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2/20/19 1:42 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 2-20-19, not much action today
2/20/19 5:50 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe continues, Cape May Co.
2/19/19 8:31 pm bramble <bramble...> [JERSEYBI] Bergen Audubon meeting and program cancelled due to weather
2/19/19 5:10 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and Highlights 2-19-19. The Pacific Loon is back!
2/19/19 5:02 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe continues, Cape May Co.
2/19/19 4:26 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Tom Cade, Founder of the Peregrine Fund, dies
2/18/19 4:12 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe update, misc. Cape May notes
2/18/19 3:27 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC last day, day 4 rarities and highlights 2-18-19
2/18/19 3:20 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Eared grebe chase
2/18/19 3:17 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC last day, day 4 rarities and highlights 2-18-19
2/18/19 3:09 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC last day, day 4 rarities and highlights 2-18-19
2/18/19 11:21 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Beautiful sleeping Mourning Dove (photo)
2/18/19 7:07 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe update, Cape May Co.
2/18/19 5:43 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe, Cape May Co.
2/17/19 6:21 pm J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program on Newfoundland Birds and Nature
2/17/19 3:54 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC day 3 rarities and highlights 2-17-19
2/16/19 3:45 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights from Day 2 of the GBBC 2-16-19
2/16/19 11:11 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swans - stone tavern - Roosevelt Ave. end
2/16/19 8:58 am jim wright <wrightjamesb...> [JERSEYBI] Wanted: advice on free birding apps
2/15/19 6:54 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities found during day 1 of the GBBC event
2/15/19 5:37 pm William Saidel <saidel...> [JERSEYBI] a visit to Assupink Lake
2/15/19 4:47 pm Bill Lynch <newjerseyoutdoors...> [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler help
2/15/19 9:07 am mark.kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...> [JERSEYBI] Owls
2/15/19 8:46 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes
2/15/19 7:41 am julie mccall <bramble...> [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen Audubon chapter meeting and program: Habitat Improvement Project on the Kingsland Overlook - Gabrielle Bennett-Meany
2/15/19 5:32 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink waterfowl - a challenge - beat my 17 waterfowl species
2/14/19 6:36 pm Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe, Cape May County
2/14/19 6:34 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 2-14-19 and the GBBC event tomorrow
2/14/19 9:36 am Yong <yklitespeed...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Birds and Habitats
2/14/19 9:03 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Johnson Park eagles two days in row
2/14/19 8:47 am John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...> [JERSEYBI] Birds and Habitats
2/14/19 7:50 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] New Brunswick Peregrines
2/14/19 7:43 am Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...> [JERSEYBI] [NJBIRDS] FOS Chipping Sparrow at SHWS feeders yesterday
2/14/19 7:24 am judson hamlin <jhhamlin...> [JERSEYBI] New Brunswick Peregrines
2/14/19 7:02 am Mike Shanahan <riverbirchpages...> [JERSEYBI] Bald eagle with apparent leghold trap along Del Bayshore
2/13/19 3:50 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] NO Gyrfalcon, Cape May Co. (Wednesday)
2/13/19 3:47 pm John Collins <jjcbirder...> [JERSEYBI] Has Nummy Island Gyrfalcon been sees today?
2/13/19 3:32 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Bivalve clam plant - cumberland - waterfowl bonanza
2/13/19 3:20 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon no longer being seen at Manasquan Inlet
2/13/19 9:34 am Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] NJ's bald eagles are making a comeback with help from conservationists | New Jersey Environment News
2/13/19 9:30 am Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] New Jersey saw record-setting number of ospreys in 2018 | Science Nature | pressofatlanticcity.com
2/13/19 8:35 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink waterfowl
2/12/19 3:00 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] NO Gyrfalcon today
2/12/19 10:10 am Evan Cutler <evancutler...> [JERSEYBI] Montclair Bird Club event this Wednesday Feb 13
2/12/19 7:31 am Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] Every wonder where those grassland birds go
2/11/19 7:34 pm Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...> [JERSEYBI] Light phase Rough-legged Hawk in Tabernacle today
2/11/19 7:20 pm Aiden Dartley <adartley123...> [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler Today?
2/11/19 4:24 pm judson hamlin <jhhamlin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/11/19 3:39 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon continues, Cape May Co. (Mon. PM)
2/11/19 2:23 pm Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/11/19 12:26 pm Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Blue-phase Snow Goose in Johnson Park? Photo
2/11/19 12:09 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [JERSEYBI] Blue-phase Snow Goose in Johnson Park? Photo
2/11/19 11:39 am Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/11/19 11:31 am judson hamlin <jhhamlin...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/11/19 11:24 am Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/11/19 11:21 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/11/19 10:10 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Ducks
2/11/19 9:11 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Eagle Rt 46 Pine Brook
2/11/19 7:16 am Catherine Busch <busch.cm...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Speaking of banded birds - Banded Common Loon at Manasquan Inlet
2/11/19 6:17 am Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon continues (Mon. AM)
2/11/19 5:11 am Linda Widdop <linda...> [JERSEYBI] Speaking of banded birds - Banded Common Loon at Manasquan Inlet
2/11/19 4:36 am Jim Hayes <gargle57...> [JERSEYBI] Possible 2nd Gyrfalcon
2/10/19 5:12 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Nummy Island GYR
2/10/19 3:40 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] No Pacific Loon at Manasquan Inlet but other highlights 2-10-19
2/10/19 3:34 pm Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon -- evening update
2/10/19 3:24 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - [JERSEY] Forsythe - frozen, Gyr - WOW!
2/10/19 3:16 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/10/19 2:03 pm Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
2/10/19 12:55 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Forsythe - frozen, Gyr - WOW!
2/10/19 11:08 am Tom Brown <tshrike19...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Banded Red-winged Blackbird
2/10/19 10:24 am Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> [JERSEYBI] Banded Red-winged Blackbird
2/10/19 9:40 am Tom Reed <coturnicops...> [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon continues, Cape May Co.
2/10/19 9:14 am Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other highlights 2-10-19
2/10/19 9:11 am Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other highlights 2-10-19
2/10/19 8:23 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon, Cape May
2/10/19 7:46 am David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> [JERSEYBI] GYRFALCON on Nummy Island, Cape May Co. NOW
2/9/19 3:22 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Mannington area - Salem county
2/9/19 2:37 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Chasing common birds - Atlantic Co.
2/9/19 1:33 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other sightings 2-9-19. Lots of great birds seen today!
2/9/19 7:42 am John Canoles <000005cd98905ec4-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Meadowlarks. Millville
2/8/19 5:28 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other sightings 2-8-19
2/8/19 4:42 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Slow birding this afternoon - Wheelabrator
2/8/19 11:56 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Spring is Here!
2/7/19 5:31 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Bit more on American Woodcock in NJ and Migration
2/7/19 4:41 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and other sightings 2-7-19
2/7/19 8:17 am bmknj16 <bmknj17...> [JERSEYBI] Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Collingswood area birding question
2/7/19 6:22 am Linda Widdop <linda...> [JERSEYBI] DVOC program change tonight
2/7/19 5:38 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Trumpeters present
2/6/19 4:16 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock
2/6/19 3:53 pm James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...> [JERSEYBI] Red Bank Birds
2/6/19 3:16 pm Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...> [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock
2/6/19 2:33 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other sightings 2-6-19
2/6/19 12:57 pm judson hamlin <jhhamlin...> [JERSEYBI] New Brunswick Peregrine Falcons
2/6/19 7:16 am robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink
2/6/19 6:36 am Rose M Joy <0000049fa5a9715e-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pennington Eagle Nest
2/5/19 8:34 pm Doctor Science <science.dr...> [JERSEYBI] Pennington Eagle Nest
2/5/19 5:58 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] thoughts on the townsends, winter finches, and the pacific loon
2/5/19 5:49 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and others 2-5-19
2/5/19 10:01 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Interesting Merlin Sandy Hook
2/4/19 2:28 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities 2-4-19
2/4/19 11:45 am Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI] What is Hawk doing?
2/4/19 10:36 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Vesper Sparrow - Laurel run park - Burlington - yes!
2/4/19 8:48 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp
2/3/19 2:03 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon at Manasquan Inlet and 3 other rarities 2-3-19
2/3/19 1:25 pm <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Becker Tract, cont.
2/3/19 10:30 am <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Goshawk Essex County
2/3/19 9:57 am Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet 2-3-19
2/2/19 4:57 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] the Cumberland eagle festival - my thoughts
2/2/19 12:08 pm Aiden Dartley <adartley123...> [JERSEYBI] Westwood - eBird Hotspot
2/2/19 9:35 am Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon, Iceland Gull and others in Ocean County 2-2-19
2/2/19 9:27 am Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Pine Warblers
2/2/19 8:10 am Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...> [JERSEYBI] Franklin Township cranes
2/1/19 4:32 pm Jon Stippick <jonstippick...> [JERSEYBI] Absecon Inlet - Atlantic City/Brigantine
2/1/19 2:27 pm Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Pine Warblers
2/1/19 2:02 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon and other sightings in Ocean County 2-1-19
2/1/19 1:56 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Eagle festival - Cumberland - saturday
1/31/19 6:42 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] "Have ye seen the White ... Gull?" -- long post
1/31/19 5:20 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon continues 1-31 and some Ocean County birding news
1/31/19 7:45 am Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...> [JERSEYBI] Marcal fire and crow roost
1/30/19 6:44 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet 1-30-19
1/30/19 3:14 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Todays car birding
1/29/19 3:55 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County sightings 1-29-19
1/29/19 11:50 am Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Roebling - gulls - Burlington county
1/29/19 10:54 am Susan Matson <smatson123...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose - Yes
1/29/19 10:37 am Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...> [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose - Yes
1/29/19 9:21 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Patricia González on Red Knots - BirdCallsRadio
1/28/19 7:04 pm Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler restrictions, Mercer County
1/28/19 6:12 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] Rarity chasing and monthly birds - what a day!
1/28/19 2:40 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon in Ocean County continues
1/28/19 10:53 am Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler, Mercer County
1/27/19 2:12 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and more seen in the last 2 days
1/27/19 11:36 am Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...> [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose, Allentown
1/26/19 1:22 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] local notes - waterfowl and the delaware river freezing
1/25/19 7:17 pm Thomas Smith <mrtpjsmith...> [JERSEYBI] Assunpink birds
1/25/19 12:51 pm mike hiotis <mchhiotis...> [JERSEYBI] Northern Shrike continues at Cold Brook Reserve,Huntrdon Co.
1/24/19 5:15 pm Sandra Mc <jerseyb...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeaks in New Jersey
1/24/19 2:30 pm vincent N <vfn7...> [JERSEYBI] Barrow's Goldeneye: Trenton, Mercer County
1/22/19 9:08 am Fred Vir <avtrader...> [JERSEYBI] No field report here or recent sighting by NJ Black Phoebe
1/21/19 7:33 pm Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeaks in New Jersey
1/21/19 6:27 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeaks in New Jersey
1/21/19 5:01 pm Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> [JERSEYBI] South jersey birding today - frozen
1/21/19 10:44 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Big Chill; Big Birds
1/21/19 6:24 am J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program "Birds of South Africa" tonight!
 
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Date: 2/20/19 1:42 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 2-20-19, not much action today
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Bayshore Dr Impoundments in Barnegat hosted 52
Gadwalls and 10 Green-winged Teal, .

Meadowedge Park in Barnegat hosted 2 Red-shouldered Hawks.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 2/20/19 5:50 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe continues, Cape May Co.
Eared Grebe is still present this morning, currently (8:45am) near the Cape May Convention Hall and jetty adjacent to Beach Ave/Gurney St.


best,
tr



Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ
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Date: 2/19/19 8:31 pm
From: bramble <bramble...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bergen Audubon meeting and program cancelled due to weather
Due to the forecasted weather, the Bergen County Audubon chapter
meeting and program with Gabrielle Bennett-Meany scheduled for
Wednesday, February 20th, has been cancelled.

Stay warm and stay safe!

- Julie McCall, Bergen Audubon
Lyndhurst, NJ


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Date: 2/19/19 5:10 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and Highlights 2-19-19. The Pacific Loon is back!
The Pacific Loon is back at Manasquan Inlet!

Cedar Run Dock Road hosted 83 Canvasbacks, Northern Pintail, Common
Goldeneye, 75 Greater Scaup, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper's
Hawk, and a Bald Eagle.

West Creek Dock Road hosted 3 Pie-billed Grebes.

Veteran's Blvd. in Bayville hosted a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 4 Redhead, 11 Lesser Scaup, and 15 American Coot.

Route 539 south of mile marker 8 hosted a Common Raven.

I birded Bamber Lake in Lacey which hosted 16 Tundra Swans and 22 Hooded
Mergansers.

I then went to the Cranberry Bogs off of Dover Road which hosted 45
American Black Ducks, Hairy Woodpecker, Hermit Thrush, 6 Cedar Waxwings, 2
Field Sparrows, and 2 Savannah Sparrows.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 2/19/19 5:02 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe continues, Cape May Co.
Slowly making its way east past the jetties at Cape May Point, currently near St. Mary’s at 8am. Also several Razorbills on the water here.


best,
tr



Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ
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Date: 2/19/19 4:26 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Tom Cade, Founder of the Peregrine Fund, dies
Tom Cade was man who should be remembered by birders. After DDT had wiped the Peregrine out on the East Coast, he led the effort to bring it back.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/obituaries/tom-cade-dead.html

Laurie Larson
Lumberton


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Date: 2/18/19 4:12 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe update, misc. Cape May notes
The Eared Grebe continued along the west end of Cape May City's oceanfront
through at least mid-afternoon, with consistent reports between 2nd Ave and
Patterson Ave from 11:30am-2:00pm. The bird continued to actively feed
through most of this period while loosely associating with a few Horned
Grebes. If it repeats today's pattern (moving east around Cape Island with
the outgoing tide), tomorrow's searchers may want to again try Sunset
Beach/Cape May Pt during the early AM and the 2nd Ave area later in the
AM/midday. High tide at Sunset Beach occurs just after 8am tomorrow.

