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White Pelicans,©Jan Wilczur

23 Jul Ruff, Bergen County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Jul White Ibis, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Jul (2) Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Salem County [Samuel Galick ]
14 Jul Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks [Bill Boyle ]
14 Jul (12) Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
14 Jul Brown Booby continues, Warren County [Samuel Galick ]
14 Jul White Ibis, Ocean County [Samuel Galick ]
12 Jul Brown Booby, Warren County [Samuel Galick ]
12 Jul Mississippi Kites Nesting in New Jersey [Bill Boyle ]
9 Jul Ad. Franklins gull @ Port Liberte / LSP - Hudson Cty [L Larson ]
8 Jul Ruff, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
6 Jul Godwit at Forsythe [Bill Boyle ]
6 Jul Bar-tailed Godwit at Forsythe [Bill Boyle ]
6 Jul Franklin's Gull, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Jun Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
29 Jun (12) Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Jun Lark Bunting, Hudson County [Samuel Galick ]
2 Jun Franklin's Gull, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
16 May Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Salem County [Samuel Galick ]
9 May Fork-tailed Flycatcher [Bill Boyle ]
5 May Swainson's Warbler continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
4 May Swainson's Warbler, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
1 May Fork-tailed Flycatcher location [Samuel Galick ]
30 Apr Fork-tailed Flycatcher details, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Apr Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Apr Curlew Sandpiper, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
27 Apr Ruff, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Apr White Ibis, Ocean County [Samuel Galick ]
9 Apr Franklin's Gull, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
7 Apr Brown Booby, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
6 Mar Gyrfalcon report, Cox Hall, Cape May Co. [L Larson ]
18 Feb Redaction (for now) Smew, Warren County [Samuel Galick ]
18 Feb Fwd: Harris's Sparrow Old Washington Crossing Rd [Laurie Larson ]
17 Feb Smew, Warren County [Sam Galick ]
31 Dec Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
31 Dec White-winged Dove, Middlesex County [Sam Galick ]
28 Dec Caracara, Hunterdon Co., NJ [L Larson ]
24 Dec Varied Thrush update – Villas, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
21 Dec Varied Thrush contiues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
18 Dec Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015 [L Larson ]
18 Dec Painted Bunting, Essex County [Samuel Galick ]
24 Nov Scissor-tailed Flycatcher continuing at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR, Atlantic Co. NJ [L Larson ]
24 Nov New Jersey Bird Records Committee Update [Bill Boyle ]
24 Nov Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
23 Nov Brown Booby, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Nov Barnacle Goose, Mercer County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Nov Henslow's Sparrow, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Nov LeConte's Sparrow, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Middlesex County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Ocean County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull event continues [Tom Reed ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gulls, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
12 Nov Mountain Bluebird, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
7 Nov Varied Thrush, Cape May Co [L Larson ]
31 Oct Townsend's Solitaire (Cape May); Crested Caracara (Somerset Co) [L Larson ]
22 Oct Ash-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
20 Oct Northern Wheatear, Hudson County [Samuel Galick ]
19 Oct Pacific Loon, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
18 Oct Say's Phoebe, Somerset County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Oct Masked Booby, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Oct Swainson's Hawk continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
14 Oct Brown Booby, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
12 Oct Bell's Vireo continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
11 Oct Bell's Vireo, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
2 Oct Sooty Terns, Avalon [L Larson ]
23 Sep Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
22 Sep Curlew Sandpiper continues, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
21 Sep Curlew Sandpiper, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Sep Tropical/Couch's Kingbird, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Sep Cape May: Painted Bunting, WW Dove [L Larson ]
4 Sep Admin message -- mail block explanation [L Larson ]
6 Aug White Ibis (3), Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]

Subject: Ruff, Bergen County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:33:31 -0400
David Bernstein reports:

Ruff in partial breeding plumage at DeKorte. Marsh Discovery Trail looking back 
towards parking area. 


https://goo.gl/maps/GQc6cSgXLKE2

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: White Ibis, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:10:53 -0400
On my lunch break I found a sub-adult White Ibis preening with a flock of 
Glossy Ibis in the first quarter mile of Wildlife Drive next to goose marker 4. 
About a 100 yards east of the Ibis were three American Avocets sleeping and 
preening. I left and Jesse Amesbury watched the White Ibis leave with two 
Glossy Ibis heading south and out of sight. Later on along the dogleg I came 
upon three American Avocets sleeping and preening once again. Both groups were 
brightly colored males, but I'm unsure if they are the same birds due to their 
sedentary behavior during both observations. 


