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Blue-grey Gnatcatcher,©Julie Zickefoose

17 Apr Bird Chat [Yong Kong ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? ["Allyson O'Connor" ]
17 Apr Funny Turkey Story and Snake Photos [Steve Byland ]
17 Apr Photo Study Of Birds At Barnegat And E.B.Forsythe NWR (Brig), 4/16/14 ["Howard B. Eskin" ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? [Karmela ]
17 Apr Winter birds singing in summer weather! ["B.G. Sloan" ]
17 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler, yesterday's photos [William Dix ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? [Jim Hayes ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? [Ally ]
17 Apr Osprey Above Frenchtown [Sandra Mc ]
17 Apr Neotropic Cormorant?? [Tom Bailey ]
17 Apr Admin: Listserv upgrade [Laurie Larson ]
17 Apr Painted Bunting in Morganville, Monmouth County [Dena Temple ]
16 Apr Eastern Towhee [Jeff Alampi ]
16 Apr Re: Juncos ["B.G. Sloan" ]
16 Apr WCAS Program for Monday, April 21st [Joe Pylka ]
16 Apr Replacing a Swarovsky Spotting Scope Eyepiece Cover [vincent N ]
16 Apr the heislerville gull ["Sandra's email" ]
16 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler - Colonial Park ["John J. Collins" ]
16 Apr Forster's Tern @ Forsythe (Brig) with something on its wing. [Thomas Walsh ]
16 Apr Round Valley in the rain [Danny Dugan ]
16 Apr Re: Juncos ["Allyson O'Connor" ]
16 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler [William Dix ]
16 Apr Juncos ["Susie R." ]
15 Apr Heislerville Gull - Glaucous [Sandra Keller ]
15 Apr Heisleville - Iceland Gull ["Sandra's email" ]
15 Apr Chickadees Harbingers of a changing climate [Stuart and Wendy ]
14 Apr Re: Birding meetup results from Woodbine and Cape May, New Jersey 4-13-14 [Shawn Wainwright ]
14 Apr Birding meetup results from Woodbine and Cape May, New Jersey 4-13-14 [Shawn Wainwright ]
14 Apr Admin: Listserv problems [L Larson ]
14 Apr Common Raven and Unusual Yard Bird [Glen Hart ]
14 Apr Mercer Musings and beyond: Early Warblers and Tardy Wildflowers [Fairfax Hutter ]
14 Apr Gyrfalcon in Salem Co. (historic not thisyear) [Dave Magpiong ]
13 Apr 7 FOYs, Atlantic County, including Northern Parulas, Acadian Flycatcher [Anne Bekker ]
13 Apr Bull's Island [Sandra Mc ]
13 Apr 4- 13-14 Very NO Migrants Winslow Twp., Camden County [Yong Kong ]
13 Apr Bird Quest Gloucester County on May 3 [Patricia Rossi ]
13 Apr Great Piece Meadows/Troy Meadows ATB Trip [Michael Britt ]
13 Apr Forsythe (Brig) Sunday, April 13: [Peter Bacinski ]
13 Apr Neotropic corm? [Lisa Ann Fanning ]
13 Apr Neotropic Cormorant [Andrew Bobe ]
13 Apr South Jersey Bird Conservaiton Opportunity [Dave Magpiong ]
13 Apr White eyed Vireos ["Sandra's email" ]
13 Apr Gulls in Trenton [Mary DeLia ]
13 Apr Ravens in Fair Lawn ["Danusha V. Goska" ]
13 Apr Dorothy red-headed woodpeckers [Lpalumbo726 ]
12 Apr DeMott Pond Cormorant - Sunday, April 6 [thomas smith ]
12 Apr Advice for Great Piece/Troy Meadow participants [Michael Britt ]
12 Apr Snowy Owl on LBI [Michael Britt ]
12 Apr Cattle Egret in Cape May [Thomas Walsh ]
12 Apr gloucester county - migrants. ["Sandra's email" ]
12 Apr Great morning! ["Susie R." ]
12 Apr Is the Neotropic Cormorant Still Around? [Richard Timm ]
12 Apr Neotropic Cormorant in Clinton [John McElroy ]
12 Apr Black-necked Stilt -- Cumberland County ["Ward, John" ]
12 Apr Cape May weekly report, 5-11 April [Tom Reed ]
11 Apr Whip-poor-will, Ocean County [Larry Zirlin ]
11 Apr Lakehurst Railroad Tracks 4-11-14 [Shawn Wainwright ]
11 Apr FOY Whip-poor-will, Winslow Twp.., Camden County [Yong Kong ]
11 Apr Re: Clinton Neotropic Cormorant [Susan Treesh ]
11 Apr Bonaparte's Gulls in Trenton [Mary DeLia ]
11 Apr Clinton Neotropic Cormorant [Ellen DeCarlo ]
11 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler - Garret Mtn 4/11/14 [Dan Murray ]
11 Apr Upcoming Bergen County Audubon (BCAS) Meeting [Beth Goldberg ]
11 Apr Re: Fwd: Admin: Involuntary dropping of subscriptions [Ilene Schneider ]
11 Apr Re: Fwd: Admin: Involuntary dropping of subscriptions [Ilene Schneider ]
11 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant continues in Clinton [Alan Mart ]
11 Apr TV eating from garbage, Holmdel [Andrew Bobe ]
11 Apr Neotropic Cormorant in Downtown Clinton--4/11 AM [Rob Fergus ]
11 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant continues in Clinton [BRANDON REO ]
11 Apr Louisiana Waterthrush [Rebecca Shell ]
11 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant continues in Clinton [BRANDON REO ]
11 Apr Neotropic Cormorant [Michael Turso ]
11 Apr Admin: Involuntary dropping of subscriptions [L Larson ]
11 Apr neotropic corm info [Sandra Keller ]
11 Apr nevermind - Eurasian Spoonbill Cape May Rare Bird Alert [Brian McMahon ]

Subject: Bird Chat
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:19:48 -0400
This evening, I have tried to log onto Bird Chat through CMBO's Website under 
sub-heading Daily of Migration Forecast. The link is not working for me. It is 
my computer or the link is not working ? 


Alternatively, I am requesting to those voodoo birder that can predict bird 
migration to chime in here, especially FOY migrants appears to bust open in any 
day now. 



Yong Kong
yklitespeed AT comcast.net
Berlin, NJ

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Subject: Re: Neotropic Cormorant??
From: "Allyson O'Connor" <MRSOKY AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:29:32 -0400
I sure hope to get there next week and see him!  PLEASE  STAY!!  ;)
 
Ally
Basking Ridge
 
 
In a message dated 4/17/2014 6:55:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
kmoneta AT ATT.NET writes:

It's at  DeMott pond now

Karmela Moneta
Clinton Twp

> On Apr 17,  2014, at 3:42 PM, Jim Hayes  wrote:
> 
>  I just checked eBird and it was seen yesterday, both at De Mott Pond and 
at  Spruce Run.Jim Hayes, Wanaque, NJ
> 
> ---------- Original Message  ----------
> From: Ally 
> To:  JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Neotropic  Cormorant??
> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:38:55 -0400
> 
> I  was wondering the same thing!
> 
> Ally
> Basking  Ridge
> 
> Sent from Ally-O's iPhone
> 
>> On Apr  17, 2014, at 2:15 PM, Tom Bailey   wrote:
>> 
>> Has anyone been checking for the Neotropic  Cormorant in Clinton the 
last several days? I haven't
>> seen any  posts so assume it has moved on?
>> 
>> thanks,
>>  
>> Tom
>> 
>> Tom Bailey
>> Tabernacle,  NJ
>> ammodramus AT comcast.net
>> 
>> List  archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>> How  to report NJ bird sightings:  
> 
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Subject: Funny Turkey Story and Snake Photos
From: Steve Byland <sbbyland AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:09:24 -0400
In the Great Swamp today, I was sitting on the boardwalk taking photos when I 
heard something running down the boardwalk. A hen Turkey came around the corner 
and took flight and went right past me. A man with a small boy said, "Look! 
It's a Turkey Vulture. They call them that because they look just like 
Turkeys!" 


I also found a Northern Brown Snake in my yard under a flat board that I keep 
out for the Garter Snakes. A first for me. 


Photos at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_byland/13915958863

Also, the Wood Frogs in my newly dug vernal pool in my garden hatched out into 
hundreds of polywogs today. Not sure if there is a connection between the snake 
and the polywogs. 