A few other local notes:
An Iceland Gull continues at Cape Island, seen today at 2nd Ave during the
late AM, though it frequently ranges to at least the Coral Ave area at Cape
May Point. Small numbers of Razorbills remain, with most recent reports
from the jetties at Cape May Point and the 8th St. jetty at Avalon. The 3
long-staying Sandhill Cranes continue to be most reliable in the fields
southwest of the Sandman/Seashore intersection (just north of the West Cape
May canal bridge), though they occasionally appear in the field opposite
the Hidden Valley parking lot on New England Road.


best,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 2/18/19 3:27 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC last day, day 4 rarities and highlights 2-18-19
Big misses for the 4 day GBBC list:
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Northern Shoveler
American Kestrel
Bonaparte's Gull
Razorbill
Eastern Screech Owl
Short-eared Owl
White-crowned Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Did anyone see any of these birds in Ocean County from the 15th to the
18th? If so let me know! Thanks!

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 6:17 PM Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
wrote:

> Forgot to post the link to the list. Here is the link to the list of the
> 114 species seen for the 4 days of the Ocean County GBBC:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit?fbclid=IwAR30KL6zrNdy0CpBQot22bX8LrKKfVgldOqtDnG28CWQOsiqQUFrAmbi8Y0#gid=68285043
>
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 6:08 PM Shawn Wainwright <
> <shawneagleeyes1...> wrote:
>
>> Added 3 more today so far which makes it 116 species seen for the 4 days.
>> This is the lowest count since I've been doing this since 2016.
>>
>> The Baltimore Oriole continues at the feeder in Point Pleasant not far
>> from Lake of the Lilies.
>>
>> Great Bay Blvd. in Tuckerton hosted 4 Common Goldeneyes and a Swamp
>> Sparrow.
>>
>> Cloverdale Farm hosted the continuing Red-breasted Nuthatches, 5 Pine
>> Siskins, and 9 Eastern Bluebirds.
>>
>> Parker Run Dock Street in Little Egg Harbor Hosted an Eastern Meadowlark.
>>
>> Lake of the Lilies hosted 2 Canvasbacks, 1 Redhead, and 10 American Coot.
>>
>> Cedar Run Dock Road in West Creek hosted a Peregrine Falcon.
>>
>> Island Beach State Park hosted all 3 Scoters, a Northern Harrier, and 3
>> Snowy Owls.
>>
>> Edwin B. Forsythe in Barnegat hosted 100 Gadwalls, 8 American Wigeons, 1
>> Northern Pintail, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
>>
>> Eno's Pond in Lacey hosted 10 Greater Yellowlegs.
>>
>> Beaver Damn Road near Warren Grove Rec. Area hosted a Red-shouldered Hawk.
>>
>> Mount Hood Lane in Toms River hosted a Barred Owl.
>>
>> Thanks to all who participated!
>>
>> Good birding,
>> Shawn Wainwright
>>
>


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Date: 2/18/19 3:20 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eared grebe chase
Success! Cape May County bird for me. And state bird for Terry!
That bird was moving for us. But nice looks. Maybe a one star pic....
Between Sunset beach in the morning and the 2nd Ave. area when
we got there. The birds move with the tides and winds. A good
time to chase as others down there looking and reporting. Thanks all!

I need to hit Lakes Bay again. My old favorite spot for them.

We had started in Camden county as Terry didn't have any birds for Camden
on her profile map! Harleigh was good. We tried a spot for Tree Sparrow - no
success. That would be a county bird for me. And then the Eared beckoned.

Snow and ice Wed. Where's spring..... be safe everyone.

Good birding all.

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Date: 2/18/19 3:17 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC last day, day 4 rarities and highlights 2-18-19
Forgot to post the link to the list. Here is the link to the list of the
114 species seen for the 4 days of the Ocean County GBBC:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit?fbclid=IwAR30KL6zrNdy0CpBQot22bX8LrKKfVgldOqtDnG28CWQOsiqQUFrAmbi8Y0#gid=68285043

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 6:08 PM Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
wrote:

> Added 3 more today so far which makes it 116 species seen for the 4 days.
> This is the lowest count since I've been doing this since 2016.
>
> The Baltimore Oriole continues at the feeder in Point Pleasant not far
> from Lake of the Lilies.
>
> Great Bay Blvd. in Tuckerton hosted 4 Common Goldeneyes and a Swamp
> Sparrow.
>
> Cloverdale Farm hosted the continuing Red-breasted Nuthatches, 5 Pine
> Siskins, and 9 Eastern Bluebirds.
>
> Parker Run Dock Street in Little Egg Harbor Hosted an Eastern Meadowlark.
>
> Lake of the Lilies hosted 2 Canvasbacks, 1 Redhead, and 10 American Coot.
>
> Cedar Run Dock Road in West Creek hosted a Peregrine Falcon.
>
> Island Beach State Park hosted all 3 Scoters, a Northern Harrier, and 3
> Snowy Owls.
>
> Edwin B. Forsythe in Barnegat hosted 100 Gadwalls, 8 American Wigeons, 1
> Northern Pintail, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
>
> Eno's Pond in Lacey hosted 10 Greater Yellowlegs.
>
> Beaver Damn Road near Warren Grove Rec. Area hosted a Red-shouldered Hawk.
>
> Mount Hood Lane in Toms River hosted a Barred Owl.
>
> Thanks to all who participated!
>
> Good birding,
> Shawn Wainwright
>


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Date: 2/18/19 3:09 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC last day, day 4 rarities and highlights 2-18-19
Added 3 more today so far which makes it 116 species seen for the 4 days.
This is the lowest count since I've been doing this since 2016.

The Baltimore Oriole continues at the feeder in Point Pleasant not far from
Lake of the Lilies.

Great Bay Blvd. in Tuckerton hosted 4 Common Goldeneyes and a Swamp Sparrow.

Cloverdale Farm hosted the continuing Red-breasted Nuthatches, 5 Pine
Siskins, and 9 Eastern Bluebirds.

Parker Run Dock Street in Little Egg Harbor Hosted an Eastern Meadowlark.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 2 Canvasbacks, 1 Redhead, and 10 American Coot.

Cedar Run Dock Road in West Creek hosted a Peregrine Falcon.

Island Beach State Park hosted all 3 Scoters, a Northern Harrier, and 3
Snowy Owls.

Edwin B. Forsythe in Barnegat hosted 100 Gadwalls, 8 American Wigeons, 1
Northern Pintail, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Eno's Pond in Lacey hosted 10 Greater Yellowlegs.

Beaver Damn Road near Warren Grove Rec. Area hosted a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Mount Hood Lane in Toms River hosted a Barred Owl.

Thanks to all who participated!

Good birding,
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Date: 2/18/19 11:21 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Beautiful sleeping Mourning Dove (photo)
Going through some older pics. When I see a Mourning Dove I usually think
"dull drab gray bird". But they can be rather attractive when photographed
in the right conditions. I especially liked the baby blue eyelids on this
sleeping bird. :-)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/47137686571/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 2/18/19 7:07 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe update, Cape May Co.
Eared Grebe is currently (10am) in the cove west of the 2nd Avenue pavilion/jetty, Cape May City (look toward the lighthouse from 2nd Ave). It is associating with Horned Grebes and scoters.


best,
tr



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> On Feb 18, 2019, at 08:42, Tom Reed <coturnicops...> wrote:
>
> An Eared Grebe was photographed at Sunset Beach, Cape May Pt. by Mike Pasquarello around 8:10am. Bird was swimming/floating south; no further reports yet.
>
>
> best,
> tr
>
>
> —
> Tom Reed
> Reed's Beach NJ
> Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 2/18/19 5:43 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe, Cape May Co.
An Eared Grebe was photographed at Sunset Beach, Cape May Pt. by Mike Pasquarello around 8:10am. Bird was swimming/floating south; no further reports yet.


best,
tr



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Date: 2/17/19 6:21 pm
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program on Newfoundland Birds and Nature
Dear Jersey Birders - You are invited to join members and friends of
Washington Crossing Audubon Society for a program on the natural wonders of
Newfoundland which I will be presenting on Mon. Feb. 17, 2019, at 8 p.m.
The location is Stainton Hall, The Pennington School in Pennington, NJ.
Doors open at 7:30 for socializing and refreshments before the program.
Our programs are free and open to the public. More details can be found on
our website ... www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org.
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Date: 2/17/19 3:54 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County GBBC day 3 rarities and highlights 2-17-19
Had some late reports yesterday so I added 6 more to the list including a
Baltimore Oriole visiting feeders about a mile to the west of Lake of the
Lilies. So 105 species seen, added 3 today, so now 108 species seen.

Double Trouble hosted 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches.

Riverfront Landing hosted 20 Canvasbacks, 12 Greater Scaup, 3 Lesser, and
120 Ruddy Ducks.

Cattus Island hosted a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 6 Canvasbacks.

Shelter Cove in Toms River hosted 3 American Tree Sparrows and a Swamp
Sparrow.

Barnegat Light hosted a Snowy Owl ( seen on Island Beach ), 12 Harlequin
Ducks, and a Horned Lark.

Manasquan Inlet hosted a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Prospertown Lake in Jackson hosted 6 Wood Ducks, 90 Common Mergansers, Bald
Eagle, and a Common Raven.

Island Beach State Park hosted a Snowy Owl and a Northern Harrier ( Gray
Ghost ).

Bamber Lake in Lacey hosted 13 Tundra Swans.

Bayshore Drive Impoundments in Barnegat hosted 55 Gadwalls, 10 American
Wigeon, 25 Northern Pintails, and 65 Green-winged Teal.

Manahawkin WMA hosted 2 Gadwalls, 8 American Wigeons, 5 Northern Pintails,
4 Green-winged Teal, and a Hairy Woodpecker.

I birded a location not known to many birders unless you joined me on one
of my meetups. It didn't dissapoint with 36 species seen in my 2 hour walk.
I had some good ones too! This is not a well known birding location but I
think it should be, so many species nest here. I've seen well over 140
species here. Also some great butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, moths, as
well as some rare flowers. The trails run along the Toms River. It's one of
my favorite locations to explore. And the area i'm talking about is the
trails behind Silver Ridge Apartments in Toms River. I know many of you
have explored it with me on some meetups i organized, i may have to
organize some more walks here.
So here's my highlights: 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 7 Red-breasted
Nuthatches, 4 Brown Creepers, Winter Wren, 14 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 2
Eastern Bluebirds, Hermit Thrush, 2 Field Sparrows, 8 Swamp Sparrows, and 4
Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Let's see what the last day brings tomorrow of the GBBC.
34 species left to be seen on this list:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit?fbclid=IwAR140FsbHcIUQWWbithUXeXkru59NVby898C73I540fQopo8iqENYGyGmGA#gid=68285043

Good birding,
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Date: 2/16/19 3:45 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and highlights from Day 2 of the GBBC 2-16-19
Another great day was had by many as we added 11 species to the list today
making it 99 species seen. 141 species seen between the 4 years doing this
event.
Pine Warbler was new for the overall list #141.

2 rarities seen today so let's start with those.
Prospertown Lake hosted 2 Sandhill Cranes found by Larry Withham.
Island Beach State Park hosted the 2 continuing Snowy Owls found by Joe
Yohannan.
When viewing them please stay off the dunes and keep at a respectable
distance. I heard they were being flushed last week with people on the
dunes. Don't do this please. These birds hunt during the daytime and need
to eat, but if they are getting chased around the park all day, they can't
concentrate on hunting, and may starve. So give these birds some breathing
room. Also many fragile plants make their home on these dunes. And if you
get caught doing either of those, you will be ticketed! You will also be
ticketed for venturing into any closed off areas as well. So please, follow
the rules. Thank you!

Barnegat Light hosted 1000+ birds today! 200 Common Eiders, 110 Purple
Sandpipers, 21 Harlequin Ducks, 12 Great Cormorants, 180 Dunlin, 20 Ruddy
Turnstones, 450 Black Scoters, and 475 Long-tailed Ducks.

Lake of the Lilies in Point Pleasant hosted a Northern Pintail and 18
Redheads.

A backyard in New Egypt hosted a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Lake Barnegat in Lacey hosted a Common Merganser.

Manahawkin WMA hosted 3 Red-shouldered Hawks flying together.

Lake Horicon in Lakehurst hosted 2 Common Mergansers.

42 species remain on the list which can be seen here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit?fbclid=IwAR2UfqderLZh3YZz8-WZZAIbFEcSXd4Tg-dFg8z-21IPN4Z6RTrWUUD3pYI#gid=68285043

For those of you ebirding late today, let me know if I missed anything!
Saw a few late lists yesterday as well as a few emailed reports, so it was
88 species seen yesterday.

Good birding,
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Date: 2/16/19 11:11 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swans - stone tavern - Roosevelt Ave. end
2 Trumpeters only visible from the Roosevelt Ave. parking area.
Thanks to some fellow birders I met! I was about ready to give up.
I was at the other Stone Tavern lake parking area - thinking the whole
pond was visible from there. No.

Excellent looks at the Trumpeters here! Can't wait to see my pics!

Great numbers of other waterfowl on the main lake. Almost 500
Common Mergs, etc.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 2/16/19 8:58 am
From: jim wright <wrightjamesb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wanted: advice on free birding apps
I'm thinking of writing an upcoming column about free birding apps.

I use eBird regularly and sometimes use the Merlin Bird ID app, especially
the photo-recognition feature. Would love to hear what NJBirders think
about the free apps available for recreational birders.

Please include your full name and hometown if you'd be so kind as to reply.

Much appreciated. I'll post a link when the column runs next month...


Jim W

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Date: 2/15/19 6:54 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities found during day 1 of the GBBC event
What a day birders had in Ocean County today with 84 species seen from all
who participated.

Here are the rarities seen:

Lake of the Lilies hosted an Iceland Gull found by Michael Mandracchia.

Manasquan River WMA hosted a Gray Catbird found by Larry Zirlin.

The Cranberry Bogs at Dover Road hosted a Common Raven found by Larry
Zirlin.

Lakehurst NAES hosted a Common Raven found by Dianna and Billy Lieter.

At 2:08pm Michael Mandracchia found 3 Common Ravens at Ocean Ave. in
Lakewood.

Later in the day, also in Lakewood, I was about to leave work at 2:55pm.
and I look out the window and see 3 Common Ravens on the building across
from my job on Kenyon Drive! I'm guessing these are the same 3 Common
Ravens Michael saw earlier in the day lol.

