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25 Sep Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) Sep 25, 2016 [Bill Elrick ]
25 Sep My totally high and so-low birding this weekend [Yong Kong ]
25 Sep A 13-Osprey day ["B.G. Sloan" ]
25 Sep Not...A Franklin's Gull [Harvey Tomlinson ]
24 Sep Migration tonight [Sandra Keller ]
24 Sep Unusual day at Sandy Hook [Susan Treesh ]
24 Sep Franklin's Gull [Harvey Tomlinson ]
24 Sep rancocas - burlington county - warblers [Sandra Keller ]
23 Sep Connecticut Warbler and Clay-colored sparrow at Higbee WMA Field No. 1 [Yong Kong ]
23 Sep Re: bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co. ["Albert, Steven" ]
23 Sep Re: bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co. [jimmy lee ]
23 Sep again [Sandra Keller ]
23 Sep The dredge - gloucester - shorebirds no, migrant warblers - yes [Sandra Keller ]
23 Sep Garret Mtn yesterday [Bill Elrick ]
22 Sep Hoops. Dowitcher photo link [Yong Kong ]
22 Sep Fw: Dowitcher ID [Yong Kong ]
22 Sep bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co. [jimmy lee ]
22 Sep Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast ["B.G. Sloan" ]
22 Sep NJ Bird Records Committee Lists and Annual Reports [Bill Boyle ]
22 Sep Some migrant arrivals at Glenhurst Meadows ["CHELEMER, MARC J" ]
21 Sep hot spot locations [Sandra Keller ]
21 Sep Fwd: Mississippi Kite, Bronx Zoo [Anders Peltomaa ]
21 Sep Wheelabrator today - slow [Sandra Keller ]
20 Sep Migration tonight [Sandra Keller ]
20 Sep clay-colored - still there. [Sandra Keller ]
20 Sep Clay-colored Sparrow - Wheelabrator Refuge - Gloucester [Sandra Keller ]
20 Sep David La Puma PhD. Presentation Thursday Night. [ltgangi ]
19 Sep Migration tonight [Sandra Keller ]
19 Sep seeking Connecticut habitat in S NJ [Gerald Kruth ]
19 Sep Raccoon Ridge (17 Sep 2016) 113 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep Raccoon Ridge (16 Sep 2016) 1898 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep Rain birding - gloucester [Sandra Keller ]
19 Sep my pelagic birds [Sandra Keller ]
19 Sep Summary of Overnight Pelagic [Michael Britt ]
18 Sep Re: Flock of Flickers [Denise Bittle ]
18 Sep Flock of Flickers ["Susie R." ]
18 Sep some Assunpink birds [Bob Dodelson ]
17 Sep White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Sep Lark Bunting - no [Sandra Keller ]
17 Sep Prospertown Lake [Gary or Karen Gentile ]
17 Sep Sept 16 Highlights at Sandy Hook [jimmy lee ]
16 Sep Owl activity ["B.G. Sloan" ]
16 Sep Garret yesterday [Bill Elrick ]
15 Sep restrictions at Negri-Nepote and Griggstown in winter [Theodore Chase Jr ]
15 Sep Migration tonight - not much [Sandra Keller ]
15 Sep Raccoon Ridge (15 Sep 2016) 356 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
15 Sep Lark Bunting [Gary or Karen Gentile ]
15 Sep Slow birding, with two precious moments ["CHELEMER, MARC J" ]
15 Sep Lord Stirling Park 9/15 [Benjamin Barkley ]
15 Sep We [Gary or Karen Gentile ]
15 Sep Lark Bunting [Gary or Karen Gentile ]
15 Sep gloucester county rb nuthatches [Sandra Keller ]
15 Sep Lark Bunting location details, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Sep Cumberland - migration [Sandra Keller ]
15 Sep Lark Bunting, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
14 Sep Raccoon Ridge (13 Sep 2016) 233 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
14 Sep Raccoon Ridge (12 Sep 2016) 21 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
14 Sep Raccoon Ridge (11 Sep 2016) 127 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
14 Sep Rescheduled Cape May Pelagic Is a "Go" For This Weekend! [Paul Guris ]
14 Sep migration tonight [Sandra Keller ]
14 Sep Re: Question on how others find Connecticut Warbler [Harvey Tomlinson ]
14 Sep How to find Connecticut Warbler [Michael Britt ]
14 Sep Question on how others find Connecticut Warbler [Yong Kong ]
14 Sep Black tern - Cape May [Sandra Keller ]
13 Sep GHOs ["cwsg1 AT excite.com" ]
13 Sep 30 Hr Pelagic out of Pt. Pleasant, NJ 9/10-9/11/16 [Alyssa ]
13 Sep Re: rb nuthatches extralimital [J Hummel ]
13 Sep Re: rb nuthatches extralimital ["mark.kantrowitz" ]
13 Sep Re: rb nuthatches extralimital [Michael Perlin ]
12 Sep Re: rb nuthatches extralimital [Glen A Davis ]
12 Sep Re: rb nuthatches extralimital [Marty DeAngelo ]
12 Sep Re: rb nuthatches extralimital [Jim Hayes ]
12 Sep rb nuthatches extralimital ["cwsg1 AT excite.com" ]
12 Sep Cape May Overnight Pelagic Rescheduled to Sep 17-18 and Needs People [Paul Guris ]
12 Sep Nuthatch.... [Gary or Karen Gentile ]
12 Sep Updated Birds of Prey Webpage ["Howard B. Eskin" ]

Subject: Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) Sep 25, 2016
From: Bill Elrick <belrick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:51:42 -0400
First good flight of the Fall

4 Eastern Phoebe
3 Blue-headed Vireo - null
2 Red-eyed Vireo - null

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch - null

4 Golden-crowned Kinglet - null

2 Gray Catbird - null

15 Cedar Waxwing
6 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Connecticut Warbler -- Probably first year make huge eye ring very yellow
underbelly and buffy breast
5 Common Yellowthroat - null
4 American Redstart - null
3 Cape May Warbler -- We'll seen
12 Northern Parula
2 Magnolia Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler - null
4 Chestnut-sided Warbler - null
12 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler - null
3 Palm Warbler
2 Pine Warbler - null
14 Black-throated Green Warbler
20 Chipping Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow - null
1 Song Sparrow - null
1 Swamp Sparrow - null
1 Scarlet Tanager - null

1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak - null
1 Baltimore Oriole - null
2 Purple Finch - null

Bill Elrick
Wyckoff.
NJ


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Subject: My totally high and so-low birding this weekend
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:04:15 -0400
I went birding w/ Mary this morning around the yard and the Homewood's behind. 
As soon as we encountered some birds along the powerline, she said, “You 
fool, see ? you don’t have to go down to Cape May to see birds”. We were 
looking at about 20 birds, mostly bluebirds with one Palm and a few Pine mixed 
in. 


Her comment brought instant memory of my Friday’s birding experience at 
Higbee. My worst birding experience ever, I must say. The saddest part was that 
there were three Finland birders who were standing next to me that witnessed 
the whole thing and could not believe it. Second worst is I took photos to 
document so I am reminded of the incident. All that just to take a peek or take 
photos of Connecticut ? 


I went back on Sat and my sprit about birders and humanity went thru the roof, 
in a very positive way, very unlike Friday’s experience. Reason ? When I got 
back to the parking lot, I realized I had left my truck window wide open with 
my swaro scope and the spare swaro bins almost in plain view, not to mention 
other valuables. There were still cars parked all around me. I drove home with 
all my toys. 


The second high was birding with Mary at home. Some photos of birds that 
cooperated including ID request on the 2 photos on my Flickr. 


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

Yong Kong
Camden County




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Subject: A 13-Osprey day
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:43:46 -0400
Friday morning I spent a couple of hours in Donaldson and Johnson Parks
before hitting the Highland Park Farmers Market. On the hunt for Ospreys
migrating along the Raritan River. Had a total of 13 birds, which beats
last year's record of 11 on September 18, 2015.

FYI...I use a conservative method to count migrating Ospreys to avoid
double-counting birds.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Subject: Not...A Franklin's Gull
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:15:49 -0400
Hi Jersey Birders
Thanks to all for the responses to my FRGU question. It's not.
I'm 1 for 3 this year on Franklin's Gull.
All were in agreement about the lack of a hood, although it can be quite
variable.
What was interesting was the explanations about why so little black in the
primaries.
Laughing Gull's wings are pointed and usually very black in the primaries.
Especially underneath.
Check photos.
One response was this bird is molting it's primaries and therefore showing
very little black. Another was the photos are overexposed, and a third was
it's just an odd state of plumage for a Laughing Gull.
Pic # 1 on Flickr shows a round wing tip and only 3 limited black primaries.
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven


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Subject: Migration tonight
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:05:48 -0400
Radar looks very good! And the forecast for Sunday morning is sun. Which
is a key after this morning. Saturday morning. From reports I read from
around the state - this morning was challenging to say the least! But
birds are around and more tomorrow. And of course I can't do much.....
I think a Greenwald Park search is in order. Its close.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Unusual day at Sandy Hook
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:07:44 -0400
Hi Jerseybirders -

Northwest winds with rain overnight looked very promising for the Hook 
today.  But the winds turned NE after midnight, and the start of the day 
featured heavy overcast, drizzle, and some fog - and very few birds.  A 
couple of birding groups and many individual birders were around, so 
coverage was good.  Birds were very slow to appear, but appear they 
gradually did. Not in great numbers, but with good diversity - and the 
numbers slowly increased as the day went on.  Where could they have been 
coming from?  Songbirds were found in small, tight, diverse clusters 
scattered throughout the Hook.  I did not get out to the False Hook and 
the shorebird areas, so I hope someone else will report on those.  
Quantity and diversity slowly increased throughout the day until 
clearing skies and warmer temperatures began to shut down activity in 
the afternoon.