Tom Johnson had four American Avocets fly by the TNC Meadows on Cape Island 
early this morning. Lastly, as I was leaving Forsythe NWR there was an adult 
Pied-billed Grebe floating next to the bridge as you exit. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: (2) Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Salem County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:01:30 -0400
Sandra Keller reports:

Two Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at Memorial Lake, Woodstown, Salem County. 
The dam end along Mill St. They are down in the dam area. 


Location: 39.643640, -75.330232

The group of 12 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks on Cape Island were last seen at 
the TNC Meadows yesterday evening. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:00:26 -0400
About an hour after my sighting of 12 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at
Shunpike Pond this morning, Bernie Master had a flock of 14 fly over the
South Cape May Meadows heading toward the State Park.

 

Bill Boyle

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Subject: (12) Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:04:26 -0400
The original Whistling-Duck was seen once again on Shunpike Pond at 8 AM
yesterday

The flock of 11 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks landed in the Meadows along
the west path yesterday evening at 5 PM.

This morning, they all joined forces and were seen together on Shunpike
Pond at 8 AM

Location: 40.741319, -75.108284

Thanks for Dustin Welch & Bill Boyle for their reports.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Brown Booby continues, Warren County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:57:42 -0400
For the fifth day now, the Brown Booby at Merrill Creek Reservoir
continues. Several observers connected with the bird despite the fog and
traffic jams this morning. The parking lot that hosts the hawkwatch in the
fall is the best place to look. Often it perches on the I/O tower out in
the lake.

Location: 40.741319, -75.108284

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: White Ibis, Ocean County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:27:08 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ryan Risher 
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 11:14 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White Ibis - Great Bay Blvd
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Juvenile was soaring with GLIBs just before second light if you're headed
east towards Rutgers Field Station.

Ryan

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Subject: Brown Booby, Warren County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:32:32 -0400
Frank Sencher reports:

I was just sent photographs of a Brown Booby at Merrill Creek. It has been seen 
the past two evenings around 630pm. The photographs were taken by Jill McManus. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Mississippi Kites Nesting in New Jersey
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:43:09 -0400
After many years of anticipation by the state's birders, Mississippi Kites
have finally been confirmed nesting in New Jersey.  More details can be
found at the New Jersey Bird Records Committee web site, www.njbrc.com.
Under "Recent Posts," click on "Mississippi Kites Nesting in New Jersey." 

 

Many birders have visited Waretown during the summers of 2015 and 2016
looking for these birds, which can often be seen flying around the wooded
area west of Elizabeth Avenue. The actual nest is on private property and
birders are discouraged from trying to locate the nest and/or intrude on the
privacy of the homeowners in the neighborhood. The last thing we want is for
the homeowner to get so upset as to harass the nesting birds or have the
nest removed.

 

Bill Boyle

Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Ad. Franklins gull @ Port Liberte / LSP - Hudson Cty
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 14:47:04 -0400
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Dom 
> Date: July 9, 2016 at 1:30:54 PM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ad. Franklins gull  AT  Port Liberte / LSP - Hudson Cty
> 
> I just found an adult Franklins Gull amid a flock of 30 or LAGUs - on the 
beach between Port Lib apartments and the Liberty State Park boat launch. Birds 
moving around as tide peaks. 

> 
> Good birding
> 

More reports on the Jerseybirds list. 

Laurie
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Subject: Ruff, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 14:11:35 -0400
At 12:50 PM I photographed a Ruff along the north dike just past the dogleg on 
Wildlife Drive, Forsythe NWR. The Ruff took a brief flight with a Lesser 
Yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers. There has also been a female Red-necked 
Phalarope a couple hundred yards beyond the Ruff location. 


Ruff location: 39.469206, -74.420958

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Godwit at Forsythe
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 14:48:57 -0400
Re: my recent post about a Bar-tailed Godwit. Jim actually said he "thought"
the bird is a Bar-tailed Godwit. In looking back at the photos now, I think
it is an Hudsonia Godwit.