So from the 3 previous years of doing this event, all together we have seen
140 species.
With 84 seen today, that leaves 56 more species to find!
To see who found what 1st, click on this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit?fbclid=IwAR3s665B9a_4ZoZ5liR29PMYbY1odHWYaAn8Md2-cZ-PZP5FGhT_SrkSxQM#gid=68285043

Hoping to see more rarities tomorrow!
Good luck!

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 2/15/19 5:37 pm
From: William Saidel <saidel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] a visit to Assupink Lake
Took a midday ride to Assupink Lake from Cherry Hill hoping to see some new (for me) ducks. Amidst the many Canadian geese (why did I have to travel 35 miles to see them?) was a trio of Bufflehead (seen before) and also a trio of Greater Scaup (add one to my list). That's why! I have pictures of both.
Why trios? He he he - is this Utah?
Bill

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Dept of Biology
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Camden campus
Camden, NJ 08102


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Date: 2/15/19 4:47 pm
From: Bill Lynch <newjerseyoutdoors...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler help
Could someone email me off list about the treatment plant? I'm looking at a
satellite image but can't quite figure out where I should be parking and
walking - I know we're supposed to stay outside the fence.

Thanks for any help!
Bill


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Date: 2/15/19 9:07 am
From: mark.kantrowitz <mark.kantrowitz...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Owls
I've been fortunate to observe daytime owls on our property in recent days. A few weeks ago it was a Barred Owl, who was observed between 8am-noonish. Today crows flushed a Great Hornedat 11:45 am. Still sitting quietly in a hemlock a half hour later.  Also have had a fox sparrow the last two weeks near a feeder.Mark Kantrowitz Hillsdale Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution smartphone


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Date: 2/15/19 8:46 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes
7 Sandhills feeding now in cornfield along Mettler's Lane, just south of Weston Road, Franklin Twp.  Lots of Red-winged Blackbirds in the area calling and singing too!Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/15/19 7:41 am
From: julie mccall <bramble...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upcoming Bergen Audubon chapter meeting and program: Habitat Improvement Project on the Kingsland Overlook - Gabrielle Bennett-Meany
Bergen Audubon - Upcoming Chapter Meeting and Program
Habitat Improvement Project on the Kingsland Overlook in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst, NJ - Gabrielle Bennett-Meany

Feb 20, 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 Kingsland Overlook was one of the earliest parks on a landfill. It was designed to encompass a variety of habitats attractive to a broad range of birds and other wildlife: It was originally planted as an Evergreen Forest, a Young Woodland, a Late Woody Field, Grass Prairies and Wildflower/Butterfly Meadows. Over the years invasive plants had begun to colonize throughout the Kingsland Overlook Trail growing in either dense stands or sparsely throughout the area. However, the Kingsland Overlook still has some viable species of plants growing there. Providing a sustainable habitat begins with the plants. Native diversity can be increased by selectively adding plants. Through grants from BCAS we have enhanced areas along the Kingsland Overlook Trail and re-established stands of native grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees."

Gabrielle Bennett-Meany is a Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Open Space Manager Specialist at the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority (NJSEA), formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, and has been employed there for 25 years.
 
- Julie McCall
Lyndhurst, Bergen County


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Date: 2/15/19 5:32 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink waterfowl - a challenge - beat my 17 waterfowl species
Thanks to Bob for his continued valuable information from Assunpink,
which is one of not-nearly-enough four season spots in inland Central
Jersey.

Now, for the challenge - my best count of waterfowl numbers from Lake
Assunpink was 17 species, probably around 2010.  Can someone out there
beat that number this year? (past counts arbitrarily ruled out :-) ) 
These are for real swimming waterfowl, coots, cormorants, ducks, swans,
etc., not for waders.

I'm going to try.

Susan Treesh
Somerset

On 2/13/2019 11:34 AM, robert dodelson wrote:
> Historically this is the beginning of the best time of year to look for
> waterfowl at the Assunpink WMA. For the next few weeks it has not been that
> unusual to have 15 to 20 species on the lakes. It is often worthwhile to
> check Rising Sun Lake which is about 1 mile south of Roosevelt on route
> 571. In recent years such sought after species as Redhead, Blue-winged Teal
> and Eurasian Wigeon have been found.
> Today the numbers of Common Mergansers and Ringed Neck Ducks were building.
> Several Hundred of each. The 2 Trumpeter Swans were still present
> Bob Dodelson
>
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Date: 2/14/19 6:36 pm
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eared Grebe, Cape May County
An Eared Grebe was photographed this afternoon off of 2nd Avenue Jetty in Cape May City by Chip Krilowicz.

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 2/14/19 6:34 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Highlights 2-14-19 and the GBBC event tomorrow
Nothing rare seen today in Ocean County so no Pacific Loon.

The Butterfly Bogs in Jackson hosted 47 Gadwalls and 30 Ring-necked Ducks.

Barnegat Light hosted 42 Common Eiders, 16 Harlequin Ducks, 151 Black
Scoters, 58 Long-tailed Ducks, 13 Ruddy Turnstones, and an amazing actual
count of 122 Purple Sandpipers!

Colliers Mills in Jackson hosted 3 Common Goldeneyes.

Hawkin Road in New Egypt hosted 500+ Snow Geese.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 9 Redheads.

15 Wild Turkeys along side Old Freehold Road in Toms River at the Dayna
Court feeders.

Oh and just like the last few years, i'll be doing the GBBC event where I
list who found what and how many species found within those days. All you
have to do is ebird your sightings for Ocean County and if you see that
bird 1st, your name will go on the list next to that species.
You can see that list here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V3mYc9pVC4aYo9vhpKqtcd9rdnrNVxvNqAy--S8x5Ak/edit?fbclid=IwAR0eDmo_W4caFEU7lyG_-ePZp2GD92TzZQwRSMTI27Fi6gO0LOkUSTrax5Y#gid=68285043

To see the other years, just click the tabs at the bottom of that link.
Best year was 2017 with 130 species seen!

Good Birding,
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Date: 2/14/19 9:36 am
From: Yong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Birds and Habitats
My prior comment Linda picked up on may have came off as offensive to fellow birders. Which I didn't mean, just poor aim at the keyboard and I did not proof read as usual before send button.

To revert back to my Nummy Island Gyr falcon experience last Sunday, I am over that tiny brown stump I saw on the sandy area in the marsh everyone was calling it a Gyr.

However, I still can not get over why the Gyr favored that sand patch, perhaps it reminded the Gyr of his/her home habitat.

Even last night I was researching if there is a salt marsh restoration project going on at Nummy Island where dredged sand is being spread on the marsh. None found.

That sandy area just did not look natural and did not fit natural sedimentation process along coastal habitat.

I should have spent that time looking up field guides to study the Gyr in anticipation of my next Gyr encounter. Instead I took the cheap way out and asked Tom Reed about the details of Nummy Island Gyr.

He explained the type and age of the Nummy Island Gyr, and how he came up with his ID.

Thanks again, TR.

Yong Kong
Camden County




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From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:46 AM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birds and Habitats

Reply to Yong Kong who wrote on Feb. 7,

“I am certain that I am in a minority that observing bird habitat is just as cool as finding those rare birds.”

I’m a lifelong bird observer; and a biologist, who worked at NOAA Fisheries. In our research we studied the diets of fish and other aquatic animals, behavior, thermal preferences, eggs and larvae, as well as doing population counts. I’ve been enthralled by succession of plant species, geology, evolution, and animal sounds (even fish make sounds) all my life. Many marine biologists I’ve met are very aware of birds.



Habitat types themselves are fascinating, not just a tool to locate bird species. NJ forests, salt marshes, grasslands, bays, and more are deeply appreciated as I investigate blank spots on the map. When I go on birding tours to other countries, it’s a thrill to immerse myself in those habitats, and to see how the local people live - which I might never experience except in my pursuit of birds.



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Date: 2/14/19 9:03 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Johnson Park eagles two days in row
The Johnson Park eagle pair has been perched in the “eagle tree” two days in a row at 7AM (2/13 and 2/14). Tree is next to the larger boardwalk pond.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Date: 2/14/19 8:47 am
From: John McCarthy and Linda Stehlik <jmcclins...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birds and Habitats
Reply to Yong Kong who wrote on Feb. 7,

I am certain that I am in a minority that observing bird habitat is just as cool as finding those rare birds.

Im a lifelong bird observer; and a biologist, who worked at NOAA Fisheries. In our research we studied the diets of fish and other aquatic animals, behavior, thermal preferences, eggs and larvae, as well as doing population counts. Ive been enthralled by succession of plant species, geology, evolution, and animal sounds (even fish make sounds) all my life. Many marine biologists Ive met are very aware of birds.



Habitat types themselves are fascinating, not just a tool to locate bird species. NJ forests, salt marshes, grasslands, bays, and more are deeply appreciated as I investigate blank spots on the map. When I go on birding tours to other countries, its a thrill to immerse myself in those habitats, and to see how the local people live - which I might never experience except in my pursuit of birds.



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Date: 2/14/19 7:50 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] New Brunswick Peregrines
Hi, were in highland park and although wr keep an eye out when driving we have never caught sight of the birds. I'm tempted to drive into the closest parking garage and drive to the top to try and see them. Did you think that would work? Seriously...

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Subject: [JERSEYBI] New Brunswick Peregrines

A pair has been very active the past week on the old administration building at 56 Paterson Street. Female was calling today from her daily perch on the ledge just below the roofline and both individuals are present throughout the day.

JudsOnHam1in
New Brunswick

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Date: 2/14/19 7:43 am
From: Susan Garretson Friedman <susan.garretsonfriedman...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] [NJBIRDS] FOS Chipping Sparrow at SHWS feeders yesterday
along with a Carolina Wren and female Purple Finch. The Rusty Blackbirds seem to have moved on with the Grackles...


Best,

Susan

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Date: 2/14/19 7:24 am
From: judson hamlin <jhhamlin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] New Brunswick Peregrines
A pair has been very active the past week on the old administration building at 56 Paterson Street. Female was calling today from her daily perch on the ledge just below the roofline and both individuals are present throughout the day.

JudsOnHam1in
New Brunswick

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Date: 2/14/19 7:02 am
From: Mike Shanahan <riverbirchpages...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bald eagle with apparent leghold trap along Del Bayshore
There was an adult Bald eagle dragging an apparent leghold trap in the
Leesburg/Delmont section of Maurice River Township (Delaware Bayshore)
yesterday.

Date/time: Wed., Feb. 13th, 4:45pm
Location: Along Route 47, at the Bayside State Prison property--flying
south.
Approx. 2 1/2 miles from Heislerville impoundments &
approx. 5 miles from East Point Lighthouse
(as the crow flies)
*Note: No stopping and no parking is permitted along the stretch of Rt. 47
that passes the prison complex (Bayside State Prison & Southern State
Correctional Facility). Be cautious and safe and good birding
ambassadors. *
Condition of bird: The eagle was flying successfully and covering some
distance, but was being affected by something hanging from the leg. Views
were w/o binocs. or scope because of the restrictions along that stretch of
road.

The folks at Conserve Wildlife Foundation are aware (they work on the
protection and monitoring of eagles in NJ, working alongside NJ
Fish&Wildlife - Endangered & Non-Game Species Program).

Thanks,
Mike Shanahan
Ocean City


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Date: 2/13/19 3:50 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NO Gyrfalcon, Cape May Co. (Wednesday)
No reports of the Gyrfalcon today, despite a number of observers searching
throughout the day at Nummy Island, Stone Harbor Blvd, and other locations.
We'll post here if the bird is found again.


best,
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 2/13/19 3:47 pm
From: John Collins <jjcbirder...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Has Nummy Island Gyrfalcon been sees today?
Can anyone tell me if the Nummy Island Gyrfalcon is still being seen?
--
John J. Collins
Raritan, NJ


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Date: 2/13/19 3:32 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bivalve clam plant - cumberland - waterfowl bonanza
WOW - the numbers there at the dock area and the clam plant area.
Check my list in ebird if anyone needs a location.

The area has been shattering filter numbers for a month at least. This includes
east point and down to Moores beach. Waterfowl move.

Any time of the day should be good. A lot of times the flocks are south of the parking
area. If one comes in the morning, that would be a good view as you wouldn't
be looking into the sun. Etc. Today I was there at mid day. And the flocks were right
in front of me most of the time. I was scanning through them well. No Tufted.
yet!

The ducks seem to be drawn to the clam bits from the processing. Yum.

Don't assume either scaup is more prevalent. Because both occur there in
good numbers.

And I had 114 LT Ducks, 87 goldeneyes, 6 WW Scoters, and 17 Surf Scoters off
of East point.

Fun! These are really high numbers for Cumberland. Enjoy the show!

Good birding all. Yes, I was looking at all Osprey platforms I passed. No falcons.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 2/13/19 3:20 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon no longer being seen at Manasquan Inlet
The Pacific Loon was last seen February 10th. No reports for 3 days now,
many are still looking for it. Looks like it has moved on. If it turns up
again, I will post here.

Good birding,
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Date: 2/13/19 9:34 am
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NJ's bald eagles are making a comeback with help from conservationists | New Jersey Environment News
Jerseybirders

A link below to an article of interest.

Good birding,

Wendy Malmid
Monroe Twp, NJ










https://njenvironmentnews.com/2019/02/13/njs-bald-eagles-are-making-a-comeback-with-help-from-conservationists/


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Date: 2/13/19 9:30 am
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] New Jersey saw record-setting number of ospreys in 2018 | Science Nature | pressofatlanticcity.com
Jerseybirders

A link below to an article of interest.

Good birding,

Wendy Malmid
Monroe Twp. NJ




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Date: 2/13/19 8:35 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink waterfowl
Historically this is the beginning of the best time of year to look for
waterfowl at the Assunpink WMA. For the next few weeks it has not been that
unusual to have 15 to 20 species on the lakes. It is often worthwhile to
check Rising Sun Lake which is about 1 mile south of Roosevelt on route
571. In recent years such sought after species as Redhead, Blue-winged Teal
and Eurasian Wigeon have been found.
Today the numbers of Common Mergansers and Ringed Neck Ducks were building.
Several Hundred of each. The 2 Trumpeter Swans were still present
Bob Dodelson


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Date: 2/12/19 3:00 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] NO Gyrfalcon today
The Nummy Island Gyrfalcon was apparently not seen today, despite multiple
searches during both morning and afternoon. The weather likely played a
role in its absence and came as advertised, with an ugly combination of
strong winds, rain, and fog throughout the day. Wednesday looks much better
(sunny, 40s, breezy); please refer to previous messages for additional
details.