Bird of the day was a red-headed woodpecker which overflew our group 
without stopping; the white wing patches were very prominent.

I compiled a list of 20 warbler species from several different accounts. 
I did NOT see all these birds, nor did any other one person - this is a 
cumulative total. I hope anyone who saw additional species will jump in 
and add them.  The count numbers are very much underestimated, as mostly 
I heard from people only that they saw this or that species, not a total 
number.

Today was a significant migration day for northern parulas, which seemed 
to be everywhere.  Black throated blues and Nashville warblers were 
present in larger-than-normal numbers as well. The Cape May warblers 
were an exception in that the three were together and not associating 
with any other birds.

It was a 5 vireo day, with blue-headed, white-eyed, red-eyed, 
Philadelphia (at least 3), and warbling.

Ruby-crowned kinglets, a couple of creepers, and white-throated sparrows 
ushered in "the beginning of the end" as one fellow birder said.   It 
was one of those Hook "Flicker Days" when northern flickers were 
abundant, as were the merlins seeking them out.

I hope to read some additional observations from others there today.

Susan Treesh
Somerset

_Warblers_
1 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
9 Black-and-white Warbler
6 Nashville Warbler
5 Common Yellowthroat
10 American Redstart
3 Cape May Warbler
20 Northern Parula
2 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Blackpoll Warbler
4 Black-throated Blue Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
5 Pine Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson's Warble




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Subject: Franklin's Gull
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:16:21 -0400
Hi Jersey Birders,
I blew a call on Franklin's Gull ealier this spring so I'm somewhat
"bird-shy" but I photographed a gull on the flats off Miami ave 9:30 this
morniing which I believe is a Franklin's Gull.
Very limited black on the primaries above and below w/ white tips. Smaller
looking bill, to my eyes, but not a very dark hood. Bird flew north to
towards Norbury's Landing but I could not relocate it.
4 shots on my Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
Thanks,
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del haven


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Subject: rancocas - burlington county - warblers
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:52:50 -0400
Hello,
     Terry L. and I hit the RNC grounds for a couple hours before I had to be
somewhere. Of course, I didn't get to where I wanted to get to there.
Birds around! We had to work at it though. A sunny edge would be really
nice.........! Bay breasted, Cape May, Golden - crowned Kinglet, etc. And
stuff we couldn't id because of the low light and the birds weren't out in
the open much. Like I said, a sunny edge is desired. Flycatcher sp. Etc.

Good birding all. There is stuff around. Stuff will linger for a couple days
too. Which is what I think happened here at Rancocas.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Connecticut Warbler and Clay-colored sparrow at Higbee WMA Field No. 1
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:05:19 -0400
To continue the tradition of sharing birds with fellow birders and provide an 
avenue via JBirds for the specifics, I was lucky enough to see the Connecticut 
and soon after a Clay-colored sparrow at the same location at that dense shrub 
island on Field No. 1. Time was around 10 to 10:30 AM (when just about everyone 
had left, except Leslie, the very nice UK birder and one other birder that I 
saw). My hope is these two birds stick until tomorrow so others can see and 
enjoy. 


My secret plan was, the anti-social birder that I am, head down to Higbee this 
morning and get my share of warblers so I would not have to return this 
weekend. My hope was at least nine species since the toll alone cost me nine 
bucks. The plan went bust until, you know. 


My favorite part of the Higbee trip always has been study the vegetative 
community and each habitat blocks so I could duplicate around my yard and at my 
home woods. Also , walk circles around that dense shrub island on Field No. 1, 
multiple times when everyone is gone. 


My first try hike around the dene shrub island, I was not allowed. So I went 
back when just about all birders had left. Then, the jack pot. Both birds were 
seen along the eastern edge of the shrub island. Then soon after, another 
birder arrived, I walked a cross the sorghum field to let the birder know about 
the Clay-colored, and he returned the favor by pointing out the Connecticut !!! 


He thinks the bird flew cross over from the shrub Island where I was standing 
to the eastern edge of the forest where he had been standing. There were no 
birders around to pass these birds I saw. 


Some photos of my trip below. I am no Harvey T. I had my chance and my 
Connecticut were, just poor. 


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

Yong Kong
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Subject: Re: bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co.
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:25:18 +0000
As far as I know, the far side is all private. Single exception, though it 
might not be so good, is the restaurant parking lots: across Hardenberg, and 
also the one on the north side of Church Lane. Not exactly public since they 
want you to go inside to eat, but I doubt there's a problem early in the AM. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of jimmy lee
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 3:33 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co.

Hi JBers,

Today's visit was more oriented towards water birds.

Killdeer - about 10
peeps - about 12 , Least?, Semipalmated??
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1
Great Blue and Green Herons

All the shorebirds were across Farrington Lake, scoped. At the limited of bins, 
scoped zoomed in. 


Is the far (north/west) side of the lake accessible from any where?

Good birding.

Jimmy


Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: jimmy lee To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:02:48 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co. 


Jbers,

Inspired by Steve Albert, I went to Bicentennial Park after lunch.

Warblers: Black and White (m), Redstart (ad m), Black-throated Blue (m), 
Black-throated Green (f/imm). Unidentified (possibilities): Blackpoll, 
Chestnut-sided , Cape-May, ???. all in one general area, single individuals? 


Possible Eastern Phoebe (looked right but only flicked tail a couple of times).

Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Killdeer.

Nice spot.

Good Birding.

Jimmy

Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ



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Subject: Re: bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co.
From: jimmy lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:33:27 +0000
Hi JBers,

Today's visit was more oriented towards water birds.

Killdeer - about 10
peeps - about 12 , Least?, Semipalmated??
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1
Great Blue and Green Herons

All the shorebirds were across Farrington Lake, scoped. At the limited of bins, 
scoped zoomed in. 


Is the far (north/west) side of the lake accessible from any where?

Good birding.

Jimmy


Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: jimmy lee To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:02:48 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co. 


Jbers,

Inspired by Steve Albert, I went to Bicentennial Park after lunch.

Warblers: Black and White (m), Redstart (ad m), Black-throated Blue (m), 
Black-throated Green (f/imm). Unidentified (possibilities): Blackpoll, 
Chestnut-sided , Cape-May, ???. all in one general area, single individuals? 


Possible Eastern Phoebe (looked right but only flicked tail a couple of times).

Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Killdeer.

Nice spot.

Good Birding.

Jimmy

Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ



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Subject: again
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:11:45 -0400
And beware...... the. Pokeman zombies are still around....... Not quite like a 
summer 

weekend thankfully. I had one zombie 2 ft. in front of me on a trail walking my 
way. 

He finally looked up looking startled. Any closer and he would have run into my 
tripod. 


Sandra Keller

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Subject: The dredge - gloucester - shorebirds no, migrant warblers - yes
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:05:12 -0400
Hello,
     I had a couple hours before work. Of course leaving time for a shower.....
The bush wacking is getting worse! There is still water in the east pool.
Not too much! But I didn't have anything. Shorebird wise. There was a nice
selection of warblers around! Cape May being my favorite.  I had 4 just in
the corner were the dredge meets Red Bank park and the river. That is a nice 
area 

for migrants. I even tried a pic. This should be good....... I aimed at the 
moving 

leaves and clicked......

No Connecticuts. 

See my ebird report. When I post it. For more info if desired.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Garret Mtn yesterday
From: Bill Elrick <belrick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:55:56 -0400
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  1

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  35
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)  1     Saw flying north
going from stables along over the dump and onwards. Adult.

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  24
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) (Empidonax alnorum/traillii)
1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  4
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  3

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  6
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  14

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  3
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  3
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  1
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  3
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  14
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  1
Bill elrick,
 Wyckoff, NJ


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Subject: Hoops. Dowitcher photo link
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:33:59 -0400
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564 AT N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Subject: Fw: Dowitcher ID
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:18:57 -0400
I was kind of out of commission today due to an old bike racing injury to 
the knee, but later in the day I managed to gimp around in search of 
shorebirds.

What inspired me ? The discussion that is going on below at the ID 
Frontiers. I wanted to test myself if I learned anything from what Kevin 
Karlson  was saying, by finding a dowitcher of my own, and put a name to the 
bird, to the species. And to see if I could recall what he wrote out in the 
field, during live view.

For those who may be interested in following my path and take KK's test in 
identification of short-billed/long-billed, I posted some photos of 
dowitcher I was so lucky to find today. They were in short supply for sure.