 

Bill Boyle

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Subject: Bar-tailed Godwit at Forsythe
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 14:23:15 -0400
Jersey Birders,

 

Jim Danzenbaker has brought to our attention that the Long-billed Dowitcher
reported from Forsythe NWR yesterday, July 5, is actually a Bar-tailed
Godwit in breeding plumage. This might well be the bird that has been seen
there in spring during four of the past six years (but not this spring).
Photos are on eBird at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30565109

 

Bill Boyle

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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:19:48 -0400
Allison Anholt reports:

Immature Franklin's Gull, Nummy Island, north side of causeway between free 
bridge and dredge spoil. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:27:12 -0400
Don Frieday reported:

Brown-headed Nuthatch in pines east of Coral Ave dune crossover in Cape May 
Point. It's been calling every couple minutes. 


And just now Glen Davis reported:

Brown-headed Nuthatch bouncing around Lincoln and Whilden currently Cape May 
Point. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: (12) Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:32:38 -0400
An unprecedented amount of 12 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks were discovered at 
Shunpike Pond this evening by Brian Moscatello. Some observers witnessed 
compulation among the birds which at this point raises even more questions! As 
far as I know they remained around the pond for the rest of the evening. 


Shunpike Pond is in West Cape May on Cape Island. I'd gather that this would 
pique the minds of many, and parking is a bit troublesome when multiple 
vehicles are involved. Please use your best judgement and safety when it comes 
to parking on the side of the road there. Being courteous to property owners on 
and adjacent to the property should be heavily considered for continued 
enjoyment for all. 


38.949455,-74.935155


This doubles the previous high count in the state where previously six birds 
were recorded at Forsythe NWR in 2011 in late Jul/early August. 


Good bidding,

Sam


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Subject: Lark Bunting, Hudson County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:44:27 -0400
Simon Lane reports:

Male Lark Bunting - Liberty SP - very distinctive. Hanging around road edges 
just N of IC parking area. Seen several times. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 17:04:19 -0400
Vince Elia reports:

Franklin's Gull on Thourofare Island in Jarvis Sound.

Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Salem County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 14:26:24 -0400
Sandra Keller reports:

Three Black-bellied Whistling-ducks. Back at memorial lake - Woodstown, Salem 
County 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 13:56:31 -0400
The flycatcher continues in the overgrown field south of the parking area.

Bill Boyle
Cape May

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Subject: Swainson's Warbler continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 11:12:55 -0400
Mike Lanzone reports:

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

38.958855, -74.959687

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Swainson's Warbler, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 11:40:25 -0400
Don Freiday reports:

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

38.958827, -74.959711

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher location
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 10:58:57 -0400
Current location of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher:

 https://goo.gl/maps/g4rKF89Xn232

40.212691, -74.528160

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher details, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:59:34 -0400
From Scott Barnes:

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


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:30:00 -0400
Rob Fanning reports:

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

Good birding!

Sam


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Subject: Curlew Sandpiper, Cumberland County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:39:35 -0400
Multiple observers report a Curlew Sandpiper at Heislerville WMA along with the 
continuing Ruff. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Ruff, Cumberland County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:53:48 -0400
Cameron Cox reports:

Dull Ruff (Ruff) SW corner of main pool at Heislerville WMA. Alternate plumaged 
Western Sandpiper present along the north side. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: White Ibis, Ocean County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:30:36 -0400
Linda Gangi reports:

White Ibis great bay blvd on right first half mile by two bridge.

Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:05:26 -0400
Harvey Tomlinson reports:

Adult FRGU (Franklin's Gull) just left Miami spit due to tides headed south w 
lagu (Laughing Gull) 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Brown Booby, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:43:11 -0400
Tom Reed reports:

BRBO (Brown Booby) exiting bay from Coral Ave. dune crossing, Cape May Point.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Gyrfalcon report, Cox Hall, Cape May Co.
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:45:07 -0500
The Cape May text system Keekeekerr carried this report at 10:15 today, posted 
by David LaPuma: 


“Good description of a GYRFALCON from Leigh McBride: ‘We saw a Gyrfalcon at 
Cox Hall about 20 minutes ago, East side of big pond, flew to West side. Mack 
and I both got great looks at it perched in a tree. Sighting was at 9:15 AM’. 
" 


I don’t have further details at this time.

