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4/25/19 2:09 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals 4-25-19
4/25/19 1:57 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] the grosbeak - more info
4/25/19 12:28 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak - there now!
4/25/19 11:39 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Yesterday
4/25/19 11:33 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Today Garret
4/24/19 7:28 pm Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Seven Presidents Park birds
4/24/19 2:25 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals, highlights, and rarities 4-24-19
4/24/19 1:23 pm Rollin Deas <Deas.rollin...> [JERSEYBI] Spring has sprung
4/24/19 11:44 am James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Glossy Ibis Port Monmouth
4/24/19 11:44 am Patricia Rossi <000006f92dcb304b-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] BirdQuest Gloucester County May 4
4/24/19 9:26 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] scenic trail - Gloucester - new birds
4/23/19 4:05 pm bmknj16 <bmknj17...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Pleafor Sharing
4/23/19 3:51 pm Ernest P Hahn <ernestphahn...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Pleafor Sharing
4/23/19 3:30 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-23-19
4/23/19 3:02 pm Grant Price <gjprice55...> [JERSEYBI] Black Grosbeak
4/23/19 2:51 pm jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Plea for Sharing
4/23/19 9:47 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle BirdGenie App - BirdCallsRadio
4/22/19 3:55 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - shorebirds
4/22/19 2:45 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak
4/22/19 2:39 am Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May notes, 18-21 Apr – Swainson's Warbler, Pacific Loon, Sedge Wren, W-f & White Ibis
4/21/19 8:07 pm Fred Vir <avtrader...> Re: [JERSEYBI] European Whimbrel
4/21/19 7:12 pm Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp and Wallkill River NWR birds
4/21/19 6:09 pm Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak still in Morristown
4/21/19 5:28 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-21-19
4/21/19 3:15 pm Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4...> Re: [JERSEYBI] European Whimbrel
4/21/19 1:33 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] European Whimbrel
4/21/19 11:29 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig shorebirds, Atlantic County
4/21/19 6:10 am Rollin Deas <Deas.rollin...> [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain Migrants, April 20
4/21/19 5:55 am <hmeinspahr...> <000006f6511d0b6d-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
4/21/19 5:28 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Swainson’s Warbler, Cape May Co.
4/20/19 6:32 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-20-19
4/20/19 5:09 pm <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
4/20/19 4:49 pm JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
4/20/19 3:58 pm Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Dr. Nancy Langston, Sustaining Lake Superior - BirdCallsRadio
4/20/19 3:13 pm Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak Continues
4/20/19 10:28 am Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...> [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak Continues
4/20/19 9:11 am Susie R. <njt456...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
4/20/19 9:07 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
4/20/19 8:37 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
4/20/19 5:32 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak, Morris County
4/19/19 7:30 pm Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli...> [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Plea for Sharing
4/19/19 7:29 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals, rarities, and highlights 4-19-19
4/19/19 2:08 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] cumberland today - migrants, breeders, shorebirds
4/19/19 1:48 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig's very distant shorebird flock, Atlantic County
4/18/19 6:24 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-18-19
4/18/19 9:05 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Greenwald Park - Camden - the mid morning
4/17/19 7:04 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May area notes, 17 Apr – Sedge Wren, Prothonotary Warbler
4/17/19 5:56 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-17-19
4/17/19 5:12 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] Scouts
4/17/19 3:03 pm Glen Davis <exulans...> [JERSEYBI] Request for 2019 Black Rail detections
4/17/19 1:35 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Scouts
4/17/19 8:01 am William Saidel <saidel...> [JERSEYBI] R-throat hummingbirds
4/16/19 6:01 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] 4th Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count 5-11-19. Help needed!
4/16/19 5:21 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-16-19
4/16/19 8:17 am John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...> [JERSEYBI] Saw Whet Owl
4/15/19 3:25 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities, highlights, and new arrivals 4-15-19
4/15/19 3:13 pm Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch
4/15/19 1:29 pm Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch
4/15/19 10:51 am J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Remembering Pete Bacinski
4/15/19 9:29 am <sescala...> <sescala...> [JERSEYBI] Remembering Pete Bacinski
4/14/19 8:03 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and rarities 4-14-19.
4/14/19 11:45 am Fred Vir <avtrader...> [JERSEYBI] Birds Kearny Marsh..Pete B
4/14/19 7:59 am Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> [JERSEYBI] Link to Pete Bacinski’s obituary
4/13/19 8:27 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] radar
4/13/19 5:12 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-13-19. Many new arrivals!
4/13/19 4:40 pm Linda Mack <lj.mack...> [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski Funeral Mass
4/13/19 11:55 am Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch
4/13/19 8:07 am J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] WCAS program on Monday Apr.15
4/13/19 7:27 am William Saidel <saidel...> [JERSEYBI]
4/12/19 9:33 pm JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Remembering Pete Bacinski
4/12/19 7:55 pm Eric Stiles <eric.stiles...> [JERSEYBI] Remembering the Great Bacinski – by Pete Dunne – New Jersey Audubon
4/12/19 6:50 pm Greg Prelich <gprelich...> [JERSEYBI] Pete
4/12/19 5:13 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-12-19
4/12/19 1:34 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Pete
4/12/19 12:41 pm Meg Harmsen <000003d4354b962c-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete
4/12/19 11:21 am Gmail <gjprice55...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
4/12/19 11:19 am Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete
4/12/19 11:19 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Pete's legacy
4/12/19 11:14 am Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> [JERSEYBI] Pete B
4/12/19 9:54 am Chris Sturm <thesturms2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete
4/12/19 9:51 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Pete
4/12/19 9:36 am Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...> [JERSEYBI] SHWS FOY L. Waterthrush and more
4/12/19 9:28 am Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
4/12/19 8:42 am Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
4/12/19 8:32 am Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
4/12/19 7:18 am Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski
4/12/19 7:00 am bramble <bramble...> [JERSEYBI] BCAS Chapter Meeting and Program: The Osprey Project, by Ben Wurst
4/12/19 6:29 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski
4/12/19 6:23 am Linda Mack <lj.mack...> [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski
4/11/19 6:43 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] radar again tonight
4/11/19 5:56 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-11-19.
4/11/19 8:55 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] winter wren - my yard
4/10/19 7:41 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] migration and radar
4/10/19 6:22 pm Lisa Potash <lisapotash6...> [JERSEYBI] Owl in the Box Update
4/10/19 5:37 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-10-19
4/10/19 12:04 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] local shorebirding
4/10/19 11:47 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain: A productive visit
4/9/19 4:59 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 4-9-19.
4/9/19 9:59 am Jim Hayes <gargle57...> [JERSEYBI] Lord Stirling Park Woodpeckers
4/9/19 9:03 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] A curse?
4/8/19 7:05 pm David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> Re: [JERSEYBI] NJ Bird Records Committee Review of 2018 Reports
4/8/19 5:08 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-8-19.
4/8/19 6:16 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Good neighborhood birds yesterday (4/7/19)
4/8/19 4:05 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Weekend wanderings: A miss on rarer birds, but great to be outside in the Springtime!
4/7/19 6:04 pm Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Merrill Creek, Round Valley, and Great Swamp birds
4/7/19 5:15 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-7-19. Western Tanager!
4/7/19 1:50 pm Jim Hayes <gargle57...> [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook and Morgan Flats
4/7/19 10:42 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] FOY Pectoral Sandpiper at Brig
4/7/19 7:58 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Peacock as yard bird again
4/6/19 7:39 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-6-19. Townsend's Solitaire, Common Raven, and Black-headed Gull!
4/6/19 7:21 pm John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...> [JERSEYBI] Freneau Woods Park
4/6/19 4:32 pm Kenneth Foulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] FOY YC night herons @OCNJ
4/6/19 2:32 pm William Dix <williamdix...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Nesting Osprey
4/6/19 1:48 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Not a sighting report-Brig Gyr documentation dates question
4/6/19 7:18 am Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Nesting Osprey
4/5/19 4:13 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Peacock as yard bird today!
4/5/19 3:17 pm Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...> Re: [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds
4/5/19 3:11 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-5-19
4/5/19 3:01 pm L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds
4/5/19 2:50 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds LIVES; Snow falls; Garret Mountain produces (Long post)
4/5/19 2:08 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds
4/5/19 1:45 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment -Re: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - shorebirds, Heislerville
4/5/19 12:33 pm vincent N <vfn7...> [JERSEYBI] Friends of Rogers Refuge: Princeton
4/4/19 6:06 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] surf scoter - excellent numbers - east point
4/4/19 5:28 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - shorebirds, Heislerville
4/4/19 5:17 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-4-19. No Townsend's Solitaire today
4/4/19 2:10 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Negative on Townsend's Solitaire today
4/4/19 2:19 am Walter Gura <waltg19149...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Phragmites
4/3/19 5:07 pm Philip Witt <phwitt...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird-wildlife photography workshop Saturday
4/3/19 3:54 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-3-19. Townsend's Solitaire continues!
4/3/19 3:17 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] Phragmites (2)
4/3/19 9:23 am Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...> [JERSEYBI] Phragmites (2)
4/3/19 9:05 am Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...> [JERSEYBI] Phragmites
4/3/19 8:09 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Kenn Kaufman - BirdCallsRadio
4/2/19 7:34 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-2-19. TOSO continues!
4/2/19 4:31 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Surrounding habitat of Townsend's Solitaire at Manahawkin WMA
4/2/19 3:10 pm Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Solitaire and thanks
4/2/19 1:44 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] April bird - the Solitaire
4/2/19 1:31 pm Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-headed Gulls and Belleplain Arrivals
4/1/19 9:09 pm Laurie Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Solitaire at Manahawkin WMA
4/1/19 4:18 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-1-19. Townsend's Solitaire continues!
4/1/19 3:36 pm Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...> [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Solitaire at Manahawkin WMA
4/1/19 2:56 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
4/1/19 1:22 pm <denat01...> <000006db6638e63f-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
4/1/19 12:53 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Updates on rarities: Townsend's solitaire, boreal chickadee
4/1/19 11:04 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Local birding - horned grebes and phoebes
4/1/19 6:31 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain 3/31: birding amidst deforestation?
4/1/19 6:13 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Peeps
4/1/19 6:06 am Karenne Snow <njwren46...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
4/1/19 4:59 am Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
3/31/19 4:36 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 3-31-19. TOSO continues!
3/30/19 8:07 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Seaside Heights boardwalk 15 minute sea watch
3/30/19 3:20 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 3-30-19
3/29/19 5:53 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] My TOSO chase at Manahawkin WMA-Negative
3/29/19 5:15 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 3-29-19
3/28/19 6:52 pm Aiden Dartley <adartley123...> [JERSEYBI] 2x Townsend’s solitaires, Manahawkin
3/28/19 6:24 pm Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...> [JERSEYBI] NJ Young Birders Conference & upcoming trips
3/28/19 4:31 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Hartshorne Woods
3/28/19 4:11 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 3-28-19
3/28/19 3:39 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Eurasian Teal, YC Night heron, BH Gull
3/27/19 7:43 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Recent Cape May Co. notes-- Eared Grebe, migrants/arrivals
3/27/19 4:07 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and Highlights 3-27-19
3/27/19 3:51 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] clarification on the gyr
3/27/19 3:23 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] thursday thoughts
3/26/19 10:12 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Johnson Park Eagle
3/26/19 9:51 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Serenditity at Troy Meadows
3/26/19 6:30 am John Collins <jjcbirder...> [JERSEYBI] FOY Chipping Sparrow
3/26/19 6:27 am Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> [JERSEYBI] Feeder Observations
 
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Date: 4/25/19 2:09 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals 4-25-19
New arrivals: Yellow-throated Vireo, Pectoral Sandpiper, Summer Tanager,
and Grasshopper Sparrow.

Manasquan River WMA hosted a Yellow-throated Vireo.

Tuckerton--Great Bay Bvld. WMA hosted a Stilt Sandpiper and 2 Pectoral
Sandpipers.

Manahawkin Lake hosted a Caspian Tern.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Cedar Bonnet Island hosted 2 Summer Tanagers.

Stafford Preserve hosted 2 Grasshopper Sparrows.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/25/19 1:57 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] the grosbeak - more info
It came to the house across the street. So its moving around.

Give it time! And look at various houses and feeders.

Good luck all!

Sandra Keller

Sent from my iPad mini


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Date: 4/25/19 12:28 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak - there now!
Marilyn got the Grosbeak! It wasn't there most of the day, but just showed up.

I am posting for the house owner to say that it is still there.

Good luck to those who havent seen yet!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/25/19 11:39 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yesterday
Hi Just a selection if the migrants.
There were other seen also. Blue-winged warblers, Yellow-throated Vireo,
and others.
Bill

Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic, New Jersey, US
Apr 23, 2019 8:46 AM - 11:41 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 1 Same female could be a x
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 3
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 5
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates pubescens pubescens/medianus) 4
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 18
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 4
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 300 North bound
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 5
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1
Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) 1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 13
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula 2
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Northern Mockingbird
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 5
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 12
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 6
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1 Greenish yellow bird
grey head eye ring.
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 3
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 10


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Date: 4/25/19 11:33 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Today Garret
Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic, New Jersey, US
Apr 25, 2019 7:35 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
Comments: Not much of a flight birds mainly at pond.
59 species
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 9
Killdeer
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern) (Accipiter striatus [velox Group]) 1
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 10
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 3
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates pubescens pubescens/medianus) 4
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 18
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 5
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 6
Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) 2
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) 1 Flying near Barbour pond,
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 4
Hermit Thrush 3
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 4
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 12
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 1
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 8
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 5
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 1
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 27


Hi Things are heating up but still not a full on migration.
I will post for yesterday on another email but you should be thinking of a
visit this weekend ir next week inwards.
Bill Elrick Wyckoff.




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Date: 4/24/19 7:28 pm
From: Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Seven Presidents Park birds
Went to Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch today to try for the Upland Sandpiper with no luck.  I was there for about 3 hours and it never appeared.  Did have a Killdeer, 2 Piping Plovers, 3+ Northern Gannets, 2 Laughing Gulls, several Barn Swallows and a few N. Rough-winged Swallows, and an American Oystercatcher.  May have also had a Boat-tailed Grackle or two, but only heard them so not sure.  Also had several mating and calling Eastern American Toads in the little pond on the left side of the entrance booth.  A surprising place for me to see them considering the lack of toad habitat around.  Gave me something to photograph while waiting for the sandpiper:-)
Andrew
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Date: 4/24/19 2:25 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals, highlights, and rarities 4-24-19
New arrivals: Chimney Swift, Caspian Tern, Green Heron, Great Crested
Flycatcher, Blue-winged Warbler, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Cape May Warbler,
Northern Parula, Cerulean Warbler, Bank Swallow,

Stanley H. 'Tip' Seaman County Park hosted 2 Caspian Terns and a Green
Heron.

Manasquan River WMA hosted a Great Crested Flycatcher, Common Raven, and
a Blue-winged Warbler.

Tuckerton--Great Bay Bvld. WMA hosted 53 species including 40 Whimbrel, 3
Least Sandpiper, 36 Seaside Sparrows, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak,
Stilt Sandpiper, and a Cape May Warbler.

21 Sanford Street, Little Egg Harbor Township hosted a Northern Parula and
a Cerulean Warbler. I saw the photos and it's confirmed.

Island Beach State Park hosted a Chimney Swift, 13 Piping Plovers, American
Kestrel, Merlin, and a Bank Swallow.

539 north near Manchester hosted a Common Raven.

New Egypt--Brynmore / Big Woods Rd. fields hosted a Sandhill Crane.

Butterfly sightings were crazy today! Check the Ocean County Butterfly Log
here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TiNgxbzuVCe3-8rSGu7dRbYPZRPXbxyBu9Id5tqX7ls/edit#gid=5724863

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Date: 4/24/19 1:23 pm
From: Rollin Deas <Deas.rollin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Spring has sprung
Spring fever hit me pretty hard yesterday, so I got out early and spent the morning at Belleplain State Forest, where I was able to locate many FOY birds, including the following noteworthies: eastern kingbird, great crested flycatchers, Gray catbird, red-eyed vireo, white-eyed vireos, yellow-throated warblers, prothonotary warbler, hooded warbler (a very cooperative male, trying to find a mate), Louisiana waterthrush and ovenbirds (dozens; I knew they were common breeders at BSF, but it appears that they have ALL arrived, and on April 23!

I also went to the south end of Stone Harbor; on the way, and there, were: Glossy ibises (200 or so, on route 47 in Dias Creek), willets, Forster’s terns, purple martins, and barn swallows.

I found it interesting that at Belleplain, all of the birds I observed are likely local breeders except myrtle warblers and laughing gulls. I’ve seen through-migrants there on a select few prior spring days; does anyone know under which wind conditions migrants are most likely to be found there?

Today I noticed that the majority of native trees where I live in Essex County have leafed out; amazing! We’ve already seen virtually all of the major ornamental trees and shrubs, from forsythias to azaleas, lilacs and dogwoods come into bloom in just the past two weeks or so. We’ll see if this fast-progressing season has any effect on the migration.


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Date: 4/24/19 11:44 am
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Glossy Ibis Port Monmouth
In the wetlands behind the Bayshore Waterfront Park, adjacent to Butler Park, I just had a flock of Glossy Ibis just arrive. Never thought theyd be in that area but they seemed to be right at home on this hot sunny day.

James
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Date: 4/24/19 11:44 am
From: Patricia Rossi <000006f92dcb304b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] BirdQuest Gloucester County May 4
Greetings!
Bird Quest Gloucester County will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
There is still time to register for Bird Quest if you have not done so already.  The due date for t-shirts is April 26th.

Join us for our 20th Anniversary of Bird Quest.  We have some new changes but have kept the core event the same.  This year our educational theme is ducks.  These birds have played an important role in conservation over the past century but are often over looked when people set out to start bird watching.  Learn more at our Bird Quest picnic at our new host location:  Wheelabrator Wildlife Refuge along Rt 130 in Westville.  We are very excited for the opportunities this new location provides us to bird near the Delaware River and the other side of Gloucester County.
You can form a team, join the walks or hop on the bus but this year we have a new way to participate:  We will have an expert birder at the Wheelabrator Wildlife Refuge pointing out the birds and sharing their knowledge.  No need to drive all over the county - just explore the Northwest part of the county at the Wheelabrator Wildlife Refuge.  
All participants will meet back at the pavilion at the Wheelabrator Wildlife Management Refuge in Westville along Route 130 at 12:30 to swap stories and hear what exciting birds have been seen while enjoying lunch.  You can get your t-shirt and possibly a door prize there as well.
Like previous years, we have varied training sessions with a diverse set of experts to help you grow your skills.
For more info:
www.gcnatureclub.org

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Date: 4/24/19 9:26 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] scenic trail - Gloucester - new birds
Local this mid morning before work. The place was birdy!
Nothing out of the ordinary for me. No Cerulean Warbler.....
Some year up here!

Towhees, 2 Winter wrens lingering - or came in last night -
YR Warblers, Parula - finally....

Baltimore Orioles back. Etc.

Butterfly notes - Falcate Orangetips, Spicebush Swallowtail,
Red admiral. Duskywing sp. - that's always a confusing group.

Good birding all

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/23/19 4:05 pm
From: bmknj16 <bmknj17...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Pleafor Sharing
I photographed the upland from around 1:30 when he flew from the dunes
right in front of my car to 4:30 when he left the grass parking lot to the
right of the entrance to return to the dune.

He was very relaxed/cooperative and fed in the grass the entire time with a
few very short breaks resting in depressions.

Brett Klaproth
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Date: 4/23/19 3:51 pm
From: Ernest P Hahn <ernestphahn...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Pleafor Sharing
Jimmy, I went for the Uppie this morning and it was no where to be found. What time did you see it? Thanks

Ernie Hahn

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Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Pleafor Sharing

All,

The Uppie was still present in the parking area to your right as you enter.

Also, the Black headed Grosbeak continues to be seen today as reported on FB.

I second Chris' plea to continue bird reports here onJerseybirds. There too many other online venues to keep track of, imho.

Good birding.

Jimmy

Jimmy Lee

South Brunswick, NJ


> On April 19, 2019 at 7:29 PM Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli...> wrote:
>
>
> Based on some Facebook posts I just saw, it would appear that there's been
> an Upland Sandpiper hanging out at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch for
> a couple of day. I didn't see any other details provided, but if anyone has
> more info, please share here.
>
> This brings up the eternal issue of the splintering of birding info. Let me
> put in a plea to those who are on this list to not forget it when sharing
> rarities to umteen different text alerts, web sites, and social media
> platforms.
>
> - Chris Magarelli
> Kingston
>
>
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Date: 4/23/19 3:30 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-23-19
New arrivals: Wood Thrush, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler,
Indigo Bunting, Caspian Tern, Blue Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole, Stilt
Sandpiper, Marsh Wren

A backyard in Point Pleasant hosted a Magnolia Warbler and a Black-throated
Blue Warbler.

