17
Ring-necked snake
Flocks of Canada geese ( many)
Noticeable movement of Northern Flickers
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Date: 10/13/18 3:35 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Migration Alert!
All data point to a very big day in Cape May today from songbirds to raptors, to monarch butterflies. Get down here if you can!

Cheers

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Date: 10/12/18 4:52 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Meadowlands article - very good news
My neighbor gave me her print copy of today’s article in the Courier-Post of south Jersey.
It’s on the meadowlands. I have heard bits and pieces of this over the years, nice to see in
one spot. I was going to try and find the article on-line, and did from other areas from a month ago.
So if this is old news, my apologies - it makes good reading for south Jersey folks who don’t know
the story behind the Meadowlands.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2018/09/12/meadowlands-now-haven-birds-according-audubon/1123676002/ <https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2018/09/12/meadowlands-now-haven-birds-according-audubon/1123676002/>


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Date: 10/12/18 3:59 pm
From: jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
All,

To add some info on directions, Whitcomb Rd is more a gravel 'lane' rather than a paved road. This lane could easily be confused with a driveway of one of the adjacent houses.

There should be (was) a wooden sign reading Hancock Field at ground level.

As for Sat morning there will be football games so parking can be difficult. Don't know about Sun.

HTH.

Good birding.

Jimmy Lee

> On October 12, 2018 at 3:36 PM Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> mailto:<jdetyna...> > wrote:
>
>
> I sent my message before I read Susan’s. Her address will definitely get
> you to the right place. Thanks Susan.
> Joan
> Ringoes
>
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 6:32 PM Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> mailto:<jdetyna...> > wrote:
>
> > > I don’t think that there is an address that will take you there John.
> > So....
> >
> > >
> > > From the corner of Conover Road and Old York road, go south on Old York.
> >
> > >
> > > Take a left (east) onto Windsor-Perrineville Road (there is a light). It
> > MAY be the first light south of Conover.
> >
> > >
> > > Almost immediately turn right (South)
> > onto Whitcomb. It is a little, easy to miss road (If you pass a cemetery
> > you have gone too far).
> >
> > >
> > > There will be a parking lot down this road on your left. Park there and
> > walk back the way you came until you see a mowed path (on your left as you
> > walk north). Take the path and go almost to the end of that path where
> > there is a coniferous tree missing many needles with an oak tree behind it.
> > The(beautiful) bird was hanging out in these two trees.
> >
> > >
> > > Joan
> > Ringoes,NJ
> >
> > >
> > > On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 6:12 PM Fairfax Hutter <
> > <savoirfairfax...> mailto:<savoirfairfax...> > wrote:
> >
> > > >> Where is the Google Map for those of us not in North Jersey Birds?
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> > On Oct 12, 2018, at 6:01 PM, John J. Collins <jjcbird...> mailto:<jjcbird...> >
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Can you please give me an address for the parking lot? I do not see a
> >> parking area on Whitcomb Rd. anywhere near the mark on the Google map given
> >> in the report on N. Jersey Birds.
> >> >
> >> > John J. Collins
> >> > Raritan, NJ
> >> > <jjcbird...> mailto:<jjcbird...>
> >> > “God desires that the world be pure in his sight.
> >> > The earth should not be injured.
> >> > The earth should not be destroyed.” (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
> >> >
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...> > On Behalf Of Susan
> >> Treesh
> >> > Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 4:47 PM
> >> > To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
> >> > Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
> >> >
> >> > Jimmy and all, parking is at Hancock Field; the bird itself was down at
> >> the end of a grassy lane leading to the right (west) off of Whitcomb Rd.
> >> > just before the parking area. No vocalizing.
> >> >
> >> > Susan Treesh
> >> > Somerset
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> On 10/12/2018 3:51 PM, jimmy lee LAST_NAME wrote:
> >> >> Can folks post where they saw the bird. Hancock Field has a lot of
> >> perimeter vegetation.
> >> >>
> >> >> Is the bird vocalizing?
> >> >>
> >> >> I should be there tomorrow morning (for football :-))
> >> >>
> >> >> Good birding.
> >> >>
> >> >> Jimmy Lee
> >> >>
> >> >>> On October 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> mailto:<sktreesh...>
> >> mailto:<sktreesh...> mailto:<sktreesh...> > wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Bird seen well again at 3 pm. Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone
> >> >>>
> >> >>> -------- Original message --------
> >> >>> From: Susan Matson <smatson123...> mailto:<smatson123...> mailto:
> >> <smatson123...> mailto:<smatson123...> >
> >> >>> Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
> >> >>> To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...> mailto:
> >> <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
> >> >>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near
> >> >>> Assunpink
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and
> >> reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared
> >> to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still
> >> present.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Susan Matson
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >> >>>
> >> >>>>> On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> >> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> >> >>>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> mailto:<njbrcreport...> mailto:
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> >> >
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Date: 10/12/18 3:36 pm
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
I sent my message before I read Susan’s. Her address will definitely get
you to the right place. Thanks Susan.
Joan
Ringoes

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 6:32 PM Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> wrote:

> I don’t think that there is an address that will take you there John.
> So....
>
> From the corner of Conover Road and Old York road, go south on Old York.
>
> Take a left (east) onto Windsor-Perrineville Road (there is a light). It
> MAY be the first light south of Conover.
>
> Almost immediately turn right (South)
> onto Whitcomb. It is a little, easy to miss road (If you pass a cemetery
> you have gone too far).
>
> There will be a parking lot down this road on your left. Park there and
> walk back the way you came until you see a mowed path (on your left as you
> walk north). Take the path and go almost to the end of that path where
> there is a coniferous tree missing many needles with an oak tree behind it.
> The(beautiful) bird was hanging out in these two trees.
>
> Joan
> Ringoes,NJ
>
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 6:12 PM Fairfax Hutter <
> <savoirfairfax...> wrote:
>
>> Where is the Google Map for those of us not in North Jersey Birds?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Oct 12, 2018, at 6:01 PM, John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Can you please give me an address for the parking lot? I do not see a
>> parking area on Whitcomb Rd. anywhere near the mark on the Google map given
>> in the report on N. Jersey Birds.
>> >
>> > John J. Collins
>> > Raritan, NJ
>> > <jjcbird...>
>> > “God desires that the world be pure in his sight.
>> > The earth should not be injured.
>> > The earth should not be destroyed.” (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Susan
>> Treesh
>> > Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 4:47 PM
>> > To: <JERSEYBI...>
>> > Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
>> >
>> > Jimmy and all, parking is at Hancock Field; the bird itself was down at
>> the end of a grassy lane leading to the right (west) off of Whitcomb Rd.
>> > just before the parking area. No vocalizing.
>> >
>> > Susan Treesh
>> > Somerset
>> >
>> >
>> >> On 10/12/2018 3:51 PM, jimmy lee LAST_NAME wrote:
>> >> Can folks post where they saw the bird. Hancock Field has a lot of
>> perimeter vegetation.
>> >>
>> >> Is the bird vocalizing?
>> >>
>> >> I should be there tomorrow morning (for football :-))
>> >>
>> >> Good birding.
>> >>
>> >> Jimmy Lee
>> >>
>> >>> On October 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
>> mailto:<sktreesh...> > wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Bird seen well again at 3 pm. Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone
>> >>>
>> >>> -------- Original message --------
>> >>> From: Susan Matson <smatson123...> mailto:
>> <smatson123...> >
>> >>> Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
>> >>> To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:
>> <JERSEYBI...>
>> >>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near
>> >>> Assunpink
>> >>>
>> >>> Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and
>> reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared
>> to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still
>> present.
>> >>>
>> >>> Susan Matson
>> >>>
>> >>> Sent from my iPhone
>> >>>
>> >>>>> On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
>> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> >>>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> mailto:
>> <njbrcreport...>
>> >>>> List help: <jerseybi-request...> mailto:
>> <jerseybi-request...>
>> >>>> List archives:
>> >>>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>> >>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
>> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> >>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> mailto:<njbrcreport...>
>> >>> List help: <jerseybi-request...> mailto:
>> <jerseybi-request...>
>> >>> List archives:
>> >>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
>> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> >>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> mailto:<njbrcreport...>
>> >>> List help: <jerseybi-request...> mailto:
>> <jerseybi-request...>
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>> >>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
>> >> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> >> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
>> >> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
>> >> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
>> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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>> >
>> >
>> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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>> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
>> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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>>
>


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Date: 10/12/18 3:34 pm
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
I don’t think that there is an address that will take you there John. So....

From the corner of Conover Road and Old York road, go south on Old York.

Take a left (east) onto Windsor-Perrineville Road (there is a light). It
MAY be the first light south of Conover.

Almost immediately turn right (South)
onto Whitcomb. It is a little, easy to miss road (If you pass a cemetery
you have gone too far).

There will be a parking lot down this road on your left. Park there and
walk back the way you came until you see a mowed path (on your left as you
walk north). Take the path and go almost to the end of that path where
there is a coniferous tree missing many needles with an oak tree behind it.
The(beautiful) bird was hanging out in these two trees.

Joan
Ringoes,NJ

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 6:12 PM Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...>
wrote:

> Where is the Google Map for those of us not in North Jersey Birds?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 12, 2018, at 6:01 PM, John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Can you please give me an address for the parking lot? I do not see a
> parking area on Whitcomb Rd. anywhere near the mark on the Google map given
> in the report on N. Jersey Birds.
> >
> > John J. Collins
> > Raritan, NJ
> > <jjcbird...>
> > “God desires that the world be pure in his sight.
> > The earth should not be injured.
> > The earth should not be destroyed.” (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Susan
> Treesh
> > Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 4:47 PM
> > To: <JERSEYBI...>
> > Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
> >
> > Jimmy and all, parking is at Hancock Field; the bird itself was down at
> the end of a grassy lane leading to the right (west) off of Whitcomb Rd.
> > just before the parking area. No vocalizing.
> >
> > Susan Treesh
> > Somerset
> >
> >
> >> On 10/12/2018 3:51 PM, jimmy lee LAST_NAME wrote:
> >> Can folks post where they saw the bird. Hancock Field has a lot of
> perimeter vegetation.
> >>
> >> Is the bird vocalizing?
> >>
> >> I should be there tomorrow morning (for football :-))
> >>
> >> Good birding.
> >>
> >> Jimmy Lee
> >>
> >>> On October 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
> mailto:<sktreesh...> > wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Bird seen well again at 3 pm. Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone
> >>>
> >>> -------- Original message --------
> >>> From: Susan Matson <smatson123...> mailto:
> <smatson123...> >
> >>> Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
> >>> To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:
> <JERSEYBI...>
> >>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near
> >>> Assunpink
> >>>
> >>> Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and
> reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared
> to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still
> present.
> >>>
> >>> Susan Matson
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>>>> On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> >>>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> mailto:
> <njbrcreport...>
> >>>> List help: <jerseybi-request...> mailto:
> <jerseybi-request...>
> >>>> List archives:
> >>>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> >>>>
> >>>>>
> >>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> >>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> mailto:<njbrcreport...>
> >>> List help: <jerseybi-request...> mailto:
> <jerseybi-request...>
> >>> List archives:
> >>> https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> >>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> mailto:<njbrcreport...>
> >>> List help: <jerseybi-request...> mailto:
> <jerseybi-request...>
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> >>>
> >>
> >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> >> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> >> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> >> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> >> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> >
> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 10/12/18 3:28 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
Try this for the parking area:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hightstown+East+Windsor+Youth/@40.2286334,-74.5276459,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd11f72779f13c567!8m2!3d40.2286334!4d-74.5276459

112 Whitcomb Road.

Susan Treesh



On 10/12/2018 6:12 PM, Fairfax Hutter wrote:
> Where is the Google Map for those of us not in North Jersey Birds?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Oct 12, 2018, at 6:01 PM, John J. Collins <jjcbird...> wrote:
>>
>> Can you please give me an address for the parking lot? I do not see a parking area on Whitcomb Rd. anywhere near the mark on the Google map given in the report on N. Jersey Birds.
>>
>> John J. Collins
>> Raritan, NJ
>> <jjcbird...>
>> “God desires that the world be pure in his sight.
>> The earth should not be injured.
>> The earth should not be destroyed.” (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Susan Treesh
>> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 4:47 PM
>> To: <JERSEYBI...>
>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
>>
>> Jimmy and all, parking is at Hancock Field; the bird itself was down at the end of a grassy lane leading to the right (west) off of Whitcomb Rd.
>> just before the parking area. No vocalizing.
>>
>> Susan Treesh
>> Somerset
>>
>>
>>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi



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Date: 10/12/18 3:13 pm
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
Where is the Google Map for those of us not in North Jersey Birds?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 12, 2018, at 6:01 PM, John J. Collins <jjcbird...> wrote:
>
> Can you please give me an address for the parking lot? I do not see a parking area on Whitcomb Rd. anywhere near the mark on the Google map given in the report on N. Jersey Birds.
>
> John J. Collins
> Raritan, NJ
> <jjcbird...>
> “God desires that the world be pure in his sight.
> The earth should not be injured.
> The earth should not be destroyed.” (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Susan Treesh
> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 4:47 PM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
>
> Jimmy and all, parking is at Hancock Field; the bird itself was down at the end of a grassy lane leading to the right (west) off of Whitcomb Rd.
> just before the parking area. No vocalizing.
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>> On 10/12/2018 3:51 PM, jimmy lee LAST_NAME wrote:
>> Can folks post where they saw the bird. Hancock Field has a lot of perimeter vegetation.
>>
>> Is the bird vocalizing?
>>
>> I should be there tomorrow morning (for football :-))
>>
>> Good birding.
>>
>> Jimmy Lee
>>
>>> On October 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> mailto:<sktreesh...> > wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Bird seen well again at 3 pm. Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh
>>>
>>>
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>>> -------- Original message --------
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>>> Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
>>> To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
>>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near
>>> Assunpink
>>>
>>> Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still present.
>>>
>>> Susan Matson
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>>> On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh
>>>>
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Date: 10/12/18 3:02 pm
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
Can you please give me an address for the parking lot? I do not see a parking area on Whitcomb Rd. anywhere near the mark on the Google map given in the report on N. Jersey Birds.