Is it just me ? I just can not let those shorebirds go and certainly not 
ready for fall warblers or even raptors.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message----- 
From: Brendan Fogarty
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:10 PM
To: BIRDWG01 AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [BIRDWG01] Dowitcher ID

Hi everyone,
Thank you for your responses! I was able to refind the bird this afternoon 
with a little more light. I added photos to the same album. The details of 
its juvenal pluamge can be better seen, and they are clearly only right for 
Short-billed. It is definitely trying its hardest to achieve a Long-billed 
look though.
https://goo.gl/photos/Q56SSMHAMn5GedZt8

Brendan

    On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:00 PM, "karlson3 AT COMCAST.NET" 
 wrote:


Brendan and all: interesting dowitcher for the points you mentioned. 
Physically it seems to have much of the structural features of a Long-billed 
(larger size, long bill with slight downward arch in outer 1/3rd of bill, 
and more rounded body shape), and the plumage also is close to LBDO with 
wing coverts appearing mostly unmarked and thinly pale edged and a 
orange-pink blush to the upper chest, but a few things are not consistent 
with LBDO at all. The most obvious are the very strongly marked tertials, 
which is fully inconsistent with LBDO, who can show a few weak internal 
markings to the tertials and wing coverts, but never this strongly marked. 
BTW, it is clearly a juvenile bird for many reasons that are not needed 
here. The other field marks that are not fully consistent with LBDO are the 
bold, wide colorful edges and markings on the upperparts, which should be 
thinly edged in juvenile LBDO and lacking in strong internal color markings. 
Another feature that is not expected in LBDO is the thin neck and fairly 
evenly balanced weight distribution on this bird, which should stand out in 
direct comparison with SBDO. An explanation for the larger size could be 
that it is a bird of the subspecies hendersoni, which average larger in size 
compared to the Atlantic subspecies griseus, which outnumbers hendersoni 
about 100-1 in NY and Long Island. These juvenile hendersoni also average 
brighter than griseus in all plumages, including juvenile, which could 
account for the bright upperparts on this bird. I also noted that the tail 
pattern shows about 75 percent wide white bands, with the dark bands being 
about 25 percent the width. This is not consistent with LBDO, whose tails 
bands are typically 60-75 percent dark bands with much narrower white ones. 
However, in our book The Shorebird Guide, a photo of two full breeding LBDOs 
show one bird with equal width bands, which some SBDOs can also have.
I must say, however, when I first opened the photos, I thought Long-billed, 
and I choose juvenile Short-billed without the usual confidence that I have 
with most dowitchers. In real life, I would have evaluated the body 
structure and bill shape carefully on a moving bird, which is so much more 
reliable than photos, which can be misleading rather than helpful in many 
cases. I would have noted the chest and shoulder heavy structure in a 
relaxed feeding posture, with a front-heavy bodied appearance more obvious 
during continuous observation of feeding behavior. The fairly straight 
undercarraige on this bird is more consistent with SBDO, with LBDO having a 
more distended, rounded, egg-shaped undercarraige, but young LBDOs in fall 
often don't show this physical feature due to a lack of nourishment, or for 
some other reason that I don't know about. I just know that some juvenile 
Long-bills in fall seem to have more slender bodies than adults, especially 
the distinctive rounded or egg-shaped undercarraige. I must go to the 
Short-billed Dowitcher camp based on the strongly marked tertials and 
upperpart fringes and internal markings, but I do so with a few reservations 
based on the structural views and bill shape in these photos. Thanks for 
sharing these photos, Brendan.

Kevin Karlson

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From: "Brendan Fogarty" <000000dca2d16fd3-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU>
To: BIRDWG01 AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:09:10 AM
Subject: [BIRDWG01] Dowitcher ID

Hi everyone,
I'd appreciated any input on this funky dowitcher. It was seen yesterday 
just before sunset on Long Island NY, where Short-billeds predominate. It 
was in a small freshwater pond a few hundred yards from a saltmarsh. I 
thought I heard a Long-billed call as a group of dowitchers flew the length 
of the pond. At least one silent bird left the pond for the marsh, but I 
tracked down this odd individual which seem suggestive of both species.
What I want most is an opinion on the age. It looks to me to be a molting 
juvenile with heavily marked tertials (what other age could it be?), but 
structure and perhaps color are suggestive of Long-billed.
Warning, photos backlit or fuzzy at best. 
https://goo.gl/photos/Q56SSMHAMn5GedZt8

Best,
Brendan Fogarty

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Subject: bicentennial park, east brunswick, middlesex co.
From: jimmy lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:02:48 +0000
Jbers,

Inspired by Steve Albert, I went to Bicentennial Park after lunch.

Warblers: Black and White (m), Redstart (ad m), Black-throated Blue (m), 
Black-throated Green (f/imm). Unidentified (possibilities): Blackpoll, 
Chestnut-sided , Cape-May, ???. all in one general area, single individuals? 


Possible Eastern Phoebe (looked right but only flicked tail a couple of times).

Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Killdeer.

Nice spot.

Good Birding.

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Subject: Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:33:24 -0400
See: http://www.jeaniron.ca/2016/finchforecast16.htm

Bernie Sloan
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Subject: NJ Bird Records Committee Lists and Annual Reports
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:42:23 -0400
Jersey Birders,

 

I have uploaded to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee web site the 2016
Annual Report, covering the year 2015. I have also updated the Accepted
Records List, the New Jersey State List, and the NJBRC Review List. To read
or download these documents, go to www.njbrc.com and click on Lists and
Annual Reports. Please report any problems in accessing these documents.

 

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Subject: Some migrant arrivals at Glenhurst Meadows
From: "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496 AT ATT.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:22:19 +0000
Jerseybirders,

I had visited Glenhurst on Tuesday in the early morning fog and, over two 
hours, saw or heard only about 25 species of birds, most of them onesies. 


Today was much better. The northerly winds I felt on my face during my 4:30 AM 
exercise walk from home, and a check of the radar (thanks to Sandra Keller's 
having provided the right URL to look at...much obliged, Sandra!) as I left 
Tenafly both suggested that some movement should have occurred. Correct, but 
just a little. 


One small flock of warblers consisted of about six Parulas, three 
Black-throated Greens, one Chestnut-sided, one Wilson's, and a couple of 
Redstarts. There were a few Palm Warblers around as well. A cheery Red-breasted 
Nuthatch greeted me at the gazebo and another was back along the river. Two 
Cooper's Hawks played hide and seek with the Crows. 


The sparrow influx has begun. I observed two White-throated (my first of the 
fall season), one Field, three Chipping, numerous Song, and, highlight for me 
since I've decided it's my favorite sparrow: four Lincoln's, all curious and 
confiding, sitting atop exposed and perches to investigate me. I surmise that 
they were first-year birds, since their feathering was all brilliant (those 
buffy eye-rings really stood out) and they hadn't learned that they're supposed 
to be skulkers! 


The Red-headed Woodpeckers, conspicuously silent on Tuesday, were out in full 
force today at the northwest corner near the powerline. I counted at least five 
by voices, and saw at least three adults simultaneously, chasing each other 
about and chattering. Such a stunning bird. All the other common woodpeckers 
were out and about as well. One woodpecker flyover might've been a sapsucker, 
but I couldn't be sure. 


It was a glorious morning to be out: bright blue skies, a slight coolness to 
the air, huge Orb Spiders' webs glistening with morning dew, lots of rich, 
verdant foliage. Too bad I had to head to work. Still looking for the 
"designer" southbound migrants: Philly Vireo, CT. Warbler, Purple Finch...maybe 
tomorrow! 


Good birding, all.

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Subject: hot spot locations
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:09:13 -0400
There is no perfect way to place them. But I am firmly convinced they should
be right at the parking area for the place. The main parking area. I have 
experienced 

problems while traveling. A pin right in the middle of a lake. Great. Now how 
do I 

get there?? Etc. I am putting personal locations at parking areas now. When no
hotspot in the area. I'll be conducting a Camden County big year next year. 
I am sure I'll be adding some spots! I am looking forward to Camden! Its my
home county and I havent explored it well yet!

To continue - rare birds are probably best put in under an exact location. So
others know exactly where.  That should have worked for me and the Bunting
at Sandy Hook. Only I didn't have much coverage up there.... no way is
perfect! 

I could have put a pin right at the Clay Colored spot. Then merged my list in
a couple days with the hot spot.

Good birding all. 

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Subject: Fwd: Mississippi Kite, Bronx Zoo
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:34:53 -0400
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Subject: Wheelabrator today - slow
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:28:30 -0400
Hello,
 That radar last night was birds moving out! I didn't get up early to see if 

anything moving in. I was mainly bushwacking here this morning. Lots of
Song Sparrows and Common Yellowthroats around! But no Connecticut.
I hit the area where the Clay-colored was yesterday pretty well. Nope!
That whole area isn't as bad as I thought. Its patches of Mile a minute.
And the dried up pond is just grasses. Maybe something interesting
this winter like a Le Conte's! 

Good birding all. 

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Subject: Migration tonight
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:51:55 -0400
That radar is all lit up over and to the west of the delaware river!
So I have a feeling the Clay colored is going to move on! But I could
be wrong..... I had wanted to hit the dredge east pool Wed. morning,
but I think I might do Wheelabrator again. To see the changes.
I'll make a final decision Wed. am!

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Subject: clay-colored - still there.
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:56:13 -0400
Was seen again this afternoon by a friend. It seems to be sticking there! I 
have no clue if it will stick the night. This has 

been a strange fall! I was watching the Eagles game last night, so didn’t get 
up super early…… I wonder what that radar 

looked like at 5:00am or so…… I had more warblers at Tinicum in PA where I 
was chasing the BB Plover - no success with 

that! County bird. I need that for Burlington too. Anyway, Brian in Cumberland 
had a Connecticut today. Stuff came in last night! 


Good birding all.