Steve Byland
Warren, NJ

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Subject: Photo Study Of Birds At Barnegat And E.B.Forsythe NWR (Brig), 4/16/14
From: "Howard B. Eskin" <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:40:14 -0400
It was very windy but sunny at Barnegat and Brig yesterday. While most of
the shorebirds and waterfowl have migrated on, Briton Parker and I still
had a fun day photographing. To see the Photo Study and a list of the
species seen, please click on the following link:

http://www.howardsview.com/BarnegatBrigApr16_14/BarnegatBrigApr16_14.html

Regards,
Howard


Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA

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Subject: Re: Neotropic Cormorant??
From: Karmela <kmoneta AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:44:20 -0400
It's at DeMott pond now

Karmela Moneta
Clinton Twp

> On Apr 17, 2014, at 3:42 PM, Jim Hayes  wrote:
> 
> I just checked eBird and it was seen yesterday, both at De Mott Pond and at 
Spruce Run.Jim Hayes, Wanaque, NJ 

> 
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Ally 
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Neotropic Cormorant??
> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:38:55 -0400
> 
> I was wondering the same thing!
> 
> Ally
> Basking Ridge
> 
> Sent from Ally-O's iPhone
> 
>> On Apr 17, 2014, at 2:15 PM, Tom Bailey  wrote:
>> 
>> Has anyone been checking for the Neotropic Cormorant in Clinton the last 
several days? I haven't 

>> seen any posts so assume it has moved on?
>> 
>> thanks,
>> 
>> Tom
>> 
>> Tom Bailey
>> Tabernacle, NJ
>> ammodramus AT comcast.net
>> 
>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
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Subject: Winter birds singing in summer weather!
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:02:49 -0400
On Sunday and Monday (high 81 degrees both days) I had the treat
of listening to two winter birds singing in summer-like weather: Junco and
White-throated Sparrow. Seemed kinda surreal! :-)

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler, yesterday's photos
From: William Dix <williamdix AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:03:46 -0400
As soon as I pulled into Parking Lot B (Colonial Park) yesterday morning, I 
heard him singing up a storm. He was flitting around in the trees near the 
picnic tables in the SW corner of the lot. He alternated from hover-feeding on 
the junipers like a GC Kinglet, hanging upside down like a Nuthatch, and 
gleaning tiny bugs from the bark of large branches like a B&W Warbler. Several 
times he flew across the brook and could be heard faintly from the area of the 
golf course, but returned both times to his favored corner. At one point, I 
pished him down from the upper branches and he landed so close I was unable to 
focus on him. 

But I did succeed in getting a few shots, three of which can be seen here: 
https://picasaweb.google.com/bill.dix/SpringWarblers2014?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCI6goaXr5bn38QE&feat=directlink 

Thanks to JerseyBirds for alerting me to this beauty.

Bill Dix   
Princeton

http://billdix.smugmug.com


 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: Neotropic Cormorant??
From: Jim Hayes <jehman55 AT JUNO.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:42:07 GMT
I just checked eBird and it was seen yesterday, both at De Mott Pond and at 
Spruce Run.Jim Hayes, Wanaque, NJ 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Ally 
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Neotropic Cormorant??
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:38:55 -0400

I was wondering the same thing!

Ally
Basking Ridge

Sent from Ally-O's iPhone

> On Apr 17, 2014, at 2:15 PM, Tom Bailey  wrote:
> 
> Has anyone been checking for the Neotropic Cormorant in Clinton the last 
several days? I haven't 

> seen any posts so assume it has moved on?
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Tom
> 
> Tom Bailey
> Tabernacle, NJ
> ammodramus AT comcast.net
> 
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Subject: Re: Neotropic Cormorant??
From: Ally <mrsoky AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:38:55 -0400
I was wondering the same thing!

Ally
Basking Ridge

Sent from Ally-O's iPhone

> On Apr 17, 2014, at 2:15 PM, Tom Bailey  wrote:
> 
> Has anyone been checking for the Neotropic Cormorant in Clinton the last 
several days? I haven't 

> seen any posts so assume it has moved on?
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Tom
> 
> Tom Bailey
> Tabernacle, NJ
> ammodramus AT comcast.net
> 
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Subject: Osprey Above Frenchtown
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:59:55 -0400
Hello JBirders: 

The Osprey are back on the nest along the Delaware River in Alexandria 
Township. One was on the nest this afternoon and the second in a tree just 
south of it eating something. Best view from the PA side directly across from 
Quarry Lane. The nest is on the top of the stanchion carrying electric wires 
across the river. 


Also had Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the river. 

Sandra McNicol 
Kingwood Township 



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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant??
From: Tom Bailey <ammodramus AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:15:39 +0000
Has anyone been checking for the Neotropic Cormorant in Clinton the last 
several days? I haven't 

seen any posts so assume it has moved on?

thanks,

Tom

Tom Bailey
Tabernacle, NJ
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Subject: Admin: Listserv upgrade
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:57:37 +0000
All,

This is a test post to make sure the list is back up after today’s upgrade of 
the Princeton Listserv software. 


The Mail administrators have announced that the server is available; if you try 
to post and it doesn’t go through, or you see any other unexpected behavior, 
you can write to me directly in case the Jerseybi-request AT princeton.edu address 
does not work. 


Thank you!

Laurie Larson 
Princeton NJ

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Subject: Painted Bunting in Morganville, Monmouth County
From: Dena Temple <denat01 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:58 -0400
Jerseybirders:

I monitor the e-mailbox for Monmouth County Audubon. Today we received an
email from a bird enthusiast in Morganville who had a Painted Bunting at his
feeder at 8:00 am, 4/16. He did not provide an address.

I asked him to write back if he sees the bird again and told him that
birders may want to come and see the bird, with his permission. Let's hope
that 1) the bird returns, and 2) he allows visitors. Perhaps I won't mention
the volume of birders to expect.

Good birding,
Dena Temple
Middletown, NJ
denat01 AT verizon.net

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Subject: Eastern Towhee
From: Jeff Alampi <tageguy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:24:33 -0400
Had a couple make an appearance today on the ground under the bird feeder
in my  backyard today. I hear them out there, but don't see them that
often. Strikingly beautiful bird.

Jeff Alampi
Mays Landing

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Subject: Re: Juncos
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:34:42 -0400
I had two Juncos on my deck just after noon today (Wednesday). Yesterday I
was sitting out on the deck and a Junco about 20 feet away serenaded me
with its sweet song for about ten minutes.. Has to be one of my favorite
bird songs...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Allyson O'Connor  wrote:

> They were here yesterday.  Not sure about today  yet.
>
> Ally
> Basking Ridge
>
>
> In a message dated 4/16/2014 11:12:09 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> njt456 AT GMAIL.COM writes:
>
> The  Juncos seem to be gone.  There are none here today.  I can't say  if
> there were any here yesterday as I was gone for most of the  day.
>
> Susie R.
> Tewksbury/Califon
>
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Subject: WCAS Program for Monday, April 21st
From: Joe Pylka <jmpylka AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:57:11 -0400
 Join with us at WCAS for this month's program:

Kevin Loughlin: The Color of Birds: In celebration of a passion. 
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00PM 
Note: Meet in the Choral Room, Campus Center!  

See our website: washingtoncrossingaudubon.org   for directions and details…

Kevin has spent decades photographing the natural world, especially birds. 
Celebrate his 

passion for birds and birding through this photographic journey from Antarctica 
to Ecuador, 

full of colorful gems across the globe. Through his images, he will show us 
that the elegance 

of a Black-necked Stilt is every bit as stunning as the glorious colors of the 
Fiery-throated Hummingbird. 

His photographs and articles have appeared in WildBird, Audubon and 
Philadelphia Magazines, the National Geographic web site, and many natural 
history books. 

A former vice president of the Birding Club of Delaware County, Kevin founded 
the PA Young Birder's Club, 

sharing his love of nature while inspiring kids to get outside.


Joe P.
Hopewell, NJ


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Subject: Replacing a Swarovsky Spotting Scope Eyepiece Cover
From: vincent N <vfn7 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:39:58 +0000
I have been plagued by a poor fitting eyepiece cover for my Swarovsky spotting 
scope for quite awhile. Seeing how expensive the thing is (do not want to 
scratch it) I contacted the company and within a day I have a new cap (part 
660-940) free of charge that seems to stay on. I thought others with the same 
problem would want to know this. 

Vincent NichnadowiczPrinceton Junction 		 	   		  
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Subject: the heislerville gull
From: "Sandra's email" <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:37:09 -0400
I received numerous replies regarding the gull. Thanks! Thursday
night I will look at my gull books and a couple sites on the web. 
Wish my pics were better, but that is the view I had which is nice
as I research it. The pale iris was the only thing I didn't see  - I first 
noticed that in the pics. 

Interesting gull - hopefully others get a chance to see.


