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5 May Mystery bird Thank You! [Roderick MacKenzie ]
5 May Horseshoe Bend 5-4-16, Hunterdon [Lillian Shupe ]
5 May Re: yard birding - wheres my RB Grosbeak?? [Louis Bizzarro ]
5 May Re: Help with mystery bird [Vince Capp ]
5 May Re: Siskins [Steve Mattan ]
5 May Re: Siskins [Tom Bailey ]
5 May Garret Mountain Reservation Not the DAY [Bill Elrick ]
5 May Has the Fork-tailed Flycatcher been seen/reported today? [Linda Widdop ]
5 May Re: Help with mystery bird [Bill Boyle ]
5 May Sapsucker wells or something else? (photo) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
5 May Help with mystery bird [Roderick MacKenzie ]
5 May Siskins [Larry-Zirlin ]
5 May Swainson's Warbler continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
5 May I'm not sure it was the Big Day, but it was a NICE morning... ["CHELEMER, MARC J" ]
5 May Garret today [Bill Elrick ]
5 May Least Bittern [David Bernstein ]
4 May Least Bittern, Vesper, Tree Sparrow, Pileated [Fred Vir ]
4 May Five swallow day! ["B.G. Sloan" ]
4 May Re: yard birding - wheres my RB Grosbeak?? ["Susie R." ]
4 May yard birding - wheres my RB Grosbeak?? [Sandra Keller ]
4 May Brickcity Birding [Claus Holzapfel ]
4 May Fork-tailed Flycatcher still showing. [Brian McMahon ]
4 May Swainson's Warbler, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
4 May Hummer Question [Harvey Tomlinson ]
4 May Re: Ruff- from Chris Street [Karenne Snow ]
4 May Fork-tailed Flycatcher [Ernest Hahn ]
4 May Pompeston Woods, Moorestown, NJ [Joseph Palumbo ]
4 May Hummingbird Question [Harvey Tomlinson ]
3 May Meadowlands shorebirds and regional rarities [Larry scacchetti ]
3 May Ruff- from Chris Street [Christopher Street ]
4 May Rain protection advice - thanks ["Albert, Steven" ]
3 May Re: RB grosbeaks in the Pines [Cindy Smith ]
3 May migration - Riverwinds - Gloucester [Sandra Keller ]
3 May RB grosbeaks in the Pines [Joseph Palumbo ]
3 May Re: Grosbeaks [William Dix ]
3 May Rain cover ["Albert, Steven" ]
3 May Re: Grosbeaks [Susan Garretsonfriedman ]
3 May Re: Grosbeaks [Marty DeAngelo ]
3 May Grosbeaks [Gary or Karen Gentile ]
3 May RBGrosbeak [Sandra Keller ]
3 May Fork-tailed Flycatcher: YES ["CHELEMER, MARC J" ]
2 May Horseshoe Bend Park-Bobs [Sandra Mc ]
2 May Worm-eating warbler, Mon. County [Andrew Bobe ]
2 May Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher [jimmy lee ]
2 May Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher ["Albert, Steven" ]
2 May Fork-tailed Flycatcher [Theodore Chase Jr ]
1 May fos black-crowned night heron [J and B ]
1 May 1st Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count May 14th [Shawn Wainwright ]
1 May Yard birding - Parula, Redstart [Sandra Keller ]
1 May Pinelands birding, Tuckerton, and fork-tailed flycatcher, 4-30-16 [Susan Treesh ]
1 May Bald Pate PS ["cwsg1 AT excite.com" ]
1 May Bald Pate Sat 4/30/16 ["cwsg1 AT excite.com" ]
1 May Fork-tailed Flycatcher location [Samuel Galick ]
1 May Forked-tailed Flycatcher: Assunpink WMA/Upper Freehold [vincent N ]
1 May Fork tail this morning ["Albert, Steven" ]
1 May Inappropriate Post [mike hiotis ]
1 May Re: Mad dash for "Larry's" Fork-tailed Flycatcher [L Larson ]
1 May Re: Mad dash for "Larry's" Fork-tailed Flycatcher [mike hiotis ]
30 Apr Mad dash for Fork-tailed Flycatcher [Larry scacchetti ]
30 Apr Fork-tailed Flycatcher still present ["John J. Collins" ]
30 Apr Man Down! NJAS Trip to Lord Stirling [David Bernstein ]
30 Apr Fork-tailed Flycatcher details, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Apr Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Apr Newton Lake Park - Camden County [Sandra Keller ]
30 Apr Curlew Sandpiper, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Apr Backyard....... [Gary or Karen Gentile ]
29 Apr Transvestite Ruffs [Scott Barnes ]
29 Apr ruff - Heislerville - yes [Sandra Keller ]
29 Apr Garret Mountain Reservation 15 warbler day [Bill Elrick ]
29 Apr 4-29-2016 Cape May Coral Ave. Seawatch - Parasitic Jaeger [Yong Kong ]
28 Apr Cliff Swallows? (photo) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
28 Apr H'ville Ruff continues, Cumberland Co., NJ [Yong Kong ]
28 Apr Ruff continues, possible Curlew Sandpiper [Harvey Tomlinson ]
28 Apr Extra-limital. - SWAINSON'S WARBLER, Central Park NYC 4/28 (Thursday) [Dom ]
27 Apr Blue-headed Vireo - FOS - my yard! Plus Ruff thoughts [Sandra Keller ]
27 Apr Bank Swallow nest colony? (photo) ["B.G. Sloan" ]

Subject: Mystery bird Thank You!
From: Roderick MacKenzie <birdsmac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 17:44:19 -0400
First thanks to all who weighed in on my mystery bird...several folks
responded through Flickr mail...so we have a wayward Snow Bunting... theory
is that he stayed too long at the bar last February overslept March and
April and is now finding his home (some hangover)....

Good birding all

Rod Mackenzie
Demarest, NJ


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Subject: Horseshoe Bend 5-4-16, Hunterdon
From: Lillian Shupe <lrshupe AT FRONTIERNET.NET>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 17:26:58 -0400
Since I have not seen a Meadowlark in about 20 years and I had some errands to 
do down that way I decided to head down to Horseshoe Bend thanks to Sandy's 
report. I have not been there since it first opened. There was no map then nor 
trail markers then, the park has come along nicely. 

I went in the wrong entrance but decided to take a walk from the last parking 
area you come to from that entrance. 

The blue trail was very wet so I turned up an unmarked trail that led to a 
partially open field , an old orchard perhaps. There were many Prairie Warblers 
singing, plus Gnatcatchers, Chipping Sparrows, Goldfinch, Scarlet Tanagers, and 
usual residents. 

If you are into fungi there was quite a few interesting specimens. 
Next I drove over to the dog park area. The Bobolinks made themselves known 
pretty quickly but it took me awhile to find a Meadowlark. One perched way up 
high and I was happy that my mission was accomplished but I was hoping for some 
better photo opps. I did a few laps around the building, got some house finches 
and barn swallows and decided it was time to go home. As I got back to the car 
a Meadowlark flew in and landed on the fence of the Bobolink field. I did get 
some decent photos so I was very pleased. 


Lillian Shupe 
Lower Mt Bethel, Pa.



-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Sandra Mc
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 11:42 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Horseshoe Bend Park-Bobs

Hi JBirders: 

A visit around 1:00 pm May 1 and the Bobolinks are starting to return. Two 
males in the hedgerow behind the Morton Building. Also minimum six Meadowlarks 
calling and chasing each other around even at that time of the day. 


A quick stop in Frenchtown to check for Chimney Swifts and I saw at least six 
flying in the vicinity of the old chimney in the main part of town. Someone 
cleared the big vine off the chimney where they roost and probably nest. A 
shout out to the person who did it - unknown to me. Let's hope that roost can 
continue to be saved. 


Sandy McNicol 
Kingwood 


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Subject: Re: yard birding - wheres my RB Grosbeak??
From: Louis Bizzarro <louis.bizzarro AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 16:59:58 -0400
Had a male at my feeder yesterday for the first time in over ten years.