We'll post another update here tomorrow. Additional reports (+ and -) will
be shared from CMBO's Twitter account (@cmbobirds).


best,
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 2/12/19 10:10 am
From: Evan Cutler <evancutler...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Montclair Bird Club event this Wednesday Feb 13
What's so funny about birding? Find out on Wednesday, February 13th.
Montclair Bird Club member Evan Cutler will be screening some of his
favorite bird-centric field packages from his years as a producer at The
Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He'll also be sharing behind the scene stories
of the adventures that went into making these videos. Should be a very fun
Montclair Bird Club event. 7:30 pm at Union Congregational Church in Upper
Montclair. Free and open to the general public. For more info go here:
https://www.montclairbirdclub.org/upcoming-programs.html


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Date: 2/12/19 7:31 am
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Every wonder where those grassland birds go
Hi, Some new insight into migrations.

https://m.phys.org/news/2019-02-biologists-migratory-patterns-north-american.html?fbclid=IwAR1G2q0QThNidwlPgdMJS7LL5NP--JQXkaj-rYS5Asn4OtCLCjKlo3yMTUY

Bill Elrick
Wyckoff NJ.


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Date: 2/11/19 7:34 pm
From: Chemguy NJ <jpalumbo2014...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Light phase Rough-legged Hawk in Tabernacle today
A Light phase rough-legged Hawk was spotted flying across the sod farm
south of Flyatt road this afternoon. Flyatt road is the road directly
behind (south) of Russo’s Farm Market in Tabernacle, NJ. Joe Palumbo


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Date: 2/11/19 7:20 pm
From: Aiden Dartley <adartley123...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler Today?
Has anyone seen the Townsend's Warbler today? There are no eBird reports
today.


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Date: 2/11/19 4:24 pm
From: judson hamlin <jhhamlin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
Don't forget that Boyd Park in New Brunswick might be a likely spot as well- not great access but there is parking down by the Rutgers Boathouse

Juds0nHam1in

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> On Feb 11, 2019, at 5:23 PM, Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4...> wrote:
>
> A couple of us checked this afternoon. The geese were all up and down the river but we could only find the blue morph Snow Goose.
>
> Carole Hughes
> Verona, NJ
>
> Sent from my iPad
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>> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:38 PM, Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> wrote:
>>
>> I went through the area at lunch time. Big flock of Canada's on the ball field - no white geese. Also, drove through Busch campus and no geese to be seen on the fields there.
>>
>> I did have the resident leucistic Red-tail fly over me as I came down the ramp off Rt 18 to get to River Road and Johnson Park. A somewhat consolation prize.
>>
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>> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Patrick Belardo
>> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 2:24 PM
>> To: <JERSEYBI...>
>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
>>
>> There was a sighting at 7:53am but others who checked this morning did not see them. Others checked Donaldson and Busch campus as well.
>>
>> Patrick Belardo
>> Piscataway, NJ
>>
>>> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:20 PM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Has anyone had any luck re-finding the Ross's Geese in Johnson Park?
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
>>>> Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present
>>>> at least until 3:30 pm. The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and
>>>> not 5000 snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch
>>>> Farm in Monmouth!). The flock was feeding at the entrance to the
>>>> park at the junction of River Road and Hillcrest.
>>>>
>>>> Susan Treesh
>>>> Somerset
>>>>
>>>>
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Date: 2/11/19 3:39 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon continues, Cape May Co. (Mon. PM)
The Gyrfalcon remained at Nummy Island through the afternoon, eventually
flying off toward the west at 4:38pm (about 20 minutes earlier than its
departure on Sunday when skies were clear). It apparently did not move from
"the" Osprey platform between 9am and the time of its evening exit. This
particular platform is beyond the curve and on the north/west side of the
road, near some dock debris in the marsh.

Some additional notes--
1) For those unfamiliar with the area, Nummy Island is the
saltmarsh/causeway that runs between North Wildwood and Stone Harbor. A
google search of Nummy Island will provide resources and directions for
getting there. Apologies for not making this clear in earlier messages.

2) Safety reminder: again, the speed limit here is 50mph. Please pull well
off the roadway when parking, be extremely careful if walking across the
road, and be mindful of traffic when leaving. We've seen a few close
calls-- some folks walking out in front of fast-moving traffic, others
pulling U-turns on the curve. PLEASE play it safe.

The weather again looks poor for Tuesday, with a lot of rain (but no snow
or ice locally). We'll provide a couple updates here tomorrow, with
additional reports at CMBO's Twitter account (@cmbobirds). Thanks to
everyone who provided information through the day.


best,
tr


--
Tom Reed
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Date: 2/11/19 2:23 pm
From: Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
A couple of us checked this afternoon. The geese were all up and down the river but we could only find the blue morph Snow Goose.

Carole Hughes
Verona, NJ

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> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:38 PM, Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...> wrote:
>
> I went through the area at lunch time. Big flock of Canada's on the ball field - no white geese. Also, drove through Busch campus and no geese to be seen on the fields there.
>
> I did have the resident leucistic Red-tail fly over me as I came down the ramp off Rt 18 to get to River Road and Johnson Park. A somewhat consolation prize.
>
> SA
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> From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Patrick Belardo
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 2:24 PM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
>
> There was a sighting at 7:53am but others who checked this morning did not see them. Others checked Donaldson and Busch campus as well.
>
> Patrick Belardo
> Piscataway, NJ
>
>> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:20 PM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>>
>> Has anyone had any luck re-finding the Ross's Geese in Johnson Park?
>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
>>> Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present
>>> at least until 3:30 pm. The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and
>>> not 5000 snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch
>>> Farm in Monmouth!). The flock was feeding at the entrance to the
>>> park at the junction of River Road and Hillcrest.
>>>
>>> Susan Treesh
>>> Somerset
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Date: 2/11/19 12:26 pm
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Blue-phase Snow Goose in Johnson Park? Photo
Hi Jbirders:

Just finished reporting to ebird the Blue morph Snow Goose I found early afternoon in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood Township



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Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:08:47 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Blue-phase Snow Goose in Johnson Park? Photo

Tried to re-find the Johnson Park Ross's Geese today. Huge flock of Canadas
by the River Road/Cedar Lane entrance to the park. The only non-Canada was
what I think is a blue-phase Snow Goose in the center of this photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/47011957562/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 2/11/19 12:09 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Blue-phase Snow Goose in Johnson Park? Photo
Tried to re-find the Johnson Park Ross's Geese today. Huge flock of Canadas
by the River Road/Cedar Lane entrance to the park. The only non-Canada was
what I think is a blue-phase Snow Goose in the center of this photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/47011957562/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Date: 2/11/19 11:39 am
From: Albert, Steven <Steven.Albert...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
I went through the area at lunch time. Big flock of Canada's on the ball field - no white geese. Also, drove through Busch campus and no geese to be seen on the fields there.

I did have the resident leucistic Red-tail fly over me as I came down the ramp off Rt 18 to get to River Road and Johnson Park. A somewhat consolation prize.

SA


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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> On Behalf Of Patrick Belardo
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 2:24 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County

There was a sighting at 7:53am but others who checked this morning did not see them. Others checked Donaldson and Busch campus as well.

Patrick Belardo
Piscataway, NJ

> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:20 PM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone had any luck re-finding the Ross's Geese in Johnson Park?
>
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>>
>> Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
>> Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present
>> at least until 3:30 pm. The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and
>> not 5000 snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch
>> Farm in Monmouth!). The flock was feeding at the entrance to the
>> park at the junction of River Road and Hillcrest.
>>
>> Susan Treesh
>> Somerset
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 2/11/19 11:31 am
From: judson hamlin <jhhamlin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
I dipped at about 805-815. Neither on the field nor on the water under the Lynch Bridge. Common Goldeneyes were consolation prize.

Juds0nHam1in

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> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:24 PM, Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...> wrote:
>
> There was a sighting at 7:53am but others who checked this morning did not see them. Others checked Donaldson and Busch campus as well.
>
> Patrick Belardo
> Piscataway, NJ
>
>> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:20 PM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>>
>> Has anyone had any luck re-finding the Ross's Geese in Johnson Park?
>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
>>> Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present at
>>> least until 3:30 pm. The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and not 5000
>>> snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch Farm in
>>> Monmouth!). The flock was feeding at the entrance to the park at the
>>> junction of River Road and Hillcrest.
>>>
>>> Susan Treesh
>>> Somerset
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Date: 2/11/19 11:24 am
From: Patrick Belardo <pbelardo...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
There was a sighting at 7:53am but others who checked this morning did not see them. Others checked Donaldson and Busch campus as well.

Patrick Belardo
Piscataway, NJ

> On Feb 11, 2019, at 2:20 PM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone had any luck re-finding the Ross's Geese in Johnson Park?
>
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:
>>
>> Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
>> Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present at
>> least until 3:30 pm. The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and not 5000
>> snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch Farm in
>> Monmouth!). The flock was feeding at the entrance to the park at the
>> junction of River Road and Hillcrest.
>>
>> Susan Treesh
>> Somerset
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 2/11/19 11:21 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
Has anyone had any luck re-finding the Ross's Geese in Johnson Park?

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> wrote:

> Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
> Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present at
> least until 3:30 pm. The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and not 5000
> snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch Farm in
> Monmouth!). The flock was feeding at the entrance to the park at the
> junction of River Road and Hillcrest.
>
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
>
>
>
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Date: 2/11/19 10:10 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lake Parsippany Ducks
With the lake mostly ice-free, ducks have returned.  Today LP had 50 common merganser, 10 hooded merg, 8 lesser scaup, 7 gadwall and a few ruddys.  Should only get better!Dave OsterVeronaWithSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/11/19 9:11 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eagle Rt 46 Pine Brook
Sub-adult Bald Eagle perched in tree next to Passsic River bridge & Rt 46 in Pine Brook (Montville) Morris County.You just never know.Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/11/19 7:16 am
From: Catherine Busch <busch.cm...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Speaking of banded birds - Banded Common Loon at Manasquan Inlet
Try the Patuxent Bird Banding lab reporting portal:
https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:09 AM Linda Widdop <linda...> wrote:

> Marty Dellwo and I finally made the trip to Manasquan Inlet to see the
> Pacific Loon on Saturday. We had great views of the Pacific Loon along with
> a few Common Loons despite the howling wind that blew scopes and tripods
> over when we weren't hanging onto them.
>
> Anyway, one Common Loon was banded with light blue on the right leg and
> red on the left leg. Both bands had a white stripe through the center of
> the band. No digits visible. I got pretty good photos of the bands just
> above the water line. Does anyone know where to post such a sighting?
>
> Thanks,
> Linda Widdop
> Montgomery County PA/Villas NJ
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Date: 2/11/19 6:17 am
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon continues (Mon. AM)
The Gyrfalcon is again at the north end of Nummy Island this morning,
reported just now (9:10am) on the same Osprey platform where it spent
portions of the day yesterday.


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tr


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Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 2/11/19 5:11 am
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Speaking of banded birds - Banded Common Loon at Manasquan Inlet
Marty Dellwo and I finally made the trip to Manasquan Inlet to see the Pacific Loon on Saturday. We had great views of the Pacific Loon along with a few Common Loons despite the howling wind that blew scopes and tripods over when we weren't hanging onto them.

Anyway, one Common Loon was banded with light blue on the right leg and red on the left leg. Both bands had a white stripe through the center of the band. No digits visible. I got pretty good photos of the bands just above the water line. Does anyone know where to post such a sighting?

Thanks,
Linda Widdop
Montgomery County PA/Villas NJ
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Date: 2/11/19 4:36 am
From: Jim Hayes <gargle57...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Possible 2nd Gyrfalcon
Greetings! Yesterday, before going to Barnegat Inlet, I was at the of end Cedar Dock Run Road
where I spotted a falcon which I first took for a Peregrine. It looked like a brownish juvenile but did not have strong head markings. I forgot about it until I saw photos on Facebook of the Nummy Island bird and it matches up very well with the bird I saw. This was around 8:30 in the morning. I t was perched on a post nearby the last house on the right.
Jim Hayes, Wanaque, NJ
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Date: 2/10/19 5:12 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Nummy Island GYR
I am on still on Cloud Nine on the Nummy Island Gyr.

With that said, is it possible for those birder who were lucky enough to take documentary photo quality of the Nummy Island Gyr post on ID Frontiers ?

Reason being so simple. So I could learn more about this Gyr in terms of sex, age and plumage details from those birders abroad and may be familiar with Gyr life history.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 2/10/19 3:40 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] No Pacific Loon at Manasquan Inlet but other highlights 2-10-19
No Pacific Loon at Manasquan Inlet today. Not seen by anyone throughout the
day.

Brick Reservoir hosted a Redhead and a Common Merganser.

Fox Sparrow at New Egypt--Brynmore / Big Woods Rd. fields.

Pine Siskins and Pine Warbler continue at Cloverdale Farm in Barnegat.

Barnegat Light hosted 120 Common Eiders, all 3 Scoters, 11 Harlequin Ducks,
Razorbill, and 7 Great Cormorants.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 2/10/19 3:34 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon -- evening update
The Gyrfalcon continued on the north/west side of Nummy Island through the
afternoon, primarily on the sand patch that is south (left) of the big
dredge spoil mound. Around 4:15pm it returned to the same Osprey platform
where it spent some time this morning (closer to the road & cedar
grove/bridge). It eventually flew off shortly before 5:00pm and headed west
across the marsh. There was some confusion as to whether the bird
eventually ended up near the Wetlands Institute or continued west toward
Cape May Court House, but either way, we're hopeful that it will again be
in the area tomorrow.

Updates (+ or -) will be shared here tomorrow, and CMBO's Twitter account
(@cmbobirds) will again broadcast reports as they come in. Some freezing
rain/sleet is in the forecast for the overnight and Monday morning, so
please take it easy on the roads.


best,
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ


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Date: 2/10/19 3:24 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - [JERSEY] Forsythe - frozen, Gyr - WOW!
After the 14th CMBO text Alert, I too bolted right out of the house in chase
of the Nummy Island Gyr.

