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12/13/18 9:23 am Chris Brown <cbrown.birdman...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash throated flycatcher
12/12/18 3:39 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] philly article on Bear Swamp - Cumberland
12/12/18 12:25 pm Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...> [JERSEYBI] Ash throated flycatcher
12/12/18 11:45 am jim wright <wrightjamesb...> [JERSEYBI] Extraliminal: All about that Great Black Hawk in Maine
12/11/18 4:36 pm L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] List of New Jersey Christmas Bird Counts, 2019
12/11/18 9:58 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] List of New Jersey Christmas Bird Counts, 2019
12/11/18 9:25 am John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...> [JERSEYBI] Western grebes
12/11/18 9:10 am John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook this am Grebes
12/11/18 9:09 am John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...> [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook this am Grebes
12/11/18 8:32 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Inlet this morning
12/11/18 8:31 am Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...> [JERSEYBI] Iceland Gull report
12/10/18 9:12 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (09 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/10/18 6:45 am Daniel Brill <dbbrill...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink CBC Sunday, 12/16
12/9/18 5:47 pm Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...> [JERSEYBI] Greater White-fronted Goose, Mercer County Park (East)
12/9/18 11:14 am James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] A walk on the beach
12/8/18 4:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (08 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
12/8/18 1:08 pm Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> [JERSEYBI] Ash throated and Iceland Gull today
12/8/18 1:04 pm Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> [JERSEYBI] Ravens in Chatsworth
12/7/18 1:29 pm Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...> [JERSEYBI] Blue goose
12/7/18 11:55 am Lester Block <lesterblock311...> [JERSEYBI] Brigantine Unit Forsythe Refuge closure
12/7/18 8:16 am Lester Block <lesterblock311...> [JERSEYBI] EB Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Hunting
12/6/18 10:42 am Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...> [JERSEYBI] Ash throated, Iceland gull, greater white fronted goose
12/5/18 11:01 am Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...> [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatcher at Mercer Count Park
12/5/18 8:21 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated continues
12/5/18 4:24 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (04 Dec 2018) 41 Raptors
12/4/18 12:43 pm Chris Brown <cbrown.birdman...> [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatcher, Mercer County
12/4/18 12:39 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Amendment to last nights post/Weekend Observations
12/4/18 11:13 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Bald Eagles becoming regulars in Johnson Park (Piscataway)
12/4/18 10:29 am hodanish <luv2howl...> [JERSEYBI] Amendment to last nights post/Weekend Observations
12/3/18 7:27 pm Michael Hodanish <luv2howl...> [JERSEYBI] Weekend Observations
12/3/18 8:56 am HENRY BURK <hjburk...> [JERSEYBI] Greater White-fronted Goose
12/2/18 5:27 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeak on Home feeder, Winslow Township, Camden County
12/2/18 5:04 pm Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...> Re: [JERSEYBI] On Grosbeaks
12/2/18 4:50 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] On Grosbeaks
12/2/18 2:13 pm Jim Gilbert <jggilbert...> Re: [JERSEYBI] 3 Evening Grosbeaks on feeders at SHWS
12/2/18 10:17 am Diane C Louie <dclouie...> Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/2/18 7:21 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (01 Dec 2018) 3 Raptors
12/2/18 6:56 am Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...> Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/2/18 6:37 am Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...> Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/2/18 5:52 am DC Louie <dclouie...> Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/2/18 4:56 am Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...> Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/2/18 4:11 am Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/1/18 8:18 pm Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/1/18 7:25 pm Cliff Miller <cbm...> [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
12/1/18 2:36 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] floodgates, mannington marsh, cm morning flight
12/1/18 2:28 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig peeps
12/1/18 9:25 am Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...> [JERSEYBI] 3 Evening Grosbeaks on feeders at SHWS
12/1/18 8:24 am Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...> [JERSEYBI] Greater white fronted goose
12/1/18 6:11 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Deer season - correction
11/30/18 4:35 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] late posting
11/30/18 4:32 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] hunting and birding
11/29/18 3:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Nov 2018) 15 Raptors
11/29/18 12:21 pm Dave Oster <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Packanack Lake
11/28/18 3:37 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Nov 2018) 11 Raptors
11/28/18 1:04 pm Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Odd Goose at Mercer Corp Park
11/28/18 12:30 pm Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...> [JERSEYBI] Odd Goose at Mercer Corp Park
11/27/18 7:08 pm JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Wood Storks in NJ?
11/27/18 1:44 pm Cailin O'Connor <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Today
11/27/18 12:17 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp / Pleasant Plains Road this morning
11/27/18 11:19 am Dave Oster <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Today
11/26/18 9:37 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] NJ Fall/Winter (2018/2019) hummingbirds for New Jersey
11/26/18 6:53 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (25 Nov 2018) 23 Raptors
11/25/18 6:28 pm Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [JERSEYBI] Yellow-breasted Chat, Island Beach SP
11/25/18 6:56 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Herbert Road Gulls
11/24/18 5:19 pm Glen Tepke <g.tepke...> [JERSEYBI] Glaucous Gull, Island Beach SP
11/23/18 4:43 pm Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Earth's wildlife is disappearing, report shows. It's happening in N.J. as well. | NJ.com
11/23/18 1:40 pm Michael Yuan <mjyuan...> [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes, Franklin Township, Somerset
11/23/18 12:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Nov 2018) 38 Raptors
11/23/18 9:06 am jim wright <wrightjamesb...> [JERSEYBI] Corrected link to my oclumn about teh NYC Mandarn duck
11/23/18 8:55 am jim wright <wrightjamesb...> [JERSEYBI] My column about NYC's Mandarin Duck
11/23/18 8:10 am William Saidel <saidel...> [JERSEYBI] red-belly nuthatch
11/22/18 3:20 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Birch Creek Marsh - Gloucester - local notes
11/22/18 10:00 am Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Wild turkey a conservation success - New Jersey Environment News
11/21/18 4:11 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] evening grosbeaks
11/21/18 10:55 am Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...> [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose at Mercer Corp Park
11/19/18 1:38 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] monk parakeets - carteret - yes!
11/19/18 12:43 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Nice photo of two Johnson Park eagles
11/18/18 4:35 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Interlaken FOS Hodded Mergansers
11/18/18 3:30 pm J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] Rober Somes presentation on CNJ's Bald Eagles
11/18/18 2:44 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] carteret
11/18/18 2:25 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] monk parakeet run time
11/18/18 5:33 am HENRY BURK <hjburk...> [JERSEYBI] Pink-footed Goose
11/17/18 6:10 pm Larry Scacchetti <larrybird4134...> [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Solitaire, Sandy Hook
11/17/18 3:58 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May-CMBO Hawk Watch
11/17/18 3:12 pm L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Pink=footed Goose, Rahway R. Park, NJ
11/17/18 3:09 pm L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Townsends Solitaire, Sandy Hook NJ
11/17/18 2:56 pm David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...> [JERSEYBI] Rahway River Park
11/17/18 1:22 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - Avocet, finch search
11/17/18 7:40 am Dominick Petrellese <dompetrell...> [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in Milltown
11/16/18 1:24 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Montclair Hawkwatch: Evening Grosbeak, Sandhill Cranes, "White-tailed Grackle!"
11/16/18 7:08 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] Western hummingbirds in NJ
11/16/18 7:00 am bramble <bramble...> [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen Audubon Chapter Meeting and Program: Owls, Watchers of the Night with Giselle Chazotte Smisko
11/15/18 10:08 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Patriot's Path: Silent acanthis flyover; two uniquely pigments sparrows
11/15/18 9:19 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Two Bald Eagles in Johnson Park
11/15/18 8:15 am bmknj16 <bmknj17...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Harleigh and vicinity - a Grosbeak search - no
11/15/18 8:03 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Harleigh and vicinity - a Grosbeak search - no
11/15/18 8:00 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Harleigh and vicinity - a Grosbeak search - no
11/15/18 4:37 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (14 Nov 2018) 118 Raptors
11/13/18 3:39 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Mannington Marsh - dusk flight. YH Blackbird
11/13/18 1:16 pm Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...> [JERSEYBI] FOS at Scherman Hoffman - Evening Grosbeak and Fox Sparrow
11/13/18 12:59 pm STEVE MATTAN <stevemattan...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in South Brunswick, Middlesex County
11/13/18 12:42 pm Cindy Smith <scindy670...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in South Brunswick, Middlesex County
11/13/18 12:28 pm jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...> [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in South Brunswick, Middlesex County
11/13/18 6:38 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Pileated Woodpecker in Rutgers Preserve - 5th eBird record for the site
 
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Date: 12/13/18 9:23 am
From: Chris Brown <cbrown.birdman...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ash throated flycatcher
ATFL still present, 12-12.15 pm Thursday.

Chris Brown
Mercer County

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 3:25 PM Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...> wrote:

> Is still at the same spot in Mercer County Park hanging out with some
> bluebirds. 3:15 Wednesday,
> L Eaton
> Princeton
>
>
> 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: 12/12/18 3:39 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] philly article on Bear Swamp - Cumberland
Sad what is happening. A special area down there!

http://www2.philly.com/science/climate/a/climate-change-sea-level-rise-nj-natural-lands-glades-wildlife-refuge-sourgum-trees-20181211.html <http://www2.philly.com/science/climate/a/climate-change-sea-level-rise-nj-natural-lands-glades-wildlife-refuge-sourgum-trees-20181211.html>


And on another note - I have started the Flickr embed pics being transferred to my ebird checklists. I will let the list know how it
works!



Sandra Keller
<sandrakeller...>

Sent from my Imac





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Date: 12/12/18 12:25 pm
From: Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash throated flycatcher
Is still at the same spot in Mercer County Park hanging out with some
bluebirds. 3:15 Wednesday,
L Eaton
Princeton


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Date: 12/12/18 11:45 am
From: jim wright <wrightjamesb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Extraliminal: All about that Great Black Hawk in Maine
In case you didn't hear about this, there's a non-migratory Great Black
Hawk hanging out in a park in Portland, Maine. The bird, first seen in
Texas earlier this year, constitutes the first U.S. record for this bird.
And yes, it could have flown over New Jersey on its way.

The link (I hope) is here:

https://njersy.co/2EjARfH

Maybe the Mainers will see it on their CBC.

Best,
Jim W


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Date: 12/11/18 4:36 pm
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] List of New Jersey Christmas Bird Counts, 2019
Please correct the Belleplain CBC date to Sunday, Dec. 23.