Laurie Larson, Princeton

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Subject: Redaction (for now) Smew, Warren County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:55:17 -0500
It has been brought to my attention through sources that this report has
considerable doubt from various factors. I think it's best to consider this
an unfortunate wild Smew chase. Thought provoking with the actual prospect,
I both appreciate and apologize any time spent looking for this bird.

In the unlikelihood that this bird will be actually found, I will post
information here again.

Good birding and keep dreaming,

Sam

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 11:34 PM, Sam Galick  wrote:

> Louis Balboa photographed a male Smew this afternoon at the Delaware Water
> Gap in Warren County. Right now I don't have much more information on the
> location other than the bird was hanging out with Wood Ducks and
> Mergansers. For those of you on Facebook, there are photos posted to New
> Jersey Birders group. I'll relay more information as it comes to light.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Sam
>
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Subject: Fwd: Harris's Sparrow Old Washington Crossing Rd
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 19:12:21 +0000
Harris's Sparrow is present today at 51 Old Washington Crossing Rd., east of 
Titusville, Mercer Co, NJ. 

This is a residential neighborhood; please be considerate of the people who 
live there when parking and observing. 



> Begin forwarded message:
>  
> Date: February 18, 2016 at 2:00:36 PM EST
> To: 
>  
> 
> I was standing across the street from #43 alternately checking out beneath 
the feeders and looking in the weedy patch across the street, for about a half 
hour before Ernie Hahn drove up and told me and another birder that our target 
was actually up the block at #51. After a few minutes of searching up there we 
saw the bird--it seemed skittish but did come out for good looks. After a while 
it flew across the street and walked along in front of the house there. There's 
always a conundrum, for me, as to whether you should "stake out" the bird or 
walk around looking for it. In this case, I guess the answer is walk around a 
little, the bird tends to travel. But be considerate of the neighbors. 

> 
> 
> Larry Zirlin 
> Whiting, NJ  

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Subject: Smew, Warren County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 23:34:48 -0500
Louis Balboa photographed a male Smew this afternoon at the Delaware Water Gap 
in Warren County. Right now I don't have much more information on the location 
other than the bird was hanging out with Wood Ducks and Mergansers. For those 
of you on Facebook, there are photos posted to New Jersey Birders group. I'll 
relay more information as it comes to light. 


Good birding!

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Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:22:06 -0500
Alan Crawford reported a Brown-headed Nuthatch yesterday at Triangle Park in 
Cape May Point. He wrote the following: 


"Small nuthatch. Poor looks but unmistakable 'squeaky-toy' calls. Left Triangle 
Park towards lighthouse; unable to relocate." 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: White-winged Dove, Middlesex County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:12:38 -0500
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> From: Patrick Belardo 
> Date: December 31, 2015 at 8:29:08 AM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-winged Dove - Piscataway
> Reply-To: Patrick Belardo 
> 
> It must be my lucky week. I woke up to a White-winged Dove perched on top
> of my bird feeder. It's currently feeding on the ground, but being harassed
> by squirrels. Photos to come soon. If you are interested in seeing it,
> please email me off-list and I will provide directions.
> 
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> 
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Subject: Caracara, Hunterdon Co., NJ
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:47:06 -0500
A Crested Caracara was found 12/26 by Dave Harrison, and continued 12/27-28 in 
Milford, Holland Township, Hunterdon Co. NJ. 


Take Interstate 78 to exit 11. Follow County Road 614 to the Holland Township 
Library. The bird was seen near the library and on Javes Road in surrounding 
farmland. 


Please post updates to Jerseybirds mailing list. 


Laurie Larson
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Subject: Varied Thrush update – Villas, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:37:13 -0500
All,

The Varied Thrush continues at Cox Hall Creek WMA, showing nicely this
afternoon from 12:45-12:55. CHCWMA is located at the end of Shawmont Ave
and is accessed from Bayshore Rd (Route 603), just south of the library and
municipal complex in Villas. Given the many trails at this site, providing
directions to specific birds is always a bit of a challenge. I created the
following map that plots reports from this week (as well as the November
sighting of presumably the same bird):

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zBuxofSUcvjY.kG_NfubVUvO4&usp=sharing

Today's sighting occurred at the same spot where the bird was first found
on Monday, along a small footpath in the center of the property. Accessed
from the central paved path, the footpath's north end is denoted with a
wooden post. The Varied Thrush was about 0.2 miles south from here. The
spot is also favored by a Red-headed Woodpecker. Coordinates are 39.00255,
-74.94355.