Besides what Sandra have reported, my second high-light of the Gyr day was I
was standing within arm's length of two Cape May based author's of Shorebird
Guide. I could not help eavesdropping on their conversation due to birders
standing side-by-side. They were just as stoked about Justin Welch's
outstanding Gyr find and all birders present while I was there. They
discussed about the plumage details of this Nummy Gyr compared to other
GYR's they have encountered during their birding travels. It was priceless.

This must be a huge find. Why is that ? Besides the two author's of
Shorebird Guide being there during live action, I also chased it and I
survived the panic attack.

Yong Kong
Camden County

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Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:55 PM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Forsythe - frozen, Gyr - WOW!

Forsythe was mainly frozen and the grass has been mowed around
most of the dike area. I managed 1 ipswich. Different spot than Jan.

Left for Nummy's. No more Alpha treks for me! Unless I decide for a Dec.
Gyr try! WOW! What looks. It's not going to be on ebird rba's, so if anyone
tries Monday - the main spot today seems to have been a visible, wide strip
of white sand on the NW side of Nummy's Island. We were fortunate to see
it in flight. And saw a Harrier harassing it. It did come back to the osprey
platform - I presume the same one that Dustin had it on originally. Then
flew back to the white sand strip.

I hope it sticks! This is excellent views!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 2/10/19 3:16 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
The lawns by the cricket fields...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park



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> Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
> Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present at
> least until 3:30 pm. The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and not 5000
> snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch Farm in
> Monmouth!). The flock was feeding at the entrance to the park at the
> junction of River Road and Hillcrest.
>
> Susan Treesh
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Date: 2/10/19 2:03 pm
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ross's Geese in Johnson Park, Middlesex County
Three very accessible Ross's Geese were found by Patrick Belardo in
Johnson Park, Middlesex County this afternoon and were still present at
least until 3:30 pm.  The geese were in a flock of Canadas (and not 5000
snow geese as was the case with the singleton at White Birch Farm in
Monmouth!).  The flock was feeding at the entrance to the park at the
junction of River Road and Hillcrest.

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Date: 2/10/19 12:55 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Forsythe - frozen, Gyr - WOW!
Forsythe was mainly frozen and the grass has been mowed around
most of the dike area. I managed 1 ipswich. Different spot than Jan.

Left for Nummy's. No more Alpha treks for me! Unless I decide for a Dec.
Gyr try! WOW! What looks. It's not going to be on ebird rba's, so if anyone
tries Monday - the main spot today seems to have been a visible, wide strip
of white sand on the NW side of Nummy's Island. We were fortunate to see
it in flight. And saw a Harrier harassing it. It did come back to the osprey
platform - I presume the same one that Dustin had it on originally. Then
flew back to the white sand strip.

I hope it sticks! This is excellent views!

Good birding all.

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Date: 2/10/19 11:08 am
From: Tom Brown <tshrike19...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Banded Red-winged Blackbird
Hi Sandra,

You can go to “report band” on the banding lab website, you should be able
to put the combination of color (auxillary) bands even w/o the metal band
number . It will ask for leg/color combo, I do wonder if a color band may
have come off the right leg though. There was a group banding rwbl in
northern N.Y. several years back.

Cheers,

Tom Brown

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> Hi JerseyBirders:
>
> At my feeder today, three male Red-winged Blackbirds arrived, first of the
> year. On closer inspection, one of the three was banded. He has two orange
> bands on his left leg and a silver band on the right. I think that was the
> banding. They flew off before I could get the scope on them for details.
>
> I do not have information on where to report a band for this bird. Could
> someone please help me narrow it down a bit.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sandy McNicol
> Kingwood Township
>
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Date: 2/10/19 10:24 am
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Banded Red-winged Blackbird
Hi JerseyBirders:

At my feeder today, three male Red-winged Blackbirds arrived, first of the year. On closer inspection, one of the three was banded. He has two orange bands on his left leg and a silver band on the right. I think that was the banding. They flew off before I could get the scope on them for details.

I do not have information on where to report a band for this bird. Could someone please help me narrow it down a bit.

Thank you.

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Date: 2/10/19 9:40 am
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon continues, Cape May Co.
Still present at Nummy Island as of 12:30pm and spending most of its time on a sand patch, a bit south and west of a prominent dredge spoil mound. Best viewing is currently from north half of causeway, looking west from guardrail. Scope recommended.

Please also note that the speed limit here is 50mph. Park sensibly and stay off the roadway.


best,
tr



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> On Feb 10, 2019, at 10:46, David Lapuma <david.lapuma...> wrote:
>
> A young GYRFALCON was found this morning by Dustin Welch on Nummy Island. The bird is being seeen now, distant heat-shimmer views on sand just north of dredge spoil on west side of road just north of the free bridge. Look for the cars!
>
> Good birding
>
> David
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Date: 2/10/19 9:14 am
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other highlights 2-10-19
Somehow this got sent before I finished for today's sightings lol, so no
confirmation if the Pacific Loon
is still there or not at the moment. I'll post more sightings later.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 12:10 PM Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
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> Barnegat Light hosted the continuing 3 Common Eiders, 18 Harlequin Ducks,
> WW Scoter,11 Ruddy Turnstones, Red-throated Loon, and 5 Great Cormorants.
>
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Date: 2/10/19 9:11 am
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other highlights 2-10-19
Barnegat Light hosted the continuing 3 Common Eiders, 18 Harlequin Ducks,
WW Scoter,11 Ruddy Turnstones, Red-throated Loon, and 5 Great Cormorants.


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Date: 2/10/19 8:23 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon, Cape May
A Gyrfalcon was photographed this morning on an Osprey platform on Nummy Island, Cape May County. It was still present at 11:10 am according to CMBO’s text and Twitter alerts (which see, for updates).

Laurie Larson
Lumberton NJ


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Date: 2/10/19 7:46 am
From: David Lapuma <david.lapuma...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] GYRFALCON on Nummy Island, Cape May Co. NOW
A young GYRFALCON was found this morning by Dustin Welch on Nummy Island. The bird is being seeen now, distant heat-shimmer views on sand just north of dredge spoil on west side of road just north of the free bridge. Look for the cars!

Good birding

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Date: 2/9/19 3:22 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Mannington area - Salem county
Chris Herz and I spent the afternoon in Salem. Mid day in Gloucester. Nice to
see flocks of birds! In no particular order -
Thousands of Snow Geese on the ground at Featherbed Lane. 23 Meadowlarks
in one flock at the west end of that road section. And a few singing in the wma
itself. Always a treat!
A lone Canvasback at Seabrook - Nimrod - Mannington. Unusual here.
White crowned Sparrows. Sunset Rd. past the causeway. Mannington.
Always a good spot there.

The most numbers and diversity this afternoon - waterfowl wise - was at the Rt.
45 Causeway - east side. Mannington.

A nice Horned Lark flock at the Dream Park - Gloucester County. Our only Horned
Larks for the day. Where are they all??

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 2/9/19 2:37 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Chasing common birds - Atlantic Co.
Yesterday, I decided to chase that sparrow-hone lark-longspur-red poll like interesting flight call notes I heard at Sahl's farm in Pomona section of the Galloway Township last Sunday (2-3-2019). Bit late to return but I had to try. Parked on the grass shoulder of
Odessa Avenue with windows down and waited. Bird god cooperated and gave me a bone and the same flight call note was heard once again, Sad, as I had expected it was horn lark. Managed to get two in view with bins. Lesson learned is when one doubts his/her bird ID more petro is burned and more time is wasted (or is it ?) in chasing common birds when those precious time could have been spent chasing truly rare birds that are posed in ebird’s billboard.

This morning I birded my Atlantic City Birding Route. Started at the Absecon Inlet from near the Golden Nugget Casino and the Coast Guard Station at the end of Huron Avenue. I was scanning very distant birds rooting in the marsh on the Brigantine Island side. By chance, an immature bald eagle flushed almost all of the roosting birds. One huge flock of American Oystercatcher was noted. I would estimate that oyster flock to be somewhere between 400 to 600, if not more. It was high tide.

Then on to Venice Lagoon section of the AC and the back bays of AC by driving along the Sunset Avenue. Nothing to brag about my duck find here and it was slow. But close view/study of Scaup. Always at least of one Common Goldeneye this time of the year and today was no different.

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Date: 2/9/19 1:33 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other sightings 2-9-19. Lots of great birds seen today!
Let's start off with Manasquan Inlet where the Pacific Loon continues. Also
there was a Red-throated Loon and a Great Cormorant.

Down the street at Gull Island Park were 3 Wood Ducks, 2 Canvasbacks, and a
Common Goldeneye.

In a backyard .8 miles west of Little Silver Lake was a Baltimore Oriole.

Lake of the Lilies hosted 5 Canvasbacks, 3 Northern Shovelers, and 9 Red
heads are back!

Barnegat Light hosted 15 Common Eiders, 15 Harlequin Ducks, all 3 Scoters,
8 Ruddy Turnstones, 3 Red-throated Loons, 3 Great Cormorants, and an
Iceland Gull.

Cloverdale Farm hosted the continuing RB Nuthatch, 8 Gadwalls, Common
Goldeneye, Hairy Woodpecker, Winter Wren, 25 Pine Siskins, Pine Warbler,
and a Purple Finch.

Cedar Run Dock Road hosted a Rough-legged Hawk.

Good birding,
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Date: 2/9/19 7:42 am
From: John Canoles <000005cd98905ec4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Meadowlarks. Millville
Just had a large flock of meadowlarks fly across Buckshutem Road into the fields inside the Millville Airport

Nice to see a large flock!



John Canoles
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Date: 2/8/19 5:28 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other sightings 2-8-19
The Pacific Loon at Manasquan Inlet continues. Also there, was a
Red-throated Loon and Great Cormorant.

Cloverdale Farm hosted the continuing Pine Siskins, Red-breasted
Nuthatches, and Common Goldeneye.

Edwin B Forsythe NWR in Barnegat hosted 8 Gadwall, Winter Wren, and 5 Pine
Siskins.

Amy Davis' backyard in Lacey hosted a nice number of 28 Pine Siskins and a
Hermit Thrush.

Barnegat Light hosted the continuing 14 Common Eiders, 9 Harlequin Ducks,
7 Great Cormorants, and a Peregrine Falcon.

Good birding,
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Date: 2/8/19 4:42 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Slow birding this afternoon - Wheelabrator
In gloucester county. I had the afternoon free. Working Sunday.
No Woodcock. And I tried! Not listening for peenting, but bush wacking through woods. None.
They like Yong’s woods! I recall trying during my Cumberland big year in 2014. Brian sent me to
spots. Nothing! That’s a jinx bird for me. I read the links you sent Yong. I enjoy a habitat study.
Although Wheelabrator was perfect. Wet woods, birch trees, power line cut for displaying.
But no Woodcock. Oh well.

I only had 9 species for my time there. Very slow.

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 2/8/19 11:56 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Spring is Here!
With Verona Park Lake (Essex County) now half open water, 7 Lesser Scaup and 1 Ring-necked Duck were present today.  Here we go!Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/7/19 5:31 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bit more on American Woodcock in NJ and Migration
After getting home from work today, Pilsner and Coriander (Mary’s dogs) and I took a short hike to the Atlantic City power line behind our house in anticipation of A. Woodcock flight show. Plus I had my IPA belt on.

We were not disappointed. Saw two at one point, with one chasing the other very close to each other, And all that cool sound.

Check out the link below. I now know why the mow grassland strips at the Hidden Valley WMA at Cape May.

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/news/2019/woodcockstudy.htm

I totally sucked at finding owls at unreported locations on ebird or JBirds this year or last winter. Not to brag I did OK in other years. But connecting the dots from the NJDEP, Fish and Game’s Woodcock study (link above) and the grassland mowed strips that I was so curious at Hidden Valley WMA at Cape May made me feel better. Perhaps this was well known fact among Cape May birders. I had no clue until today.

I am certain that I am in a minority that observing bird habitat is just as cool as finding those rare birds.

Yong Kong
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Date: 2/7/19 4:41 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and other sightings 2-7-19
Manasquan Inlet hosted the continuing Pacific Loon along with an American
Wigeon, 90 Greater Scaup, all 3 Scoters, 7 Purple Sandpipers, 110 RB
Mergansers, Great Cormorant, 60 Cedar Waxwings, and 15 Boat-tailed Grackles.

Manahawkin WMA hosted a Hairy Woodpecker and 12 Northern Pintail.

Cloverdale Farm in Barnegat also hosted a Hairy Woodpecker as well as a
Common Goldeneye.

Good birding,
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Date: 2/7/19 8:17 am
From: bmknj16 <bmknj17...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Collingswood area birding question
Hey.

I'm hoping its not inappropriate to ask this here but late this month I
have to deliver a commission in this area.

Being unfamiliar with this part of the state, and since I'll be devoting an
hour and a half to getting there, I'm hoping there might be a location
worth checking out for bird photography (not just viewing).

Appreciate any suggestions on or off board.

Thanks.
Brett Klaproth
https://www.flickr.com/photos/26398858@N02/ (my sad Flickr page with no new
posts since August (Hoping that will change soon...))


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Date: 2/7/19 6:22 am
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] DVOC program change tonight
Hi Birders - I wanted to get a quick note out letting everyone know that the DVOC "Return of the Raven" program scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The program will be rescheduled to a future date so keep an eye on our calendar. Sorry for the late notice but wanted to let you know in case you were traveling from outside of the Philly area for the program.

We are replacing it with "Alaska's St. Paul Island" by yours truly. Should be fun. Feel free to attend.
http://dvoc.org/events/alaskas-st-paul-island-or-i-can-see-russia-from-here/

Thanks,
Linda Widdop
DVOC VP/Program Coordinator


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Date: 2/7/19 5:38 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Trumpeters present
Stone Tavern Lake at Assunpink WMA. has a bit more open water this morning
and the 2 Trumpeter Swans are there with a few Ring-necked Ducks
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Date: 2/6/19 4:16 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock
Thank you Jeanine for chiming in JBirds. I too had woodcock flight over my
house last night as I was pulling up onto Mary's driveway. But no way I was
going to craw out from under a rock to text or report to JBIrds.
Reason ? With the latest fantastic reports of Pacific Loon at Mana. inlet,
Razorbills down at Avalon, and about that *west coast* warbler at the poop
plant in Trenton, I felt so lame about writing about a woodcock.