John J. Collins
Raritan, NJ
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The earth should not be destroyed.” (St. Hildegard of Bingen)

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Susan Treesh
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 4:47 PM
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Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink

Jimmy and all, parking is at Hancock Field; the bird itself was down at the end of a grassy lane leading to the right (west) off of Whitcomb Rd.
just before the parking area. No vocalizing.

Susan Treesh
Somerset


On 10/12/2018 3:51 PM, jimmy lee LAST_NAME wrote:
> Can folks post where they saw the bird. Hancock Field has a lot of perimeter vegetation.
>
> Is the bird vocalizing?
>
> I should be there tomorrow morning (for football :-))
>
> Good birding.
>
> Jimmy Lee
>
>> On October 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> mailto:<sktreesh...> > wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Bird seen well again at 3 pm. Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh
>>
>>
>> Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Susan Matson <smatson123...> mailto:<smatson123...> >
>> Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
>> To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near
>> Assunpink
>>
>> Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still present.
>>
>> Susan Matson
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > > On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh
>>>
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Date: 10/12/18 1:54 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig Eared Grebe and Juv Dunlins
I went to Brig today to look for shorebirds. What else is new in YK’s birdbrain besides peeps ?

When Sam G. drove by me and soon after sent out a text to CMBO Bird Alert about his find of an Eared Grebe in the impoundment just pass the old peregrine hack tower/cross dike road, it would have taken me less than 15 seconds to get there and take a peek at the grebe’s peaked head and upturned bill.

But I refused to head over. Reason ? I was simply too busy looking at distant dunlins (via scope) and I was having a blast.

There were two particular dunlins I was interested in. I posted photo of one on the CMBO Bird Alert, and the response was *looks like* Juv Dunlin. I took my sweet time getting to Sam’s grebe location and I was unable to refind the bird.

For those who may be interested in seeing the photos of Dunlins and wondering *what-the-face* why I refused to chase the Grebe:

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

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 10/12/18 1:51 pm
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY
In '94 or '95, at a field at the end of our road in Gladstone one late
September day, I counted about 50 Kestrels hawking grasshoppers all around
me. It was an experience that I don't think I will ever forget.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 4:09 PM <denat01...> <denat01...>
wrote:

> David,
>
> I was in Cape May 20-odd years ago when a similar migration day was taking
> place. As a new birder at the time, I really did not appreciate the
> significance of the numbers of kestrels we were seeing. They were perched
> on power lines, lined up like pigeons! It was incredible, a
> once-in-a-lifetime experience. Wish I was there to make it two!
>
> Best regards,
> Dena Temple
> Middletown, NJ
> <denat01...>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:56:05 +0000
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY
>
> > Heads up!
> > http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1744/20181012
> >
> > if this continues, we might hit one of the all-time high American
> Kestrel flights on record! FYI: the top day was Sept 30, 1999 with 5,038
> AMKE, then Oct 1 1987 with 3,694, and Sept 23 1981 with 3,538. We’re
> gunning for 3k by noon today! FALL IS HERE! COME BIRDING!!!
> >
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > David
> >
> > ________________________
> > David A. La Puma, PhD
> > Director, Cape May Bird Observatory
> > New Jersey Audubon
> > 600 Route 47 North
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Date: 10/12/18 1:47 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
Jimmy and all, parking is at Hancock Field; the bird itself was down at
the end of a grassy lane leading to the right (west) off of Whitcomb Rd.
just before the parking area. No vocalizing.

Susan Treesh
Somerset


On 10/12/2018 3:51 PM, jimmy lee LAST_NAME wrote:
> Can folks post where they saw the bird. Hancock Field has a lot of perimeter vegetation.
>
> Is the bird vocalizing?
>
> I should be there tomorrow morning (for football :-))
>
> Good birding.
>
> Jimmy Lee
>
>> On October 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> mailto:<sktreesh...> > wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Bird seen well again at 3 pm. Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh
>>
>>
>> Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Susan Matson <smatson123...> mailto:<smatson123...> >
>> Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
>> To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
>>
>> Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still present.
>>
>> Susan Matson
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > > On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh
>>>
>>>
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Date: 10/12/18 1:09 pm
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Purple finch(s) in Chatsworth
Sitting on my porch with Liz Bender observing two female purple finches
at my feeder. Took several photos which I can email to anyone who might be
interested. Joe Palumbo/Liz Bender in Chatsworth, NJ


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Date: 10/12/18 1:09 pm
From: <denat01...> <denat01...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY
David,

I was in Cape May 20-odd years ago when a similar migration day was taking place. As a new birder at the time, I really did not appreciate the significance of the numbers of kestrels we were seeing. They were perched on power lines, lined up like pigeons! It was incredible, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Wish I was there to make it two!

Best regards,
Dena Temple
Middletown, NJ
<denat01...>

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To: <JERSEYBI...>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:56:05 +0000
Subject: [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY

> Heads up!
> http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1744/20181012
>
> if this continues, we might hit one of the all-time high American Kestrel flights on record! FYI: the top day was Sept 30, 1999 with 5,038 AMKE, then Oct 1 1987 with 3,694, and Sept 23 1981 with 3,538. Were gunning for 3k by noon today! FALL IS HERE! COME BIRDING!!!
>
>
> Cheers
>
> 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
>
> w: http://birdcapemay.org<http://birdcapemay.org/>
> w: http://www.njaudubon.org<http://www.njaudubon.org/>
> Making New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife Since 1897
>
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Date: 10/12/18 12:52 pm
From: jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
Can folks post where they saw the bird. Hancock Field has a lot of perimeter vegetation.

Is the bird vocalizing?

I should be there tomorrow morning (for football :-))

Good birding.

Jimmy Lee

> On October 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> mailto:<sktreesh...> > wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Bird seen well again at 3 pm. Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh
>
>
> Sent via Susan Treesh's mobile phone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Susan Matson <smatson123...> mailto:<smatson123...> >
> Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
> To: <JERSEYBI...> mailto:<JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
>
> Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still present.
>
> Susan Matson
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > > On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 10/12/18 12:21 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink


Bird seen well again at 3 pm.  Seems to be stickingSusan Treesh


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Date: 10/12/2018 13:30 (GMT-05:00)
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink

Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and reported it to eBird. Single adult individual.  My posting was later shared to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still present.

Susan Matson

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh 
>
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Date: 10/12/18 10:38 am
From: Susan Matson <smatson123...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-throated gray warbler near Assunpink
Ok, to be specific: I located it at Hancock Field at 9:30 am and reported it to eBird. Single adult individual. My posting was later shared to rare birds alert. Others came in around noon and reported it still present.

Susan Matson

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 12, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>
> A black-throated gray warbler is being reported currently (12 October 2018, approximately 12:30 pm) near Assunpink in Monmouth County somewhere in the rectangle bounded by Rt 539, the Windsor-Perrineville Road, Whitcomb Road, and a road, which may be private, that is part of the Jimmy Takter Stable property (looking at google maps). Entry to this area may also be possible from property belonging to the Hightstown East Windsor Youth organization at the end of Whitcomb Road. This is as per discussion on the North Jersey Rarities text alert. Photos have been posted to the text alert.
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
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Date: 10/12/18 8:57 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] RECORD AMERICAN KESTREL FLIGHT UNDERWAY IN CAPE MAY
Heads up!
http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1744/20181012

if this continues, we might hit one of the all-time high American Kestrel flights on record! FYI: the top day was Sept 30, 1999 with 5,038 AMKE, then Oct 1 1987 with 3,694, and Sept 23 1981 with 3,538. We’re gunning for 3k by noon today! FALL IS HERE! COME BIRDING!!!


Cheers

David

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Date: 10/12/18 7:56 am
From: Linda Mack <lj.mack...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FW: Hudson Farm preservation - 2,200 acres
JerseyBirders,

Worth the read - POSITIVE NEWS.



Linda Mack,

Monmouth Beach, NJ

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STATE'S $5.1 MILLION DEAL PRESERVES 2,200 ACRES OF WATERSHED

<https://www.njspotlight.com/profiles/tjohnson/> TOM JOHNSON | OCTOBER 11,
2018

DEP and other funders join forces to acquire Hudson Farm properties in
Sussex County, saving forests, streams, and mountaintops

Credit: Sandy Urgo/LCNJ

In the largest preservation deal in six years, the state and various
partners have agreed to acquire more than 2,200 acres of watershed land in
the New Jersey Highlands.

The $5.1 million acquisition by the Department of Environmental Protection,
New Jersey Highlands Council, and nonprofit groups will preserve 2,218 acres
of rolling woodlands in Sussex County known as the Hudson Farm properties.

The deal, in the works since 2004, led to an initial acquisition of 200
acres in Byram Township five years later. The most recent purchase will
protect forests, miles of streams, and hills on land at the headwaters of
the Musconetcong River.

"This is one of the largest state-coordinated preservation efforts in New
Jersey in years,'' said Ray Bukowski, assistant commissioner for natural and
historic resources at the DEP.

The acquisition of the conservation easements for the properties is funded
by $2.2 million from the Green Acres program, $2 million from the Highlands
Council, and $885,000 from the Land Conservancy of New Jersey and the
William Penn Foundation through the Open Space Institute, with matching
grants from Green Acres.

Mountaintops, streams, and ponds

The property includes 16 different mountaintops, 17 miles of stream banks,
and nine different ponds in Byram Township, Hopatcong Borough and Sparta
Township, according to David Epstein, president of the land conservancy.

"This is a historic easement acquisition in the state,'' Epstein said. "By
acquiring this easement, we have helped protect water quality for millions
of residents in two states who rely on the Delaware watershed.''

The land conservancy's Hudson Farm project is supported by a $445,000 grant
from the Open Space Institute's Delaware River Watershed Initiative, which
seeks to protect water quality in the Delaware River Basin. The basin
provides drinking water to 15 million-plus people in four states.

High-quality, core woodlands

"The Hudson Farm property contains some of the last remaining high-quality,
core forests in the New Jersey Highlands,'' said Lisa Plevin, executive
director of the Highlands Council. "Preserving these lands from future
development ensures habitat protection for several rare, threatened, and
endangered species and the preservation of vital watershed lands.''

The DEP has identified the property as habitat for a number of species,
including the state-endangered bobcat, barred owl, red-shouldered hawk, and
bald eagle, as well as the state-threatened red-headed woodpecker.

With the most recent acquisition, the total amount of preserved land totals
3,402 acres, or more than 5 square miles, according to Epstein. That
includes more than 10 miles of trails, including 4.6 miles of the Highlands
Trail, which begins at the Hudson River in New York and extends to Delaware
River, he said.

"It's a rare day when you can protect 8 percent of a watershed with one
single transaction,'' Peter Howell, executive vice president of the Open
Space Institute, referring to the Musconetcong Watershed.

"Protecting the unspoiled forests surrounding the Delaware River headwaters
is critical if we want to preserve the drinking water of the watershed's 15
million residents,'' Howell said.

The state has protected more than 650,000 acres of land through its Green
Acres program over the past few decades.







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Date: 10/12/18 4:36 am
From: Beth Goldberg <goldbug310...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen County Audubon Program
Join us on Weds., Oct. 17 as we explore "New Jersey’s Rarest Reptiles
and Amphibians" with Allegra Mitchell. Allegra manages Conserve Wildlife
Foundation’s (CWF) amphibian programs, including the Amphibian Crossing
Project and the Kauffeld’s Calling Frogs program. She works with landowners
to preserve bog turtle habitat on private lands and conducts bog turtle
population monitoring. She also manages initiatives to reconnect critical
habitat for wildlife in New Jersey. Allegra received a B.A. in
Environmental Science – Conservation Biology as well as an M.S. in Biology
from Clark University, where her research focused on the effects of the
environment on amphibian habitat preferences and locomotion. Meetings are
free and open to all and held at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way,
Teaneck. Business meeting at 7:30PM with program at 8:00.