When I encountered the bird today, it was feeding on the ground near
White-throated Sparrows and Eastern Towhees. It eventually flew to the
treetops and kinda-sorta joined a small flock of Blue Jays. It followed
them toward the east, but didn't appear to go far. It's worth noting that
the Varied Thrush was also associating with Blue Jays on Monday.

More updates when available.


happy holidays
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Subject: Varied Thrush contiues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:24:42 -0500
Roger Horn posts:

Varied Thrush, Coxhall Creek WMA central wooded area. No photos. Come help me 
find again if able. Central wooded area. Where Red headed Woodpecker has been. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:08:39 -0500
NJBIRDS,

A dull-green plumaged Painted Bunting was photographed today at Hatfield Swamp, 
West Caldwell. The excellent photos show traces of his adult colors starting to 
peek through the green. 


Here's the report from Jerseybirds list:
 
> 
> From: Dave Blinder 
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015
> Date: December 18, 2015 at 4:54:29 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>  
> 
> I stumbled upon this beauty today. Mike Britt made the ace photo ID via text 
and Steve Byland 2nded the ID. 

> 
> Access Hatfield Swamp via Kirkpatrick Lane in West Caldwell. I am told you 
may get ticketed for parking directly in front of the PSEG powerline cut (where 
the bird is). Try a nearby parking lot instead maybe. 

> 
> Bird was not far from parking area. Navigate main dirt trail (powerline cut), 
cross one small wet covert and once you pass the tent/shelter in the woods off 
to the right begin looking for the bird. It was associating with sparrows 
(Song, White-throat, Fox) and actively feeding in and among the phrags lining 
both sides of the dirt trail. 


> Photos online here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidraymond/23466172009/
> or here -
> https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/posts/518276121678541
> 
> 
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Subject: Painted Bunting, Essex County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:06:57 -0500
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> From: Dave Blinder 
> Date: December 18, 2015 at 4:54:29 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015
> Reply-To: Dave Blinder 
> 
> I stumbled upon this beauty today.  Mike Britt made the ace photo ID via
> text and Steve Byland 2nded the ID.
> 
> Access Hatfield Swamp via Kirkpatrick Lane in West Caldwell. I am told you
> may get ticketed for parking directly in front of the PSEG powerline cut
> (where the bird is).  Try a nearby parking lot instead maybe.
> 
> Bird was not far from parking area.  Navigate main dirt trail (powerline
> cut), cross one small wet covert and once you pass the tent/shelter in the
> woods off to the right begin looking for the bird.  It was associating with
> sparrows (Song, White-throat, Fox) and actively feeding in and among the
> phrags lining both sides of the dirt trail.
> 
> Photos online here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidraymond/23466172009/
> or here -
> https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/posts/518276121678541
> 
> 
> Dave Blinder
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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher continuing at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR, Atlantic Co. NJ
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:59:23 -0500
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: David Tattoni 
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Forsythe
> Date: November 24, 2015 at 8:06:51 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>    
> 
> Hi Everyone, 
> The scissor-tailed flycatcher was still present at Forsythe NWR this 
afternoon. It was actively feeding (moving around a lot) in the field just 
beyond the pond at the exit to Wildlife Drive. I put a few photos and video on 
my flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99145847 AT N03/ 

> Happy Birding, 
> David Tattoni
>  

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Subject: New Jersey Bird Records Committee Update
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:23:06 -0500
New Jersey Birders,

 

The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has a new web site - www.njbrc.com,
although the old url, www.njbrc.net will work, as well.

 

I have posted the 2015 Annual Report of the NJBRC, covering the year 2014,
on the site. From the Welcome page, click on Lists and Annual Reports and
scroll down to the Annual Reports.

 

I have also posted a summary of the results of the Fall 2015 meeting of the
Committee, at which reports from the first half of 2015 were reviewed. On
the Lists and Annual Reports page, scroll down to Results of Fall 2015
Meeting.

 

The NJBRC has officially joined most other coastal states in adopting the
"Nearest Point of Land" method for determining offshore boundaries. From the
Welcome page, click on Resources and scroll down to Pelagic Boundaries to
learn about the details.