>
> Here's the annual list of NJ Christmas Bird counts, with many thanks to Mike Anderson of Sherman Hoffman Sanctuary, NJAS.
>
> If you have updates or corrections please let us know and/or post the information on Jerseybirds. To participate or get more information about a count, contact the person listed here.
>
>
>
>
> NJ CBCs 2018-19
>
> December 15 (Saturday)
> Great Swamp - Watchung Ridges, Simon Lane, <simon_c_lane...>, 646-321-3360
> Hackensack - Ridgewood, Dave Hall, <david.hall...>, 973-226-7825
> Northwestern Gloucester County, Ron Kegel, <ronaldk52...>, 856-881-9262
> Oceanville (Brigantine), Brian Moscatello, <b.moscatello...>, 201-655-9009
> Oceanville (Brigantine), Becky Hedden, <atlanticaudubonsociety...>, 609-384-4599
> Pinelands, Chuck Kanupke, <chuckkanupke...>, 609-636-4620
> Ramsey, Rob and Lisa Ann Fanning, <bobolink0210...>
> Staten Island, Cliff Hagen, <chagen72...>, 718-313-8591
> Tuckerton, Linda Gangi, <ltgangi...>, 609-242-5287
> Walnut Valley (Blairstown), Dennis Briede, <Denbriede...>, 908-362-8176
>
> December 16 (Sunday)
> Assunpink, Dan Brill, <dbrill...>
> Cape May, Louise Zemaitis, <swallowtailstudio...>, 609-898-9578
> Cape May, Tom Johnson, <jaegermaster...>
> Lower Hudson, Shayna Marchese, <shayna.marchese...>, 718-313-8591
> Northwestern Hunterdon County, Alan Mart, <a.mart67...>, 973-641-9712
> Princeton, Brad Merritt, <balmerritt...>, 609-921-8964
> Salem, Jerry Haag, <jerryhaag46...>, 856-358-3039
> Sussex County, Marianne Ofenloch, <sussexbirds...>
>
> December 23 (Sunday)
> Boonton, Jonathan Klizas, <boontoncbc...>, 201.602.9842
> Mizpah, Tom Reed, <coturnicops...>
> Moorestown, Sandra Keller, <sandrakeller...>
>
> December 29 (Saturday)
> Somerset County, John Kee, <jjkee...>, 908-393-6053
> Trenton Marsh, Brad Merritt, <balmerritt...>, 609-921-8964
>
> December 30 (Sunday)
> Barnegat, Rick Radis, <isotria...>, 973-586-0845
> Belleplain, Sam Galick, <sam.galick...>
> Cumberland County, Mike Fritz, <king-fisher...>, 609-703-4726
> Raritan Estuary, Tom Ostrand, <tostrand...>, 732-549-8118
> Warren County/Northhamton County, Jane Bullis, <Jbullis...>, 908 454-3339
>
> January 2 (Wednesday)
> Elmer, Jerry Haag, <jerryhaag46...>, 856-358-3039
>
> January 5 (Saturday)
> Long Branch, Tom Brown, <tshrike19...>
>
> No date known
> Island Beach, Vincent Nichnadowicz, <vfn7...>
> Lakehurst, Alex Tongas, <yellowcrwn...>
> Marmora, Becky Hedden, <atlanticaudubonsociety...>, 609-384-4599
>
>
> 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: 12/11/18 9:58 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] List of New Jersey Christmas Bird Counts, 2019
Here's the annual list of NJ Christmas Bird counts, with many thanks to Mike Anderson of Sherman Hoffman Sanctuary, NJAS.

If you have updates or corrections please let us know and/or post the information on Jerseybirds. To participate or get more information about a count, contact the person listed here.




NJ CBCs 2018-19

December 15 (Saturday)
Great Swamp - Watchung Ridges, Simon Lane, <simon_c_lane...>, 646-321-3360
Hackensack - Ridgewood, Dave Hall, <david.hall...>, 973-226-7825
Northwestern Gloucester County, Ron Kegel, <ronaldk52...>, 856-881-9262
Oceanville (Brigantine), Brian Moscatello, <b.moscatello...>, 201-655-9009
Oceanville (Brigantine), Becky Hedden, <atlanticaudubonsociety...>, 609-384-4599
Pinelands, Chuck Kanupke, <chuckkanupke...>, 609-636-4620
Ramsey, Rob and Lisa Ann Fanning, <bobolink0210...>
Staten Island, Cliff Hagen, <chagen72...>, 718-313-8591
Tuckerton, Linda Gangi, <ltgangi...>, 609-242-5287
Walnut Valley (Blairstown), Dennis Briede, <Denbriede...>, 908-362-8176

December 16 (Sunday)
Assunpink, Dan Brill, <dbrill...>
Cape May, Louise Zemaitis, <swallowtailstudio...>, 609-898-9578
Cape May, Tom Johnson, <jaegermaster...>
Lower Hudson, Shayna Marchese, <shayna.marchese...>, 718-313-8591
Northwestern Hunterdon County, Alan Mart, <a.mart67...>, 973-641-9712
Princeton, Brad Merritt, <balmerritt...>, 609-921-8964
Salem, Jerry Haag, <jerryhaag46...>, 856-358-3039
Sussex County, Marianne Ofenloch, <sussexbirds...>

December 23 (Sunday)
Boonton, Jonathan Klizas, <boontoncbc...>, 201.602.9842
Mizpah, Tom Reed, <coturnicops...>
Moorestown, Sandra Keller, <sandrakeller...>

December 29 (Saturday)
Somerset County, John Kee, <jjkee...>, 908-393-6053
Trenton Marsh, Brad Merritt, <balmerritt...>, 609-921-8964

December 30 (Sunday)
Barnegat, Rick Radis, <isotria...>, 973-586-0845
Belleplain, Sam Galick, <sam.galick...>
Cumberland County, Mike Fritz, <king-fisher...>, 609-703-4726
Raritan Estuary, Tom Ostrand, <tostrand...>, 732-549-8118
Warren County/Northhamton County, Jane Bullis, <Jbullis...>, 908 454-3339

January 2 (Wednesday)
Elmer, Jerry Haag, <jerryhaag46...>, 856-358-3039

January 5 (Saturday)
Long Branch, Tom Brown, <tshrike19...>

No date known
Island Beach, Vincent Nichnadowicz, <vfn7...>
Lakehurst, Alex Tongas, <yellowcrwn...>
Marmora, Becky Hedden, <atlanticaudubonsociety...>, 609-384-4599


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Date: 12/11/18 9:25 am
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Western grebes
Looks like according to distribution map it is western grebes that occur here. Sandy Hook lot c.
Aechmophorus sp.


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Date: 12/11/18 9:10 am
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook this am Grebes
Whitish on sides.
________________________________
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:08:12 PM
To: <jerseybi...>
Cc: Scott Barnes; Tom Boyle
Subject: Sandy Hook this am Grebes

At the cove on ocean side Lot C are what look to me to be 2 Clark's Grebes. Long yellow bills, as large as scoters. Whitish on sodes.
Horned grebes on bay side have stubby black bills.
Saw Goshawk near hawk watch.
Linda


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Date: 12/11/18 9:09 am
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook this am Grebes
At the cove on ocean side Lot C are what look to me to be 2 Clark's Grebes. Long yellow bills, as large as scoters. Whitish on sodes.
Horned grebes on bay side have stubby black bills.
Saw Goshawk near hawk watch.
Linda


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Date: 12/11/18 8:32 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Manasquan Inlet this morning
Jerseybirders,

In the faint hope that I might espy a Kittiwake from shore, or a Razorbill in flight, I visited the end of the north jetty at Manasquan Inlet this morning. I was unable to find either species, but it was a nice early taste of winter birding. There were dozens and dozens of Common Loons, a smattering of Red-throated Loons, one candidate for Pacific but I could not get definitive field marks, sea ducks flying all around, including two perfect close-approach White-winged Scoters and a few Long-tailed Ducks. One female Common Eider swam lazily far off at the western end of the Inlet, as did a few sleeping scaup. Gannets were visible offshore, along with scads of gulls, though none with either white wingtips or all black ones! A few Purple Sandpipers and Dunlin huddled on the jetty itself, and a flock of Sanderlings whizzed by at one point.

The brisk, clean morning air, gentle breeze, crashing surf, and bright sunlight made for a delightful hour-and-a-half. Some time hence, when it's only 5 degrees with a 20 mph wind and snowing, and I'm back here searching for a male King Eider or a Thick-billed Murre, I'll remember this day as a perfect taste of "winter" birding on the jetty.

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 12/11/18 8:31 am
From: Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Iceland Gull report
This morning at about 10 a.m. (temperature rising at 31 degrees), Margot and I saw the pale, first winter Iceland Gull at the Mercer County Park mariner, sitting on one of the wooden docks. Only two other Herring Gulls were elsewhere on the docks but over 25 Herrings were out in more open water.

Along the road we saw a birder walking back to the Soccer Field (3-9) parking lot and he said he did not see the Ash-throated.

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Date: 12/10/18 9:12 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (09 Dec 2018) Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 09, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 159
Bald Eagle 0 12 279
Northern Harrier 0 0 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 2763
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 391
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 141
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 0 30 1100
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 64
American Kestrel 0 0 232
Merlin 0 0 178
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 53

Total: 0 48 13560
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Also want to thank the following observers/visitors
for their help and company this year. The list includes
Denise Thomson, Sara Hart, Scott Kalter & Sydney Long,
Frank Merentino, Harry Quinn, Craig Stockert,
Jeff Climpson and Harold Deal.
Hope I'm not leaving anyone out !!
Thanks to all for a great season !


Weather:
Temp 28deg.F held steady throughout day.
Winds-Light and variable, mostly cloudy all day

Raptor Observations:
Today marks the last day of our count season.
Conditions were less than optimal for migration
and no raptors were counted today.However...
Al Ambler's famous pulled pork sandwiches brightened
a cold,cloudy day !! Thank you Al ! We did have nice
looks at a lone Raven as it cruised past the watch site
which earns it the final "Bird of the Day" honors of
the season !! I love Ravens !!
We had an EXCEPTIONAL season with 2 new site records
set. An incredible one day count of 140 Coopers Hawks
tallied on 10/12/18 as well as a site record for
season count of Peregrine Falcons at 79 birds !
These 2 records were just the "icing on the cake"
of a season that saw many species near or above the
highest counts we've had in the last 16 years.Our
Northern Harrier and Osprey numbers were a bit to
the "light" side but all other raptor species came
thru with solid numbers! We were only lacking a
Roughleg sighting.( Our last RL was counted in 2012).


Non-raptor Observations:
Of course it takes teamwork to make this count happen
and our solid crew of observers did an outstanding job!
My sincere thanks goes to: Brian Hardiman, Brian Butler,
Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Tom Campbell, Phil Rodriguez,
Patrick Keelen, Scott Wood, Stephen Bagen and Maura Griffin. Also thanks to
Tom Bailey and Roger Johnson
for their added coverage !
You guys/gal made my first season as lead counter one to remember and I
THANK YOU ALL !!!

Predictions:
See you up top next fall !!! Can't wait !!!
========================================================================
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Date: 12/10/18 6:45 am
From: Daniel Brill <dbbrill...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink CBC Sunday, 12/16
Hello JerseyBirders,

The Assunpink Christmas Bird Count will take place Sunday, December 16. We are a bit short-handed this year and could use some more eyes and ears to get adequate coverage of the circle. The circle straddles the Ocean and Monmouth County border at County Route 537 with Assunpink WMA at the north end and Colliers Mills WMA at the south end.