Louis Bizzarro

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Susie R.  wrote:

> Don't know where yours are, but mine showed up today, both male and
> female.  Male is singing away out there now.
>
> Susie R.
>
> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 5:47 PM, Sandra Keller  >
> wrote:
>
> > They must not like my yard...... I spent off and on this afternoon
> > watching.
> >
> > My Oak trees attracted a Black-throated Green! Not too much in the yard
> > though.
> >
> > This morning the DVOC walk at Elephant Swamp was more birdy than I
> thought
> > given
> > the weather! I still do not understand where these birds in south Jersey
> > came from.
> > Usually we need some south winds, then the best is a cold front coming
> > through in
> > the middle of the night to put the migrants down. I have had fantastic
> > mornings
> > after those conditions.
> >
> > Blue headed vireo, veery, Redstart, Parulas, yellow billed Cuckoo, etc.
> >
> > Good birding all.
> >
> > Sandra Keller
> >
> > Sent from my iPad mini
> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> > www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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> >
>
>
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Subject: Re: Help with mystery bird
From: Vince Capp <vcapp AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 16:37:28 -0400
You have good instincts! It is indeed a Snow Bunting- an adult male in near 
full breeding plumage. I wonder if it's the same bird that was seen at Cape 
Hatteras NC, on Sunday May 1st. Hmmmm....see eBird for the report and photo. 


Nice find, Rod! The Force within you is strong....

Good Birding!
Vince Capp
Bayonet Point, Florida



-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Roderick 
MacKenzie 

Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 2:47 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Help with mystery bird

Yesterday afternoon I photographed a bird I am in need of help IDing. The bird 
was flying around the parking lot at the Cape May Point State Park around 4:30. 


My first Knee-jerk reaction was Snow Bunting..but really it's May...so on to 
leucistic birds...I have been on line looking at a lot of pictures of leucistic 
birds but still can't nail this one down...hoping some of the Cape May birding 
community has seen as well and hoping some one can help me... 


Link to pictures here...I am providing a side, front and back pics. As to 
size...estimating at 6-8 inches 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/98311501 AT N05/26232189583/in/dateposted-public/


Thanks

Rod MacKenzie
Demarest, New Jersey


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Subject: Re: Siskins
From: Steve Mattan <stevemattan AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 16:25:46 -0400
Curious. Despite our thistle feeder being stocked up Pine Siskins have been 
gone for a while now. The last time we entered them in eBird for the yard was 
April 16th. 


Steve Mattan
Southampton
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> On May 5, 2016, at 4:06 PM, Tom Bailey  wrote:
> 
> I have up to 10 Pine Siskins at my feeder as well for a couple of weeks now
> and have had some continuously for most of the winter. A feeder in 
Southampton 

> Township also has had  AT 10 and 4 were observed at Whitesbogs within the past 
week. 

> 
> Tom
> 
> Tom Bailey
> Tabernacle, NJ
> ammodramus at comcast.net
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Larry-Zirlin" 
> To: "jerseybi" 
> Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 2:36:45 PM
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Siskins
> 
> We have 8 or 9 Pine Siskins jostling for space on our thistle feeder. Why 
not? Still feels like March to me. 

> 
> Larry Zirlin 
> Whiting, NJ 
> http://birdsandwords-larryz.blogspot.com/ 
> 
> 
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> 
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Subject: Re: Siskins
From: Tom Bailey <ammodramus AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 20:06:18 +0000
I have up to 10 Pine Siskins at my feeder as well for a couple of weeks now
and have had some continuously for most of the winter. A feeder in Southampton
Township also has had  AT 10 and 4 were observed at Whitesbogs within the past 
week. 


Tom

Tom Bailey
Tabernacle, NJ
ammodramus at comcast.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry-Zirlin" 
To: "jerseybi" 
Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 2:36:45 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Siskins

We have 8 or 9 Pine Siskins jostling for space on our thistle feeder. Why not? 
Still feels like March to me. 


Larry Zirlin 
Whiting, NJ 
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Subject: Garret Mountain Reservation Not the DAY
From: Bill Elrick <belrick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 16:00:53 -0400
Garret Mountain Reservation (Park), Passaic, New Jersey, US
  Hi birders, I was out the car at 6.20am and the tower area was full of
warblers and I know a lot of folks sometimes pop in before going , or the
way to work. It was a good day there is no doubt about that however not THE
DAY.
Birds were in little groups throughout the park and were found by lots of
birders. I only list my birds but report other on the side. A Olive-sided
flycatcher and a White-eyed vireo were two that I never saw but were found
later.

79 species

Canada Goose  8
Mallard  12
Wild Turkey  2
Common Loon  2
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Ring-billed Gull  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  9
Mourning Dove  12
Chimney Swift  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  12
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  20
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  5
Blue-headed Vireo  8
Warbling Vireo  9
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  14
American Crow  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
House Wren  4
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Veery  2
Hermit Thrush  4     actual count
Wood Thrush  8
Gray Catbird  4
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  6
Ovenbird  22
Worm-eating Warbler  2
Northern Waterthrush  2
Blue-winged Warbler  3
Black-and-white Warbler  16
Tennessee Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  6     actual count
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  8
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  16     actual count
Yellow Warbler  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Palm Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  12
Chipping Sparrow  16
White-throated Sparrow  19
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  4
Scarlet Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  9
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  14
Orchard Oriole  2
Baltimore Oriole  10
House Finch  8
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  24

*Bill Elrick*





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Subject: Has the Fork-tailed Flycatcher been seen/reported today?
From: Linda Widdop <linda AT TECHIMPACT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 19:58:07 +0000
Hi JBs - just returned home after a few days in California where I got to see 
the Little Stint that is hanging around the Bay Area. That was great, but in 
the meantime I have been reading all of reports about the Assunpink Fork-tailed 
Flycatcher with envy. Any reports? I would love to drive up to see it tomorrow 
if it is still there. Thanks for any info. 



Thanks,
Linda Widdop
Montgomery County PA/Villas NJ
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Subject: Re: Help with mystery bird
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 15:51:44 -0400
This is most assuredly a male Snow Bunting in nearly full breeding plumage. 
Snow Buntings acquire their breeding plumage by abrasion of the feather edgings 
of the winter plumage. This bird has worn off most of the darker edgings to 
give it the almost pure white body plumage and has worn away most of the 
lighter edgings on the back to approach the jet black breeding plumage. Snow 
Buntings are rare down here any time after February or early March and this may 
be the latest spring date on record. There are a couple of recent (2014) eBird 
records from mid-April at Stone Harbor. 


Bill Boyle
Cape May

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Roderick 
MacKenzie 

Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 2:47 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Help with mystery bird

Yesterday afternoon I photographed a bird I am in need of help IDing. The bird 
was flying around the parking lot at the Cape May Point State Park around 4:30. 


My first Knee-jerk reaction was Snow Bunting..but really it's May...so on to 
leucistic birds...I have been on line looking at a lot of pictures of leucistic 
birds but still can't nail this one down...hoping some of the Cape May birding 
community has seen as well and hoping some one can help me... 


Link to pictures here...I am providing a side, front and back pics. As to 
size...estimating at 6-8 inches 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/98311501 AT N05/26232189583/in/dateposted-public/


Thanks

Rod MacKenzie
Demarest, New Jersey


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Subject: Sapsucker wells or something else? (photo)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 15:05:09 -0400
From a distance this looked like the work of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
drilling sap wells. Up close it doesn't quite look like that. There were
other lines like this higher up. Tree trunk about 18 inches in diameter at
my eye height. Any suggestions?


https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/26231843224/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Subject: Help with mystery bird
From: Roderick MacKenzie <birdsmac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 14:46:52 -0400
Yesterday afternoon I photographed a bird I am in need of help IDing.  The
bird was flying around the parking lot at the Cape May Point State Park
around 4:30.

My first Knee-jerk reaction was Snow Bunting..but really it's May...so on
to leucistic birds...I have been on line looking at a lot of pictures of
leucistic birds but still can't nail this one down...hoping some of the
Cape May birding community has seen as well and hoping some one can help
me...

Link to pictures here...I am providing a side, front and back pics.  As to
size...estimating at 6-8 inches

https://www.flickr.com/photos/98311501 AT N05/26232189583/in/dateposted-public/


Thanks

Rod MacKenzie
Demarest, New Jersey


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Subject: Siskins
From: Larry-Zirlin <larry-zirlin AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 18:36:45 +0000
We have 8 or 9 Pine Siskins jostling for space on our thistle feeder. Why not? 
Still feels like March to me. 


