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Brown Pelican,©Julie Zickefoose

20 Apr Winter sparrows still hanging around, plus FOY Wild Turkey yard bird ["B.G. Sloan" ]
20 Apr Pileated Woodpecker - Piscataway ["B.G. Sloan" ]
20 Apr Re: Heislerville - getting more late spring like [colleen snow ]
20 Apr Purple Martin dates [Sandra Keller ]
20 Apr Heislerville - getting more late spring like ["Sandra's email" ]
20 Apr Baldpate, no protho :( [Chris Wyluda ]
20 Apr Easter Birding ["Albert, Steven" ]
20 Apr Tricolored herons at Cattus Island [Lpalumbo726 ]
20 Apr 2 GREAT EGRETS in Plainsboro 4/20 ["Jennifer W. Hanson" ]
20 Apr No (Re: Prothonotary Baldpate GPS Coordinates etc [Jimmy Lee ]
20 Apr Scott's Mtn. Hawk Watch Spring Open House ["Susie R." ]
20 Apr Re: Fwd: odd-looking great egret [Vince Capp ]
20 Apr Prothonotary Baldpate GPS Coordinates etc [Fairfax Hutter ]
20 Apr Prothonotary Baldpate GPS Coordinates etc [Fairfax Hutter ]
20 Apr Cattle Egret in North Cape May Court House [Lpalumbo726 ]
19 Apr Fwd: odd-looking great egret [Mike Shanahan ]
19 Apr odd-looking great egret [Mike Shanahan ]
19 Apr Sandy Hook April 19th [Carole Hughes ]
19 Apr YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT 4/19 ["Jennifer W. Hanson" ]
19 Apr Island Beach State Park bird count 4/19/14 - 72 species seen! [Shawn Wainwright ]
19 Apr Little Blue + [Peter Eschmann ]
19 Apr Prothonotary Warbler on top of Baldpate Mountain today found by Tyler Christensen [Fairfax Hutter ]
19 Apr Union County Little Blue Heron [David Bernstein ]
19 Apr Pileated Woodpeckers and more [Mike Lenker ]
19 Apr Re: Immature Little Blue Heron continues in Clark, Union Co. [Jessica Kirste ]
19 Apr Immature Little Blue Heron continues in Clark, Union Co. [Glenn Mahler ]
19 Apr Spring migrants [Mary DeLia ]
19 Apr White-eyed Vireos, Six Mile Run [Vince Capp ]
19 Apr Re: Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining ["John J. Collins" ]
19 Apr Glassboro Woods - spring arrivals ["Sandra's email" ]
19 Apr Sandy Hook Yellow-throated Vireo [Trina Anderson ]
19 Apr Stalking Harvey Tomlinson's birding trail on Good Friday [Yong Kong ]
19 Apr a few spring birds [Chris Wyluda ]
19 Apr FOY House Wren [David Kaplan ]
19 Apr Swallow-tailed Kite, Cape May [Tom Reed ]
19 Apr Neotropic Cormorant continues [Larry Scacchetti ]
19 Apr FOY Ruby-Throated Hummingbird [Roger Bynum ]
19 Apr Warblers, shorebirds, and a Black-headed Gull. [Harvey Tomlinson ]
18 Apr No Subject [L Larson ]
18 Apr Cave Swallow at Lily Lake, Cape May Pt. [Christopher Vogel ]
18 Apr Re: Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining ["Allyson O'Connor" ]
19 Apr Community (was Re: Bank Swallow thanks [Jimmy Lee ]
18 Apr Crow carrying live mammal in its bill? ["B.G. Sloan" ]
18 Apr Re: Morris County Quarry, re: bank swallows [Christopher Magarelli ]
18 Apr Re: Bank Swallow thanks ["B.G. Sloan" ]
18 Apr Morris County Quarry, re: bank swallows ["Albert, Steven" ]
18 Apr Re: Bank Swallow thanks [Vince Capp ]
18 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler & Red-headed Woodpeckers Colonial Park, Somerset [Jimmy Lee ]
18 Apr Bank Swallow thanks ["Albert, Steven" ]
18 Apr Where can I find a Bank swallow? ["Albert, Steven" ]
18 Apr Re: Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining ["Susie R." ]
18 Apr Winter birds singing [Mary DeLia ]
18 Apr Re: Bird Chat [L Larson ]
18 Apr Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining [Cathy Blumig ]
18 Apr Little Blue Heron Union County Parkway/ Parkway Drive Clark ["Thomas O'reilly" ]
18 Apr Prairie warbler [jeanine apgar ]
18 Apr Little Blue Heron Union County Parkway/ Parkway Drive Clark ["Thomas O'Reilly" ]
18 Apr NECO still present 4/18 [Cliff Miller ]
17 Apr Re: Winter birds singing in summer weather! ["Allyson O'Connor" ]
17 Apr Bird Chat [Yong Kong ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? ["Allyson O'Connor" ]
17 Apr Funny Turkey Story and Snake Photos [Steve Byland ]
17 Apr Photo Study Of Birds At Barnegat And E.B.Forsythe NWR (Brig), 4/16/14 ["Howard B. Eskin" ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? [Karmela ]
17 Apr Winter birds singing in summer weather! ["B.G. Sloan" ]
17 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler, yesterday's photos [William Dix ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? [Jim Hayes ]
17 Apr Re: Neotropic Cormorant?? [Ally ]
17 Apr Osprey Above Frenchtown [Sandra Mc ]
17 Apr Neotropic Cormorant?? [Tom Bailey ]
17 Apr Admin: Listserv upgrade [Laurie Larson ]
17 Apr Painted Bunting in Morganville, Monmouth County [Dena Temple ]
16 Apr Eastern Towhee [Jeff Alampi ]
16 Apr Re: Juncos ["B.G. Sloan" ]
16 Apr WCAS Program for Monday, April 21st [Joe Pylka ]
16 Apr Replacing a Swarovsky Spotting Scope Eyepiece Cover [vincent N ]

Subject: Winter sparrows still hanging around, plus FOY Wild Turkey yard bird
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:26:20 -0400
Sitting on my deck today I saw two Juncos and had a very vocal
White-throated Sparrow serenade me for fifteen minutes. I imagine they will
all be gone shortly.

Earlier this week I had my first-of-year Wild Turkey yard bird. Hadn't seen
any in six months or more and was worried that the snowy winter might have
done them in.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker - Piscataway
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:06:16 -0400
Sitting out on my deck this afternoon I heard what sounded a heck of a lot
to me like a Pileated Woodpecker "tapping" a slight distance away. Not
drumming, but "tapping" ("tapping" is the word used in BNA Online.
I reviewed a recording on that site, and it sounded exactly like what I
heard). Think someone irregularly hitting a tree with a sharp-headed
hammer. Two taps sometimes, three or four taps other times, with quiet gaps
in between.

Sound was coming from the interior of the Rutgers preserve. I'm guessing
Piscataway based on the direction, but it could have been Edison, or even
Highland Park (the three cities' boundaries touch in the preserve).

If you subscribe to BNA Online, go to the article for Pileated Woodpecker,
click on the "Multimedia" tab, then click on "Audio Gallery", then click on
the recording labeled "tapping". Sounds exactly like what I heard.

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Subject: Re: Heislerville - getting more late spring like
From: colleen snow <c.snow357 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:00:44 -0400
Hi all.  Sandra, you may have passed us on the dike as we were taking pics
of the Little Blue Heron.  It was quite a beauty.  We left there about
5:30'ish.

Good birding!