If you can pitch in, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me off-list.

Thank you

Dan Brill
South River


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Date: 12/9/18 5:47 pm
From: Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Greater White-fronted Goose, Mercer County Park (East)
A GWF Goose was in the Canada Goose flock at the marina at 3pm this
afternoon. Tempting to think that this is the bird that has been
periodically reported at the (relatively) nearby shopping center.

Phil Jeffrey
Ewing/Princeton


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Date: 12/9/18 11:14 am
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] A walk on the beach
Now that the wind has died down a bit, I took a walk from Allenhurst into Asbury Park along the water.
Off the jetty thats closest to Deal Drive, I had a great bit of birding.
2 dozen red breasted mergansers
2 dozen long tailed duck
2 dozen suf scoter
100+ black scoter
Many hundreds of brandt. As I was walking out to the jetty, a flock of brandt came over the beach and the peregrine that had been sitting atop Deal Tower came roaring in behind them. It scattered the flock and isolated one of them over the water. As it closed for the kill, I guess it had second thoughts and peeled off about a foot or so off the water.
It went back to the south west corner of the tower and was up there until I left.

Great birding and I cant wait for the sx70 which should be here by next week.

Regards,
James
Asbury Park



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Date: 12/8/18 4:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (08 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 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 0 159
Bald Eagle 3 12 279
Northern Harrier 0 0 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 2763
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 391
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 141
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 0 30 1100
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 2 64
American Kestrel 0 0 232
Merlin 0 0 178
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 53

Total: 4 48 13560
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers:

Visitors:
Harold & Betts Deal- Nice to see you !

Hikers- 3


Weather:
Temp 24-28deg.F, Wind- W/WNW@ 3-10mph
Snow squalls to blue skies to heavy cloud cover and snow flurries
A real "mixed bag" today !

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:25I, 12:26A, 12:44A

GE- 1:55I

Cold and raw up on the ridge today. Heavy snow squall when I came on to the
watch site creating "white out" conditions for approx. 10 minutes. As soon
as the squall cleared I had bright blue skies and than a few hours later it
was
back to heavy cloud cover and snow flurries. Bird of the Day selection was
an easy choice. it was the only bird that gave a pretty nice look.
The 12:44 adult Bald Eagle came in tight to the ridge on the river side
just below eye level giving a nice study as it passed the watch site.
The rest of the birds today were somewhat distant looks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 6
Common Mergansers- 4
Juncos
Eastern Bluebirds
2 additional Bald Eagles seen but not counted
========================================================================
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Date: 12/8/18 1:08 pm
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash throated and Iceland Gull today
Both species were seen today in previously reported sites. The Iceland was
alone close to the boat marina. Easy find. Joe Palumbo/Liz Bender.


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Date: 12/8/18 1:04 pm
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ravens in Chatsworth
4 ravens just flew over my yard in Chatsworth, Nj. This is the fourth
sighting of ravens in my neighborhood this year. Two were sighted this
summer. I am beginning to suspect they are nesting in the Pine Barrens.
Joe Palumbo/Liz Bender


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Date: 12/7/18 1:29 pm
From: Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Blue goose
On Carter Rd Pond with 500 Canada Geese. Thanks to Merlin for the I.d. Find
the pond on eBird hotspot for Mercer County. This Pond is surrounded by the
Mt Rose Preserve. East side of Carter Road. Hopewell Township.
Landy Eaton
Princeton


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Date: 12/7/18 11:55 am
From: Lester Block <lesterblock311...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brigantine Unit Forsythe Refuge closure
Hi All, just a little more information on the partial closure of Wildlife Drive next week: From Virginia Retting - "Next week is the Zone 56 hunt, which is a 5-day shotgun hunt in the woods west and north of the HQ area. The backside of the WD will be closed to all access those 5 days (M-F) and the WD will be a 2-way street. Signs will go up to let people know and the WD will be fee free." Also (not from Virginia but another staff member), "The gravel company is going to come out yet again some time next week to pull out more metal from Wildlife Drive. The drive will be completely closed when that happens. "

Lester Block
Galloway Township NJ


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Date: 12/7/18 8:16 am
From: Lester Block <lesterblock311...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] EB Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Hunting
Hi All, The 5-Day hunt is next week at EB Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. consequently, part of wildlife drive, Jen's trail and Sonbird trail will be closed. Just thought I'd share this info for anyone planning a trip.
Lester Block
Galloway Twp


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Date: 12/6/18 10:42 am
From: Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash throated, Iceland gull, greater white fronted goose
The ash throated flycatcher continues at Mercer Park. Iceland Gull seen
also this morning. Meanwhile on Carter Rd in the grass in front of the
farmhouse / not on the Carter Rd pond today/ is the Greater White Fronted
Goose.
Landy Eaton
Princeton


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Date: 12/5/18 11:01 am
From: Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatcher at Mercer Count Park
Margot and I had great difficulties at first trying to find the location of the Ash-throated Flycatcher as did a birder and photographer from Ewing. In fact if it wasn't for him, who had seen it earlier and was back at his car to pick a piece of equipment for his impressive camera, I wonder if we would have ever found the location.

If you plan to look for it park at the soccer fields (3-9) parking lot and then walk off to the left along the dual lane road; i.e. the lot will be behind you over your left shoulder. Walk for about a quarter of a mile until you see a pave path on your right. Take it and then in about 20 yards there's a wide dirt path (really a brown leafy path). Take it and shortly (30 yards, I guess) you are out in the open. The Ash-throated was off to the right continually feeding very low (1-3 feet). At one time I said it almost looked like a grass-feeding bird.

Note: the first one we saw in New Jersey was at Assunpink on 9 December 1989 and Laurie Larson saw that same bird in January! Our second one was seen on 2 December 2002 at the Coast Guard unit at Cape May so December is a good time to see one in N.J.

Cheers,
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Date: 12/5/18 8:21 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated continues
The Ash-throated flycatcher at Mercer County Park lake continues this morning in the same location, in the woods edge at the west end of the lake.


Laurie


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Date: 12/5/18 4:24 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (04 Dec 2018) 41 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 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 0 159
Bald Eagle 8 9 276
Northern Harrier 0 0 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 2763
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 391
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 141
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 28 30 1100
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 63
American Kestrel 0 0 232
Merlin 0 0 178
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 53

Total: 41 44 13556
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Tom Bailey

Weather:
Temp 33-36deg.F, Wind- N/NW@ 5-14mph w/gusts to 25
Cloudy in the morning becoming sunny in the pm

Raptor Observations:
BE- 8:19I, 8:27I, 10:03A, (2)10:45I, 12:27I, 1:04I, 1:25I

GE- 1:01I

Big time Thanks to Tom Bailey for making the long drive
from south Jersey to get the count done today. Tom stood alone on the watch
today and was rewarded
with a nice late season push of raptors !
Way to go Tom !
Tom's Bird(s)of the Day goes to " All the Bald Eagles
which put on a nice show today flying effortlessly
in the strong winds"

Non-raptor Observations:
6 additional Bald Eagles seen but not counted
1 Peregrine- not counted
1 Redtail- not counted
BV-4
Ravens- 11
Titmouse, Bluebirds, Am.Goldfinch
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Date: 12/4/18 12:43 pm
From: Chris Brown <cbrown.birdman...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ash-throated Flycatcher, Mercer County
JBers,

Michael Hodanish’s ATFL at Mercer County Park continues at 3.30pm on
Tuesday. South side of the dam at the west side of the lake.
40.2638,-74.6601 are the coordinates. Do not park along the road. I parked
at the soccer fields and walked west along the road and turned right on the
main trail, then made the left at the fork. Continue for just a few minutes
to the clearing and start looking! Good luck!

Chris Brown
Mercer County


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Date: 12/4/18 12:39 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Amendment to last nights post/Weekend Observations
There was an Ash-throated Flycatcher in my neighborhood from 12/27/15
through 1/1/16. First found by Patrick Belardo. Rutgers University
Livingston campus (Highland Park/Edison/Piscataway).

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:29 PM hodanish <luv2howl...> wrote:

> It was brought to my attention that a great-crested flycatcher would be
> extremely rare this time of year and more likely what we observed was an
> ash-throated flycatcher.
>
> Looking at field guides and the web, I believe the bird had the paler
> yellow belly of the ash-throated, not the brighter belly of the
> great-crested. It simply did not occur to me this western species could be
> in the area, but I have learned the bird occasionally strays to our area in
> the late fall, such as in Cape May. Looking at my records I observed one
> in Perkinsville, AZ in August 1981.
>
> GPS coordinates of the siting are 40.264046 by -74.660225
>
>
> Michael Hodanish, President
> Howling Woods Farm
> Jackson, NJ
> www.howlingwoods.org
>
>
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Date: 12/4/18 11:13 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bald Eagles becoming regulars in Johnson Park (Piscataway)
Bald Eagles are making regular appearances in Johnson Park lately.
Sometimes one, sometimes two. In the "eagle tree" near the boardwalk pond
across the park road from the mini-zoo. There were two at 7AM today
(12/4/18), but no eagles at 10:30AM.

They are not there all the time. The rule of thumb is that your chances to
view them are best if it's early (7AM works for me), with dark/overcast
skies, and relatively calm winds. Your chances decrease when any of these
factors change. But your mileage may vary. :-)

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 12/4/18 10:29 am
From: hodanish <luv2howl...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Amendment to last nights post/Weekend Observations
It was brought to my attention that a great-crested flycatcher would be extremely rare this time of year and more likely what we observed was an ash-throated flycatcher.

Looking at field guides and the web, I believe the bird had the paler yellow belly of the ash-throated, not the brighter belly of the great-crested. It simply did not occur to me this western species could be in the area, but I have learned the bird occasionally strays to our area in the late fall, such as in Cape May. Looking at my records I observed one in Perkinsville, AZ in August 1981.

GPS coordinates of the siting are 40.264046 by -74.660225


Michael Hodanish, President
Howling Woods Farm
Jackson, NJ
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Date: 12/3/18 7:27 pm
From: Michael Hodanish <luv2howl...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Weekend Observations
Visited Mercer Lake on Saturday, Dec 1. Recently bald eagles are common at the lake during the wintering season, and observed three adults. Also observed a mixed species feeding flock....song and white-throated sparrow, junco, downy, hairy, red-bellied woodpecker, bluebirds, but most surprising a great crested flycatcher. Have never observed one so late in the year.

On Sunday, Dec 2 observed nine bald eagles within a single view in Plumsted Township, on Hockamick/Cranberry Canners Rd at Jumping Brook. One flew away or it would have been ten bald eagles. Beavers dam the culvert on Cranberry Canners Road, causing Jumping Brook to pond and every six to twelve months the county removes the dam to prevent the road from flooding. When it happens during the cool season bald eagles gather to find fish in the narrowed waters. Never this many though (all were immature, no adults). Observed a river otter as well, two year ago.