Manasquan River WMA (Ridge Rd Access) hosted a Wood Thrush and an Indigo
Bunting.

Manahawkin WMA hosted 14 Seaside Sparrows and 10 Ovenbirds.

Colliers Mills WMA hosted an American Kestrel.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a Louisiana Waterthrush and a Caspian Tern.

Great Bay Blvd WMA hosted a Blue Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole, and a Stilt
Sandpiper.

Island Beach hosted 2 Marsh Wrens.

Butterfly notes: Painted Lady, 2 Hessel's Hairstreaks, Juvenal's Duskywing,
2 Eastern Commas, Blueberry Azure, American Lady, 14 Cabbage Whites, Brown
Elfin, and an Orange Sulphur.

Good birding,
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Date: 4/23/19 3:02 pm
From: Grant Price <gjprice55...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black Grosbeak
So as Jimmy lee asked, here is an update on the Grosbeak

He was present and putting on a show at around noon, and had been holding to the 45 minute rotation as of then. Not vocal though.

The feeders across the street are empty, so he probably will not be there.


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Date: 4/23/19 2:51 pm
From: jimmy lee LAST_NAME <leewah...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Plea for Sharing
All,

The Uppie was still present in the parking area to your right as you enter.

Also, the Black headed Grosbeak continues to be seen today as reported on FB.

I second Chris' plea to continue bird reports here onJerseybirds. There too many other online venues to keep track of, imho.

Good birding.

Jimmy

Jimmy Lee

South Brunswick, NJ


> On April 19, 2019 at 7:29 PM Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli...> wrote:
>
>
> Based on some Facebook posts I just saw, it would appear that there's been
> an Upland Sandpiper hanging out at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch for
> a couple of day. I didn't see any other details provided, but if anyone has
> more info, please share here.
>
> This brings up the eternal issue of the splintering of birding info. Let me
> put in a plea to those who are on this list to not forget it when sharing
> rarities to umteen different text alerts, web sites, and social media
> platforms.
>
> - Chris Magarelli
> Kingston
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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Date: 4/23/19 9:47 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle BirdGenie App - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle Co-Developers of BirdGenie App for an exclusive talk on this evolutionary App that helps identify birds by their songs. https://birdcallsradio.com/

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson


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Date: 4/22/19 3:55 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - shorebirds
It's picking up! The shorebird pool is still flooded though. Cove at medium low tide
was the spot. Nothing out of the ordinary though. The Dunlin were in all stages
of plumage. Nice to see.

A Cattle Egret in the county is always a nice find. Thats a rare one in Cumberland.
Especially eastern Cumberland. Thompson's Beach Rd.

Stimpson's Island Rd. - Cape May - was loaded with Ibis. Probably a WF in with
them. Couldn't scan well as they were out in the marsh. And in far flight.

Swainson's Warbler - April bird! Took awhile before it sang, but I didn't manage
to get there til mid day.....

Butterfly notes - an April Monarch!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/22/19 2:45 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak
Life bird this morning on Morristown NJ. Only took 50 minutes of patiently & silently waiting.
And worth the wait!

Many thanks to the homeowners for allowing access to their property.

On the way home spent a nice half hour watching one of the local Bald eagles atop the half dead tree between the Raritan river and the pond in Johnson park.(Highland Park).

It flew back and forth between trees while a lone female mallard just below kept vocalizing... not sure why.. to distract the eagle from... what? A nest...ducklings?

We wondered whether the eagle might go for her but then an osprey flew in (we've seen osprey catch big fish in this pond). The eagle made 2 of its calls.. and then gave chase, both birds flying east, down river toward the Donaldson park area.

Good birding.
Karen



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Date: 4/22/19 2:39 am
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May notes, 18-21 Apr – Swainson's Warbler, Pacific Loon, Sedge Wren, W-f & White Ibis
Some notes from the past few days--

First, the Swainson's Warbler continued through the day along field one at
Higbee Beach WMA. From the main parking lot at the end of New England Rd,
walk south into the right-most field-- you'll see a small ramp and concrete
platform along the right/west edge. The bird was singing regularly from the
woods adjacent to this platform, at times closer to the field edge, but
more often a bit farther back toward the dunes. From a record-keeping
standpoint it seemed plausible that this could be the same bird present for
a large chunk of spring 2018, and some audio detective work by Tom Johnson
strongly suggests this to be the case.

There was a light songbird movement evident on radar Saturday night, though
densities appeared a bit stronger on the other side of the bay. About 30
Gnatcatchers moved west through the dunes at Cape May Pt Sunday morning
(with a fair number of others scattered elsewhere), plus several Chipping
Sparrows, 3 Indigo Buntings, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and a
Yellow-throated Warbler. Notable first of season reports included an early
Black Tern at the South Cape May Meadows and 3+ Blue Grosbeaks at Cape
Island. At the opposite end of the peninsula, a typical collection of
breeding birds is gradually accumulating at Belleplain; new arrivals since
midweek include Hooded Warbler, Wood Thrush, and Red-eyed Vireo. These join
growing numbers of Ovenbirds, Worm-eating and Black-and-white Warblers, and
others that arrived in early Apr. Additional songbird migrants of note
included 4+ Blue-headed Vireos at Belleplain on the 18th and 2-3 Hooded
Warblers at Cape Island on the 19th. A few more Purple Finches have
appeared since Thursday, along with at least 2 Pine Siskins recorded over
the past few days. The Sedge Wren remains at the South Cape May Meadows,
frequently heard and occasionally seen near the elbow at the south end of
the east path.

The Cape May Springwatch enjoyed a number of highlights in recent days.
Headliners on the 19th included 162 Common Loons, 2 Black Skimmers, a
White-winged Scoter, and 60 Barn Swallows. However, bird of the day honors
went to the Pacific Loon that flew east past Cape May Point during the
mid-AM. Very little was on the move in Saturday morning's heavy rain,
though a young male Common Eider was apparently the first noted locally
since midwinter. Sunday's Springwatch effort produced 7500+ Double-crested
Cormorants, another 104 Common Loons, single Gull-billed and Royal terns,
and a Cattle Egret. The long-staying Iceland Gull is still in town, ranging
along the beachfront between 2nd Ave jetty and Sunset Beach.

Glossy Ibis haven't been particularly conspicuous overall, but about 300
were found at Crest Haven Saturday afternoon. The county's first
White-faced Ibis of 2019 was found with a small flock of Glossies at
Stipson Island on the 18th; no reports since. A flock of 5 adult White Ibis
flew in from the bay at Cape May Pt. Sunday evening, last seen flying east
toward the State Park or South Cape May Meadows. A few Little Blue Herons
have been noted in the Cape May Court House area recently, including 4 at
Shell Bay Landing on the 19th. A sizable flock of Whimbrel has also been
noted at Shell Bay in recent days.


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tr


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Date: 4/21/19 8:07 pm
From: Fred Vir <avtrader...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] European Whimbrel
Looking for Bristle-thighed Curlews in Alaskan, during migration times
especially, and nesting times (up the Kougarok (sp?) River, is good
training
for looking more  carefully at NJ Whimbrels; they are very similar
congenerics.  The curlews rump will be light and buffy...whimbrel
graying brown, not light.

If you don't get the Bristle-thighed in Alaska or NJ (??) you can
certainly get the NE Siberian subspecies of Whimbrel in Alaska as we
accidentally did.

I notice Harvey alludes to a possible split of the Whimbrel.....is there
any subspecies more likely to split  from the 2 N American subspecies?

Discussing any unusual Whimbrel in NJ shouldn't be curtailed; its one of
those rare ring species (ring used loosely) so the taxonomy is far from
simple.

While in CR, Panama, Peru, etc. they tend to accumulate in the tidal
mangroves and wetlands  and can be fun to check for subspecies although
various awaiting flycatchers,
hummers and cotingas make everyone tell me to stop.

>>>>I know that the AOC doesn't

recognize European Whimbrel as a separate species (yet) but it is rarer in
NJ than Curlew Sandpiper. <<<<

thanks

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Date: 4/21/19 7:12 pm
From: Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp and Wallkill River NWR birds
Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp NWR, Harding Twp., NJ
1 Red-shouldered Hawk1 American Kestrel1 Great Egret1 Fish Crow2 American Crows2 Eastern Phoebesmany Tree Swallows4+ Eastern Bluebirds4 Turkey Vultures2+ Purple Martins3+ Barn Swallows1 House Wrenseveral Blue-gray Gnatcatchers1 Gray Catbird2 Yellow Warblers1 Common Yellowthroat1 Black-and-white Warbler3 Eastern Towheesseveral Field Sparrows3 Swamp Sparrows4 Song Sparrowsseveral Rusty Blackbirds2 Bald Eagles1 Brown Thrasher
Wood Duck Trail and Liberty Loop, Wallkill River NWR, Vernon Twp., NJ
4+ Green-winged Teals5 Wood Ducks1 Green Heron2 Great Blue Herons1 Bald Eagle (juv.)2 Wilson's Snipes1 Pileated Woodpeckerseveral Tree, Barn, and N. Rough-winged Swallows2 Purple Martins2 Black-capped Chickadees (at nest)several Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
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20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
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Date: 4/21/19 6:09 pm
From: Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak still in Morristown
I went to see the wonderful male Black-headed Grosbeak in Morristown this am.  I was able to get great looks and photos of it.  Such a rare bird in our area, well worth the trip.  Thanks again to Andy for letting people visit.
Andrew
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Date: 4/21/19 5:28 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-21-19
New arrivals: Gray Catbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, House Wren

Barnegat Light hosted 1 Harlequin Duck and a Gray Catbird.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a Louisiana Waterthrush and a Northern
Parula.

Point Pleasant Canal Fishing Access Site hosted 3 Black-crowned
Night-Herons.

Great Bay Blvd. hosted a Black-crowned Night-Heron.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/21/19 3:15 pm
From: Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] European Whimbrel
Hi Harvey,

FYI, the European Whimbrel was found by Jason yesterday while we were birding Brig together. He re-found the bird and both of us got a good look. Jason got photos. Glad to see that Yong also got to see the bird, he works very hard at his Brig birding!

This sub-species is indeed rare here in NJ and is one of the reviewable sub-species by NJBRC. (The report has been submitted and pending confirmation of course).

It was absolutely appropriate for Yong to post his sighting to the text alert. I’m very sorry to hear he got privately messaged about it. We all need to stop and think before criticizing someone.

It would also be great if people familiarized themselves with the reviewable species/sub-species list at NJBRC.com. And submitted their reports when they find one on the list!

Enjoy the spring migration!

Carole Hughes

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 21, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> wrote:
>
> Hi Jersey Birders,
> Today a friend of mine...no wait
> Today my friend Yong Kong reported a Whimbrel from Brig that had a white
> rump and white wedge running up it's back.
> Yong and I have been discussing Jason D's European Whimbrel he reported
> from Brig a few days ago so I know he knew what he was looking at.
> But Yong, in his humble manner, reported the field marks and didn't scream
> out it's name.
> Shortly after he received a nasty- gram from a CMBO Text Service member
> saying a Whimbrel with a white rump and white wedge was not a rare bird.
> And further the report was inappropriate for the CMBO text line.
> He sent me a text about it and I knew he was hurt.
> Yong, the class act that he is, didn't name the person who sent him the
> nasty-gram.
> But all I can say is....
> BULL!
>
> So, two things:
> First, if you wonder if European Whimbrel is rare or not reference the 3
> eBird reports from 3 the experts listed below. I know that the AOC doesn't
> recognize European Whimbrel as a separate species (yet) but it is rarer in
> NJ than Curlew Sandpiper. The gentlemen listed below open their comments on
> eBird as "Very Rare"
> Marshal Illif - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S3917706
> Michael O'Brien - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S31555774
> Tom Reed - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S35896253
> If these birders say it's rare....bank on it.
> I'd love to see one.
>
> Second, I think only the administrator of the text service should be
> managing the posts...not some disgruntled member. If someone has a
> "problem" with some posts it should be run thru the administrator and
> handled as needed.
>
> We all lose our minds sometimes and report multiple spring arrivals, or
> large gatherings of shorebirds.
> Read it, delete it, and get over it.
> If it becomes a problem then pass it along.
>
> Yong.
> You stand among a very small, elite group of birders who have seen a
> European Whimbrel in New Jersey.
> Nice Job Sir!!!!
>
> Good Birding,
> Harvey Tomlinson
> Del Haven, NJ
>
>
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Date: 4/21/19 1:33 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] European Whimbrel
Hi Jersey Birders,
Today a friend of mine...no wait
Today my friend Yong Kong reported a Whimbrel from Brig that had a white
rump and white wedge running up it's back.
Yong and I have been discussing Jason D's European Whimbrel he reported
from Brig a few days ago so I know he knew what he was looking at.
But Yong, in his humble manner, reported the field marks and didn't scream
out it's name.
Shortly after he received a nasty- gram from a CMBO Text Service member
saying a Whimbrel with a white rump and white wedge was not a rare bird.
And further the report was inappropriate for the CMBO text line.
He sent me a text about it and I knew he was hurt.
Yong, the class act that he is, didn't name the person who sent him the
nasty-gram.
But all I can say is....
BULL!

So, two things:
First, if you wonder if European Whimbrel is rare or not reference the 3
eBird reports from 3 the experts listed below. I know that the AOC doesn't
recognize European Whimbrel as a separate species (yet) but it is rarer in
NJ than Curlew Sandpiper. The gentlemen listed below open their comments on
eBird as "Very Rare"
Marshal Illif - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S3917706
Michael O'Brien - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S31555774
Tom Reed - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S35896253
If these birders say it's rare....bank on it.
I'd love to see one.

Second, I think only the administrator of the text service should be
managing the posts...not some disgruntled member. If someone has a
"problem" with some posts it should be run thru the administrator and
handled as needed.

We all lose our minds sometimes and report multiple spring arrivals, or
large gatherings of shorebirds.
Read it, delete it, and get over it.
If it becomes a problem then pass it along.

Yong.
You stand among a very small, elite group of birders who have seen a
European Whimbrel in New Jersey.
Nice Job Sir!!!!

Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven, NJ


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Date: 4/21/19 11:29 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig shorebirds, Atlantic County
I went to Brig this morning for two reasons.

One, to prove or disprove that I may have seen three peep species the day before (western, semi and least). No luck, only saw very two distant peeps where ID was not possible for my birding knowledge.

Two, to chase that one particular Whimbrel that I saw on Sat at Turtle Cove that appeared to be much smaller than the usual American Whimbrel. Can not say I re-found it. But instead, while anticipating and wishing that flock of Whimbrel would take flight as I was more interested in Whimbrels in flight. During the second loop to scan one more time, I lucked out and saw one with distinct white rump and what it appeared to be white wedge in the back as one group took flight.

The most oddest part of the day was I got grilled by a CMBO Text Alert subscriber about me reporting Brig birds to CMBO. What was even more odd was, there were several birders with me trying to confirm this potential Whimbrel (European) that was previously reported on ebird at the same location the day before. This birder stated Whimbrel with white rump and white wedge in the back is common.

To me this birder’s comment may have its merit.

One, I need to bring my shorebirding up to speed so I do not go nuts on a common Whimbrel by doing two loops around Brig.
Second, I was always confused about reporting Brig birds to CMBO. Let’s stop doing it and report to South Jersey Text Bird Alert instead. Birding is supposed to be fun and I have no desire to aggravate a fellow birder with my mostly non-sense postings. This birder did not leave his/her name. Only the phone number. Just tried to call back to say hello and the prior reply has been deleted.

Yong Kong
Camden County.



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Date: 4/21/19 6:10 am
From: Rollin Deas <Deas.rollin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain Migrants, April 20
Yesterday afternoon, after the rain ended, I got out to Garret Mountain for a few hours. I haven’t been out much recently, so I had a number of personal FOY sightings, but the only migrants that I found that would be considered vanguard (or scout) birds were wood thrush and Nashville warbler.

Also present was a small flotilla of common mergansers on the reservoir and a latish winter wren. May is so close you can smell it!


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Date: 4/21/19 5:55 am
From: <hmeinspahr...> <000006f6511d0b6d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
How 'bout "cheeseburger, cheeseburger, etc."?
H
On Saturday, April 20, 2019, 8:09:14 PM EDT, <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> wrote:

I've been on Dauphin Island, Alabama since Wednesday (Great migration hotspot by the way).  Carolina Wrens are very common here, but often sound quite different from "our" NJ birds.  I haven't heard a classic "tea-kettle" song yet.  Closest thing is "ta-call, ta call, ta call"  but there are others that take a few seconds to register as CW.Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: JFoulke<0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 6:49 PMTo: <JERSEYBI...>;Cc: Subject:Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question When teaching kids at a nearby nature center, I told them the Carolina wren sings "teakettle, teakettle." They gave me blank stares and asked what's a teakettle. The Carolina wren now sings cheeseberger-cheeseberger-chee. I believe the Carolina wrens' song is learned, not hard-wired. Thus the many dialects.
Good birding!Judy FoulkeEgg Harbor Twp


-----Original Message-----
From: B.G. Sloan
To: JERSEYBI
Sent: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 11:37 am
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question

Most of the field guides I have describe the Carolina Wren's song as
"teakettle-teakettle-teakettle". They almost never sound like that to me.
Most of the time they sound like "Germany-Germany-Germany". There are other
variations, most of which don't sound like "teakettle", e.g. "I'll kill
you-I'll kill you-I'll kill you". It's not just me. My wife has noticed
this too. Anyone else notice this?

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/21/19 5:28 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Swainson’s Warbler, Cape May Co.
A Swainson’s Warbler was discovered by Clive Harris at Higbee Beach WMA this morning. It has been singing regularly from the west side of the first field, near the small platform. More details later.


best,
tr



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Reed's Beach NJ
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Date: 4/20/19 6:32 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-20-19
New arrivals: Solitary Sandpiper and Least Sandpiper.

Meadowedge Park hosted a Solitary Sandpiper.

Barnegat Municipal Dock hosted a Bonaparte's Gull.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Bayshore Dr Impoundments hosted a Least Sandpiper.

A backyard in Jackson hosted a Broad-winged Hawk.

Shelter Cove Park hosted a Least Sandpiper.

Sunset Rd in Whiting hosted 2 Eastern Whip-poor-wills.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/20/19 5:09 pm
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
I've been on Dauphin Island, Alabama since Wednesday (Great migration hotspot by the way).  Carolina Wrens are very common here, but often sound quite different from "our" NJ birds.  I haven't heard a classic "tea-kettle" song yet.  Closest thing is "ta-call, ta call, ta call"  but there are others that take a few seconds to register as CW.Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: JFoulke<0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 6:49 PMTo: <JERSEYBI...>;Cc: Subject:Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question When teaching kids at a nearby nature center, I told them the Carolina wren sings "teakettle, teakettle." They gave me blank stares and asked what's a teakettle. The Carolina wren now sings cheeseberger-cheeseberger-chee. I believe the Carolina wrens' song is learned, not hard-wired. Thus the many dialects.
Good birding!Judy FoulkeEgg Harbor Twp


-----Original Message-----
From: B.G. Sloan
To: JERSEYBI
Sent: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 11:37 am
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question

Most of the field guides I have describe the Carolina Wren's song as
"teakettle-teakettle-teakettle". They almost never sound like that to me.
Most of the time they sound like "Germany-Germany-Germany". There are other
variations, most of which don't sound like "teakettle", e.g. "I'll kill
you-I'll kill you-I'll kill you". It's not just me. My wife has noticed
this too. Anyone else notice this?

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/20/19 4:49 pm
From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
When teaching kids at a nearby nature center, I told them the Carolina wren sings "teakettle, teakettle." They gave me blank stares and asked what's a teakettle. The Carolina wren now sings cheeseberger-cheeseberger-chee. I believe the Carolina wrens' song is learned, not hard-wired. Thus the many dialects.
Good birding!Judy FoulkeEgg Harbor Twp


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From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 11:37 am
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question

Most of the field guides I have describe the Carolina Wren's song as
"teakettle-teakettle-teakettle". They almost never sound like that to me.
Most of the time they sound like "Germany-Germany-Germany". There are other
variations, most of which don't sound like "teakettle", e.g. "I'll kill
you-I'll kill you-I'll kill you". It's not just me. My wife has noticed
this too. Anyone else notice this?

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/20/19 3:58 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Dr. Nancy Langston, Sustaining Lake Superior - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Dr. Nancy Langston, author of Sustaining Lake Superior, An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing
World on the interconnected histories of the watershed, human, forest and bird health all in the context of climate change. https://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson


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Date: 4/20/19 3:13 pm
From: Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak Continues
The Black-headed Grosbeak was still being seen as of 4:30 this afternoon.