--
Beth Goldberg
Fair Lawn


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Date: 10/11/18 1:59 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nice "small raptor" show at Wagner Farm this morning
Jerseybirders,

Recently, an article appeared on (I believe) the Cornell Lab of O's website about efforts in South Asia to prevent the mass slaughter of Amur Falcons, Merlin-sized birds which roost by the tens of thousands (!) at specific locations on their migration path from China to southern Africa. The locals had been catching them by the hundreds--for food. That practice, fortunately, has stopped. The description by the article's author of looking out over a reservoir and seeing Amur Falcons lined up, like Tree Swallows on telephone wires, along the entire perimeter of the reservoir's fence almost made me want to book a trip. I've never really observed raptors roosting communally...

...until today. At the Wagner Farm Arboretum, just east of Glenhurst Meadows, there is a field on the north side of the road across from the farm proper. A stroll up into that field this morning and the chance fly-through of a big Cooper's Hawk brought seven (!) Kestrels into the air all at once; they had been perching on fenceposts, trees, and bushes all around the field. Amazing! Kestrels cum Chimney Swifts! Later, on the south side of the Arboretum, I found four other Kestrels (at least) perched in a single dead tree. One of them, feeling cheeky, stooped on a passing Peregrine. It made one appreciate the difference in size between these two species of agile raptors.

Meanwhile, accipiters were playing hide and seek all over the area. Each time I espied one, it was almost assuredly immediately given chase by another one: Coop chasing Sharpie, Sharpie chasing Coop, individuals crashing into treetops, wings beating, tail fanning out, claws grasping, all trying to gain a foothold while being harassed by another bird. Add to that the thrill of Kestrels chasing either species and Crows chasing anything with a hooked bill; well, it was an athletic morning! I counted three of each accip, but I think there were probably more.

Thirty-eight species total for the meandering 1-mile loop I traipsed over an hour and fifteen minute interval; despite the clouds, the temperature, and the presence of some gangly insect which regarded DEET as candy, it was a nice birdy morning. Here's hoping that, as the winds shift around to the northwest late tonight (as Intellicast says they're going to), we get an influx tomorrow and Saturday of new migrants!

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 10/11/18 1:31 pm
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink notes
I've been watching the Ruddy Duck flock grow from a few to 27 today. Best
viewed behind the island on Lake Assunpink not too far from the dam. I had
my first sighting on 10/1 but Tom Smith said he saw a couple the week
before. This has been the only duck I've seen this fall except for a couple
of Wood Ducks.
I had a Merlin today perched briefly on the island. I'm sure others have
had this falcon here in the past but I can recall seeing this bird only
once before here.
On the trail leading to the open field from the parking lot of Stone Tavern
Lake I had a Phila Vireo yesterday. Shorter bill and tail and yellow wash
on chest differentiated it from a nearby Red-Eyed. This has been a good
spot for Goldfinch (no Siskins though) and Sparrows.
Yesterday I had Swamp, Field, Song, Lincoln, Towhee and my FOS Junco here.
I also heard a Yellow billed Cuckoo. Lots of Waxwings, a few Robins but no
Bluebirds.
There was an Osprey on the island today. If the warm weather continues
maybe it will stay for the CBC!
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 10/11/18 12:24 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hummingbird Banding
Dear Jerseybirders,

I just wanted to remind everyone that as we enter rarity season for western hummingbirds, I am available to come band any western hummers that should visit your feeders over the fall/winter and early spring months. Last year I banded five winter hummers, one very late HY female Ruby-throated in West Cape May, two Black-chinned (HY male and HY female) in North Cape May, one AHY female Rufous in Stockton, and a HY male Allen’s in Little Egg Harbor.

Interestingly, this fall I began a second project to map Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration through New Jersey (other states have done a better job of banding RTHU in previous years) and while I didn’t know what to expect in terms of densities, I was absolutely blown away at what I found! Between two private residences (Cumberland and Ocean counties) I banded nearly 200 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in August and early September. On one date I banded 47 RTHU before running out of bands…that morning I estimated 250 hummingbirds were visiting those feeders (and learned the lesson of having more bands on-hand than you think you’ll need!). My intention is not to boast, but to suggest that we know very little about New Jersey as an important stopover site for RTHU, and the eBird data that is submitted does not reflect the true abundances I’ve seen at several private residences. During the fall, through word of mouth, I’ve was alerted to two other properties with similar densities and plan to expand my banding to those sites next fall. If your hummingbird feeders are “loaded” between late June and the beginning of September, and you are open to having birds banded at your location, please don’t hesitate to email me.

On August 16th we (NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory) began a new long-term stopover habitat study in Cape May in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Cellular Tracking Technologies. You can read our weekly banding updates on our website:
https://njaudubon.org/tag/banding/

Since mid-August we’ve banded an additional 42 RTHU at this migration site. The full banding report will be published in the 2019 Peregrine Observer. The 2018 Peregrine Observer should be on your coffee table right now (assuming you are a member), and includes the first hummingbird banding report from last year’s banding season.

For immediate contact (especially with the ‘here one day, gone the other’ tendencies of early-fall vagrant hummers) my cell phone number is below in my signature. Don’t hesitate to text or call.

Good Birding!

David

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New Jersey Audubon
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Date: 10/11/18 11:17 am
From: Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ Young Birders Club trip to Sandy Hook Sat
Jerseybirds,

The next field trip of the NJ Young Birders Club is to Sandy Hook this Sat, Oct 13. Trip is open to kids ages 11-17 who are interested in birdwatching, and their parents/guardian. Trips is from 9 am to 1 pm.

The link to the club is here: https://njaudubon.org/young-birders/

Good birding,

Scott Barnes
All Things Birds Program Director
Assistant Director, Eco-Travel
New Jersey Audubon
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Date: 10/11/18 1:49 am
From: George Roussey <groussey...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] E mail issye
Hi everyone,

It appears my computer was hacked including any names that were in my
outlook contacts that have people going back to 2008 and I received a
blackmail email saying if I don't pay a lot of money in bitcoins they would
send emails to a lot of people in my outlook with pornography. Thus beware
of any email that come in my name that will likely have some wacky email
address. Just delete immediately. Sorry about that.

George


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Date: 10/10/18 10:04 am
From: Lillian Shupe <lrshupe...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
Hunterdon County's Parks Department has van trips for birders. I hate driving long distances on my own so this allows me to go places I would not drive to on my own. I do tend to see more than I would have on my own, plus there's the camraderie of spending the day with the people who share the same interest. Some of the trips are close enough for me to go on my own but they've helped me find new areas of old places to go to.
I have also been on trips with NJ Audubon and enjoyed them.

Lillian Shupe
Lwoer Mt. Bethel, Pa.

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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)

Just realized that in my 45 years of birding I’ve never been on an organized birding walk. I’m an active daily birder. Just wondering how unusual this might be.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Date: 10/10/18 5:59 am
From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
We learned at the get-go that to be a better birder, go birding with better birders. We have been blessed with the knowledge of many excellent leaders that know the local habitats and how to get there, saving us a lot of time and frustration (I am "navigationally impaired"). And there's the safety issue; at a guided walk in Alaska this summer, the guide was packing a serious side-arm. We returned to the van heading to our next spot; 30 seconds later, we came upon a coastal brown bear and her two cubs. Awesome as they were, I would not have wanted to meet them on our own.
Good birding all!Judy FoulkeEgg Harbor Twp


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From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 1:05 am
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)

Hi Bernie,

You obviously are a motivated birder and see agood deal on your own. Would you see more in a guided walk? Maybe.... Maybe not.

Harvey and I find that when we join guided walks we get to see a heck of a lot more than when we're on our own... especially if it's at a site that's new to us, and we appreciate those opportunities.

We've gone on guided walks here (in central NJ) & in Cape May,  in Tucson AZ,  Costa Rica, Trinidad &Tobago...  and in afew weeks we'll be in TX, doing 5 guided walks in the Rio Grande Valley.

Karen

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Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:56:48 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)

Just realized that in my 45 years of birding I’ve never been on an organized birding walk. I’m an active daily birder. Just wondering how unusual this might be.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Date: 10/10/18 4:08 am
From: Michael Perlin <mlperlin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
I am a huge fans of guided walks (Karen and I were ion the same one the
weekend before this), and like Karen and Harvey, have done them in Central
jersey and many other parts of the US and the world. I always see more and,
more importantly, *learn* more. And as a bonus, with almost no exceptions,
the other people are unfailingly helpful and supportive. I see no downside
at all..

Best, Michael Perlin

On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 1:05 AM Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> wrote:

> Hi Bernie,
>
> You obviously are a motivated birder and see agood deal on your own. Would
> you see more in a guided walk? Maybe.... Maybe not.
>
> Harvey and I find that when we join guided walks we get to see a heck of a
> lot more than when we're on our own... especially if it's at a site that's
> new to us, and we appreciate those opportunities.
>
> We've gone on guided walks here (in central NJ) & in Cape May, in Tucson
> AZ, Costa Rica, Trinidad &Tobago... and in afew weeks we'll be in TX,
> doing 5 guided walks in the Rio Grande Valley.
>
> Karen
>
> Get Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/ghei36>
>
> ________________________________
> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of B.G. Sloan <
> <bgsloan3...>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:56:48 PM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
>
> Just realized that in my 45 years of birding I’ve never been on an
> organized birding walk. I’m an active daily birder. Just wondering how
> unusual this might be.
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/<
> http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>>
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>
>
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Date: 10/9/18 10:05 pm
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
Hi Bernie,

You obviously are a motivated birder and see agood deal on your own. Would you see more in a guided walk? Maybe.... Maybe not.

Harvey and I find that when we join guided walks we get to see a heck of a lot more than when we're on our own... especially if it's at a site that's new to us, and we appreciate those opportunities.

We've gone on guided walks here (in central NJ) & in Cape May, in Tucson AZ, Costa Rica, Trinidad &Tobago... and in afew weeks we'll be in TX, doing 5 guided walks in the Rio Grande Valley.

Karen

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________________________________
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Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:56:48 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (Ive never been on one)

Just realized that in my 45 years of birding Ive never been on an organized birding walk. Im an active daily birder. Just wondering how unusual this might be.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Date: 10/9/18 9:57 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
Just realized that in my 45 years of birding I’ve never been on an organized birding walk. I’m an active daily birder. Just wondering how unusual this might be.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Date: 10/9/18 8:52 am
From: Cailin O'Connor <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] A tranquil morning at the Great Swamp
My field biology class and I birded the Bluebird Lot yesterday for about an hour in the early afternoon in light misting rain - all birds Marc mentioned plus a Peregrin who gave us gorgeous, continuous views of flight.  We birded elsewhere then came back and he was still present and active.  He was perched in one of the dead (or leafless) trees right on the road both times until our cars flushed him.  The kestrels were quite active as well, a great place to see them!  :)  Lots of calling woodpeckers of several species as well. 

Cailin O'Connor, Pompton Lakes


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From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 10:56 am
Subject: [JERSEYBI] A tranquil morning at the Great Swamp

Jerseybirders,

I spent two hours this morning traversing Pleasant Plains Road from north to south, from "sunrise" onward.  It was foggy and overcast the entire time, with occasional misting rain.  I think that kept the bird activity down, but it was still very nice to be enjoying one of my favorite birding-before-work locales.

Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers abounded, as did White-throated Sparrows.  Several Phoebes remain, and the Bluebird clan at the Bluebird Lot did not disappoint.  There were three Kestrels as well.  As is seemingly the case everywhere, the number of Blue Jays was remarkable; I was never out of earshot of two, three, or more calling to each other for the entire two hours.  There was an air of mystery and the exotic this morning, what with the gloom and the fog:  even common birds looked like something special as they hopped through the trees.  It gave a bit of thrill to the "pursuit," even if the result was an expected species at this time of year and in this place.  One very nice Northern Parula did provide a bit of bright color, and a Blue-headed Vireo's brilliant head pattern enlivened things as well.

35 species on the morning.  A nice way to start the day.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 10/9/18 7:57 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] A tranquil morning at the Great Swamp
Jerseybirders,

I spent two hours this morning traversing Pleasant Plains Road from north to south, from "sunrise" onward. It was foggy and overcast the entire time, with occasional misting rain. I think that kept the bird activity down, but it was still very nice to be enjoying one of my favorite birding-before-work locales.

Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers abounded, as did White-throated Sparrows. Several Phoebes remain, and the Bluebird clan at the Bluebird Lot did not disappoint. There were three Kestrels as well. As is seemingly the case everywhere, the number of Blue Jays was remarkable; I was never out of earshot of two, three, or more calling to each other for the entire two hours. There was an air of mystery and the exotic this morning, what with the gloom and the fog: even common birds looked like something special as they hopped through the trees. It gave a bit of thrill to the "pursuit," even if the result was an expected species at this time of year and in this place. One very nice Northern Parula did provide a bit of bright color, and a Blue-headed Vireo's brilliant head pattern enlivened things as well.

35 species on the morning. A nice way to start the day.

Good birding,

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Date: 10/8/18 5:07 pm
From: Louise Wilkens <boatnbirdr...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
This is the park my brother dropped me off without binoculars. Gosh.
"Snipe, 10 Pectorals, Pipit, many
Savannah Sparrows, Swamps, a single Indigo Bunting (imm) yellow-rumps and
blackpoll and Kestrels hunting"

So good to see you today! Let's stay closer!