Michael Hodanish
Howling Woods Farm
Jackson, NJ


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Date: 12/3/18 8:56 am
From: HENRY BURK <hjburk...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose on pond in Lenape Park at end of Lenape Pkwy, Westfield, at 11:30. Probably the same bird reported from Echo Lake Park yesterday.

Hank Burk

Cranford


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Date: 12/2/18 5:27 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeak on Home feeder, Winslow Township, Camden County
This morning at home, after reading the e-bird comments by Scott Barnes on yesterday’s SESA at Brig, Harvey T’s SESA photo on 12-3-17 at Reeds Beach, and Sandra Keller’s comment on her SESA on 12-3-2014 at Moores Beach, I was roaring to head back to Brig for more basic plumage peep fix.

At the last minute I decided to put out some sunflower seeds (mixed with nuts and dried cranberries) on a plastic tray on top of my home-made bird feeder and hoped for my own EVGR to arrive. My feeder was inactive this year until Thanksgiving Day as I did not want to fork out the cash for the benefit of squirrels.

Wow !! One female showed up soon after. My initial experience of this EVGR may be different than fellow birders. This bird was not welcome at the feeder as blue jays reacted immediately in a very poopish way. After a brief feeding mode and she was gone.

A birder was on her way by then and I was not sure if it would return. But it did. Not sure if it stayed within my yard for the remainder of the day.

Now time for me to fess up on the Brig peep fix. I was up for the tall-order peep challenge to see if I am capable of picking out a basic plumage Little Stint. End result was I stuck up the place.

Yong Kong
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Date: 12/2/18 5:04 pm
From: Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] On Grosbeaks
The birds at our feeders were feeding exclusively on sun flower seeds. They ignored the peanut pieces in the platform feeder.

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Subject: On Grosbeaks

Two counties down, 2 or 3 to go. I hope to see one in Phila this irruption event also.

I already have seen in Burlington. Chatsworth was the spot 20 years ago! I have in
Cape May and Monmouth and a couple northern counties also.

Which leads me thinking, most of my Evening Grosbeaks have been around feeders.
But conifers have been around the yard. I know Grosbeaks prefer seeds. Maybe just
the way they find somewhere to feed. Conifers first and then hopefully they find a
feeder nearby??

Thoughts?

Decision time Monday morning. Hit a spot with conifers near houses? Or hit the Sandhill
Crane spot in Burlington. That is a county bird. I am doubtful they will stick, but for a
county bird, I should try!

Thanks again Yong and Mary!

Good birding all. Time to edit my pics from Yongs.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 12/2/18 4:50 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] On Grosbeaks
Two counties down, 2 or 3 to go. I hope to see one in Phila this irruption event also.

I already have seen in Burlington. Chatsworth was the spot 20 years ago! I have in
Cape May and Monmouth and a couple northern counties also.

Which leads me thinking, most of my Evening Grosbeaks have been around feeders.
But conifers have been around the yard. I know Grosbeaks prefer seeds. Maybe just
the way they find somewhere to feed. Conifers first and then hopefully they find a
feeder nearby??

Thoughts?

Decision time Monday morning. Hit a spot with conifers near houses? Or hit the Sandhill
Crane spot in Burlington. That is a county bird. I am doubtful they will stick, but for a
county bird, I should try!

Thanks again Yong and Mary!

Good birding all. Time to edit my pics from Yong’s.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 12/2/18 2:13 pm
From: Jim Gilbert <jggilbert...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] 3 Evening Grosbeaks on feeders at SHWS
Susan and all,

A couple of documentation photos of yesterday's Grosbeaks can be seen here:

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

As far as I know, they were not seen today, but I only stopped by a few times.

Regards,

Jim Gilbert
Bernardsville


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>From: Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...>
>Sent: Dec 1, 2018 12:24 PM
>To: <JERSEYBI...>
>Subject: [JERSEYBI] 3 Evening Grosbeaks on feeders at SHWS
>
>Three female/ immature male Evening Grosbeaks are continuing at the feeders here, flying off and returning!
>
>(Also a very cute little red squirrel.)
>
>Good birding,
>
>Susan
>
>Susan Garretson Friedman
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Date: 12/2/18 10:17 am
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
If folks would like a .pdf of the 2007 map directly let me know off listserv and I can
email it.

Diane Louie, Madison



On Dec 2, 2018, at 12:54 PM, Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...> wrote:

Thanks I uploaded this better version to the GOogle drive link too.

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 10:07 AM Diane C Louie <dclouie...> <mailto:<dclouie...>> wrote:
Here you go. Enjoy.


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Date: 12/2/18 7:21 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (01 Dec 2018) 3 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 159
Bald Eagle 1 1 268
Northern Harrier 0 0 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 2762
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 390
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 139
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 1072
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 62
American Kestrel 0 0 232
Merlin 0 0 178
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 53

Total: 3 3 13515
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers:

Visitors:
Many thanks to Craig Stockert and Phil Rodriguez for
their afternoon visit. Welcome company for sure !!


Hikers- 20


Weather:
Temp 32-39deg.F, Winds- Light and variable,
Heavy cloud cover/low ceiling all day long

Raptor Observations:
BE- 8:55I

As expected... a slow day on the ridge today.
Bird of the Day goes to the 8:55 Immature Bald Eagle that came thru
right on the edge of the ridge line on the river side. So close in fact
that
I could hear it's wing beats as it motored past the watch site !
Made my day !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 4
Eastern Bluebirds
Canada geese
Brant
Black Ducks
Mallards
Juncos
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 12/2/18 6:56 am
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
Yes please, if possible I’d like to post the map to Washington Crossing Audubon’s “Birding Hot Spots” page since we’ve added Sandy Hook to our Field Trip’s list.

Fairfax

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> On Dec 1, 2018, at 11:17 PM, Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> wrote:
>
> Is love to get a copy too
>
>> On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM Cliff Miller <cbm...> wrote:
>>
>> hi there JB'ers,
>>
>> those of you who've been here long enough to remember laurie larson's
>> weekly RBA transcriptions may recall that the sandy hook portion generally
>> included the statement "A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
>> available at SHBO".
>>
>> SHBO has been closed for a while. does anyone know of an online version of
>> this map (i've searched to no avail) and/or have one in their possession?
>> it's occurred to me this season that locales like "the tennis courts" and
>> "the tidal cut" are still local lore -- i.e. even if well known to seasoned
>> birders, not at all well-known to new birders.
>>
>> good birding,
>> -cliff miller
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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> --
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>
>
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Date: 12/2/18 6:37 am
From: Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
I received a copy of the map from Joe D. Thanks, Joe! If Diane's is better
quality, I will post that.

I made a Google drive folder with both a PDF of the original map and the
Google maps that Ben S. created. I'll also post these links to the various
FB birding groups. Note that the PDF is two pages. Page 1 is the full map
and page 2 is a zoomed in version of the northern end of Sandy Hook. This
brought back great memories of volunteering at SHBO.

http://goo.gl/uqbWw9


URL

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 8:51 AM DC Louie <dclouie...> wrote:

> Will do, Patrick
>
>
>
> Diane Louie
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...>
> Date: 12/2/18 7:56 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
>
> I remembered this coming up not long ago so I searched the JB archives. It
> was in 2014. Ben S. made a google maps version of it. http://goo.gl/lmnVj2
>
> Also Diane Louie had a scanned copy she was sharing. I’m sure she doesn’t
> want to get bombarded with messages but if she sends me a copy I will host
> it on my google drive. Or if someone else has that, send it over.
>
> Patrick Belardo
> Piscataway, NJ
>
> > On Dec 1, 2018, at 11:17 PM, Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> wrote:
> >
> > Is love to get a copy too
> >
> >> On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM Cliff Miller <cbm...> wrote:
> >>
> >> hi there JB'ers,
> >>
> >> those of you who've been here long enough to remember laurie larson's
> >> weekly RBA transcriptions may recall that the sandy hook portion
> generally
> >> included the statement "A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
> >> available at SHBO".
> >>
> >> SHBO has been closed for a while. does anyone know of an online
> version of
> >> this map (i've searched to no avail) and/or have one in their
> possession?
> >> it's occurred to me this season that locales like "the tennis courts"
> and
> >> "the tidal cut" are still local lore -- i.e. even if well known to
> seasoned
> >> birders, not at all well-known to new birders.
> >>
> >> good birding,
> >> -cliff miller
> >>
> >>
> >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> >> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> >> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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> >> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> >>
> > --
> > Sent from my mobile. Please forgive misspellings and other errors.
> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 12/2/18 5:52 am
From: DC Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
Will do, Patrick


Diane Louie
-------- Original message --------From: Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...> Date: 12/2/18 7:56 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
I remembered this coming up not long ago so I searched the JB archives. It was in 2014. Ben S. made a google maps version of it. http://goo.gl/lmnVj2

Also Diane Louie had a scanned copy she was sharing. I’m sure she doesn’t want to get bombarded with messages but if she sends me a copy I will host it on my google drive. Or if someone else has that, send it over.

Patrick Belardo
Piscataway, NJ

> On Dec 1, 2018, at 11:17 PM, Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> wrote:
>
> Is love to get a copy too
>
>> On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM Cliff Miller <cbm...> wrote:
>>
>> hi there JB'ers,
>>
>> those of you who've been here long enough to remember laurie larson's
>> weekly RBA transcriptions may recall that the sandy hook portion generally
>> included the statement "A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
>> available at SHBO".
>>
>> SHBO has been closed for a while.  does anyone know of an online version of
>> this map (i've searched to no avail) and/or have one in their possession?
>> it's occurred to me this season that locales like "the tennis courts" and
>> "the tidal cut" are still local lore -- i.e. even if well known to seasoned
>> birders, not at all well-known to new birders.
>>
>> good birding,
>> -cliff miller
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
> --
> Sent from my mobile. Please forgive misspellings and other errors.
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 12/2/18 4:56 am
From: Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
I remembered this coming up not long ago so I searched the JB archives. It was in 2014. Ben S. made a google maps version of it. http://goo.gl/lmnVj2

Also Diane Louie had a scanned copy she was sharing. I’m sure she doesn’t want to get bombarded with messages but if she sends me a copy I will host it on my google drive. Or if someone else has that, send it over.

Patrick Belardo
Piscataway, NJ

> On Dec 1, 2018, at 11:17 PM, Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> wrote:
>
> Is love to get a copy too
>
>> On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM Cliff Miller <cbm...> wrote:
>>
>> hi there JB'ers,
>>
>> those of you who've been here long enough to remember laurie larson's
>> weekly RBA transcriptions may recall that the sandy hook portion generally
>> included the statement "A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
>> available at SHBO".
>>
>> SHBO has been closed for a while. does anyone know of an online version of
>> this map (i've searched to no avail) and/or have one in their possession?
>> it's occurred to me this season that locales like "the tennis courts" and
>> "the tidal cut" are still local lore -- i.e. even if well known to seasoned
>> birders, not at all well-known to new birders.
>>
>> good birding,
>> -cliff miller
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
> --
> Sent from my mobile. Please forgive misspellings and other errors.
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 12/2/18 4:11 am
From: Ida Ruch <0000028743192a35-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
Me too - I'd love a copy as when I go to SH I feel lost!