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


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Subject: Swainson's Warbler continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 11:12:54 -0400
Mike Lanzone reports:

Swainson's Warbler continues in wet woods area south of the 1st field at
Higbee Beach WMA.

38.958855, -74.959687

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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Subject: I'm not sure it was the Big Day, but it was a NICE morning...
From: "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496 AT ATT.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 14:58:51 +0000
Jerseybirders,

I was already at Garret at the time that Bill posted that today was the day. 
Birding at Garret is often a very localized experience: one person may be in 
the middle of an active group of hungry Parulidae that just came in off ghe 
ridge while,  mile away, another birder will be hearing or seeing nothing at 
all. Thus, Bill had dozens of warblers when he got out of his car and rightly 
thought that large waves might be moving through, but I, just down the hill, 
heard only the "regulars." Eventually, he, Chris Takacs, and I met up and 
birded together for awhile. 


In the end, I think we all agreed it was halfway between "THE" day and a 
nothing day: my warbler tally included Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Nashville, 
Black-and-White, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Parula, 
Palm, Ovenbird, Worm-eating, and one heard-only Tennessee. Three vireo species, 
two thrushes, and the usual colorful passerines (orioles, grosbeaks, tanagers) 
were evident as well. A couple of Broad-winged Hawks and two Common Loons also 
flew over. I managed 52 species between 6:30 - 9. Bill and Chris Takacs were 
still there when I had to leave; I'm certain they will have found more species 
as it was warming a bit. 


We also noted a strange golden orb in the eastern sky for about six minutes and 
were very puzzled, but it disappeared quickly before we could identify it. 


Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
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Subject: Garret today
From: Bill Elrick <belrick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 06:32:37 -0400
Hi Garret is full of Boyd's today this is the big day,
Bill


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Subject: Least Bittern
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 06:10:07 -0400
Least Bittern was reported and photographed last year at Hawk Rise by Steve 
Dodge. I recall several other reports but I can't produce the specifics at this 
moment. 


David S. Bernstein
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Subject: Least Bittern, Vesper, Tree Sparrow, Pileated
From: Fred Vir <avtrader AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 16:40:04 -0400
Had a very rare for Union County Least Bittern amazingly in the same 
King's Creek, Rahway River Linden where a now missing American Bittern 
was had by several in April only.  This is my county LEBI and do not 
remember the sp. ever being reported in Union Cty which doesn't seem 
right though.

Had a day roosting Yellow-crowned Night Heron in the woods and 
Swainson's Thrush at same park (Hawk Rise woods near King's Creek. No 
nest can be found for any heron and its late.

Had a latish Tree Sparrow at Dekorte and Vesper Sp. on west side of 
Valley Brook Rd Lyndhurst Sunday; could not find a second at this time.

On Tu at Assunpink had two Pileated Woodpeckers!  First time I have had 
two in seconds of each other in Monmouth County.  And there was a 
strange flycatcher in a field with many nesting sparrows so we obviously 
stayed on the edge of the habitat.

tks Fred Virrazzi
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Subject: Five swallow day!
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 20:28:09 -0400
The other day I was hanging out along the Raritan River in Johnson Park in
Middlesex County. It was dark and damp, but lots of swallows were skimming
low over the river. I managed to pick out five swallow species in the mix:
Northern Rough-wing, Barn, Tree, Bank, and Cliff.

Very cool!!

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Subject: Re: yard birding - wheres my RB Grosbeak??
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 18:35:05 -0400
Don't know where yours are, but mine showed up today, both male and
female.  Male is singing away out there now.

Susie R.

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 5:47 PM, Sandra Keller 
wrote:

> They must not like my yard...... I spent off and on this afternoon
> watching.
>
> My Oak trees attracted a Black-throated Green! Not too much in the yard
> though.
>
> This morning the DVOC walk at Elephant Swamp was more birdy than I thought
> given
> the weather! I still do not understand where these birds in south Jersey
> came from.
> Usually we need some south winds, then the best is a cold front coming
> through in
> the middle of the night to put the migrants down. I have had fantastic
> mornings
> after those conditions.
>
> Blue headed vireo, veery, Redstart, Parulas, yellow billed Cuckoo, etc.
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
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Subject: yard birding - wheres my RB Grosbeak??
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 17:47:14 -0400
They must not like my yard...... I spent off and on this afternoon watching.

My Oak trees attracted a Black-throated Green! Not too much in the yard though.

This morning the DVOC walk at Elephant Swamp was more birdy than I thought 
given 

the weather! I still do not understand where these birds in south Jersey came 
from. 

Usually we need some south winds, then the best is a cold front coming through 
in 

the middle of the night to put the migrants down. I have had fantastic mornings
after those conditions. 

Blue headed vireo, veery, Redstart, Parulas, yellow billed Cuckoo, etc. 

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Brickcity Birding
From: Claus Holzapfel <holzapfe AT ANDROMEDA.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 16:46:22 -0400
Greetings, 

 

our tiny little urban oasis at Rutgers Newark  is finally getting some
serious avian action.  This overcast morning was quite good with: 

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,  Hermit and Wood
Thrush, Catbirds, Thrasher, Ovenbirds, N. Waterthrush, BW and Yellow
Warblers, Yellowrumps, Chipping Sparrow, Towhees, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 

Baltimore Oriole

 

This is quite  a lot, since it happens on 8 acres (actually much less
considering that only a fraction of this inner-urban site  is good habitat).

 

Give it a try sometimes,  more info is here:

 

http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/the-birds-of-rutgers-newark/

 

&  regular updates are here

 

http://runewarkbiology.rutgers.edu/Holzapfel%20Lab/Main%20Pages/BirdsOnCampu
s/Migration%20log.htm

 

We meet every Wednesday in May at 7:45 for bird walks.

 

http://runewarkbiology.rutgers.edu/Holzapfel%20Lab/Main%20Pages/BirdsOnCampu
s/bird%20walks%20May%202016.pdf

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Claus Holzapfel

 

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What more could I want

But fame, better health and ten million dollars?

                                Kenneth Burke

====================================

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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher still showing.
From: Brian McMahon <Brianmcmahon08 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 15:50:39 -0400
In the field where previously reported. Assunpink wma
It looks like it was seen this AM by the lake. But it's now in the field across 
from it. 

Great looks!!!

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Subject: Swainson's Warbler, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 11:40:26 -0400
Don Freiday reports:

Swainson's Warbler singing in wet woods south of the first field at Higbee
WMA.

38.958827, -74.959711

Good birding,

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Subject: Hummer Question
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 10:16:56 -0400
Hi Jersey Birders,
Posting the correct link would probably help
( https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/ )
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Subject: Re: Ruff- from Chris Street
From: Karenne Snow <njwren46 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 10:16:43 -0400
Sorry for the late post:

At the urging of a friend I finally made one of my spring trips to
Heislerville yesterday afternoon.

Unfortunately, it was low tide so almost all the shorebirds were out on the
river mud flats. I was unable to pick out the ruff or curlew sandpiper, but
hundreds of dunlin and short-billed dowitchers were accompanied by a few
semi-palmated plovers, black-bellied plovers, killdeer, spotted sandpiper,
willets, yellowlegs, and a white-rumped sandpiper.

Along with the drive out to East Point, I had 40 species - and, for me, the
best birds of the day were 2 white-crowned sparrows - major surprise! As
was a prothonotary warbler singing in the woods.

Karenne
Medford
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> Is the Ruff still being seen at Heiserville?
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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: Ernest Hahn <Ernesthahn AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:58:50 -0400
Still at Assunpink this morning. Feeding along the face of the dam. 