Sandra Keller

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Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler - Colonial Park
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:27:48 -0400
The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues at Colonial Park (Franklin Township, 
Somerset). It took me an hour of waiting till it sang from the opposite side of 
the lake at parking lot B. It the flew to my side of the lake and put on a nice 
show. 


John J. Collins
Raritan NJ
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Subject: Forster's Tern @ Forsythe (Brig) with something on its wing.
From: Thomas Walsh <tjwalsh AT ME.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:10:07 -0400
Hi NJ Birders -

I took some photos of birds in flight at Forsythe this past Sunday (4/13). 
While looking over the shots, I noticed a Forster's tern with what appears to 
be a blue band on its left wing. It didn't have any obvious effect on the birds 
flight - I didn't even notice it until I looked at the photos. 


I was wondering if anyone has any idea what it might be? I posted a very 
heavily cropped image to my Flickr page: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/21239360 AT N06/13897935285/

Tom Walsh
West Orange

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Subject: Round Valley in the rain
From: Danny Dugan <ddugan57 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:39:09 -0400
Hi All!

On Tuesday I had the urge to stop at Round Valley Reservoir on my way home from 
work. In the area by the boat launch I found one previously reported Horned 
Grebe actively feeding. I photographed (see link) but lighting was poor. 


Also I observed about a half dozen American Goldfinches scurrying from tree to 
tree. 


Finally along the walkway that separates the main part of the reservoir from 
the swimming area were dozens of Tree Swallows with a few Barn Swallows mixed 
in. 


http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0090009/photos/93162842 AT N04/13897077883/

http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0097009/photos/93162842 AT N04/13897080543/

http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0099009/photos/93162842 AT N04/13897085153/

Danny Dugan

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Subject: Re: Juncos
From: "Allyson O'Connor" <MRSOKY AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:17:49 -0400
They were here yesterday.  Not sure about today  yet.
 
Ally
Basking Ridge
 
 
In a message dated 4/16/2014 11:12:09 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
njt456 AT GMAIL.COM writes:

The  Juncos seem to be gone.  There are none here today.  I can't say  if
there were any here yesterday as I was gone for most of the  day.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

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Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler
From: William Dix <williamdix AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:04:44 -0400
Colonial Park now. SW corner Lot B

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Subject: Juncos
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:12:01 -0400
The Juncos seem to be gone.  There are none here today.  I can't say if
there were any here yesterday as I was gone for most of the day.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

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Subject: Heislerville Gull - Glaucous
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:24:40 -0400
I've looked at my pics and changed my mind on that gull.
A second-year GLAUCOUS. The pale iris shows in a few pics.
I never saw that live so to speak. I always thought this species
was bigger bodied than a Herring. An interesting bird as it is
tiny. One of my pics shows size comparison with Herring and
Great Black-backed. Another pic shows a short primary projection
for the wings. That was difficult to see live. This would explain
why the bill seemed too massive for an Iceland! I'll post a few
pics in the ebird report. Comments are appreciated. Especially
re the overall size of the bird. And this size was evident as I watched
it - it's not just a picture angle. High tide is needed. The gulls come in
to roost there. A friend went searching much later at medium to low
and most birds had left the impoundment.

-- 
Sandra Keller
Barrington, NJ
sandrakeller AT verizon.net

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Subject: Heisleville - Iceland Gull
From: "Sandra's email" <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:51:33 -0400
Went exploring fields and impoundments for whatever the bad weather 
brought in. I couldn't find anything unusual with the shorebirds, but
1 first-summer Iceland Gull was a surprise! In the main or shorebird 
impoundment. Still missing Lesser black backed for my big year!
I will embed some pics into the ebird report later tonight. The south
impoundment actually held the most shorebirds. I didn't scan there
very well though with the wind and rain.
Great egrets have joined the corms on their nest island in the north 
pool. 

I didn't have much on the wet fields! Heislerville was the best.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Chickadees Harbingers of a changing climate
From: Stuart and Wendy <weluvowls AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:21:52 -0400
Jerseybirders

A link to an interesting article below

Wendy Malmid
Monroe Twp, NJ

http://njenvironmentnews.com/2014/04/15/harbingers-changing-climate/

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Subject: Re: Birding meetup results from Woodbine and Cape May, New Jersey 4-13-14
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:36:23 -0400
Forgot to add 4 Seaside Sparrows on the Jake's Landing list. Hope I didn't 
forget anything else lol. 



-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Wainwright 
To: JERSEYBI 
Sent: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 9:03 pm
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Birding meetup results from Woodbine and Cape May, New 
Jersey 4-13-14 



Went to Belleplain State Forest, Jake's Landing, and Cape May for the day with 
8 

others and tallied 78 species of birds! 
It was an awesome day! 
Visited Belleplain State Forest, Jake's Landing, Cape May Point State Park, 
Harvard Ave. and surrounding areas, Sunset 
Beach, and The Beanery 4-13-14. Weather was a little windy in the upper 60's
 
Here's the list:
 

Belleplain State Forest: 36 species
 
Turkey Vulture - 5
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Killdeer - 2
Laughing Gull - 10
Herring Gull - 12
Mourning Dove - 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 8 
Fish Crow - 2
Blue Jay - 3

Carolina Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 10

Eastern Bluebird - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 6
Carolina Wren - 1 
American Robin - 3
European Starling - 6
Yellow-throated Warbler - 7
Pine Warbler - 5
Black-and-white Warbler - 2
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2
Eastern Towhee - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 6
White-throated Sparrow - 10
Northern Cardinal - 6
Red-winged Blackbird - 2
Brown-headed Cowbird - 8
American Goldfinch - 2
House Sparrow - 4
 
Nature notes: 
Blueberry Azure - 2
 
 
Jake's Landing: 13
 
Great Egret - 9
Snowy Egret - 1
Glossy Ibis - 14
Turkey Vulture - 8
Canada Goose - 2
American Black Duck - 2
Green-winged Teal - 2
Osprey - 3
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 3
Willet - 10
Forster's Tern - 11
 
 
Cape May Point State Park, Sunset Beach, The Beanery, and Harvard Ave : 55  
species
 
Red-throated Loon - 21 - Sunset Beach
Common Loon - 2
Northern Gannet - 14
Double-crested Cormorant - 34
Great Blue Heron - 1
Great Egret - 3
Snowy Egret - 2 
Black Vulture - 27
Turkey Vulture - 31
Canada Goose - 2
Brant - 8
Mute Swan - 16
Gadwall - 12
American Wigeon - 4
American Black Duck - 2
Mallard - 8
Green-winged Teal - 5
Black Scoter - 18
Bufflehead - 6
Osprey - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Wild Turkey - 1
American Coot - 3
Killdeer - 3
American Oystercatcher - 8
Laughing Gull - 26
Herring Gull - 17
Great Black-backed Gull - 2
Forster's Tern - 13
Rock Dove - 4
Mourning Dove - 6
Chimney Swift - 1 - Sunset Beach
Northern Flicker - 1
Blue Jay - 3
American Crow - 1
Fish Crow - 6
Tree Swallow - 4
Purple Martin - 16
Barn Swallow - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 4
Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
American Robin - 12
European Starling - 35
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 4
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Song Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 6
Northern Cardinal - 3
Red-winged Blackbird - 4
Common Grackle - 34
Brown-headed Cowbird - 6
House Finch - 2
House Sparrow - 23
 
Nature notes:
Blueberry Azure - 2
Red-bellied Turtle - 4
Bottle-nosed Dolphins - 6
 

 
Other birds seen or heard:
Great Horned Owl - my yard in Toms River
 
Birds of the day:
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2
 
Rarities missed:
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 

Observers:
Shawn Wainwright
Alyssa Della Fave
Sam Galick
Lisa Deubel
Brandon Gatti
Mike Lyncheski
Sarah Frazee
Donna Ortuso
Joey Ortuso
 
See all the photos from this trip here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/sets/72157643975296554/ 


Good birding!

Shawn Wainwright
Toms River
ShawnEagleEyes1 AT aol.com





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Subject: Birding meetup results from Woodbine and Cape May, New Jersey 4-13-14
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:01:37 -0400
Went to Belleplain State Forest, Jake's Landing, and Cape May for the day with 
8 others and tallied 78 species of birds! 