-----Original Message-----
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 11:17 pm
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"

Is love to get a copy too

On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM Cliff Miller <cbm...> wrote:

> hi there JB'ers,
>
> those of you who've been here long enough to remember laurie larson's
> weekly RBA transcriptions may recall that the sandy hook portion generally
> included the statement "A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
> available at SHBO".
>
> SHBO has been closed for a while.  does anyone know of an online version of
> this map (i've searched to no avail) and/or have one in their possession?
> it's occurred to me this season that locales like "the tennis courts" and
> "the tidal cut" are still local lore -- i.e. even if well known to seasoned
> birders, not at all well-known to new birders.
>
> good birding,
> -cliff miller
>
>
> 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: 12/1/18 8:18 pm
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
Is love to get a copy too

On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM Cliff Miller <cbm...> wrote:

> hi there JB'ers,
>
> those of you who've been here long enough to remember laurie larson's
> weekly RBA transcriptions may recall that the sandy hook portion generally
> included the statement "A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
> available at SHBO".
>
> SHBO has been closed for a while. does anyone know of an online version of
> this map (i've searched to no avail) and/or have one in their possession?
> it's occurred to me this season that locales like "the tennis courts" and
> "the tidal cut" are still local lore -- i.e. even if well known to seasoned
> birders, not at all well-known to new birders.
>
> good birding,
> -cliff miller
>
>
> 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: 12/1/18 7:25 pm
From: Cliff Miller <cbm...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] SHBO's "detailed birding map"
hi there JB'ers,

those of you who've been here long enough to remember laurie larson's
weekly RBA transcriptions may recall that the sandy hook portion generally
included the statement "A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
available at SHBO".

SHBO has been closed for a while. does anyone know of an online version of
this map (i've searched to no avail) and/or have one in their possession?
it's occurred to me this season that locales like "the tennis courts" and
"the tidal cut" are still local lore -- i.e. even if well known to seasoned
birders, not at all well-known to new birders.

good birding,
-cliff miller


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Date: 12/1/18 2:36 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] floodgates, mannington marsh, cm morning flight
Hello,
Was pleasantly surprised that the sun was out and not raining this morning, so went birding! Hit some
local feeder areas - would like Evening Grosbeak for Camden, Gloucester, and Salem now. I have a few
months. The birds seem to be still moving through. Maybe they will settle in by late Dec. and January.
Floodgates in Gloucester county is closed at the fishing pier. There is equipment on the dike. Not sure
what they are doing. Off hand I would say fixing a floodgate! The water levels all over south Jersey are
very high. Still areas flooded.
Mannington Marsh - various areas - had a great variety of waterfowl. And the marsh vegetation is
dying back, so good viewing. Nothing unusual. Gadwall and coot numbers are excellent here. Try for good
counts when entering into ebird.
Wow - https://www.trektellen.org/site/totals/1746/2018 <https://www.trektellen.org/site/totals/1746/2018>
The morning flight results. I just love charts, tables, etc. There is a lot of data in here. Of course I look
forward to the written summary in the next Peregrine Observer also!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller
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Date: 12/1/18 2:28 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig peeps
After seeing about 2,000 strong dunlin flocks yesterday, I had to go back to Brig again this morning for more Peep fix.

Quick check on the Atlantic County ebird for the day, I see a report of 60 species. Sadly, for me, I only observed 5 or 6 species total, which were in raptor, sparrow and dunlin/peep group.

As usual I dug my bird brain deep into the mud trying to learn about the find art of peep ID. Am I capable of ID of SESA during the month of December at Brig ? How do I separate those what I call long-billed WESA and short-billed WESA ? No Doubt Jason D. would have had no trouble.

Someone once told me MEGA’s shorebird experts and authors are based in Cape May. Who knew ? Downside of birding solo for YK.

I did not count birds. My best guess is I saw about 15-20 peeps that drove me nuts.

For those who may be interested, some photos of peeps on my Flickr.

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

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 12/1/18 9:25 am
From: Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 3 Evening Grosbeaks on feeders at SHWS
Three female/ immature male Evening Grosbeaks are continuing at the feeders here, flying off and returning!

(Also a very cute little red squirrel.)

Good birding,

Susan

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Date: 12/1/18 8:24 am
From: Landis Eaton <hensfoot1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Greater white fronted goose
On Carter Road Pond Hopewell Township.

Landy Eaton
Princeton


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Date: 12/1/18 6:11 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Deer season - correction
Correction. Shotgun season and the deer drives start Monday. I am safe to hit some woods areas along the
bayshore! Do be careful starting Monday.


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Date: 11/30/18 4:35 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] late posting
Working a lot but on Thurs had 2 dozen red breasted mergansers on Deal Lake.

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Date: 11/30/18 4:32 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] hunting and birding
Shotgun week for deer starts Sat. Be very careful! I will stay in Camden
and Gloucester parks. with no hunting.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/29/18 3:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Nov 2018) 15 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 159
Bald Eagle 3 53 267
Northern Harrier 0 10 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 71 2762
Cooper's Hawk 1 17 390
Northern Goshawk 1 5 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 40 139
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 10 347 1070
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 16 62
American Kestrel 0 2 232
Merlin 0 12 178
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 14 53

Total: 15 591 13512
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler

Visitors:
Harold Deal
Len Rue

Hikers- 1


Weather:
Temp- 32-36deg.F, Winds NW@10-20mph with higher gusts in am.
Mostly cloudy all day.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:08I, 9:11I, 10:05I

NG- 11:57I

Kudos to Al for his efforts in hiking in today and doing a solo watch !
Great job Al and much appreciated !!
Another cold and blustery November day on the ridge. Just the way we like
in November !! Al's Bird of the Day goes to the immie Gos that came in
just over the top of the trees in front of the lookout and buzzed thru
at just 10 feet over his head and than continued down ridge on the
river side. Al says " I think it was after my furry hat! "
WOW !! It's all about quality at this time of year and it doesn't get
much better than that !! You deserve it Al !

Non-raptor Observations:
Loon
Common Mergs
Raven
Snow Buntings ( 2) fly bys
E.Bluebirds ( 8 foraging up near lookout)
Juncos
Crows
Ruffed Grouse flushed on hike out
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Date: 11/29/18 12:21 pm
From: Dave Oster <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Packanack Lake
Some good duck "hunting" at Packanack Lake in Wayne, Passaic County today.  Aside from several dozen Mallard I counted 5 Shoveler, 16 Ring-necked Duck, 4 Bufflehead, 5 Hooded merganser, and 30 Ruddy Duck.  Nearby Pompton Lake should be good too but didn't have time to get there. Dave OsterVerona      


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Date: 11/28/18 3:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Nov 2018) 11 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 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 0 159
Bald Eagle 2 50 264
Northern Harrier 0 10 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 71 2762
Cooper's Hawk 0 16 389
Northern Goshawk 1 4 13
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 40 139
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 5 337 1060
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 16 62
American Kestrel 0 2 232
Merlin 0 12 178
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 14 53

Total: 11 576 13497
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler

Visitors:
Harry Quinn- Thanks for your spotting help today!
Andy the trail runner
Paul Wagner

Hikers- 1


Weather:
Temp- 32deg F, Wind- WNW@ 10-20mph with higher gusts
Cloudy with snow flurries and a few heavier snow squalls
throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:12A, 10:36A

GE- 10:41A, 1:31A

NG- 12:14I

Many thanks to our hardcore observers Al Ambler and Brian Butler and
visitor
Harry Quinn for hiking in today and getting the count done on what I'm sure
was one of the colder and more blustery days of the season !
Bird of the Day call from Al Ambler is as follows:
Easily goes to the 1:31 adult Golden Eagle that casually passed the watch
site
on the river side at eye level during the heaviest snow squall of the day
!
Fitting sight for such a wintry day !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Buntings- fly by
Ravens
Crows
Juncos
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Date: 11/28/18 1:04 pm
From: Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Odd Goose at Mercer Corp Park
I saw that on Monday, mentally checked it as Snow Goose until I realized
upon reflection that dark bill means that it very likely is a Canada x Snow
Goose hybrid.

Phil Jeffrey
Ewing/Princeton

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...>
wrote:

> Where else?
>
> Mike Mandracchia and I dropped by Mercer Corp Park this morning to see if
> there were any oddities around and we found one goose that was certainly
> odd. We discarded a few ideas about plumage aberrations and it being a blue
> Snow Goose, figuring it for some kind of hybrid. But a hybrid of what?
>
>
> I've put a few photos on this page:
>
>
> https://birdsandwords-larryz.blogspot.com/2018/11/mercer-corporate-park-1128-very-odd.html
>
> Any speculations will be appreciated.
>
> Larry Zirlin
> Whiting, NJ
> http://birdsandwords-larryz.blogspot.com/
>
>
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Date: 11/28/18 12:30 pm
From: Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Odd Goose at Mercer Corp Park
Where else?

Mike Mandracchia and I dropped by Mercer Corp Park this morning to see if there were any oddities around and we found one goose that was certainly odd. We discarded a few ideas about plumage aberrations and it being a blue Snow Goose, figuring it for some kind of hybrid. But a hybrid of what?


I've put a few photos on this page:

https://birdsandwords-larryz.blogspot.com/2018/11/mercer-corporate-park-1128-very-odd.html

Any speculations will be appreciated.

Larry Zirlin
Whiting, NJ
http://birdsandwords-larryz.blogspot.com/


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Date: 11/27/18 7:08 pm
From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wood Storks in NJ?
Greetings Jersey Birders!
I'm going to make a wild guess that the wood storks and anhingas reported at Turkey Swamp Park on eBird were actually in Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay FL. I would be elated to be wrong about this.
Good birding!
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Date: 11/27/18 1:44 pm
From: Cailin O'Connor <0000025ed36331da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Today
I visited Lake Parsippany this past Sunday and second the report for these birds, including a pair of ring-necked ducks and no less than three great-blue herons sharing the Lake.  If you haven't been there, it's extremely accessible at various points though some areas do have homes in front of the water.  While walking around the Lake, a woman invited me into her home and back yard after she heard me complaining to my companion that the shovelers were a bit too far off to get a decent picture! - and  I encountered several other birders and photographers, definitely a "known" spot for good waterfowl viewing and about one minute off of Rt 287. 