Colleen Snow
Middlesex, NJ
On Apr 20, 2014 6:31 PM, "Sandra's email"  wrote:

> I mean hardly any waterfowl, about time they all moved on! I was searching
> for the Little Blue with no luck. No luck with my luecistic Herring
> either. Or
> Glaucous or Lesser Black-backed! I consider the Lesser Black backed and
> Golden Eagle to be my big misses - so far. More shorebirds were using the
> south pool to feed. Than the main impoundment. I picked up a couple new
> birds - Willet and Purple Martin. For the 2 hours or so I was there, there
> wasn't
> much movement of the birds. Tide was coming in and most of the birds were
> already in the various impoundments. I had 4 Red-breasted Mergs - females
> probably or maybe young males - anyway they started in the main
> impoundment but moved over to the north impoundment. I presume better
> feeding because deeper water over there.
>
> The gull show at Bivalve is still impressive. Mostly first-cycle Herring
> Gulls.
> And it seemed like each one was a bit different in plumage - from molt to
> wear.
> But again, no rare gulls!
>
> Butterfly notes - none. Not warm enough for the areas I was in.
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>
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> How to report NJ bird sightings: 
>

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Subject: Purple Martin dates
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:42:45 -0400
That has to be one of my latest FOS years for Purple Martin.
Very strange. You know how often I am down Cumberland.
Looking up!

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

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Subject: Heislerville - getting more late spring like
From: "Sandra's email" <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:31:18 -0400
I mean hardly any waterfowl, about time they all moved on! I was searching
for the Little Blue with no luck. No luck with my luecistic Herring either. Or
Glaucous or Lesser Black-backed! I consider the Lesser Black backed and 
Golden Eagle to be my big misses - so far. More shorebirds were using the
south pool to feed. Than the main impoundment. I picked up a couple new
birds - Willet and Purple Martin. For the 2 hours or so I was there, there 
wasn't 

much movement of the birds. Tide was coming in and most of the birds were 
already in the various impoundments. I had 4 Red-breasted Mergs - females
probably or maybe young males - anyway they started in the main 
impoundment but moved over to the north impoundment. I presume better
feeding because deeper water over there.

The gull show at Bivalve is still impressive. Mostly first-cycle Herring Gulls. 

And it seemed like each one was a bit different in plumage - from molt to wear. 

But again, no rare gulls!

Butterfly notes - none. Not warm enough for the areas I was in.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Baldpate, no protho :(
From: Chris Wyluda <lutachris AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:26:18 -0400
went to Baldpate from about 11 am to 1:30 pm... spent most of the time at the 
pond. Cobirder saw a flash of yellow at one point, but no clear 

view of any warbler...and we saw other birds "multiple times"... song sparrow, 
white throat, pair of phoebes, several bg gnatcatchers, usual cardinals, 

chickadees, titmice, downy wp, black vulture, red tailed hawk, blue jays, 
crows, etc. 


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Subject: Easter Birding
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:12:08 +0000
I went to Plainsboro and Assunpink this morning. Plainsboro had an Osprey over 
the lake, and two pairs of gorgeous Bluebirds working a couple of boxes. Lots 
of Tree swallows. And all the other expected stuff. 


Assunpink yielded Purple martins over the lake, more Tree swallows, Barn 
swallows, a Kestrel on the wires at the entrance, and my birds of the day, two 
White-eyed vireos. The first, seen on the axle-snapping dirt road along the 
lake (made it through again, hooray!), towards the east end hanging with a 
flock of yellow-rumps. The second, singing and not seen, "behind" the model 
airplane area. 


For those of you interested, I didn't see any Bank swallows on Staten Island 
yesterday. Nice areas to bird, though (up and down the southern end of Hylan 
Avenue); and a couple of interesting species. But, given the Outerrbridge toll 
cost, I don't think I am going to make that an ongoing campaign. 


Happy Easter.

Steven

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Subject: Tricolored herons at Cattus Island
From: Lpalumbo726 <lpalumbo726 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:44:16 -0400
There were 2 Tricolored herons around noon today at Cattus Island county park. 
Both birds were visible and close to the viewing platform near the visitors 
center. Joe Palumbo and Liz Bender 


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Subject: 2 GREAT EGRETS in Plainsboro 4/20
From: "Jennifer W. Hanson" <ammodramus88 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:49:20 -0400
Hi Jersey birders,

The Cranbury Brook GREAT EGRET saga continues. This morning, I noticed
something big and white along the creek; it turned out to be a Great
Egret. Then another Great Egret flew in. It's the first time I've seen
two Great Egrets in this area, including the summer when I'm not
surprised to see a Great Egret on the creek or in the farm fields
hereabouts.

Best regards and good birding,

Jennifer W. Hanson
Plainsboro, New Jersey USA
ammodramus88 AT gmail.com

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Subject: No (Re: Prothonotary Baldpate GPS Coordinates etc
From: Jimmy Lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:32:48 +0000
  All,

I was there from about 9 - 10 with a few other birders coming and going. No 
sign of the protonotary 

warbler at all.

To add to Fairfax's directions walk up pass the main buildings until the road 
ends at a T intersection then go right until 

you see the abandoned farm houses and pond.

HTH.

Thanks to Fairfax,

Good birding.

Jimmy Lee

 Jimmy Lee South Brunswick, NJ ----- Original Message ----- From: Fairfax 
Hutter  To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU Sent: 
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:12:41 -0000 (UTC) Subject: [JERSEYBI] Prothonotary Baldpate 
GPS Coordinates etc Not sure if this email went out Ok so re-sending... Sorry 
Had a lot of interest on this one and can provide directions but easiest to 
give if I know if you're up for hiking up the Blue Summit Trail from Fiddler's 
Creek lot since that's the shortest route. Parking near top is very limited. 
Some heading up now so they'll confirm if still there. Tyler had it singing, we 
did not. The small pond is at the end of the gravel lane that goes up past the 
white main houses and along top till take all the way back where it ends at 
Tenant Farm buildings. Pond is downhill on your right next to buildings but out 
in open so hard to miss. Tenant Farm Pond GPS Coordinates: 40° 19' 24.99" N 
74° 53' 31.48" W Also apologies for delay getting word out, but this wasn't 
"my" sighting and actually heard about it closer to 11 AM (sighting at 10), 
communication lags (we're all busy), AND I just assumed this was a rarity in 
eBird (was not (!) and last night eBird hardly showed any PROWs north of 
Belleplain) so based on last weeks experience I THOUGHT I'd need to provide 
documentation exactly SAME time as my eBird report when I got home. Fairfax > 
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Subject: Scott's Mtn. Hawk Watch Spring Open House
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:02:26 -0400
Henry tried to post this but in case you didn't get it:

"Once again we had a great Scott’s Mountain Spring Hawk Watch Day at
Merrill Creek Reservoir.  ( 4/19—our fourth annual ) Our hawkers would not
believe my claim that I’m expert at picking a great day to hold this event;
they said I was just da__ lucky!



35 friends and visitors saw 125 raptors going north into a headwind.   We
had 11 species including 11 Eagles, 10 Ospreys, 50 Broad-wingeds, 10
Sharpies, 2 Coops, 1 Kestrel, and 1 Peregrine.  The 14 non-raptor species
included a shocker—a group of 23 Snow Geese, well photographed by Kurt
Zimmerman.



Certainly the birds draw us to Merrill Creek Reservoir and they demand
attention and accuracy but yesterday was much more: handshakes and hugs,
updated health reports, foods baked and brought, jokes, gossip, book and
photo sharing, and hours of smiles and good will.  All of this 4 ½ months
after the end of our 2013 watch and 4 ½ months before the 2014 watch.
Memories and anticipation.  “It’s a good thing.”