- Chris Magarelli
Kingston


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Date: 4/20/19 10:28 am
From: Jim Grieshaber <jgrieshaber44...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak Continues
Thank you Andy Boulcott for allowing access to your property.

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

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55163972

Jim Grieshaber
Somerset


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Date: 4/20/19 9:11 am
From: Susie R. <njt456...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
I've always heard it as "teaberry, teaberry, teaberry' with many themes and
variations.

On Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 12:07 PM Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> wrote:

> Absolutely. We have a C.wren (or 2 or 3) who definitely sing in various
> 'dialects' (as I chose to call them) 😉
>
> Karen, about a mile from Bernie
>
> Get Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/ghei36>
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> ________________________________
> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of B.G. Sloan <
> <bgsloan3...>
> Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:36:33 AM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
>
> Most of the field guides I have describe the Carolina Wren's song as
> "teakettle-teakettle-teakettle". They almost never sound like that to me.
> Most of the time they sound like "Germany-Germany-Germany". There are other
> variations, most of which don't sound like "teakettle", e.g. "I'll kill
> you-I'll kill you-I'll kill you". It's not just me. My wife has noticed
> this too. Anyone else notice this?
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 4/20/19 9:07 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
Absolutely. We have a C.wren (or 2 or 3) who definitely sing in various 'dialects' (as I chose to call them) 😉

Karen, about a mile from Bernie

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Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:36:33 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question

Most of the field guides I have describe the Carolina Wren's song as
"teakettle-teakettle-teakettle". They almost never sound like that to me.
Most of the time they sound like "Germany-Germany-Germany". There are other
variations, most of which don't sound like "teakettle", e.g. "I'll kill
you-I'll kill you-I'll kill you". It's not just me. My wife has noticed
this too. Anyone else notice this?

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/20/19 8:37 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Carolina Wren song question
Most of the field guides I have describe the Carolina Wren's song as
"teakettle-teakettle-teakettle". They almost never sound like that to me.
Most of the time they sound like "Germany-Germany-Germany". There are other
variations, most of which don't sound like "teakettle", e.g. "I'll kill
you-I'll kill you-I'll kill you". It's not just me. My wife has noticed
this too. Anyone else notice this?

Bernie Sloan
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Date: 4/20/19 5:32 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-headed Grosbeak, Morris County
Congrats to Andy for the great find! Andy is allowing birders to visit his home. Passing along a message from Johnathan Klizas:

Here is how to view the bird: Andy Boulcott's address is 17 Forest Dr., Morristown, NJ 07960 (actually Morris Twp. but we don't have a zip code or post office). The number is on the mailbox. Park sensibly on the road, walk up the cobblestone driveway. The tree the BHGR frequents is at the end of the driveway and very viewable. As always, please be respectful of neighbors and do not drive up the driveway or block it.

Good birding,

Sam


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Date: 4/19/19 7:30 pm
From: Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upland Sandpiper at Seven Presidents Park and a Plea for Sharing
Based on some Facebook posts I just saw, it would appear that there's been
an Upland Sandpiper hanging out at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch for
a couple of day. I didn't see any other details provided, but if anyone has
more info, please share here.

This brings up the eternal issue of the splintering of birding info. Let me
put in a plea to those who are on this list to not forget it when sharing
rarities to umteen different text alerts, web sites, and social media
platforms.

- Chris Magarelli
Kingston


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Date: 4/19/19 7:29 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals, rarities, and highlights 4-19-19
New Arrivals: Black-crowned Night-Heron, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Yellow
Warbler, Seaside Sparrow and more Prairie Warblers, Ovenbirds, Eastern
Kingbirds, White-eyed Vireos, Blue-headed Vireos, Clapper Rails, and
Willets then yesterday.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds showed up at every yard, park, and WMA in Ocean
County today lol.

Point Pleasant Canal Fishing Access Site hosted a Black-crowned Night-Heron.

Shelter Cove Park hosted 5 Little Blue Herons and 52 Glossy Ibis.

Tuckerton--Great Bay Bvld. WMA hosted 2 Clapper Rails, 40 BB Plovers, 50
Sanderling, 300 Dunlin, 7 Short-billed Dowitchers, 75 Forster's Terns, 50
Great Egret, 21 Snow Egrets, and 3 Seaside Sparrows.

Manahawkin WMA hosted a Black-headed Gull, Barred Owl, and a Yellow Warbler.

540 Wells Mill Road in Lacey Township hosted a Northern Goshawk.

Backyard in Whiting hosted an Eastern Whip-poor-will.

I didn't get any birding in today other then what i saw at the Great
Adventure Safari lol. Black Vultures, Great Blue Herons, and 4 Black Swans
lol. Oh and an Ostrich decided to attack our vehicle lol. Great offroad
adventure ride if you havn't tried it yet! It was a little bumpy!

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/19/19 2:08 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] cumberland today - migrants, breeders, shorebirds
There was a nice movement on the radar last night. I can't get an early
start in the mornings this month. Hermit Thrush in my yard!
Thats like the Winter Wren - good one for my yard.

A lot of breeders back in Cumberland. Ovenbirds, Worm-eating, Gnatcatchers,
etc. Still no Parula for me.... Ruby-crowned Kinglets were around in good
numbers. Singing. Thats a favorite song of mine.

Both Yellowlegs, SB Dows, Dunlin - the medium tide cove at Heislerville.
And some great news - the shorebird (main) impoundment is being drawn
down! I was talking to the people there. It will take time though. I can't
wait!

I came home via Glade Rd. Tide looked good. I didn't see any Ibis!
I didn't have time for Stimpson's Island Rd.

Nature notes - Tree frogs calling, falcate orange tips around.
And finally - dragonflies! Blue Corporals and a lone Painted Skimmer.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/19/19 1:48 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig's very distant shorebird flock, Atlantic County
Keith Phillips and I took a walk all the way down to the Gazebo at the end of Eco-Trail hoping to find some spring migrants.

Towards the end of trail, we noticed very-distant shorebird flock out in the marsh along the open channel of Turtle Cove. It is our perception that the total flock eventually grew over 5,000 and perhaps approached into 8,000 or more. My scope was in my truck all tucked and protected under a blanket waiting for that special moment that I would make a kill-id via scope view.

We believe this large shorebird flock showing up at Brig this morning must have been related to the recent weather event *rain and wind direction* , full moon last night and the extreme high tide that prevented many shorebirds seeking refuge out in the marsh.

No doubt if other fellow birder were to scope this flock with us during live action at the dike (opposite side of Marker 4), who knows what other *rare* species would in the mix besides dunlin, black-bellied plover, willet, whimbrel that we were able to ID via bin view. We never got out of the truck due to wind and dust.

Some poor quality doc photos on my Flickr.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 4/18/19 6:24 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-18-19
New arrivals: Northern Parula, Chimney Swift, Prairie Warbler,
and Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Island Beach State Park hosted 400+ DC Cormorants and a Northern Parula.

Manasquan River WMA hosted a White-crowned Sparrow.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a White-crowned Sparrow Chimney Swift,
White-eyed Vireo, and a Prairie Warbler.

Miller Air Park hosted an American Kestrel.

Lots of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds reported today.

Butterfly notes: Cabbage Whites reported everywhere. Eastern Pine Elfin at
Marshall's Pond. I got a great photo of it here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/32697284897/in/dateposted/

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/18/19 9:05 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Greenwald Park - Camden - the mid morning
I only had 1 1/2 hours before work. Had to get out! There was a light movement on the radar last night.
Plus birds are around. No Parula for me. A friend had a couple in her yard this AM. And I have been hearing reports
around. Common Yellowthroat, Gnatcatchers, BH Vireo around here today. I was watching the sky for flyovers.
A Swallow-tailed Kite would be nice! Just Corms heading north….

Botany notes - wow! This is a great spot for spring wildflowers.

Butterfly notes - my FOS Tiger Swllowtail when the sun came out.

Rarity notes - I will be down in Cumberland Friday. I will try for the glade rd. White-face Ibis that Brian J. found yesterday.
It might be the same bird that Tom Reed had today at Stimpson’s Island. Or not! As far as I know, Heislerville isn’t drawn down
yet. Looks like a late draw down this spring. The birds are around. There’s Bivalve - High St. There’s Moores’ Beach.
Fortescue, all the tidal flat areas, etc. I just need to get the tide right!

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 4/17/19 7:04 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May area notes, 17 Apr – Sedge Wren, Prothonotary Warbler
There was a light influx of migrants into the Cape May peninsula today,
brought along by westerly winds aloft during most of last night. CMBO's
nocturnal flight call mic, located near the center of Cape Island,
documented a fair number of detections including 56 Chipping Sparrow, 50
Savannah Sparrow, 12 White-throated Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Palm
Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Saltmarsh Sparrow, and American Redstart.

Some evidence of this flight was still on display during the early morning
hours, as we watched singles of Eastern Towhee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and
Winter Wren fly in from Delaware Bay to the Cape May Point dunes. There was
an obvious arrival of White-eyed Vireos, and the Rea Farm was home to the
season's first returning Prothonotary Warbler. Uncommon at Cape Island, two
Yellow-throated Warblers--both white-lored individuals--were also found at
the Rea Farm. A few Purple Finches were also reported, potentially the
first northbound migrants noted locally, and the season's first
Rose-breasted Grosbeak was photographed near Cold Spring. Gnatcatchers were
scattered about various locations including the South Cape May Meadows,
where the Sedge Wren remains near the elbow at the south end of the east
path and a few hundred swallows (representing all expected species) plus
some Chimney Swifts were working the pools around midday.

Following yesterday's excellent Common Loon flight (282 northbound),
another 149 flew past in 3.5 hours today. We're now solidly within the peak
spring window for Common Loon and hope to see them continue moving in
numbers for the next week or so. Other notables from the waterbird
department today included the season's first Black Skimmer flying west past
Cape May Point, 4 eastbound Piping Plovers, and several flocks of Whimbrel.
Willets have been moving past the Point on a near-daily basis since the 9th
and are starting to occupy typical stretches of saltmarsh along both sides
of the peninsula. Parasitic Jaeger arrived on the 12th and is now present
daily in the rips.


best,
tr


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Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ
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Date: 4/17/19 5:56 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-17-19
New arrivals: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American Bittern, Spotted
Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker, White-eyed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird,
Chuck-will's-Widow and Broad-winged Hawk.

Double Trouble State Park hosted 2 Wood Ducks and 2 Winter Wrens

Bayshore Marsh in Barnegat hosted an American Bittern.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Barnegat hosted a Spotted Sandpiper and Red-headed
Woodpecker.

Michael Meriney's Yard in Jackson had a fly over Common Merganser.

Marshall's Pond in Toms River hosted a White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo,
8 Palm Warblers and the continuing Yellow-throated Warbler.

Forked River Mountain hosted an Eastern Kingbird.

Island Beach State Park in Berkeley hosted near 70 species including a Wood
Duck, Chuck-will's-Widow ( Reed's Road ), 3 Piping Plovers, Eastern
Kingbird, and a Merlin.

Lakehurst Railroad Tracks hosted a Broad-winged Hawk and a calling Barred
Owl at 12:45pm.

Wells Mills County Park in Waretown hosted 4 Wood Ducks and 3 Blue-headed
Vireos.

Waretown - Bay Pkwy hosted 2 Ring-necked Pheasants and 47 Glossy Ibis.

In my backyard in Toms River I had a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird around
6:45pm. Came up as rare on ebird. About a week early for me! Another was
male was also seen in another backyard in Toms River as well as Bayville.
Here's 2 photos I managed to get:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/33755711418/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/47632970801/in/photostream/

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/17/19 5:12 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] Scouts
Am I the only one that I think Harvey just outed himself as a scout for us
to look out for FOY hummers in our neck of the woods ?

Since I am on the roll, I will mention several more birders that I
considered *my own Scouts that inspires me to go birding*. Forgive me if I
forget to mention notable names.

For N. Jersey, that would be Marc C. and Bill E. (and formerly Mike B.)
For S. Jersey, that would be non other than Sandra K.
For Cape May, Dave L. for his radar predictions, and Tom R. for his
migration knowledge.
Out of Town-er-Scouts that I fear the most, Alan Boyd, Dennis Briede and
Kevin Cronin when they visit Brig and blow up the prior reported bird list.

Now my lame birding report, I left work early to get the 2021 inspection
sticker for my hand-me-down Subaru (from Mary), and took a fast-n-furious
drive around Brig after. I found that sometimes last afternoon shorebirding
at Brig can be productive and often the shorebird distribution is much
different that the morning birding.

I was birding half naked, meaning I did not have a scope so my ID skills
were basically useless on the distant birds. There must have been over 75
y'legs, at least 50 BBPL and 100-150 Dunlin and several dowitchers, and
many smaller peeps.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Harvey Tomlinson
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:35 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scouts

Hi Jersey Birders,
I have always been intrigued by the concept of Scouts in the bird world.
I first heard the phrase Scouts being used for Purple Martins arriving
early and then disappearing.
Now it's used for Swallows, Hummers and others.
I use the term myself but more of a magical explanation for early arrivals.

I know there are animals that have complex communication skills, but how
would this work for birds?
Do the hummers have a meeting outside of Raleigh, NC where one of them says
"Hey it's Mikeys turn to go scout things out"
They give him instructions to fly up to NJ, check things out, and get back
in a week with a report.
If he's not back in a week the quiet talk is maybe they should all sit
tight.
And if he gets back is there a mass exodus North?
Go Mikey !

For the past 4 years our first yard hummer has been Earth Day (4-22).
I'm sure it's the same male as birds just seem to know when to get to where
ever it is they go.
That's the Magic...how do they know?

Migration is a wonderment that takes my breath away.
And Scouts.....I'll always believe!

Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven, NJ


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Date: 4/17/19 3:03 pm
From: Glen Davis <exulans...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Request for 2019 Black Rail detections
Hi JerseyBirders,

I'd like to relay a request on the behalf of my wife, Christina "Kashi"
Davis with NJ Non-game Division of Fish & Wildlife. If you are fortunate
enough to encounter a Black Rail this season please consider this request:


The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is requesting your help in
finding Black Rails this breeding season. We will be conducting regular
surveys but are also on the hunt for supplemental observations that you
record this spring and summer. We will be scouring eBird but as a highly
sensitive species, reports are not always made or revealed in a timely
fashion (and we thank you for that!). If you hear a Black Rail, please
report it to Christina "Kashi" Davis at <Christina.Davis...> or
(609)628-1919. Thanks and happy birding!


Thank you,
Glen Davis
Cape May, NJ


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Date: 4/17/19 1:35 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scouts
Hi Jersey Birders,
I have always been intrigued by the concept of Scouts in the bird world.
I first heard the phrase Scouts being used for Purple Martins arriving
early and then disappearing.
Now it's used for Swallows, Hummers and others.
I use the term myself but more of a magical explanation for early arrivals.

I know there are animals that have complex communication skills, but how
would this work for birds?
Do the hummers have a meeting outside of Raleigh, NC where one of them says
"Hey it's Mikeys turn to go scout things out"
They give him instructions to fly up to NJ, check things out, and get back
in a week with a report.
If he's not back in a week the quiet talk is maybe they should all sit
tight.
And if he gets back is there a mass exodus North?
Go Mikey !

For the past 4 years our first yard hummer has been Earth Day (4-22).
I'm sure it's the same male as birds just seem to know when to get to where
ever it is they go.
That's the Magic...how do they know?

Migration is a wonderment that takes my breath away.
And Scouts.....I'll always believe!

Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven, NJ


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Date: 4/17/19 8:01 am
From: William Saidel <saidel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] R-throat hummingbirds
I guess they have made their way North. We had a male (scout?) at our hummingbird feeder in Cherry Hill (Camden county) yesterday and this AM.
Bill Saidel
fascinating


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Date: 4/16/19 6:01 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 4th Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count 5-11-19. Help needed!
Hi everyone, i'm starting to put together our 4th annual birding event that
will take place over all of Ocean County May 11th with 9 teams covering
different areas. Each team will have a section to bird in Ocean County. And
yes I know this is the same day as the WSOB but the Ocean County team will
be helping with the count as well.

This will be similar to the CBC but will include all of Ocean County
instead of just a little part. The meetup spot for when we go over the
lists afterwards at 6pm will be at Jake's Branch County Park in
Beachwood. We will go over everyone's lists like the CBC and have dinner
and some dessert as well around 6pm. I have several birders already
interested and taking part.

Depending on how many are willing to join us will determine how much to
give for dinner, 5 dollars per person.

Also working on updated checklists for everyone to use to hand them to me
at the end so I can tally up the total species along with how many of each
species. Team leaders will need to send me their emails. Here is my email
address: <ShawnEagleEyes1...>

You can start birding anytime after midnight. If you will be birding the
bay or ocean I suggest someone on your team has a scope.

So let me know if your interested and what team you would like to be on. If
you don't have much experience identifying birds, make sure someone on your
team does. Pick an area that you know well.

After that you can make meetup places with everyone on your team.

Let me know as soon as possible if you can join us! Any questions feel free
to send me a message. I also need to know who will be coming to the meetup
at 6pm as i need to know how much food we will need. Thanks!

Here are the teams as of last year. Let me know if anyone can't make it or
if someone new will be added. If you wish to join a team email the team
leader. Emails below.

Team 1 - Covering Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Island Beach State
Park - ( Team leader ) Shawn Wainwright, Skyler Streich, and Al Della
Bella. Confirmed
<ShawnEagleEyes1...>

Team 2 - Covering Lavallette, Mantoloking, Bayhead, Point Pleasant, Point
Pleasant Beach, and Brick - ( Team leader ) Jessica Howland, Peggy Cadigan,
Ray Bogan, and Heidi Rodgers Riley. Confirmed
<jessicalynnehowland...>

Team 3 - Covering Silverton, Toms River and Island Heights - ( Team leader
) Steven Weiss, Chelsea and Doug Hockenbury. Confirmed
<sweiss63...>

Team 4 - Covering Beachwood, Pine Beach, Ocean Gate, Bayville, and
Berkeley - ( Team leader ) Dianna Lieter and Billy Lieter. Confirmed
<billdi1999...>

Team 5 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Ocean Township, Forked River, Lacey,
and Waretown - ( Team leader ) Patrick Fream and Tom Schiavo . Confirmed
<pbfream...>

Team 6 - Covering Barnegat, Stafford, Surf City, Harvey Cedars, and
Barnegat Light - ( Team leader ) Eric Reuter, Jenni Reuter, and Lisa
Deubel. Confirmed
<ereuter1...>

Team 7 - Covering Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Long Beach Island, and
Beach Haven - ( Team leader ) Terry Lodge, Pam Reid, and Fred Lambert.
<Lodge23...>

Team 8 - Covering Lakewood, Whitesville, Lakehurst, and Manchester - (
Team Leader ) Jeff Schaffer
<jschaffer59...>
Lakehurst Base - George Roussey. Confirmed

Team 9 - Covering Jackson Mills, Jackson, Cassville, New Egypt, and
Plumstead - ( Birders needed ) ( Team leader ) ?
Anyone want to be the team leader for this area?


Even if you can't make the event, go birding somewhere in Ocean County and
i will count it for the appropriate team. Just be sure to ebird it so i can
see it. And also you don't have to start at midnight, you can start
whenever you like, but it starts at midnight if you don't want to sleep
lol. I would start while it's still dark out and try for Owls and others.

Your checklist will be attached via email, there is room for tallying and
then a column for your total. Team leaders will be the one doing the
checklist so send me your email and i will send it to you. Bring these to
the meetup and I will collect them after I call out all the species, I just
need one from each team. If you happen to see anything not on the list,
then it should be a rare species, just add those at the bottom. Hope to see
you there!
Here is my email: <ShawnEagleEyes1...>

Some people will be bringing items needed for the event, if you would like
to bring something let me know, here's a list of who is bringing items and
items still needed. Thanks!

Shawn Wainwright - Coffee, creamer, sugar, plastic spoons and napkins
Subs - Eric Curtis Cummings - this person will get handed the $5 at the
meetup.
Plastic Cups -
Soda and water -
Styrofoam cups for the coffee -
Snacks -
anything else you can think of to bring?

If i missed anything let me know lol.
Thanks to everyone taking part so far, should be a fun event!

Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/16/19 5:21 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and highlights 4-16-19
New arrivals yesterday that I missed: Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Brick and a
Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Little Egg Harbor.

New Arrivals today: Short-billed Dowitcher

Stanley H. 'Tip' Seaman County Park hosted a Bald Eagle and 12 Northern
Rough-winged Swallows.

Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted all 3 Scoters with 350 of them being Black
Scoters, Piping Plover, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 250 DC Cormorants, and
a Purple Martin.

Winding River Park hosted a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Tuckerton--Great Bay Bvld. WMA hosted 2 Northern Shovelers, 40
Green-winged Teal, 115 Black-bellied Plovers, 270 Dunlin, 20 Short-billed
Dowitchers, 1000+ Shorebird species, Bald Eagle, and a Merlin.