Cailin O'ConnorPompton Lakes


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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Today

Lake Parsippany in Morris County has long been one of my go-to spots for waterfowl.  Duck numbers have been a little slow to build this fall, but today was pretty good in spite of the cold wind whipping across the lake. I counted close to 100 Common merganser this morning, along with 11 Hooded.  60 or more Ruddy Duck were scattered around the lake.  But it was Northern Shoveler that really stole the show--I wound up with a count of 33 birds, all of which were actively feeding close to the west shore of the lake.  (Lake Parsippany has been a reliable spot for shoveler for as long as I can remember). So if you're in the area, stop by and enjoy the show!   Dave OsterVerona


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Date: 11/27/18 12:17 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp / Pleasant Plains Road this morning
Jerseybirders,

After the weekend, where I mostly watched my feeders in between family time, I was itching to get outdoors, stretch my legs, feel fresh air in my lungs, and to really use my 'scope and binoculars! I opted for one of my favorite spots: Pleasant Plains Road at the Great Swamp. Starting at the north end right at sunrise, I made my way down to the closed bridge (fording a football-field length of flooded road, having walked it first in my "Wellies" to verify that it really was only 3" deep). I then walked from the bridge down to the Bluebird Lot and back. The air was crisp and clean, the wind biting but manageable, and the sunlight illuminated the landscape just right: occasionally lighting up the treetops or a woodsy edge, but always allowing the colors of the landscape and the birds to be discerned.

It's surprising how bright a Ruby-crowned Kinglet is, when it's the only thing that's remotely green or yellow in an otherwise sere, brown and russet landscape. One such bird shadowed me as I walked along. Otherwise, all the other birds were studies in red, blue, black, brown, and white. But there were a LOT of them! Blue Jays were everywhere, and small-to-midsized flocks of icterids, including beautiful Rusty Blackbirds, foraged in the wet areas. A few Tree Sparrows twittered in the grasses and showed off their bright rufous caps. The road itself hosted flocks of other emberizids, with very bright red Fox Sparrows looking like a beefy bouncer at a nightclub, amidst the scampering Song and White-throateds. Now, if only a Harris' Sparrow would put in an appearance...

The deeper wet areas had Wood Ducks offering their haunting song, Black Ducks, a lone Mallard, lots of geese, and 8 Hooded Mergansers, the drakes looking particularly fresh and dapper as they shepherded the hens around a pond. A female Kingfisher swooped over the mergs, and a particularly bright Flicker undulated even higher overhead: a perfect winter birding scene.

The last of the 40 species I observed were six Eastern Bluebirds, flying over the road, all bright blue and orange. What struck me today was that I had had eyes on every species on the list, from a close-up Brown Creeper to telescope views of soaring Black Vultures. That to me is always a good day: when the term "birdwatcher" is the apt one.

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
(400)




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Date: 11/27/18 11:19 am
From: Dave Oster <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Today
Lake Parsippany in Morris County has long been one of my go-to spots for waterfowl.  Duck numbers have been a little slow to build this fall, but today was pretty good in spite of the cold wind whipping across the lake. I counted close to 100 Common merganser this morning, along with 11 Hooded.  60 or more Ruddy Duck were scattered around the lake.  But it was Northern Shoveler that really stole the show--I wound up with a count of 33 birds, all of which were actively feeding close to the west shore of the lake.  (Lake Parsippany has been a reliable spot for shoveler for as long as I can remember). So if you're in the area, stop by and enjoy the show!   Dave OsterVerona


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Date: 11/26/18 9:37 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ Fall/Winter (2018/2019) hummingbirds for New Jersey
Dear Jersey Birders:


Of the birds I've banded (3) so far this fall/winter, here are the stats (note there was at least one Rufous Hummingbird that occurred in the state which I did not band). Some things to note: All of the birds have stuck around for multiple days following banding. One of the questions I always get is "will banding the hummingbird make them leave?". My answer is always "it's really up to the bird, but I've only had one instance where a bird left the following day - otherwise they've always stayed for multiple days following banding". Typically, these western vagrants are more "one-day-wonders" when they show up early in the season: October. Once we get into November they usually stick longer. Check out some of the visit lengths below, and please let me know if you still have a hummingbird visiting your feeders! I will have some time this week to visit hummingbird hosts and do some banding as part of our long-term winter hummingbird study.

Thanks in advance for your help, and please feel free to share this post with your hummingbird/birding/gardening groups.

Also, if you are concerned about privacy, I will not release any information about your hummingbird hosting without your express permission!

My contact info is below.

---------------------
2018/2019 Winter Hummer Update

Rufous Hummingbird (adult female):
Arrival Date: November 5th (Barnegat, NJ; Ocean Co.)
Banding Date: November 8th
Last date seen: November 11th
Arrival Date #2: November 12th (Barnegat Light, NJ; Ocean Co.)
Last date seen #2: November 21

Total days at host #1: 7
Days at host #1 after banding: 4
Total days at host #2: 10

Rufous Hummingbird (hatch-year female):
Arrival Date: November 1
Banding Date: November 11th (Marlton, NJ; Burlington Co.)
Last date seen: November 17th

Total days at host: 18
Days at host after banding: 7

Rufous Hummingbird (hatch-year female):
Arrival Date: November 2nd
Banding Date: November 17th (Beachwood, NJ; Ocean Co.)
Last date seen: *(still present)

Total days at host as of 11/26/18: 24*
Days at host since banding as of 11/26/18: 10*


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Date: 11/26/18 6:53 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (25 Nov 2018) 23 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 159
Bald Eagle 2 48 262
Northern Harrier 0 10 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 70 2761
Cooper's Hawk 0 16 389
Northern Goshawk 0 3 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 40 139
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 17 332 1055
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 14 60
American Kestrel 0 2 232
Merlin 1 12 178
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 14 53

Total: 23 565 13486
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Additional observers- Tom Campbell, Frank Merentino
Welcome back to Dave Cockinos !! Great to have you back on the ridge Dave !
Thanks for the Vermont "goodies"

Hikers- 9


Weather:
Temp 41-48deg.F, Wind NW@ 5-10mph Partly cloudy in the morning to mostly
cloudy in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:47I, 1:24I

GE- 1:45A

A very nice day up on the ridge with beautiful weather
for a late November day on Coon ! Our pick for Bird of the Day is the adult
Golden Eagle that passed by below us just above the river as it was being
escorted along by two local adult Bald Eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
Black bear sow and cub seen foraging in the valley
below the watch site. ( Nice "pick" by Frank M. )
Big six point buck up near the watch site in the pm.
Ravens- 5
TV
Juncos
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Date: 11/25/18 6:28 pm
From: Glen Tepke <g.tepke...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yellow-breasted Chat, Island Beach SP
Jersey Birders:

There was a Yellow-breasted Chat at the interpretive center at beach
access trail #16 in Island Beach State Park, Ocean County, mid-morning
today.  It was first spotted by Carol Chetkovich around the building
closest to the road; last seen near the door to the restrooms.  A couple
of photos are included in this eBird checklist: 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50222648

Good birding,

Glen Tepke & Carol Chetkovich
Oakland, CA (currently visiting in Manchester Township, Ocean Co.)


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Date: 11/25/18 6:56 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Herbert Road Gulls
We had very heavy rains in central NJ last night. I've never seen the
fields on Herbert Rd so flooded. There were hundreds of gulls present.
Remembering Jeff E. Mew Gull last year in Somerset Co. under similar
circumstances I tried to check every one to find the rare bird. No luck but
if you're in the area give it a go
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 11/24/18 5:19 pm
From: Glen Tepke <g.tepke...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Glaucous Gull, Island Beach SP
Jersey Birders:

There was a juvenile/first winter Glaucous Gull in Island Beach State
Park in Ocean County mid-day today.  It was loosely associating with the
gull flock at the south end of the beach, near the breakwater and
Barnegat Inlet.  Some photos are in my eBird checklist: 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50190400

Good birding,

Glen Tepke
Oakland, CA (currently in Manchester Township, Ocean Co.)


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Date: 11/23/18 4:43 pm
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: Earth's wildlife is disappearing, report shows. It's happening in N.J. as well. | NJ.com
Jerseybirders

A link below to an article of interest.

Good Birding,

Wendy Malmid
Monroe Twp, NJ

https://www.nj.com/expo/news/erry-2018/11/77877667ac8303/earths-wildlife-is-disappearin.html


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Date: 11/23/18 1:40 pm
From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes, Franklin Township, Somerset
This morning around 9:30am, 14 Sandhill Cranes were in the field at the
intersection of Schoolhouse Road and Weston Canal Road. I parked on the
shoulder of Schoolhouse Road and looked south. They slowly foraged over the
tallest point of the field and then down out of sight, so some patience and
luck might be needed. Great to see the flock growing.

Mike Yuan
Brooklyn, NY


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Date: 11/23/18 12:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Nov 2018) 38 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 159
Bald Eagle 2 46 260
Northern Harrier 0 10 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 69 2760
Cooper's Hawk 0 16 389
Northern Goshawk 1 3 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 40 139
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 32 315 1038
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 13 59
American Kestrel 0 2 232
Merlin 0 11 177
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 79
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 13 52

Total: 38 542 13463
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Jack McCormack

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Temp 17-22deg.F, WIND- N/NW@10-15mph w/ higher gusts
Visibility- Clear Skies

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:36I, 11:57I

GE- 10:10A

NG- 10:28I

A brutally cold day up on the ridge today and Many Thanks to Jack McCormack
for heading up on Thanksgiving day and braving the cold to get the count
done. This is a tradition for Jack and I'm glad he could make it up top !
Jack's Bird of the Day - " Was going to be the immie Gos because it gave a
pretty nice look.However the 11:57 Imm Bald came in glued to the ridge and
gave an awesome in your face Raccoon Ridge look ! I could swear it winked
at me while passing... JUST STUNNING !! "


Non-raptor Observations:
Red fox on hike in
Ravens
Loons
Canada geese, Snow geese, Brant
From the watch site jack could see the Catskills covered in snow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 11/23/18 9:06 am
From: jim wright <wrightjamesb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Corrected link to my oclumn about teh NYC Mandarn duck
Try this one:

https://njersy.co/2DTXY0M

Sorry about that!

Jim W




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Date: 11/23/18 8:55 am
From: jim wright <wrightjamesb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] My column about NYC's Mandarin Duck
I know the Mandarin duck in NYC exists on the margins of serious birding,
but it has captured the public's interest to the point of meriting a "Bird
Watcher" column about it, which I wrote with the help of Fred Virrazzi,
whose comments on JERSEYBIRDS about the odd duck precipitated the column.

I filed the column before the current cold snap, which may effect the
duck's whereabouts.

https://www.northjersey
.com/story/life/columnists/2018/11/23/mandarin-duck-central-park-social-media-superstar/2090503002/

I was surprised to learn that in Europe -- thanks to released Mandarin
ducks and escapees -- there are more Mandarin ducks there than in the parts
of Asia where they came from.

Much more to be written about that aspect than I could fit in the limited
space of a column, and yet another example of the law of unintended
consequences...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Jim W




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Date: 11/23/18 8:10 am
From: William Saidel <saidel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] red-belly nuthatch
I know it is not exotic, but I've been reading about this bird in this list and had not seen it before. This AM, I had 2 at my bird feeders in Cherry Hill along with a white-bellied nuthatch, 3 different woodpeckers (downy and red-bellied) and 2 squirrels. Nice way to start the day.