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Subject: Pompeston Woods, Moorestown, NJ
From: Joseph Palumbo <jpalumbo2014 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:23:05 -0400
Birded Pompeston Woods this morning:

Swainson's Thrush, Veery, RB grosbeak, Northern Oriole, Scarlet Tanager,
Woodthrush, Blue-winged warbler, Cooper's hawk, cedar waxwing, B&W warbler,
Myrtle warbler and the usual suspects.  Joe Palumbo and Liz Bender


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Subject: Hummingbird Question
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:09:41 -0400
Hi Jersey Birders,
There is probably a simple answer to my question but what I know about
Hummingbird plumage's can fit into a thimble.
Yesterday in the pouring rain I photographed a Hummer that in the Fall I
would have called an imm. male.
But it's not fall so my question is:
Can a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird be heavily spangled with ruby spots?
Or can an imm male still be in molt?
This bird also shows a faint rufous blush thru the throat and some rufous
in the flanks.
Colors are hard to see in the pics and shooting thru a window muted them
more.
No flight or tails shots
Any thoughts would be appreciated
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Good Birding,
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Del Haven


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Subject: Meadowlands shorebirds and regional rarities
From: Larry scacchetti <Larrybird4134 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 22:49:21 -0400
Spent the early morning and afternoon down at Dekorte. The morning was very 
rainy and mostly miserable. A quick walk around the Marsh Discovery and Transco 
Trail yielded a calling Sora and a Bank Swallow. There really wasn't much at 
high tide. The Drake Eurasian Wigeon was present but not seen by me. The bird 
was located near the Turnpike. 


Low tide was at 12:30. I returned around 2 and set out on a shorebird search. 
Weather and tide was perfect. Highlights were 14 Semipalmated Plovers, 5 
Wilson's Snipe, White-rumpled Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Short-billed 
Dowitcher. The bird of the day by far was a Willet on the mudflats behind 
H-Mart. I've been searching Bergen County for a Willet for a long time, a very 
rare bird for the county. This past week and a half I've been hitting up the 
meadowlands almost every day looking for one. Thursday one was found an hour 
before I arrived. All I know about that one is that it was in the shorebird 
pool and then flew towards the turnpike. Mine today was a "western". So I'm not 
sure if it's a continuing bird or a new one. The entire park was loaded with 
shorebirds! 


Other birds of note were 4 Boat-tailed Grackles at the ballfields along with a 
calling Common Gallinule. 3 Ring-necked Pheasent, a late Fox Sparrow, 5 Greater 
Scaup and 12 Lesser Scaup, 3 Blue-winged Teal, and the day ended with 2 Barn 
Owls. 


The morning tallied 32 species and the afternoon, 87. Cummulative total for the 
day at the meadowlands was 89, and there was probably about 7-10 more birds 
seen by others throughout the day. 


Morning checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29376637

Afternoon checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29388087

Good Birding,

Larry Scacchetti
Westwood, NJ


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Subject: Ruff- from Chris Street
From: Christopher Street <cstreet43 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 13:10:26 +0000
Is the Ruff still being seen at Heiserville? 


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Subject: Rain protection advice - thanks
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 01:41:40 +0000
Jersey Birders -

Thank you everyone for your advice and links. I don't photograph in the rain so 
much, and if I do it'll be drizzle or pelagic splashing, so to speak. So, I 
purchased by price and started at the low end. I can always move up the 
price/quality scale if things don't work out. 


SA


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Subject: Re: RB grosbeaks in the Pines
From: Cindy Smith <scindy670 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 20:35:38 -0400
Hi Joe,
     Yesterday I had 1 female at my feeder. This morning I had 2 females
and 1 male . At 4oclock I had 4 males and 3 females! Never ever had this
many Rose breasted grosbeaks in my yard ! As of 7 o'clock they were still
on the feeders.
Also this morning I had an Indigo bunting and a Male Baltimore Orioles as
well.
Was really, really hard to leave to go to work today!
Cindy Smith
Absecon,NJ

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Joseph Palumbo  wrote:

> Great year for RB grosbeaks here in Chatsworth and elsewhere in the Pine
> Barrens. 2 male and 1 female grosbeaks have been at my feeders for over a
> week now.  That's more than I have seen here in 20 years.  Another birder
> friend reports a first ever (female) at his feeders nearby.  Joe Palumbo
>
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Subject: migration - Riverwinds - Gloucester
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 20:33:33 -0400
Hello,
 Well, I still don’t understand it, but many species of migrants around, not 
in any great numbers though. Marilyn and I got the word 

from Erik - Riverwinds was alive! He hit there this afternoon. Sometimes you 
just can’t understand “why”! 

I never caught up with Marilyn and Erik and their warbler - vireo flock. But I 
had some stuff around the parking lot. Including an early 

Swainson’s Thrush - a few days early. And a Least Fly - sometimes I don’t 
even see that in the spring! I only had 30 minutes or so after 

work. I wonder if the storms pushed stuff east that normally go through PA or 
something?? Always interesting! I can find migrant 

flocks around locally in the afternoon. I have some spots. That usually involve 
the current sunny edge! Haven’t seen that in awhile. 


Good birding all. 


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Barrington, NJ
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Subject: RB grosbeaks in the Pines
From: Joseph Palumbo <jpalumbo2014 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 16:54:25 -0400
Great year for RB grosbeaks here in Chatsworth and elsewhere in the Pine
Barrens. 2 male and 1 female grosbeaks have been at my feeders for over a
week now.  That's more than I have seen here in 20 years.  Another birder
friend reports a first ever (female) at his feeders nearby.  Joe Palumbo


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Subject: Re: Grosbeaks
From: William Dix <WilliamDix AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 20:51:50 +0000
We also had one, at 8:00 AM today, and again around 2:00 PM. A strikingly 
handsome male. Only the second time I recall seeing one at our suburban 
feeders. He seemed to favor the safflower seed. 


And at the same time as the morning sighting, a very wet looking Red Fox in the 
backyard. 

.................................

Bill Dix
Princeton

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Gentile  

Sent: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:37 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Grosbeaks

The male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak was at my feeder today in Ocean and the male 
and female RB Grosbeaks were at my daughter's feeders today in Brick. 



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Subject: Rain cover
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 20:40:14 +0000
Jersey Birders -

My recent experience seeing the Fork-tailed Flycatcher sans camera in Sunday's 
rain leads me to ask you all what you do to protect your gear. I use a 150-500 
zoom on a Nikon 3100. Is there a product out there (a quick search of Adorama 
didn't seem to come up with much). Or, is a plastic bag and rubber bands the 
answer? 


Your thoughts off line would be appreciated.

SA

(And for you all who saw the FTFL in the sun on Saturday and took those really 
lovely photos, I am incredibly jealous. And I am so sick of the gloom). 


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Subject: Re: Grosbeaks
From: Susan Garretsonfriedman <susan.garretsonfriedman AT NJAUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 16:30:44 -0400
We had our first female RB Grosbeak at the feeders in front of the center
today.  She has come back repeatedly, but no sign of the male yet.

Thanks,

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On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 3:54 PM, Marty DeAngelo  wrote:

> Can somebody send some to Haddonfield?
>
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Gary or Karen Gentile 
> wrote:
>
> > The male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak was at my feeder today in Ocean and the
> > male and female RB Grosbeaks were at my daughter's feeders today in
> Brick.
> >
> >
> > Karen
> > Ocean
> >
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Subject: Re: Grosbeaks
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 15:54:36 -0400
Can somebody send some to Haddonfield?

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wrote:

> The male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak was at my feeder today in Ocean and the
> male and female RB Grosbeaks were at my daughter's feeders today in Brick.
>
>
> Karen
> Ocean
>
> Sent from my iPad
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Subject: Grosbeaks
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 19:37:25 +0000
The male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak was at my feeder today in Ocean and the male 
and female RB Grosbeaks were at my daughter's feeders today in Brick. 



Karen
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Subject: RBGrosbeak
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 15:30:17 -0400
Yea! A pair at Marilyns feeders. After hearing reports all morning from 
others...... 

Not many migrants around Gloucester county.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher: YES
From: "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496 AT ATT.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 15:56:38 +0000
Good morning, Jerseybirders,

I certainly felt like a madman at 4:40 this morning, when I donned my birding 
clothes, made a quick lunch, and put my work clothes in a separate waterproof 
bag. It was raining very hard in Tenafly and I wondered what the chances were 
that the South American visitor would venture out to feed in such drenching 
precipitation. But then, remembering having seen numerous Lifers in Ecuador a 
few weeks ago in driving downpours, I thought it worth the chance. Besides, I 
was meeting Ken Walsh and I learned that he was changing a tire in the cold 
precipitation because he wasn't going to miss the chance, so what excuse did I 
have? 