Island Beach SP--Spizzle Creek Blind Trail hosted a Tricolored Heron and an
American Kestrel.

Double Trouble State Park hosted an American Kestrel.

Doing yard work today for 4 hours in my yard in Toms River hosted 35 Cedar
Waxwings and 360 Fish Crows ( flocks of 30 every 5 minutes near sunset ).

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/16/19 8:17 am
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Saw Whet Owl
Dead Saw-Whet Owl on our driveway last night. Woodgate Road, Middletown. What a loss.

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Date: 4/15/19 3:25 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities, highlights, and new arrivals 4-15-19
New arrivals: Blue-headed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo,
and Yellow-throated Warbler.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a Blue-headed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird,
White-eyed Vireo, Bald Eagle, Ovenbird, and a Common Raven.

My job in Lakewood hosted a Merlin and 300+ Laughing Gulls. Huge flocks of
them for 2 hours.

Island Beach SP hosted 8 Piping Plovers, 100+ Northern Gannets, and 500+ DC
Cormorants.

Shelter Cove Park hosted 5 Little Blue Herons.

Cattus Island County Park hosted 3 Tricolored Herons.

Marshall's Pond hosted a Yellow-throated Warbler.

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Date: 4/15/19 3:13 pm
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch
I had four beautiful male Purple Finches at my feeders this weekend too.

Joan Detyna
Ringoes, NJ

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 4:29 PM Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> wrote:

> Hello All:
>
> Today, all day, a male and female Purple Finch at my feeders. I had a
> female a month or two ago but this is the first male in a number of years.
> Color is amazing.
>
> I keep looking to see if Siskins are sharing the niger seed feeder with
> the Goldfinch, but not a one as yet.
>
> On Ebird, I noticed that a birder who lives a few miles north and east of
> me in Franklin Township had Purple Finch at his feeders, too. They are on
> the move.
>
> Sandy McNicol
> Kingwood Township
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Palumbo" <jpalumbo2014...>
> To: "JERSEYBI" <JERSEYBI...>
> Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:54:41 PM
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch
>
> Currently viewing my feeders from the porch and a breeding male Purple
> Finch along with two Pine Siskins are present. Siskins were only present
> last fall but disappeared over the winter. Joe Palumbo And Liz Bender
>
>
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Date: 4/15/19 1:29 pm
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch
Hello All:

Today, all day, a male and female Purple Finch at my feeders. I had a female a month or two ago but this is the first male in a number of years. Color is amazing.

I keep looking to see if Siskins are sharing the niger seed feeder with the Goldfinch, but not a one as yet.

On Ebird, I noticed that a birder who lives a few miles north and east of me in Franklin Township had Purple Finch at his feeders, too. They are on the move.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood Township

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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch

Currently viewing my feeders from the porch and a breeding male Purple
Finch along with two Pine Siskins are present. Siskins were only present
last fall but disappeared over the winter. Joe Palumbo And Liz Bender


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Date: 4/15/19 10:51 am
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Remembering Pete Bacinski
All great ideas, Sandra. Another organization to consider supporting in
his memory would be the Friends of the Great Swamp NWR, for whom he led an
annual bird trip - except this year. It was scheduled for Apr. 13, two
days after his passing.

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:28 PM <sescala...> <
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> Recently someone on this list wondered what could be done about giving
> back. Though Pete’s obituary did not specify anything about flowers or
> donations in lieu, a donation on his behalf to one of NJ’s environmental
> organizations would make sense. The day Pete passed, he sent out a request
> for pledges for the Forsythe NWR Century Run Big Day event that he and Mike
> M. were leading. A pledge in Pete’s memory would be be a great tribute, as
> would any donation to NJ Audubon or the Friends of Forsythe NWR. If
> donations are not possible, perhaps we can continue to do what NJ birders
> are so good at doing: sharing information about birds and bird sightings.
> And making sure those who stop to ask, “What are you looking at?” have
> their questions answered as Pete would - with a lot of information about
> the bird, its habits, and why it is so important to make sure its preferred
> habitat is preserved for posterity.
>
>
>
> Sandra Escala
> Bridgewater, New Jersey
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 4/15/19 9:29 am
From: <sescala...> <sescala...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Remembering Pete Bacinski
Recently someone on this list wondered what could be done about giving back. Though Pete’s obituary did not specify anything about flowers or donations in lieu, a donation on his behalf to one of NJ’s environmental organizations would make sense. The day Pete passed, he sent out a request for pledges for the Forsythe NWR Century Run Big Day event that he and Mike M. were leading. A pledge in Pete’s memory would be be a great tribute, as would any donation to NJ Audubon or the Friends of Forsythe NWR. If donations are not possible, perhaps we can continue to do what NJ birders are so good at doing: sharing information about birds and bird sightings. And making sure those who stop to ask, “What are you looking at?” have their questions answered as Pete would - with a lot of information about the bird, its habits, and why it is so important to make sure its preferred habitat is preserved for posterity.



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Date: 4/14/19 8:03 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County new arrivals and rarities 4-14-19.
New arrivals: Black-and-white Warblers, Ovenbirds, Common Yellowthroats,
Black-crowned Night-Herons, Seaside Sparrows, and Willets.

Miller Air Park hosted 2 Common Ravens and 2 American Kestrels.

Bayville: Corner of Western Blvd & Veteran's Blvd hosted a Common Raven.

Some Siskins and Purple Finch still showing up at feeders.

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Date: 4/14/19 11:45 am
From: Fred Vir <avtrader...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birds Kearny Marsh..Pete B
A few late hours Saturday 4/13 highlights:

Pied-billed Grebe 3

Barn Swallow 3

Forster's Tern 3

Hooded Merganser 6 (all female)

Tree Swallow 12

Green-winged Teal 2

Marsh Wren 4

Palm Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Osprey 1

possible Harrier

0 Least Bittern

Was up in Sussex County around a marsh and spotted Pete way ahead but
coming towards me......being already wet from exploring I waded into
thick vegetation in the water.

As they came by I rustled in the wetland vegetation; I overheard them
trying to figure out what the heck it was...."deer"... "racoon"?     I
let out some tick tick.....tick tick tick calls wanting them to yell
"Yellow Rail" or at least Cricket Frog

but I began sinking to my waist.  I broke to shore and within a
millisecond Pete cheerfully said " Oh Jeez.... its Swamp Thing" . Too
funny.


tks Fred Virrazzi


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Date: 4/14/19 7:59 am
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Link to Pete Bacinski’s obituary
https://www.silvertonmemorial.com/m/obituaries/Peter-Bacinski/Memories

In case anyone would like to leave a memory ....


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Date: 4/13/19 8:27 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar
Looks good! and maybe a storm to put stuff down! We don't
want all the birds to continue traveling! Alas I won't be out til
mid day again.

I was at Glassboro woods this afternoon. Gnatcatchers are back
in force. One of my latest FOY dates.

Strange spring.

Butterfly notes - Juvenal's Duskywings are out.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/13/19 5:12 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-13-19. Many new arrivals!
New Arrivals: Purple Martins, Barn Swallows, Northern Rough-winged
Swallows, House Wrens, Black-bellied Plovers, Brown Thrashers, and Clapper
Rails.

Lakehurst Railroad Tracks hosted 3 Wood Ducks, 3 Palm Warblers, and a
Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Shelter Cove Park in Toms River hosted 57 Glossy Ibis and 3 Little Blue
Herons.

Berkeley Marshes hosted 22 Great Egrets, 21 Snowy Egrets, 33 Ospreys, and a
Peregrine Falcon.

Manasquan River WMA (Ridge Rd Access) hosted a Cooper's Hawk, Sharp-shinned
Hawk, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Palm Warbler, and a House Wren.

Island Beach SP hosted an American Kestrel, Tricolored Heron, Clapper
Rail, and a Bonaparte's Gull.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a Red-shouldered Hawk, Palm Warbler, and
24 Pine Warblers.

Cattus Island County Park hosted 88 Greater Scaup, 405 Bufflehead (actual
count!), and a Ruddy Duck.

Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted a Common Eider, 300+ Black Scoters and 7
Harlequin Ducks.

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Date: 4/13/19 4:40 pm
From: Linda Mack <lj.mack...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski Funeral Mass
JerseyBirders:



The funeral mass for Pete Bacinski will be on Tuesday at 10:30:

St Luke's

1674 Old Freehold Road

Toms River, NJ 08755



Tentative plans are to have a memorial service in June for friends and
family to celebrate Pete's life and his love of nature. Location to be
announced.



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Date: 4/13/19 11:55 am
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Migrant Siskins and Purple Finch
Currently viewing my feeders from the porch and a breeding male Purple
Finch along with two Pine Siskins are present. Siskins were only present
last fall but disappeared over the winter. Joe Palumbo And Liz Bender


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Date: 4/13/19 8:07 am
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WCAS program on Monday Apr.15
Dear Jersey Birders -
You are invited to join members and friends of Washington Crossing Audubon
Society for a program presented by Mark Manning entitled "Reptiles &
Amphibians of Mercer County" on Mon. Apr. 15 at the Pennington School in
Pennington NJ.
Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments and socializing; program begins at 8
pm. Program is free and open to the public.

WE WILL BE USING A DIFFERENT VENUE ON CAMPUS KNOWN AS THE "BLACK BOX" ON
MONDAY. PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS AND PARKING INFORMATION.

www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org/event/mark-manning-reptiles-amphibians-of-mercer-county/


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Date: 4/13/19 7:27 am
From: William Saidel <saidel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI]
've been looking for about 3 years now and today was the first time here in Cherry Hill my wife and I saw an Eastern Bluebird in our back yard (which opens to a tree-outlined open space). Not one of our normal backyard birds. Is this bird rare or making a come-back or seasonal? Very pretty with its blue back, red breast and white belly. It even poked its head into a bird house I hung.


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Date: 4/12/19 9:33 pm
From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Remembering Pete Bacinski
As I read the many posts about all that Pete has given the birding community, I wonder if we should be giving something back -- or maybe passing his gifts to us forward. Perhaps a memorial fund thru NJ Audubon for the young birders' program? Or maybe something at Brig? If anyone hears of his family's wishes, kindly pass that information on.

I was blessed to attend his workshops at Cape May festivals and looked forward to his visit with the Bucks County (PA) Birders next week. The last time I saw Pete, I said two word -- thank you. I'm still grateful.
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Date: 4/12/19 7:55 pm
From: Eric Stiles <eric.stiles...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Remembering the Great Bacinski – by Pete Dunne – New Jersey Audubon
Pete Dunne has penned a remembrance of Pete Bacinski https://njaudubon.org/remembering-the-great-bacinski/. We will all miss his incredible passion and infectious enthusiasm for connecting people with the incredible world of all things feathers. Next time I lift my binoculars, I will be thinking of Pete and all he shared with so many of us.

Sincerely,
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Date: 4/12/19 6:50 pm
From: Greg Prelich <gprelich...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete
JerseyBirders, Very soon we will return back to reporting the latest rarities and being distracted by the return of the this-or-that warbler or shorebird, but it was nice to see the NJ birding community recognizing for at least a day that what matters most is the people that we meet and share our hobby with. And that you don’t leave a legacy by the number of birds you see as much as by how many you people you touch with sharing, kindness, and enthusiasm.

After hearing the news, I for one found it hard to care a whit about what birds were seen today or will be seen tomorrow. I will miss that guy in the BTBLUE car with the big smile and the big bear paw hands saying “It’s good to see you, my friend.” Fare thee well, Pete B.

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Date: 4/12/19 5:13 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-12-19
Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted 200+ Brant, 6 Common Eiders, 5 Harlequin
Ducks, 300+ Northern Gannets, 500+ Double-crested Cormorants,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and a White-crowned Sparrow ( singing!).

Island Beach State Park hosted 7 Whimbrel, 150 Northern Gannets, Little
Blue Heron, and a Glossy Ibis.

My job in Lakewood hosted 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows. They nest under
a trailer every year.

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Date: 4/12/19 1:34 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete
Hi Jersey Birders,
Yong and I were near Goose Marker 4 at Brig when we heard of Pete's passing
and it was a moment you lose your breath and the soul is left muted.
A day of overwhelming sadness and loss.
But, it was a Pleasure, Privilege and Honor to have known Pete and once the
grief is squeezed from my chest these are the thoughts I will hold close to
my heart.
With Love my Friend,
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Date: 4/12/19 12:41 pm
From: Meg Harmsen <000003d4354b962c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete
Jerseybirders,

I am one of the thousands whose birding exploits were shaped by the warm, friendly, knowledgeable Pete Bacinski. I am certainly not one who was close to him—and I extend my deepest condolences to those who were—but I am certainly one of the many who was touched by him as a person and birder extraordinaire. On an early September morning many, many years ago, I was determined to spend a precious day off work birding Sandy Hook for the first time ever. Pete was the guide. I was a complete novice, and the day was very slow, but Pete coaxed out a Red-breasted Nuthatch for us and I got great looks. It was magical and I was “hooked” at the Hook. The nuthatch remains one of my favorite birds.

The last times I birded the Great Swamp and Brig was in the backseat of Mike Mandraccia’s vehicle with Pete riding shotgun. They kept the windows down to hear the birds, and I froze completely during the Great Swamp ride, but was warmed at Brig, both by the sunshine and the companionship. These guys had me laughing continuously at their friendly banter and jokes and oft-retold stories and the *puns* exchanged between them and with us. As one who greatly appreciates good and bad puns alike, I recognized a kindred punster spirit in Pete. I can’t recall a single pun right now, nor all the TV jokes. But I do recall the tremendous feeling of accomplishment that I felt that day because Pete was determined to find a rail and I spotted one for him. Of all the many teachings and sightings that Pete shared with all us birders, he also had the capacity to make others feel real good in return. I loved getting that Clapper Rail for him and will cherish his genuine appreciation of that moment forever. With tears and love, RIP Pete Bacinski.

Meg Harmsen
Hillsborough, NJ

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 2:18 PM, Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> wrote:
>
> A most beautiful tribute to Pete. We will likewise miss him helping us at
> the Sussex County Bird Club with his in depth workshops on bird ID.
>
> I am so happy you both made that birding trip, Laurie. We humans frequently
> put the most important parts of our life on the Back burner, and I am so
> thrilled that you made it happen!
>
> To quote Jack Connor and his "8 reasons to Take Up Birding"......Reason No.
> 8 "Finally, it can save your life. Another year has passed and once again
> you haven't triumphed at anything, really. Then you will glance at the sky
> in despair and right there, right over your head, blessing that particular
> airspace on your street forever, is the world's most beautiful bird! Pearly
> white head, black and white wings, long forked tail, it circles slowly, a
> hundred feet up eating dragonflies-tearing off the wings and letting them
> flutter down--while you toss your briefcase in a bush and grab the first
> person to come along and shout, 'A swallowtail kit! A swallowtail kite! A
> swallowtail kite!', until he looks up too, and blinks at the sight and
> knows suddenly that he must buy some binoculars and become a birdwatcher
> himself".
>
> We send this swallowtail kite spirit up to you, Pete, and thank you from
> the bottom of our heart for all the joy and knowledge you provided for us.
> Big winghugs all around, Tanya
>
>> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 12:54 PM Chris Sturm <thesturms2...> wrote:
>>
>> Laurie,
>> He talked about your day together with great fondness.
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 12:51 PM L Larson <
>> <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>>> Jerseybirders,
>>>
>>> I knew Pete from the early 1980s, when I was a newbie birder and he was a
>>> superstar. I retained my awe of him even as I gained experience,
>> because I
>>> respected his work and knowledge so much. Pete was a sought-after
>>> lecturer, a columnist in print and online, and a leader of trips
>> throughout
>>> North America. When he was hired in 1993 by NJ Audubon to direct the old
>>> Owl Haven sanctuary in Freehold, it felt only natural that he would go to
>>> work for what was then the premier birding "club" in the state.
>>>
>>> Pete retired from NJAS in 2015; I retired from Princeton in 2018. I had
>>> not seen him much in recent years, until we made contact at one of his
>>> talks a few months ago and said "Let's go birding some time." Too often,
>>> that's like "Let's do lunch," just something you say, but this time we
>> made
>>> it happen, and on April 2 I joined Pete for a day at his favorite place.
>>>
>>> Early April is not a great time of year at Brig; waterfowl and raptors
>> are
>>> mostly gone, herons and shorebirds are just barely starting to appear.
>> That
>>> was OK; we had a lot to talk about, and barely stopped talking, twice
>>> around the dikes. We talked about photography, classical music, the
>>> internet, and old and new friends. We re-told old stories. We discovered
>>> that the last decade or so had been similar for the two of us, with
>> health
>>> challenges, family bereavements, retirement, moving. We each learned how
>>> real life gets in the way of your birding in a big way. We found that we
>>> each have changed, still committed to our avocation and mission, but with
>>> more realistic ideas of what can be done with the energy we have left.
>> Pete
>>> said that he felt he was in a very good place -- feeling better
>> physically
>>> and spiritually than he had for a long time, and optimistic about the
>>> future.
>>>
>>> I am stunned to learn he's gone. I can't express how glad I am to have
>> had
>>> that day with him. As it turned out, it was my last chance to appreciate
>>> not just his knowledge as an all-round naturalist, but also his
>>> contributions as a mentor and teacher, his role as an evangelist for
>> birds
>>> and the environment, and the warmth of his big personality. He touched
>> the
>>> lives of thousands of us; he deserves to be remembered as one of the
>> best.
>>> Rest in peace, my friend.
>>>
>>> Laurie
>>>
>>>
>>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
>>> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
>>> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
>>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>>>
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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>
> --
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> 909 Twin Oaks Road.
> Newton, NJ 07860
> CP 973-903-2991
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Date: 4/12/19 11:21 am
From: Gmail <gjprice55...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
I’ll repeat here what I said on the text list. We went on a Garrett trip with Pete some years ago. Early May, birds everywhere. I remember that Pete coaxed a black throat blue Warbler briefly onto his hand. It was on that trip that I really became a birder.

We tried to go on his trips whenever we could after that, and often to places we knew well, just to hang out with him.

One of a kind, will be missed by all.

Grant Price

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 12:28 PM, Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...> wrote:
>
> He was the first person to welcome my husband and me into the Jersey birding community, which made such a difference for us -- as he has done for hundreds, if not thousands of others. His legacy will live on in the memory of those who he befriended, taught, mentored and helped to enjoy birding and life. He will be missed.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Jeanine Apgar
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 11:42 AM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
>
> Many many people were touched by Pete's big heart over the years. He will be sadly missed, but always thought of while looking at and hearing the birds singing. Peace to you Pete, my friend.
>
>> On 4/12/2019 11:32 AM, Joan Detyna wrote:
>> I was birding the Hunterdon County part of the Sourlands this morning
>> when I heard the sad news about Pete Bacinski.
>>
>> I had my FOY very cooperative singing Louisiana Waterthrush, two pairs
>> of active Pileated Woodpeckers, Sapsucker, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush,
>> singing Palm and Pine Warblers, etc.
>>
>> All I could think of is that Pete would have loved it. RIP Pete.
>>
>> Joan Detyna
>> Ringoes, NJ
>>
>>
>> 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
>
>
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Date: 4/12/19 11:19 am
From: Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete
A most beautiful tribute to Pete. We will likewise miss him helping us at
the Sussex County Bird Club with his in depth workshops on bird ID.

I am so happy you both made that birding trip, Laurie. We humans frequently
put the most important parts of our life on the Back burner, and I am so
thrilled that you made it happen!

To quote Jack Connor and his "8 reasons to Take Up Birding"......Reason No.
8 "Finally, it can save your life. Another year has passed and once again
you haven't triumphed at anything, really. Then you will glance at the sky
in despair and right there, right over your head, blessing that particular
airspace on your street forever, is the world's most beautiful bird! Pearly
white head, black and white wings, long forked tail, it circles slowly, a
hundred feet up eating dragonflies-tearing off the wings and letting them
flutter down--while you toss your briefcase in a bush and grab the first
person to come along and shout, 'A swallowtail kit! A swallowtail kite! A
swallowtail kite!', until he looks up too, and blinks at the sight and
knows suddenly that he must buy some binoculars and become a birdwatcher
himself".