 

As part of an effort to keep the Committee web site more current, we have
also added a blog. For the first post, covering the recent invasion of
Franklin's Gulls in New Jersey, click on the Blog or on the Recent Posts.
For future posts, you have the opportunity to subscribe to be notified.

 

Finally, there is a new email address for reports submitted to the
Committee: njbrcreport AT gmail.com

 

The NJBRC looks forward to receiving comments and suggestions from New
Jersey birders on how the Committee can work to keep this web site more
useful and current. The new web site is still a work-in-progress, so ideas
are appreciated.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:46:29 -0500
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> From: Scott Barnes 
> Date: November 24, 2015 at 10:34:45 AM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Forsythe (Brig) yesterday
> Reply-To: Scott Barnes 
> 
> Jerseybirds,
> 
> Marvin Hyett sent me a photo of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher he photographed
> at Forsythe NWR (Brig) yesterday. The bird was "a one-minute wonder," seen
> at 11 am in the experimental field after the pond on the auto loop.
> 
> Just in case it relocated somewhere nearby or returns to the same field....
> 
> Good Birding,
> Scott
> 
> 
> Scott Barnes
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> Assistant Director, Eco-Travel
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Subject: Brown Booby, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:32:45 -0500
7:27 AM Tom Reed reported: 

Adult Brown Booby moving south from seawatch; perhaps 0.5mi offshore and headed 
generally southeast. 


Later on Mike Lanzone and Cameron Cox reported:

7:50 AM MikeLanzone:
BRBO (Brown Booby) headed south from convention center about a mile out

7:48 AM CameronCox:
BRBO (Brown Booby) off The hawk watch headed towards Coral

Good birding,

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Subject: Barnacle Goose, Mercer County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:56:37 -0500
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> From: Chris Brown 
> Date: November 17, 2015 at 3:53:02 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose, Mercer County
> Reply-To: Chris Brown 
> 
> All,
> 
> Watching a Barnacle Goose on Etra Lake near Hightstown at 3.50 pm.
> Associating with a Cackling Goose.
> 
> Chris Brown
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Subject: Henslow's Sparrow, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:32:01 -0500
Vince Elias reports:

HESP (Henslow's Sparrow) at Beanery a little ways left of gate...

Richard Crossley continued:

hesp (Henslow's Sparrow) continues in small green grass field. Seen in hedge 
perched in hedge. 


Good birding,

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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:00:00 -0500
Mike Pasquarello reports:

Ash-throated Flycatcher photographed along Sunset Blvd. at the Magnesite
Plant. Photograph can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpasquarello/22618598928

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Subject: LeConte's Sparrow, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:50:15 -0500
Scott Barnes reports:

LeConte's Sparrow at Sandy Hook, found by tboyle. In thicket on east side
of fisherman's trail.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Middlesex County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:36:46 -0500
Tom Boyle reports:

4 Franklin's Gulls at South Amboy Morgan Ave. mud flats.

Thanks to Tom Brown for the info.

Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Ocean County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:15:07 -0500
Alyssa Della Fave reports:

One FRGU (Franklin's Gull) at Lake of the Lilies in Pt Pleasant.

Good birding,

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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:47:13 -0500
Scott Barnes reports:

First year Franklin's Gull at Atlantic Highlands ferry parking lot (mouth of 
Many Mind Creek), flushed by dog walker...waiting to see if it returns. 


Good birding,

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Subject: Franklin's Gull event continues
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:22:26 -0500
As of noon, about 190(!!) Franklin's Gulls have been tallied at Cape May. 
Almost all birds have been seen in flocks from Cape May City or Cape May Point, 
generally moving offshore and toward the southwest. An adult Franklin's was 
just reported on the ground at the Ferry Terminal. 


Very good Cave Swallow movement also continues, with well over 100 so far.


good birding,
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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:47:49 -0500
Tom Gleason reports:

FRGU (Franklin's Gull) 0 .1 miles before south dike tower at Edwin B Forsythe 
NWR. 


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Subject: Franklin's Gulls, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:45:45 -0500
Multiple observers report 5 Franklin's Gulls at Spruce Run Reservoir in 
Hunterdon County. 


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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:52:27 -0500
Cameron Cox reports:

FRGU (Franklin's Gull) flew past Hawkwatch towards Coral.

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Subject: Mountain Bluebird, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:00:08 -0500
Don Freiday reports:

MOBL (Mountain Bluebird) flew over Forsythe visitor center calling headed east. 
Medium high. I am looking for it now. 