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Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow - Wheelabrator Refuge - Gloucester
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00:59 -0400
Hello,
 So there was migration last night..... Yes, I am wrong with the radar now and 
then.... 

Especially this year.....
 I had wanted to paste my ebird list in. Just go to recent Gloucester County 
visits. 

Its there. Or maybe an hour from now. I will be adding comments tonight to 
various 

species. And the breeding codes from the app work great! Thats where the 
flyover 

is. 

The Clay-colored - go past the parking lot through the woods, come out onto the
dirt road. Keep following around. The flocks started as I passed that area of 
Virginia 

Pine on your right. The area opens up. I did some bush wacking there for 
Connecticut. No success. Keep going. you go around a curve to your left. I 
think 

this is the spot. Its always a good area with that dead tree. This is the area 
in the 

spring with the flooded field. It's covered in frags and mile a minute now. I 
don't 

think bush wacking here is productive, but could be wrong. Anyway, I dont
want to bush wack through that! This area is before another platform that is on 
the 

left or inside of the loop road. 

Good birding all. Please email me if any questions. I will do my best to 
answer! 


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Subject: David La Puma PhD. Presentation Thursday Night.
From: ltgangi <ltgangi AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:46:22 -0400
Please join us this Thursday night (22nd) at the Jacques Cousteau National 
Estuarine Research Reserve at 130 Great Bay Blvd, Tuckerton, New Jersey. David 
La Puma PhD, Director of Cape May Bird Observatory, will be presenting the 
program - 'Keeping Our Finger On The Pulse Of Migration'.  

This is an exciting time of the year, fall migration is just ramping up, so it 
is the perfect time to gather and discuss a subject near and dear to our 
hearts. 

The doors will open at 6pm. The program will start at 6:30pm.  Get there early 
there will be 75 seats available and then you'll have to stand.Admission is 
free.   

This is being sponsored by Southern Ocean Birding Group and Atlantic Audubon 
Society. 



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Subject: Migration tonight
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:41:15 -0400
Is again not much over our area. A good movement out west. But with NE winds,
doubtful much will make NJ. Sigh.... I'll be local Tues. am. Not going far with
that radar! Hopefully I'll find something around. Then shorebirds. 

Good birding all.

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Subject: seeking Connecticut habitat in S NJ
From: Gerald Kruth <gkruth12 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:45:19 -0400
We are from Western PA, where we have our special spots to seek lurking
CONNWARBS during migration, and are hoping there are similar spots around S
NJ.

We will be here for the next week, and would like to hear about any of
those wet, weedy places, with mugwort or goldenrod, in wooded thickets
where those little yellow guys with the grey hoods and bold white eye ring
might be skulking.

Any suggestions?

Thanks v much.

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Subject: Raccoon Ridge (17 Sep 2016) 113 Raptors
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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:32:21 -0800
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      10             46             56
Bald Eagle                   6             73            119
Northern Harrier             4              9              9
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20             97            106
Cooper's Hawk                0              8             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              3              7
Broad-winged Hawk           55           2598           2638
Red-tailed Hawk              2             19             19
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5             29             39
Merlin                       3             21             23
Peregrine Falcon             5              9             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             14             14

Total:                     113           2926           3050
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Hardiman

Observers:        Brian Butler, Denise Thomson, Jim Thomson, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Sara Hart, Al Boyd, Dennis Briede, Mary Martin, Kaki Pierson, Liz Marshall,
Joe Goddu & Karen Cornelius, Gretchen Buxton & Billy Kunkel, and several
unidentified visitors.

A.T. Ridge Runner Jonathon. 

Hikers - 26 plus A.T. SOBO flip-flopper Bald Whistler. 


Weather:
mostly sunny skies changing to overcast by end of day, wind SW 5-12+, temp
61-75 deg F. 

Raptor Observations:
BE - 10:56I, 11:43I, 12:18A, 2:15A, 2:18A, 3:18I. 

PG - 1:40 (not aged), 2:27 (not aged), 3:56 (not aged), 4:10A, 4:25A. 

Little in the way of BWs today, but the 5 Peregrines were cause for
excitement with each one giving us progressively better looks.  

Six Bald Eagles were counted with many 'floaters' not counted--they put on
a dazzling aerial display throughout the day, with up to five in the sky at
one time. 

Bird of the Day was a tough call, with a Gray Ghost getting the nod. It
cruised by low on the reservoir side, always a treat to see. 



Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens - 5. 
TVs & BVs.
Cape May Warbler.
Monarchs - 6.
Buck Moths.

Porcupines - 2 adults seen together by BH & SH on hike to lookout in
morning--one on ground at base of tree with the second several feet away on
the trunk of the same tree; high pitched vocalizations and a second lower &
quieter vocalization made by them.  Both climbed nearby trees and remained
within feet of each other. 
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Subject: Raccoon Ridge (16 Sep 2016) 1898 Raptors
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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:46:54 -0800
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      13             36             46
Bald Eagle                   6             67            113
Northern Harrier             1              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9             77             86
Cooper's Hawk                0              8             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              6
Broad-winged Hawk         1862           2543           2583
Red-tailed Hawk              0             17             17
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5             24             34
Merlin                       2             18             20
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             12             12

Total:                    1898           2813           2937
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 18:15:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Hardiman

Observers:        Ed Sullivan, Matt Jardel, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Wood

Visitors:
Hikers - 8, plus A.T. SOBO Grumpy Tessa. 


Weather:
30%-50% cloud cover most of day, wind SE 1-9, temp 55-74 deg F. 

Raptor Observations:
BE - 10:48I, 11:28I, 11:57I, 1:45I, 3:30A, 3:58A. 

Nice BW flight today, with 1400+ moving thru between 10:00-1:00. A big
thank you to Matt, Phil, Scott, and Ed for their outstanding spotting!

A local immature Red-tail was harassing the owl decoy again, making some
steep dives at the piece of plastic. Not to be outdone, an immature
Red-shoulder came in close and was hanging over the owl, giving it and Ed
the evil-eye. 

The Bird of the Day was the immature Broad-winged Hawk that perched on the
rock pile with Matt standing just feet away!

Non-raptor Observations:
TVs & BVs.
Ravens.
Red-br. Nuthatch - 2.
Cape May Warbler.
Chimney Swifts - 3. 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
Hermit Thrush.
Monarchs - 8.
Buck Moths - first of season. 

Porcupine - one waddling on the trail (southbound) late in the day and
moving down slope on the river side. 

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Subject: Rain birding - gloucester
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:18:45 -0400
Hello,
    The Caspian Tern show is still good at Floodgates! Lots were feeding close
to the dike in the cove. I couldn't find any flooded farm fields. I guess 
everything 

is so dry from the draught that the rain is just soaking right in.

I will be checking the dredge Wed.

Good birding all.

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Subject: my pelagic birds
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:47:49 -0400
Most of which were seen from shore! Nothing like a rainy morning to look at 
stuff like this…. 

We need the rain though. I’ll be checking the dredge in a couple days. 

Here’s what I decided that I saw well - they are in ebird. My state list is 
up to date. 

Cory’s, Great, Sooty. Then Wilson’s Storm-petrel. And of course - Dovekie, 
Razorbill, 

Black Guillemot, Long-billed Murrelet, Black-legged Kittiwake. And Parasitic 
Jaeger. 


And a Fulmar would be a Jersey bird. 

Just can’t reach 400 from land anymore….. these strays aren’t 
cooperating! I should 

have chased that Bunting Thursday…..

Good birding all.


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Subject: Summary of Overnight Pelagic
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:51:01 -0400
A summary can be found here:


https://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/overnight-pelagic-917-918-summary-not-the-official-list/ 


Best birds were 2 BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS and a single WHITE-FACED
STORM-PETREL.

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Subject: Re: Flock of Flickers
From: Denise Bittle <djbittle AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:13:30 +0000
Franklin-Parker Preserve had scads of Flickers on Friday. I also have some 
hummers, this is the latest date ever at my feeders. They are really guzzling 
the nectar. 



Denise Bittle

Cherry Hill



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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Flock of Flickers

I scared up a small flock of flickers today as I was turning into my
driveway.  Would these be migrating flickers or do they flock together on
territory for the winter season?

Also, I've still got hummers at the feeders and in the jewelweed.

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Subject: Flock of Flickers
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:20:42 -0400
I scared up a small flock of flickers today as I was turning into my
driveway.  Would these be migrating flickers or do they flock together on
territory for the winter season?

Also, I've still got hummers at the feeders and in the jewelweed.

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Subject: some Assunpink birds
From: Bob Dodelson <dodelson AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:03:01 -0500
This AM I had 1 immature Little Blue Heron from the boat launch of Lake 
Assunpink (there were 2 to 3 white birds this spring but this is my first fall 
sighting. A much larger Great Egret was nearby along with Green Heron. 


At Stone Tavern Lake (park and walk out to field} I heard a Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo. I saw a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and a female type Indigo Bunting (I 
know this bird is not in the same league as THE Lark Bunting but you have to 
take what you can get) 

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Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:54:52 -0400
Tom Reed reports:

wwdo (White-winged Dove) flushed from hackberries at north end of Reed's Beach, 
near jetty. flew east. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Lark Bunting - no
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:54:51 -0400
It must have left last night..... sigh........
A pleasure seeing all my birder friends though!

And I have learned there will be an expert seabird person on the Oct. 10
pelagic with the whale watcher! He will be the seabird guide.

Thats good! No Bunting - bad!