We send this swallowtail kite spirit up to you, Pete, and thank you from
the bottom of our heart for all the joy and knowledge you provided for us.
Big winghugs all around, Tanya

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 12:54 PM Chris Sturm <thesturms2...> wrote:

> Laurie,
> He talked about your day together with great fondness.
>
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 12:51 PM L Larson <
> <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> > Jerseybirders,
> >
> > I knew Pete from the early 1980s, when I was a newbie birder and he was a
> > superstar. I retained my awe of him even as I gained experience,
> because I
> > respected his work and knowledge so much. Pete was a sought-after
> > lecturer, a columnist in print and online, and a leader of trips
> throughout
> > North America. When he was hired in 1993 by NJ Audubon to direct the old
> > Owl Haven sanctuary in Freehold, it felt only natural that he would go to
> > work for what was then the premier birding "club" in the state.
> >
> > Pete retired from NJAS in 2015; I retired from Princeton in 2018. I had
> > not seen him much in recent years, until we made contact at one of his
> > talks a few months ago and said "Let's go birding some time." Too often,
> > that's like "Let's do lunch," just something you say, but this time we
> made
> > it happen, and on April 2 I joined Pete for a day at his favorite place.
> >
> > Early April is not a great time of year at Brig; waterfowl and raptors
> are
> > mostly gone, herons and shorebirds are just barely starting to appear.
> That
> > was OK; we had a lot to talk about, and barely stopped talking, twice
> > around the dikes. We talked about photography, classical music, the
> > internet, and old and new friends. We re-told old stories. We discovered
> > that the last decade or so had been similar for the two of us, with
> health
> > challenges, family bereavements, retirement, moving. We each learned how
> > real life gets in the way of your birding in a big way. We found that we
> > each have changed, still committed to our avocation and mission, but with
> > more realistic ideas of what can be done with the energy we have left.
> Pete
> > said that he felt he was in a very good place -- feeling better
> physically
> > and spiritually than he had for a long time, and optimistic about the
> > future.
> >
> > I am stunned to learn he's gone. I can't express how glad I am to have
> had
> > that day with him. As it turned out, it was my last chance to appreciate
> > not just his knowledge as an all-round naturalist, but also his
> > contributions as a mentor and teacher, his role as an evangelist for
> birds
> > and the environment, and the warmth of his big personality. He touched
> the
> > lives of thousands of us; he deserves to be remembered as one of the
> best.
> > Rest in peace, my friend.
> >
> > Laurie
> >
> >
> > 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: 4/12/19 11:19 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete's legacy
Jerseybirders,

I think I only ever met Pete a few times, and we never had the kind of long conversations that others on this listserv have so eloquently written about. But the ramp-up of my love of birding to the now every-day hobby that it is stems from a conversation I had with Pete in 2011.

My brother Scott, who lives in Mount Laurel, and I had been birding every Spring at Forsythe since we'd both moved to New Jersey. In May of 2011, I was thinking that perhaps Scott should come north, and I called the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory to talk about birding spots up here. Pete answered the phone, and in a wonderful conversation, he mentioned Garret Mountain as "the best place in the whole state for northbound migrating passerines." Wha???? I'd never heard of it. When I found out that I'd been driving by Garret every day for 7 years on my way to work, I was stunned.

A few days into birding at Garret that Spring, I heard of a magical place called "Old Mine Road" from some other birders. Later that year, at milepost 11 on OMR, I ran into Greg Miller, who told me about this listserv "JerseyBirds." Through JerseyBirds, I learned about the great birding spots around my office. I started going to them. I met other birders. The rest is history: now I bird every single day, somewhere, for some time, and when I'm not birding, I'm thinking about it anyway.

All of that I attribute to that one conversation with Pete, who opened a door into New Jersey birding by happy accident. Thanks, Pete, for enriching my life in more ways than I can say. May your memory always be for a blessing.

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly


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Date: 4/12/19 11:14 am
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete B
Sad news, not only was Pete a very good birder and a very good naturalist,
he was a very good man. I believe he liked everyone and everyone liked him.
I received the news of Pete while watching Palm Warblers at Garret this
morning. Back in the day Pete said Palm Warblers didn't sing at Garret.
These palms sang softly today. I'd like to believe they sang for Pete. Even
the White-throated Sparrows seemed to sing mournfully today. Pete will be
missed, not just by us birders, I believe he will be missed by the birds he
loved. Pete always greeted me with "Hello, my friend". It hurts me greatly
to say Goodbye my friend.

Chris Takacs
Lyndhurst
Bergen County Audubon Society


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Date: 4/12/19 9:54 am
From: Chris Sturm <thesturms2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete
Laurie,
He talked about your day together with great fondness.

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 12:51 PM L Larson <
<0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Jerseybirders,
>
> I knew Pete from the early 1980s, when I was a newbie birder and he was a
> superstar. I retained my awe of him even as I gained experience, because I
> respected his work and knowledge so much. Pete was a sought-after
> lecturer, a columnist in print and online, and a leader of trips throughout
> North America. When he was hired in 1993 by NJ Audubon to direct the old
> Owl Haven sanctuary in Freehold, it felt only natural that he would go to
> work for what was then the premier birding "club" in the state.
>
> Pete retired from NJAS in 2015; I retired from Princeton in 2018. I had
> not seen him much in recent years, until we made contact at one of his
> talks a few months ago and said "Let's go birding some time." Too often,
> that's like "Let's do lunch," just something you say, but this time we made
> it happen, and on April 2 I joined Pete for a day at his favorite place.
>
> Early April is not a great time of year at Brig; waterfowl and raptors are
> mostly gone, herons and shorebirds are just barely starting to appear. That
> was OK; we had a lot to talk about, and barely stopped talking, twice
> around the dikes. We talked about photography, classical music, the
> internet, and old and new friends. We re-told old stories. We discovered
> that the last decade or so had been similar for the two of us, with health
> challenges, family bereavements, retirement, moving. We each learned how
> real life gets in the way of your birding in a big way. We found that we
> each have changed, still committed to our avocation and mission, but with
> more realistic ideas of what can be done with the energy we have left. Pete
> said that he felt he was in a very good place -- feeling better physically
> and spiritually than he had for a long time, and optimistic about the
> future.
>
> I am stunned to learn he's gone. I can't express how glad I am to have had
> that day with him. As it turned out, it was my last chance to appreciate
> not just his knowledge as an all-round naturalist, but also his
> contributions as a mentor and teacher, his role as an evangelist for birds
> and the environment, and the warmth of his big personality. He touched the
> lives of thousands of us; he deserves to be remembered as one of the best.
> Rest in peace, my friend.
>
> Laurie
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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Date: 4/12/19 9:51 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete
Jerseybirders,

I knew Pete from the early 1980s, when I was a newbie birder and he was a superstar. I retained my awe of him even as I gained experience, because I respected his work and knowledge so much. Pete was a sought-after lecturer, a columnist in print and online, and a leader of trips throughout North America. When he was hired in 1993 by NJ Audubon to direct the old Owl Haven sanctuary in Freehold, it felt only natural that he would go to work for what was then the premier birding "club" in the state.

Pete retired from NJAS in 2015; I retired from Princeton in 2018. I had not seen him much in recent years, until we made contact at one of his talks a few months ago and said "Let's go birding some time." Too often, that's like "Let's do lunch," just something you say, but this time we made it happen, and on April 2 I joined Pete for a day at his favorite place.

Early April is not a great time of year at Brig; waterfowl and raptors are mostly gone, herons and shorebirds are just barely starting to appear. That was OK; we had a lot to talk about, and barely stopped talking, twice around the dikes. We talked about photography, classical music, the internet, and old and new friends. We re-told old stories. We discovered that the last decade or so had been similar for the two of us, with health challenges, family bereavements, retirement, moving. We each learned how real life gets in the way of your birding in a big way. We found that we each have changed, still committed to our avocation and mission, but with more realistic ideas of what can be done with the energy we have left. Pete said that he felt he was in a very good place -- feeling better physically and spiritually than he had for a long time, and optimistic about the future.

I am stunned to learn he's gone. I can't express how glad I am to have had that day with him. As it turned out, it was my last chance to appreciate not just his knowledge as an all-round naturalist, but also his contributions as a mentor and teacher, his role as an evangelist for birds and the environment, and the warmth of his big personality. He touched the lives of thousands of us; he deserves to be remembered as one of the best. Rest in peace, my friend.

Laurie


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Date: 4/12/19 9:36 am
From: Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] SHWS FOY L. Waterthrush and more
On a completely different note, Ben Barkly led a Somerset County group walk here at Sherman Hoffman this morning and had FOY Louisiana Waterthrush, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Palm Warbler and Hermit Thrushes, as well as signing Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker pair.

Good Birding,

Susan

Susan Garretson Friedman
Store/Welcome Center Manager
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, NJA
11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Store phone: 908-396-6386
Direct phone: 908-396-6622

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Date: 4/12/19 9:28 am
From: Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
He was the first person to welcome my husband and me into the Jersey birding community, which made such a difference for us -- as he has done for hundreds, if not thousands of others. His legacy will live on in the memory of those who he befriended, taught, mentored and helped to enjoy birding and life. He will be missed.

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Jeanine Apgar
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 11:42 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning

Many many people were touched by Pete's big heart over the years. He will be sadly missed, but always thought of while looking at and hearing the birds singing. Peace to you Pete, my friend.

On 4/12/2019 11:32 AM, Joan Detyna wrote:
> I was birding the Hunterdon County part of the Sourlands this morning
> when I heard the sad news about Pete Bacinski.
>
> I had my FOY very cooperative singing Louisiana Waterthrush, two pairs
> of active Pileated Woodpeckers, Sapsucker, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush,
> singing Palm and Pine Warblers, etc.
>
> All I could think of is that Pete would have loved it. RIP Pete.
>
> Joan Detyna
> Ringoes, NJ
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see
> <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
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Date: 4/12/19 8:42 am
From: Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
Many many people were touched by Pete's big heart over the years. He
will be sadly missed, but always thought of while looking at and hearing
the birds singing. Peace to you Pete, my friend.

On 4/12/2019 11:32 AM, Joan Detyna wrote:
> I was birding the Hunterdon County part of the Sourlands this morning when
> I heard the sad news about Pete Bacinski.
>
> I had my FOY very cooperative singing Louisiana Waterthrush, two pairs of
> active Pileated Woodpeckers, Sapsucker, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, singing
> Palm and Pine Warblers, etc.
>
> All I could think of is that Pete would have loved it. RIP Pete.
>
> Joan Detyna
> Ringoes, NJ
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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Date: 4/12/19 8:32 am
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sourlands this morning
I was birding the Hunterdon County part of the Sourlands this morning when
I heard the sad news about Pete Bacinski.

I had my FOY very cooperative singing Louisiana Waterthrush, two pairs of
active Pileated Woodpeckers, Sapsucker, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, singing
Palm and Pine Warblers, etc.

All I could think of is that Pete would have loved it. RIP Pete.

Joan Detyna
Ringoes, NJ


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Date: 4/12/19 7:18 am
From: Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski
I know it is tragic for those Pete leaves behind because such a void can
never be filled. So many wonderful memories and birds shared with us will
always be close in our heart.

Good birding, Pete! I know that you, Roger Rory Peterson and John Bull are
birding the best ever in Heaven! Peace and comfort for all you leave
behind, because you are sorely missed but remembered with so much love.
Tanya and Steve

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 9:28 AM Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> wrote:

> Tragic news.
>
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 9:25 AM Linda Mack <lj.mack...> wrote:
>
> > JerseyBirders,
> >
> >
> >
> > We lost one of the pillars of our birding community yesterday. It is
> with
> > a
> > heavy heart that I am writing about the passing of Pete Bacinski. When
> > more
> > information becomes available, Laurie Larson will share her thoughts
> about
> > the man who inspired and mentored so many of us.
> >
> >
> >
> > With sadness,
> >
> > Linda Mack
> >
> >
> >
> > A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
> >
> > In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then
> burst
> > into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be
> > thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
> >
> > Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate
> > (1875-1965)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
>
>
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Date: 4/12/19 7:00 am
From: bramble <bramble...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] BCAS Chapter Meeting and Program: The Osprey Project, by Ben Wurst
Bergen County Audubon Chapter Meeting and Program

April 17, 2019 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy - Meetings are free and
open to all and held at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way,
Teaneck. Business meeting at 7:30 PM with program at 8:00 PM.

The Osprey Project, by Ben Wurst

Did you know that in 1974 only 50 osprey nests were left in NJ?
Today, ospreys are a common sight along the New Jersey shore during
the summer. Join us to learn about the life history of ospreys,
current monitoring techniques, and their amazing comeback. Ben Wurst,
Habitat Program Manager with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, will
share his experience from working to manage this amazing species over
the past 10+ years.

- Julie McCall, Bergen Audubon
Lyndhurst, Bergen County


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Date: 4/12/19 6:29 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski
Tragic news.

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 9:25 AM Linda Mack <lj.mack...> wrote:

> JerseyBirders,
>
>
>
> We lost one of the pillars of our birding community yesterday. It is with
> a
> heavy heart that I am writing about the passing of Pete Bacinski. When
> more
> information becomes available, Laurie Larson will share her thoughts about
> the man who inspired and mentored so many of us.
>
>
>
> With sadness,
>
> Linda Mack
>
>
>
> A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
>
> In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst
> into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be
> thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
>
> Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate
> (1875-1965)
>
>
>
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 4/12/19 6:23 am
From: Linda Mack <lj.mack...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pete Bacinski
JerseyBirders,



We lost one of the pillars of our birding community yesterday. It is with a
heavy heart that I am writing about the passing of Pete Bacinski. When more
information becomes available, Laurie Larson will share her thoughts about
the man who inspired and mentored so many of us.



With sadness,

Linda Mack



A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst
into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be
thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate
(1875-1965)





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Date: 4/11/19 6:43 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar again tonight
There's some stuff up over the northeast. compare with the southeast again though.
Grim. And easterly winds are not desired. Who knows though. Maybe a Pine
Grosbeak will drop down somewhere in the state. I dream.

Good birding all.

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Date: 4/11/19 5:56 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-11-19.
Steven Weiss' backyard in Toms River hosted 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
Blue-headed Vireo, Hairy Woodpecker, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a Hairy Woodpecker, 5 Northern
Rough-winged Swallows, 2 Barn Swallows, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches, and 3
Palm Warblers.

Manasquan River WMA (Ridge Rd Access) hosted a Barred Owl, Hairy
Woodpecker, American Kestrel, and 5 Hermit Thrush.

Island Beach SP--South Beach to Inlet hosted an Iceland Gull and 300+
Northern Gannets.

Manahawkin WMA hosted both Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, and a Hairy
Woodpecker.

Greenwood WMA hosted 8 Northern Bobwhites (Released gamebirds, continuing.
Calling males and females. One possible Rufous morph or other aberrant
coloration.)

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Barnegat hosted a Northern Shoveler, 4 Gadwalls,
and 16 Green-winged Teals.

Colliers Mills WMA hosted a Bald Eagle and an American Kestrel.

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Date: 4/11/19 8:55 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] winter wren - my yard
There’s always something to be found. Even if no migration movement - or little - last night.
I was doing my list of the day. Standing out on my porch. Heard it. Then tracked it down.
That’s a rare one for my yard! Last time was 11/2013. Which was easy to find using the yard
totals feature in ebird.

Good birding all.


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Date: 4/10/19 7:41 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] migration and radar
Tonight would be a good night to look at the weather doppler radar.
Check out the SE sector and the Mississippi valley sector. And drool....
Then checkout out the northeast - us - and frown. This radar look is to
be expected on northerly winds in the spring. south is coming. I hope!
There's more to this of course, but wind direction, approaching fronts,
time of the spring, etc. are the main components to trying to predict
when and where to bird. And what to expect.

I want to start using that “windy” app also and see if I can fine tune where
birds will be. Fun!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/10/19 6:22 pm
From: Lisa Potash <lisapotash6...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Owl in the Box Update
Hello Jerseybirders,

My last update was back in January and the Red morph Screech Owl (a.k.a. bigRed) was using both yard owl boxes (front and back) daily. He'd been paired up with the resident female (Grey) 9 months until her probable demise/m.i.a. this past November.

In the weeks since then, I've been home 76 of those days to observe activity. The owl was absent from either box only 5 days.
BigRed's split his time roosting in the front yard box 28 days vs. 43 days using the backyard box. As I suspected he would, bigRed has stayed "local" and kept to the yard boxes as primary roost site.

From my past observations (two owl pairings) February and March were the most active in pair interaction, including courtship behavior and sharing an owl box. This past Feb and March bigRed was trilling most intensely in mid-March, but unfortunately there hasn't been a sighting of a new mate. Trilling has slowed down in April, and I'm curious as to what will unfold as the male has traditionally left the box roost by early May.

When the first (Red Jr.) male in the yard lost his mate, it took 1 year before a new mate showed up. Hopefully it can happen sooner for this little guy, and in the meantime will stay safe.

Just this past weekend, we cleaned out the owl boxes. The backyard box hadn't been cleaned out in about 2 years. Much of the contents were pulverized, but i counted 10 pellets of varying sizes. Evidence of crayfish remains/exoskeleton/claws. Also present was a top and bottom mammal jaw, that was larger in size than I'd expect, and one bird skull.

The front yard owl box had yet to be cleaned since putting it up in August '16, and its contents were much less pulverized. Seemed to be a fairly recent blue jay kill, along with 15 intact pellets. A couple were larger than I'd expected. I have never seen pellets at the base of either owl box, and I've never observed the owls cough up a pellet while stationed at the entrance hole. Last Spring I was able to video the male coughing up a pellet (and heard it hit the dried leaves 20'below) while perched on a tree limb post exit.

All in all, it's a glove-worthy job, and I thank my husband for climbing the ladder and doing the work! We took some clean pine needles and lined the bottom of the bare boxes. I've used them once before and in time also disintegrate. I usually leave the owl box bottom bare, and unless there are eggs on bare (roll) wood, there's the natural debris left behind from the owls. I can only imagine the mess owls leave in natural cavities!

I was glad to bag the pellets/bones and give half to my friend/with a 10 year old son who's interested in birds, and my nephew the science teacher.

Some neat bird behavior:
One morning a couple of weeks ago there were about 6 turkeys in the backyard hanging around the bird feeder for dropped seeds, and then i noticed the local fox show up. The turkeys ended up "herding" the fox away, with one or two turkeys leading. The birds and the fox never ran, but clearly the fox was out-maneuvered! BigRed was stationed in the backyard box, with a sleepy eye - watching it all.

A couple of new pictures and video of the turkey/fox interaction on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95291506@N07/with/47582897701/

Good birding,

Lisa Potash
Oakland






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Date: 4/10/19 5:37 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-10-19
Shelter Cove Park in Toms River hosted a Little Blue Heron.

Colliers Mills WMA in New Egypt hosted 5 Palm Warblers.

Island Beach State Park in Berkeley hosted 56 species including 2 Harlequin
Ducks, 3 Piping Plovers, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Cormorant, 2
Little Blue Herons, 2 Tricolored Herons, 18 Glossy Ibis, Northern Harrier,
Merlin, 6 Hermit Thrush, and a Palm Warbler.

Bayville Yard hosted a Barred Owl.

Ocean Gate hosted a Tricolored Heron.

Cloverdale Farm hosted a Wood Duck, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, Merlin, and a
Marsh Wren.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Murray Grove hosted a Tricolored Heron.

Near Good Luck Point Marina hosted a Tricolored Heron.

The 20+ Wild Turkeys continue at Dayna Court in Toms River off of Old
Freehold Road. I got some great photos of them on the way home from work
which can be seen here on my photostream on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/

Good birding,
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Date: 4/10/19 12:04 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] local shorebirding
I had a few hours this mid day, so I hit spots for shorebirding.
Pedricktown marsh was dead low tide. Never the best. But
some Yellowlegs. And BW Teal. That place is best at medium
tide coming in.

Mannington Marsh - Sunset Dr. Perfect - medium tide coming in.
Lots of Yellowlegs. I couldn't find and Pecs. The big surprise was
no Snipe.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/10/19 11:47 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain: A productive visit
Jerseybirders,

I had about 90 minutes around lunchtime today for birding, and visited Garret Mountain. Along Wilson Avenue (Not really in the park itself, but nevertheless occasionally one of the birdiest spots), I came upon a mixed flock of at least 20 Palm Warblers, 8 Pine Warblers, 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers, five species of woodpeckers, a few representatives of both Kinglets, Brown Creeper, plus the remaining winter residents (White-throated Sparrows, juncos, Song Sparrows, titmice, nuthatches, etc.). I was surrounded! Thirty species in the space of about 25 minutes over a few hundred yards. Nice!

A quick check of the rushing stream at the south end of the Reservation revealed a smaller flock of the same variety of species, to which were added two Louisiana Waterthrushes foraging in the water. I'd never noticed how long the bright pink legs of a Waterthrush are; the elongated tarsi allow them to wade into fairly "deep" (for a 6" bird) water to pick at edibles both in the water and along rocks and stones. Both were in bright new plumage; their long white eye-stripes shown like LEDs along their brows! And, much like a cat's tail, the Waterthrush's bobbing motion looks to be completely autonomic: the motion occurred while the birds were keenly focused on finding food, their hind quarters flipping up and down all the while but not affecting the "front end's" careful attention to food sources. Fascinating to watch.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 4/9/19 4:59 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 4-9-19.
Cattus Island County Park in Toms River hosted 2 Palm Warblers.