It was an awesome day! 
Visited Belleplain State Forest, Jake's Landing, Cape May Point State Park, 
Harvard Ave. and surrounding areas, Sunset 

Beach, and The Beanery 4-13-14. Weather was a little windy in the upper 60's
 
Here's the list:
 

Belleplain State Forest: 36 species
 
Turkey Vulture - 5
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Killdeer - 2
Laughing Gull - 10
Herring Gull - 12
Mourning Dove - 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 8 
Fish Crow - 2
Blue Jay - 3

Carolina Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 10

Eastern Bluebird - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 6
Carolina Wren - 1 
American Robin - 3
European Starling - 6
Yellow-throated Warbler - 7
Pine Warbler - 5
Black-and-white Warbler - 2
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2
Eastern Towhee - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 6
White-throated Sparrow - 10
Northern Cardinal - 6
Red-winged Blackbird - 2
Brown-headed Cowbird - 8
American Goldfinch - 2
House Sparrow - 4
 
Nature notes: 
Blueberry Azure - 2
 
 
Jake's Landing: 13
 
Great Egret - 9
Snowy Egret - 1
Glossy Ibis - 14
Turkey Vulture - 8
Canada Goose - 2
American Black Duck - 2
Green-winged Teal - 2
Osprey - 3
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 3
Willet - 10
Forster's Tern - 11
 
 
Cape May Point State Park, Sunset Beach, The Beanery, and Harvard Ave : 55 
species 

 
Red-throated Loon - 21 - Sunset Beach
Common Loon - 2
Northern Gannet - 14
Double-crested Cormorant - 34
Great Blue Heron - 1
Great Egret - 3
Snowy Egret - 2 
Black Vulture - 27
Turkey Vulture - 31
Canada Goose - 2
Brant - 8
Mute Swan - 16
Gadwall - 12
American Wigeon - 4
American Black Duck - 2
Mallard - 8
Green-winged Teal - 5
Black Scoter - 18
Bufflehead - 6
Osprey - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Wild Turkey - 1
American Coot - 3
Killdeer - 3
American Oystercatcher - 8
Laughing Gull - 26
Herring Gull - 17
Great Black-backed Gull - 2
Forster's Tern - 13
Rock Dove - 4
Mourning Dove - 6
Chimney Swift - 1 - Sunset Beach
Northern Flicker - 1
Blue Jay - 3
American Crow - 1
Fish Crow - 6
Tree Swallow - 4
Purple Martin - 16
Barn Swallow - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 4
Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
American Robin - 12
European Starling - 35
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 4
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Song Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 6
Northern Cardinal - 3
Red-winged Blackbird - 4
Common Grackle - 34
Brown-headed Cowbird - 6
House Finch - 2
House Sparrow - 23
 
Nature notes:
Blueberry Azure - 2
Red-bellied Turtle - 4
Bottle-nosed Dolphins - 6
 

 
Other birds seen or heard:
Great Horned Owl - my yard in Toms River
 
Birds of the day:
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2
 
Rarities missed:
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 

Observers:
Shawn Wainwright
Alyssa Della Fave
Sam Galick
Lisa Deubel
Brandon Gatti
Mike Lyncheski
Sarah Frazee
Donna Ortuso
Joey Ortuso
 
See all the photos from this trip here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/sets/72157643975296554/ 


Good birding!

Shawn Wainwright
Toms River
ShawnEagleEyes1 AT aol.com





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Subject: Admin: Listserv problems
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:59:39 -0400
Hello,

Here are several announcements about the Jerseybirds and Delaware birds lists. 
Please read and save it for future use. 



1. Problems with e-mail addresses from Yahoo.com are continuing today. Yahoo’s 
policy change last week is also causing problems that affect e-mail addresses 
from other domains, such as Comcast, ATT, Hotmail, and MSN. You can read a 
technical explanation of why this occurs at: 



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Because the problem occurs _every time_ a message from a Yahoo.com address is 
posted to the list, the Princeton mail administrators have instructed me to set 
all subscriptions with Yahoo.com addresses to NOPOST. I have just done so. This 
will remain in force until Yajoo changes its policy. I apologize for the 
inconvenience this will cause you. I realize it is NOT your fault. 


Other providers have “honored” Yahoo’s policy although they have not set the 
same restrictive policy; they should stop seeing rejections once we remove the 
Yahoo addresses. These include Comcast, ATT, MSN, and Hotmail. 


If you have a Yahoo address, I encourage you to contact Yahoo.com support and 
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you that two large providers, which have had no problems, are Google 
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To repeat, I have set all Yahoo subscriptions for Jerseybi to “nopost” — if you 
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performance due to the new server. 


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Subject: Common Raven and Unusual Yard Bird
From: Glen Hart <glen.hart AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:09:07 -0500
I had to send out this note after having read one of the posts this past 
weekend regarding Common Raven and Crows. 



As I pulled in to my parking lot at work this morning (on East Hanover Ave. in 
Morris Plains, next to the new Shop-Rite), I observed a Common Raven soaring 
over the plant being harassed by none other than an American Crow. 


At home this weekend in Manasquan, I had an Osprey alight on a branch at the 
top of one of the trees in my yard to consume its fish meal. Now I am obviously 
near the water in Manasquan, but this was still an unusual sight in my yard, as 
it is a typically residential neighborhood. Adding to the splendor was a 
Northern Flicker that flew in at the same time, landing several feet above the 
Opsrey with the sun perfectly highlighting its golden under-wing feathers. 
Quite a site. 


Glen B. Hart
22 Beams Terrace
Manasquan, NJ 08736-2905
Phone: 732.292.3134
E-Mail: glen.hart AT verizon.net

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Subject: Mercer Musings and beyond: Early Warblers and Tardy Wildflowers
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:37:35 -0400
Over the weekend a rare FOY collision of Spring arrivals usually 2 weeks 
apart... 


Warblers:

* Saturday 4/12 FOY Black-and-white Warbler at Baldpate Mountain, Hopewell 
(photos) plus a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Earliest date I could find in e-Bird in 
last 10 years was 4/22 plus 4/19 for Institute Woods, Princeton. 


* Sunday 4/13 FOY Common Yellowthroat singing (have audio) at the Rogers 
Refuge. 

Earliest date I could find in e-Bird for last 10 years was 4/19 at Rogers 
Refuge and Institute Woods, Princeton. 


Generally (while individuals) these birds were a week to 10 days early. Bizarre 
to have a photo of a warbler on a catkin-less, nearly bud-less branch. But 
guess insects were good? Migrants without Spicebush leaf-out? 


Spring Ephemerals (wildflowers):

* Saturday 4/12 FOY Bloodroot blooming at the LHT entrance to the Pole Farm on 
Keefe Rd. and Baldpate in Mercer; "lamp post" (buds) at Round Valley in 
Hunterdon; *FOY Cutleaf Toothwort and Spring Beauties blooming, Virginia 
Bluebell buds, FOY Spicebush Blooms, Mayapple "umbrellas" at Baldpate; FOY 
Hepatica blooming Round Valley. 


* Sunday 4/13 FOY Trout Lily blooming at Rogers Refuge; Bloodroot, Hepatica, 
and Cutleaf Toothwort, Spring Beauties in full bloom on Sunday 4/13 at the 
Sourland Mountain Preserve in Somerset County 


The Bloodroot (spectacular white flowers) and Hepatica (exquisite periwinkle 
flowers) displays at Baldpate and Sourland Mountain were by far the most 
spectacular I've seen in this area in decades. More flowers blooming than we'd 
ever seen at these locations. The Hepatica was particularly spectacular. The 
Lawrence-Hopewell Trail at the Pole Farm has pretty much wiped out arguably the 
best 50' long, dense roadside stand of Bloodroot in Mercer County--despite 
pleas in 2007. 


Generally these FOY wildflowers were 10 days late. I have photo records showing 
most Bloodroot blooming by April 3 with an instance of March 17! After FOY 
Bloodroot I often have to wait 2 weeks for Trout Lily to bloom. Moreover they 
are almost always staggered over a 2-3 weeks period roughly in this order: 


Late March--Mid-April

Spring Beauties
Cutleaf Tooothwort
Bloodroot
Hepatica (few days later than above)
Trout Lilies
Mayapple
Virginia Bluebells

I can understand the all-at-once blooming since late, but an wondering why we 
saw MORE Hepatica plants (becoming rare) and MORE Bloodroot blooming then ever 
before at Baldpate and the Sourland Preserve? Apparently most plants of same 
species were blooming all at once -- and this is anecdotal -- but there seemed 
to be more plants in general. 


Wonder if the past year and winter was actually good for them? Sure 2013's wet 
summer didn't hurt. Many have healthy ranges into Vermont and Maine so cold 
tolerant. Or did the Sandy blow downs open up light to forest floor? Or was 
deer browse down? Been told deer eat Hepatica. Baldpate has deer management, 
Sourland does not--yet. 


Meanwhile the White-throated Sparrows are singing "Oh Canada, Canada, Canada" 
outside my window. Was told last year they seem to sing more right before they 
go. 


Thoughts welcome.