Due to inspiration gathered from Jeanine's post, I will share some of my
findings at Atlantic County, although bit late to report. Last Sunday, near
Sahl's farm in Pomona section of the Galloway Township, about 10 min from
the Brig Refuge, I found a sparrow flock of about 40 or more on Odessa
Avenue. It was a mix flock mostly consisting of Savanna and field as far as
I could tell. They flushed from a field to eastern cedar hedge row. Also
several house finches and interesting chip and flight call notes.

Got the scope out then put in back into the truck right away. Reason ? I
was pointing the scope directly towards a house. Through of Pat Sutton's
comment/advise from many years ago, that is do not point the scope or the
bins towards someone's house windows (not her exact words). I drove away
thinking there had to be other interesting sparrows or longspurs in that
field.

Also stopped by the 141 (?) Liepzig Avenue near the Natural Lands Trust Land
property where I found a chipping sparrow flock that I can only estimate
over 50 a few weeks ago. Last Sunday they were gone.

Liepzig Avenue, Cologne Avenue and Herschel Street section of the Galloway
Township section is my best opportunity to find a Shrike, but no dice.

Also, I am having a terrible luck finding a northern red-tailed hawk,
Ipswich sparrow with bling, or the rough-legged hawk in Atlantic County.

There you go. I would not have surfaced if it was not for Jeanine's post.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Subject: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock

I just had my first displaying Woodcock of the season tonight. It was at
5:50 pm. Early, but a perfect calm evening for them.

Jeanine Apgar

Galloway


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Date: 2/6/19 3:53 pm
From: James O'Brien <jphillipobrien...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Red Bank Birds
At Marine Park today around 2pm I had a curious sight. Four ring necked ducks, 6 hoodies, 12 bufflehead and a lone coot were pinned up against the marina behind the fish shack. Scanning across the river I spotted an adult bald eagle atop the wpower pole. The ducks eventually moved off to the east when 4 canvasback flew by. Got great looks at 3 drakes and one female! They flew out to the east but circled and put down near Fair Haven. They landed to a flock of about 24 other birds who could also be canvasback or maybe ring-necked.

Also on Monday had a peregine pair atop the medical center, underneath the R in Riverview.

Great birding,
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Red Bank

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Date: 2/6/19 3:16 pm
From: Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock
I just had my first displaying Woodcock of the season tonight. It was at
5:50 pm. Early, but a perfect calm evening for them.

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Date: 2/6/19 2:33 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and other sightings 2-6-19
The Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet. Also there were 2
Red-throated Loons which have been absent from the area recently. All 3
scoters and a Common Merganser were also seen.

Collinstown Road in Barnegat had 2 Fox Sparrows.

Cloverdale Farm in Barnegat had the continuing Pine Siskin and RB nuthatch.
Also there was a Northern Shoveler and Common Goldeneye.

Marshall's Pond in Toms River had a Common Merganser and 2 Field Sparrows.

Riverfront Landing in Toms River had the continuing Canvasbacks.

Brick Township Reservoir had the continuing 2 Redheads along with 8
Northern Shovelers.

Shelter Cove in Toms River had 5 American Tree Sparrows.

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Date: 2/6/19 12:57 pm
From: judson hamlin <jhhamlin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] New Brunswick Peregrine Falcons
A pair of Falcons are on the old administration building by the courthouse. The female was just calling as well.

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Date: 2/6/19 7:16 am
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink
The 2 Trumpeter Swans were present this morning on Stone Tavern Lake but
there is no open water and I would guess they will move on unless a thaw
sets in.A beautiful morning and I had my first Towhees of 2019. three in
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Date: 2/6/19 6:36 am
From: Rose M Joy <0000049fa5a9715e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pennington Eagle Nest
Hi,
The Pennington BE nest is monitored by a volunteer for the CWFNJ Bald Eagle Project. I see the nest failed in 2018, not sure of the reason. In 2018, there were 204 pairs of Bald Eagle that were monitored in NJ.

You can read more about the conservation project here:

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/protecting/projects/baldeagle/

There are Annual reports as well as other publications if you scroll down

Rose Joy
Somerset

> On Feb 5, 2019, at 11:33 PM, Doctor Science <science.dr...> wrote:
>
> There is an occupied bald eagle nest (see checklist, not mine:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52186020 ) to the northeast of this old
> checklist location: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S21798676. Is there any
> way of finding out whether it's been reported to the NJ DFW? Can I assume
> that they monitor ebird?
>
> The nest location is not ideal for avoiding human disturbance--I will be
> surprised if they manage to fledge a chick at that location. But I started
> living in NJ in 1974, when there was one (1) eagle nest in the whole state
> and it was never successful due to DDT, so seeing this nest as I drive down
> the road every day fills me with stunned hope.
>
> Doctor Science
> Hopewell Twp.
>
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Date: 2/5/19 8:34 pm
From: Doctor Science <science.dr...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pennington Eagle Nest
There is an occupied bald eagle nest (see checklist, not mine:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52186020 ) to the northeast of this old
checklist location: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S21798676. Is there any
way of finding out whether it's been reported to the NJ DFW? Can I assume
that they monitor ebird?

The nest location is not ideal for avoiding human disturbance--I will be
surprised if they manage to fledge a chick at that location. But I started
living in NJ in 1974, when there was one (1) eagle nest in the whole state
and it was never successful due to DDT, so seeing this nest as I drive down
the road every day fills me with stunned hope.

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Date: 2/5/19 5:58 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] thoughts on the townsends, winter finches, and the pacific loon
I met fellow birders at the trenton sewage spot. We had ok looks along
the path behind the fence. But the best looks - at least for me - were when
we birded the deciduous trees along Lambertville rd. The sun wasn't in our
eyes, no pine needles in the way, etc. I enjoyed the bird, then tried for a pic.
I managed a one star pic. Which is better than Jan!
The warblers were moving up and down the tree line from the pines to and
in the deciduous tree line. I see this as an alternate viewing spot.

I just learned today from Jason H. that mid april to early May is the best timing
for returning spring Grosbeaks. That surprised me. The lateness. So my point
being, keep those feeders up and full if you want to try and attract them! Through
the spring.

The loon was between the gazebo and before the rocks at Manasquan. Joy.
I wasn't. I was at the east end of the parking lot to the jetty tip. I went back to
the gazebo area after I got the alert. Had a nice look! But no pic. So unsuccessful.
I'll try again if the Razorbills show up again. What happened to them?

Butterfly notes - none.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 2/5/19 5:49 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County Rarities and others 2-5-19
I hope many of you got out on this gorgeous day to do some birding! After
work I finally got myself over to Manasquan Inlet to see the Pacific Loon,
but I missed getting great looks at it by 5 minutes as it was headed out to
sea. I got there around 4:30pm. Was nice to meet the many of you that were
there including Sandra Keller.

So Manasquan Inlet, the Pacific Loon continues. Also there was a Lesser
Black-backed Gull, all 3 Scoters, Purple Sandpipers, Dunlin, and the usual.
Also a dead Dovekie was found on the beach. I noticed a Common Loon there
with more white than usual going up to it's back. Here is a link to that
photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/46086663155/in/dateposted/
Did anyone else see this one? And why so much white?

Little Silver Lake had 2 Canvasbacks.

Lake of the Lilies is still frozen over but did have an Iceland Gull.

Riverfront Landing in Toms River hosted the continuing 50 Canvasbacks.

Island Beach State Park was birdy today with 2 Razorbills, 1 Harlequin
Duck, 10 Common Eiders, 4 Great Cormorants, a Gray Catbird, a Brown
Thrasher, and the usual.

Brick Township Reservoir had 2 Redheads.

Good birding,
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Date: 2/5/19 10:01 am
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Interesting Merlin Sandy Hook
At the Horseshoe Cove walkway spotted a Merlin standing on exposed sand on the north side.  The bird soon flew over the walkway and landed just to the south on a small sand bar (low tide).  For the next 10 minutes the merlin walked or hopped on the sand, mostly in a little rivulet between two bars.  Then it appeared to occasionally drink from the water.  I wondered if some fresh water was seeping out from higher ground near the road.  Finally the merlin made it's way to a larger pool, and began to "bathe," fanning its tail feathers and fluttering its wings.  Suffice it to say I was transfixed.Then the merlin flew up and perched, properly merlin-like, on a telephone pole, before flying off toward the cedar woods.Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/4/19 2:28 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities 2-4-19
The Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet and was seen by many.

A Cackling Goose was found by Brian Vernachio at Marshall's Pond in Toms
River.

A Common Raven was found by Jeff Schaffer at Pine Lake Park in Manchester.
Also in that area was a Merlin.

11 Canvasbacks continue to be seen at Riverfront Landing in Toms River.

Good Birding,
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Date: 2/4/19 11:45 am
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] What is Hawk doing?
Is there a birder who could help me determine what the Coopers Hawk is
screeching about? It is a yard Hawk,juv., makes different calls, shouts, noises??
I can walk right up to the trees it perches in. It hunts well.
I have a video, with the sound to send.
Thanks for any help.

Karen
Ocean

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Date: 2/4/19 10:36 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Vesper Sparrow - Laurel run park - Burlington - yes!
A Feb. bird for me. Now I need March! Then August - that will be difficult.
The bird was with Song Sparrows. That can vary. The part of the path that
parallels the creek. That to me is the north, directions have varied a bit!
there's benches. and the path gets wider in a couple spots in that area.
It was flying between the field and the trees by the creek. Usually it was
the highest bird in the trees. But not always. The last time we saw it, I
believe I managed a pic! That's good for me.... It stayed put for awhile fairly
close.

Butterfly notes - no. Maybe tomorrow.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 2/4/19 8:48 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Swamp
Right now Red-shouldered Hawk in woods across from Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains.  Earlier at end of Woodland Road (Wilderness Area) Rusty Blackbird and Pileated.Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/3/19 2:03 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon at Manasquan Inlet and 3 other rarities 2-3-19
Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet along with a Glaucous Gull and an
Iceland Gull which were seen by many.
Also at Lake of the Lilies, there was a Black-headed Gull.

Good birding,
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Date: 2/3/19 1:25 pm
From: <osterhome...> <000004150120c36e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Becker Tract, cont.
After enjoying the Goshawk, I ambled up the main trail at the BT.  Near the top, where the trail flattens out, were numerous small pools of meltwater.  I noticed a lot of bird activity around these pools, and stopped.  Glad I did.Over the next 15 minutes I watched a couple dozen birds bathing and drinking the water.  Mostly white-throated sparrows, but also song and at least 2 fox sparrows.  3 cardinals (2 male, 1 female) were persistent bathers, and a lone cedar waxwing dropped in twice.  At one point the waxwing and a fox sparrow were jostling for possession of one of the pools.Then the birds seemed to melt away, and all was quiet.  I was lucky to have happened upon the scene at just the right time.Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/3/19 10:30 am
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Goshawk Essex County
Just pulled into the Becker Tract, a county park in Roseland, Essex County.Arrived just in time to see an immature Goshawk crash through the trees, then perch and vocalize.  I think his lunch got away!Bird your local patch, park or preserve.  You never know...Dave OsterVeronaSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone


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Date: 2/3/19 9:57 am
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet 2-3-19
The Pacific Loon continues to be seen by many along with all the usual
ducks and others including all 3 Scoters and all 3 Loons lol.
Little Silver Lake Wood Ducks continue to be seen as well.
Gull Island Park had a Common Goldeneye.
The Redheads at Lake of the Lilies have not been seen for at least a week
now. Just American Coots now.

Good Birding,
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Date: 2/2/19 4:57 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] the Cumberland eagle festival - my thoughts
Was a great success as always! It started slow - we figure the weather. The black ice on the roads, the cold….
It picked up inside at mid morning. Thanks everyone for stopping and say “hi”! I love to catch up with people!
So, yacking, talking about Natural Lands, and buying stuff. Always a good morning.

Had to make a Wawa stop - windshield washer fluid more than anything. Bad thing to run out of…. I had
6 Red-shouldered Hawks at various spots as I ate lunch and explored. Good year breeding? Some migrants
from the fall lingering? I couldn’t hit Brett’s presentation at the fire hall. Timing…..

I was at Beaver Dam from 2:00 til 4:20 or so. I showed many people that huge nest! The adult Eagle on
the nest was puny. A Great Blue Heron and Hooded Mergs put on a show. They were taking advantage of
open areas - still half frozen there. And 60 degrees on Tues???? Really????

I received lots of questions. Most I could answer! One in particular I looked up on BNA - Birds of North America.
And this doesn’t answer the “why”, but interesting. Basically, why do Bald Eagles keep adding to their nest
every year? Yes. And make it too big and maybe topple the tree, etc.

"Construction Process
Both sexes contribute, although female may place the sticks. Sticks collected from ground of surrounding area for building materials or broken off of nearby trees. One pair in Ohio carried sticks from up to 1.6 km to the nest site (Herrick 1932 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/baleag/references#REF24018>). Once initiated, nest-building may take up to 3 mo to complete, although nests may be completed in as little as 4 d (Herrick 1933 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/baleag/references#REF50863>). Additional materials regularly added to the nest throughout the year, including daily additions during the breeding season (Gerrard and Bortolotti 1988 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/baleag/references#REF23998>), such that nests used for multiple years may achieve enormous dimensions.” If I see anything else on the why behind this, I’ll post.


Good birding all! Maybe a Feb. butterfly come Tues. But I am planning on Manasquan at present. Wouldn’t that be neat - a razorbill
and hopefully the Pacific Loon again in 60 degree weather!