Manahawkin WMA hosted both Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, 11 Glossy Ibis,
Brown Thrasher, and an Eastern Towhee.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Cedar Run Dock Rd hosted 8 Forster's Terns.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/9/19 9:59 am
From: Jim Hayes <gargle57...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lord Stirling Park Woodpeckers
Greetings! I had 6 woodpeckers this morning, all but Red-headed. I had just 1 Sapsucker but several of all others, heard and seen. There were also some Palm Warblers and Rusty Blackbirds and a whole lot of Blue Jays.

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Date: 4/9/19 9:03 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] A curse?
Jerseybirders,

Ever feel like you're under a curse? Today, I believed for a moment that one really exists.

Early in the year, Jason Desenovich found and photographed a Glaucous Gull at the Buchanan Boat Launch in Sayreville. He found the same bird more than once, and was able to get wonderful pictures because it frequently roosted right on the dock next to the observation point. I know of at least one other birder who walked up to this point and found the bird sitting on the ground across the river. I, on the other hand, went to that same spot six times over the course of the bird's stay, and never located it, despite spending probably a total of 12 bone-chilling hours at the site, and having looked at thousands of gulls.

Just about two weeks ago, Jason found a MEGA California Gull on Raritan Bay. Astounding. I tried for it twice (morning and evening), admittedly two days later, with no success.

Last Friday, Jason found a Little Gull on Raritan Bay. I went on Saturday at noonish and spent an hour scanning all the many dozens of Bonapartes' Gulls, looking for it. Nope. On Sunday and again yesterday, others re-found this rare visitor...TWO in fact on Sunday. On several occasions, the bird(s) were apparently standing on the shore: walk up observations! This morning, I spent two hours at the same spot: nada. There were only ever about twenty Bonaparte's Gulls total, either on the sand or on the water; I could not find a feeding flock offshore. One really nice second-year Iceland Gull and a bright pink (!) Laughing Gull were consolation (photos on the e-Bird checklist), and the flocks of Brant were thrilling as they came hurtling in by the tens and twenties, zooming right overhead.

But: I should learn never to chase a gull that Jason has found (unless I'm standing next to him; that DID work once, when he spied a Glaucous Gull flying right overhead!). My curse is to never re-find it!

All kidding aside, gull searching is an exercise in exceptional patience, good timing, and a bit of luck. I know that LIGUs will continue to be observed this Spring; I'll be out again, eyes sharp, senses alert, looking for those glorious jet-black underwings on a small flitting gull, far out on the bay.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 4/8/19 7:05 pm
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] NJ Bird Records Committee Review of 2018 Reports
Thank you and the committee for all of your hard work on this. Its a mostly thankless but very important job.

Cheers

David

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Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 6:15 PM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ Bird Records Committee Review of 2018 Reports

Jersey Birders,



The New Jersey Bird Records Committee met on March 31, 2019 to complete
consideration of reports received during 2018. I have posted a summary of
the results on the NJBRC web site. Details of the records accepted and the
observers will appear in the 2019 Annual Report to be published later this
year. To view the summary of the results, go to www.njbrc.com
<http://www.njbrc.com> , click on Lists & Annual Reports at the top of the
page, and scroll down to Summary of Results of Spring 2018 and Spring 2019
Meetings.



Bill Boyle, Secretary

NJ Bird Records Committee



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Date: 4/8/19 5:08 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-8-19.
Just to let everyone know, these are not reports from me unless I said so,
I'm just passing the info along on what was seen by everyone.

Cloverdale Farm hosted 3 Eastern Towhees and a Palm Warbler.

Island Beach State Park in Berkeley hosted 2 Piping Plovers, 2 Forster's
Terns, 500+ Northern Gannets, and 200+ Double-crested Cormorants.

Mile marker 74.7 NJ Parkway hosted a Common Raven.

Tuckerton--Great Bay Bvld. WMA hosted a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Manahawkin WMA hosted both teals and a Ring-necked Pheasant.

Stafford Preserve hosted 3 Horned Larks.

I saw 30+ Wild Turkeys at Dayna Court in Toms River off of Old Freehold
Road, stopped traffic on both sides as they all crossed the road lol. One
male stayed in the road to make sure they all got across safely.

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Date: 4/8/19 6:16 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Good neighborhood birds yesterday (4/7/19)
Yesterday was a good day for neighborhood birds! Peacock in the yard at
8:30AM. Wild Turkey heard about noon. Bald Eagle in Johnson Park at 6:15PM.
Went out on the deck after Johnson Park and a Common Raven was squawking
about 100 feet away. Saw White-crowned Sparrow. Heard Fox and
White-throated Sparrows and Junco songs. Both Chickadee songs.And a
Mockingbird with an extensive repertoire of songs, including a Cardinal
song that sounded better than my local Cardinals. :-) (NOTE: The songs I
mentioned previously did not come from the Mockingbird as he moved on after
half an hour.) All birds reported here except for the Eagle were heard or
seen from my yard.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/8/19 4:05 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Weekend wanderings: A miss on rarer birds, but great to be outside in the Springtime!
Jerseybirders,

On Saturday, I didn't have quite enough time to go too far south to find some of the migrants which have arrived in the southern counties. I thought that Sandy Hook would be a likely spot for any migrants who had made it further north. From 6:30 AM in the cool fog until around 11 under bright sunny skies, no new migrants were to be found, at least by me. I walked a two-mile loop starting at the Boy Scout Camp lot, a shorter loop on Plum Island, and another two mile loop starting at the North Beach lot. I also checked Spermaceti Cove. I certainly got my exercise, but could not find even a Pine or Palm Warbler.

I really wanted ONE "FOY" species, so I went to the source (?) of the Navesink River, where Colette Buchanan had observed two Black-crowned Night-Herons the day before. Sure enough, they were perched obligingly on a tree right across the quiet water. Then, onto the Morgan Avenue Mudflats (still a puzzling name to me, since it's accessed from Cliff Avenue and there's a fine sandbar, but no mud) to spend 45 minutes scanning every small gull close and far for black underwings: nyet. I was a day late and then, as it turns out, a day early, as TWO Little Gulls and a Black-headed Gull were there yesterday...

...when I, with even less time available, was at the Celery Farm in Allendale looking for a continuing American Bittern. It took until yesterday for me to figure out where Lara Jones's 4/3 photo of the bittern--standing on wide open ground with nary a blade of phragmites in sight--was taken. It appears to me that the bird had been standing ON THE TRAIL, not more than 100 feet from busy Franklin Turnpike! Yesterday in the morning, Kevin Watson had found it in a more traditional location, working the water's edge. I spent more than an hour scanning every edge visible from all three of the platforms, and also walked back to the "back pond" as well. It had evidently gone under cover since its morning feed. Best birds were a vocal Pileated Woodpecker, and an absolutely perfect Red-shouldered Hawk giving perfect views of its complexly patterned dorsal surfaces in the afternoon sun, calling and displaying all the while.

I am hoping to return to Morgan and the Celery Farm to look for these more "designer" migrants, but I am also looking forward to a push of the commoner FOY species--Thrasher, Catbird, La Waterthrush, etc.-during the week. They've appeared in ones and twos; more can't be far behind.

55 species total for Saturday, 32 yesterday

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 4/7/19 6:04 pm
From: Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Merrill Creek, Round Valley, and Great Swamp birds
Merrill Creek Reservoir, Harmony Twp., Warren Co., NJ
2 Snow Geese5+ Canada Geese4 Buffleheads1 adult Common Loon 1 unid. loon (a very odd winter type plumage that didn't look right for Common, maybe an odd Common?)5 Horned Grebes20+ Double-crested Cromorants5+ Turkey Vultures1 Osprey1 Bald Eagle2 Red-tailed Hawks1 Bonaparte's Gull8+ Ring-billed Gulls3 Red-bellied Woodpeckers1 Downy Woodpecker1 Hairy Woodpecker4+ Northern Flickers2 Pileated Woodpeckers3 Eastern Phoebesseveral Blue Jays3+ American Crowsseveral Tree Swallows4 Carolina Chickadees3 Black-capped Chickadees4 Tufted Titmice3 White-breasted Nuthatches2 Carolina Wrens3 Golden-crowned Kinglets1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet4 Eastern Bluebirdsmany American Robins1 Northern Mockingbird2 Brown Thrashers4 Palm Warblers1 Louisiana Waterthrush (on Montana Rd. off Rte. 57)3 Eastern Towheesseveral Chipping Sparrowsmany Field Sparrowsseveral Song Sparrowsseveral Dark-eyed Juncos5 Northern Cardinals3+ Red-winged Blackbirdsmany Common Gracklesseveral Brown-headed Cowbirds3 American Goldfinches
Round Valley R.A., Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., NJ
several Canada Geese4 American Wigeons5 Mallards4+ Ring-necked Ducksseveral of both scaups6+ Buffleheadsseveral Turkey Vultures2 Fish Crows1 Chipping Sparrow
Great Swamp N.W.R., Harding Twp., Morris Co., NJ
5+ Canada Geesemany American Black Ducks1 Hooded Merganser2 Ring-necked Ducks3 Great Blue Herons1 Great Egretseveral Turkey Vultures3 Bald Eagles1 American Kestrel1 Red-tailed Hawk2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers2 Northern Flickers4+ Eastern Phoebesseveral Blue Jays2 Tufted Titmice4+ American Robins2 Field Sparrows4+ Dark-eyed Juncos4+ Red-winged Blackbirdsseveral Common Grackles20+ Rusty Blackbirds
Andrew
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Date: 4/7/19 5:15 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-7-19. Western Tanager!
Manasquan River WMA hosted 3 Hairy Woodpeckers, 2 Winter Wrens, 3
Red-breasted Nuthatches, and 2 Palm Warblers.

Manahawkin WMA hosted a Ring-necked Pheasant, 5 Wilson's Snipe,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Little Blue Heron, Great Horned Owl, Hairy
Woodpecker, and 2 Palm Warblers.

Cloverdale Farm hosted 2 Palm Warblers and a Western Tanager. Olive
green/gray overall. Distinct white wing bars. Thick tanager bill. Did not
show any red on the head. Spent a couple of minutes around the visitors
center before heading SE. Did not relocate as of 9:10 when I left. Have
photos.

Cattus Island County Park in Toms River hosted a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
and a Purple Finch.

Island Beach SP--South Beach to Inlet hosted a Bonaparte's Gull, Common
Eider, 2 Harlequin Ducks, and 600+ Northern Gannets.

New Egypt--Brynmore / Big Woods Rd. fields hosted 8 Wilson's Snipe.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Feeder in Brick hosted an Indigo Bunting.

Good birding
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/7/19 1:50 pm
From: Jim Hayes <gargle57...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook and Morgan Flats
Sandy Hook was generally slow this morning but I was surprised by 4 Cattle Egrets flying north at about 8am near Spermaceti Cove. I also heard a Winter Wren and a Common Raven on the trail heading north from the Fishermans Road.
Morgan Flats this afternoon had an adult Lesser-black-backed Gull on the sand spit and an adult Little Gull well offshore, visible in flight with a scope.

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Date: 4/7/19 10:42 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY Pectoral Sandpiper at Brig
I went back to brig this morning for my never ending desire for shorebird fix.

At Marker 4, met up with NJ defending State Champ birder. Initially we only saw one Pec, pretty far out in the marsh edge. Then second, then finally a third Pec. I was too proud to reach into the passenger side to get the Sibley’s book out just to take peek (more as refresher course) at the Ruff. No doubt I would have done that for sure if I was birding alone.

Then after we split up, a Least Sandpiper was observed at Marker 5.

Not to offend anyone here, my bird-brain become very greedy and hope that the shorebird migration would stop until Friday, my next day out. I am also hoping that my whack humor can transfer over the net, which will never replace eye contact friendly conversation among birders.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 4/7/19 7:58 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Peacock as yard bird again
Peacock in my yard again earlier this morning. Third day in a row. Just now
heard it calling back in the woods. Yesterday there were county park
rangers in our parking lot looking for it, as well as two Johnson Park
employees with a net.

Bernie Sloan
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Date: 4/6/19 7:39 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-6-19. Townsend's Solitaire, Common Raven, and Black-headed Gull!
Manahawkin WMA hosted 15 Green-winged Teal, 4 Glossy Ibis, 2 Blue-winged
Teal, 2 Wilson's Snipe, both Yellowlegs, Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Hairy
Woodpecker, and a Townsend's Solitaire which was heard only by 1 person in
the 2nd field.

White's Bog hosted 5 Wood Ducks and a Palm Warbler.

3300 Ridgeway Road, Manchester Township hosted a Common Raven.

Manasquan River WMA hosted 2 Bald Eagles, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Marsh Wren, BG Gnatcatcher, and 2 Hermit Thrush.

Great Bay Blvd, tuckerton hosted 8 Northern Shovelers.

Cattus Island hosted a Cattle Egret but I think it may have been mistaken
for a Snowy Egret as I was there as well and had a Snowy way out in the
marsh. Also many birders were there today with no further reports. Also a
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Towhee and Red-breasted
Nuthatch.

Cloverdale Farm hosted a Purple Martin.

Double Trouble State Park hosted 3 BG Gnatcatchers.

Barnegat Light hosted 2 Common Eiders, 10 Harlequin Ducks, Piping Plover,
and a Black-headed Gull.

Butterfly notes: Double Trouble State Park hosted 4 Blueberry Azures (
Lucia form )

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/6/19 7:21 pm
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Freneau Woods Park
There's a relatively new addition to the Monmouth County Park System, Freneau Woods Park, near Texas Road in Aberdeen Township. Huge old trees and a wandering creek that runs into Lake Lefferts, a beautiful habitat.
All I saw today was a Vesper Sparrow on the open lawn, but the place has the potential for more birds soon.
and, thank you everyone who contributes to Jersey Birds. It is good to share conversations about birds, come on! we are not just listers.
Linda Stehlik


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Date: 4/6/19 4:32 pm
From: Kenneth Foulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY YC night herons @OCNJ
Stopped by the visitors’ center on the 9th St bridge.Three yellow crowned night herons were perched on the cedars at the roost. Fishing pier was noisy with LAGUs.
Good birding!
Judy Foulke
Egg Harbor Twp

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Date: 4/6/19 2:32 pm
From: William Dix <williamdix...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Nesting Osprey
Hi Harvey. Sorry to hear about the Osprey nest on Bayshore Road.

We recently returned from a birding/photography trip to central Florida. While driving from one venue to another, our small road took us parallel to a railroad track and utility line, near a body of water and some sort of industrial facility (phosphate mine?) For a mile or two adjacent to the lake, the utility had erected a second pole next to each utility pole, topped by a disk platform for Osprey nesting. Virtually every one of these poles sported an Osprey nest, and chicks' heads peered out from most of them. This struck me as a relatively cost effective solution when compared with the difficulties they were presumably having with Osprey nests on their utility lines. Just a thought for AC Electric.

And btw (OT), many of what used to be some of our favorite birding spots in the Ft. Myers vicinity had very few birds. Gulf beaches and lagoons (Marco Island, Little Estero lagoon, Lover's Key) are apparently still being affected by last year's Red Tide -- the red tide is gone but a lot of the birds haven't returned. And in the inland spots (Corkscrew Swamp, Six Mile Cypress Slough) heavy rains have altered the water levels making them less appealing to the wading birds that we used to find there.
.................................

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Princeton

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Sent: Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:17 AM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nesting Osprey

Hi Jersey Birders,
Last year AC Electric built a Osprey nesting platform on one of the poles
along the Fishing Creek causeway ( Bayshore Rd Villas, NJ).
The Osprey and I thought it was a great idea and the birds did very well.

This year the Electric company went out of it's way to not only remove the
nesting platform but also erect baffles so the birds can't build a nest.
There is a pile of sticks below the pole and two very confused Ospreys
perched on the cross bars.


Sometimes birds with long wingspans happen to touch 2 of the 3 phase wires
at the same time which can cause outages and very dead birds, but the odds
of this happening are slim. These 2 birds have a better chance of causing
an outage this year just because they are so off balance with the baffles.

I don't think I missed a fried Osprey last year so I'm not sure why the
Electric company did this. I know it cost a bunch of bucks to have a crew
come out to dismantle the platform and install baffles so there must be a
good reason(?) Last year there were other power line poles out there with
nesting Osprey on them and I wonder if this was a full Service Area
decision to remove nesting birds.

I'd be interested to hear reports
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven, NJ


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Date: 4/6/19 1:48 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Not a sighting report-Brig Gyr documentation dates question
Yesterday when I visited Brig a birder told me Gyr was sighted at Marker 13 that same morning. Prior to that I had assumed the Gyr had finally moved on. Today, after seeing many birders with scopes, when I saw a large *brownish-looking* falcon chasing ducks near the dogleg and after quick views of the same perched bird I texted CMBO *potential gyr*, hoping others would get on it and come to a collective ID. I just could not rule out a Peregrine 100% at that moment due to distance, heat wave from the marsh, etc.

While baby sitting this falcon I walked over to three birders at the dogleg and asked if they have been looking at the falcon. It turned out the group was led by a young birder, may be 12 or 13 ?

She was armed with an iPhone with very recent gyr photo (later she told me the photo was dated 4-4 ? and was posted in Facebook), bins and a scope.

By the time our falcon ID conversation had started, It became clear to me the bird was a Peregrine. That is not the point here. I was schooled by this young birder on the Peregrine/Gyr ID. She went by step by step why the bird was not a Gyr.

What I did find odd during our conversation was the fantastic quality of the gyr photo. To my eye, the photo could rival any Nat Geo cover photos. The photo showed the falcon was perched on 4x4 type wooden post. So my question is how is NJBRC going to document the duration of Gyr in NJ ? From the Nummy Island sighting date to April 4 (?), 2019 ?

In closing, my day at Brig was uneventful. I was hoping to refind that 15 or so BBPL for closer study but there were no where to be found. I am blaming the nice birding weather today. Reason why I prefer going birding during fowl weather, especially sudden change in the weather from the day before.

Yong Kong
Camden County







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Date: 4/6/19 7:18 am
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nesting Osprey
Hi Jersey Birders,
Last year AC Electric built a Osprey nesting platform on one of the poles
along the Fishing Creek causeway ( Bayshore Rd Villas, NJ).
The Osprey and I thought it was a great idea and the birds did very well.

This year the Electric company went out of it's way to not only remove the
nesting platform but also erect baffles so the birds can't build a nest.
There is a pile of sticks below the pole and two very confused Ospreys
perched on the cross bars.


Sometimes birds with long wingspans happen to touch 2 of the 3 phase wires
at the same time which can cause outages and very dead birds, but the odds
of this happening are slim. These 2 birds have a better chance of causing
an outage this year just because they are so off balance with the baffles.

I don't think I missed a fried Osprey last year so I'm not sure why the
Electric company did this. I know it cost a bunch of bucks to have a crew
come out to dismantle the platform and install baffles so there must be a
good reason(?) Last year there were other power line poles out there with
nesting Osprey on them and I wonder if this was a full Service Area
decision to remove nesting birds.

I'd be interested to hear reports
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven, NJ


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Date: 4/5/19 4:13 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Peacock as yard bird today!
Had a Peacock as a yard bird today! At one point he was standing at the
front door like he'd rung the doorbell and was waiting for somebody to open
the door. :-)

See: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/46821785654/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 4/5/19 3:17 pm
From: Mike Anderson <Mike.anderson...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds
Thanks all!
Mike

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of L Larson
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2019 6:01 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: JerseyBirds

Harvey,

Thank you so much for the kind words, although I don't think I want to be "Queen" of anything!! The list is its members -- as long as people want to use it, it's here to use. It's just a place to get together and talk. The more of us there are, the more information we share. I still believe in places like this, quiet corners of the internet, where money is not the reason we exist, where we can work together and help each other, and try to get at the truth more often than not.

Unlike Facebook or other Social Media, Jerseybirds will never collect data on your web browsing habits, your search history, your location or your contacts list. The expert server administrators at Princeton work to keep out spam and keep us up 99% of the time. Thank you, Princeton University! Thanks to the whole list team, Tyler Bell, Tom Bailey, Susan Treesh who is fast learning the ropes, and founder Melinda Varian. Thanks as well to all the many members who are still with us after all these years! (Twenty or so, I think, but I've lost track).

Happy birding,
Laurie



> On Apr 5, 2019, at 5:08 PM, Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> wrote:
>
> Hi Jersey Birders,
> JBirds...DOA....Bull!
> Facebook is more about photographers postings their pics even though
> the administrators have hoped for more.
> Nothing wrong with posting beautiful photos but JBirds lets you tell
> your story, share sightings,and have some fun......
> Oh I'm sure I'll take some heat for this post especially from Facebook
> fans but until JBird Queen Laurie Larson tells me JerseyBirds is DOA I
> won't believe it.
> I know Sandra, Yong and myself won't go down without some kicking,
> screaming, and dirt kicking.
> Nor will the 49 other States that still maintain a ListServe posting
> service Good Posting, Harvey Tomlinson Del haven, NJ


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Date: 4/5/19 3:11 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 4-5-19
Manahawkin WMA hosed 2 Blue-winged Teal, 30 Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked
Pheasant, and 4 Glossy Ibis.