Louise

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
wrote:

> Today around noon I spotted very briefly one of those orange faced with
> gray cheek sparrows in New Overpeck Park in Bergen County. I had only the
> briefest looks. It was feeding in a grass field with standing water in the
> company of snipe and pectoral sandpipers. Since I've been searching
> Meadowlands for Nelson's I had that on my mind and thought that at first.
> Knowing that Overpeck is a LeConte's spot historically, that now crossed my
> mind. I only spotted the face in profile as it lifted its head in the grass
> and then flushed, so no other field marks. Both can be found in wet fields
> so this spot might be worth another look. I spent an hour with no luck
> refinding it. It was seen making a short weak flight away from the wet
> field area east towards the large #1 (one) marker along the paved walkway.
> Weather today was gray, drizzly, foggy so it might stick. The field and
> surrounding water's edge habitat had Snipe, 10 Pectorals, Pipit, many
> Savannah Sparrows, Swamps, a single Indigo Bunting (imm) yellow-rumps and
> blackpoll and Kestrels hunting
>
> Chris Takacs
> Lyndhurst
> BCAS
>
>
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Date: 10/8/18 4:45 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
Thank you for writing, Chris Takacs !!!

Your description of *not well documented prior ?* fall migrating Nelson's
habitat in north jersey (that is not related to
the usual salt marsh Spartina marsh) makes me recall Mike Britt, And
actually forces for me to remember MB again for future reference.

Reason ?

Mike Britt has told me of his experience finding Nelson's of his own in the
inland grassland habitat as Christopher Takacs did.

Yong Kong
Camden County



-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Takacs
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To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's

Today around noon I spotted very briefly one of those orange faced with
gray cheek sparrows in New Overpeck Park in Bergen County. I had only the
briefest looks. It was feeding in a grass field with standing water in the
company of snipe and pectoral sandpipers. Since I've been searching
Meadowlands for Nelson's I had that on my mind and thought that at first.
Knowing that Overpeck is a LeConte's spot historically, that now crossed my
mind. I only spotted the face in profile as it lifted its head in the grass
and then flushed, so no other field marks. Both can be found in wet fields
so this spot might be worth another look. I spent an hour with no luck
refinding it. It was seen making a short weak flight away from the wet
field area east towards the large #1 (one) marker along the paved walkway.
Weather today was gray, drizzly, foggy so it might stick. The field and
surrounding water's edge habitat had Snipe, 10 Pectorals, Pipit, many
Savannah Sparrows, Swamps, a single Indigo Bunting (imm) yellow-rumps and
blackpoll and Kestrels hunting

Chris Takacs
Lyndhurst
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Date: 10/8/18 3:30 pm
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nelson's or LeConte's
Today around noon I spotted very briefly one of those orange faced with
gray cheek sparrows in New Overpeck Park in Bergen County. I had only the
briefest looks. It was feeding in a grass field with standing water in the
company of snipe and pectoral sandpipers. Since I've been searching
Meadowlands for Nelson's I had that on my mind and thought that at first.
Knowing that Overpeck is a LeConte's spot historically, that now crossed my
mind. I only spotted the face in profile as it lifted its head in the grass
and then flushed, so no other field marks. Both can be found in wet fields
so this spot might be worth another look. I spent an hour with no luck
refinding it. It was seen making a short weak flight away from the wet
field area east towards the large #1 (one) marker along the paved walkway.
Weather today was gray, drizzly, foggy so it might stick. The field and
surrounding water's edge habitat had Snipe, 10 Pectorals, Pipit, many
Savannah Sparrows, Swamps, a single Indigo Bunting (imm) yellow-rumps and
blackpoll and Kestrels hunting

Chris Takacs
Lyndhurst
BCAS


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Date: 10/8/18 12:44 pm
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Documenting the presence of plastics in osprey nests « Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
Jerseybirders

Passing along the link below to an important blog report from Ben Wurst
of CWF NJ. If you have already seen this, pardon the duplication.

Wendy Malmid
Monroe Twp, NJ




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Date: 10/8/18 12:36 pm
From: Venkatesh Iyengar <00000606ad592de2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hancock fields
Regarding Hancock fields, would just like to point out that the Hancock fields are used for flag football and baseball league games during the weekends and especially on Saturdays. The league that plays on Saturdays has become so popular that parking is a big issue at that time. Though the games should not have any affect on the sparrows per se, the parking situation is going to be quite a deterrence for birders on that particular day. So, consider yourself warned. Any other day, or Saturdays, after 4pm should not be a problem.

My sons participate in the sports league which plays there and so I have first hand knowledge of this. I am a birder too and that is how I came upon the posting about the sparrows and the fields.

Happy birding!

Venkat


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Date: 10/8/18 7:20 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] hancock field directions
I have received several requests for directions
Take the Old York Road (Rt 539) south out of Hightstown (its about 2 to 3
miles). Make a left at the light onto Windsor-Perrineville Road and an
immediate right onto Whitcomb. Drive about 1/2 mile to parking area
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 10/8/18 6:52 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hancock field sparrows
This morning I had 2 Lincoln Sparrows along with several Savannahs and
Songs and 1 Swamp Sparrow. Drive to parking lot. On right just before you
get to the parking area is a grassy path that runs through 2 fields. The
field on the right has lots of discarded wood and bramble and loads of
sparrows.
The past couple of years I have found this area to be more productive for
sparrows than Assunpink.
In particular White-crowned and Lincoln are numerous here in season and
easy to get
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Date: 10/8/18 4:47 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (07 Oct 2018) 158 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 10 136
Bald Eagle 1 16 90
Northern Harrier 2 6 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 122 296 682
Cooper's Hawk 4 31 56
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 23 8048
Red-tailed Hawk 3 11 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 6 94
Merlin 11 16 41
Peregrine Falcon 6 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 18

Total: 158 432 9256
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Hardiman, Jack McCormack, Sara Hart, Scott Kalter

Visitors:
A huge WELCOME BACK to our great friends from New Hampshire- Scott and
Sidney Kalter !!! So great to have you guys back on the ridge where you
belong !!
SOBO's- Thunderfluff, Little Red, Elvis, Shieldmaiden,
"127", Big Chicken Best of luck to you all !!

Hikers- 42


Weather:
Temp 68-76deg.F, Wind W/NW @ 3-7 MPH
The day started with heavy cloud cover and a light mist.
Cloud cover started to lift at 11:00am and skies began to clear out nicely
as the day progressed

Raptor Observations:
BE- 2:48I
PG- 2:22A,2:37UA,3:00UA,4:02A,4:47A,4:58I

A fun day on the ridge today with great company and a
steady flow of raptors moving thru in the afternoon.
Many close birds and many birds at the owl decoy.
Bird of the Day was a really tough choice today as we had many contenders,
but the immature Northern Harrier that passed by giving us great looks in
beautiful light gets the nod !
Also a Thank you to Larry Bailey for the "phone in"
Peregrine Falcon !

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens ( group of 15 birds streaming right over us)
Loon
Canada Geese
BV's & TV's
Monarch- 26
Blue headed Vireo,Blackpoll,BT Green,Swainsons Thrush
Black Rat Snake ( seen by BH & SH on hike in )
Garter Snake ( seen by BH,SH, and JT on hike out )
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 10/8/18 3:59 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] OT - Unusual butterfly sighting today, Middletown/Monmouth County
Wow, what a beauty. Thank you for the heads up. Your garden sounds like pollinator heaven!
Karen in highland park

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Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:47:04 PM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT - Unusual butterfly sighting today, Middletown/Monmouth County

I know this is slightly off-topic, but there are enough birders who also watch butterflies that I thought this would be of interest to many.

This afternoon John and I located a Long-tailed Skipper in our zinnia patch in Middletown, Monmouth County. We maintain a number of gardens with butterfly-friendly plants like salvia, agastache, zinnia, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, etc. and are rewarded by many pollinators all season. Today John spotted what he thought was your run-of-the-mill Silver-spotted Skipper, but it took only a second to correct that! Brilliant blue-green above with that long, almost swallowtail-like tail, that butterfly is unlike any other and unmistakable. We were familiar with this butterfly from visits to SW Florida, but we've never seen one in NJ!

I submitted the sighting thru the NABA-NJ website but wanted to send out this notice as well, so others with interest can keep their eyes open. Sharon from NABA-NJ said that this is only the second sighting of this species reported in NJ this year, so we feel very blessed.

Good butterflying,

Dena Temple
Middletown, NJ
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Date: 10/7/18 7:47 pm
From: Dena Temple <denat01...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT - Unusual butterfly sighting today, Middletown/Monmouth County
I know this is slightly off-topic, but there are enough birders who also watch butterflies that I thought this would be of interest to many.

This afternoon John and I located a Long-tailed Skipper in our zinnia patch in Middletown, Monmouth County. We maintain a number of gardens with butterfly-friendly plants like salvia, agastache, zinnia, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, etc. and are rewarded by many pollinators all season. Today John spotted what he thought was your run-of-the-mill Silver-spotted Skipper, but it took only a second to correct that! Brilliant blue-green above with that long, almost swallowtail-like tail, that butterfly is unlike any other and unmistakable. We were familiar with this butterfly from visits to SW Florida, but we've never seen one in NJ!

I submitted the sighting thru the NABA-NJ website but wanted to send out this notice as well, so others with interest can keep their eyes open. Sharon from NABA-NJ said that this is only the second sighting of this species reported in NJ this year, so we feel very blessed.

Good butterflying,

Dena Temple
Middletown, NJ
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Date: 10/7/18 5:12 pm
From: Jon Stippick <jonstippick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gloucester County- migrants
It was a pretty good weekend for migrants here in Gloucester County. My yard has had quite a few birds coming through- 10 species of warbler the last 2 days including Nashville and Tennessee. I needed both for my county goal this year of 215, I'm at 213 now. There have been several Blackpolls moving through the yard but no matter how hard I try, I just can't make one into a Bay-breasted...that'll be a miss. Nighthawks have been around almost every night, 6 out of the last 7. I usually only see them from my yard once or twice a year so it's been quite a treat to see them so frequently this year.
American Bittern at Floodgates on Saturday morning was a target bird that I really didn't expect to get. Unfortunately it settled into the reeds and out sight shortly after I spotted it in flight. Caspian Terns were still present in dwindling numbers. 1 looked really good for Royal Tern but I couldn't find it in the scope as it flew by with a few Caspians to confirm. Yellow bill, white head, thinner wings and white above...I got all that in a brief binocular view then went for the scope but found nothing but clouds. Maybe I was just seeing what I wanted to see. I also had a Purple Finch at Riverwinds on Saturday. I heard it singing first then I was surprised to find a female, I've had females singing before unless it's an immature male?
Hopefully October has more migrants than September. Lincoln's and Vesper Sparrow would be nice. I've had Lincoln's in my yard a couple times, Vesper would be a county bird.
It's birdy out there, Enjoy

Jon Stippick
Franklin Township, Gloucester County


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Date: 10/7/18 5:39 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Oct. Big day run again
That Ring-necked Duck on Lake George was probably my earliest FOS - fall. I did a quick check of my records.
Matt was saying that area sees this species early. I always find migration interesting. Probably the same duck
back early every year. That’s its spot.

New plan for 2019 - goal 90. Start at Hopkins Pond again for screech. Then hit Gloucester Marina for a river watch
for an hour. Then Harleigh and Cove Rd. Then east. We never did get to fields for Horned Larks, etc. No Kestrel.
Matt had one in the morning near Dambly’s. Farnham Park only if the tide is low to medium. There’s just no
shorebird spot in Camden. It’s so close to Harleigh, it’s not out of the way. Donio Park in the afternoon had
Killdeer and Bluebirds. And that wet marshy spot was nice and wet and marshy. Nothing. No snipe. Nothing.

I have a pic of the RN Duck I’ll add sometime today when I get time.

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 10/6/18 4:52 pm
From: jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig (aka Forsythe) Sat Oct 6
JBers,

Brief report of 1 loop around the refuge this afternoon.

Several species of shorebirds around the highlights were 2 Hudsonian Godwits together just before marker 4 at the start of the dikes.

Several species of ducks mostly in eclipse plumage.

A perched adult Bald Eagle and later a perched Merlin.

A large flock (guestimate 60ish) of DC Cormorants.

About a dozen (males and a few females) Boat-tailed Grackles.


Headsup: the Smithville Village is having some kind of event so traffic was horrible (an hour to go < 4 miles), tomorrow Sun too.

Good birding.