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Subject: Prospertown Lake
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:29:51 +0000
In Jackson yesterday had a Bald Eagle, Osprey, Cormorant, Olive-sided 
Flycatcher, Kingfisher, Turkey Vultures, Big Blue Heron. 


Karen
Ocean Twp.

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Subject: Sept 16 Highlights at Sandy Hook
From: jimmy lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:39:35 +0000
All,

The Lark Bunting was enjoyed and photographed by many birders this morning.
40.463746,-74.003439 has been posted on FB (I did not need to use these 
coordinates). 


Afterwards, several of us made the 'Death March' (Fisherman's Trail) and were 
rewarded with great looks of a 

Parasitic Jaeger flying/harassing terns, being harassed by gulls, sitting on 
the water all 'relatively' close in off the beach. 


My other highlight  2 Red-breasted Nuthatches.

Great views of great birds, lovely weather and nice to see fellow birders.

Good birding.

Jimmy

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Subject: Owl activity
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:34:59 -0400
Owl activity seems to be picking up in the Rutgers Preserve. Or maybe I'm
noticing it now that I can sleep with the windows open. :-)

Two Great Horned Owls and an Eastern Screech-Owl. And a coyote briefly
vocalized in the distance...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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Subject: Garret yesterday
From: Bill Elrick <belrick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:06:29 -0400
Hi, I was waiting on my ebird list coming through on email to post but it
never came.
Lots of warblers yesterday Cape May, Bay breasted, 2 Philadelphia Vireo and
much more. So take this as heads up it was good yesterday.
Bill Elrick
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Subject: restrictions at Negri-Nepote and Griggstown in winter
From: Theodore Chase Jr <chase_c AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:30:19 -0400
To those who bird these locations in winter,
 The township Open Space Committee recommended, and the Council passed (mea 
culpa, I didnt look at it, I thought it was what had been discussed earlier, 
see below) a hunting schedule for Negri-Nepote and the Griggstown Grasslands 
which would close them entirely to non-hunters for most days between Nov. 21 
and Feb. 11 (exceptions: all Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, 
a couple of other days in late November - early December). This replaces a 
schedule in previous years, which opened these open spaces to non-hunters until 
1:30 PM, closed them to non-hunters after that. At an earlier meeting I had 
suggested opening them, to hunters dawn - 9:30 AM and 1:30 - dusk, with the 
period between for non-hunters. The Trails Committee wanted to go back to 
hunting only after 1:30, the Open Space Committee at a later meeting (at which 
I was not present) decided that both these were too complicated and recommended 
closing these open spaces entirely (all day) during this shotgun/bow season. 
The point of hunting is to reduce the deer population which is eating up the 
understory of the woods and preventing regeneration. Deer are most active 
around dawn and dusk. 

 I have asked the the Open Space Committee reconsider its recommendation. The 
Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 PM in the Large Conference Room 
of the Franklin Township Municipal Building. If you bird these areas and are 
concerned about this restriction, you can attend and speak during the public 
session. I apologize to the great majority of JerseyBirds readers who are not 
concerned about this, but there have been many conversations about specific 
birding sites over the years on JerseyBirds. 

	Ted Chase
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Subject: Migration tonight - not much
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:01:15 -0400
Which is good! We want the Lark Bunting to stick! But I must say, this has been
a strange fall migration wise so far. Stuff has been moving, we just haven't 
been 

getting our normal flights and put downs. There were a couple nights that 
looked 

good! But not much on the ground. Very strange. But one should always get out
if you can! One never knows......

Good birding and chasing all.

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Subject: Raccoon Ridge (15 Sep 2016) 356 Raptors
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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:17:39 -0800
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1             23             33
Bald Eagle                   4             61            107
Northern Harrier             1              4              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7             68             77
Cooper's Hawk                0              8             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              6
Broad-winged Hawk          341            681            721
Red-tailed Hawk              0             17             17
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             19             29
Merlin                       0             16             18
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             12             12

Total:                     356            915           1039
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 18:15:00 
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Hardiman

Observers:        Patrick Keelen, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Wood

Visitors:
Keith, Andrew. 
Hikers - 15. 


Weather:
clear skies early with some late morning clouds then mostly clear skies
rest of day, wind NE 2-7, temp 53-74 deg.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 10:25(2I), 3:30I, 4:50A.
CH - immature moving up ridge, not counted.

Slow most of day, but SW and PR stayed late and was rewarded with a late
push of 300+ BWs in the last hour of the count--well done!

Bird of the Day was the high Northern Harrier, an immature, that passed
overhead and gave us something to look at during a midday lull. 









Non-raptor Observations:
Ruffed Grouse - at least 3 flushed by PR on hike to lookout in morning. 
Hummingbird - 1.
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3. 
Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos.
Ravens - acrobatic and entertaining flock of 6.
TVs & BVs.
Indigo Bunting - beautiful molting male, considered for Bird of the Day.
Monarchs - 3.

Bear - small individual seen by SW on hike out at end of day. 

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Subject: Lark Bunting
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:06:36 +0000
Thank you, thank you, thank you Susan for the spot on directions to the Lark 
Bunting at the Hook and to the handful of birders at the spot that pointed the 
Bunting out. 

What a thrill and a great bird to watch. We were the last 2 to leave the site 
after the bird went into deeper wooded area at 5:20. 

Love the way the Bunting hops up to reach seed on higher grasses.
Definitely a female and a great catch, by whomever!
Thanks again to everyone on Jersey Birders....

Karen
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Subject: Slow birding, with two precious moments
From: "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496 AT ATT.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:22:00 +0000
Jerseybirders:

I had to meet colleagues in Bordentown mid-morning, so I started my day 
scanning the Reed's Sod Farm fields (Gordon Road, Route 526, across from White 
Birch Farm): not one bird of ANY kind was on any of the open fields during my 
visit. So I headed for a new spot for me: John Roebling Park (Hamilton Marsh) 
which Bill Boyle's book mentioned often hosts some attractive fall migrants. 
Not today. I saw one Palm Warbler, one Black-and-white Warbler, and heard one 
Red-breasted Nuthatch, and that was about it. I did have a chance to observe a 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird close-up, as it gobbled up nectar from an Indian 
Paintbrush plant no more than five feet away. Hummingbirds' pugnaciousness are 
well-known at feeders, but it was remarkable to watch one behave equally 
fearlessly in the wild. 


I had a parallel birding experience a couple of days ago. A friend and I walked 
the trails at Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden. My birding antennae must be 
completely off because, again, the birdlife, even at 9 AM on a nice day, was 
nil. In nearly two hours, I did not see or hear even one sparrow of any kind, 
nor a Goldfinch (wha???) and the Parulidae family was represented by exactly 
one Parula, one Pine, and one (!) Yellowthroat. The whole walk was made worth 
it, however, by a long observation of a fairly brownish large falcon, which I 
would love to have made into a Prairie except that I stayed so glued to the 
bird that I didn't look at a Field Guide to remind me of the field marks to 
look for. That's OK, because the show it gave was spectacular: it encountered 
another falcon in the air, that one clearly a Peregrine, and the two of them 
wheeled and dove, flying at impossible speed and agility over the treetops, 
until one of them flew directly, and I mean right at me, over the marsh. I 
lifted my binoculars to see this fierce creature howling close by--no more than 
ten feet away! At the last moment, it suddenly veered and rolled (and I did not 
look at the axillars...dumb dumb dumb), and flew off to harass the gulls and 
cormorants. I know hawkwatchers at Raccoon Ridge get to see closeup stoops by 
raptors on their "owl pole," but this chest-level approach was really 
something. 


It's those moments-a hummingbird close up in the wild, a big falcon making a 
razor-close fly-by--that make even a low-species count, no-migrant day a 
thrill. 


Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
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Subject: Lord Stirling Park 9/15
From: Benjamin Barkley <bejoba AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:01:42 -0400
Hi all,

This morning was the best so far this fall at Lord Stirling Park. It 
started with a surprise flyover Dickcissel, which would be, per eBird, 
the 200th species ever recorded in the park.  Warbler flocks were spread 
throughout the park and 16 species were tallied including, Tennessee, 
Nashville, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, and Cape May.  Everywhere you go 
in the park there seem to be Red-breasted Nuthatches, I had 5 this 
morning, along with 3 Purple Finches.  Later in the morning 2 Greater 
Yellowlegs and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers made their rounds on Branta 
Pond behind the building.  Raptor-wise some early small kettles of 
Broad-winged Hawks did not materialize into anything bigger, but lots of 
Harriers, a few Bald Eagles, and a Kestrel.

We are offering free bird walks this Saturday and the first three 
Saturdays in October from 7-8:30 am if anyone is interested in exploring 
the park!

Good birding,
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Subject: We
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:03:29 +0000
Are parked at chapel at the Hook and there is no Bunting, no birders, no 
action, extremely quiet at moment. 


Karen
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Subject: Lark Bunting
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:58:03 +0000
Anyone have anymore info on Lark Bunting at the Hook today?

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Subject: gloucester county rb nuthatches
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:18:38 -0400
Well, I stopped at Tall Pines on my drive home. Birded the parking lot for 15
minutes. Nothing! The one that was here moved on. The downside of 
migration.......

Good luck with the Lark Bunting for those who chase! I am not being
realistic...... I can't chase til Sat.

Good birding all.