Fairfax

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Subject: Gyrfalcon in Salem Co. (historic not thisyear)
From: Dave Magpiong <Dayvm AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:51:32 -0400
 
 
In  February 2005, I ran out for a quick waterfowl scan along Big Timber 
Creek. En  route to the spot, I saw an old friend on the road so I flagged him 
 down. We chatted for a few minutes and I convinced him to come "ducking" 
with  me.  
Long  story short, I ended up giving him a whirlwind tour of Gloucester and 
Salem  County birding spots. Our final stop was to be Sunset Bridge in 
Mannington Marsh  to get him good looks at Bald Eagles, a quintessential 
"ambassador  bird". 
Driving down Nimrod Road on our final approach, a large raptor flew  right 
in front of the car.  A quick  yet safe(?) u-turn proved fruitful. The bird 
in question was less than  30 yards away, picking at a Snow Goose carcass. 
It was something I'd never  seen before and was having a hard time 
reconciling what the observed size, shape, and field marks were screaming. I'd 
just 

stumbled upon one of my coolest  life birds ever - a Gyrfalcon! 
I  returned the next day and was able to see the bird again. I even 
captured a bit of video of the bird, which led to the subsequent acceptance by 
the 

NJBRC. 

I've  had the pleasure of birding with that guy a few times since then. 
Since he enjoys busting people's chops, he often asks other birders if they've 

ever seen  a Gyrfalcon just so he can punctuate it by saying, "I have!" 
What's the point?   
I  would never have seen that Gyrfalcon if I didn't take my non-birding 
friend out  that day.  There are similar bird  discoveries that have been 
SOLELY because an experienced birder took the time to bird a new place with 
some 

non-birders or less experienced birders.   This includes: 
- Tony Croasdale's discovery of the  West Philly Townsend's Warbler in 2010 
- Mississippi Kite that I had in  Voorhees with my students in May 2007 
- Jeff Bouton's Amazon Kingfisher at last year's RGVBF. He  was bringing 
out a friend to find their life  Ringed Kingfisher when they happened upon 
this very exciting find. 
How  many unexpected treasures might you find if you bring a friend birding 
in a new  location this spring?  
Get a  friend or family member interested in giving birding a shot by 
watching "A Birder's Guide to Everything" with them on April 24th! Details can 

be found at _www.fledgingbirders.org/events/8535_ 
(http://www.fledgingbirders.org/events/8535)  

Dave Magpiong 
_www.pledgetofledge.org_ (http://www.pledgetofledge.org)  

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Subject: 7 FOYs, Atlantic County, including Northern Parulas, Acadian Flycatcher
From: Anne Bekker <anne_bekker AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:20:19 -0700
Atlantic County Park was dripping with Blue-Grey Gnatcatchers today.  We also 
found 6 Purple Martins,15 Yellow-throated Warblers, 3 White-eyed Vireos, 3 
Black-and-White warblers.  The 3 Parulas and the Acadian Flycatcher were the 
surprising, early "foys," though.  Also surprising -- a dearth of blackbirds 
and of raptors.  We've never been there and not seen at least a Bald Eagle and 
a Cooper's. 


Anne and Michael
Philadelphia

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Subject: Bull's Island
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:40:12 -0400
Hi JBirders: 

Worked my way up Route 29 from Prallsville Mill in Stockton after an event. 
Just past the construction zone I spotted 15 Cormorant flying along the river 
in a very random flight pattern. Eagle was sited. A stop at Bull's Island 
around 7:15 did yield one YELLOW-THROATED Warbler at the top of the trees (not 
Sycamore) to the right as you start to head over the pedestrian bridge to PA. 
Had it here in past years. After a time, it flew to the north part of the 
island. White-breasted Nuthatch and Chickadee (sp) not much else yet. I must 
say, while the name is a perfect descriptive of the bird, it is so beautiful 
(especially after a warbler starved winter) it seems like it should have a more 
dynamic name. It was great to see it again. 


There must be a huge roost of Grackle and the like over in Bucks County as 
loose groups of birds maybe 20-25 at a time made their way from NJ to PA. Bet 
that's where the Yellow-headed Blackbird is spending its evenings. 


Sandra McNicol 
Kingwood Township 

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Subject: 4- 13-14 Very NO Migrants Winslow Twp., Camden County
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:31:53 -0400
Just to follow-up w/ Mike B's post today about his Great Piece Meadows/Troy 
Meadows ATB Trip today, for me, unlike yesterday in my "hood" there were also 
little of no action this morning in my hood. What gives ? 


Both days I was grounded as I had no $$ for NJ Audubon trips or even gas $$$ to 
travel to chase birds. 


Please Google Earth 39 44 28 N 74 56 30 W of an abandoned rail road bed off of 
my street. Beautiful flat and easy place to walk and bird. As it happened in 
other springs for several years, I heard a call notes of a Louisiana 
Waterthrush this morning. But never got the visual for 100% confirmation. I am 
certain but requesting fellow Camden County birders to visit there for 
confirmation. 


The old rail road bed also continues on the opposite side of the Lakedale Road. 
Last spring, expert Camden County birders, Matt Webster and his mom also 
confirmed my sighting (most likely la ocally breeding location) of Prothonotary 
Warbler there. (Copy and Paste 39 43 59 N 74 56 58 W on Google Earth). 


Same powerline as Prothonotary Warbler, I also had very potential for hybrid of 
blue-winged and Golden-winged there last spring. Please help me to confirm this 
spring. 




Yong Kong
yklitespeed AT comcast.net
Berlin, NJ


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Subject: Bird Quest Gloucester County on May 3
From: Patricia Rossi <circus_cyaneus AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:41:53 -0500
Greetings!

 
The Gloucester County Bird Quest is a half-day event from 7:00 AM to noon on 
the first Saturday in May (May 3, 2014), with the purpose to find as many 
different bird species as possible in Gloucester County. This event is family 
and child friendly. It is a unique way for the entire family to discover the 
birds of Gloucester County. 

For more info and to download the flyer with registration form see the 
Gloucester County Nature Club's website at: 


http://www.gcnatureclub.org/
 
Patricia Rossi
Levittown, PA
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Subject: Great Piece Meadows/Troy Meadows ATB Trip
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:33:00 -0400
Seems like some areas (e.g., Sandy Hook, Glenhurst Meadows) had at least
some action today. Great Piece and Troy were completely devoid of migrants.
Highlight was actually a mammal...we had a Mink working the edges of a
vernal pool.

Mike Britt
Bayonne

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Subject: Forsythe (Brig) Sunday, April 13:
From: Peter Bacinski <petebacinski AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:30:50 -0400
Dear JerseyBirders:

 

Decided I needed a fix of shorebirds and perhaps a year bird or two, so went
to where-else Brig and was rewarded with a good day:

 

Highlights for the day:

 

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Green-winged Teal 130

Northern Shoveler 20

Gadwall 20

Hooded Merganser 1

Red-breasted Merganser 1

Black-crowned Night-Heron 3

Bald Eagle 5 with one adult

Black-bellied Plover 3

American Oystercatcher 6

Greater Yellowlegs 60

Lesser Yellowlegs 2

Willet, Eastern 4

Whimbrel 12

Dunlin 30

Caspian Tern 2

Forster's Tern 100+

White-eyed Vireo 2

No. Rough-winged Swallow 1

Barn Swallow 1

Brown Thrasher 1

Common Yellowthroat 1 singing and early

 

Had 65 species for the day.

 

Good birding,

 

Pete Bacinski

 

 

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

 

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Subject: Neotropic corm?
From: Lisa Ann Fanning <DarkEyedJunc0 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:09:04 -0400
Hi are there any sightings of the Neotropic corm today?  Asking for a friend.

Lisa Fanning
Morganville NJ



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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant
From: Andrew Bobe <sloedog42 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:49:56 -0400
Present in tree at Demott Pond now. 
Andrew Bobe
Hamilton 

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Subject: South Jersey Bird Conservaiton Opportunity
From: Dave Magpiong <Dayvm AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:56:13 -0400
 
Jersey Birders -  
We have about 3 days left to reach the required 75 tickets for the  "A 
Birder's Guide to Everything" on April 24th at AMC Deptford 8. Let's make this 

very special event a  reality as it can make a difference for bird 
conservation!  Reserve your tickets at:  www.tugg.com/events/8535  
By bringing non-birding friends to this movie, you can give them a  glimpse 
of birding joy on the big screen.  This introduction can prime them for  
subsequent birding conversation (or even outings!) over the coming weeks of  
migration. It is easy to dismiss such a simple action as not being  
worthwhile for bird conservation but nothing could be further from the  truth. 
Over the years, I've had many off-the-cuff bird-related  conservations with 
coworkers, friends, and neighbors. These chats have run the  gamut from 
help identifying a bird in their yard to sharing an experience they  had at a 
local beach to talking birds over a cup of coffee. I always try to  include 
something related to bird conservation - backyard habitats, honoring  beach 
nesting areas, the role of "bird-friendly" coffee., etc. 
More often than not, there is a follow-up conversation  - though it may be 
weeks or even months later. Those people are excited to  share with me how 
they've learned more about birds and done something  "bird-positive" in their 
lives.  
I did virtually nothing for them, except for talking about  something I 
love - birds. Yet, it was enough to open their eyes, minds, and  hearts to 
birds around them.   