Henry Kielblock
Scott’s Mountain Hawk Watch"

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Subject: Re: Fwd: odd-looking great egret
From: Vince Capp <vcapp AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:15:51 -0400
Mike,
 It sounds very much like may have seen a Great Egret that had its plumage 
stained from making a hundred {or more} stabs day at a fish or a frog in muddy 
water. I found one last fall at Glenhurst Meadows that fit your description 
perfectly. I watched the bird for a while and noticed that as it hunted, the 
areas of its neck and breast that were tan in color just so happened to be the 
areas that got wet as it made a strike at a food item. The plumage wasn’t 
covered with mud, just stained for the repeated dipping in the muddy water. I 
have since noticed the same effect on other Great Egrets, to a greater or 
lesser degree. I would imagine as well that if the bird spent a lot of time 
foraging in iron-rich water the effect would be even more profound- much like 
the rust stains that color so many Sandhill Cranes. 


Here's a shot of the Egret from last September. Did your bird look something 
like this? 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/9710100535/in/photolist-fN3NAt-eYUTqm-fo3W6Y-eNBcYG-d3W9tU-d3W95s 


Good birding,
Vince Capp
Bound Brook


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

Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:07 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: odd-looking great egret

Any thoughts on this are appreciated.

Mike Shanahan
Ocean City, NJ

(sorry--left name/town off first message...)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike Shanahan 
Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Subject: odd-looking great egret
To: JerseyBirds 


Hi all,

I saw a Great Egret with patches of tan on the breast and neck. Besides that 
tan coloring, everything seemed consistent with Great Egret. 

Definitely not a cattle egret, because of the size difference (and other 
differences). 


black legs, black feet, yellowish bill, breeding plumes, subtle greenish lores.

 I was able to view from several different angles It wasn't just a smudge of 
mud or something. 


There seem to be few options and no species fits that. Any ideas??

I remember seeing deep red lores on a snowy before and being surprised. So, I 
did consider something with breeding plumage, but Greats don't add tan coloring 
during breeding. 


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Subject: Prothonotary Baldpate GPS Coordinates etc
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:12:41 -0400
Not sure if this email went out Ok so re-sending... Sorry

Had a lot of interest on this one and can provide directions but easiest to 
give if I know if you're up for hiking up the Blue Summit Trail from Fiddler's 
Creek lot since that's the shortest route. Parking near top is very limited. 
Some heading up now so they'll confirm if still there. 


Tyler had it singing, we did not. The small pond is at the end of the gravel 
lane that goes up past the white main houses and along top till take all the 
way back where it ends at Tenant Farm buildings. Pond is downhill on your right 
next to buildings but out in open so hard to miss. 


Tenant Farm Pond GPS Coordinates:

40° 19' 24.99" N  74° 53' 31.48" W

Also apologies for delay getting word out, but this wasn't "my" sighting and 
actually heard about it closer to 11 AM (sighting at 10), communication lags 
(we're all busy), AND I just assumed this was a rarity in eBird (was not (!) 
and last night eBird hardly showed any PROWs north of Belleplain) so based on 
last weeks experience I THOUGHT I'd need to provide documentation exactly SAME 
time as my eBird report when I got home. 


Fairfax

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Subject: Prothonotary Baldpate GPS Coordinates etc
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:06:50 -0400
Had a lot of interest on this one and can provide directions but easiest to 
give if I know if you're up for hiking up the Blue Summit Trail from Fiddler's 
Creek lot since that's the shortest route. Parking near top is very limited. 
Some heading up now so they'll confirm if still there. 


Tyler had it singing, we did not. The small pond is at the end of the gravel 
lane that goes up past the white main houses and along top till take all the 
way back where it ends at Tenant Farm buildings. Pond is downhill on your right 
next to buildings but out in open so hard to miss. 


Tenant Farm Pond GPS Coordinates:

40° 19' 24.99" N  74° 53' 31.48" W

Also apologies for delay getting word out, but this wasn't "my" sighting and 
actually heard about it closer to 11 AM (sighting at 10), communication lags 
(we're all busy), AND I just assumed this was a rarity in eBird (was not (!) 
and last night eBird hardly showed any PROWs north of Belleplain) so based on 
last weeks experience I THOUGHT I'd need to provide documentation exactly SAME 
time as my eBird report when I got home. 


Fairfax

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Subject: Cattle Egret in North Cape May Court House
From: Lpalumbo726 <lpalumbo726 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:37:06 -0400
There was a cattle egret feeding near the main parking lot of the Avalon 
Country Club on Friday morning. I posted it on the old Jersey Birds Address 
which Did not go through. The golf course is on route 9 across from the Eastern 
Shore nursing home. Joe Palumbo and Liz Bender 


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Subject: Fwd: odd-looking great egret
From: Mike Shanahan <riverbirchpages AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:07:01 -0400
Any thoughts on this are appreciated.

Mike Shanahan
Ocean City, NJ

(sorry--left name/town off first message...)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike Shanahan 
Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Subject: odd-looking great egret
To: JerseyBirds 


Hi all,

I saw a Great Egret with patches of tan on the breast and neck. Besides
that tan coloring, everything seemed consistent with Great Egret.
Definitely not a cattle egret, because of the size difference (and other
differences).

black legs, black feet, yellowish bill, breeding plumes, subtle greenish
lores.

 I was able to view from several different angles It wasn't just a smudge
of mud or something.

There seem to be few options and no species fits that. Any ideas??

I remember seeing deep red lores on a snowy before and being surprised. So,
I did consider something with breeding plumage, but Greats don't add tan
coloring during breeding.

-------------
Today (Sat., 04/19), approx. 4pm
Forsythe NWR -- southwest pool across from 1st osprey platform

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Subject: odd-looking great egret
From: Mike Shanahan <riverbirchpages AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:05:08 -0400
Hi all,

I saw a Great Egret with patches of tan on the breast and neck. Besides
that tan coloring, everything seemed consistent with Great Egret.
Definitely not a cattle egret, because of the size difference (and other
differences).

black legs, black feet, yellowish bill, breeding plumes, subtle greenish
lores.

 I was able to view from several different angles It wasn't just a smudge
of mud or something.

There seem to be few options and no species fits that. Any ideas??

I remember seeing deep red lores on a snowy before and being surprised. So,
I did consider something with breeding plumage, but Greats don't add tan
coloring during breeding.

-------------
Today (Sat., 04/19), approx. 4pm
Forsythe NWR -- southwest pool across from 1st osprey platform

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Subject: Sandy Hook April 19th
From: Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:51:39 -0400
Jerseybirders,

Led a New Jersey Audubon ATB trip to Sandy Hook today along with Rob and
Lisa Fanning (big thanks!).  Migrants were virtually absent on the
Hook today.

That being said, we did have some nice highlights.  A Brown Thrasher was
singing quite an impressive repertoire on Plum Island.  We had a great
comparison between a Red-throated Loon and a stunning Common Loon in almost
complete breeding plumage.

At the end of the Fisherman's trail, we had a Red-necked Grebe, along with
3 Piping Plovers.  Field Sparrows were singing along the walk out.

There were a few Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers around.  A Yellow-throated Vireo
was reported earlier but not seen by the group.

Although a bit quiet, it felt good to get out in the sunshine.

Carole Hughes
Verona, NJ

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Subject: YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT 4/19
From: "Jennifer W. Hanson" <ammodramus88 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:59:17 -0400
Hi Jersey birders,

The usual suspects and I sandwiched a couple of chases around a visit
to Merrill Creek Reservoir for the Scott's Mt. hawk watch spring day.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was loud and easily located at Colonial
Park (probably about 9:30-ish or so). We tried for and did not find
the Red-headed Woodpeckers at the nature trail in the park, though a
birder we ran into had seen them that morning. Other nice birds
included at least one singing RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET near the
Yellow-throated Warbler, and a PALM WARBLER along the nature trail.

Our morning tries for the Neotropic Cormorant at Demott Pond and in
downtown Clinton were unsuccessful, so we headed to Merrill Creek.
There was a decent movement of raptors there, along with a COMMON LOON
on the reservoir.