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Subject: Lark Bunting location details, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:26:31 -0400
Scott Barnes:

Lark Bunting was at old wood dump behind the jail and south of firehouse and 
north of sergeants row. Nearest parking is by ferry terminal/chapel. 


Lat/Long: 40.463746, -74.003439

Good birding,

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Subject: Cumberland - migration
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:31:29 -0400
Yes! Slow, but stuff coming in off the bay and/ or the beach area. I can never
figure that out. The birds are reorienting themselves. I presume they were 
perched 

somewhere?? Or were they flying all night?? And found themselves over water at
dawn?? 

Anyway, 9 species of warbler, plus 18 individuals in flight that I couldn't id. 
Its difficult 

at times! The Gnatcatchers and Bobolinks are easy! My highlights were a Prairie 
and 

a Wislon's. Plus a Yellow-rumped. I had a Veery also. Palm Warblers - western - 
were 

all over Moore's Beach Rd.

ebird notes - it's a good idea to use the specific subspecies of a bird if on 
the list 

and you are SURE! Also, some birds come up rare even though they might be 
locally common in a county. As in you will probably see in a few spots. But 
nowhere 

else in the county. Reviewers use that for id duos many times.

Lark Bunting notes - I think I will head home shortly. That's a state bird! 
Good luck 

refinding! And please post!  

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Lark Bunting, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:45:38 -0400
Scott Barnes sends along the following message from Tom Boyle:

From Tom Boyle: Lark Bunting in put by police station at Sandy Hook.

More details as it comes in.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Raccoon Ridge (13 Sep 2016) 233 Raptors
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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:35:21 -0800
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       7             22             32
Bald Eagle                   6             57            103
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             54             63
Cooper's Hawk                2              8             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              6
Broad-winged Hawk          205            292            332
Red-tailed Hawk              0             15             15
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4             13             23
Merlin                       3             15             17
Peregrine Falcon             2              4              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             11             11

Total:                     233            496            620
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Hardiman

Observers:        Phil Rodriguez

Weather:
mostly sunny skies, wind SE light, temp 60s-80 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
Thank you to Phil Rodriguez for his coverage and partial count today.

Non-raptor Observations:

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Subject: Raccoon Ridge (12 Sep 2016) 21 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:18:09 -0800
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0             15             25
Bald Eagle                   0             51             97
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             50             59
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              8
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              6
Broad-winged Hawk           19             87            127
Red-tailed Hawk              0             15             15
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              9             19
Merlin                       0             12             14
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              3
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             11             11

Total:                      21            263            387
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Hardiman

Observers:        

Visitors:
Hikers - 6.

A.T. SOBO - Lost Rhino.
A.T. section hiker - Captain Kirk.


Weather:
clear blue skies (ah, nice), wind 1-5 NNE, 60-76 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
A real snoozer after yesterday's flight. Had some eagles drifting around
that were not counted, plus a Merlin sneaking in from behind me that buzzed
the owl but continued up ridge and was not counted. An immature
Red-shoulder joined some circling Broad-wings but also drifted up ridge and
was not counted (are you sensing a pattern here?).

Bird of the Day was the immature Red-tail that spent a good part of the day
with me, diving on and chasing just about everything in the sky--vultures,
ravens, owl decoys...you name it.  P.G.A. at its best. 
 

Non-raptor Observations:
Black-throated Green W. - 2.
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3.
Hummingbird - 1.
Palm Warbler - 1 (first of season).
TVs & BVs.
Scarlet Tanager.
Ravens.
Monarch - 1.
Cedar Waxwings - flock of 14.
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Subject: Raccoon Ridge (11 Sep 2016) 127 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:55:24 -0800
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       8             15             25
Bald Eagle                  29             51             97
Northern Harrier             1              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk          27             49             58
Cooper's Hawk                3              6              8
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              6
Broad-winged Hawk           26             68            108
Red-tailed Hawk             14             15             15
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5              8             18
Merlin                      11             12             14
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              3
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             11             11

Total:                     127            242            366
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 18:15:00 
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Hardiman

Observers:        Brian Butler, Denise Thomson, Jim Thomson, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Additional observers: Phil Rodriquez, Stephen Bagen, Maura Griffin, Scott
Wood.

Dave Cory, Ed Sullivan (a hello to Larry Bailey), Frank Merentino &
Stephanie w/ Mr. T and Pressleigh, Jonathan the Ridge Runner, Nikki
Thomson, Bobo, Jimmy Moneymaker, Squatchy. 

Hikers - 22.


Weather:
partly to mostly sunny skies, wind NW 5-16 w/ stronger gusts, temp 67-74
deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 9:04(2I), 9:04A, 9:08I, 9:45I, 10:40(2I), 11:02I, 11:30(2A), 11:41I,
12:10I, 12:15I, 12:56I, 1:08I, 1:24I, 1:30I, 1:52I, 1:56I, 5:01I, 5:01A,
5:08I, 5:12I, 5:19A, 5:20I, 5:21I, 5:30A, 5:31I, 5:50I.

Very nice eagle flight and an overall solid day.  Many of the Merlins were
contenders for Bird of the Day as they blasted by the owl decoy, but the
winner was the adult Bald Eagle that cruised by at eye level on the river
side, rock-steady and holding tight to the ridge as it passed--a classic
'coon look (looks like that never get old).

Thank you to everyone for their spotting--birds were often scattered. 
Outstanding job!

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbirds - 2.
Ravens.
TVs & BVs.
Monarchs - 1.
Black Swallowtails.
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Subject: Rescheduled Cape May Pelagic Is a "Go" For This Weekend!
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:26:30 -0400
Pelagic Birders-

We're still a few people short as of now but conditions are looking so good
that we've decided to call this one a "go" and hope we'll get a couple more
signups.  A birder recently went out on an overnight tuna fishing trip with
a friend and found Black-capped Petrel, South Polar Skua, Long-tailed
Jaeger, Band-rumped and Leach's, the regular shearwaters, and other stuff
you can expect out there at this time of year.  She also had a Whale Shark
which would be a lifer for me!

Here's the current state of the state ... well, ocean.  The marine forecast
is spectacular.  Now I'm going to caveat the hell out of this since we're
still 4 days out, but as of now the "game day" forecast is for southerly
winds at 5-15 knots or less and seas at 2'-4' out to 100 miles offshore.
Leading up to that we have the passage of the front tonight but winds then
shift to easterly by Thursday night through all day Saturday and finally
shifting to southerly.  For us, easterly components to the winds leading up
to the trip are a good thing.

The satellite charts are showing pretty blue water sitting right on the
edge of the Continental Shelf between 500-1,000 fathoms from roughly the
Baltimore Canyon to north of the Spencer Canyon, exactly where we want it
to be.  This is the kind of water we found 16 Black-capped Petrels in off
NY a few weeks ago and the change to greener water on the way back is where
we found 3 White-faced Storm-Petrels as well.

Here are details about the trip:

Leaves:  10:30 PM on Sat, 9/17
Returns:  About 4:30 PM on Sun, 9/18
Cost:  $215
Boat:  Atlantic Star, 6200 Park Boulevard, Wildwood Crest, NJ


As I said, I hope a few more can join us.  I'm getting psyched!


-PAG

-- 







*Paul A. GurisSee Life PaulagicsPO Box 161Green Lane, PA
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Subject: migration tonight
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:21:45 -0400
Is on behind the frontal boundary. But I am not sure what we will see 
tomorrow morning! I don't think this storm was predicted to track
this way. Again, check the weather channel current surface map.
I had wanted to hit Cumberland anyway for shorebirds Thursday.
Keeping my fingers crossed for migrants! They might not cross the
frontal boundary......

Good birding all.

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Subject: Re: Question on how others find Connecticut Warbler
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:55:44 -0400
 Yong,
Lucky as Heck is how I usually find them!
CONW will normally flush from the edge of a field or path to a mid-level
perch to check you out and then disappear for the rest of the morning.
The joke is the first to see them will also be the last...sneaky little
buggers.
Another point is I usually find them on a day nothing else is moving.
 Like the entire Fall so far.
Anyone remember the last cold front?
August?
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
"If you're not living on the edge,
your taking up to much space"
unknown

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 11:19 AM, Yong Kong  wrote:

> Thank to Alyssa Della Fave for her special reporting to JBirds ! I will
> share my birding morning around the yard in case those who may be
> interested, and want to give it try in creating wildlife habitat with
> special emphasis on birds.
>
> I know the winds are wrong and the cold front is yet to arrive, I went in
> search of new arrivals (especially Connecticut warbler) around the yard and
> the homewoods beyond to take an advantage of vacation day. About 3 years
> ago, I created a tiny patch of grassland at the along the edge of backyard
> woods with the hope one day I would “trap” a Connecticut within the
> vicinity, and to see if my experiment worked.
>
> This morning there was “chimp” call in the dense brush area there, low to
> the ground, but could not get a visual. It can not be a cardinal !!! The
> interval of the chimp notes were relatively fast for my liking. I am not
> saying it was a Connecticut. Like most of the birders I rarely get to see
> this warbler.
>
> My question is how others find this bird ? Visual, flush, only call notes
> heard to confirm ID, playback after hearing a call note that may resemble
> Connecticut, etc. I did not do the playback and just covered the brush area
> w/ my spit tying to get the visual.
>
> Some photos I took this morning on my Flickr.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564 AT N04/
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
>
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Subject: How to find Connecticut Warbler
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:54:32 -0400
Yong,

Read these blog posts on this very topic from September 2014 & 2015:


https://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/hudson-county-big-year-update-91215/ 



https://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/connecticut-warbler-for-36th-birthday/ 


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Subject: Question on how others find Connecticut Warbler
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:19:14 -0400
Thank to Alyssa Della Fave for her special reporting to JBirds ! I will share 
my birding morning around the yard in case those who may be interested, and 
want to give it try in creating wildlife habitat with special emphasis on 
birds. 