The truth is MANY people are open to the idea. The  problem is that they 
just do not realize  the amazing bird life (and other nature) all around them. 
All it needs, in some  cases, is just a little nudge in the right direction 
to start engaging them with  birds and nature.  "A Birder's Guide  to 
Everything" can be that nudge of titanic proportions.  
This tremendous bird-outreach aspect of the movie is why people  like 
Richard Crossley, Kenn Kaufman, and director Rob Meyer are supporting the April 

24th screening.  Learn more about this special  screening  and exciting 
Pledge to  Fledge event at: www.fledgingbirders.org/ABGTE.html  
Remember, we must have 75 reservation by Thursday morning!  
Look forward to seeing you all there, 
Dave Magpiong 
Bellmawr, NJ

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Subject: White eyed Vireos
From: "Sandra's email" <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:04:13 -0400
Back at Riverwinds - the scenic trail. That is early I believe! I tried for a 
pic, 

but am dressed to travel. Stayed on the trail. Be careful for those new to
this place. It is tick and chigger world! Loads of breeders here. Not too many
migrants. I wanted to check on the differences between Sat. here and today. 
Southerly winds this morning. And all last night I believe. The migrants left!
Sat. was a bit of a front between Friday night and Sat. morning to put
birds down.

Butterfly notes - Cabbage White and Eastern Comma.

Good birding all. Maybe Raven as I drive through north Jersey??

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Gulls in Trenton
From: Mary DeLia <maryderekemilydelia AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:47:36 -0400
A quick follow up to my post about the Bonaparte's Gulls in Trenton on the
Delaware River that were originally reported by Lisa Thompson.

There was one dark-hooded bird that I thought looked suspiciously larger
and paler in direct comparison to a nearby Bonaparte's. I wasn't sure if
the photo would capture it, but I did get one that does show the size and
structure comparison well. I also noticed how the smaller, darker gull has
a faint gray wash to the back of its neck, whereas the larger, paler gull
is pure, bright white. The size and structure differences look spot on for
Black-headed, I think. The bill does seem to have a touch of red hue to it,
but the bird was too distant to tell for sure.

The photo is not good enough to document a Black-headed Gull, but makes a
pretty good case for one.

I'm not going to post my photos to Flickr, but email me and I will send it
to you directly if you're interested. One photo shows 13 Bonaparte's, 1
suspected Black-headed, and 1 Ring-billed Gull.

It's a bit of a sketchy neighborhood, so I won't be going back there again
any time soon. But if anyone is in the area, you might want to go have a
look for yourself!

Good birding.

Mary DeLia
E Windsor

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Subject: Ravens in Fair Lawn
From: "Danusha V. Goska" <dgoska AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:54:26 -0500
When I first joined this list I saw reports of ravens and I thought
what I always think when someone tells me that they have seen a raven.
I thought, well they saw a crow and it behaved in some fetching way
and so they are calling it a "raven" rather than a "crow" because
"raven" is a cooler word.

But I kept seeing these reports and I thought, heck, these are all
real bird watchers, or "birders" if you will; let me ask.

I did ask. I mentioned that I'd never seen a raven in Jersey, though
I'd seen them in Nepal, and that I'd read years ago that in the NE US
they only lived at relatively high altitudes. I was amply educated by
the generous folks on this list! Ravens have returned to NJ!

As I'd mentioned I grew up in Jersey, was a demon birdwatcher, even
made the newspaper once, the now defunct Paterson Evening News, moved
away, moved back but didn't birdwatch again with any seriousness, so I
was waaaayyy out of the loop.

I've been looking for ravens ever since, and watched a very good
youtube video on distinguishing ravens from crows.

The other day Rick Wright posted on Facebook that ravens were nesting
in Fair Lawn, a mere four miles from my Paterson address! The
newspaper covered them because they are nesting in a scaffold for the
painting of a water tower and costing the town money. Painting is
being held up because they are a protected species.

I faced one of those moments of truth: did I want to use my Saturday
afternoon to go to Skylands, my favorite place on earth, to see pretty
daffodils and hike in the woods, or did I want to drive miserable
Broadway / Route 4, to see urban ravens?

I chose the latter.

Driving was scary. I haven't driven in years and Paterson residents
have this custom of walking in front of oncoming cars. At one point I
almost ran over a boy on a bicycle. This was not enjoyable. Also
traffic is heavy and traffic patterns are bizarre. Just to cover this
maybe ten mile round trip I had to make three u-turns because I
realized only at the last minute that I was in a lane where one must
turn left or right when one wants to go straight. Also highway traffic
mixes in with suburban traffic in some spots, and with one false move
you are on route 17 or 208. Very tense.

Anyway, I found the water tower, on Morlot Ave in Fair Lawn, pulled up
in front of a suburban Cape Cod home, and there were the ravens, as
domestic and "Fred and Ethel" as you please. I really wanted to be
thrilled by their much vaunted aerial acrobatics - I'd read that
sometimes the male will fly just above the female, wing tip to wing
tip - but, no, they just sat there, like a plump couple very
comfortable sitting on their stoop.

They sat so close it looked very romantic; I was envious. Their bills
touched and their necks; it looked like they were kissing.

I looked carefully for all the signs differentiating ravens from
crows. The most obvious one was the shape of the tail. Both birds
turned sideways and I gazed a long time at their bills and I really
didn't see an astounding difference from a crow's bill. The wind
repeatedly blew up from beneath them and the neck ruff feathers were
visible. One did croak, and that sound was distinctive. I'd heard it
on youtube!

One flew over to the nest and sat there for a while.

I thought about all the folklore about ravens, their reported penchant
for eating eyes and tongues of injured animals. I don't know if that
is true, and, in any case, that's nature, red in tooth and claw.
Obviously they were hated for their coloration. Humans associate black
with night.

I felt conspicuous parked in front of a suburban home, staring out of
the sun roof with binoculars, so I moved on to the Saddle River hiking
trail.

I have to say the scaffolding is a thing of wonder, very big and
complex. I imagine the township is renting it (?) and probably they
have to keep paying for it even though the water tower is not being
painted. I can understand the community's concern about the cost, and
I do wonder what decision I would make were the decision left up to
me.

Danusha Goska
Paterson, NJ

Shroud of Turin Talk - please come!
Wednesday, April 30, 6 pm
CCMC at WPUNJ


-- 
Danusha V. Goska, PhD
author, "Save Send Delete"
http://www.amazon.com/Save-Send-Delete-Danusha-Goska/dp/1846949866

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Subject: Dorothy red-headed woodpeckers
From: Lpalumbo726 <lpalumbo726 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:43:13 -0400
The Red-headed woodpecker colony in Dorothy (Weymouth township) is alive and 
well. There were several active birds at 0730 this morning next to the 
historical museum building. Joe Palumbo and Liz Bender 


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Subject: DeMott Pond Cormorant - Sunday, April 6
From: thomas smith <tsmzth AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:13:39 -0400
It appears that the Neotropic Cormorant has been around since at least 
last weekend - we went to DeMott Pond in Clinton on Sunday, April 6 and 
while there I took a few photographs of a cormorant.  Of course, I had 
no reason to believe that it was anything other than a garden-variety 
cormorant, so I didn't bother taking a closer look at the time.


The cormorant was initially on the pond, and then flew up into a tree. 
 This took place at around 1 PM, so it is possible that the Neotropic 
Cormorant could be on DeMott Pond at that time in the afternoon.


I put my photos of last Sunday's cormorant 
at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsmzth/13810918855/ .


 - Tom / Hal Smith
    Madison, NJ
    tsmzth AT optonline.net

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Subject: Advice for Great Piece/Troy Meadow participants
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:35:51 -0400
Participants,

Take precautions for ticks and bring the highest boots you own (just in
case). Also be ready for A LOT of walking;)

Mike Britt
Bayonne

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Snowy Owl on LBI
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:31:42 -0400
Karmela Moneta asked me to post this...listserv wouldn't take and I just
saw the email now...message from 10:49AM.

Sitting on the roof of St Francis Aquatic Center now. I think this is Brant
Beach?

