Date: 11/17/23 6:49 am From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Subject: [NJBIRDS] More Review List Species - Ash-throated flycatcher (Round Valley Reservoir (Hunterdon Co.), 11-17; eared grebe (Manasquan Reservoir, Monmouth C.), 11-16
Another ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported this morning at Round Valley, 11-17-23, photographed by Beth Meriwether, looks like the scuba diving area. As per a text report.
An EARED GREBE was reported yesterday, 11-16-23, from Manasquan Reservoir by Evan Knudson in Ebird.
No reports yet this morning of sage thrasher or violet-green swallow.
Date: 11/15/23 9:13 am From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Subject: [NJBIRDS] Violet-green Swallow, 11-15-23 (Cape May)
I wouldn't normally put up a notification on Jerseybirds about birds like VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS, generally not chaseable, but one sighted this morning, 11-15-23, in Cape May has been staying, making the rounds in company with tree swallows, spotted multiple times. Another big rarity.
Date: 11/13/23 8:17 am From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Subject: [NJBIRDS] Limpkin 11-12-23 (Ocean Co.) and Sage Thrasher 11-13-23 (Forsythe Brig)
November rarities continue as per text alerts.
A LIMPKIN was photographed yesterday, 11-12-23, in private yards in the Manasquan area. However, the bird disappeared quickly and has not been relocated today. This should be a first state record, part of this scattering of limpkins observed all around NJ. More should be coming in future years, if following the pattern of other southern waders.
A SAGE THRASHER was reported and photographed just before 11 am this morning, 11-13-23, by Bill Elrick in the SE corner of the Wildlife Drive at Brigantine. Unfortunately, this bird also flew away.
Updates on both birds welcome here, and I will try to update as well.
The WESTERN KINGBIRD continues today at Picnic Grove 1 at Spruce Run (Hunterdon Co.). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found yesterday at J Lot at Sandy Hook (Monmouth Co.). No reports today.