I know the winds are wrong and the cold front is yet to arrive, I went in 
search of new arrivals (especially Connecticut warbler) around the yard and the 
homewoods beyond to take an advantage of vacation day. About 3 years ago, I 
created a tiny patch of grassland at the along the edge of backyard woods with 
the hope one day I would “trap” a Connecticut within the vicinity, and to 
see if my experiment worked. 


This morning there was “chimp” call in the dense brush area there, low to 
the ground, but could not get a visual. It can not be a cardinal !!! The 
interval of the chimp notes were relatively fast for my liking. I am not saying 
it was a Connecticut. Like most of the birders I rarely get to see this 
warbler. 


My question is how others find this bird ? Visual, flush, only call notes heard 
to confirm ID, playback after hearing a call note that may resemble 
Connecticut, etc. I did not do the playback and just covered the brush area w/ 
my spit tying to get the visual. 


Some photos I took this morning on my Flickr.

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

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Subject: Black tern - Cape May
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:58:21 -0400
Hello,
 I hit the point late morning - early afternoon on Tues. I managed one flyby 
Black Tern at Coral Ave. 

Not quite the feeding frenzy look I had wanted to enjoy! It was heading south - 
SW - whatever that 

direction is out of the bay. Shoot. I got to thinking as I drove home that 
maybe the southerly winds 

had birds dispersing out of Cape May county. That does happen. Maybe the 
northerly winds tonight 

and Thursday morning will have more Black Tern back in Cape May. Or not! I will 
be perusing ebird 

to see reports! 
 I was searching for Wilson’s Storm Petrel also. I have no Sept. sightings, 
but one never knows…. 

No. No success! No Godwits either as I drove home. At least I got the Black 
Tern! The Bunker Pond 

is really low. Good for shorebirds!

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
Barrington, NJ
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Subject: GHOs
From: "cwsg1 AT excite.com" <cwsg1@EXCITE.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:30:31 -0400
calling last night
 
C. Wyluda
Pennington


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Subject: 30 Hr Pelagic out of Pt. Pleasant, NJ 9/10-9/11/16
From: Alyssa <alyssam1978 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:06:45 +0000
Jersey Birders,
I dont really post any personal birding stories here but I felt the need to 
share my pelagic experience from this past weekend. Over the years, Ive made 
quite a few friends in the local fishing community and one such friend happens 
to be a captain of a large 125 foot fishing boat only 20 minutes from my home. 
He has been so kind to allow me onboard for his longer, over night trips 
whenever he can. This Saturday morning I arrived at the boat, picked out my bed 
and got settled in for our 30 hour trip. 

 The ride out wasnt the best, seas were 3-5 feet, winds at 15 knots, but 
things got worse the further we went out. We reached our spot by the Carteret 
Canyon about 90 miles offshore; when the waves kicked up to 5-7 feet and so did 
the winds. Photography wasnt working out and there were a few waves that left 
myself and the camera soaked, but there were birds, a lot of them. Many were in 
the distance or zooming by which made for horrible photos. There were a few 
lulls in between rollers were I was able to view shearwaters cruising close by. 
They seemed to be enjoying the conditions, while I hung on the boat rails. The 
guys began fishing and I went up to the top deck to my look out platform by the 
bridge. 

 The captain is a great look out and would yell out birds to me when hed see 
them. One bird he yelled out was Dark fat gull off the bow! I turned to look 
and saw the dark fat bird he was talking about harassing the only gull I saw at 
the canyon the whole time we were out there. It was just a tad bit smaller than 
the Herring gull. The bird had a big thick neck, big belly, and as I was 
processing all this, my brain went right to South Polar Skua. It immediately 
took off and I managed one crummy shot of the bird where you can see the 
predominant white markings on the upper side of the wing. Ive heard that 
juvenile Parasitics have this same feature, but this bird didnt have the 
sleeker characteristics of a jaeger. I was getting pumped now. I forgot all 
about the soaking spray and the waves. I was in bird mode! I ended the day with 
Corys, Great and Audubons Shearwaters, red-necked Phalaropes, Wilsons and a 
Band-rumped Storm Petrel and about 200 unidentifiable distant fly bys. As night 
fell, we switched gears from Mahi fishing to tuna. I left my post at 11 am, 
just to turn around and see a few goldfinches sitting on the bridge rails, poor 
things looked like theyd seen some sh*t, so I let them be. I tried to sleep a 
bit but the tuna chaos began early at 1 am. They not only caught tuna but a 280 
lb Swordfish at around 3 am. Just as they finished their hour-long battle with 
the swordfish, one of the mates grabbed me and ran me down the other side of 
the boat. A 15 foot freaking WHALE SHARK was drifting by and we both just 
stopped and stared. I never even knew they came up into NJ waters. I ran back 
to my bunk and grabbed my iphone. Since it was 4 am, the lighting wasnt the 
best, but I got a doc shot to say the least. The crew told me it was the 4th 
one they had this summer! Crazy, but I did make note of the water temp out 
there. It ranged from 72-75 degrees out on the shelf! 

 Finally, its Sunday around 7am and the deck is just running red. I didnt 
think the wind could be worse, but I was wrong. Now it was blowing up to 25 
knots. Perfect, let me just sit on top deck and try to aim a camera/binoculars. 
I started scanning hoping for one last hurrah and I got it. A Black-capped 
Petrel comes bombing through. I dropped the bins and pointed the camera praying 
to whoever will listen that I get at least a doc shot of this thing. I got it, 
a series of shaky shots, but I got it. A new life bird for me and a new found 
faith in my sea legs. 

This has been a great year for pelagic birding and hopefully the weather will 
be a little better coming up. I know Paul is trying to sail this coming weekend 
so I encourage you all to get on that boat and get offshore as soon as 
possible! 


First trip where I only had about 15 photos I could salvage, check them out 
here: 

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


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Happy Birding,
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Subject: Re: rb nuthatches extralimital
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:16:14 -0400
Had one a few days ago at my feeders in the Sourland Mountain region.  Have
visited Ontario a few times this season (we have a place there) and much of
Eastern Canada has been dry (and hot) all season.  Looks like it might be a
good irruption year here in NJ.

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 12:51 PM, mark.kantrowitz <
mark.kantrowitz AT verizon.net> wrote:

> RBNH have been steadily in my neighborhood in NE NJ since September 1st.
> Mark Kantrowitz HILLSDALE
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 6, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Michael Perlin 
> Date: 9/13/16  11:14 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital
> We were just at the Audubon Nature Camp on Hog Island, Maine (near Bremen,
> just north of Damariscotta), and were treated to many RBNHs, scarfing down
> seeds from the trillions of coniferous cones on branches of spruces and
> firs. More this week for me than cumulatively in my life. So there are
> cones available north of us, tho south of Canada.
>
>
> Best, Michael
>
> On Sep 12, 2016 8:29 PM, "Glen A Davis"  wrote:
>
> > It's a very good fall for them already.  The CMBO Morning Flight Project
> > at Higbee Beach WMA has counted 278 since 16 Aug, two days with counts
> over
> > 70, including today.
> >
> > Glen Davis
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Sep 12, 2016, at 7:51 PM, Marty DeAngelo 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > I had one near Jersey Shore PA (between Williamsport and Bellefonte) on
> > > Friday. Not NJ but they seem to be about. And I was told someone saw
> one
> > > yesterday at Palmyra Cove, NJ.
> > >
> > > Marty DeAngelo
> > >
> > >
> > >> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Jim Hayes 
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> I was in Delaware this morning and had a few at Cape Henelopen.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> ________________________________
> > >> From: JerseyBirds  on behalf of
> > >> cwsg1 AT excite.com 
> > >> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 10:30 PM
> > >> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> > >> Subject: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital
> > >>
> > >> a lot of these in PA just across the Delaware R. for several weeks now
> > >> (possibly the cone crop in Canada is not good?)
> > >>
> > >> C. Wyluda
> > >> Pennington
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see  > >> reporting-rare-birds/ > ng-rare-birds/
> > >> or e-mail to njbrcreport AT gmail.com
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> > >>
> > >>
> > >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see  > >> reporting-rare-birds/>
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> > >
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Subject: Re: rb nuthatches extralimital
From: "mark.kantrowitz" <mark.kantrowitz AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:51:23 -0400
RBNH have been steadily in my neighborhood in NE NJ since September 1st.
Mark Kantrowitz HILLSDALE


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-------- Original message --------From: Michael Perlin  
Date: 9/13/16 11:14 AM (GMT-05:00) To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU Subject: 
Re: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital 

We were just at the Audubon Nature Camp on Hog Island, Maine (near Bremen,
just north of Damariscotta), and were treated to many RBNHs, scarfing down
seeds from the trillions of coniferous cones on branches of spruces and
firs. More this week for me than cumulatively in my life. So there are
cones available north of us, tho south of Canada.