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Date: 2/2/19 12:08 pm
From: Aiden Dartley <adartley123...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Westwood - eBird Hotspot
Somewhere in Bergen County, there are consistent reports of several
relatively rare grassland birds, such as American pipit, horned lark, and
the occasional upland sandpiper. However, I am unable to find any more
information regarding this place. Is it private? If not, does anybody seem
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Date: 2/2/19 9:35 am
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon, Iceland Gull and others in Ocean County 2-2-19
The Pacific Loon is currently being seen at Manasquan Inlet and was seen by
many.
Not far from that at the Red Lobster's Pot off of Inlet Drive,
a juvenile Iceland Gull was found by Jessica Howland at 11:05am.
Gull Island hosted a Canvasback, Common Goldeneye, and 2 Gadwalls.
Little Silver Lake hosted the continuing 3 Wood Ducks and a Northern
Pintail.

The Cloverdale Farm Pine Siskins and RB Nuthatches continue at the feeders.

A Broad-winged Hawk was seen a little while ago by Kathy Hulik
at Burrsville Road in Brick.

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Date: 2/2/19 9:27 am
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Pine Warblers
Speaking of armchair birding, in my yard yesterday I observed some
interesting behavior I had never seen before.

First, a Sapsucker situated herself on the sunny side of the trunk of a Pin
Oak tree, tucked her head into her shoulders, fluffed out her feathers and
stayed that way for over an hour. She moved away very fast though when a
HUGE Red-shouldered Hawk flew close by.

Later, a Flicker did the same tree-hugging, feather-fluffing, head tucking
thing for over an hour in the spot in the same tree.

It was obviously an attempt to keep warm. Has anyone ever seen this
behavior in Woodpeckers?

Today I had two beautiful Fox Sparrows in my yard. They were with an adult
and a mature White-crowned Sparrow and the usual White-throats, Juncos,
Jays and Cardinals. Two-or maybe three Red-shouldered Hawks have also been
spending time in my yard for the past few weeks.

Joan Detyna
Ringoes (southern Hunterdon County), NJ

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 5:26 PM Stuart <weluvowls...> wrote:

> Jerseybirders
>
> Enjoyed some armchair birding late this morning. Was watching the
> Carolina Wren feeding on the suet when a Pine Warbler showed up which
> was a nice surprise. It fed a little and then flew away but returned
> shortly thereafter.
> While watching it a second Pine Warbler arrived at the suet and knocked
> the other Piney off. This happened twice and did not see them again. One
> Piney was rather drab and the other had some nice yellow coloring in its
> face and chest. Hairy WP has been regular visitor and Red-Breasted
> Nuthatch has been an irregular visitor. Our local Song Sparrow even
> investigated the suet for the first time today. It appears that our
> Goldfinches are beginning to take on a yellowish hue especially in the
> face and upper chest. Can Spring be far behind ?
>
> Good birding and good weekend,
>
> Wendy Malmid
> Monroe Twp, NJ
>
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Date: 2/2/19 8:10 am
From: Theodore Chase <theodore.chase...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Franklin Township cranes
I had an hour to kill in the north end of the township yesterday (a meeting I thought was at 1 was actually at 2), so I drove out Weston Rd to look for the Sandhill Cranes. I saw them right away, in the NE corner of the big cornfield occupying the SE corner of Weston and Mettlers Rds, which the county has purchased to add to Colonial Park. Seven of them, picking though the cornstalks. Beautiful birds. I hope the county keeps leasing the property for growing corn!


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Date: 2/1/19 4:32 pm
From: Jon Stippick <jonstippick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Absecon Inlet - Atlantic City/Brigantine
There is a new boardwalk along Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City that provides excellent opportunity to view winter waterfowl. I had a "Barnegat Light-style" view of a Harlequin that was hiding among a group of Buffleheads at Euclid Ave. There were also Scaup, Long-tailed Ducks, Black Scoters and Brant that were quite close. I ventured out to the end of the jetty hoping for Alcids but most birds were too far (for me) to confidently identify. A few flocks looked good for Razorbill but I couldn't be sure. A close flyby by a Common Goldeneye was one of the few birds that flew close enough for ID.
I made the short trip to Brigantine Island in an attempt to see the wintering flock of Willets, Godwits and Oystercatchers. I found them on the west side of the bridge from AC to Brig. There is an old fishing pier right next to the bridge that provided an excellent place to scan through the shorebirds. Almost 150 Oystercatchers! Only 6 Marbled Godwits and 10 Western Willets. The highlight for me was a very close male White-winged Scoter that was so close to a male Surf Scoter, they were almost touching each other. Wow, they are both unique looking birds. At one point I had all 3 scoter species in the same scope view. A hardy Catbird was pished out of the shrubs too.
I wanted to check the south end of Longport but it takes nearly 30 minutes to travel the 8 miles so I went to the frozen wonderland of Forsythe instead. Very little open water there. I only saw about 50 ducks along Wildlife Dr. Many hundreds of Snow Geese were hanging out on the ice. I had a surprising total of 9 Tree Sparrows on Wildlife Drive. 7 of them were in a tight flock feeding on grass seed heads. I enjoyed several minutes of good views and they didn't even flush as I drove by. Other than the Snow Geese, it might be the fewest birds i've ever seen at the refuge. The scenery there was stunning though. It was snowing and everything was frozen or covered by snow.
There is some wonderful winter birding out there for those who are willing to brave the cold.

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Date: 2/1/19 2:27 pm
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pine Warblers
Jerseybirders

Enjoyed some armchair birding late this morning. Was watching the
Carolina Wren feeding on the suet when a Pine Warbler showed up which
was a nice surprise. It fed a little and then flew away but returned
shortly thereafter.
While watching it a second Pine Warbler arrived at the suet and knocked
the other Piney off. This happened twice and did not see them again. One
Piney was rather drab and the other had some nice yellow coloring in its
face and chest. Hairy WP has been regular visitor and Red-Breasted
Nuthatch has been an irregular visitor. Our local Song Sparrow even
investigated the suet for the first time today. It appears that our
Goldfinches are beginning to take on a yellowish hue especially in the
face and upper chest. Can Spring be far behind ?

Good birding and good weekend,

Wendy Malmid
Monroe Twp, NJ


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Date: 2/1/19 2:02 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon and other sightings in Ocean County 2-1-19
The Pacific Loon continues as was seen by many throughout the day, some had
very close looks! Saw some great photos!
Other birds there: 5 Common Goldeneyes, Razorbill, 15 Purple
Sandpipers, and some Gadwalls.
Also in that area, Little Silver Lake had 4 Wood Ducks.

A Pine Warbler was seen at Cloverdale Farm by Becky Hedden. RB Nuthatch too.

Larry Zirlin and Michael Mandracchia had quite a good day birding
throughout Ocean County.
Some of their highlights:
Collinstown Road in Barnegat had 5 Fox Sparrows and a RB Nuthatch.
Bamber Lake in Lacey had 52 Tundra Swans.

Good birding!
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Date: 2/1/19 1:56 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Eagle festival - Cumberland - saturday
Will be a bit cold in the morning! But warms up in the afternoon.
I am inside in the morning - stop by and say “hello” at the Natural
Lands table! And Beaver Dam from 2 to 4. Looking forward to seeing
people down there!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 1/31/19 6:42 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] "Have ye seen the White ... Gull?" -- long post
Jerseybirders,

Today, I made my fifth visit to the Buchanan Boat Launch in Sayreville to look for the Glaucous Gull which has graced that venue numerous times over the past few weeks (reported at a minimum by J. Desenovich, S. Albert, and R. Dodelson). I do begin to feel like Captain Ahab on a fruitless and maniacal quest to find this one individual giant pale bird, amidst what I'm sure are 4,000 other gulls which are wintering in the area and feasting at the Edgeboro Landfill during the day. Nevertheless, I will give it another try tomorrow.

Even though I have not seen the white gull, I have enjoyed other interesting bird sightings: a Short-eared Owl on my first visit, rising off the Edgeboro Landfill after dusk (and 11 [!!] Harriers in the air at one time that same evening); an adult Iceland Gull on the third...found almost simultaneously with Pat Belardo; a Pied-billed Grebe on the fourth (found by Steven Albert), looking tiny and vulnerable amidst the rush and flow of the river, but in reality no worse for riding the current downstream; and today: three Great Cormorants, one whose head was covered in a kind of ice-hood, and two drake Canvasbacks, their chestnut profiles practically glowing in the evening light (it's easy to see why they are birders' favorite ducks).

It's a fine raptor location, too: The two Bald Eagles whose nest is on the high-tension tower downriver are always around: today they were cavorting mid-air, playing "catch" with some object. There are usually Red-tailed Hawks kiting in the ever-present bone-chilling wind (never come here without your warmest winter parka and thick mittens!). There's almost always a Harrier or two. I've not seen a Rough-legged, but others have. The resident Peregrines survey their smorgasbord from atop the abandoned brick factory. Once, I saw one of them come blazing across the river's surface beating strongly against a 20 mph wind and then, effortlessly and with almost no movement of its wings, riding that wind in a single swoosh up the 125+ feet to the top of the chimney in the blink of an eye and just...plonk...ceasing to fly right at its perch. Nary a single wing flap. It takes one's breath away to watch a living creature move through space with such elegance and efficiency.

I continue to hope for better fortune next time, and that my Pequod (Prius?) leads me to an encounter-no harpoons--with this marvelous white bird.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly (414)


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Date: 1/31/19 5:20 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon continues 1-31 and some Ocean County birding news
The Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet where it was reported to be 5
degrees there with a wind chill below that. And I quote Marc Chelemer that
said "So cold, there was visible condensate coming off the ocean's surface.
Tide going out and high."
It was seen by a few people throughout the day.
Other birds seen there included: Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Razorbills, 1
Killdeer, 2 Gadwalls, and a Common Eider.

Lots of Ducks were seen at Riverfront Landing in Toms River by Amy Davis.
45 Mallards, 56 Canvasbacks, 82 Ring-necked Ducks, 12 Bufflehead, and 225
Ruddy Ducks!

And a record was broken today for most species seen in Ocean County for
January.
Jessica Howland has seen 115 species. For Ocean County that's really good.
Previous record was held by Alex Majewski back in 2015 with 113 species
seen. Michael Mandracchia came in a great 2nd place at 112 species seen.

I've been too busy to go birding and i'm lucky to have 25 species right now
lol. Well my glory days were back in the 90's through the early 2000's with
Fred Lesser, Donald Sutherland, and George Wenzelburger doing big days at
Island Beach. I miss those guys. Good times.

Good birding!
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Date: 1/31/19 7:45 am
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Marcal fire and crow roost
Last night a devastating fire destroyed the whole Marcal Paper Company in
Elmwood Park in Bergen County. The trees between Rt. 80 and Marcal, as well
as some of the buildings served as a Fish Crow / American Crow roost for
the past few years. The fire chased some 3000+ birds from the site, I
assume. We know that Crows are resilient and will overcome this disaster.
Is there any information out there about how Crows, especially from a
communal roost relocate or will they try to return to the site and try to
roost there tonight?

Chris Takacs
Bergen County Audubon Society


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Date: 1/30/19 6:44 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon continues at Manasquan Inlet 1-30-19
Pete Bacinski and Ken Walsh were the ones that saw it today along with a
Lesser Black-backed Gull. The Redheads continue at Lake of the Lilies.

Good birding,
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Date: 1/30/19 3:14 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Todays car birding
Well, it was 25 with 31 mph nw winds when I got to Salem. I wasn't about
to get out of the car unless i saw a Snowy Owl. One of my goals. They are
moving now. That would be a county bird. Loads of snow geese around.
Only they were all in flight. No Ross's in the close flocks. Mannington
was the only spot I hit in Salem that was birdy. Water was still mostly open.
That could change by thursday though! Nothing out of the ordinary. But again,
I didn't leave my nicely heated car!

Good birding all. And stay warm!

As a note - since I thought everyone knew already - the Maine Great Black
Hawk is probably not going to make it. Sad. It's body is just not meant for
winter. It needs the tropics. For more info, search for Avian Haven, Maine.
They are doing their best to give the bird a chance!

Sandra Keller

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Date: 1/29/19 3:55 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County sightings 1-29-19
The Pacific Loon continues and was seen by many throughout the day along
with 2 Razorbills.
A Gray Catbird was heard by Steven Weiss at Cattus Island along with 3 RB
Nuthatches.
The Cloverdale Farm Pine Siskins and RB Nuthatches continue on the feeders.

Good birding!

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Date: 1/29/19 11:50 am
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Roebling - gulls - Burlington county
I hit 10th st, today. Not much time to scan, but I was impressed, the gulls
were numerous and close to the walkway. 3 LBBGs. no white winged gulls.
I did a good scan of what was close. And birds move all the time. I didn't have
time to wait. I am hoping next week after the big freeze up. To check and see
if more in, the differences, etc.

This spot is a mile if that north of The florence area. Check ebird for my list
and the map. I placed the pin where I parked.

Good birding all.

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Date: 1/29/19 10:54 am
From: Susan Matson <smatson123...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose - Yes
Jeff,
Trumpeters have consistently been hanging out at Stone Tavern Lake, a few miles from Assunpink Lake.

Congrats on your finds!

Susan M

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> On Jan 29, 2019, at 1:37 PM, Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...> wrote:
>
> After successfully seeing the stunning Townsend's Warbler (as well as
> the Rough-winged Swallows and an Eastern Phoebe) yesterday, January 28th,
> in Trenton at the sewage plant, I tried for the Barnacle Goose in Allentown
> at the Millpond there at around 4:30pm. I was unsuccessful, although I
> heard it was spotted earlier in the day as well as shortly after I was
> there. I also dipped on the Cackling Geese, although all the geese were
> kind of jumpy and hard to scan.
> I returned to the Allentown Millpond today, January 29th, at around
> 10:30am, but there were very few geese on the pond, I guess because it was
> mostly iced up. Consequently, I decided to drive over to Assunpink WMA to
> see what I could see instead. Lo and behold, at the corner of Herbert Road
> and County Route 539, there was a large flock of Canada Geese on the sod
> field and, in the midst of it, was the Barnacle Goose. What a handsome
> bird!
> Unfortunately, I couldn't find the previously reported Trumpeter Swans
> at Assunpink Lake, just three Mute Swans and a passel of Common Mergs and a
> few assorted other waterfowl. Much of the lake is covered now in at least
> thin ice.
>
> Jeff Climpson
> Flemington, NJ
>
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Date: 1/29/19 10:37 am
From: Jeffrey Climpson <jkgreenwing...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose - Yes
After successfully seeing the stunning Townsend's Warbler (as well as
the Rough-winged Swallows and an Eastern Phoebe) yesterday, January 28th,
in Trenton at the sewage plant, I tried for the Barnacle Goose in Allentown
at the Millpond there at around 4:30pm. I was unsuccessful, although I
heard it was spotted earlier in the day as well as shortly after I was
there. I also dipped on the Cackling Geese, although all the geese were
kind of jumpy and hard to scan.
I returned to the Allentown Millpond today, January 29th, at around
10:30am, but there were very few geese on the pond, I guess because it was
mostly iced up. Consequently, I decided to drive over to Assunpink WMA to
see what I could see instead. Lo and behold, at the corner of Herbert Road
and County Route 539, there was a large flock of Canada Geese on the sod
field and, in the midst of it, was the Barnacle Goose. What a handsome
bird!
Unfortunately, I couldn't find the previously reported Trumpeter Swans
at Assunpink Lake, just three Mute Swans and a passel of Common Mergs and a
few assorted other waterfowl. Much of the lake is covered now in at least
thin ice.