We tried for the NEOTROPIC CORMORANT again on the way home and finally
caught up with it at Demott Pond as it came in to roost about 6:45. It
perched in the Dawn Redwood, preened for a while, then tucked its head
in. It frequently picked its head up in response to sounds like
motorcycles going by or CANADA GEESE creating a commotion on the pond,
but would tuck its head right back in.

All in all, not a bad day to be out and about.

Best regards and good birding,

Jennifer W. Hanson
Plainsboro, New Jersey USA
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Subject: Island Beach State Park bird count 4/19/14 - 72 species seen!
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:42:34 -0400
I had an awesome day at Island Beach State Park in Berkeley with Sarah Frazee 
and Al Della Bella from 8am to 3pm 4-19-14. It was a great day! 64 species at 
Island Beach. Total of 72 species for the day! Temps from the 40's to the 60's. 

  
  Here's the list:
 
 
At Island Beach State Park: 64 species
 
Red-throated Loon - 8
Common Loon - 20 - most in breeding plumage
Horned Grebe - 12
 Northern Gannet - 9
 Double-crested Cormorant - 52
Great Egret - 10
 Snowy Egret - 18
 Little Blue Heron - 2
 Tricolored Heron - 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 3
Canada Geese - 4
 Brant - 110
 Mute Swan - 30
 American Black Duck - 16
Mallard - 14 - 4 in the ocean???
Lesser Scaup - 3
Common Eider - 1 female
 Black Scoter - 25
Long-tailed Duck - 1
Bufflehead - 82
 Red-breasted Merganser - 34
 Osprey - 63 - all time high count for here
Northern Harrier - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Black-bellied Plover - 5
American Oystercatcher - 3
Greater Yellowlegs - 4
 Willet - 4
 Dunlin - 17
 Laughing Gull - 6
Ring-billed Gull - 1
 Herring Gull - 140
 Great Black-backed Gull - 28
Forster's Tern - 3
 Mourning Dove - 8
 Downy Woodpecker - 1
 Northern Flicker - 4
Eastern Phoebe - 1
American Crow - 2
Fish Crow - 18
Tree Swallow - 1
Barn Swallow - 2
 Carolina Chickadee - 4
Carolina Wren - 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4
Hermit Thrush - 3
American Robin - 6
 Gray Catbird - 1
 Northern Mockingbird - 11
 Brown Thrasher - 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 6
Palm Warbler - 2
Eastern Towhee - 7
Song Sparrow - 6
White-throated Sparrow - 17
 Dark-eyed Junco - 1
 Northern Cardinal - 12
Red-winged Blackbird - 21
 Common Grackle - 8
 Boat-tailed Grackle - 6
 Brown-headed Cowbird - 3
House Finch - 6
American Goldfinch - 12
 
 
 Nature Notes:
 Red-Fox - 3
Eastern Cottontail - 1
Groundhog - 1


 
Birds of the day:
Common Eider - 1 female
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 3
 
 
All time high count:
Osprey - 63

  
The 8 other birds seen:
 
Rock Pigeon - Seaside Park and Toms River
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1 - my yard in Toms River
Tufted Titmouse - 2 - my yard in Toms River
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1 - my yard in Toms River
Blue Jay - 4 - my yard in Toms River
European Starling - Seaside Park
Chipping Sparrow - 2 - my yard in Toms River
 House Sparrow - Seaside Park
 
 
Observers:
Shawn Wainwright - organizer
Sarah Frazee
Al Della Bella
 
 
Photos from this event can be seen here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_wainwright/sets/72157644160981074/ 


 
Good birding!
 
Shawn Wainwright
Toms River
ShawnEagleEyes1 AT aol.com





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Subject: Little Blue +
From: Peter Eschmann <peteresch AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:26:56 -0400
There is another Little Blue, an adult, that I saw at the Ocean County Golf 
Course (pond at Hole 11.) This report is delayed a couple of days, so theres 
no assurance that the blue beauty is there now. But it was an unusual sight. 


Another delayed report is the sighting of an active bald eagles nest, with two 
chicks. The nest is located off Route 9, Alpine NJ, and its the 2nd year (at 
least) that its been used. See the best shot that was captured. The picture 
was taken from about 100 feet away, with no intrusion, as its away from any 
populated area. In another couple of weeks, the view will be obscured by the 
growing foliage. 


Pete Eschmann
Barnegat NJ

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Subject: Prothonotary Warbler on top of Baldpate Mountain today found by Tyler Christensen
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:20:44 -0400
Hello All,

Got a surprise text from Tyler Christensen at 10 AM today saying he had a 
Prothonotary Warbler on the summit of Baldpate Mtn. in Mercer County at the 
small Tenant Farm pond. Wonderful find by sharp-eyed Tyler. 


We hiked up the Summit Trail around 2:30 PM and hung out quietly till we saw 
the bird flitting around in the pond edge thickets and perching in overhanging 
branches. As we were sitting it flew across the pond only 5 feet in front of us 
providing great views. The bright apricot yellow head and body with blue-gray 
wings glowed in the sunlight and reflected into the pond waters. We watched it 
for about 20 minutes. Considering this is a southern swamp bird, this seems to 
me an unexpected location, but the waters are still, dark, and a mecca for 
migrating birds. 


PS: Was dismayed to find that as I was trying to get a photo that I was sitting 
on a (flat) fish hook! We picked it up and put it in trash on our way down. 
This is the fourth time in three weeks I've found fishing line and/or hooks 
discarded by fisherman at great nature spots such as Carnegie Lake and the LHT 
bike path bridge leading into the Pole Farm. People, waterfowl, wildlife, and 
dogs frequent these places. On the brighter side... a guy was fishing trash out 
of the pond and picking up litter when we got there :) 


Fairfax Hutter
Lawrenceville

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Subject: Union County Little Blue Heron
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:31:00 -0400
Hi all,

Regardless if Little Blue Heron is "nothing new", it certainly was new for me. 
Tom is to be congratulated for finding it and correctly identifying it at great 
distance and getting the word out. This species is casual to North Jersey but 
always noteworthy. 


As for the terminology employed relative to this section of Rahway River Park, 
Union County identifies this area as the Jackson's Pond section of Rahway River 
Park. See attached link. 


http://ucnj.org/community/parks-community-renewal/parks-facilities/parks/

David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ


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Subject: Pileated Woodpeckers and more
From: Mike Lenker <mikestang64 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:28:51 -0400
While walking the trails today at Huber Woods in Middletown, I was graced 
with the presence of a pair of pileated woodpeckers, in the area where the 
Valley View trail crosses Browns Dock Road.  Got to watch them fly between 
the trees, call to each other, and do their best jackhammer impersonation. 
Very little else today, the woods were very quiet except for the red-bellied 
woodpeckers and white-breasted nuthatches.  A few carolina chickadees, some 
tufted titmice (titmouses?), the odd blue jay here and there and one hermit 
thrush were along the trail, and a lone tree swallow was sitting on a nest 
box near the parking lot.  A chipping sparrow was also near the parking lot. 
No warblers seen.
For non-avian species, I did see two mourning cloak butterflies, a couple 
cabbage whites and what I believe to be a spring azure.  Nice to see the 
leps around again.  Also, out of my nearly half-century old habit of rolling 
logs over to see what's underneath, I found one "leadback" red-backed 
salamander.   Always enjoy finding herps of any type.
Great place to take a walk, regardless of bird activity.