Arriving at Assunpink, it was not only raining but windy. I visited both the 
outflow pipe area and the big field, finding no bird. Ken arrived along with a 
friend of Keenan Ennis, and we three spread out along the berm at the western 
edge of the lake to monitor the swales to the west. Ken found the Fork-tailed 
Flycatcher at 7:37, feeding eagerly by flying from low perch to low perch, 
sometimes hovering. We were joined by George _____ and his son Andre, and all 
five of us watched the bird for awhile. As others have noted, the FTFL is much 
slimmer than Eastern Kingbirds, more delicate. The yellow crown patch was nice 
to see. 


George and I went back for more equipment ('scope, camera), the rain having 
stopped, but upon returning, we learned that the bird had flown south towards 
the semicircular swale. We re-found it there, but then it evidently flew over 
the road into the "south field." I re-found it in that field and we showed it 
to yet another birder, Mitch. After a sojourn in that location, the FTFL took 
flight again, probably, we thought, back to the outflow pipe area. We six 
birders all said our goodbyes and headed to our respective work and school. 


Lots of resident birds were singing: White-eyed Vireo (nicely cooperative close 
to the road), Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Wood 
Thrush, RB Grosbeak, and more. At one point, while standing near a woodsy edge 
looking for the FTFL, I had a hummingbird fly right by me. I was hoping for 
Indigo Bunting, but the weather and winds were not cooperating. Later this 
week, I imagine. 


All in all, a great morning: rain stopped, good companionship, a new State 
bird, and I made it to my 10 AM conference call with time to spare. 


Good May birding, everyone.

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly


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Subject: Horseshoe Bend Park-Bobs
From: Sandra Mc <jerseyb AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 23:42:06 -0400
Hi JBirders: 

A visit around 1:00 pm May 1 and the Bobolinks are starting to return. Two 
males in the hedgerow behind the Morton Building. Also minimum six Meadowlarks 
calling and chasing each other around even at that time of the day. 


A quick stop in Frenchtown to check for Chimney Swifts and I saw at least six 
flying in the vicinity of the old chimney in the main part of town. Someone 
cleared the big vine off the chimney where they roost and probably nest. A 
shout out to the person who did it - unknown to me. Let's hope that roost can 
continue to be saved. 


Sandy McNicol 
Kingwood 


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Subject: Worm-eating warbler, Mon. County
From: Andrew Bobe <cprincipalis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 19:16:41 -0400
 Just had a very vocal WEWA in Hazlet on Kaylen Pl. 

Andrew Bobe 
Hamilton 

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Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: jimmy lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 19:32:42 +0000
all,

Agree with what Steve said.

The dam area is visible from the parking area, just go over to the metal 
railing and look over. the dam area is probably closer than the back field 
where I saw the flycatcher today. 


Thanks to all those posting info and updates.

Nice to have a walkup as opposed to yesterday's standing in the rain for an 
hour and dipping. 


Good birding.

Jimmy



Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: Steven Albert To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Mon, 02 May 2016 15:34:30 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
Re: [JERSEYBI] Fork-tailed Flycatcher 


I got a text at 10:26 that the bird was in the "original" field. My sense is 
that you have to check both places. 


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[mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Theodore Chase JrSent: 
Monday, May 02, 2016 11:29 AMTo: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSubject: 
[JERSEYBI] Fork-tailed Flycatcher 


The Assunpink Fork-tailed Flycatcher was seen (m obs) about 10:00 AM below the 
embankment of the main dam (that creates Assunpink Lake). It eventually flew 
into shrubs along the water’s edge and was not seen to come out. 
Hopefully those arriving as I was leaving (≈10:20) will find it. Ted 
Chase Franklin Twp., Somerset Co. 


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Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 15:34:30 +0000
I got a text at 10:26 that the bird was in the "original" field. My sense is 
that you have to check both places. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Theodore 
Chase Jr 

Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 11:29 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fork-tailed Flycatcher

The Assunpink Fork-tailed Flycatcher was seen (m obs) about 10:00 AM below the 
embankment of the main dam (that creates Assunpink Lake). It eventually flew 
into shrubs along the water’s edge and was not seen to come out. Hopefully 
those arriving as I was leaving (≈10:20) will find it. 

	Ted Chase
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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: Theodore Chase Jr <chase_c AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 11:29:22 -0400
The Assunpink Fork-tailed Flycatcher was seen (m obs) about 10:00 AM below the 
embankment of the main dam (that creates Assunpink Lake). It eventually flew 
into shrubs along the water’s edge and was not seen to come out. Hopefully 
those arriving as I was leaving (≈10:20) will find it. 

	Ted Chase
	Franklin Twp., Somerset Co.


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Subject: fos black-crowned night heron
From: J and B <aufderhar AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 21:36:59 +0000
One appeared two days ago on the pond. I hope it stays. in the 9 years since 
I've lived here, they have dwindled from 17 at one time 

down to two or three last year. and I fear for their continuing existence. Last 
I knew the species was listed in NJ as threatened. 

  
There are swans on  eggs, geese on a nest, and 6 egrets spending every night 
roosting here...don't know about their nests. 

Joan 
Fair Haven 
  


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Subject: 1st Annual Ocean County Big Day Bird Count May 14th
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 17:36:03 -0400
Hi everyone, I'm putting together a birding event that will take place over
all of Ocean County with 9 teams covering different areas. Each team will
have a section to bird in Ocean County.
This will be similar to the CBC but will include all of Ocean County
instead of just a little part. We will be meeting at Riverwood Park
Recreational Center in Toms River as a meeting spot to go over everyone's
lists like the CBC and have dinner which would be subs and some dessert as
well around 6pm. I have several birders already interested and taking part.
Depending on how many are willing to join us will determine how much to
give for dinner, 5 dollars.

Also working on getting checklists for everyone to use to hand them to me
at the end so I can tally up the total species along with how many of each
species.
You can start birding anytime after midnight. If you will be birding the
bay or ocean I suggest someone on your team has a scope.
So let me know if your interested and what team you would like to be on. If
you don't have much experience identifying birds, make sure someone on your
team does. Pick an area that you know well.
After that we can make meetup places with everyone on your team.

Let me know as soon as possible if you can join us! Any questions feel free
to send me a message.

Team 1 ( No more birders needed ) - Covering Seaside Heights, Seaside Park,
and Island Beach State Park - Shawn Wainwright, Al Della Bella, Skyler
Streich, Sarah Frazee, and Chris Licata.

Team 2 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Lavallette, Mantoloking, Bayhead,
Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Brick - Jessica Howland

Team 3 ( No more birders needed ) - Covering Silverton, Toms River and
Island Heights - Maureen Heatherington, Steven Weiss, Tom Johns, and 2
others

Team 4 ( No more birders needed ) - Covering Beachwood, Pine Beach, Ocean
Gate, Bayville, and Berkeley - Deidre Asbjorn, Jenn Stilwell, and Shannon
Mancini

Team 5 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Ocean Township, Forked River, Lacey,
and Waretown - Patrick B. Fream and Thomas Schiano

Team 6 ( Birders needed ) - Covering , Barnegat, Stafford, Surf City,
Harvey Cedars, and Barnegat Light - Eric Reuter, Lisa Deubel, and Marty
DeAngelo

Team 7 ( No more birders needed ) - Covering Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton,
Long Beach Island, and Beach Haven - Donna Ortuso, Terry Lodge, Jamie
Harrison, Linda Woodfield, and Peter Mooney.

Team 8 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Lakewood, Whitesville, Lakehurst, and
Manchester - ?

Team 9 ( Birders needed ) - Covering Jackson Mills, Jackson, Cassville, New
Egypt, and Plumstead - Akira Kurosawa

Here is a map of Ocean County so you know your boundaries:
http://newjersey.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,029,c,ocean.cfm

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

Your checklist will be attached via email, there is room for tallying and
then a column for your total. Team leaders will be the one doing the
checklist so send me your email and i will send it too you. Bring these to
the meetup and I will collect them after I call out all the species, I just
need one from each team. When printing - after you click on the print
button, click on pages and only print pages 1 - 10, the others are not
needed. If you happen to see anything not on the list, then it should be a
rare species, just add those at the bottom.
Hope to see you there!