Bill

Assoc Prof Wm Saidel
Dept of Biology
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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Date: 11/22/18 3:20 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birch Creek Marsh - Gloucester - local notes
I only had a few hours before dinner today. Stayed local. Birch Creek Marsh had a nice assortment of birds. And
the Tundras were at Floodgates. I get down to Salem and Mannington Marsh and hardly anything! Gulls.
No time to scan through them well though.

Hardly any passerines around. I hope this cold front didn’t push everything further south! Cape May Friday.
Hopefully pick up bird number 300 for the year.

Good birding all.


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Date: 11/22/18 10:00 am
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wild turkey a conservation success - New Jersey Environment News
Jerseybirders

a link to an article of interest

Happy Thanksgiving,

Wendy and Stuart Malmid
Monroe Twp. NJ





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Date: 11/21/18 4:11 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] evening grosbeaks
Where are they? I have decided I might make a run to cape may Friday.
I have the day free. Spend the morning at the point and the afternoon
at a couple Cumberland spots on the way home. I am striking out
for Evening Grosbeak. As much as I would like one for Cumberland,
Gloucester, Salem, Camden - County birds! - I would also like to see
one this fantastic irruption year. I have been staring at the trees around
my house. Nothing. Nothing at Marilyn's feeders. Missed Erik's by a day.
I will get one somewhere this year! I hope.....

Happy Thanksgiving and good birding all!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/21/18 10:55 am
From: Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose at Mercer Corp Park
Since I was in the neighborhood, I stopped by the ever productive Mercer Corporate Park and found, among about 175 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose resting on the far shore of the first pond. It is an enduring mystery why this little patch attracts so many rarities.

Larry Zirlin
Whiting, NJ
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Date: 11/19/18 1:38 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] monk parakeets - carteret - yes!
Heald St. Just as Louis said! Maps even had us at the correct block.
Quite enjoyable this outing to see them! They were nest building and
being quite vocal. I recorded. If came out, I'll add to ebird.
I put the pin where we were parked. The nest is quite visible!

That was a Nov. bird also. I'll hit Edgewater next year sometime.
In a different month. I only have for Oct, Nov, and Dec.

So, what will 300 be. Evening Grosbeak would be nice!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/19/18 12:43 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nice photo of two Johnson Park eagles
Nikki Buchalski took this nice photo of the two Johnson Park Bald Eagles at
8:30AM on Saturday (8/17/18). Posted with her permission. They were there
again at 7:00AM today (11/19/18). They weren't there later this morning,
but there was a nice Peregrine Falcon perched in the "eagle tree" for a bit.

See: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/32089165068/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 11/18/18 4:35 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Interlaken FOS Hodded Mergansers
Had a group of 6: five male,s one female. Males were head bobbing and doing courtship sounds.
Yesterday had 2 RTH, 1 adult coopers and 1 peregrine falcon atop AH waterpower (not at the same time).

Great birding,
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Asbury Park


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Date: 11/18/18 3:30 pm
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Rober Somes presentation on CNJ's Bald Eagles
Please join members and friends of Washington Crossing Audubon Society on
Monday Nov.19, 2018, for a program entitled: "CNJ's Bald Eagle Recovery
Program: Past, Present and Future", Robert Somes is a Senior Zoologist
with NJDFW - Endangered and Nongame Species Program. Location is Stainton
Hall, The Pennington School, Pennington, NJ. Directions to the venue can
be found on our website, www.WashingtonCrossingAudubon.org. Program starts
at 8 pm; doors open at 7:30 for refreshments and socializing. Free of
charge (although donations are much appreciated) and open to the public.
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Date: 11/18/18 2:44 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] carteret
Ignore my last email. Carteret it will be. The nest has moved to Heald
St. Carteret is much closer for me.

Thanks all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/18/18 2:25 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] monk parakeet run time
I have decided it’s time to head up. Monday. So, Edgewater? Or Overpeck? Any thoughts on that?

Probably both equal distance for me. Far…..

But I am stuck on 298 for the year. Evening Grosbeak is just not cooperating! I will see and tick the
Parakeets, then have a month to get another bird. That’s doable. I am very busy in Dec. with work, the
holidays, and the CBC’s.

Thanks in advance.


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Date: 11/18/18 5:33 am
From: HENRY BURK <hjburk...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pink-footed Goose
Still present at 8:00 this morning 11/18 in Rahway River Park by the stadium in large group of Canada Geese.

Hank Burk

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Date: 11/17/18 6:10 pm
From: Larry Scacchetti <larrybird4134...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Solitaire, Sandy Hook
I spent the late morning into the early afterNoon birding the hook. Other
then the 2 Red Crossbills I had as fly overs nothing was unusual until i
hit up the Boy ScOut Camp. At around 2 pm I noTiced a bird fly in on a
Juniper Tree and from GISS of the bird I said, "oh, Townshend's Solitaire"
kind of half jokingly. I pulled up my bins and realized it was a
solitaire. The bird frequented the flagpole area and would fly baCk into
the wooded areA and would return every now and then, offering amazing views
for myself and others. It also would call from tree toPs on occasion which
was nicE when it was out of sight.

It was very cool to see this bird today, as My lifer Townsend's Solitaire
wAs Feb. 2, 2008 just north of this location along Randolph Dr. Just a tad
touch of nostalgia really made the daY.

A few photos of the solitaire can be seen here :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/larrybird13/

Good birding,

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Montvale, NJ


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Date: 11/17/18 3:58 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May-CMBO Hawk Watch
Keith Phillips and I visited CMBO Hawk Watch this morning with our fingers crossed so we too could experience the N. Goshawk and Evening Grosbeak migration. Yes to both. My highlight of the day was female Grosbeak watching at Coral Avenue. Below is my wish list in descending order how I wanted it to play out (in my mind).

1. Find them feeding on native/invasive seed or fruit, such as pokeweed, privet, Japanese honeysuckle or other related variety species, bittersweet, etc. as part of my birding experiment (my expected choice)
2. ID by flight calls during live action without the aid of fellow birders
3. Grosbeak perched on a cedar tree on someone’s yard practically above asphalt paved Coral Avenue with Sam Galick also watching from cross the street.

I really wanted my experience to be at a natural habitat setting. But my choice would be No. 3. Only because the Grosbeak came with Sam sighting.

On the Goshawk, I never got on satisfactory view of the two ID’ed Gosh while I was there. After getting home and reviewing Jerry Liguori’s Hawks From Every Angle, the second Goshawk that Keith took a fantastic photo reminded me Jerry’s photo (page 52, NJ Pitfall 02) about the pitfalls of ID on female Gosh. I struggled on the ID of far and distant raptors in flight.

Reason ? I am certain I was the least qualified hawk watcher there this morning as today was my first day on the wooden decks of CMBO Hawk Watch this fall. Thanks to all Cape May based birders who made us feel at home.

Yong Kong
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Date: 11/17/18 3:12 pm
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pink=footed Goose, Rahway R. Park, NJ
A Pink-footed Goose was found with Canada Geese on playing fields of the Rahway R. Park, Union Cty. NJ.
Details and photo(s) are on eBird.

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Date: 11/17/18 3:09 pm
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsends Solitaire, Sandy Hook NJ
A Townsend's Solitaire was photographed today at Sandy Hook. It was present at midday at the Boy Scout Camp near Horseshoe Cove. More details are on eBird.


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Date: 11/17/18 2:56 pm
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Rahway River Park
Hi folks,

While passing through Rahway River Park this morning, I stopped briefly to check some arriving geese in the vicinity of the stadium that was recently built, much to the disappointment of many area residents. There was widespread concern that the stadium, and the activity and construction would be harmful to wildlife and cause myriad other problems.

While scanning the fifty or so geese from my car, I noticed some smaller birds foraging with the geese. My initial thought was Horned Larks but setting up my scope, I learned that a flock of American Pipit found the park’s athletic fields a very hospitable environment. I counted thirty five. Sam Stuart later counted fifty three. A remarkable count for Union County where we usually enjoy one or two Pipit a season, if we’re lucky.

A Pink Footed Goose was later spotted here. I’d like to think it was a returning bird. Union County enjoyed its first Pink footed earlier this year. Regardless, it’s wonderful that this park continues to be a birding hotspot, despite fears that its best days had passed.

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Date: 11/17/18 1:22 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - Avocet, finch search
Hello,
Well, I hit Maple Ave right for the tide. And met Brian Johnson there who
showed me right where the Avocet was! Far. A higher tide might have it closer to the
road. Might. Or it could be off feeding elsewhere. According to my not always
up to date monthly chart - I still need Avocet for Dec. I hope it sticks! It's the south
side that the mud occurs on at low to medium tide.
My winter finch search was fruitless. But other birds around. Not many
sparrows though. At least where I was. No flyover finches. I stopped at feeders
I saw. Nothing. These Evening Grosbeaks need to settle in to some feeders!
Up to 298. I might go see the Monk Parakeets my next free full day. Which is
probably next Sat.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/17/18 7:40 am
From: Dominick Petrellese <dompetrell...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in Milltown
We had 2 Pine Siskins in our nyger feeders along many Goldfinches. They
were here for a few minutes when a Coopers hawk flew by and spooked them.
Hopefully they'll return with some Redpolls or Grosbeaks....I know, wishful
thinking.

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Date: 11/16/18 1:24 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Montclair Hawkwatch: Evening Grosbeak, Sandhill Cranes, "White-tailed Grackle!"
Jerseybirders,

Once the rain stopped, I made a short visit to the Hawkwatch today. This year, I have not been anywhere near where Golden Eagles have been flying (haven't made it to the 'Coon, missed all the GOEA days at Cape May), so I keep going back to this place reasonably close to my Paramus office, eternally hopeful.

No such luck today, but I did enjoy the flyover of another Evening Grosbeak. This one provided a very long look, as I saw it approaching from far off and was able to keep it in the bins for more than a minute and a half. Only as it went by did I finally see the white patches at the base of the primaries on the underwings. Later, after this flyby, I looked off far to the west and espied a flock of 8 birds in formation. I thought at first that they were geese, but something didn't seem right, and a closer scan with binoculars and then my 'scope showed them to be Sandhill Cranes, their long necks extended, and the whole linear flock surprisingly buoyant for such giant birds. They tended to swoop upward abruptly on the strong westerly winds.

Following up on my comments yesterday of birds with unusual white parts, today I observed, amidst a fast-flying flock of Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds, one grackle with an all-white tail (!). The feathers were perfectly illuminated by the southeastern sun, providing a flash of white amidst the traveling flock of glossy dark birds. Amazing!