Jimmy Lee



Jimmy Lee

South Brunswick, NJ


> On October 6, 2018 at 4:21 PM Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
> Went well! 11 hours and 77 car miles later, Marilyn and I tallied 79 species.
> I believe good for a Camden county fall big day. We did ok with migrants.
> Could have been a tad better. Harleigh cemetery was super! I might make
> this my local go to migrant spot instead of Greenwald. Greenwald is good!
> but I am getting tired of the noise in the area. Today was a running race.
> Joy. Lake George was starting to get waterfowl back. I wasn't expecting
> Coot, but they were there! As was a RN duck. And Mute Swan. We didn't
> get to all the areas I wanted. Normal for me. I was running out of energy
> and we were running out of light. More waterfowl than I thought.
> Including a Common Loon at Cove Rd. in Pennsauken. Picked up
> Marsh Wren there also. Less raptors than I thought. No Coopers. But we
> did have a Merlin. No Black Vultures either. I am sure the overcast conditions
> played a role here.
>
> I dont know if 100 is possible in the fall. At least for me. We missed some birds
> that we just didnt hit the areas for. I don't race around anymore...... And less
> daylight in the fall. Birds not singing.....
>
> Lots of Monarchs flying today! Surprised me with the weather conditions.
> Cold and overcast. Well 70 degrees.
>
> We ended at that Winslow wma field. Great area! But really overcast by then and
> I wimped out on more walking. No Savannah Sparrow for us.
>
> I am going to email myself the trip list from the app. If anyone wants to see a full
> list of species and areas, just email me and I can forward that list.
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>
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Date: 10/6/18 4:22 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Camden fall big day run
Hello,
Went well! 11 hours and 77 car miles later, Marilyn and I tallied 79 species.
I believe good for a Camden county fall big day. We did ok with migrants.
Could have been a tad better. Harleigh cemetery was super! I might make
this my local go to migrant spot instead of Greenwald. Greenwald is good!
but I am getting tired of the noise in the area. Today was a running race.
Joy. Lake George was starting to get waterfowl back. I wasn't expecting
Coot, but they were there! As was a RN duck. And Mute Swan. We didn't
get to all the areas I wanted. Normal for me. I was running out of energy
and we were running out of light. More waterfowl than I thought.
Including a Common Loon at Cove Rd. in Pennsauken. Picked up
Marsh Wren there also. Less raptors than I thought. No Coopers. But we
did have a Merlin. No Black Vultures either. I am sure the overcast conditions
played a role here.

I dont know if 100 is possible in the fall. At least for me. We missed some birds
that we just didnt hit the areas for. I don't race around anymore...... And less
daylight in the fall. Birds not singing.....

Lots of Monarchs flying today! Surprised me with the weather conditions.
Cold and overcast. Well 70 degrees.

We ended at that Winslow wma field. Great area! But really overcast by then and
I wimped out on more walking. No Savannah Sparrow for us.

I am going to email myself the trip list from the app. If anyone wants to see a full
list of species and areas, just email me and I can forward that list.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/5/18 4:56 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] global fall big day
Is here sat. Marilyn and I will search Camden county. I have no numbers goals.
I have been meaning to hit a few places that I first learned of last year. I am
hoping warblers will be around! I have been seeing stuff, just not great numbers.
I didn't get out this morning, so have no idea what will be around Greenwald
Park. Hopefully species flying when we get to an open area like Harleigh Cemetary.
And Gloucester Marina. The afternoon will be in the east of the county.
Matts house. Dambleys. Lake George. Etc. Maybe Sandy Causeway Rd. if the
road is ok.

Good birding all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/5/18 8:00 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The difference between our perception and that of the bird
Jerseybirders,

"Desired" or "nemesis" species tend, in my mind, to take on mythical proportions. The search this September (and many Septembers before this one) for a Connecticut Warbler -day after day visits to the "wet area" at Garret Mountain, the "right spot" at Glenhurst Meadows, and other places where the species has been seen - and the appearance of individuals during the course of the month in places where I was NOT - tends to create the idea that when one IS finally observed, it will be accompanied by flights of angels, a ray of sunlight, some external sign that the observation has finally happened.

In reality, nothing of the sort occurs. The Connecticut Warbler I observed at Higbees in mid-September just casually hopped up onto a branch and sat there, looking around, for more than two minutes. The Nelson's Sparrow I found at the Bayonne spartina marsh was eagerly gorging itself on seeds and stayed quietly in the shadow. And today, at Garret Mountain, two FOY Orange-crowned Warblers sat quietly in a tree at eye level for more than five minutes, not moving, likely resting from a long overnight flight before starting to forage. There was no fanfare, just two small birds keeping company on a sunny morning, oblivious to the excitement of this birder at being in the right time and place to observe them.

Garret WAS wonderful this AM...44 species including lots of warblers, vireos, sparrows, woodpeckers, etc. I had to leave when the flock I was observing was just getting really active. I hope other birders have experienced an excellent migration day as well: the radar this early morning showed huge flocks moving over central NJ.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly


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Date: 10/4/18 4:12 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] the shore
But first
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/4-billion-birds-will-fly-through-american-airspace-this-fall/?utm_source=Cornell%20Lab%20eNews&utm_campaign=245fc2e38f-Cornell-Lab-eNews-2018-10_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47588b5758-245fc2e38f-278089241
An interesting link on what is being done with weather radar and birds.

4 Marbled Godwits. Roosting at the toll bridge area - nummys. Far. Medium high
tide range coming in. Look east. And I was prepared today with zoom lens.

The willet number at the wetlands institute was nice! Over 100. Medium
tide range. I did my best scanning. I am still HUGOless.....

Was going to hit again on my way home, but was having so much fun at the
Sea Watch with David and Gail! Stop in and say hello! I love that spot!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/4/18 2:16 pm
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Help Needed
"Grey ghost" (male No. Harrier)?

Diane Louie
Madison

On Oct 4, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...> wrote:

FYI - it was much larger than a piliated woodpecker and a different shape. Definitely in the hawk family.


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Watched a large bird flying this morning - definitely a hawk of some sort - or at least the size of a hawk. But it was not gliding - it was undulating - up and down in beautiful sweeping curves. Have never seen this behavior before. Can anyone help with identification? Unfortunately had no bins with me, but it was a darker color. This was in Central New Jersey near Princeton.
Many thanks,Ida Ruch


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Date: 10/4/18 1:33 pm
From: Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Help Needed
FYI - it was much larger than a piliated woodpecker and a different shape.  Definitely in the hawk family.


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Watched a large bird flying this morning - definitely a hawk of some sort - or at least the size of a hawk.  But it was not gliding - it was undulating - up and down in beautiful sweeping curves.  Have never seen this behavior before.  Can anyone help with identification?  Unfortunately had no bins with me, but it was a darker color. This was in Central New Jersey near Princeton.
Many thanks,Ida Ruch


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Date: 10/4/18 12:45 pm
From: Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Help Needed
Watched a large bird flying this morning - definitely a hawk of some sort - or at least the size of a hawk.  But it was not gliding - it was undulating - up and down in beautiful sweeping curves.  Have never seen this behavior before.  Can anyone help with identification?  Unfortunately had no bins with me, but it was a darker color. This was in Central New Jersey near Princeton.
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Date: 10/4/18 10:45 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Merlin Tuttle, Bat Conservation - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my BCR show coverage of Dr. Merlin D. Tuttle, an ecologist, wildlife photographer, and conservationist who has studied bats and championed their preservation for more than 55 years and continues as the founder of Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation.Enjoy! https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding & Bats!


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Date: 10/4/18 9:50 am
From: Jeffrey E. Schaffer <jschaffer59...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Drunk birds are causing havoc in a Minnesota town. Police say they’ll sober up soon. - The Washington Post
I've seen this phenomenon back when I lived in Minnesota - mostly among American Robins after a late spring snow when crab apples were about the only thing to eat. On the ground the robins would stagger and weave this way and that. When landing on a branch they would often fail to stick the landing and hang there for a moment or simply tumble off. It was quite comical until one considered the danger of being drunk when hungry accipiters or feral cats might be about.

Peace,
Jeff Schaffer

On October 4, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Stuart <weluvowls...> wrote:

Jerseybirders

A link below to an article of interest.



Wendy Malmid
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Date: 10/4/18 9:31 am
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Drunk birds are causing havoc in a Minnesota town. Police say they’ll sober up soon. - The Washington Post
Jerseybirders

A link below to an article of interest.



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Date: 10/4/18 6:26 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (03 Oct 2018) 274 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 3 129
Bald Eagle 15 15 89
Northern Harrier 4 4 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 174 174 560
Cooper's Hawk 27 27 52
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 5 11
Broad-winged Hawk 23 23 8048
Red-tailed Hawk 8 8 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 6 6 94
Merlin 5 5 30
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 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 16

Total: 274 274 9098
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
SOBO's- T-Bar, Atlas, Fix-It, Thumper
Best of luck the rest of the way !


Weather:
Temps 60-65deg.F, Wind- N@5-10MPH, Mostly cloudy

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:25I,(2)11:40A,11:40I,12:10I,(2)12:45I,12:55I,
1:06A,1:07A,1:15A,2:01A,2:02I,2:30I,3:40I
PG- A, UA
NG-I

Brian,Phil,and Tom had a great day on the ridge which featured 12 species
of raptors and our first Northern Goshawk of the season which passed
directly overhead of the watch site. Bird of the Day honors goes to the
feisty Merlin that harassed 5+ Sharpies on their way down the ridge. Many
thanks to Phil and Tom and to Brian Butler for conducting the count today.
Glad you guys had some nice raptor action. Sorry I missed it !


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch-56
Ravens- 6
TV's & BV'S
BB- Had a bear "hiking" up the trail just ahead of him on his morning walk
up to the ridge. Very cool !
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Date: 10/3/18 6:42 pm
From: Cathy Blumig <info...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sick Blue Jays
I was going to say that as well, though West Nile has been detected in a variety of birds from warbler species up to large raptors like Great Horned Owls.

Cathy Blumig
Somerset

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> On Oct 3, 2018, at 8:22 PM, Susie R. <njt456...> wrote:
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> I've found 2 dead Blue Jays in my yard recently and have seen 2 others that
> look like they are in a stupor.
>
> Is there some kind of disease impacting the jays?
>
> Susie R.
> Tewksbury/Califon
>
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Date: 10/3/18 5:48 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar yet again
small movement on the radar at present. But the winds here are going to
shift from NW to north to ne to southerly. By tomorrow morning. I feel for
the birds. Probably new stuff in Thursday. But no morning flight. So do
I stick to my plan? The coast. Hopefully that Longspur will stick.
Any Godwit would be welcome at this point. Shearwaters perhaps? Etc.

Or do I chase that Rock Wren? Montgomery county, pa. If it was in Phila.
or Bucks county, I would be off in a flash. Although it would be a state bird
for me. Its actually a first state record. Choices, choices.

I do have friday afternoon off. I might wait and see if reported Friday morning.

I love birding!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/3/18 5:48 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sick Blue Jays
West Nile Virus is a possibility as it affects corvids especially. I know of a recent rash of it at a rehabber in MD. One possibility at least.

Best

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I've found 2 dead Blue Jays in my yard recently and have seen 2 others that
look like they are in a stupor.

Is there some kind of disease impacting the jays?

Susie R.
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Date: 10/3/18 5:23 pm
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sick Blue Jays
I've found 2 dead Blue Jays in my yard recently and have seen 2 others that
look like they are in a stupor.

Is there some kind of disease impacting the jays?

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 10/3/18 12:03 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean Terminal / The Peninsula: Nice birding along the seawall, but other habitat disappearing completely
Jerseybirders,

Today, I visited the southern edge of the Ocean Terminal peninsula in Bayonne. My quest was for Nelson's Sparrow, just one of the always particularly beautifully and intricately plumaged members of the ammodramus genus. Each ammodramus has its own unique flair: the big flat head of a Grasshopper with the prominent crown striping, those impossibly tiny magenta-colored feathers on the shoulders of a LeConte's and its equally delicate breast stripes, the unique greenish-ochre facial pattern of a Henslow's, and the bright and beautiful orange-y breast, malar stripe, and supercilium of the Nelson's, along with its uniquely pigmented purplish-gray auricular patch. The hues on all these species are like those from the 64-color Crayola boxes of our youths: not just white, yellow, or red, but "ochre," "burnt siena," and "raw umber".

I spotted one really nice Nelson's, which provided a very long observational opportunity while it sat atop a stiff grass blade and ate seeds. This particular individual had striking white back stripes as well. Another, less well-defined Nelson's, showed just briefly. The tide was out, so the inlet held five species of egrets/herons, both Yellowlegs, and a few "uncommon" (according to the e-Bird app) Semipalmated Sandpipers. 29 species total.

I noted with some sadness the complete disappearance of any "upland" habitat on the western side of the peninsula. The field west of Chosen Few Way over which I once saw a Barn Owl hunting one early winter evening, is now a new warehouse under construction. The field on the east side of Chosen Few Way, where Dickcissels sang on territory last summer, is now covered with all kinds of trailers and equipment. I fear the days of Mike Britt finding a Connecticut Warbler there every September are gone. The scrubby area across from the inlet itself, which used to be good for sparrows, Harrier, Kestrels, and the occasional coyote, now has huge concrete stanchions all over it behind a fence, the foundation of a new condominium development. The inlet itself and the Spartina grasses will continue to be good for birding, but all those "grassy areas" are now gone. Good progress for Bayonne, of course, but a loss of habitat for the birds visitors used to look for there.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 10/3/18 9:42 am
From: ltgangi <ltgangi...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dr. Ed Bristow
Some of you may have known Dr. Bristow so I thought it would be appropriate to post this. I copied from Atlantic Audubon Society.
Atlantic Audubon is sad to report the passing of Edgar C. Bristow III, the first president and founder of Atlantic Audubon Society. The memorial service will be held at the Church of Saint Mark and All Saints (429 S Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ ) on Saturday, October 13, at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Atlantic Audubon Society, P.O. Box 63, Absecon, NJ 08201 or Friends of Forsythe NWR, P.O. Box 355, Oceanville, NJ 08231.
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Date: 10/2/18 7:15 pm
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Need More People for the Sat, Nov 10 Cape May Pelagic
We are still looking for participants for our late fall pelagic sailing
from Cape May inlet scheduled for Saturday, November 10. This is a day
trip, not an overnighter, and past trips have found this to be a fun time
of year to be offshore.