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

Eric Curtis Cummings - Subs - Please give $5 to Eric at the event
Jenn Stilwell - Bird themed Dessert
Deidre Asbjorn - Snacks to go with the subs
Lisa Deubel - Cole slaw
Shawn Wainwright - Coffee and napkins
Terry Lodge - Cups, soda, and water
Sarah Frazee - Soda and water
Al Della Bella - Paper plates, Coffee creamer, and sugar

Items still needed:
Plastic Cups
Styrofoam cups for the coffee
If i missed anything let me know lol.
Thanks to everyone taking part so far, should be a fun event!

PS I already know this is the same day as the WSOB but I also know many of
you aren't doing it as I have 25 birders already participating.

Let me know if you would like to join us! This will now be a yearly event
so hopefully some of you who can't make it this year can make it next year.

Good birding!
        Shawn Wainwright
        Toms River
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Subject: Yard birding - Parula, Redstart
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 17:35:41 -0400
Well, again, I get ready to head out but realize some migrants in my yard! So, 
no farm field birding in Gloucester. 

But picked up Parula and Redstart. There are some birds out there! 

I had heard the Fork-tailed was not seen this afternoon, so didn’t head up. 
If reported early Monday am, will head up. 


Good birding all.


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Subject: Pinelands birding, Tuckerton, and fork-tailed flycatcher, 4-30-16
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 15:07:42 -0400
Spent yesterday morning birding at the adjacent NJCF Franklin Parker and 
Michael Huber preserves with David Larsen and John Holinka; many birds 
were active in spite of the clouds.  A blue grosbeak was singing from a 
prominent perch not too far along the left-hand trail from the Speedwell 
Franklin Parker entrance.   A number of eastern kingbirds had arrived, 
and also had my first orchard oriole of the season. The resident prairie 
and pine warblers were sounding off, and I have never seen a place with 
so many towhees singing and foraging. This was my first trip to this 
particular preserve, and I had no idea it was so big.  Michael Huber 
Prairie Warbler preserve had even more of its eponymous prairie warblers 
singing - it's really impressive to be completely surrounded by prairie 
warbler songs ascending the scale one after another.  An invisible 
prothonotary warbler was singing at the stream where the red gate closes 
off the road, and an equally invisible hooded warbler was moving around 
a little further down the same road.

After that we went over to Great Bay Blvd. at Tuckerton, where there 
were tri-colored herons along with many snowy and great egrets.  Willets 
were very numerous, and there were black-bellied plovers in every 
variation of molt.  But the inlet had virtually no birds in it.

Just as I was getting ready to leave Tuckerton came the text about the 
fork-tail.  By fortunate coincidence, Assunpink was right on the route I 
was taking home, and it was quite easy to find my way to the bird and 
the group of birders enjoying it. What a great find!  By then the sun 
was mostly out, and the bird was showing quite well as it acrobatically 
maneuvered close to the ground.  An eastern kingbird nearby provided 
comparison.  I thought the bird looked smaller than the kingbird, but 
then when I got home, all the field guides showed it as bigger - but the 
Sibley guide, while giving the dimensions showing the fork-tailed fly as 
the bigger bird, nonetheless stated, "distinguished [from kingbird] by 
distinctive long black tail, smaller size ..."

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Subject: Bald Pate PS
From: "cwsg1 AT excite.com" <cwsg1@EXCITE.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 11:35:22 -0400
forget the wood thrushes- 5 (H)
 
C. Wyluda
Pennington NJ


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Subject: Bald Pate Sat 4/30/16
From: "cwsg1 AT excite.com" <cwsg1@EXCITE.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 11:34:03 -0400
8am- 1 pm sun, only visible from about 1:20-11;25 am

walked about 5.5 miles, blue trail, orange trail... most everything but the 
usual white trail except by the pond., 

 
this was not a great day weatherwise
 
warblers: ovenbird- about 30; hooded -6 (H); yellow-1; yellow rumped- 6; B&W 3, 
common yellow throat-9, prairie-1 (H), blue winged- 6 (H); (possibly saw a n. 
paraula and a BTG, but had very poor views, would not count on an official 
survey) 

 
white eyed vireo (H)- seen by an adjacent birder
phoebes- nesting
blue birds -2
rose breated grobeak- 2 (H); 1 seen (M)
scarlet tanager 2 (H);1 seen (M)
 
e towehees 40 (H); 1 seen (M)
blue gray gnatcatcher-2
gray catbird- 3
tree swallows-3
 
chipping sparrow, white throated sparrow, usual wood peckers, mourning dove, 
red tailed hawk, flyover 

great blue heron, house wren, red tailed hawk, gold finches
 
 


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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher location
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 10:59:16 -0400
Current location of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher:

 https://goo.gl/maps/g4rKF89Xn232

40.212691, -74.528160

Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Forked-tailed Flycatcher: Assunpink WMA/Upper Freehold
From: vincent N <vfn7 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 14:48:57 +0000
The subject bird was still viewable at yesterday's spot as of 10:21am. Perhaps 
last night's rain kept it from leaving. Bird chance for viewing is when rain 
slows down or briefly abates. Bird is obviously hungry so a strategy might be 
to wait in your car during heavy rain then walk out into the field when the 
rain slows down. A scope is very helpful to keep your distance and not scare 
the bird. 

Vincent Nichnadowicz: Princeton Junction 		 	   		  

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Subject: Fork tail this morning
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 12:03:06 +0000
Seen at Assunpink in the field. Just beyond the swale. Mostly low, on weeds. 
From 7:30-45 now back in the trees we think. Rain sucks 


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Subject: Inappropriate Post
From: mike hiotis <mchhiotis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 07:25:49 -0400
My apologies to all on this listserv for my last post.It was inappropriate
and not in the good spirit of birding.


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Subject: Re: Mad dash for "Larry's" Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 07:18:35 -0400
Mike and Larry,
Please let’s keep the personal messages to private e-mail if you want to 
continue. 

This isn’t appropriate for the list. 
thanks!

Laurie Larson 
“list mom” 
(or maybe Grandma would be more like it ;)
Princeton

> On May 1, 2016, at 7:08 AM, mike hiotis  wrote:
> 
> Those who know me can tell you I rarely chase birds. I woke up at 5 AM and
> decided to meander down to Assunpink for the above mentioned rarity.
> Luckily I tuned in to Jerseybirds to see Spook Scaccheti's last post re:
> his mad dash. Obviously that dash did not stop before he infringed on the
> bird's space as he describes in his own words. Now I am not going to tell
> you I know anything about bird psychology. What I will end this cant(a rant
> without satisfaction) on is, it gave me a good reason to bestow some
> frustration for those OTHER birders who would have liked a fair chance.
> Larry I am too fat to hide and I ain't bitchin', just  relaying a little
> friendly adrenaline. PS - If the bird does show up today I rescind none of
> this.Some folks are not made to go face to face with others in this
> world.It is no big deal if they were talking behind your back. This is not
> the first time someone, maybe someone less of a bag of wind than you
> Larry, finds little respect for the bird and other birders in your chasing
> prowess.
> 
> Mike Hiotis
> Martinsville NJ
> 
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Subject: Re: Mad dash for "Larry's" Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: mike hiotis <mchhiotis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 07:08:25 -0400
Those who know me can tell you I rarely chase birds. I woke up at 5 AM and
decided to meander down to Assunpink for the above mentioned rarity.
Luckily I tuned in to Jerseybirds to see Spook Scaccheti's last post re:
his mad dash. Obviously that dash did not stop before he infringed on the
bird's space as he describes in his own words. Now I am not going to tell
you I know anything about bird psychology. What I will end this cant(a rant
without satisfaction) on is, it gave me a good reason to bestow some
frustration for those OTHER birders who would have liked a fair chance.
Larry I am too fat to hide and I ain't bitchin', just  relaying a little
friendly adrenaline. PS - If the bird does show up today I rescind none of
this.Some folks are not made to go face to face with others in this
world.It is no big deal if they were talking behind your back. This is not
the first time someone, maybe someone less of a bag of wind than you
Larry, finds little respect for the bird and other birders in your chasing
prowess.