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Date: 1/29/19 9:21 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Patricia González on Red Knots - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Patricia M. González from Argentina
on studying migration of Red Knots through the America. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson


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Date: 1/28/19 7:04 pm
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler restrictions, Mercer County
Please see below.


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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Seth Ausubel <birdherpbug...>
> Date: January 28, 2019 at 8:01:52 PM EST
> To: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
> Subject: Re: [NJBIRDS] Townsend's Warbler, Mercer County
>
> Hi Sam,
>
> I am not sure whether you would want to get the word out regarding access to the Trenton treatment plant. There could easily be trouble tomorrow.
>
> My wife, Mary Normandia, and I spoke to personnel at the sewage treatment plant who asked a group of birders to leave the property. Apparently they are concerned about Dept. of Homeland Security requirements that prohibit public access to the property without additional security measures being put into place. The property includes the access road.
>
> The person we spoke to said that while birders are not allowed on the property, they can watch from outside the chain link fence that runs along the left side of the access road., i.e. on the embankment. That area is not the property of the sewage treatment plant. If in this area, it would be highly advisable that birders not climb up the embankment so as to be visible from the adjacent highway, which would probably attract unwanted attention from the police.
>
> We were able to get good views of the Townsend’s Warbler from there.
>
> Seth Ausubel
> washington Crossing, PA
>
>> On Jan 28, 2019, at 1:52 PM, Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> wrote:
>>
>> David Weber passes along the following message:
>>
>> "***Very rare; 16th NJ record. Calling and foraging in pines between ponds
>> and road, and popped out angrily after only a couple pishes. Adult male.
>> Photos."
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52136779
>>
>> 40.191140, -74.755629
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Sam
>>
>> --
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Date: 1/28/19 6:12 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Rarity chasing and monthly birds - what a day!
Hello,
Everyone should know by now that I keep a lifetime state monthly
excel chart. I wasn't expecting too much after January got cold! So
I was wrong. It happens now and then...... I love birding! The birds, the
friends I meet while chasing, the surprises! The cold I could do without.
I went chasing the Barnacle Goose - Jan. bird. Theres also at least 2
Cackling there. Corine Millpond - Monmouth. Ok all you rare geese -
we have big ponds in south Jersey also. Was going to hit Assunpink next.
For the Trumpeters. Figure it was a fairly nice day weather wise.
I am hoping to hear the Trumpeters. Some year. Mr. Weber interrupted
that plan. Big time! David found an adult Townsend's at the Trenton
Sewage Plant. Mercer county. Wow! That plant attracts the birds. Those
migeon things. Only the warblers were in the trees. A couple YR warblers
and a Palm were feeding at the treatment ponds. Maybe all the warblers
head down there now and then for a migeon or 2. Townsends - Jan bird!
The Rough winged Swallows - Jan bird! I think. My chart is behind a bit.
Theres a Pine warbler there also. And a Phoebe. I have those for Jan.
hope everything survives this latest arctic blast.

**** That road at the sewage plant is private. Big groups of birders are being
asked to leave. Supposedly the area between the on ramp and a wire fence
is public. I wouldn't risk scanning from the on ramp.

On the Manasquan. What a nice study of the Pacific Loon! If it sticks, I'll
head up again next week. Not much time to look for alcids. 6 were at the
end of the jetty. Razorbills. We didn't see. We didn't spend much time either.
Getting late and too cold!

Camera notes - I am the world's worst..... I think everyone who tried for a pic
of the Townsend's managed something. Not me! Active bird. I need my
subjects still. Sigh.....

Good birding all!

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Date: 1/28/19 2:40 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Pacific Loon in Ocean County continues
The Pacific Loon continues to be seen at Manasquan Inlet along with a very
cooperative Razorbill. Common Goldeneye was also seen there.
Redheads continue to be seen at Lake of the Lilies.
RB Nuthatches and Pine Siskins continue at Cloverdale Farm.

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Date: 1/28/19 10:53 am
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler, Mercer County
David Weber passes along the following message:

"***Very rare; 16th NJ record. Calling and foraging in pines between ponds
and road, and popped out angrily after only a couple pishes. Adult male.
Photos."

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52136779

40.191140, -74.755629

Good birding,

Sam


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Date: 1/27/19 2:12 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ocean County rarities and more seen in the last 2 days
A European Goldfinch was at a feeder in Plumsted at 22 Holly Hill Dr. by
Larry Witham yesterday. Today a Pacific Loon was found at Manasquan Inlet
by Amy Davis, then seen by others. Common Goldeneye as well
there. Razorbill yesterday as well as Iceland Gull found by Milton Collins.
And if you want a great look at a Wood Duck without it flying off go to
Lake of the Lilies. Very cooperative duck. Also there: Red head and an
adult Glaucous Gull also found by Amy Davis.
Razorbill at Barnegat Lighthouse found by Ari Rice.
Pine Siskins continue at Cloverdale Farm as well as RB Nuthatches.

Good birding!
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Date: 1/27/19 11:36 am
From: Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose, Allentown
On The Millpond with a bazillion Canada’s, at least two Cackling, at 2:30pm

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Date: 1/26/19 1:22 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] local notes - waterfowl and the delaware river freezing
Friends and I searched for the Barrows across from Trenton this morning.
A nice flock of Goldeneyes was well on the Jersey side. Across from the
Morrisville dike. It took awhile, and zoom lenses well zoomed up, but we scanned
them all well. There was one female with a mostly yellow bill. And it was a Common.

I think wise to keep looking. Especially with the huge freeze up coming. These
birds will be moving around.

The dredge in Gloucester was slow. One good feeding flock and that was
where I parked.

Good birding all.

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Date: 1/25/19 7:17 pm
From: Thomas Smith <mrtpjsmith...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Assunpink birds
Red-shouldered Hawk on a wire on Herbert Rd a few hundred yards before
Imlaystown Rd. at 3 PM today. Large flock of Common Mergansers 100 + on
Lake Assunpink.

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Date: 1/25/19 12:51 pm
From: mike hiotis <mchhiotis...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Northern Shrike continues at Cold Brook Reserve,Huntrdon Co.
A thanks goes out to the finders ( L.T. fide J.E.)

The imm. Northern Shrike appeared about 9:30 AM flying out of the farm
adjacent to Cold Brook's northern perimeter. It landed high in a tall tree
in the field above the pond then flew about 200 yds. to a hedgerow on the
western edge. It was then seen near the pond where it eventually worked
that hedgerow east to 100yds from the parking area.At this point it was
spooked off the ground by a birder searching for sparrows. It flew within
25 yds of us as we were headed for the parking area and landed high up in a
tree left and close to the main path.It afforded us some nice views.I hated
the experience.

Mike Hiotis
Martinsville NJ


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Date: 1/24/19 5:15 pm
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeaks in New Jersey
All:
Looking every day at my feeders without any showing up. Hoping for Purple Finch and Siskin, too. None since before the New Year.

Sandy McNicol
Kingwood Township

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From: "Marty DeAngelo" <martytdx...>
To: "JERSEYBI" <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 10:32:27 PM
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeaks in New Jersey

Nothing all year for winter finches after a single purple finch just before
new years, although my parents in SE PA had 7 purple finches at one time
(south of us).

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:27 PM Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
wrote:

> Just wondering if anyone is still seeing them and not ebirding them. Looks
> like a home in Atlantic County still had 1 on the 10th. Cape May Point
> State Park on the 5th, Morris County home on the 20th, and a Passaic County
> home on the 1st.
>
> Good birding,
> Shawn Wainwright
>
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Date: 1/24/19 2:30 pm
From: vincent N <vfn7...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Barrow's Goldeneye: Trenton, Mercer County
While viewing the Delaware River from 4 to 4:45 i was able to study of flock of eighteen Goldeneye that included one female Barrow's. This bird has a distinctly different head shape from the other female birds. The bill which was yellow and black did not slope into the head but rather came in at almost a right angle. The flock cycles the river: diving and floating south to the Calhoun Bridge and then flying upstream to repeat the process. Birds were on both sides of the river. Easiest viewing from Morrisville side just north of Calhoun Street bridge at the boat launch opposite the Morrisville water filtration plant. Probably also viewable from the "island" in West Trenton parallel to Route 29.
Vincent Nichnadowicz: Princeton Junction


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Date: 1/22/19 9:08 am
From: Fred Vir <avtrader...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] No field report here or recent sighting by NJ Black Phoebe
Can it, did it a survive a NJ January? Black Phoebes have been expanding
their breeding and resident range up the west coast into at least the S
quarter of OR although there seems to be wintering records even further
N.  Stray birds have even been found increasingly in BC, Canada but may
not be any lengthy winter records .

This expansion increases incrementally the chances of eventual east
coast US records.

I took the towns of Roseburg and Bandon, Oregon (wintering records for
Black Phoebe in SW OR) and found them to have low temperatures that
sometimes dip to the high 20s and often in the 30s.

In addition Black Phoebes do eat berries.  This species, like many, has
also been documented  to expand its winter foraging area over the
typical size of its breeding territory, no doubt to compensate for a
drop in food density.

Point being a lost bird in NJ could be, and might have to, wander over
hundreds of acres to meet its food needs to get through our nights.

tks F Virrazzi Nj


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Date: 1/21/19 7:33 pm
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeaks in New Jersey
Nothing all year for winter finches after a single purple finch just before
new years, although my parents in SE PA had 7 purple finches at one time
(south of us).

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:27 PM Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
wrote:

> Just wondering if anyone is still seeing them and not ebirding them. Looks
> like a home in Atlantic County still had 1 on the 10th. Cape May Point
> State Park on the 5th, Morris County home on the 20th, and a Passaic County
> home on the 1st.
>
> Good birding,
> Shawn Wainwright
>
>
> 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: 1/21/19 6:27 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Evening Grosbeaks in New Jersey
Just wondering if anyone is still seeing them and not ebirding them. Looks
like a home in Atlantic County still had 1 on the 10th. Cape May Point
State Park on the 5th, Morris County home on the 20th, and a Passaic County
home on the 1st.

Good birding,
Shawn Wainwright


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Date: 1/21/19 5:01 pm
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] South jersey birding today - frozen
As in us and most shallow water!

Chris Herz and I did a lot of car birding today. Heislerville is frozen.
The impoundments. East point - we had Goldeneyes. There's a big -
for Cumberland - Scoter flock between Moore's Beach and East Point.
We couldn't find it today with the waves on the bay. I hope still around.
The Maurice River bivalve clam plant is hosting a good sized flock.
Always worth a check when in the area! LT Ducks still there.

Cape May - species scattered around. I was trying to think of spots
to bird from the car mainly. Lily Lake was good - still mostly open. We
missed the Bonies by an hour. Perfect example of what I was saying to
Chris - that the species composition on that body of water probably
changes every 30 minutes. Worth multiple scans when down there.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 1/21/19 10:44 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Big Chill; Big Birds
Jerseybirders,

I visited the Stone Tavern Lake section of Assunpink WMA at sunrise this morning and observed three sleeping swans on the ice on the far side of the lake. One-a Mute--woke up shortly after my arrival and joined the 74 Ring-necked Ducks actively feeding in the small patch of open water at the far edge. The other two remained determinedly asleep and tucked for a long time. Given that the temperature was 9 degrees and the wind was blowing about 20, it was hard to wait until their internal alarm clocks rang. Eventually, both raised their necks for just a moment, revealing the long, all-black bills and black visor-like appearance of Trumpeter Swans.

A short spin through Assunpink yielded a handsome Red-shouldered Hawk perched low in a tree, sunning himself and out of the direct wind, and a large scattered flock of nearly 200 White-throated Sparrows, with a few Blue Jays and Cardinals thrown in for color. It's really thrilling to see these hardy little winter denizens flying across the path in twos and threes for many minutes. What a huge flock!

At lunch hour, I drove over to the cornfields around Schoolhouse and Mettler's Road in Franklin Township, looking for the wintering Sandhill Cranes. I eventually found them just before I had to head back to work: in the Zarephath Cornfield, where there were 17 (!) standing all together not 100 yards from the levee. A beautiful Red-tailed Hawk powering by behind, an eagle a few minutes later, a careening Black Vulture, and dozens of Canada Geese flying vigorously against the wind, completed the "big bird" viewing at that spot.

Earlier, I had seen a strange warbler near the causeway over the canal. It flushed as I climbed an embankment to look for the cranes along the backside of a cornfield. All I saw in terms of ID was a dark back (bluish?) and white on the lower half of the outer retrices, which the bird held in a fan shape. I only got a three-second look, without binocs, as I was in a precarious stance when it flushed. Despite spishing and looking in the nearby trees for several minutes afterwards, I could not refind it. Most likely a Yellow-rumped, but it didn't look quite right...a little too much white in the tail, to my thinking. Birders in the area might want to pay particular attention to any small bird they espy.

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
(405)


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Date: 1/21/19 6:24 am
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WCAS Program "Birds of South Africa" tonight!
Dear Jersey Birders -
Please join members and friends of Washington Crossing Audubon Society this
evening, Mon. Jan. 21, for a program entitled "Birds of South Africa"
presented by Sharyn Magee. Stainton Hall, The Pennington School, 112 W
Delaware Ave, Pennington, NJ, 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments
and socializing before the program. The program is free and open to the
public.


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