Targets include Manx, Great, and Cory's Shearwater, Northern Fulmar, Red
Phalarope, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaeger, Black-legged Kittiwake, Northern
Gannet (potentially in large numbers), as well as other seabirds. This can
also be a great trip for photographers. We will try to chum in a large
flock of gulls behind the boat as we move along which often lures
shearwaters and Gannets very close. For some reason Great Shearwaters can
be particularly aggressive at this time of year.

The trip is scheduled for 6:00 AM - approx 6:00 PM and the cost is $180. We
ask people to arrive at the dock at least 20 minutes before scheduled
departure. If you have questions you can check our the Preparations page
<http://paulagics.com/preparations> for more information or feel free to
contact us.


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Date: 10/2/18 2:58 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] peek preserve - cumberland
I finally got a RC Kinglet for the fall! One of my latest FOS - fall.
And also had Sapsuckers. Those are right on time. Sort of. Depends
on where i bird. This different fall continues. I was down in the
area for botany mainly today.

I almost turned south when done here after Tom's shearwater report.
Then regretted it when he posted the Manx later! I see a shore
day on Thursday for me.

I had a nice flock at Peek. But no Wilson's Warbler or very late YB Fly.
300 is looking doubtful this year alas.

The Peek preserve is the headquarters for Natural Lands in south Jersey.
And a great place to bird!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/1/18 4:26 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Update on my Peep request and it will lead to Black Rail ID question
I goofed on the original 6 peep photos which I uploaded on my Flickr requesting ID on the peep. Two photos actually contained juv least sandpiper which I clearly saw during live action. Thanks to RD for me to re-think. Thanks to those who took the bait on the Peep ID. During live view I did think about the Western potential but I refused to accept it for a simple reason in that other options sounded far more exciting.

Yesterday I decided to take a hike into Delaware Bay salt marsh/mud flat near Turkey Point Road hoping to find another Western for a comparison study. No dice.

While slogging thru the Spartina marsh, wall to wall Phrags and High tide bush stands trying to wrap up the last 1/2 mile hike back to the car, a jet blackish looking rail was flushed only a few feet in front of my path along the edge (mean high water line) of Spartina marsh. My rain boots were covered in mud.I watched the rail in flight for a few/several seconds and wished my camera was not put away.

I was bit confused as only jet black rail chicks I saw are Clappers and they seemed incapable of taking a flight. My entire view of this rail was from its back. Body and the wing tips gave me an impression it was larger than the salt marsh or seaside sparrows in flight which I saw several. Perhaps about the size of red-winged blackbird in flight.

I not recall seeing any shiny spots on back half while the rail was in flight before it took a dive back into the spartina marsh. The land owner who used to harvest salt hay once told me he would see rails running around in front of his machine. Also, it is the same extensive marsh system that stretches out to the Turkey Point Road.

So I am moving on from the Western Sandpiper reply/comments received to this very curious jet-black rail that I was not able to put a scientific name on it. Reason ? My favorite birds are the ones I can not/could not ID. That is how I roll.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 10/1/18 12:48 pm
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] AH/AP peregrines
That's so wonderful!
Love to see them tumbling.

in NYC a pair nested on the Riverside church tower - we lived just afew blocks away and we're .

So so lucky to see so much of them: the male in a stoop, chasing & catching a duck over the river, bringing it to the female, mating, food being brought to nest, feathers flying, pigeon heads dropping (!), the 2 young exercising their wings, the successful fledge, and aerial acrobatics... ??
we were there just about daily all summer. what memories ! ????

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Subject: [JERSEYBI] AH/AP peregrines

Had a banded male this morning eating something on the water tower. Resident juvy and the parents just showed up and ran him off. The were making territorial ee-chuck ee-chuck and then locked talons and spiraled to the ground like Ive only seen eagles do. They released just in time and the whole group flew back across Deal Lake towards Asbury Tower.

Also a group of chimney swifts migrated through this am.

Great birding,
James
Asbury Park


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Date: 10/1/18 11:40 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Lark Sparrow at Sandy Hook, North Beach
Correction:  the 3 clay-colored sparrows WERE present earlier today.


On 10/1/2018 2:30 PM, Susan Treesh wrote:
> As per North Jersey Rarities alert, a LARK SPARROW (reported by Bob
> Dodelson) has been found also been found in the same North Beach area
> as the earlier SAY'S PHOEBE (found by Colette Buchanan).  The lark
> sparrow was around the pavilion complex.  The Say's has NOT been seen
> again in spite of a number of searchers.  No one has mentioned the 3
> clay-colored sparrows from yesterday. Other birds welcome to drop in
> to this area!
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
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Date: 10/1/18 11:30 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lark Sparrow at Sandy Hook, North Beach
As per North Jersey Rarities alert, a LARK SPARROW (reported by Bob
Dodelson) has been found also been found in the same North Beach area as
the earlier SAY'S PHOEBE (found by Colette Buchanan).  The lark sparrow
was around the pavilion complex.  The Say's has NOT been seen again in
spite of a number of searchers.  No one has mentioned the 3 clay-colored
sparrows from yesterday. Other birds welcome to drop in to this area!

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 10/1/18 9:04 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Update: NOT relocated - Say's Phoebe at North Beach, Sandy Hook
Update:  The Say's Phoebe at Sandy Hook has not been relocated since its
initial sighting a little more than an hour ago.  Will update again if
the bird is relocated.

Susan Treesh
Somerset


On 10/1/2018 11:04 AM, Susan Treesh wrote:
> A SAY'S PHOEBE is being reported (10-1-18, 11 am) within the past 15
> minutes at Sandy Hook, the North Beach area in the dunes as per the
> North Jersey Rarities text alert.
>
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
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Date: 10/1/18 8:05 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Say's Phoebe at North Beach, Sandy Hook
A SAY'S PHOEBE is being reported (10-1-18, 11 am) within the past 15
minutes at Sandy Hook, the North Beach area in the dunes as per the
North Jersey Rarities text alert.


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Date: 10/1/18 8:02 am
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] AH/AP peregrines
Had a banded male this morning eating something on the water tower. Resident juvy and the parents just showed up and ran him off. The were making territorial ee-chuck ee-chuck and then locked talons and spiraled to the ground like Ive only seen eagles do. They released just in time and the whole group flew back across Deal Lake towards Asbury Tower.

Also a group of chimney swifts migrated through this am.

Great birding,
James
Asbury Park


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Date: 10/1/18 4:38 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (30 Sep 2018) 64 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 116 126
Bald Eagle 1 61 74
Northern Harrier 2 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 383 386
Cooper's Hawk 2 23 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 8 7990 8025
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 86 88
Merlin 2 25 25
Peregrine Falcon 3 21 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 15 15

Total: 64 8757 8824
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Hardiman, Jack McCormack, Scott Wood

Visitors:
A big WELCOME BACK to Craig Stockert !!!
Has been too long !!
SOBO's -Bobsled, Treeman Good luck the rest of the way.
Section Hiker- Northstar

Hikers- 38


Weather:
Temp 54-66deg.F Wind S/SE@3-7mph in am becoming light
and variable in pm. Clear skies in the morning with cloud
cover becoming heavier in the afternoon hours

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:54I
PG- 10:40UA, 12:10UA, 3:07A

Bird(s) of the Day honors go to the Kestrel and Sharpie
that just couldn't stop chasing and diving at each other.
The battle lasted for minutes just off the ridge on the reservoir side and
gave us great looks at both of these
small but aggressive raptors ! Close contender was the late day adult Bald
Eagle that gave Brian and Craig a real eyeful !

Non-raptor Observations:
PINE SISKINS ! ( 2 )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Bluejays, RB Nuthatches,WB Nuthatches
YR Warblers,Chimney Swifts
Ravens
TV's & BV's
Monarch- 19
Buckmoths
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Date: 9/30/18 5:18 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9-30-18
Overnight northerly winds brought another day of good migration to Sandy
Hook.  Species were much the same, with a few departures and a few
arrivals. Northern parulas and blackpolls again predominated, whether
new arrivals or stayovers from yesterday.  But the relative numbers
changed for many other species - many fewer cuckoos, but more palm
warblers, for example.  Connecticut warblers were still present in
several areas.  But the standout sighting was 3 clay-colored sparrows
found by Milton Collins foraging together in the Proving Grounds area at
North Beach in the afternoon.  I've only seen single individuals before.

So this brief 2 day window of north winds brought in quite a variety of
migrants that had been holed up waiting.  The next week reverts to more
southerly and easterly winds.

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Date: 9/30/18 4:24 pm
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] More AviSys Changes
Unfortunately, Passerini's Tanager and Cherri's Tanager have been lumped
back into their original species, so I lost one on this move. Change
Passerini's Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii) English name to Scarlet-rumped
Tanager and move any records you have for Cherri's Tanager (which we saw in
Panama) into that species and delete Cherri's Tanager.



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Date: 9/30/18 10:10 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] amico island burlington - migrants
Finally, a Philly Vireo! One of my latest, but have seen through 10/9.
Thanks Fred! Also 1 RB Nuthatch. Cape may gets 470......
A Swainsons Thrush was enjoyed. Etc. A fine morning.

The DVOC trip here.

Migrants are around.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/29/18 5:55 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar tonight
Is looking a lot better! And NW winds through most of the night.
I am happy! I will be in Burlington county.

Good migration all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/29/18 4:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Sep 2018) 117 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 110 120
Bald Eagle 6 60 73
Northern Harrier 2 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 346 349
Cooper's Hawk 7 21 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 29 7982 8017
Red-tailed Hawk 2 16 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 14 84 86
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 18 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 14 14

Total: 117 8693 8760
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Scott Wood

Visitors:
Drew University- Conservation Biology class
Good seeing you Tammy and students. Always a pleasure !!

Harold Deal- glad you could make it back !
SOBO: Foodtruck. -Good luck the rest of the way !

Hikers- 64


Weather:
Temps- 54-70deg.F. Wind- NW@ 5-10mph Clear to partly cloudy in pm

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:42A, 11:43A, 2:22I, 2:40A, 2:50I, 2:53I

Many thanks to Scott Wood for his company and spotting help today !
Bird of the Day honors goes to the Immature Bald Eagle the came down ridge
drifting closer and closer to the hawk watch until it was at eye level and
point blank range !!! WOW !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 19
Blue Jays - hundreds
Red-Breasted nuthatch- numerous
TV's & BV's
Monarch- 44
Chimney Swifts, Palm Warbler, Blk-throated green warbler
Buckmoths
JT had one very large porcupine on the trail on the hike in.
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Date: 9/29/18 1:51 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook 9-29-18
Jerseybirders, I thought today was the best fall migration day so far -
and happily it was on a weekend.  Sandy Hook hosted a large number of
birders, and I'm sure collectively there was an impressive count. 
NORTHERN PARULA and BLACKPOLL were probably birds of the day in sheer
numbers, but there were also major movements of NORTHERN FLICKER,
RED-EYED VIREO, and the largest number of YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS I've
seen - 8 at least, and more likely a dozen or more.  Every patch of
woods with tall trees held one or two.

FOS birds for me included YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (3), a JUNCO, and a
NORTHERN CREEPER (3).

Warbler species seen by my group (collectively, not all by me):
OVENBIRD, NO. WATERTHRUSH, BLACK-AND-WHITE, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, CAPE MAY, NO. PARULA, MAGNOLIA,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKPOLL, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, PALM, YELLOW-RUMPED,
PRAIRIE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, WILSON'S, AND CONNECTICUT.  I'd be
interested if other individuals or groups added more.   I understand
that a couple more Connecticuts were banded at the banding station, and
I think they were scattered all over the northern part of the Hook. 
Besides the impressive numbers of red-eyed vireos, there was also at
least one PHILADELPHIA VIREO.

The mosquito situation remains quite bad, and anyone birding there needs
to be prepared.


I hope other birders present can add to today's count.

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Date: 9/29/18 12:24 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dix - Cumberland - migration - different
Blue Jay was the species in the hundreds for me. Also lots of Flickers,
Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Thrashers, Catbirds, Phoebes, Not many species of
warbler. And my only empi was a Least! As much as I enjoy pushing date
windows for species, I would have preferred a Yellow-bellied Fly.

Looks like I will miss that again this year. No Connecticut or Phila Vireo either.

Most of my birds at middle marsh lane were at the end at the parking area.
Most of my birds were along a small section of Back neck rd. and a side rd.

Please look at the weather channel current surface map. Funky.

I looked at the radar at 5:15 and again at 6:00 when i left. Nothing
over the south Jersey bayshore area. And with SW winds all night,
that was to be expected.