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Subject: Mad dash for Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: Larry scacchetti <Larrybird4134 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:13:24 -0400
I was enjoying a nice walk around the Ramapo Valley when I got the text alert 
about a Fork-tailed Flycatcher found by Michael Henderson. When I first saw it, 
it didn't register as FTFL, I thought it was a Scissor-tailed. Kennan Ennis 
called me and asked if I was going for the bird. Thats when it clicked and I 
was heading down 287, White-knuckled and full of adrenaline towards Assunpink. 
When I got there multiple birders were still on the bird as it hawked insects 
from low perches in the field. The bird was not bothered by all the people, 
even when fishermen walked right through the area the bird favored. It 
continued to hunt and Keenan and I snuck up behind some trees to get a closer 
look. 2 more fishermen walked through and the bird continued to hawk the ground 
and then to a treetop directly above us. Contrary to some bitching, we did not 
flush the bird once. Maybe next time instead of whining about it behind my 
back, say something then and there, pretty simple. N! 

 ot trying to start a fight, just saying. ANYWAY, the bird sallied a few times 
and then eventually flew out of the field and over the tree line, across the 
street, and out of sight. A few of us went to relocate it and one birder 
re-found it on the west side of Lake Assunpink near an outflow pipe. It hunted 
there for quite some time. Mike Turso called me to let me know he was on his 
way, so as to pay it forward, I stayed on the bird and waited for him to get 
there. Time was ticking and the bird got real flighty and was hawking insects 
along the lake shore as if it was getting ready to leave, even battling an 
Eastern Kingbird for perches. Mike showed up with his dad and ran down to our 
location. He saw the bird perched for about 3 seconds just enough time before 
it took off at 7:46 pm and flew due north over the lake, over the trees and out 
of sight...again. After several misses of this bird in NJ it was so amazing to 
finally chase one that stayed put long enough. If ! 

 that wasn't enough to make the day amazing, right as I got back to town, there 
was a contest on a Radio station and I called up just for the hell of it and 
won a free trip to Vegas for two. What a ridiculously amazing day!!!!! 


Photos of the bird can be seen here : 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/larrybird13/ 


Good birding,

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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher still present
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:27:58 -0400
As of 6:26 PM the Fork-tailed Flycatcher is still present at Assunpink.  

John J. Collins
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Subject: Man Down! NJAS Trip to Lord Stirling
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:38:32 -0400
Afternoon folks,

Alan Mart and I had a nice group of ten birders join us for an All Things Bird 
trek through Lord Stirling this morning. We walked in a large loop starting on 
the Fishermen's Trail, hitting the inactive beaver lodge, Lenape Meadow, Dance 
Floor and the remains of the Boondocks Boardwalk before heading back, a four 
mile plus hike. A new trail has replaced the boardwalk through prime Rail 
habitat but it isn't the same. 


We tallied sixty species. Highlights included Red-headed Woodpecker, multiple 
Solitary Sandpipers, Blue-headed, Warbling and Yellow-throated Vireos, 
displaying Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a pair of Thrasher. A little light in the 
Warbler Department but a Black-throated Green provided fine views. Trip 
concluded I'm told with Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Northern Oriole. 


Two and a half hours into the trip, I developed symptoms of a stomach virus 
that affected my son at two this morning. I beat a hasty retreat and Alan took 
over and finished the trip in fine fashion. 

I had a pair of calling Bald Eagle and Wood thrush on my way back to my car.

I'm now flat on my back and my wife is guarding the door in case I make any 
sudden moves. The Fork-tailed Flycatcher hurts, man. 


Good birding and good chasing.

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher details, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:00:35 -0400
From Scott Barnes:

Fork-tailed Flycatcher showing well. It's in the field by the grassy swale 
where the Northern Shrike was. Take LEFT turn just before the Assunpink Lake 
boat launch, go up hill and park by big mulberry/maple trees. Walk south into 
field. 


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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:31:11 -0400
Rob Fanning reports:

Michael Henderson just photographed Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Assunpink WMA.

I'll keep looking for details as to the specific location.

Good birding!

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Subject: Newton Lake Park - Camden County
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:55:17 -0400
Hello,
 The AWS - RNC had a walk here this morning. We did quite well considering the 
weather! No new migrants around. 

Still loads of Yellow-rumped Warblers around. Most of the breeders were back 
and putting on a show. Green Heron was 

my FOS, warbling vireos everywhere, etc. The swallow show there was its usual 
good self! The western pond being the 

best as usual. I wonder where all those Rough-winged Swallows breed?

Happy chasing all - I hear the Curlew has been refound along with the Ruff!

Good birding all.


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Subject: Curlew Sandpiper, Cumberland County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:39:54 -0400
Multiple observers report a Curlew Sandpiper at Heislerville WMA along with the 
continuing Ruff. 


Good birding,

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Subject: Backyard.......
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:51:52 +0000
Between the raindrops and the cold yesterday the yard had:

1 Red-Breasted Grosbeak (male)
Yellow Warbler
House Wren
Brown Thrashers (2)
Catbirds (3)
Flicker
Cedar Waxwings (5)
Carolina Wrens (2)
WB Nuthatches
Redstart


Karen
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Subject: Transvestite Ruffs
From: Scott Barnes <scott.barnes AT NJAUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:46:19 -0400
Jerseybirders,

Thought some of you might find this article interesting, with the recent
appearance of Ruffs on both sides of Delaware Bay. Seems that some
female-plumage birds aren't always what they may appear to be.


http://www.earthtouchnews.com/natural-world/animal-behaviour/in-the-world-of-ruffs-a-male-bird-thats-sneaky-and-well-endowed 


Good Birding,

Scott Barnes
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Subject: ruff - Heislerville - yes
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:13:25 -0400
Hello,
 It seems to favor that east edge. Although it was flying around a lot when I 
first 

arrived. I would like to thank Tom J. and friends - they were very helpful 
getting me 

on the bird when we were on the south dike. And they amazingly followed the 
bird in 

flight to the west side. There's thousands of birds here.... it gets fun when 
they put 

up! Anyway, I went back to the east edge, only hitting from Matt's Landing. 
And it did reappear. And promptly disappeared.... and reappeared for good which
is when I put the alert out. Good luck everyone tomorrow! I will add more id 
points 

and hopefully a pic if came out into my ebird report. This is the plainest Ruff 
I have 

seen. Fall ones have more color!! Anyway, thanks again to the Cape May group.
It helped having them find originally and get me on it. Then I knew what to 
look 

for. I also had 2 White- rumped Sandpipers. 

I didn't think it would take long having more Semipalmated than Least 
Sandpipers 

here. Three days......

Good birding all.

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Subject: Garret Mountain Reservation 15 warbler day
From: Bill Elrick <belrick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:35:28 -0400
5.0 mile(s)
66 species

Oh how fickle the birding community are. Today I said it was a " good day "
and everyone thought I was nuts. There were 17 warbler species to be found,
( I missed Prairie and Northern water-thrush) plus all the other birds that
have been here for a few days already. The place was empty of birders for
most of the morning and when people arrived they found it difficult! OH
Garret Mtn what have you done.
 In all seriousness thought it was slower than usual but with patience
birds could be found. I am not sure what the forecast is for Saturday but I
am sure you will find Warbling vireo, Eastern Towhee and Orioles.

Bill

Wild Turkey  1
Common Loon  1

Black Vulture  2

Solitary Sandpiper  2

Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Warbling Vireo  9

House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  14
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  9
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  6     Actual count

Gray Catbird  12
Brown Thrasher  2

Ovenbird  2
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Black-and-white Warbler  9
Nashville Warbler  2     Actual count
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  4
Yellow Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  18
Black-throated Green Warbler  6     Actual count
Chipping Sparrow  14
White-throated Sparrow  32
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  6
Eastern Towhee  16
Scarlet Tanager  3

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  2

*Bill Elrick*





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Subject: 4-29-2016 Cape May Coral Ave. Seawatch - Parasitic Jaeger
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:06:19 -0400
Late Thursday afternoon at work I received a text from Mike Britt, an 
invitation to bird w/ him today. For me an invitation to bird w/ someone is 
extremely rare event, just as rare as that Ruff/Reeve recently reported at 
Heislerville impoundment. 


MB style, he showed up at my house at 4:45 AM. We ended our day at Cape May. 
Once again, he schooled me on birding, especially at the Cape May Coral Ave. 
Seawatch. 