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Subject: Varied Thrush, Cape May Co
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 12:13:40 -0500
 A Varied Thrush was found this morning by Andy Jones at Cox Hall Creek WMA off 
Shawmont Ave. according to the KeeKeeKerr text message service. Further 
information is on the Cape May Birders facebook group. 


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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire (Cape May); Crested Caracara (Somerset Co)
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:23:13 -0400
Two reports from the field this morning:

Townsend’s Solitaire was seen, in flight, over Cape May Point about 8:30 AM 
by Alec Humann. No additional report, yet. 


Crested Caracara was seen near the intersection of South Middlebush Road and 
Suydam Rd in Franklin Township, Somerset County, about 9:30 AM by Arlene Oley. 
The bird flew off to the west, and the observer followed. No additional report 
yet. 


Watch here and other internet sources for updates; and please post any further 
information available. 



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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:01:04 -0400
Scott Barnes reports: Ash-throated Flycatcher at Sandy Hook. Seen in 
scrub-shrub thickets about half way out the fisherman's trail on west side. 


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Subject: Northern Wheatear, Hudson County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:57:24 -0400
Simon Lane reports: Brief view of Northern Wheatear whilst scanning the Liberty 
SP rock breakwater - Buffy bird slight mask, flicking white tail. Disappeared 
from view on far side of breakwater. 


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Subject: Pacific Loon, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:27:33 -0400
Tom Reed reports:

Pacific Loon southbound from the Avalon Seawatch.

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Subject: Say's Phoebe, Somerset County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 20:32:07 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jacob Socolar 
Date: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 1:28 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Say's Phoebe, Somerset County
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Dear all,
This morning at about 9:00 I observed a Say's Phoebe at the Negri Nepote
Grasslands in Somerset County.
I left and returned with my camera at about 9:30, but could NOT relocate
the bird.

While the ID is straightforward (details below), I was puzzled by one
plumage feature (see "Upperparts", below), and the record deserves special
scrutiny as there are very few non-coastal NJ records.  I would appreciate
comments.

*Details:*
Found by the dry pond a few hundred yards from the Skillman's Rd parking
lot at ~9:00 AM October 18 2015.  Perched on a sign and observed for a few
minutes.  Still on the sign when I left to try to grab my camera.
Excellent light with sun behind me.

*General appearance:*
Flycatcher shape with upright posture and medium bill. Initially viewed
dorsally; struck me as a Phoebe (tail pumping), but back was paler than
typical Eastern, contrasting with wings and especially with long and very
dark tail. Also some dark in the head/face area, but I found myself
uncertain afterwards (I did not have a notebook with me during the
observation) whether this was restricted to the face, or extended to the
forehead and cap.  Body seemed too long for Eastern, and slender but
sturdily built.

*Underparts:*
Distinct salmon wash from lower breast through undertail coverts.  Not as
bright as some Say's Phoebe but within the range of variation.  Wash
transitioned to smudgy gray breast similar in color to mantle or perhaps a
bit paler.  Transition was not high-contrast, with the salmon tones palest
on the lower breast (compared to belly and vent); nevertheless, the grayer
tones of the breast came in fairly abruptly (but without high contrast).
Salmon tones reached slightly higher in the center of the breast/belly than
along the flanks.  Because the bird was perched on a sign, the tail was not
seen well from below.

*Upperparts:*
Fairly pale gray mantle extending up to nape, and around the sides of the
neck, perhaps a bit darker on the cap.  Tail very dark and contrasting with
back color.  Wings also dark, but pale edging to coverts created the
impression of 2 wing bars.  *THIS EDGING appeared orangey-buff, a bit less
bright and less pink (more buff) than underparts*  This is consistent with
a juvenile bird, but prebasic molt should be complete.  I am unable to
ascertain (without Pyle in front of me) how likely a young bird is to
retain juvenile wing coverts in Basic 1.  I did not notice a molt limit,
but I am not sure that I would have noticed this.

Additional notes: An Eastern Phoebe was repeatedly observed nearby (closer
the parking lot).  Seemed dumpier, smaller, darker above, and dull
yellowish rather than salmon underneath.

Other decent nearby birds included Lincoln's Sparrow and White-crowned
Sparrow.