Butterfly notes - common checkered skippers. Still no Brazilian.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/29/18 11:55 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Sep 29, 2018
Garret Mountain Reservation (Park)
Sep 29, 2018
7:20 AM
Traveling
3.50 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments:
Good early morning flight

2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
14 Chimney Swift
4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
8 Eastern Phoebe
7 Blue-headed Vireo

2 Common Raven

3 Red-breasted Nuthatch
5 House Wren (Northern)
1 winter wren
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
3 Swainson's Thrush

5 Gray Catbird

4 Purple Finch

3 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 Baltimore Oriole

1 Ovenbird
4 Black-and-white Warbler
7 Common Yellowthroat
4 American Redstart
9 Northern Parula
3 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
6 Blackpoll Warbler
3 Scarlet Tanager

5 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4 Indigo Buntings

Number of Taxa: 57


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Date: 9/29/18 10:49 am
From: Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Warblers and such at SHWS
Found on this morning's walk were Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush Red-eyed Vireo, Goldfinch, Wood Peewee, Magnolia, Palm and Nashville warblers and Cedar Waxwings (all in the black gum), among more usual sightings. Last night, the first calls of the season from the Great Horned Owls were heard. No feeders up at the moment because of the bears, but plenty of action elsewhere in the sanctuary.

Good Birding,

Susan

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Date: 9/29/18 9:32 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] AH/AP juvy peregrine
James....is the Asbury Tower you speak of, the senior housing building on the beachfront in Asbury or the cell tower?
I was at the water tower this week, saw nothing, but Osprey was on the lake as well
as a Cormorant. The Blue Heron was on Deal Lake north of water tower as were 3 Wood Ducks. Coopers Hawk was also there.
Thanks.

Karen


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> On Sep 29, 2018, at 12:21 PM, James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> wrote:
>
> Been an active week for this gal. Last Friday she killed and consumed a racing pigeon atop the Watertower. Later that night as the sun was setting she buzzed the Biergarten roof deck.
>
> This morning had her making sorties from Asbury Tower to the watertower where she scared up a great blue heron then proceeded to attack it! Sick aerial battle but I think the peregrine was not 100% serious.
>
> Also had a belted kingfisher and cooper’s hawk over deal lake. Alas, the ospreys are gone.
>
> Great birding,
>
> James
>
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Date: 9/29/18 9:22 am
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] AH/AP juvy peregrine
Been an active week for this gal. Last Friday she killed and consumed a racing pigeon atop the Watertower. Later that night as the sun was setting she buzzed the Biergarten roof deck.

This morning had her making sorties from Asbury Tower to the watertower where she scared up a great blue heron then proceeded to attack it! Sick aerial battle but I think the peregrine was not 100% serious.

Also had a belted kingfisher and coopers hawk over deal lake. Alas, the ospreys are gone.

Great birding,

James


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Date: 9/29/18 6:33 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] YELLOW-GREEN VIREO - update (no sighting)
Just a quick update: we were able to check the SD cards on the base stations yesterday and can confirm that the Yellow-green Vireo banded on 9/26 was present on the 27th and not detected on the 28th. We presume this means the bird has left the area. When we check other base stations around the state and beyond we will hopefully know what direction it left in, but its safe to say that it is not currently in the South Cape May Meadows and likely not on Cape Island.

Good birding

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Date: 9/28/18 6:18 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] migration tonight
Heck if I know where the birds that are up now will come down to
rest at! SW winds most of the night. Switching to NW around dawn. This
is the Philly area forecast.

I will be in Cumberland anyway. Theres butterflies and botany to be
seen also. And birds are around. Even if no morning flight, i'll find
some flocks.

Crazy migration.

Good birding all.

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Date: 9/28/18 5:54 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Peep ID request - Higbee WMA dike, Cape May County
I took a trip to Cape Island today to punish myself on the ID of confusing fall warblers and very high-flying raptors. Also to collect more Pignut hickory nuts to plant around the yard as my continue effort to duplicate Higbee type of habitat.

Birding was slow except many raptors in the sky but eventually felt like my list was growing. On the warbler front, I would guess about 20 or more common yellow-throated warblers, which may shed some light on the habitat type I was mostly interested in search of birds, perhaps, one can guess what my wish birds were.

After several hours of birding at odd places I eventually ended up at the famous Higbee Dike Morning Flight deck. Found my luck on the shorebirds at one of the shallow ponding area where a greater yellowleg and solitary sandpiper, ad several least, and semi were observed. One particular semi peeked my interest as it was the only one still wearing somewhat bright feathers.

Also, the structure of the peep appeared somewhat different than the adjacent semis in that the body seemed bit more attenuated with rufus tertials, and very faint split supercilium. But this peep clearly did not have white back brace. Determination of toe webbing was almost impossible since I did not have a scope, but review of one particular photo thru the camera viewfinder was somewhat exciting.

Most likely a Semipalmated sandpiper but Peep ID game is on for those who want to play. Photos on my Flickr.

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

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Date: 9/28/18 5:22 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (27 Sep 2018) 84 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 108 118
Bald Eagle 1 54 67
Northern Harrier 0 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 294 297
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 73 7953 7988
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 70 72
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 18 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 13 13

Total: 84 8576 8643
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler

Visitors:
Scholars of Shawnee - 13
Hikers - 12


Weather:
Temp 60-65deg.F, Wind- N/NE@ 0-5mph, Mostly Cloudy

Raptor Observations:
BE- 1:55I

Slow migration day today.
Bird of the Day honors goes to the "Late kettle of 52 Broadwings that
rescued
a slow day" per Brian Butler.
Many thanks to Brian for his efforts and conducting the count today.
Better days are coming !!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 4
TV's & BV's
Monarch- 3
Buck Moths
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Date: 9/27/18 4:29 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] chimney swifts
527 at the HUMC roost. It is so cool to watch. 500 dropped into the chimney is 7 minutes! I counted by 10’s.
The rest were counted singly.


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Date: 9/26/18 7:12 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yellow-green Vireo - Cape May (late post)
This morning we (through a partnership between NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, The Nature Conservancy, and Cellular Tracking Technologies) banded a mega-rarity in Cape May, a Yellow-green Vireo. This is a bird that breeds from Northern Mexico down into southern Central America, and typically winters in western South America. They are known to be vagrants in the southern US (typically Florida and Texas) as well as California, with very few records north of Florida on the east coast. Two years ago, one was banded in South Carolina, and one was also banded on Plum Island, MA in 2011. If accepted by the NJ bird records committee, this would be the first record of Yellow-green Vireo for the state of New Jersey.

Because we knew the significance of this bird, but also wanting to get the bird back into the wild as soon as possible (and because our policy is to not hold birds longer than necessary for processing) we quickly got out the word to the birding public through our WhatsApp group and let them know that there would be a public release of the bird in 15 minutes. In an effort to learn more about this vagrant, CTT affixed a LifeTag transmitter to the bird to track its future movements. After extensive measurements and banding, the bird was brought out to ~50 visitors to see and photograph before attaching the transmitter and releasing the bird (the transmitter is extremely light; well below the 3% body weight standard for transmitters and was affixed with glue which allows the transmitter to fall off after the next molt). A visitor from Uganda, who had been in the region for the American Birding Expo last weekend, provided the open-hand platform from which to release the bird and the crowd cheered after the bird flew off and up into the trees.

We are hopeful that the bird will transmit to one or more of the base stations around Cape May County and/or the Delaware Bay Shore, and if we are really lucky, one of the stations between here and Central America will pick it up as well, giving us insight into the behavior of a vagrant rather than simply a single point in space and time.

Some have wondered whether we knew about the bird prior to banding it, and the answer is no. The bird was captured during routine passive mistnetting and was a surprise to all of us, which just goes to show how even in a heavily-birded region these little buggers can sneak by (we’re still holding out for a Kirtland’s Warbler!) For those of you who missed the bird today, there is always hope that it could still be around; and any future sightings in public areas will be reported ASAP.

Good Birding

David


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Date: 9/26/18 5:13 pm
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest
Yes, that is part of my Somerset Christmas Bird Count area and has been very good for winter sparrows. The stream can even hold surprises in winter - last year a Belted Kingfisher and Great Blue Heron!

John J. Collins
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The earth should not be injured.
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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Vince Capp
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:53 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest

Susan-

That little patch was one of my secret weapons when I lived up there.
Let me say that it is- as you suspected, a very good sparrow patch in season, for certain. Small in size, yes- but always interesting.

Cheers!

Vince Capp

Bayonet Point, FL


On 9/26/2018 2:30 PM, Susan Treesh wrote:
> Maybe lots of people know this spot already, but I just wandered into
> a new to me area of Colonial Park in Franklin Township while birding
> this morning. The area is immediately south of the Rose Garden. An
> inconspicuous bridge leads across the Spooky Brook Spillway and opens
> into a maze of mowed paths around and through a very young succession
> forest area and high meadows. It is bordered by fairly mature
> woodlands and the D&R Canal. I don't know how regularly these paths
> are maintained, but today they were quite freshly mowed and provided
> easy access. It's possible they are used as bridle paths (and the
> park ranger told me that people illegally run their dogs there).
>
> At any rate, this is a happily undeveloped corner of the park, and
> gave me my FOS palm warbler. I would think this area would be good in
> late fall and in winter.
>
> Parking is at Parking Lot A.
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
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Date: 9/26/18 5:05 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Confirmed report of yellow-green vireo in Cape May
OK, time for me to fess up.

Quick check on the eBird indicate confirmed sighting og Yellow-green vireo
at Plum Island in Massachusetts on 9-5-2011, and at Charleston County, South
Carolina on 9-27-2016. Now the NJ's *first* record. All three confirmed
documentations have one thing in common. They were all positively Id'ed at a
banding station where these vireos were held in hand.

I have seen my share of red-eyed vireos this fall, mostly in high above the
tree canopy and partially hidden by leaves, but have little trouble on the
id them as red-eyed. Reason for it is who cares as it is my id and my bird
find.

If I had seen this very special NJ's own Yellow-green vireo under the
similar *difficult* viewing conditions at Cape Island, especially at Higbee,
most likely I would have Id'ed it as nothing but a odd looking red-eyed
vireo.

Even If I had taken some decent photos with my cheap point-n-shoot camera in
auto mode, and was able to capture some id features such as its bright
yellow ventral region and yellowish flanks, I would have blamed on the
camera for the *false* camera artifact or photo lie, and most likely
moved-on as odd looking red-eyed. Reason ? My lack of bird ID knowledge and
afraid to ask questions to those who know.

Besides Marty's questions, I am wondering if there are/were other birders
who saw this very special vireo in high canopy of trees, and moved on as if
it was a just the usual red-eyed vireo as I would most likely would have.

Another question I have is, what if this vireo was never caught in the net,
if it would have been id'ed via live view thru bins or sound at the Meadow.

Self confession is always embarrassing but I rather go thru with it, and at
the end, learn something from this listserve that have countless expert
birders that mostly remain silent.

Yong Kong
Camden County



From: Marty DeAngelo
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:42 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Confirmed report of yellow-green vireo in Cape May

The question is - has it been around for a while and no one saw it, or is
it a recent storm bird from Florence?

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:53 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was banded and released this morning (9/26/18) in
> Cape May according to the Cape May text alert. Great find, and the bird
> is probably still around at least for a while. Looking forward to
> seeing the pictures on the CMBO website or blog. 1st State Record
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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Date: 9/26/18 1:53 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000326c7e06828-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest
Susan-

That little patch was one of my secret weapons when I lived up there.
Let me say that it is- as you suspected, a very good sparrow patch in
season, for certain. Small in size, yes- but always interesting.

Cheers!

Vince Capp

Bayonet Point, FL


On 9/26/2018 2:30 PM, Susan Treesh wrote:
> Maybe lots of people know this spot already, but I just wandered into
> a new to me area of Colonial Park in Franklin Township while birding
> this morning.  The area is immediately south of the Rose Garden. An
> inconspicuous bridge leads across the Spooky Brook Spillway and opens
> into a maze of mowed paths around and through a very young succession
> forest area and high meadows.  It is bordered by fairly mature
> woodlands and the D&R Canal.  I don't know how regularly these paths
> are maintained, but today they were quite freshly mowed and provided
> easy access.  It's possible they are used as bridle paths (and the
> park ranger told me that people illegally run their dogs there).
>
> At any rate, this is a happily undeveloped corner of the park, and
> gave me my FOS palm warbler.  I would think this area would be good in
> late fall and in winter.
>
> Parking is at Parking Lot A.
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help:  <jerseybi-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
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Date: 9/26/18 11:31 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest
Maybe lots of people know this spot already, but I just wandered into a
new to me area of Colonial Park in Franklin Township while birding this
morning.  The area is immediately south of the Rose Garden. An
inconspicuous bridge leads across the Spooky Brook Spillway and opens
into a maze of mowed paths around and through a very young succession
forest area and high meadows.  It is bordered by fairly mature woodlands
and the D&R Canal.  I don't know how regularly these paths are
maintained, but today they were quite freshly mowed and provided easy
access.  It's possible they are used as bridle paths (and the park
ranger told me that people illegally run their dogs there).