Karmela Moneta
Clinton Twp

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Subject: Cattle Egret in Cape May
From: Thomas Walsh <tjwalsh AT ME.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:14:21 -0400
There was a Cattle Egret in a field on New England Rd. in Cape May this 
afternoon. It was on the north side of the road as we were driving towards 
Higbee on New England Rd. 


Photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21239360 AT N06/13806239715/


Tom Walsh
West Orange 

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Subject: gloucester county - migrants.
From: "Sandra's email" <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:56:45 -0400
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Brown Thrashers,
Hermit Thrush, the main passerine migrants in this morning at the
scenic trail in Deptford. Doug Johnson and I hit other areas - not
much along the Delaware River - loads of DC corms! We were 
scanning everyone closely! Can't see that structure well in the water!
Rob, dinner is on me for one down here!

We couldn't find any Red necked Grebes around. And the tide was
high at Pedricktown so no shorebirds.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Great morning!
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:53:31 -0400
I drove into Hunterdon County Parks' Crystal Springs section to scope it
out for fishing.

The Sandy devastation is worse than I remembered and the pot holes are
awful.

Driving out on the paved access road, I looked over to my left and noticed
a raptor soaring.  Put my bins on an Osprey.  I watched it for a while and
then noticed 3 more raptors in a group:  Broad-winged Hawks!  Hope this
portends well for the Scott's Mountain Hawk Watch Open House next weekend.

Then I drove down through Teetertown Ravine and heard a lone Louisiana
Waterthrush.

Not bad for 20 minutes this morning.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

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Subject: Is the Neotropic Cormorant Still Around?
From: Richard Timm <ritimm1 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:38:25 -0400
As of last night/this morning?

Richard Timm
Lansdowne PA

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant in Clinton
From: John McElroy <jmcelroy AT MACELROY.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:12:52 -0400
Neotropic Cormorant seen this moring at 8:15 for about 30 minutes on snag In 
South Branch Raritan River at Red Mill Museum. Lost went it started diving in 
the river. 


--
John McElroy
Haddonfield, NJ

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Subject: Black-necked Stilt -- Cumberland County
From: "Ward, John" <john.ward AT SAP.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:01:30 +0000
Late Friday afternoon (4/11) there were good numbers of shorebirds on the 
exposed tidal flats on the bay ward side of Maple Street near Dividing Creek. 
Among the mostly Yellowlegs and Dunlin was a very handsome Black-necked Stilt 
close to the road. 


John Ward



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Subject: Cape May weekly report, 5-11 April
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:06:48 -0400
Hi all -

This week's report has been added to CMBO's website, and is available at
the following link:


http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/2014/04/week-in-review-5-11-april-2014.html 


Many thanks to all who contributed.


good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ

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Subject: Whip-poor-will, Ocean County
From: Larry Zirlin <larryzz AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:57:39 -0700
First Whip-poor-will calling tonight from the woods. Earlier than the last 
couple of years. And thus it starts. My neighbors hate them, I love it. 

 
Larry Zirlin
Whiting, NJ
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Subject: Lakehurst Railroad Tracks 4-11-14
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:45:02 -0400
Lakehurst Railroad Tracks hosted a Black Vulture, 1 Juvenile Bald Eagle, 4 
Northern Flickers, 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 
Yellow-rumped Warblers, 3 Pine Warblers and 3 White-throated Sparrows April 
11th. 

Nature notes included many biting flies, 1 Bull Frog, some Spring Peepers, 1 
Cabbage White, and 12 Blueberry Azures. 

...
 
12 Wild Turkeys continue at Dayna Court off of Old Freehold Road in Toms River 
April 11th. 


Good birding!

Shawn Wainwright
Toms River
ShawnEagleEyes1 AT aol.com


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Subject: FOY Whip-poor-will, Winslow Twp.., Camden County
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:15:47 -0400
Whip-poor-will called behind Mary and my house tonight around 8 PM. They 
usually show up like a clock work during the third week of every April. Except 
this year, 


Yong Kong
yklitespeed AT comcast.net
Berlin, NJ

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Subject: Re: Clinton Neotropic Cormorant
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:48:44 -0400
Ellen, what a great idea, to provide a site for these real rarities 
where everyone can post their "best ID shots," and then it's easy for 
everyone thinking about this bird to find one site. Really amazing 
photos of this bird already!  I hope something similar can be done for 
rarities yet to come.  NJ Audubon, I hope you can throw up a link to 
this "best shots" page.

Susan Treesh
Somerset


On 4/11/2014 6:05 PM, Ellen DeCarlo wrote:
> Hi Jersey Birders,
>
> It looks like lots of us have been getting a chance to see this bird over
> the last couple of days!  It was great to see so many of you at DeMott Pond
> last night - I've never seen so many people there!  Here is a link where
> you can post your photos so everyone can get a look at the different shots
> of this bird - feel free to post your pictures:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/groups/2587555 AT N25/
>
> Have a great weekend!
>
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> How to report NJ bird sightings: 
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Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls in Trenton
From: Mary DeLia <maryderekemilydelia AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:39:29 -0400
I followed up some recent eBird reports and found 12 Bonaparte's Gulls in
various plumage stages, including breeding, at the little boat launch on
Lamberton Rd.

As far as I could see, none were Black-headed, but I photo'd all of them
and will take a closer look when I get a chance.

The flock was floating south on the current, feeding in little circles, and
then they'd fly back up north and continue the process. This seems to be a
common feeding strategy for them. I really don't want to know what exactly
they were eating, though!

Good birding!

Mary DeLia
E Windsor

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Subject: Clinton Neotropic Cormorant
From: Ellen DeCarlo <ellendecarlo1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:05:40 -0400
Hi Jersey Birders,

It looks like lots of us have been getting a chance to see this bird over
the last couple of days!  It was great to see so many of you at DeMott Pond
last night - I've never seen so many people there!  Here is a link where
you can post your photos so everyone can get a look at the different shots
of this bird - feel free to post your pictures:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2587555 AT N25/

Have a great weekend!

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Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler - Garret Mtn 4/11/14
From: Dan Murray <dmurray03 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:49:05 -0400
Had a Yellow-throated Warbler on the hill at the end of Wilson Ave. 10+
Pine Warblers (some imm/females today) along with Palm Warblers and Winter
Wrens. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher as well. Yay
Spring. :)

Got a few pictures on the Flickr site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/birding_in_new_jersey/

Good Birding,
~Dan Murray
Franklin Park, NJ
www.BirdingInNewJersey.com 

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Subject: Upcoming Bergen County Audubon (BCAS) Meeting
From: Beth Goldberg <goldbug310 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:05:53 -0400
 


  
    
                  


Join BCAS on Weds, April 16 as we welcome Rachel Briggs, Eastern Grassroots 
Organizer for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Rachel will present 
“‘Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness", a multi-media slideshow 
documenting citizen efforts to designate public lands in southern Utah’s 
spectacular canyon country as part of the National Wilderness Preservation 
System. This journey through redrock splendor is sure to enlighten and 
encourage you to participate in the movement to protect our unique lands. 
Chapter business meeting at 7:30PM with program to follow. Meetings are free 
and open to all and held at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, 
NJ. 

 
Beth Goldberg
Fair Lawn


    
             
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Subject: Re: Fwd: Admin: Involuntary dropping of subscriptions
From: Ilene Schneider <rabbi.author AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:56:38 -0700
I was being facetious (a bit). Yahoo just enabled a new protocol for weeding 
out impostors & decided Princeton's server couldn't be 
"authenticated."

Nothing new on the birding front - except the 22 lifers I added to my life list in Monterey, CA, 20 of them on a pelagic trip with Debi Shearwater.

I did see my FOS yellow-rumped warbler near my yard the other day. Guess it's spring!

Ilene Schneider
Marlton

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Subject: Re: Fwd: Admin: Involuntary dropping of subscriptions
From: Ilene Schneider <rabbi.author AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:05:11 -0700
I was one of the 25 "droppees" who contacted Laurie - and Yahoo. Obviously, the 
reinstatement worked or I wouldn't be able to respond. I can't help but think 
it's my fault for having complained so much to Yahoo about all the fake email I 
kept receiving from them. Or, rather, from spammers & phishers pretending to be 
Yahoo. 

Glad to be back!

Ilene Schneider
Marlton

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Subject: Re: Neotropic Cormorant continues in Clinton
From: Alan Mart <a.mart67 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:19:57 +0000
How right you are Brandon. This bird may have been seen earlier (April 2, same 
tree, same branch). While recognized as a smaller than a usual DCCO at that 
time, there was no consideration that it might be something more unusual. 



Hello Fellow Birders, 
Reading through all these reports of Neotropic Cormorant, I'm thinking, with 
the subtle differences and the huge amount of D-C's we see every year... I 
can't help but wonder just how many of these birds possibly go unnoticed... I 
mean how many of us really pay that much attention to every cormorant we see? 