I must admit I typically do not enjoy “Jaeger” seawatch when the birds are 
at great distance, as in most cases, all one can see is a tiny black 
triangular-shape-like bird flying around but drastically different in flight 
pattern, chasing “host birds”. I was a good company and acted like I was 
really enjoying the Jaeger show. Of course MB was all in with his eyes glued to 
his scope !!! 


I posted some very distant and poor quality photos, including cropped photos to 
share, in case, some may be interested what our day at Cape May was like. 


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

Yong Kong
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Subject: Cliff Swallows? (photo)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:39:01 -0400
If anyone will be birding Johnson Park (Piscataway) in the near future I'd
appreciate it if you might take some time to check out the Cliff Swallow
nests on the upstream side of the Route 18 bridge over the Raritan River.
Today I saw swallows using at least one of the nests, but I can't be
certain they were Cliff Swallows. (Tree Swallows used a single Cliff
Swallow nest on the downstream side of the bridge last year). To view the
nests, walk the park road under the bridge to the upstream side and look
for the nests shown in this photo I took today:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/26430273080/

You have to look carefully because there are newly leafed trees blocking
the view from many angles. The birds I saw were using the single nest on
the left in my photo...

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Subject: H'ville Ruff continues, Cumberland Co., NJ
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:15:45 -0400
First and most, five stars to Cameron Cox and Tom Johnson for finding this 
Ruff and posting video !!

After their shout-out, I came up with a perfect plan. The most anti-social 
birder that I am, I was not going to wait until Friday or Sat  to see this 
bird. So the plan was to arrive at sunrise this morning and check out the 
Ruff, and head over to Rt. 47 North ASAP, and not to be seen by arriving 
birders. I showed up around 7:10AM or so.

It took me more than an hour to find the Ruff. I was right on schedule to 
hit Rt 47 as planned, but there were two birders at the scene by then. 
Thanks to this very special bird, I came out of my shell and actually 
communicated these two NJ birders. Then a few more birders after.

Who knew, talking to other birders when I am out and about birding was not 
that painful at all !!!

On purpose, I posted some distant photos of the Ruff on my Flickr, just to 
share my experience with JBIrders here, And as a comparison study with the 
yellowlegs, including a photo of NJ birders with whom I really enjoyed 
discussing about this very special bird.

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

Yong Kong
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From: Harvey Tomlinson
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:02 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ruff continues, possible Curlew Sandpiper

Hi Jersey Birders,
Another wonderful morning at Heislerville with the Ruff found by Cameron
Cox yesterday highlighting the bill.
It seems to like the SW corner of the main pool but as w/ all shorebirds
they move around for no apparent reason.
Be aware there is a Killdeer along the dike in the SW corner who is sitting
on eggs.
Try to keep a distance once you find her as our presence on the dike is
keeping her from keeping her eggs warm.
Thanks.
When I first arrived this morning the flock in the SW corner took flight
splitting into 2 groups. I saw a brick red breasted bird w/ a white rump
mixed in the group.
I just started shooting and captured a poor quality but somewhat
interesting photo of what may be a male Curlew Sandpiper.
It is up on my Flickr page.
Notes I took are jotted down in the comments section on Flickr
I thought when I saw it in flight that's what it might be and I can't think
of anything that matches the photo but I could just be
"peep blind" and suffering from shorebird hysteria.
Another sighting would be needed to confirm Curlew, but if you think of any
alternatives I would very much like to hear them.
White-rumped Sandpipers were also present and I counted 3 birds.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
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Subject: Ruff continues, possible Curlew Sandpiper
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:02:58 -0400
Hi Jersey Birders,
Another wonderful morning at Heislerville with the Ruff found by Cameron
Cox yesterday highlighting the bill.
It seems to like the SW corner of the main pool but as w/ all shorebirds
they move around for no apparent reason.
Be aware there is a Killdeer along the dike in the SW corner who is sitting
on eggs.
Try to keep a distance once you find her as our presence on the dike is
keeping her from keeping her eggs warm.
Thanks.
When I first arrived this morning the flock in the SW corner took flight
splitting into 2 groups. I saw a brick red breasted bird w/ a white rump
mixed in the group.
I just started shooting and captured a poor quality but somewhat
interesting photo of what may be a male Curlew Sandpiper.
It is up on my Flickr page.
Notes I took are jotted down in the comments section on Flickr
I thought when I saw it in flight that's what it might be and I can't think
of anything that matches the photo but I could just be
"peep blind" and suffering from shorebird hysteria.
Another sighting would be needed to confirm Curlew, but if you think of any
alternatives I would very much like to hear them.
White-rumped Sandpipers were also present and I counted 3 birds.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
Good Birding,
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Subject: Extra-limital. - SWAINSON'S WARBLER, Central Park NYC 4/28 (Thursday)
From: Dom <dom AT MONTEVIDEO.COM.UY>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:47:40 -0400
J birders.
Thought this might be interesting for those not on the NY list servs, but
perhaps work in the city or happen to be nearby ... A Very co-operative
swainsons warbler is in Central Park.  See Toms note below for more info.

Bird is very cooperative. Crowds less so ;)

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Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Subject: [nysbirds-l] SWAINSON'S WARBLER, Central Park NYC 4/28 (Thursday)
To: nysbirds-l 


Thursday, 28 April, 2016 -

Central Park, Manhattan, New York City (in the Strawberry Fields area of
the park) -

The SWAINSON'S WARBLER is & has been observed & well-photographed as well
as video'd & audio'd by at least 150 (+) observers so far this morning at a
well-known birding site within Central Park, which is easily reached from
the West 72 Street entrance, and many have found viewing to be good (with
some CAUTION as there is an active roadway with occasional vehicles & many
passers-by) from a point roughly 50-75 yards (meters) east down along the
park roadway from the aforementioned park entrance, looking into low &
dense barberry shrubberies that line the park road there, as well as
forming the SW edge to the Strawberry Fields area.  Alternatively (and a
safer place to stand) one may watch & listen - the warbler has been singing
thru 10:15 a.m. at intervals of every few minutes to as much as 5+ minutes
between songs) from just within the Strawberry Fields location and just
south-west of the "Imagine" mosaic tile that honors John Lennon and is
found on the pathway into the western entry point to Strawberry Fields.

This among the most heavily-walked areas (esp. by tourists and visitors) of
the entire Central Park, thus consideration of the general public is
requested - and great care if going onto the roadway to observe, which many
including myself have done - so far. all present have been very
considerate, and many passers-by including a few in vehicles, have asked
what the excitement is all about, & some of us have been explaining the
rarity of the sighting.

The Swainson's Warbler was seen at least briefly earlier in the morning,
out on a more-open perch, singing but has been behaving more typically of
the species over the last 2+ hours, skulking & enjoying the shaded
leaf-litter under the barberry shrubs & adjacent area on the southern -
southwestern edges of the area (Strawberry Fields area).  It may take some
patience & perhaps kneeling or even nearly-lying on ground or paved road to
view the bird well, if it does not come out & sing as it had early in the
day.

There have been 150+ observers, likely more, already and some have come
some distance to enjoy the bird.
....................
This may be about the 5th, perhaps 6th record, & is certain to be the most
strongly documented of the records for this park. (the one prior record of
the species in NYC that may have been even more potentially cooperative and
viewable was the occurrence in Forest Park Queens County NY some years agom
which was also stunningly early for that species in our region (far north
of typical range).

good luck, & thanks to all including those who originally spotted &/or
heard this warbler, recognizing it as a special sight.

Tom Fiore
Manhattan

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Subject: Blue-headed Vireo - FOS - my yard! Plus Ruff thoughts
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:11:33 -0400
I had some migrants in my yard as I returned from work. Sure enough, a thorough 
search did have me see a Blue-headed 

Vireo. Have had before in my yard. It’s like Ovenbird though. Rare for me!

Keep in mind you searchers if the Ruff doesn’t return to the shorebird pool 
that Thompson’s Beach Rd. has roosting 

shorebirds - and feeding birds. That was the first spot for Curlew down here if 
I am not mistaken. And Bivalve doesn’t 

get the coverage it deserves - everyone hits Heislerville! There have been Ruff 
at Bivalve - many years ago. 


Good birding all.


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Subject: Bank Swallow nest colony? (photo)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:07:49 -0400
Does this look like a Bank Swallow nest colony? Right along the Raritan
River in Piscataway. There were swallows nearby:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/26077833144/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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