Best, Michael

On Sep 12, 2016 8:29 PM, "Glen A Davis"  wrote:

> It's a very good fall for them already.  The CMBO Morning Flight Project
> at Higbee Beach WMA has counted 278 since 16 Aug, two days with counts over
> 70, including today.
>
> Glen Davis
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 12, 2016, at 7:51 PM, Marty DeAngelo  wrote:
> >
> > I had one near Jersey Shore PA (between Williamsport and Bellefonte) on
> > Friday. Not NJ but they seem to be about. And I was told someone saw one
> > yesterday at Palmyra Cove, NJ.
> >
> > Marty DeAngelo
> >
> >
> >> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Jim Hayes 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I was in Delaware this morning and had a few at Cape Henelopen.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________
> >> From: JerseyBirds  on behalf of
> >> cwsg1 AT excite.com 
> >> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 10:30 PM
> >> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> >> Subject: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital
> >>
> >> a lot of these in PA just across the Delaware R. for several weeks now
> >> (possibly the cone crop in Canada is not good?)
> >>
> >> C. Wyluda
> >> Pennington
> >>
> >>
> >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see  >> reporting-rare-birds/ ng-rare-birds/
> >> or e-mail to njbrcreport AT gmail.com
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> >>
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Subject: Re: rb nuthatches extralimital
From: Michael Perlin <mlperlin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:14:56 -0400
We were just at the Audubon Nature Camp on Hog Island, Maine (near Bremen,
just north of Damariscotta), and were treated to many RBNHs, scarfing down
seeds from the trillions of coniferous cones on branches of spruces and
firs. More this week for me than cumulatively in my life. So there are
cones available north of us, tho south of Canada.


Best, Michael

On Sep 12, 2016 8:29 PM, "Glen A Davis"  wrote:

> It's a very good fall for them already.  The CMBO Morning Flight Project
> at Higbee Beach WMA has counted 278 since 16 Aug, two days with counts over
> 70, including today.
>
> Glen Davis
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 12, 2016, at 7:51 PM, Marty DeAngelo  wrote:
> >
> > I had one near Jersey Shore PA (between Williamsport and Bellefonte) on
> > Friday. Not NJ but they seem to be about. And I was told someone saw one
> > yesterday at Palmyra Cove, NJ.
> >
> > Marty DeAngelo
> >
> >
> >> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Jim Hayes 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I was in Delaware this morning and had a few at Cape Henelopen.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________
> >> From: JerseyBirds  on behalf of
> >> cwsg1 AT excite.com 
> >> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 10:30 PM
> >> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> >> Subject: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital
> >>
> >> a lot of these in PA just across the Delaware R. for several weeks now
> >> (possibly the cone crop in Canada is not good?)
> >>
> >> C. Wyluda
> >> Pennington
> >>
> >>
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Subject: Re: rb nuthatches extralimital
From: Glen A Davis <exulans AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:29:46 -0400
It's a very good fall for them already. The CMBO Morning Flight Project at 
Higbee Beach WMA has counted 278 since 16 Aug, two days with counts over 70, 
including today. 


Glen Davis

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 12, 2016, at 7:51 PM, Marty DeAngelo  wrote:
> 
> I had one near Jersey Shore PA (between Williamsport and Bellefonte) on
> Friday. Not NJ but they seem to be about. And I was told someone saw one
> yesterday at Palmyra Cove, NJ.
> 
> Marty DeAngelo
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Jim Hayes  wrote:
>> 
>> I was in Delaware this morning and had a few at Cape Henelopen.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ________________________________
>> From: JerseyBirds  on behalf of
>> cwsg1 AT excite.com 
>> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 10:30 PM
>> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>> Subject: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital
>> 
>> a lot of these in PA just across the Delaware R. for several weeks now
>> (possibly the cone crop in Canada is not good?)
>> 
>> C. Wyluda
>> Pennington
>> 
>> 
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Subject: Re: rb nuthatches extralimital
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:51:21 -0400
I had one near Jersey Shore PA (between Williamsport and Bellefonte) on
Friday. Not NJ but they seem to be about. And I was told someone saw one
yesterday at Palmyra Cove, NJ.

Marty DeAngelo


On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Jim Hayes  wrote:

> I was in Delaware this morning and had a few at Cape Henelopen.
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: JerseyBirds  on behalf of
> cwsg1 AT excite.com 
> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 10:30 PM
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital
>
> a lot of these in PA just across the Delaware R. for several weeks now
> (possibly the cone crop in Canada is not good?)
>
> C. Wyluda
> Pennington
>
>
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Subject: Re: rb nuthatches extralimital
From: Jim Hayes <gargle57 AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:48:16 +0000
I was in Delaware this morning and had a few at Cape Henelopen.



________________________________
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To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] rb nuthatches extralimital

a lot of these in PA just across the Delaware R. for several weeks now
(possibly the cone crop in Canada is not good?)

C. Wyluda
Pennington


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Subject: rb nuthatches extralimital
From: "cwsg1 AT excite.com" <cwsg1@EXCITE.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:30:37 -0400
a lot of these in PA just across the Delaware R. for several weeks now
(possibly the cone crop in Canada is not good?)
 
C. Wyluda
Pennington


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Subject: Cape May Overnight Pelagic Rescheduled to Sep 17-18 and Needs People
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:21:11 -0400
Our overnight pelagic out of Cape May this past weekend was cancelled due
to a very poor weather forecast that would have made sleeping on the upper
deck difficult at best.  Not wanting to risk the safety of our people, we
cancelled but decided to attempt to reschedule for this upcoming weekend.
We need to make a call by Wednesday so if any of you want to go, please let
us know ASAP.  The new dates are leaving Saturday night, 9/17 and returning
Sunday afternoon, 9/18.

Our recent trip out of Brooklyn found 3 WHITE-FACED STORM-PETRELS, 16
BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS, 25 BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS, LEACH'S STORM-PETREL,
LONG-TAILED JAEGER, only my second look at STRIPED DOLPHINS, and a number
of more common species.  The week before that our trip out of Lewes found a
Maryland state record MASKED BOOBY, 81 BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS, LEACH'S
STORM-PETREL, POMARINE JAEGER, BRIDLED TERN, and both BLAINVILLE'S and
CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALES.  Here's a bit of White-faced Storm-Petrel video
that Doug Gochfeld took on the Brooklyn trip.

https://vimeo.com/180987745



Here is the announcement for our rescheduled trip.

We are running a trip out of Cape May to the deep (over 6,000') waters
beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf.  The trip will leave at 10:30 PM and
return at approximately 4:30 PM the next day.  The cost is $215 per
person.  We still have a lot of spaces to fill on this one!

Past trips of ours in the Mid-Atlantic region at this time of year have
found great birds like FEA'S PETREL (once), HERALD/TRINDADE PETREL (once),
BLACK-CAPPEP PETREL (several times), BAND-RUMPED and LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS
(most trips, usually in small numbers), WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL (multiple
trips), SOUTH POLAR SKUA (multiple trips), LONG-TAILED JAEGER (multiple
trips), SABINE'S GULL (once), BRIDLED TERM (multiple trips), and more
regular species like CORY'S, GREAT, and AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS, WILSON'S
STORM-PETREL, and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.  We've also found good cetaceans in
these deep waters such as CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALE, PILOT WHALE, RISSO'S
DOLPHIN, and even STRIPED DOLPHIN.

We will be aboard the approximately 100' long ATLANTIC STAR.  Our plan is
to head out to the deep waters beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf in
the dark and set out a chum slick.  We will spend some time at first light
scanning the storm-petrel flock since this has been our best method for
finding Band-rumped and Leach's Storm-Petrels. When we feel we've covered
the slick well, we'll work other areas until we head for home.  We expect
to spend most of our time in New Jersey waters though, depending upon the
water conditions, we may spend much of our offshore time in waters also
counted for Delaware.

Sleeping conditions are roughly camping style, and the choice of sleeping
space will be determined by the order people signed up.  People who sign up
early get first pick of where they wish to sleep.  Sleeping bags and ground
pads are the way to go, and people will be sleeping on benches, the cabin
floor, and on the upper deck.  We will limit the number of participants so
as not to overcrowd the boat.

See Life Paulagics always provides friendly, helpful, and approachable
leaders for all of our trips. We use radios to get the word of any
sightings around the boat quickly. It is important to us to get the
participants on the birds and make sure they are comfortable with the IDs,
not just create a good trip list.

Be sure to check out our web site for information on how to sign up, and to
review our policies. If you have any questions or need more information,
please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.

Hope to see you aboard!





-PAG

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*Paul A. GurisSee Life PaulagicsPO Box 161Green Lane, PA
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Subject: Nuthatch....
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:25:11 +0000
Had a Red -Breasted Nuthatch in yard today. Was amazed with difference in size 
between the White-Breasted Nuthatches (which we have everyday of the year) and 

The Red-Breasted. It sat on a pole 3 feet from me while I was having coffee on 
the patio. It did its little "bark" for a little bit, flew off and I couldn't 
find it again. 


Karen
Ocean Twp.

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Subject: Updated Birds of Prey Webpage
From: "Howard B. Eskin" <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:31:54 -0500
Not being able to get out birding quite as often as I would like, I
started looking at some of my earlier webpages. One in particular, “Birds
of Prey”, needed updating. So I went through my database and added a few
photos of each of the species taken during the past couple of years. I
thought that some of you might find it interesting, so here is the link:

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

In any event, please stay young and healthy and enjoy your birding!
Best,
Howard

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


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