Mike Lenker
Lincroft, NJ 

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Subject: Re: Immature Little Blue Heron continues in Clark, Union Co.
From: Jessica Kirste <jkphotography07 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:51:48 -0400
Great shots! I've lived around the block for many years, a little blue heron as 
well as a glossy ibis have been coming to this area for years and its not 
something new. Also, im not sure where people are getting the name "Jackson's 
Pond" from because this is not a pond at all, its the Rahway River & is the 
Clark branch of Rahway River Park as its also listed on the Union County parks 
website. The waterfalls are called Jackson Falls, but it is not a pond. ;) It 
might cause some confusion for others who are looking for a pond when its just 
a river. :) 


Jessica Kirste
Linden, NJ

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Subject: Immature Little Blue Heron continues in Clark, Union Co.
From: Glenn Mahler <glennmahler AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:25:17 -0400
I went this morning to try to add this Little Blue Heron to my Union  
County list and upon arrival at Jackson Pond pulled into the small  
parking lot on the east side of the pond about 0.1 mi in from Valley  
Road at 8:25. I immediately spotted the previously reported bird off  
to my right about 100 yards out in a small patch of cattail marsh. I  
put the scope on it and at first look gave me a bit of confusion - the  
bird was fluffed up preening and somehow didn't quite match my  
expected image. Then I noticed very conspicuous nuptial plumes hanging  
from it's crown. I wondered whether a 1st year LBH is supposed to  
develop breeding plumage characteristics and if so, should those  
plumes be white -  or blue like an adult. As I was getting my camera  
out the bird began walking out of sight and I only got a couple of  
poor shots before it disappeared. I worked the area for a couple of  
hours getting one additional view of it in that same area but even in  
worse postion for photos. Finally it was spotted again at about 11:30  
in a worse position but quickly picked up and flew off upstream  in  
the direction that Tom O'Reilly described in his post yesterday and  
after chasing back around to the west side quickly found it out in the  
water along the edge of the bank feeding - reasonably close for photos.

Upon getting home and pulled out my Bent's Life Histories volume on  
marsh birds and found in the plumages section there that white  
juveniles do on occasion develop some bits of nuptial plumage and did  
then locate a photo via Google search in immature spring plumage with  
WHITE nuptial plumes. So even after 45 years in the field, there's  
always something new to learn about species one thinks they know well.

Here's a link to my pictures that show the nuptial plumes that were  
not obvious (to my eyes, at least) in Tom's photos from yesterday 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/116854005 AT N07/collections/72157644156032464/ 


Glenn Mahler
Stillwater, Sussex Co.

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Subject: Spring migrants
From: Mary DeLia <maryderekemilydelia AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:48:17 -0400
I stopped at a few local patches this morning, starting with Etra Lake -
the bike path to the old house.

Not too much happening there yet, but the Brown Thrashers are putting on
great performances. An Osprey was hunting over the lake. It seems like they
are regular there now - I've seen one twice in as many visits.

Mercer Corporate Park is finally starting to show some signs of drainage,
and the mud flats (I use that term loosely) are once again exposed. One
Greater Yellowlegs seemed to be enjoying them ... at least until I showed
up. Then it yelled at me loudly and flew into the grass.

All of the talk about Bank Swallows made me curious about one of the local
place they are known to occur - Mercer County Park. But, alas, there was
some sort of regatta regalia going on. I thought surely they couldn't be
using the entire lake, and the west end was where I wanted to be. Nope.
They were using the whole lake.

I didn't bother to walk the whole way down the path. And that was a good
thing, because when I begrudgingly turned to go back to my car, a Bluebird
flew out from one of the trees, and then another bird, that I thought was
also a Bluebird. It was smaller - a warbler.

This was the drabbest warbler I'd ever seen. I took photos, and after
consulting all of my warbler guides, concluded it can only be a 1st spring
Pine Warbler. My First-of-year. I'll gladly share some photos. I ~might~
put these up on Flickr, just to show what a challenge it was.

Continuing back to my car I had a small flock of Yellow-rumps and Palm
Warblers. Then on the other side of the lake, singing Common Yellowthroats.

And I thought that stop was going to be a total wash. No Bank Swallows,
though.

With the nice weather I'm increasingly meeting non-birders in the field. I
thought it might be fun to add some non-birder observations. So, here goes.

Non-birder notes:

I stopped to chat with my non-birder neighbor for a few minutes, then as he
walked away he began to whistle a perfect rendition of a White-throated
Sparrow song. I wonder if he knew!

Another guy stopped me on the trail to tell me about a "beautiful black
bird with gorgeous red markings on its wings". I said, "Oh, cool." He then
wished me "good luck" in finding it. His good wishes must have worked,
because I did end up seeing that bird.

Looking forward to what those SW winds will bring in over the next few
days.

Happy Spring!

Mary DeLia
E Windsor

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Subject: White-eyed Vireos, Six Mile Run
From: Vince Capp <vcapp AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:35:27 -0400
Hi, all.

I met up with David Bernstein this morning to address a very short list of
target birds. Negri-Nepote was quiet, and although we struck out on our
targets there, we did get to enjoy a minimum of 12 Savannah Sparrows and at
least that many Field. We also had 3 Towhees along the trail to the pond,
which held one Greater-Legs. A female Harrier was hunting the fields and we
spied two Kestrels on the wires near the pond- making little Kestrels. 

 We did get two of our target birds afterwards over at the Jacques Lane
section of Six Mile Run. David heard and we subsequently got eyes on a
singing Meadowlark in the big hayfield just west of Middlebush Road. We were
just about wrapping up our second go-round in the cedar thickets when we
finally heard the main target bird- a White-eyed Vireo singing very close
by. We stayed with the bird and discovered there were two together. We were
then able to observe the pair engaging in very interesting courtship
behavior. The male bird was making a bewildering array of sounds as he
'danced' around the female bird. He was doing purrs, coos, and a very funny
whining sound- and that was just for starters. I have been closely watching
and studying the inordinately large population of these birds in the cedars
here for many years, and this was the first time I've been lucky enough to
observe this behavior. It was fascinating, and I'm so glad David was able to
witness it as well.  

 We dipped on the last target, Prairie Warbler- but that's fine. David and I
had to agree that getting the two WEVIs and witnessing their courtship
ritual more than made up for it! Four Kestrels, a Harrier, and a solid 10+
Towhees {minimum} rounded out the fun. 

 Here's a link to an 'OK at best' WEVI photo, But it is the first one of the
year for Somerset County- so I'll take it. For now.

 

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

 

Good Birding!

Vince Capp

Bound Brook

 

 



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Subject: Re: Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:13:34 -0400
I thought "my" juncos had all left (haven't seen one in my garden for about
a week now) but today there was one present.

John J. Collins
Raritan, NJ
jjcbird AT verizon.net
"God desires that all the world be pure in his sight.
The earth should not be injured.
The earth should not be destroyed."  (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
"I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live." (Ps. 104:33)  

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Allyson
O'Connor
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 10:07 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue
Heron dining

Haven't seen Juncos today but SO MANY WT Sparrows  still!
 
Ally
Basking Ridge
 
 
In a message dated 4/18/2014 11:16:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
wolgast AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU writes:

Dark-eyed Juncos still around our farm here in Somerset this  AM.



And after years of watching Great Blue Herons engage in  stately stalking in
a pond and brook along our property I finally saw one  catch and consume a
fish.  It looked like some species of dace but it  appeared to be about 6"
long and I didn't think they got that big.   Then again, I was so surprised
to actually see something caught I don't  know that my size estimate was
very focused.  Anyway, a "Good Friday"  for the heron - not so much for the
fish!



Good birding to  all,

Cathy Blumig

Somerset, NJ   


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Subject: Glassboro Woods - spring arrivals
From: "Sandra's email" <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:58:43 -0400
A three hour walk around Stanger and Lincoln mainly. Worm-eating,
Black and White, Ovenbird - FOS for me. I got a late start. Wonder
if anything else if I had started at dawn? And ended at 9:45 instead
of started then. Work....