Cloverdale Farm hosted a Pine Siskin.

Dayna Court off of Old Freehold Road hosted 30+ Wild Turkey with some
beautiful displays by the males.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 4/5/19 3:01 pm
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds
Harvey,

Thank you so much for the kind words, although I don't think I want to be "Queen" of anything!! The list is its members -- as long as people want to use it, it's here to use. It's just a place to get together and talk. The more of us there are, the more information we share. I still believe in places like this, quiet corners of the internet, where money is not the reason we exist, where we can work together and help each other, and try to get at the truth more often than not.

Unlike Facebook or other Social Media, Jerseybirds will never collect data on your web browsing habits, your search history, your location or your contacts list. The expert server administrators at Princeton work to keep out spam and keep us up 99% of the time. Thank you, Princeton University! Thanks to the whole list team, Tyler Bell, Tom Bailey, Susan Treesh who is fast learning the ropes, and founder Melinda Varian. Thanks as well to all the many members who are still with us after all these years! (Twenty or so, I think, but I've lost track).

Happy birding,
Laurie



> On Apr 5, 2019, at 5:08 PM, Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> wrote:
>
> Hi Jersey Birders,
> JBirds...DOA....Bull!
> Facebook is more about photographers postings their pics even though the
> administrators have hoped for more.
> Nothing wrong with posting beautiful photos but JBirds lets you tell your
> story, share sightings,and have some fun......
> Oh I'm sure I'll take some heat for this post especially from Facebook fans
> but until JBird Queen Laurie Larson tells me JerseyBirds is DOA
> I won't believe it.
> I know Sandra, Yong and myself won't go down without some kicking,
> screaming, and dirt kicking.
> Nor will the 49 other States that still maintain a ListServe posting service
> Good Posting,
> Harvey Tomlinson
> Del haven, NJ


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Date: 4/5/19 2:50 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds LIVES; Snow falls; Garret Mountain produces (Long post)
You tell 'em, Harvey. And here's a "descriptive post" that would be way too long for Facebook...



Jerseybirders,



Today, I took a 2+ mile stroll in a long loop around Garret Mountain, starting at the "Elvis" lot, working my way to the southernmost point, circling around to the Great Horned Owl roosting spot overlook (it wasn't there), and coming back via the soon-to-be-installed deer exclosure and the pond. (Continuing my complaints about flora management: why did the exclosure planners believe they had to cut a NEW 10' wide swath of now-barren ground to build the upper side of the exclosure, when there was a perfectly good 12' wide trail there already? Couldn't they have installed the posts at the edge of the existing trail, instead of killing off yet more vegetation by bulldozing a whole new path?)



The birding was surprisingly good, considering overcast skies, precipitation, and below 40 degree temps (It was snowing when I got out of my car?!). Right at the beginning, I observed two intensely pigmented Pine Warblers foraging alongside Robins (what a size difference!) on the ground. I guess in the Spring that's typical, but it surely made me appreciate early-arriving warblers which don't give you a crick in the neck trying to see them. The Eastern Screech-Owl that had been roosting in an "abandoned" Pileated hole has evidently been evicted by the male Pileated, who was doing some preparatory work for a nest, hacking and chopping away, with his ladylove close by, drumming from various trees and "supervising." Up on the ridge, a really nice Fox Sparrow foraged with the Song Sparrow flock at the dump. A Field Sparrow was singing in the scattered barberry tussocks above the Triple Lot. And, whaddaya know, among the 30-some Tree Swallows and half-dozen Rough-winged Swallows swooping and diving over the water, there was my first of year Barn Swallow! Overhead, an Osprey hunted, while three Great Blue Herons made a majestic flyby, looking like those big Air Force jets that fly up the Hudson during Fleet Week: one pass, and then gone (Earlier, I'd watched a Cooper's Hawk soar in over Paterson and head SOUTH?). Two Mallards flushed out of a tree (??) like Wood Ducks. Do Mallards rest in trees with any regularity? The last new bird was a fresh-plumaged male Eastern Towhee, a testament to how beautiful a bird can be in only three colors.


E-Bird's challenge this month is to include photos. OK, I thought, I'll try. With my inexpensive (and low megapixel) Panasonic Lumix unit, I took a few shots which are included in the e-bird list (Pine Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, and Towhee). I have to admit that it was fun trying to get a nice photo; eventually, a good camera rig will be part of the equipment in my car's boot.

Thirty-eight species observed in all, a fine morning despite near-wintry weather.



Good birding (and long life to Jerseybirds!)



Marc Chelemer

Tenafly

(469)



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Subject: [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds



Hi Jersey Birders,

JBirds...DOA....Bull!


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Date: 4/5/19 2:08 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] JerseyBirds
Hi Jersey Birders,
JBirds...DOA....Bull!
Facebook is more about photographers postings their pics even though the
administrators have hoped for more.
Nothing wrong with posting beautiful photos but JBirds lets you tell your
story, share sightings,and have some fun......
Oh I'm sure I'll take some heat for this post especially from Facebook fans
but until JBird Queen Laurie Larson tells me JerseyBirds is DOA
I won't believe it.
I know Sandra, Yong and myself won't go down without some kicking,
screaming, and dirt kicking.
Nor will the 49 other States that still maintain a ListServe posting service
Good Posting,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del haven, NJ


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Date: 4/5/19 1:45 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment -Re: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - shorebirds, Heislerville
Thank you Sandra for your post. The other day, a very much respected and
an expert NJ birder wrote to me to state that JBirds is DOA. She/He also
stopped posting for now.

I am writing to report of shorebirds at Brig today as a follow-up to
Sandra's report at H'ville. The usual y'egs and Dunlins at Marker 4.

At Marker 15, where Brig biologists used to blow horns to keep snow geese
away from eating the spartina marsh to death. I believe it was during the
late 80's. At the exposed mud area where spartina marsh used to be, if one
cares to look via scope shorebirds could be observed. BBPL and Dunlins and
Y'legs.

There was one particular BBPL that peeked my interest. It was much smaller
than the rest of the BBPL and had a dark cap and very thin and short bill.
Due to the great distance, light rain, wind and cold, I was not able to
fully rule out it is just a standard Juv BBPL.

Now looking back to those my birding days at Brig in the late 80's, I have
transformed into those birders that I used to make fun of. That is,
shorebird birders whom I used to see with scope pointed at infinity not to
mention against the sun hoping to get a view of those very distant
shorebirds. It is what I call HT's Kool-Aid.

Yong Kong
Camden County

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From: Sandra Keller
Sent: Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:28 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - shorebirds, Heislerville

Hello,
I missed the Gannet show. Am told thats best in the morning. Maybe
next
week. Best spot for shorebirds was Bivalve - High St. Had more shorebirds at
the north impoundment - Heislerville. And the Heislerville Cove. It was near
low
tide. Still early yet! No sign of any impoundment being drawn down yet.
Glossy Ibis flying in various areas. I couldn't find any on the ground
though.
Osprey and Laughing Gulls everywhere.

Butterfly notes - anglewings everywhere. None on the ground for me to scan
closely though.

Still awaiting my first dragonfly!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 4/5/19 12:33 pm
From: vincent N <vfn7...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Friends of Rogers Refuge: Princeton
The Friends of Rogers Refuge will be holding their 2019 opening meeting on 13 April (Saturday) at 2:00 at 38 Gordon Way, Princeton. It will be hosted by Lee Varian (<lee.c.varian...>). There will be limited parking on Gordon Way but more spots are located at the municipal lot beside the firestation on North Harrison.

The refuge has been making strides in regaining its viability as an avian oasis. Interested people should try to attend this meeting or Email Lee for more information.

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Date: 4/4/19 6:06 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] surf scoter - excellent numbers - east point
And how could I forget my filter destroying 106 Surf Scoters off of East point? Wow!
A final staging flock before heading north?? It’s been a great winter and early spring down
here in Cumberland for the sea ducks.


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Date: 4/4/19 5:28 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cumberland - shorebirds, Heislerville
Hello,
I missed the Gannet show. Am told thats best in the morning. Maybe next
week. Best spot for shorebirds was Bivalve - High St. Had more shorebirds at
the north impoundment - Heislerville. And the Heislerville Cove. It was near low
tide. Still early yet! No sign of any impoundment being drawn down yet.
Glossy Ibis flying in various areas. I couldn't find any on the ground though.
Osprey and Laughing Gulls everywhere.

Butterfly notes - anglewings everywhere. None on the ground for me to scan
closely though.

Still awaiting my first dragonfly!

Good birding all.

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Date: 4/4/19 5:17 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-4-19. No Townsend's Solitaire today
Manahawkin WMA hosted 2 Blue-winged Teal, 30 Green-winged Teal, Bonaparte's
Gull, 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and a Ring-necked Pheasant.

Island Beach State Park in Berkeley hosted 54 species! Common Merganser,
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Forster's Tern, 200+ Northern Gannets, 3 Great
Cormorants, 20 Great Blue Herons, Great Egret, 8 Snowy Egrets, Tricolored
Heron, 3 Black Vultures ( Very uncommon for that area! ), 13 Osprey, 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 7 Eastern Phoebes, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and
a Gray Catbird.
Nature notes: 8 seals lounging on rock outcropping behind inlet and a pod
of dolphins off the surf.

Lakehurst Railroad Tracks hosted a Palm Warbler.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR - Good Luck Point hosted a Spotted Sandpiper.

Barnegat Inlet hosted 4 Harlequin Ducks and a Merlin.

Cattus Island County Park in Toms River hosted a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

848 Ensign Drive, Lacey Township hosted 2 Tricolored Herons.

Lake of the Lilies hosted a Redhead.

Butterfly notes from yesterday: Lakehurst Railroad Tracks hosted a
Blueberry Azure ( Marginata form )

Province Line Road hosted a Spring form Summer Azure. Earliest record for
Ocean County! ID confirmed by David Wright!

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Date: 4/4/19 2:10 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Negative on Townsend's Solitaire today
I thought I'd report negative news on the Townsend's solitaire today in
case anyone was wondering.  I was there from noon to 2:30, and I had
encountered another birder departing as I arrived, who likewise had
neither seen nor heard the bird in the morning. It's possible that
someone may have seen it and reported it only on the Ocean County text
alert.  If anyone did see it, please do report it to Jerseybirds (or
send me an email and I'll correct).

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Somerset



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Date: 4/4/19 2:19 am
From: Walter Gura <waltg19149...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Phragmites
Thank you, Ted, for the heads up on this article. It seems it was
originally published on the website "The Conversation". The article there
also highlights many links to other articles for further reading.

http://theconversation.com/as-climate-change-erodes-us-coastlines-an-invasive-plant-could-become-an-ally-111162


Good birding and reading to all,
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Philadelphia
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Date: 4/3/19 5:07 pm
From: Philip Witt <phwitt...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird-wildlife photography workshop Saturday
Bird listers--This Sat,  April 6, 1-3:30 pm, I'll be giving a
bird/wildlife photography workshop at NJ Audubon's Scherman Hoffman
Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville. (Participants are encouraged to
bring a few images on a flash drive to discuss, time permitting.)


Fee: $12 NJA members; $25 non-members


Register at 908-396-6386 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Phil Witt
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Date: 4/3/19 3:54 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-3-19. Townsend's Solitaire continues!
Manahawkin WMA hosted 2 Blue-winged Teal, 30 Green-winged Teal, Wilson's
Snipe, Both Yellowlegs, 23 Snowy Egrets, Ring-necked Pheasant, and
a Townsend's Solitaire.

Cloverdale Farm hosted a Wood Duck.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Barnegat hosted 50 Gadwall and 120 Green-winged Teal.

Island Beach SP--South Beach to Inlet hosted 2 Common Eiders, Bonaparte's
Gull, and a Great Cormorant.

Barnegat Light State Park hosted 5 Harlequin Ducks, Red-throated Loon, and
150 Northern Gannets.

Good birding,
Shawn


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Date: 4/3/19 3:17 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] Phragmites (2)
Ted,

Thank you for the most interesting article (to me at least). I can even put
my hand on the bible and say this Phrag article is just as interesting to me
than my arm-chair birding about the Manasquan WMA's TOSO via ebird.

I found the paragraph that stated *However, during storms, taller and denser
plants provide better protection than shorter, sparser ones.* most
interesting.

Reason ? Not to long ago I submitted a comment to those experts that
specialize in coastal hazards and protecting coastal infrastructure from
hurricane (example, Harvey), above normal flooding events, and storm surge,
etc.

I suggested *nature-based solutions* using phrags, where appropriate, to
combat those issues mentioned above. That is by planting phrags with
enclosures such as metal sheeting to prevent *out-of-control* expansion, or
maintain existing phrags (again with some sort of control measures such as
metal sheeting, materials similar to bulkheads along the waterfront homes
and marinas) at those most vulnerable coastal areas.

My feeling was, as here in JBirds, those experts did not think my whacky
comment was a bright one.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Phragmites (2)

Sorry, I had a typo in the link to the Phragmites article:

https://wtop.com/animals-pets/2019/04/as-climate-change-erodes-us-coastlines-an-invasive-plant-could-become-an-ally/


Ted Chase


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Date: 4/3/19 9:23 am
From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Phragmites (2)
Sorry, I had a typo in the link to the Phragmites article:

https://wtop.com/animals-pets/2019/04/as-climate-change-erodes-us-coastlines-an-invasive-plant-could-become-an-ally/


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Date: 4/3/19 9:05 am
From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Phragmites
I suspect that most birders have an opinion on Phragmites, probably negative, if only because the reeds make it hard to see marsh birds. You might find the article by Judith Weis, ecologist at Rutgers Newark, interesting, as I did..

https://wtop.com/animals-pets/2019/04/as-climate-change-erodes-us-coastlines-an-invasive-plant-could-becomne-an-ally/

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Date: 4/3/19 8:09 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Kenn Kaufman - BirdCallsRadio
Thought many of your would be interested in my next guest, Kenn Kaufman about his exciting new book, A Season On The Wind, Inside the world of spring migration.
Lots of tidbits and perfect timing as spring begins! https://birdcallsradio.com/

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson


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Date: 4/2/19 7:34 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-2-19. TOSO continues!
Manahawkin WMA hosted 2 Blue-winged Teal, 25 Green-winged Teal, 2 Least
Sandpipers, Both Yellowlegs, Glossy Ibis, Red-shouldered Hawk, a possible
Pileated Woodpecker ( only jackhammer drumming was heard ), Winter Wren,
Townsend's Solitaire, Wilson's Snipe, 2 Wood Ducks, and a Ruby-crowned
Kinglet.

Island Beach State Park in Berkeley hosted a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Barnegat hosted 50 Gadwalls, and 100 Green-winged
Teal.

Good birding,
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Date: 4/2/19 4:31 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Surrounding habitat of Townsend's Solitaire at Manahawkin WMA
This is not my personal TOSO sighting report since I was unable to document the bird the day I visited via photo doc or recording.

Whacky birder that I am I spend a lot of time going back in time trying to get a glimpse of what birding was like *back in the old days*. For those who may be interested in what birding would have been like if you had visited the TOSO sighting area back in 1931 (Witmer Stone birding days in NJ ?), click the link below and type in *Hilliard Blvd, Stafford Township, NJ*.

Then click on the 1931 aerial link. You would see that the Field Two was once a part of a much larger agricultural field.

Then click on the 1972 aerial link. You would see the dirt road along the deer foot plots that eventually ends at Stafford Road. That is the route I also took in search of TOSO, Pileated, and any other birds that I could find. I highly recommended it to those who want to venture out and go birding deep in the woods where birders typically may not visit.

https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer

Yong Kong
Camden County




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Date: 4/2/19 3:10 pm
From: Andrew Block <000006a6ea4d1677-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Solitaire and thanks
Just wanted to say thanks to Larry Zirlin for the perfect directions that enabled me to finally get a solitaire for NJ.  A long time nemesis in the state.  Was able to get some photos and great looks at it this early pm.  It was still there as of 1pm today.  This bird gave the closest looks by far of any solitaire I've seen in the east, what a great bird.  Anyone else who needs directions should use Larry's posted yesterday.
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
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Date: 4/2/19 1:44 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] April bird - the Solitaire
Yes! Month birding is starting well! Success on the Solitaire! Thanks all! I didn’t know that spot.
I will add a map to my ebird report. It will be in the comments. Only bird pics are supposed to
be in the species account. Anyway, hopefully that helps others. Alas, birds move. And wasn’t
there after Marilyn and I walked back from the impoundment area. Cloudy by then, not the
nice sunny edge when we all had the bird. I think it will stick. But get there ASAP! And it seems to
be a noonish time frame bird.

Winter Wren and BW Teal were also new for the county. Winter Wren maybe have - stuck on
2005 entering stuff into ebird.

I was looking through my BirdBrain records. Did I have Townsend’s for April? No. Jan. March.
And now April. Have the one at Sandy Hook in 2008 to get in. Other than that…. Can’t figure out
why I didn’t chase the Cumberland one for Feb. Or maybe I did and missed.

Good birding all.


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Date: 4/2/19 1:31 pm
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-headed Gulls and Belleplain Arrivals
Hi Jersey Birders,
Some notes from the field:
On March 29th while Butterflying with Jack Miller along Old Robbins Rd in
Belleplain I watched my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird ( RTHU ) taking
offense to a Pine Warbler singing in a pine.
It flew in, exchanged some "words" with the warbler and chased it off.
Male RTHU are the first to arrive...scouts if you will, not that I know
how they pass on information on local conditions, but scouts sounds
magical..
I posted my sighting to Hummingbird Central ( https://hummingbirdcentral
.com/hummingbird-migration-spring-2019-map.htm ) a neat website that not
only tracks RTHU arrivals but offers lots of other info.
There are a few somewhat local sightings posted including one NW of us in
Pa so it's time to clean up and put out your feeders.
The real push is probably a few weeks off but "scouts" could use the help .

Black-headed Gulls ( BHGU ) continue at Miami Ave with 2 Adults in full
plumage at the sand spit.
Miami and Norbury's Landing are best birded 2.5 hours before or after High
Tide.
Use North Highlands Beach tide buoy to plan your visit. Anytime is really
OK but I find the falling tide to be best.
This morning I found 2 BHGU, hundreds of BB Plovers, Dunlin, and Sanderlings
.
Won't be long before the real Peeps and Dowitchers arrive !

I stopped at Jake's Landing before the rain and had 3 Yellow-throated
warblers, 4 Pine warblers, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Louisiana Waterthrush is probably in, but I was late and never made Sunset
Rd.
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Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
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Date: 4/1/19 9:09 pm
From: Laurie Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Solitaire at Manahawkin WMA
Larry,

Thank you for the clear directions.

There are photos on Ebird and a video on YouTube.

If I recall correctly the first report was of two birds. Has anyone else seen the second bird?

Some reports early on suggested that recordings are being used in an effort to see this bird. I hope birders will desist with this now that the bird’s location and behavior are becoming clearer. What happened to the belief that this is unethical, which was prevalent in the not so distant past? Even if you don’t believe this stresses the bird, at least avoid chasing it away (as a persistent, invisible digital competitor will probably do) so that others may have a chance to see it.

Thanks,
Laurie




> On Apr 1, 2019, at 6:36 PM, Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...> wrote:
>
> I stumbled upon the Townsend's Solitaire this afternoon at Manahawkin WMA about 1:45. The bird disappeared for about an hour until it was refound by Don Crawford. There seems to be a lot of confusion about where the "second field" is, so, as a public service, here, I think are the simplest directions to the bird's location.
>
> Park in the lot on Hilliard Blvd.
>
> Walk on the trail that has a PVC pipe on a chain across it at its start.
>
> When you come to a fork in the trail, stay on the right. At that point, you will have passed the "First Field."
>
> Walk a little more through the woods until you come out to another opening. That is the Second Field. The bird seems to like to stay on the left in the woods, which hug the path you'll be on. There is a small, short, trail on the left that runs down to a ditch at the far end of the field, which is where I originally saw the bird today. Other birders went on the trail later and found the bird in there.
>
>
> (If you keep walking past the second field you will eventually make a left and be out by the impoundments. Plenty of interesting birds there too. If you keep walking and make a right at the "T" you will, after about 1000 feet, come to Stafford Ave, AKA the Bridge to Nowhere).
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Larry Zirlin
> Whiting, NJ
> http://birdsandwords-larryz.blogspot.com/
>
>
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Date: 4/1/19 4:18 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 4-1-19. Townsend's Solitaire continues!
Lake of the Lilies hosted a Northern Pintail.