Cheers
Jacob Socolar

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Subject: Masked Booby, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:27:42 -0400
Seawatcher Skye Haas observed a juvenile Masked Booby twice from the Avalon 
Seawatch yesterday afternoon. Details can be found in this eBird checklist: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25432510

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Subject: Swainson's Hawk continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:23:20 -0400
The juvenile light morph Swainson's Hawk has been seen again from the Cape May 
Point Hawkwatch platform. First observed yesterday, Oct. 15th. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Brown Booby, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:39:53 -0400
Skye Haas reports an adult Brown Booby just slid past the Avalon Seawatch 
heading slowly SE. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Bell's Vireo continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:29:37 -0400
Multiple observers report that the Higbees WMA Bell's Vireo continues around 
the first field. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Bell's Vireo, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:24:07 -0400
Multiple observers report a Bell's Vireo in the first field of Higbees Beach 
WMA. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Sooty Terns, Avalon
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 19:31:53 -0400
Two Sooty Terns were photographed flying past the Avalon seawatch today. 

Laurie Larson, Princeton

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Subject: Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:18:34 -0400
Multiple observers report the anticipated Zone-tailed Hawk from Cape Island- 
keep an eye on KeeKeeKerr here for updates: 


http://www.keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr

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Subject: Curlew Sandpiper continues, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:23:51 -0400
Multiple observers report that the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper continues along 
wildlife drive of Forsythe NWR just at the beginning of the dogleg in the NW 
impoundment with short grasses. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Curlew Sandpiper, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:44:12 -0400
Harvey Tomlinson just found a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper along the wildlife 
drive at Forsythe NWR. As of five minutes ago it was still there in the company 
of two Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Baird's Sandpiper, and an American Golden- 
Plover. The shorebirds do get up and fly around being flushed by raptors. 


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Subject: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 07:57:49 -0400
Cameron Cox and others report a Tropical/Couch's Kingbird from the Higbee Dike 
flying east toward Cape Island Creek WMA. Hopefully more details to follow. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Cape May: Painted Bunting, WW Dove
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:12:31 -0400
Text messages from Cape May today: 
DLaPuma: Green type PABU [Painted Bunting] flying north with INBU [Indigo 
Bunting] from dike toward North Cape May [8:35 AM] 

NewUser: wwdo [White-winged Dove] flew by Hawkwatch and landed in CM Point 
[8:31 AM] 

mrpasquarello: RHWO [Red-headed Woodpecker] following sunset blvd towards point 
[7:52 AM] 

DLaPuma: Nice diversity of nocturnal flight calls being heard from New England 
Rd near Cold Spring CG. ~ 35/min [5:54 AM] 

 
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Subject: Admin message -- mail block explanation
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:39:28 -0400
See archives for all list messages:
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Many people have experienced a problem with the Jerseybirds, Delaware birds, 
and/or NJBIRDS Listservs. This message will not reach you if you are one of the 
affected members. However, we hope enough people are still getting list 
messages so they can tell their friends, forward this message, etc., and we can 
get the word out. We finally have learned what's going on. 



Many e-mail providers started blocking e-mail _from_ Princeton a few days back, 
when some incoming first-year students got infected by a "phishing" e-mail. 
These new student e-mail accounts were compromised and sent out a bunch of spam 
through our domain. Some of the e-mail providers (such as Gmail, AOL, Verizon, 
etc.) on Sept. 2 put a hold on all princeton.edu e-mail, not just that of the 
affected students. I do not have a full list of the affected e-mail services. 


Although the University e-mail administrators have stopped the infected 
students' spam, these blocks have not yet been lifted. 


However, the blocks do not affect _posting_ to the list, as far as I know; so 
if you have something to report please post a message for the sake of those who 
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Princeton's e-mail administrators work hard to prevent this sort of thing, and 
this is the first time in years this has happened despite the deluge of spam. 
They are also working hard to get the e-mail providers to remove the blocks. 
You can possibly make a difference if you contact your e-mail service provider 
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Subject: White Ibis (3), Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:44:22 -0400
Three juv. White Ibis were seen yesterday evening at Bunker Pond at Cape May 
Point State Park. This morning at least one was continuing at the adjacent 
Meadows to the east. That bird was last seen flying over Sunset Blvd, heading 
west towards Pond Creek/Magnesite Plant. 


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