At any rate, this is a happily undeveloped corner of the park, and gave
me my FOS palm warbler.  I would think this area would be good in late
fall and in winter.

Parking is at Parking Lot A.

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 9/26/18 10:43 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Confirmed report of yellow-green vireo in Cape May
The question is - has it been around for a while and no one saw it, or is
it a recent storm bird from Florence?

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:53 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was banded and released this morning (9/26/18) in
> Cape May according to the Cape May text alert. Great find, and the bird
> is probably still around at least for a while. Looking forward to
> seeing the pictures on the CMBO website or blog. 1st State Record
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
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Date: 9/26/18 9:58 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Confirmed report of yellow-green vireo in Cape May
A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was banded and released this morning (9/26/18) in
Cape May according to the Cape May text alert.  Great find, and the bird
is probably still around at least for a while.  Looking forward to
seeing the pictures on the CMBO website or blog. 1st State Record

Susan Treesh
Somerset



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Date: 9/25/18 10:08 am
From: Leon Book <leonbook...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Best location: Red Knots, Hudsonian Godwit, others??
Friends,
We will be in the Atlantic City area for a few days beginning Friday evening, 9/28. Hope to go to Forsythe NWR and down to Cape May, of course, as they are world-class birding sites. Among my target birds for my life list are:
red knotdovekieharlequin ducklong-tailed ducknorthern gannethudsonian godwitany pharalope species (Wilson's would be first-of-year)black tern
I've been to some other states where I had a good chance to see these birds but did not somehow. They're approaching "nemesis bird" status!
yellow-headed blackbirdgolden eaglegrasshopper sparrowblue-headed vireo
What are my chances these species are still around, that they haven't migrated through already? Any pointers and suggestions would be most welcome. To email me off-list for some reason, try: <leonbook...> 
Thanks, everybody.
Leon BookCape Girardeau, MO


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Date: 9/25/18 5:25 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites (today)
Thanks Bernie.. well be checking later in the year for sure.

Karen

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 7:20:23 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites (today)

Visited the sites today. And I've been reminded not to expect
Sandhills there until November...

* Randolph Road site is NOT planted in corn. Either it's really weedy
beans or nothing was planted this year. Ted Chase says the site is
slated to become an Amazon warehouse. :-( That area has become
really developed over the past few years. Progress?

* Two large cornfields on either side of Mettlers Road near (south
of?) where it intersects with Weston Road are planted in corn (not
harvested yet). This site has been good in years when Randolph Road
didn't have corn.

* Two cornfields on either side of Schoolhouse Road south(?) of the
intersection with Weston Canal Road. Not harvested yet. I've never
seen Sandhills there, but this site has potential because there's a
sidewalk on one side of Schoolhouse Road and you can park nearby in a
parking lot for the D&R canal. No need to illegally park on a shoulder
of a road.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 9/24/18 5:14 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scenic trail - slower today
The Scenic Trail - also known as the nature trail - was slower this mid day.
It still is hard to figure things out! Less numbers, less diversity. The Alder was
gone. Yet the 2 Palms were right where I had them yesterday. No bushwacking
today.

And I hit a couple river spots. Nothing unusual. Of course, I don't spend
three hours in one location either. If ever I hit after a northeaster I would spend
more time.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/24/18 1:29 pm
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Red-breasted Nuthatch
in the dead Douglas Fir tree!

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


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Date: 9/24/18 10:21 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites (today)
Visited the sites today. And I've been reminded not to expect
Sandhills there until November...

* Randolph Road site is NOT planted in corn. Either it's really weedy
beans or nothing was planted this year. Ted Chase says the site is
slated to become an Amazon warehouse. :-( That area has become
really developed over the past few years. Progress?

* Two large cornfields on either side of Mettlers Road near (south
of?) where it intersects with Weston Road are planted in corn (not
harvested yet). This site has been good in years when Randolph Road
didn't have corn.

* Two cornfields on either side of Schoolhouse Road south(?) of the
intersection with Weston Canal Road. Not harvested yet. I've never
seen Sandhills there, but this site has potential because there's a
sidewalk on one side of Schoolhouse Road and you can park nearby in a
parking lot for the D&R canal. No need to illegally park on a shoulder
of a road.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 9/24/18 7:49 am
From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Somerset Sandhills sites?
The main field, along Randolph Rd, I don't think was planted to anything this year. It is, alas, about to become an Amazon warehouse. The field along Weston Causeway is in soybeans this year. The field above Weston Canal Rd south of Schoolhouse Rd was in corn this year, and doesn't appear to have been harvested as of a couple of days ago. I haven't looked at the fields on either side of Mettlers Rd; the big field to the east of Mettlers now belongs to the Somerset County Park system.

Ted Chase

Franklin Township, Somerset County





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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:53 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Somerset Sandhills sites?

Just wondering if anyone has checked out the Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites yet (e.g. Randolph Road)?

Im taking a drive there tomorrow to see which fields are cornfields and whether they have been harvested yet.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Date: 9/24/18 4:50 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (23 Sep 2018) 479 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2018
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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 2 108 118
Bald Eagle 2 53 66
Northern Harrier 1 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 285 288
Cooper's Hawk 1 14 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 436 7880 7915
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 69 71
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 1 18 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 13 13

Total: 479 8492 8559
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Jack McCormack, Maura Griffin, Scott Wood, Stephen Bagen

Visitors:
James and Sean Duffy- Glad you got to see some birds !
SOBO's- Hariva,Jalapeno,Crowatoan,Little Red Coat,
Forager,Flower Power,Quick Fix
Good luck to you all !!

Hikers- 10


Weather:
Temp- 52-62deg.F Wind-N@2-6mph in am becoming more light and variable in
pm. Clouds and fog in am with mostly cloudy conditions in pm.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:47A, 12:42A
GE- 2:20I
PG- 1:40A

Bird of the Day honors goes to the Sharpie that was
coming straight down the ridge at us and dropped out of
sight in the trees in front of us, only to reappear coming right up the
trail to the hawkwatch at a height of about 3ft off the ground. It than
made a right hand turn and flew out over the river. Contender for bird of
the day was our first Golden Eagle of the season but we had somewhat
distant and unsatisfying looks at this Golden.. but hey.. We'll take it !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 66
Blue Jays- many
TV's, BV'S
Ravens
Hummers-1
Palm Warbler,Blk Throated Green, Yellow-rumped,
Red breasted nuthatch
Canada Geese
Porcupine- Jack had a close encounter with a Porkie on his hike in to the
ridge.
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Date: 9/23/18 4:56 pm
From: mike hiotis <mchhiotis...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Broad-winged Hawks pass by Spruce Run Res.
From approximately 12:30 - 1:30 today myself and 2 other birders ( D.B. &
P.K.) lucked into 6 or 7 kettles of Broad-winged Hawks.The first group,
individually counted upon their streaming was a satisfying 224 bird kettle.
During the subsequent hour another 631 birds passed us while standing on
the berm at the Rte 31 parking area. A nice total of 855 in the hour. I
have noticed groups of Broad-winged Hawks annually flying along the small
ridge just north of the reservoir. These birds seem to cross Rte 78 just
west of the reservoir and can be seen from Hoffman park moving along the
same ridge.The birds seem to continue on a SW > WSW heading from there.I
have always wondered if they have or will pass within eyeshot of a hawk
watch or skid on by as those that streamed past us at Spruce today.

Also of note today at the Res. was a White-rumped Sandpiper,6 Caspian
Terns,5 other species of shorebirds and lots of passerines none of which
were seen by this birder.Purple Finches were on the menu today along with
some Philly Vs and Red-breasted Nuthaches.

Mike Hiotis
Martinsville NJ


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Date: 9/23/18 4:34 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scenic Trail - Gloucester - Alder
I went searching for a Connecticut this late afternoon. Did some minor
bushwacking. No success. But finally a calling Traill's - classic Alder.
Lots of birds around.

I'll wait and see what the weather does before deciding where to head
Monday morning.

I am still missing YB Fly for the year. And plants to key out!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/23/18 10:54 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Somerset Sandhills sites?
Just wondering if anyone has checked out the Somerset County Sandhill Crane sites yet (e.g. Randolph Road)?

I’m taking a drive there tomorrow to see which fields are cornfields and whether they have been harvested yet.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Date: 9/23/18 8:40 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] migrants - Tinicum - Phila.
The trip to Tinicum - Heinz this morning only had to deal with light rain.
The heavy rain held off until we walked out. We had migrants. Stuff is around.
Hard work getting on birds with this weather though. I may head out later
if the weather clears some. I like bad weather to drop different birds
down. Anyway, we had a Summer Tanager. A nice adult male - that was
a county bird for me! Always something to see out there!

Good birding all. Maybe this latest round of easterly winds will push in
a hugo for me somewhere in Jersey. Of course, I am still missing Marbled
for the year also.... I need a shore run.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/23/18 4:50 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Sep 2018) 1140 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 28 106 116
Bald Eagle 15 51 64
Northern Harrier 2 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 105 251 254
Cooper's Hawk 8 13 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 954 7444 7479
Red-tailed Hawk 5 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 69 71
Merlin 3 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 7 17 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 12 12

Total: 1140 8013 8080
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Wood, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Harold Deal,Jeff Meitrott, Noel Rickert- Hope the Triple Header was a
success!
Daniel from Chimney Rock
Frank Merentino

SOBO: Marcus- Good luck the rest of the way !

Hikers- 34


Weather:
Temp 59-63deg.F Wind N/NW@ 7-12mph w/ gusts to 22mph
Mostly cloudy from start to finish with winds diminishing late in the day.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 8:40I, 8:50A, 9:32I, 9:35A, 9:55I, (2)10:26A, 10:49I, 10:59A, 3:50A,
3:51I, 4:20A, 4:25A, 4:29I, 4:31I

PG- 9:11A, 9:37A, 1:02A, 1:03UA, 3:32I, 3:55A, 4:40A

Great day of hawking with continuous action from start to finish.
Lot's of great help with spotting today and we needed it to find the
distant
lines of Broadwings moving quickly thru cloud cover and zipping right along
in the windy conditions. Nice Bald Eagle and Peregrine movement as well.
Bird of the Day honors goes to the immature Redtail that popped up from
below us clutching what appeared to be a rodent. It faced into the wind
and
started eating on the wing. It tore off a larger piece of meat which it
dropped
and than caught in mid-air and continued with it's meal. all the while
hovering
maybe 50 feet above us. This went on for 5-7 minutes !! Awesome stuff !!
Many thanks to our normal count crew as well as Frank Merentino for their
efforts today !

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-headed Woodpecker ( adult )
Loon
Ravens- 37 passed in single file in early am right along the ridge on river
side.
Common Nighthawk
Monarch- 423 !!
Hummers- 2
Buckmoths
TV's & BV's
Blue Jays & Cedar Waxwings
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Date: 9/22/18 2:12 pm
From: Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] OT- Philly Bird Expo and Nikon COOLPIX P1000
I will tag on, and ask for comments from anyone who held one in hand etc.,
as well. Considering that I've heard they're noticeably lighter than a
decent DSLR wildlife setup which I don't particularly care to lug around,
and that they have some new features, I've been keeping it on my radar.

Thanks and great birding,

Shea

On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 4:56 PM Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:

> I am seeking comments from those who went to Philly Bird Expo and
> *seriously* considered purchasing the Nikon COOLPIX P1000 by holding one in
> hand and talking to the rep. I am unable to attend for a simple reason. My
> September allocated toll money has been spent already by going down to Cape
> Island this week.
>
> I am not looking to take Nat Geo quality photos. My interest is taking
> distant doc photos for later review at home, and hoping the P1000 is tad
> better than the 900 in that respect.
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
>
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Date: 9/22/18 1:56 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT- Philly Bird Expo and Nikon COOLPIX P1000
I am seeking comments from those who went to Philly Bird Expo and *seriously* considered purchasing the Nikon COOLPIX P1000 by holding one in hand and talking to the rep. I am unable to attend for a simple reason. My September allocated toll money has been spent already by going down to Cape Island this week.

I am not looking to take Nat Geo quality photos. My interest is taking distant doc photos for later review at home, and hoping the P1000 is tad better than the 900 in that respect.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 9/22/18 10:24 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: eBird Report - Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Sep 22, 2018
I have had a few people asking why I am not posting. I post on ebird and
dont want it to appear there were a lot of birds around. I am there a long
time and search all over the mountain .
Going up for an hr and walking round the pond may not reap big rewards.
Anyway here is my list today.
Bill Elrick

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Date: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 1:19 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Sep 22, 2018
To: <belrick...>


Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic, New Jersey, US
Sep 22, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:52 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 6
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 45
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 3
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 4
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern) (Accipiter striatus [velox Group]) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 12
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 6
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates pubescens pubescens/medianus) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 30
Merlin (Falco columbarius) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) (Empidonax alnorum/traillii)
1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 2 One very bright adult and
one duller young bird, saw and confirmed by three others
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 6
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 35
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 6
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 4
House Wren (Northern) (Troglodytes aedon [aedon Group]) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 20
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 20
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 12
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 3
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 7
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 4
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 3
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 4
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 4
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 5
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 1
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 8
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 20

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