Manahawkin WMA hosted 2 Blue-winged Teal, 42 Green-winged Teal, both
Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, and the continuing Townsend's Solitaire.
Located in second field on way to back pond.
Quite a few birders saw it today.

Lots of Great and Snowy Egret reports as well as American Oystercatchers.

Good birding,
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Date: 4/1/19 3:36 pm
From: Larry Zirlin <larry-zirlin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Solitaire at Manahawkin WMA
I stumbled upon the Townsend's Solitaire this afternoon at Manahawkin WMA about 1:45. The bird disappeared for about an hour until it was refound by Don Crawford. There seems to be a lot of confusion about where the "second field" is, so, as a public service, here, I think are the simplest directions to the bird's location.

Park in the lot on Hilliard Blvd.

Walk on the trail that has a PVC pipe on a chain across it at its start.

When you come to a fork in the trail, stay on the right. At that point, you will have passed the "First Field."

Walk a little more through the woods until you come out to another opening. That is the Second Field. The bird seems to like to stay on the left in the woods, which hug the path you'll be on. There is a small, short, trail on the left that runs down to a ditch at the far end of the field, which is where I originally saw the bird today. Other birders went on the trail later and found the bird in there.


(If you keep walking past the second field you will eventually make a left and be out by the impoundments. Plenty of interesting birds there too. If you keep walking and make a right at the "T" you will, after about 1000 feet, come to Stafford Ave, AKA the Bridge to Nowhere).


Hope this helps.

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Date: 4/1/19 2:56 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
Funny!! :-)

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 7:58 AM Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
wrote:

> Hi Jersey Birders,
> Long time no post.
> Here we are on the cusp of shorebird migration and I am cringing to say I
> am stumped by the Peeps I found roosting on the Stone Harbor Point Jetty.
> Lynn Pollard and Tom Reed have reported Piping Plovers.
> Yong Kong has reported Least Sandpipers.
> Bob Dodleson has reported Lesser Yellowlegs.
> And here I am reporting mystery Peeps......Really?
> Find me a hole to crawl into.
> Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
> Harvey Tomlinson
> Del Haven, NJ
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Date: 4/1/19 1:22 pm
From: <denat01...> <000006db6638e63f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
Good to see your name on a post again, Harvey.

I think what you're looking at are Yellow Sugarlings. You see them sometimes on the jetties, but they mysteriously disappear at high tide - sometimes leaving a telltale yellow smudge on nearby rocks.

Happy to help you with the id. ;)

Dena Temple
Waveland, MS
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Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2019 07:58:19 -0400
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps

> Hi Jersey Birders,
> Long time no post.
> Here we are on the cusp of shorebird migration and I am cringing to say I
> am stumped by the Peeps I found roosting on the Stone Harbor Point Jetty.
> Lynn Pollard and Tom Reed have reported Piping Plovers.
> Yong Kong has reported Least Sandpipers.
> Bob Dodleson has reported Lesser Yellowlegs.
> And here I am reporting mystery Peeps......Really?
> Find me a hole to crawl into.
> Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
> Harvey Tomlinson
> Del Haven, NJ
>
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Date: 4/1/19 12:53 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Updates on rarities: Townsend's solitaire, boreal chickadee
The Townsend's solitaire reported two days ago at Manahawkin WMA is
still present today, 4/1/19, at the end of Hilliard Boulevard.

The boreal chickadee is still visiting the suet feeder at Merrill Creek.

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Date: 4/1/19 11:04 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Local birding - horned grebes and phoebes
I had a Salem hot spot all picked out to bird. No checklists for April. And then
I looked at the forecast for today. Cold and windy. I checked some local spots
from my car.....

Phoebes around Harleigh Cemetery in Camden.
White- crowned sparrows at the Dream Park in Gloucester. I would have preferred
Pipit.
And Horned Grebes in the cove at Floodgates. Beautiful in their breeding plumage.
They had already drifted away when I left. But that is a good area.

March notes - No March Pileated. And I spent a lot of time on that! Oh well...

Good birding all.

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Date: 4/1/19 6:31 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Garret Mountain 3/31: birding amidst deforestation?
Jerseybirders,

Like Harvey Tomlinson, it's been awhile since I've posted here on this Listserv. Someone reminded me of this yesterday and I decided I better jump back in.

I had the morning to bird yesterday, and went to Garret Mountain in Paterson. Garret is a study in the resilience and determination of birds in the face of attempts by humans to make a location completely bird-free. Passaic County's failure to control the ever-burgeoning (and now almost tame) deer population means that there is now not a single living plant lower than 8 feet anywhere in the park except for barberry. A tree-cutting effort has clearly been in full force by the park maintenance team, given the number of newly hewn trunks visible everywhere. The dredging of the south end, which removed the tiny "marsh" that for years invited short-term visits by shorebirds, also eliminated lots of bushes, tangles, and cover on the nearby shore, formerly enjoyed by passerines who like to be near water. The expansion of the equestrian area removed additional trees and vegetation. It's really sad to see. I did learn that a deer EXclosure will be built to surround 15 acres in the center of the park. That's a good thing, as long as a careful effort is made to drive the deer out FIRST! I wonder how long it will take for the ground vegetation to regrow to the point where tangle-loving species like Kentucky Warblers will visit again for anything longer than an hour.

Yet, the birds continue to arrive, visit, and provide viewing opportunities. I made three separate one-way trips through the park yesterday: one along the ridge, one in a lazy Z from ridge to center to pond-side, and another along "Wilson Avenue." Each pass yielded slightly different species, helped along by Garret experts Bill Elrick and Fred Pfeiffer and several other Garret regulars. There were no warblers during "pass 1," but there was a Purple Finch and FOY Chipping Sparrows. A FOY (for me, at Garret) Pine Warbler appeared at the very end of Pass 2. And then, by chance, I stopped at Wilson Avenue and there found several Pine Warblers and was shown a FOY Palm Warbler. Then, while watching one of the Pines, I saw something moving around right behind it. Changing the focus on my binoculars, I saw...whaddaya know?...a slim and very active Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher!

Fred P. later said that this might have been one of the earliest such occurrences in his long and encyclopedic memory of bird sightings at Garret. It made for a nice ending to an enjoyable morning. I logged 42 species for the morning.

Good birding, everyone, now that Spring is here!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 4/1/19 6:13 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Peeps
Yellowhammers?


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Date: 4/1/19 6:06 am
From: Karenne Snow <njwren46...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
Good one!!!

Karenne

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 7:59 AM Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> wrote:

> Hi Jersey Birders,
> Long time no post.
> Here we are on the cusp of shorebird migration and I am cringing to say I
> am stumped by the Peeps I found roosting on the Stone Harbor Point Jetty.
> Lynn Pollard and Tom Reed have reported Piping Plovers.
> Yong Kong has reported Least Sandpipers.
> Bob Dodleson has reported Lesser Yellowlegs.
> And here I am reporting mystery Peeps......Really?
> Find me a hole to crawl into.
> Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
> Harvey Tomlinson
> Del Haven, NJ
>
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Date: 4/1/19 4:59 am
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mystery Peeps
Hi Jersey Birders,
Long time no post.
Here we are on the cusp of shorebird migration and I am cringing to say I
am stumped by the Peeps I found roosting on the Stone Harbor Point Jetty.
Lynn Pollard and Tom Reed have reported Piping Plovers.
Yong Kong has reported Least Sandpipers.
Bob Dodleson has reported Lesser Yellowlegs.
And here I am reporting mystery Peeps......Really?
Find me a hole to crawl into.
Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
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Date: 3/31/19 4:36 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 3-31-19. TOSO continues!
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Bayshore Dr Impoundments hosted 23 Gadwall and 68
Green-winged Teal.

Point Pleasant Beach--Washington Avenue Beach hosted 42 Northern Gannets.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 1 Redhead.

Stafford Preserve hosted 3 Horned Larks.

Stanley H. 'Tip' Seaman County Park hosted 2 Northern Rough-winged
Swallows, 25 Tree Swallows, Merlin, and 2 Common Goldeneyes.

Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted 1 Common Eider, 14 Harlequin Ducks, and 150+
Northern Gannets.

White's Bog hosted 3 Wood Ducks

Manahawkin WMA hosted 2 Blue-winged Teal, 42 Green-winged Teal, 23 Greater
Yellowlegs, Great Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Townsend's Solitaire
( Calling bird. Heard about 4 times in 10 minutes. Moving around through
woods by third or fourth field in back. Unable to locate. Kept calling and
moving around. Single note high pitched whistle. Fluid. Not sharp or shrill
like Red-wiged Blackbirg or Brown-headed Cowbird single note calls. Not
deep like a spring peeper.) 4 Rusty Blackbirds, and a Brown Thrasher.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Holgate hosted a Piping Plover and a Lesser
Black-backed Gull.

Tuckerton--Great Bay Bvld. WMA hosted an American Kestrel.

Mizzen Rd, Toms River hosted 125 Greater Scaup and a Horned Grebe.

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Date: 3/30/19 8:07 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Seaside Heights boardwalk 15 minute sea watch
I went to the Seaside Heights boardwalk at dusk today and checked out the
ocean for 15 minutes while waiting to be seated at the Sawmill.

Counted 88 Laughing Gulls and 345 Northern Gannets.

Good birding,
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Date: 3/30/19 3:20 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 3-30-19
Forest Resource Education Center hosted 2 Wood Ducks.

Butterfly Bogs in Jackson hosted 20 Gadwalls.

Manahawkin WMA hosted a Ring-necked Pheasant, 3 Blue-winged Teal, and 32
Green-winged Teal.

Cattus Island County Park in Toms River hosted 250 Greater Scaup, 100
Bufflehead, Hairy Woodpecker, and an Eastern Towhee.

Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted a Fox Sparrow.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Holgate hosted a Piping Plover and 300+ Northern
Gannets.

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Date: 3/29/19 5:53 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] My TOSO chase at Manahawkin WMA-Negative
My TOSO chase today is a confirmation that I do not and should not chase birds cuz I just suck at it. Two part story.

First, bit worried about the panic attack that may set it, I did meet up with a group in the morning. No luck. Since I rarely bird with a group I most watched other birders how they conduct their business in search of birds rather then looking for birds for myself.

Second part of the story. I decided to venture out on my own again in search of TOSO in YK style. That means look at every appropriate TOSO habitat where typical birders may not go. That also meant bush-whack into those deer foot plots that I saw on the Google Earth the night before.

While looking for Pileated I got severely turned around and got lost in the woods. But I did managed to find each and every deer food plot. At one the food plots I thought I heard the TOSO call but could not get the visual or photo doc I needed. It could be just my bird brain that I was playing the calls in the car before I hit the woods so biased opinion ?

Also, did not spend too much effort in search there. Reason ? I was in a kind of panic mode that I may not find the nearest paved road before dark and was afraid to spend the night in the woods.

Photos of my day on Flickr below for those who care to take a peek.

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

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 3/29/19 5:15 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights 3-29-19
Manahawkin WMA hosted 2 Snowy Egrets, 6 Blue-winged Teal, 12 Green-winged
Teal, Both Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, 2 Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Heron,
Rusty Blackbird, and 2 Fox Sparrows.

Double Trouble State Park hosted a Great Horned Owl.

Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted a Common Eider, 14 Harlequin Ducks, 69
Long-tailed Ducks, Great Cormorant, Chipping Sparrow, and a Dark-eyed Junco
which was found on the jetty!

Metedeconk Preserve hosted 2 Wood Ducks and a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 1 female Redhead.

1 mile east of manasquan Inlet hosted all 3 Scoters, 2 Common Goldeneyes,
29 American Oystercatchers, 5 American Woodcocks, 6 Wilson's Snipe, 4
Red-throated Loons, American Bittern, 2 American Kestrels, 2 Merlins, 52
Eastern Phoebes, 15 Brown Creepers, Winter Wren, 95 Golden-crowned
Kinglets, 8 Fox Sparrows, and 18 Yellow-rumped Warblers. This is all within
6 hours.

Good birding,
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Date: 3/28/19 6:52 pm
From: Aiden Dartley <adartley123...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] 2x Townsend’s solitaires, Manahawkin
Bill Scullion, backed with photos, reported not one, but two Townsend’s
solitaires this afternoon from Manahawkin WMA. Unfortunately his checklist
lacks details as to the precise location.


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Date: 3/28/19 6:24 pm
From: Scott Barnes <scott.barnes...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ Young Birders Conference & upcoming trips
Jerseybirds,

NJ Audubon had our first annual Young Birders Conference at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science. A blog post about the day is below.

We're always looking for youth interested in birds and natural history to join the club (it's free). Upcoming trips in April are Sandy Hook and Petty's Island.

https://njaudubon.org/1st-annual-nj-young-birders-conference/

Good birding,

Scott Barnes
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Date: 3/28/19 4:31 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Hartshorne Woods
Its always great when I move to a new area and find the local bald eagle nest. They are so ubiquitous now that no matter what part of NJ you are in, there is a nearby nest although most are not ever visited. Today I found the one at Hartshorne Woods, a nest that shares many common characteristics as the Manasquan nest. Both are on the north side of a large body of water. Both are totally stick nests and are on trees at the waters edge. The best viewing area is just across the bridge going north on Oceanic Bridge. Theres a parking area/beach just over the bridge where you can see them.
https://flic.kr/p/2fgLqBo
It was super windy but I saw a nest exchange as well as the female totally attack an osprey that got too close. When the weather gets a little calmer, Ill set up a scope there. In the wood themselves were a FOY eastern phoebe, a small flock of golden crowned kinglets and a ruby thrown in for good measure. Also had a belted kingfisher, 4 eurasian wigeon, 12 black duck, and 4 female hooded mergansers. I also found the corpse of a swan on the shoreline.

Another note is that I was able to watch the ridge that makes the top of Hartshorne Woods and saw some 100+ black and turkey vulture migrating on the wind. If I had more time I would have picked through them looking for the random GE but today would have been the day for it.

Great birding,
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Date: 3/28/19 4:11 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County highlights 3-28-19
Manasquan River WMA (Ridge Rd Access) hosted 8 Eastern Phoebes, 5 Field
Sparrows, 2 Fox Sparrows, and a Swamp Sparrow.

Lochiel Creek County Park hosted 3 Chipping Sparrows and an Eastern Towhee.

Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted 6 Harlequin Ducks and 45 Long-tailed Ducks.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 30 Lesser Scaup and a Common Goldeneye.

Cattus Island County Park in Toms River hosted a Hairy Woodpecker, 3
Eastern Phoebes, and a Pine Warbler.

Manahawkin WMA hosted 5 Blue-winged Teal, 16 Green-winged Teal, and 3 Tree
Swallows.

Stafford Preserve hosted 3 Horned Larks.

Good birding,
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Date: 3/28/19 3:39 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eurasian Teal, YC Night heron, BH Gull
What a great day! A bit colder than I expected, but some nice birds.

In no particular order -

I finally tracked down that Eurasian Teal. That northern section of
the north impoundment - Heislerville, Cumberland. A long walk from the
south - from now on I will hit there from the north end. Scope gets
heavy to lug! The northern parking lot is off of Menhaden Rd. Lots of
shorebirds feeding there also.

An adult YC Night-heron was back at the Avalon spot. Probably a March
bird! Nice!

And Miami Ave. - the Villas was great. The gull show there is good. I
couldn't find a Little Gull, but the BH Gull was nice.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 3/27/19 7:43 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Recent Cape May Co. notes-- Eared Grebe, migrants/arrivals
Spring is slowly becoming a reality along the southern coast, where
migration has generally progressed at a slow but steady pace over the past
week or so, happily interrupted by a couple bursts along the way.

There was a fair arrival of various short-distance migrants Monday morning,
following the season's first obvious movement on NEXRAD radar the night
before. Prominent players in this wave included Song Sparrow (easily 200+
at Cape May Pt), Northern Flicker (50+), Golden-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed
Junco, and Brown Creeper, plus lighter but still noticeable upticks in
numbers of Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow, and Pine Warbler. A Vesper Sparrow at
the Rea Farm made for an excellent spring find. Monday also brought the
season's first visible movement of wading birds, with 157 Great Blue Herons
and 87 Great Egrets migrating across Delaware Bay as recorded at the Cape
May Springwatch, which now enjoys "official" status as a CMBO project
thanks to the generous support of private donors and Zeiss Sports Optics.
Folks can view daily results from the count at trektellen.org; monitoring
will continue at the Coral Ave dune crossing each morning through May 31.

Waterbirds represent a major feature in our spring monitoring efforts, and
we are close to the traditional peak window for Northern Gannet and
Red-throated Loon. Both showed well at Cape May Pt today, with 5500+
Gannets (almost all adults) and 500+ Red-throated Loons tallied over four
hours this morning, and somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 Gannets exiting
the bay this evening. Common Loons are also just starting to move, with a
few noted during each of the past few mornings. These join growing numbers
of Laughing Gulls, Double-crested Cormorants, and Osprey now migrating
through the mouth of the bay on a daily basis.

In the arrivals department, the Cape's first(?) Snowy Egrets of the season
were noted at Reed's Beach yesterday afternoon, and Palm Warblers have
appeared at several locations over the past couple days. Favorable winds
and warmer weather during the next few nights should usher in the next wave
of arrivals, i.e. Yellow-throated Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Purple Martin, and hopefully more.

Rarities have been expectedly thin given our location on the calendar, but
a/the Eared Grebe flew west past Cape May Pt this morning with two Horned
Grebes, and a Common Raven (still very rare at Cape Island) put in a brief
appearance over Cape May Pt last Wednesday. The Ravens at Beesley's Pt are
again present this spring, but it's unclear if they are nesting and they
seem to be receiving a lot of attention from the Peregrines also present at
the B.L. England plant. An adult Little Gull was reported at Reed's Beach
on the 19th, followed by the same/another at Miami Ave, Villas on the 20th.
At least 3 Black-headed Gulls (two adults, one first cycle) have also been
noted at Miami Ave in recent days.


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tr


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Date: 3/27/19 4:07 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and Highlights 3-27-19
500 Oberlin Avenue South, Lakewood Township hosted a Common Raven.

Manahawkin WMA hosted 30 Green-winged Teal, 9 Greater Yellowlegs, Brown
Thrasher, and a Rusty Blackbird.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Barnegat hosted 6 Greater Yellowlegs and 1 Lesser
Yellowlegs.

Barnegat Lighthouse SP hosted 3 Harlequin Ducks.

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Date: 3/27/19 3:51 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] clarification on the gyr
It seems the pics I noticed on the groupme were from a few days ago.
I will head to Cape May as planned Thursday. Although that bird seems
to show up every now and then at Forsythe......

Sandra Keller

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Date: 3/27/19 3:23 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] thursday thoughts
I was helping with the fourth graders in Cumberland today. Citizens United
runs a great event with the schools there. Still not much fos for me.
Except a Seaside Sparrow was nice! I am thinking a wintering breeder,
it decided to practice its song. No, not a March bird.... but maybe a
Cumberland March bird!

I was thinking the Villas for the gulls, then Avalon for Piping Plover,
then Cumberland spots like Heislerville for butterflies and whatever else.
And now I get the alert that the Gyr was seen again at Forsythe.
Either yesterday or this morning.

Gee, another try at a month bird? And a county bird? Choices, choices....
I love it!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 3/26/19 10:12 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Johnson Park Eagle
Just wanted to mention that the Johnson Park eagle has been perched in the “eagle tree” fairly reliably recently in the 7:00-7:30 AM time frame. Piscataway.

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Date: 3/26/19 9:51 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Serenditity at Troy Meadows
Headed to Troy this morning and found Troy Meadows Road closed.  Turned onto an adjacent dead end street and decided to check a damp trailess woodlot.I'm glad I did. Spent an hour in an area maybe 600 feet square.  I was greeted by a very vocal and visible pileated...later a second bird.  Part way thru the walk I watched a pileated excavate a fallen tree for 10 minutes.  Wow!Anyway I was also greeted by a familiar song and soon saw my FOS yellow- rumped warbler.  There followed 4 different sightings of brown creeper...more than one, or I hyperactive creeper?A brushy tangle then yielded fox sparrow and a couple chipping sparrows.  All this to the background music of white-throateds, and all.  the regular woodland species.Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 3/26/19 6:30 am
From: John Collins <jjcbirder...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FOY Chipping Sparrow
Just saw my first Chipping Sparrow of the year at my feeders here in
Raritan Borough.
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John J. Collins
Raritan, NJ


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Date: 3/26/19 6:27 am
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Feeder Observations
Hi JerseyBirders:

New arrivals to the feeder today included Eastern Towhee and Fox Sparrow. Junco numbers down. Black vultures may be moving into the neighborhood as they have been observed flying locally the last few days.

Good birding all.

Sandra McNicol
Kingwood Township


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