Butterfly notes - no Mourning Cloaks or anglewings. Plenty of elfins.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Sandy Hook Yellow-throated Vireo
From: Trina Anderson <laporello AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:46:55 -0400
A Yellow-throated Vireo made a very welcomed appearance today on Sandy
Hook, seen feeding in the tree tops on Randolph Dr. near the bike path.

Trina Anderson
Middletown

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Subject: Stalking Harvey Tomlinson's birding trail on Good Friday
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:45:41 -0400
To follow up on Harvey Tomlinson's post today, I was following his foot steps 
when I first saw him at the second pond of Heislerville. To be honest, I missed 
some of the birds he had documented at Heislerville. Lesson learned, leave the 
birding belt at home !!! 


To make the matters worse, last night, I declined Mary's invitation/suggestion 
that we have our FOY brunch on our front porch this morning. My focus was 
visiting Palmyra Cove Nature Park first thing in the morning to look for FOY 
songbirds. It was a bust for me, personally. 


Then as soon as I pulled up on my driveway, there was a house wren singing. No 
doubt it was an. over night arrival. 


Before that, took a quick walk to the powerline, Common Yellow throat, B&W and 
White eye Vireo. All birds I missed at Palmyra Cove. What gives ? No gas 
reimbursement for sure. 


Yong Kong
yklitespeed AT comcast.net
Berlin, NJ


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Subject: a few spring birds
From: Chris Wyluda <lutachris AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:22:21 -0400
lots of e. towhees singing last Sunday (4/13) at Mountain Lakes Park and the 
Greeawy Meadows in Princeton 


yesterday (4/18), saw a L. waterthrush at Kay Environmental Center (red trail, 
by the water) in Chester 


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Subject: FOY House Wren
From: David Kaplan <kaplans263 AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:08:52 -0400
In my yard in Parsippany. 
Dave Kaplan 

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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite, Cape May
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:02:23 -0400
Hi all -

A Swallow-tailed Kite made a brief appearance over West Cape May around
10:35 this morning. I saw the bird circling high over the Cove Pool area
and, after informing other folks, lost it to the blue sky (and probably
Delaware). Given the improved weather of today, it's not a bad idea to keep
an eye out for another...


good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant continues
From: Larry Scacchetti <larrybird4134 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:49:55 -0400
At 8:30 I found the NECO behind the church on the eastern spur of the river. I 
walked down the trail that goes between 2 houses across from the ball fields on 
Halstead St. It then flew towards the red mill dam. It sat on the fallen tree 
in center of pond for half an hour before being flushed by 2 girls in a canoe. 
The bird flew north up and over the treeline and turned east. Trying to 
relocate now. 


Good birding,

Larry Scacchetti
Hillsdale, NJ

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Subject: FOY Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
From: Roger Bynum <ddasey AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:18:17 -0400
Good morning,

A male showed up at our feeder yesterday. He only stayed for a second and moved 
in. 


Dyanne Dasey and Roger Bynum
Medford 
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Subject: Warblers, shorebirds, and a Black-headed Gull.
From: Harvey Tomlinson <ShearH2Os AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:17:14 -0400
Hi Jersey Birders,
The Easter Bunny saw his shadow yesterday so I know Easter is almost here,  
unlike the spring prediction from that woodchuck from PA. But if I were 
pulled  from my nice warm home on a cold Feb morning I'd be looking for 
paybacks. I vote we leave Phil alone next year so we don't have to endure 
another 

winter  like this year.
Fortunately the early warblers at Bellplain brightened up the morning even  
though the sun stayed hidden.
L Waterthrush, numerous Yellow-throated warblers, a Common Yellowthroat,  
Ovenbirds, B&W, and a very hoarse Prairie. He would open his mouth to sing  
and nothing came out. I thought maybe the day had come  I lost my  hearing 
but another birder happened by, much younger than I, and he couldn't  hear it 
either. Whew!
Heislerville was loaded w/ Yellowlegs, both flavors, 2 Stilt sandpipers, a  
single SB Dowitcher, 3 Least sandpipers, Willets, and a handful of BB  
Plovers.
Heislerville is ready for the spring wave of shorebirds...Me too.
East Point continues to have a Black-headed gull and it is stunning. The  
30+ Bonaparte's, and the BHGU feed between the pilings at high tide  and were 
oblivious to all but the 4 Bald Eagles that called and played over  their 
heads.
Chris Vogel won the Easter egg hunt yesterday w/ his Cave Swallow. It just  
goes to show if your not out looking you'll just end the day with  
egg-in-face.
Happy Holidays and 
Good Birding,
Harvey Tomlinson
Del Haven
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Subject: No Subject
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:47:45 -0400
John, it looks like you are still infected, or re-infected. This came just a 
couple of hours ago. Please change your password again. We have blocked the NJ 
lists so this can't be posted there. Everyone else should NOT click on the link 
below.... 


Best,
Laurie Larson
On Apr 19, 2014, at 7:57 AM, JSWorkman AT aol.com wrote:

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Subject: Cave Swallow at Lily Lake, Cape May Pt.
From: Christopher Vogel <bdeogale1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:31:02 -0400
Apologies for not getting the word out sooner, but I had to resurrect an
old gmail account to post given the recent Yahoo troubles,,,

There was a Cave Swallow foraging with numerous other swallows (Barn, Tree,
Northern Rough-winged, Purple Martin) and Chimney Swifts over Lily Lake in
Cape May Point this morning. This is apparently the first record north of
Savannah Georgia this year (and that from early January- so more likely a
"fall" bird), Although they have been seen in three out of the past 4 years
in Spring in Cape May, and there is a record from 1999, this is one of only
a handful of spring records from the Northeast.

With luck, it may stick.

Cheers
CJV
Cape May

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Subject: Re: Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining
From: "Allyson O'Connor" <MRSOKY AT AOL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:07:16 -0400
Haven't seen Juncos today but SO MANY WT Sparrows  still!
 
Ally
Basking Ridge
 
 
In a message dated 4/18/2014 11:16:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
wolgast AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU writes:

Dark-eyed Juncos still around our farm here in Somerset this  AM.



And after years of watching Great Blue Herons engage in  stately stalking in
a pond and brook along our property I finally saw one  catch and consume a
fish.  It looked like some species of dace but it  appeared to be about 6"
long and I didn't think they got that big.   Then again, I was so surprised
to actually see something caught I don't  know that my size estimate was 
very
focused.  Anyway, a "Good Friday"  for the heron - not so much for the fish!



Good birding to  all,

Cathy Blumig

Somerset, NJ   


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Subject: Community (was Re: Bank Swallow thanks
From: Jimmy Lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:27:51 +0000
Hi JBers.

I want to applaud Vince's well stated posting.

In recent days I've had others help me with the Yellow-throated Warbler. I 
helped someone with 

Red-headed Woodpeckers. They help someone with .... And so it goes. We are all 
the better for the sharing 

aren't we.

I'm with Vince in that it would be great if our community would go back to more 
sharing as 'actual humans' are 

community beings.

BTW, some bird content: 4:30 - 6pm Colonial Park, 2 - 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers 
- 2 of which appeared to be mating (mounting), Green Heron. 


Good community.

Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee	  South Brunswick, 

----- Original Message ----- From: Vince Capp  To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU Sent: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:40 -0000 (UTC) 
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bank Swallow thanks Steven, I for one am very glad that 
you came back and shared some of the answers that you received regarding where 
one may find Bank Swallows in this area. Thank you. Historically, when someone 
asked a valid and pertinent question on this forum, people would publicly offer 
info and advice, therefore benefitting ALL of the readers. Regrettably, that 
doesn't seem to be the case all that much anymore. I don't know if digital 
birding has eroded that sense of community so badly, or if people are just so 
terribly afraid of making a mistake in public. Either way, readers out there 
who would also benefit from the open exchange of useful information rarely get 
the chance to do so anymore. I think this is unfortunate. What good is this 
vast, collective knowledge base here if it is not freely and openly shared? By 
actual humans. I WAS going to chime in and suggest that you investigate any and 
all of the riparian environments in Johnson Park, Piscataway- from the Route 18 
bridge down river to the Railroad trestle and beyond to Donaldson Park. Also 
over in Helyar Woods, located in New Brunswick- I have had luck with BASW over 
along the Weston's Mill Pond and environs, all the way down into Lawrence 
Brook. Right about now is a good time to start looking, too! Good luck! Vince 
Capp Bound Brook https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp 


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Subject: Crow carrying live mammal in its bill?
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:31:16 -0400
I was driving on Raritan Avenue in Highland Park when an American Crow flew
low overhead holding a small mammal in its bill. The animal had four legs
and was wriggling furiously trying to break the crow's grasp. Looked like
the crow had gripped the animal by the scruff of the neck.

When I lived in Illinois I observed crows catching voles/mice in my back
yard, and saw them try to catch a baby rabbit (but they were thwarted by an
adult rabbit). The animal today looked too large (and too pale) to be a
mouse/vole. Is it too early in the season for very young rabbits?

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Subject: Re: Morris County Quarry, re: bank swallows
From: Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:32:16 -0400
This area is part of Stephens State Park and is often referred to as Tilcon
Lake or the "Tilcon site".  It's been a few years since I've been there,
but it DID have a sizable Bank Swallow colony a few years back.  You should
be able to access this site via the gate on Kennedy Road (some maps also
refer to this as Kinny Road).  If the trees haven't leafed out too much,
you might actually get a better view of the nest holes with a scope from
over on Waterloo Valley Road.

BTW - Waterloo Valley Road can be a good place for spring migration if
you're there early enough.  As I recall, the road can be rough in places,
but that doesn't seem to stop people from dumping all sorts of household
items.  Still, there's a "remote" feeling to the place at times.

 - Chris Magarelli
   Kingston

 > As a number of you have asked:
 >
 > Based on the information I received, I think it's the flooded quarry
(that's what the picture captions call it) in Allamuchy Township, bounded
by Waterloo
 > Road (County 604), Kennedy Road, Waterloo Valley Road, and I-80. This is
along the Morris Canal and there seems to be another lake (Saxton) and
quarry to the southwest.
 >
 > All based on my looking at Google Earth. I do not know this area at all.
I am making no promises or suggesting that I know what I am talking about!
- See more
 > at:

http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=676643&MLID=NJ01&MLNM=New%20Jersey#sthash.guWx3yc8.dpu 


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Subject: Re: Bank Swallow thanks
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:28 -0400
Johnson Park (Piscataway) is also a good spot for Cliff Swallows. I've
seen nests on both sides of the Route 18 bridge. Here's a photo of a nest I
took a couple of years ago on the downstream side of the bridge:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/7907375748/

Last year there was an active colony on the upstream side of tha bridge.
I've been told there are also nests on the Route 27 bridge between Highland
Park and New Brunswick...

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Vince Capp  wrote:

> Steven,
>  I for one am very glad that you came back and shared some of the answers
> that you received regarding where one may find Bank Swallows in this area.
> Thank you. Historically, when someone asked a valid and pertinent question
> on this forum, people would publicly offer info and advice, therefore
> benefitting ALL of the readers. Regrettably, that doesn't seem to be the
> case all that much anymore. I don't know if digital birding has eroded that
> sense of community so badly, or if people are just so terribly afraid of
> making a mistake in public. Either way, readers out there who would also
> benefit from the open exchange of useful information rarely get the chance
> to do so anymore. I think this is unfortunate. What good is this vast,
> collective knowledge base here if it is not freely and openly shared? By
> actual humans.
>  I WAS going to chime in and suggest that you investigate any and all of
> the
> riparian environments in Johnson Park, Piscataway- from the Route 18 bridge
> down river to the Railroad trestle and beyond to Donaldson Park. Also over
> in Helyar Woods, located in New Brunswick- I have had luck with BASW over
> along the Weston's Mill Pond and environs, all the way down into Lawrence
> Brook. Right about now is a good time to start looking, too!
>
> Good luck!
> Vince Capp
> Bound Brook
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp
>
>
>
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> Albert,
> Steven
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> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bank Swallow thanks
>
> Thanks to all of you for the quick replies. I now have places to go and a
> bird to see.  Starting tomorrow morning in Staten Island where they've
> recently been seen at the Cemetery of the Resurrection, and a couple of
> other nearby spots (didn't think to look across the Arthur Kill in e Bird,
> thank you Larry).  Other options, if it ever warms up enough for nesting,
> are Morgan Flats, Plainsboro Preserve, Donaldson Park in Highland Park.
>  And
> somewhat farther afield are a quarry in Morris County and the Brig.
>
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Subject: Morris County Quarry, re: bank swallows
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:42:21 +0000
As a number of you have asked:

Based on the information I received, I think it's the flooded quarry (that's 
what the picture captions call it) in Allamuchy Township, bounded by Waterloo 
Road (County 604), Kennedy Road, Waterloo Valley Road, and I-80. This is along 
the Morris Canal and there seems to be another lake (Saxton) and quarry to the 
southwest. 


All based on my looking at Google Earth. I do not know this area at all. I am 
making no promises or suggesting that I know what I am talking about! 


Steven L. Albert, CPEA, QEP
Senior Program Manager
EHS Management Consulting
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Internal: 100 3601
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Subject: Re: Bank Swallow thanks
From: Vince Capp <vcapp AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:09:40 -0400
Steven, 
 I for one am very glad that you came back and shared some of the answers
that you received regarding where one may find Bank Swallows in this area.
Thank you. Historically, when someone asked a valid and pertinent question
on this forum, people would publicly offer info and advice, therefore
benefitting ALL of the readers. Regrettably, that doesn't seem to be the
case all that much anymore. I don't know if digital birding has eroded that
sense of community so badly, or if people are just so terribly afraid of
making a mistake in public. Either way, readers out there who would also
benefit from the open exchange of useful information rarely get the chance
to do so anymore. I think this is unfortunate. What good is this vast,
collective knowledge base here if it is not freely and openly shared? By
actual humans. 
 I WAS going to chime in and suggest that you investigate any and all of the
riparian environments in Johnson Park, Piscataway- from the Route 18 bridge
down river to the Railroad trestle and beyond to Donaldson Park. Also over
in Helyar Woods, located in New Brunswick- I have had luck with BASW over
along the Weston's Mill Pond and environs, all the way down into Lawrence
Brook. Right about now is a good time to start looking, too!

Good luck!
Vince Capp
Bound Brook

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



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Steven
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 2:54 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bank Swallow thanks

Thanks to all of you for the quick replies. I now have places to go and a
bird to see.  Starting tomorrow morning in Staten Island where they've
recently been seen at the Cemetery of the Resurrection, and a couple of
other nearby spots (didn't think to look across the Arthur Kill in e Bird,
thank you Larry).  Other options, if it ever warms up enough for nesting,
are Morgan Flats, Plainsboro Preserve, Donaldson Park in Highland Park.  And
somewhat farther afield are a quarry in Morris County and the Brig.

Steven L. Albert, CPEA, QEP
Senior Program Manager
EHS Management Consulting
D 732.564.3601 M 732.832.6195
Internal: 100 3601
Steven.Albert AT aecom.com

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Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler & Red-headed Woodpeckers Colonial Park, Somerset
From: Jimmy Lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:40:05 +0000
 All,

The Yellow-throated Warbler was seen this morning (~11) and about 3pm in 
deciduous trees between Mettler's Rd and the Rose Garden parking lot (several 
observers). 