Overall, a nice 80 minutes, with migrating Red-shouldered, Red-tailed, Cooper's, and Sharp-shinned Hawks, in addition to the local raptors, TVs and BVs. 27 species overall.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
(281)


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Date: 11/16/18 7:08 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Western hummingbirds in NJ
All:

After missing a few birds early in the fall, including an adult male RUHU that was present for all of 18 hours, and a second Selasphorus report that never got more detailed than an initial sighting report, I finally had the opportunity last week to get out and band a couple: a hatch-year female Rufous Hummingbird that continues near Marlton, and an adult female RUHU that played peekaboo between Barnegat and Barnegat Light. I’ve written a little blog post on her here: https://njaudubon.org/a-western-visitor-to-the-jersey-shore/

I received word from both hosts that both RUHU are still present today, following our first real winter storm. Such hearty birds they are! If you would like to help support the hummingbird banding project and are hosting a late-fall/winter hummingbird, please don’t hesitate to contact me to schedule a banding visit.

Cheers, and good birding,

David


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Date: 11/16/18 7:00 am
From: bramble <bramble...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen Audubon Chapter Meeting and Program: Owls, Watchers of the Night with Giselle Chazotte Smisko
Nov. 21, 2018 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 8 PM

Mysterious and fascinating, owls have intrigued people for
centuries. Myths abound. Learn details of the owls lives and their
amazing adaptations. The talk will feature live owls from the Avian
Wildlife Center. The individual stories for these birds will
highlight some of the struggles owls have in our world and reveal
ways that people can help them.

Giselle Chazotte Smisko is a naturalist, photographer, wildlife
rehabilitator, and Master Bird Bander. Her knowledge of birds comes
from years of rehabilitating several thousand injured and young
birds. She now directs the Avian Wildlife Center in Sussex County
with the help of her husband
John Smisko. The Center is a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation funded
through private donations.P

Meetings are free and open to all and held at Teaneck Creek
Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business meeting at 7:30 PM with
program at 8:00 PM.


- Julie McCall,
Lyndhurst, Bergen County


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Date: 11/15/18 10:08 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Patriot's Path: Silent acanthis flyover; two uniquely pigments sparrows
Jerseybirders,

This morning, I spent about an hour walking the wet and muddy Patriot's Path, starting from the parking area on South Beverwyck Road in Parsippany and getting as far as the power lines. There were dozens of sparrows present of five species: Swamp, Song, White-throated, Field, and American Tree. The "designer" sparrows of the autumn (Lincoln's, Vesper, White-crowned) were not to be found, by me at least, in the time available. One Pine Siskin was audible overhead early on.

I had a flyover of a another single acanthis finch, but it was not making any calls at all and I could get no visual marks on it other than a deeply forked tail (yesterday at the Montclair Hawkwatch, there were three birds; they, too, made no audible sounds). I wonder if I have been missing Redpolls because I simply don't know what to look for. Generally, I've observed/heard that Goldfinches and Siskins are "talkative" when flying. I would be keen to read more experienced birders' observations on whether Redpolls tend to be quieter than their close relatives.

Other sightings during the hour were uneventful (though the American Tree Sparrows were perky in their bright livery) with the exception of two individual birds: one Field Sparrow perched up on a twig, revealing a snow-white neck patch like a White-throated Sparrow would have...and I mean headlight-bright. Even more interesting was a bird which flushed into a tree, showing bright white outer tail feathers. I first saw it without binoculars and thought "Vesper?," but the bird turned out to be a Song Sparrow! These tail feathers were brilliant white. The big and robust bird also lacked the central spot amidst the streaking; in fact, the streaking was more on the flanks and sides of the breast but not in the middle. The head, however, was all Song Sparrow, including the dark mustaches, the buffy malar stripe, the stripe behind the eye, etc. It sat up on the exposed perch a very long time.

Has there ever been a record of a Song / Vesper hybrid? This bird would have been a good candidate. Or have others encountered birds with more than one (well-organized) white feathers such as this one? It certainly made for an interesting study.

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 11/15/18 9:19 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Two Bald Eagles in Johnson Park
There were TWO Bald Eagles interacting in flight at the usual Johnson Park
spot at about 7AM today (11/15/18). Very cool to witness! There was still
one bird hanging around at 10:15, perched in the "eagle tree". I think that
makes three mornings in a row that there has been at least one eagle at
this site.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 11/15/18 8:15 am
From: bmknj16 <bmknj17...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Harleigh and vicinity - a Grosbeak search - no
This is a bird I'd love to photograph so I'm making a point of trying to
get to Cheesequake State Park every day (missing today) and fill the
feeders at the nature center in case we get one passing through the area.

We had red-breasted nuthatches there during spring migration a few years
ago and had a bunch of rbn's last month by the lake.

Brett Klaproth


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Date: 11/15/18 8:03 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Harleigh and vicinity - a Grosbeak search - no
Hoping to head home in a bit and fill the feeders

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
wrote:

> I do like that area. But not much flying or perched in the trees.
> No it is snowing. I have a couple hours before work to scan my
> yard for something big and yellow.
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
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Date: 11/15/18 8:00 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Harleigh and vicinity - a Grosbeak search - no
I do like that area. But not much flying or perched in the trees.
No it is snowing. I have a couple hours before work to scan my
yard for something big and yellow.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 11/15/18 4:37 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (14 Nov 2018) 118 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 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 0 159
Bald Eagle 8 44 258
Northern Harrier 0 10 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 67 2758
Cooper's Hawk 2 16 389
Northern Goshawk 1 2 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 40 139
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8051
Red-tailed Hawk 95 283 1006
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 12 58
American Kestrel 0 2 232
Merlin 0 11 177
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 78
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 13 52

Total: 118 503 13424
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Tom Campbell

Weather:
Temp 28-35deg.F, Wind W@15-20mph in the am diminishing
to 5-10mph in pm. Mostly sunny/partly cloudy

Raptor Observations:
BE- 8:25A,8:25I,(2)8:58A,9:10I,10:18UA,10:56I,14:41A

GE- 1:34A,2:13A

PG- 10:18A

NG- 10:50I

Nice action on the ridge today with most birds close on
the river side or directly overhead.Cooperative winds provided a fairly
steady flight throughout the day.
Bird of the Day goes to the immature Gos that crossed the ridge in front of
the lookout giving what Tom described as the best look of the season !!
Many thanks to Tom and Al for getting up to the ridge and conducting the
count today. We knew it was going to be a good one !!! Thanks guys !!!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Brant
Canada Geese
Snow Geese ( first of the season )
Loon
Ravens
TV's
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Date: 11/13/18 3:39 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mannington Marsh - dusk flight. YH Blackbird
Well with dusk earlier and earlier I am able to get some dusk flights in. Morning flights, dusk flights, I love it!
All of Mannington Marsh is good for looking up. I like the Sunset Rd. area the best. I was there this afternoon.
Stuff streaming west, but a bit far from the causeway, so I moved on. And hit the jackpot. Halltown and Seabrook.
Thousands and thousands of Blackbirds streaming west. Some would stop in trees or the fields. But not for long.
They were on a mission. Roost. I had an adult Yellow-headed Blackbird in with them. I have had YH before while
watching the blackbird flocks head back to roost. It’s not easy, but they are around. It’s not easy scanning the crop
fields either. I have led enough trips down here to realize that I won’t get everyone on the bird. They move around too
much.

I probably could have doubled my numbers if I stayed there, but wanted to try for Bittern. No success with that.

And I didn’t spend enough time at the King’s Highway causeway area. I missed the drake Redhead that a friend
had. That’s a vast area that needs scanning.

Good birding all.


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Date: 11/13/18 1:16 pm
From: Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOS at Scherman Hoffman - Evening Grosbeak and Fox Sparrow
FOS Fox sparrow was under the feeders at Scherman Hoffman yesterday.
And FOS a single Evening Grosbeak was seen across the driveway from the Visitor Center by the bird feeders for about 10 minutes. Cailin O'Connor and some of her students got to see it. Cailin also got a photo.
Red-breasted Nuthatch has not been seen in a couple days.
Up to 6 Pine Siskin and 6 + Purple Finch are still hanging around the fields and feeders
Best to all,
Mike


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Date: 11/13/18 12:59 pm
From: STEVE MATTAN <stevemattan...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in South Brunswick, Middlesex County
Pine Siskin arrived at our place in Southampton today, at least a dozen with a similar number of American Goldfinch.

We also have at least one and possibly two Red-beasted Nuthatch that seem to have take up temporary residence. Along with several Fox Sparrows, a fluctuating number of Purple Finch, and many Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows.

Still waiting for the Evening Grosbeaks to show up!

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> On Nov 13, 2018, at 3:41 PM, Cindy Smith <scindy670...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday afternoon and this morning I had about 15-20 pine Siskins in my
> yard too! This is the first time I have actually seen them feeding here.
> Also had a red breasted nuthatch for the last three days.
>
> Cindy Smith
> Absecon, NJ
>
>
> On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
> wrote:
>
>> JBers,
>>
>>
>> 2 - 3 Pine Siskins (FOS) to thistle tube (wire mesh covered) feeder.
>> Yesterday Red-breasted Nuthatch and Carolina Wren were present.
>>
>>
>> Also, White-breasted Nuthatch, Junco, Am Goldfinch, Carolina (?)
>> Chickadee, Titmouse, White-throated Sparrow, etc.
>>
>>
>> Hoping for more winter visitors.
>>
>>
>> Good birding.
>>
>>
>> Jimmy
>>
>> Jimmy Lee
>>
>> South Brunswick, NJ
>>
>>
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Date: 11/13/18 12:42 pm
From: Cindy Smith <scindy670...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in South Brunswick, Middlesex County
Yesterday afternoon and this morning I had about 15-20 pine Siskins in my
yard too! This is the first time I have actually seen them feeding here.
Also had a red breasted nuthatch for the last three days.

Cindy Smith
Absecon, NJ


On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
wrote:

> JBers,
>
>
> 2 - 3 Pine Siskins (FOS) to thistle tube (wire mesh covered) feeder.
> Yesterday Red-breasted Nuthatch and Carolina Wren were present.
>
>
> Also, White-breasted Nuthatch, Junco, Am Goldfinch, Carolina (?)
> Chickadee, Titmouse, White-throated Sparrow, etc.
>
>
> Hoping for more winter visitors.
>
>
> Good birding.
>
>
> Jimmy
>
> Jimmy Lee
>
> South Brunswick, NJ
>
>
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Date: 11/13/18 12:28 pm
From: jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pine Siskins in South Brunswick, Middlesex County
JBers,


2 - 3 Pine Siskins (FOS) to thistle tube (wire mesh covered) feeder. Yesterday Red-breasted Nuthatch and Carolina Wren were present.


Also, White-breasted Nuthatch, Junco, Am Goldfinch, Carolina (?) Chickadee, Titmouse, White-throated Sparrow, etc.


Hoping for more winter visitors.


Good birding.


Jimmy

Jimmy Lee

South Brunswick, NJ


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Date: 11/13/18 6:38 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pileated Woodpecker in Rutgers Preserve - 5th eBird record for the site
I think I've answered my question from yesterday. There are five eBird
records of Pileated Woodpeckers in the Rutgers Preserve. First was in 2013.
Mine was the fifth on 11/11/18. So they are pretty rare at this location?

Here's my documentation photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/45120356274/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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