My next trip to Forsythe'll take at least two hours longer. 

Brandon Reo 

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Subject: TV eating from garbage, Holmdel
From: Andrew Bobe <sloedog42 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:59:33 -0400
Sure it's not the first time it's happened, but it's the first time I've seen a 
TV who thinks he's a crow. Perched on the top of someone's can, picking at the 
garbage. 


Andrew Bobe
in Holmdel 

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant in Downtown Clinton--4/11 AM
From: Rob Fergus <birdchaser AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:27:15 -0400
Michael, et al. Note Tom Johnson's earlier post on the Neotropic Cormorant 
being relocated this morning after its morning flight. It was seen throughout 
the morning at the Red Mill pond in downtown Clinton, where it can be directly 
compared with Double-crested Cormorants also using this dammed section of the 
river. 

Nice to compare the two species directly. Amazingly, it doesn't always look as 
small in comparison! Size can be such a tricky thing to gauge! But at times it 
does look obviously smaller. In direct comparison, the bill is much thinner 
looking than the Double-crested Cormorant's bill. 

So if you are coming to Clinton, and get here before 6:45pm or so, check out 
the pond in town. After that, hopefully the bird will return to the roost it 
has been using the last few nights at Demott Pond. 

When you are in Clinton, there are some nice little places to grab a bite to 
eat, so walk around, get some food, talk up the birds to local businesses, and 
enjoy some small town life out here in Hunterdon County :-) 


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Subject: Re: Neotropic Cormorant continues in Clinton
From: BRANDON REO <brwelding AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:34:54 +0200
Hello Fellow Birders,
Reading through all these reports of Neotropic Cormorant, I'm thinking, with 
the subtle differences and the huge amount of D-C's we see every year... I 
can't help but wonder just how many of these birds possibly go unnoticed... I 
mean how many of us really pay that much attention to every cormorant we see? 


My next trip to Forsythe'll take at least two hours longer.

Brandon Reo


Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 11, 2014, at 3:14 AM, Larry Scacchetti  wrote:
> I
> Longer days means better chances at after work chases, and today was 
> definitely one of those days. I had to pick up a coworker in the morning, and 
I 

> called him last night at 10 to explain that after work we were driving an 
hour 

> away to chase a bird. Before I could finish my over convincing, he said he'd 
go. 

> The work day flew by, minus the grueling last hour and a half. 
> 
> When we finished, we booked it down 287 and arrived at Demott's Pond and 
> were greeted by the masses.  As time passed the crowd grew bigger.  It was 
> great to see all the friends and familiar faces.  I stood there with my eyes 
> fixated on the tree line where I assumed the bird would arrive from. It At 
around 

> 7 pm the bird peaked over the pines between the parking lot and the homes.  
> "CORMORANT!" The cormorant came in low and banked in front of the crowd, 
> offering fantastic looks of the tail and neck length, which were basically 
equal. 

> It perched on the east side of the island in the, Dawn Redwood?, about 20 ft 
up. 

> There it sat for quite some time until our departure.
> 
> For anyone still scratching their heads as to the ID of this bird, everyone 
there 

> was damn convinced!  The size of the bird in person and the tail length were 
> perfect, the acute angle of the gular pouch and white line that ran the 
entire 

> bottom length, from corner to corner of the pouch all fit for NECO. The head 

> seemed smaller and softer then DCCO.  All dark lores.
> 
> I uploaded some photos to flickr here :
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/larrybird13/
> 
> Huge congrats to Rob Fergus for a spectacular find!
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Larry Scacchetti
> Hillsdale, NJ
> 
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Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush
From: Rebecca Shell <shellr AT MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:07:15 -0400
Anyone have any specific location information on the LW in Garrett 
Mountain? I've been after one there for a few seasons now - no luck.  
Replies off list appreciated.

Rebecca

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Subject: Re: Neotropic Cormorant continues in Clinton
From: BRANDON REO <brwelding AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:07:46 +0200
Hello Fellow Birders,
Reading through all these reports of Neotropic Cormorant, I'm thinking, with 
the subtle differences and the huge amount of D-C's we see every year... I 
can't help but wonder just how many of these birds possibly go unnoticed... I 
mean how many of us really pay that much attention to every cormorant we see? 


My next trip to Forsythe'll be at least two hours longer.

Brandon Reo


Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 11, 2014, at 3:14 AM, Larry Scacchetti  wrote:
> I
> Longer days means better chances at after work chases, and today was 
> definitely one of those days. I had to pick up a coworker in the morning, and 
I 

> called him last night at 10 to explain that after work we were driving an 
hour 

> away to chase a bird. Before I could finish my over convincing, he said he'd 
go. 

> The work day flew by, minus the grueling last hour and a half. 
> 
> When we finished, we booked it down 287 and arrived at Demott's Pond and 
> were greeted by the masses.  As time passed the crowd grew bigger.  It was 
> great to see all the friends and familiar faces.  I stood there with my eyes 
> fixated on the tree line where I assumed the bird would arrive from. It At 
around 

> 7 pm the bird peaked over the pines between the parking lot and the homes.  
> "CORMORANT!" The cormorant came in low and banked in front of the crowd, 
> offering fantastic looks of the tail and neck length, which were basically 
equal. 

> It perched on the east side of the island in the, Dawn Redwood?, about 20 ft 
up. 

> There it sat for quite some time until our departure.
> 
> For anyone still scratching their heads as to the ID of this bird, everyone 
there 

> was damn convinced!  The size of the bird in person and the tail length were 
> perfect, the acute angle of the gular pouch and white line that ran the 
entire 

> bottom length, from corner to corner of the pouch all fit for NECO. The head 

> seemed smaller and softer then DCCO.  All dark lores.
> 
> I uploaded some photos to flickr here :
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/larrybird13/
> 
> Huge congrats to Rob Fergus for a spectacular find!
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Larry Scacchetti
> Hillsdale, NJ
> 
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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant
From: Michael Turso <mjt0328 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:48:22 -0400
Hi all!

Well there's a species I never thought I'd be asking about for many 
years...to my knowledge this bird seems to be most commonly seen in the 
evening, but also earlier in the morning at around six. I'm obviously 
planning on chasing this bird, but what time should I go? I might go this 
afternoon and try to relocate it from this morning, last I heard it was 
spotted flying up river at around eight AM, if I'm correct. I am also 
considering waiting until tomorrow night to wait it out for when it hopefully 
shows up in one of the trees to roost. Which one would be the 
more "sensible" option? Also, has anyone else been able to locate it after 
this morning's reports? Or perhaps if anyone would like to group up then 
pan out around the area this afternoon to search, I'm good with that too. 

Thanks for any response,

-Michael Turso
 Bergen County
 mjt0328 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Admin: Involuntary dropping of subscriptions
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:16:09 -0400
Hello,

Today there seems to be a problem with the Listserv or E-mail system. Many 
subscribers — so far, ALL from Comcast and Yahoo addresses — are being 
involuntarily dropped from the list. The chain of events was: 

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—the mail was returned to Princeton as “undeliverable”
—Princeton’s software decided the e-mail address was dead
—once 30 “bounces” over five days were tallied, the e-mail address was deleted. 


I realize that if this happened to you, you can’t be reading this message, 
because you were dropped. But listmembers who were not affected may know 
someone who is, and can send them this explanation. 


 I am adding affected subscribers back into the list by hand. So far I’ve heard 
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affected, please contact me and I will add you back to the list. Meanwhile, I 
have raised the quota to 1000 “bounces.” The system managers, my colleagues in 
IT at Princeton, are aware of the problem and working on it. I’ll let you know 
of any change in the situation. 


Meanwhile, I hope we can all get out and see some birds instead of computers!

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Subject: neotropic corm info
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:58:49 -0400
Get there early! As we were leaving, a fellow bird showed up at 6:46 or so.
The bird flew from the tree at 6:40 or 6:41, was on the pond for a 
couple minutes,
then took off to the east at 6:43 or 6:44. I was there about 6:00AM.
Plenty of light even then to see the overall structure - the long tail 
mainly.
And excellent looks at the face when the light improved. I actually have a
fairly good digiscope pic that I will embed into my ebird report later
this afternoon.

One down on NJ's next 10 bird species! Thanks again Rob!

Good chasing all!

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Barrington, NJ
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Subject: nevermind - Eurasian Spoonbill Cape May Rare Bird Alert
From: Brian McMahon <brianmcmahon08 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:09:31 -0400
sounds like Chris had what is referred to as a "misfinger" on eBird. Thanks to 

Jonathan Klizas

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