About 3:30pm 2 adult Red-headed Woodpeckers were in the usual area along the 
nature trail of Colonial Park. 


Good birding.

Jimmy Lee
South Brunswick

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From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:54:25 +0000
Thanks to all of you for the quick replies. I now have places to go and a bird 
to see. Starting tomorrow morning in Staten Island where they've recently been 
seen at the Cemetery of the Resurrection, and a couple of other nearby spots 
(didn't think to look across the Arthur Kill in e Bird, thank you Larry). Other 
options, if it ever warms up enough for nesting, are Morgan Flats, Plainsboro 
Preserve, Donaldson Park in Highland Park. And somewhat farther afield are a 
quarry in Morris County and the Brig. 


Steven L. Albert, CPEA, QEP
Senior Program Manager
EHS Management Consulting
D 732.564.3601 M 732.832.6195
Internal: 100 3601
Steven.Albert AT aecom.com

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Subject: Where can I find a Bank swallow?
From: "Albert, Steven" <Steven.Albert AT AECOM.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:07:17 +0000
So, my life list has a couple of "really, Steven?" birds, and bank swallow is 
one of them. It got there from an entry in my little Zim field guide that I 
used in elementary school (yes, this madness started that far back). Haven't 
seen one "since." Thought I had them finally last week in Oklahoma - it was a 
steep sandy bank on the Arkansas River and there were brown swallows in the 
air!!! But, they turned out to be rough-wings. 


So, is there a reliable place in NJ, preferably central Jersey as I am lazy, to 
see a bank swallow? I've spent some time with E-Bird data, but the sightings 
all seem random. Any help would be appreciated. 


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Subject: Re: Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:35:25 -0400
I had two lone Juncos here this morning.  Still haven't seen or heard a
warbler.

More exciting, however, is the very vocal Blue-gray Gnatcatcher that has
been here for a couple of days now.  So much noise from such a little bird.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Cathy Blumig 
wrote: 


> Dark-eyed Juncos still around our farm here in Somerset this AM.
>
>
>
> And after years of watching Great Blue Herons engage in stately stalking in
> a pond and brook along our property I finally saw one catch and consume a
> fish.  It looked like some species of dace but it appeared to be about 6"
> long and I didn't think they got that big.  Then again, I was so surprised
> to actually see something caught I don't know that my size estimate was
> very
> focused.  Anyway, a "Good Friday" for the heron - not so much for the fish!
>
>
>
> Good birding to all,
>
> Cathy Blumig
>
> Somerset, NJ
>
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Subject: Winter birds singing
From: Mary DeLia <maryderekemilydelia AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:18:00 -0400
To follow on from Bernie's post, yesterday at Fernbrook Farms in a spot
where the trail comes out from the woods into sort of cove of scrubby
grass, I had surround-sound singing White-throated Sparrows, with a single
White-crowned Sparrow joining in.

There were a few spring singers as well, including FOY Common Yellowthroats
and White-eyed Vireos, and Chippies were everywhere.

Despite the white stuff we saw on the ground this week, the emerging May
Apples are a sure sign that spring is finally here. Embrace it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/marydbirds/13923395123/in/photostream/

Mary DeLia
E Windsor

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Subject: Re: Bird Chat
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:12 -0400
The link is to BirdCast (not BirdChat), and it seems to be working fine now. 
Try: http://birdcast.info/forecasts/ 


Laurie Larson
Princeton


On Apr 17, 2014, at 10:19 PM, Yong Kong  wrote:

> This evening, I have tried to log onto Bird Chat through CMBO's Website under 
sub-heading Daily of Migration Forecast. The link is not working for me. It is 
my computer or the link is not working ? 

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

> 
> 
> Yong Kong 

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Subject: Juncos still hanging around Somerset; Great Blue Heron dining
From: Cathy Blumig <wolgast AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:15:14 -0400
Dark-eyed Juncos still around our farm here in Somerset this AM.

 

And after years of watching Great Blue Herons engage in stately stalking in
a pond and brook along our property I finally saw one catch and consume a
fish.  It looked like some species of dace but it appeared to be about 6"
long and I didn't think they got that big.  Then again, I was so surprised
to actually see something caught I don't know that my size estimate was very
focused.  Anyway, a "Good Friday" for the heron - not so much for the fish!

 

Good birding to all,

Cathy Blumig

Somerset, NJ   


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Subject: Little Blue Heron Union County Parkway/ Parkway Drive Clark
From: "Thomas O'reilly" <tjays7 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:13:16 -0400
Forgot to mention in my previous email the bird is an immature Little Blue 
Heron. The bird is mostly white and is showing some blue. Here is a link to my 
flickr for the picture. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/85486216 AT N06/with/13923726523

Tom O'Reilly
Rahway, NJ


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Subject: Prairie warbler
From: jeanine apgar <jga-2 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:22:14 -0400
Just outside my window. Ovenbirds came in Tuesday, common yellowthroat, 
white-eyed vireo and black and white warbler have been here since 
Monday. Whippoorwill since last Friday! Spring is really here!

Jeanine Apgar
Galloway

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Subject: Little Blue Heron Union County Parkway/ Parkway Drive Clark
From: "Thomas O'Reilly" <tjays7 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:23:17 -0400
Thanks to Donna Black for funding this bird and letting me know. Just had a 
Little Blue Heron in the same pond as the Barnacle Goose from earlier this 
year. He was visible from Union County Parkway earlier. Now he can be seen from 
Parkway Drive in Clark. Pictures to follow. This is out the back entrance of 
Rahway Park. 


Tom O'Reilly
Rahway, NJ



Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 17, 2014, at 10:19 PM, Yong Kong  wrote:
> 
> This evening, I have tried to log onto Bird Chat through CMBO's Website under 
sub-heading Daily of Migration Forecast. The link is not working for me. It is 
my computer or the link is not working ? 

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

> 
> 
> Yong Kong
> yklitespeed AT comcast.net
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Subject: NECO still present 4/18
From: Cliff Miller <cbm AT WHATEXIT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:17:55 -0400
9:00 am above the Red Mill falls, very cooperative, preening on a log at the 
base of the first island. 


Cliff Miller
Brooklyn NY

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Subject: Re: Winter birds singing in summer weather!
From: "Allyson O'Connor" <MRSOKY AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:07 -0400
Still have MUCHO White Throated Sparrows here!!
 
Ally
Basking Ridge
 
 
In a message dated 4/17/2014 6:03:52 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM writes:

On  Sunday and Monday (high 81 degrees both days) I had the treat
of listening  to two winter birds singing in summer-like weather: Junco  and
White-throated Sparrow. Seemed kinda surreal! :-)

Bernie  Sloan
Highland Park

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


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



Yong Kong
yklitespeed AT comcast.net
Berlin, NJ

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

It's at  DeMott pond now

Karmela Moneta
Clinton Twp

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


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


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

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


Steve Byland
Warren, NJ

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

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

Regards,
Howard


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

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

Karmela Moneta
Clinton Twp

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

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

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

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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

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

Thanks to JerseyBirds for alerting me to this beauty.

Bill Dix   
Princeton

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


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

I was wondering the same thing!

Ally
Basking Ridge

Sent from Ally-O's iPhone

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

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

Ally
Basking Ridge

Sent from Ally-O's iPhone

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

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

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


Also had Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the river. 

Sandra McNicol 
Kingwood Township 



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

seen any posts so assume it has moved on?

thanks,

Tom

Tom Bailey
Tabernacle, NJ
ammodramus AT comcast.net

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

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


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


Thank you!

Laurie Larson 
Princeton NJ

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

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

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

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

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

Jeff Alampi
Mays Landing

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

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Joe P.
Hopewell, NJ


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

Vincent NichnadowiczPrinceton Junction 		 	   		  
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