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King Eider,©Barry Kent Mackay

25 Jan Brigantine Southern Cove Godwits [Karmela ]
25 Jan Re: Sharpie food ["John J. Collins" ]
25 Jan Common Redpoll and Glaucous Gull at Barnegat [Bert Harris ]
26 Jan Re: Motts Creek Road Dark Phase Rough-legged Hawk’s happy ending story so far [Linda Gangi ]
25 Jan Sharpie food [Sandra Keller ]
25 Jan Brigantine Sunday [Diane C Louie ]
25 Jan Salem county - big year notes [Sandra Keller ]
25 Jan Motts Creek Road Dark Phase Rough-legged Hawk’s happy ending story so far [Yong Kong ]
25 Jan Brigantine Island: Northern Natural Area [Jon Stippick ]
24 Jan Cardinal singing in Raritan today ["John J. Collins" ]
24 Jan Re: Very-Very potential Avalon Black Brant [Jon Stippick ]
24 Jan Juncos and House sparrows [Harvey Tomlinson ]
24 Jan Very-Very potential Avalon Black Brant [Yong Kong ]
24 Jan Cape May Pelagic Rescheduled for Sat, Feb 7 [Paul Guris ]
23 Jan Clay-Colored and Vesper [ ]
23 Jan Re: Snowy Owl [Steve Walker ]
23 Jan Re: Snowy Owl [Cathy Blumig ]
23 Jan Re: Snowy Owl ["Campanella, Connie" ]
23 Jan Re: Snowy Owl [Eric Stiles ]
23 Jan Re: Snowy Owl ["Susie R." ]
23 Jan Cape May and Jake's 1/17 [Alan Belford ]
23 Jan Snowy Owl [Wendy and Stuart Malmid ]
23 Jan Raven at Palmyra Cove , Burlington county [Walter Gura ]
23 Jan Photo Study of Harlequin Ducks At Barneget SP (Ocean County)NJ, 1/22/15 ["Howard B. Eskin" ]
23 Jan Vesper Sparrow [Lisa Ryan ]
23 Jan Assunpink Swans [Bob Dodelson ]
22 Jan ebird notes [Sandra Keller ]
22 Jan Great Horned Owls -- can some still be juveniles at this time of year? [Fairfax Hutter ]
22 Jan Pine Siskins - Photo [Steve Byland ]
22 Jan "Simon's Luck" ["CHELEMER, MARC J" ]
21 Jan Eurasian Wigeon & Common Redpolls [Michael Britt ]
21 Jan Re: Sunday hunting [Fairfax Hutter ]
21 Jan Re: Sunday hunting [Kyle Chelius ]
21 Jan Re: Sunday hunting [Mary Lou Norman ]
21 Jan NJ Audubon All Things Bird-Union County Tour [David Bernstein ]
21 Jan Re: Sunday hunting [William Dix ]
20 Jan Neighborhood birding (photos) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
20 Jan Lake Carasaljo Mystery ["James O'Brien" ]
20 Jan Barrow's Goldeneye, Delaware River [Samuel Galick ]
20 Jan Barrow's Goldeneye - Delaware River - Warren County [Tom Bailey ]
20 Jan Trumpeter Swans and other Mercer Co. notes [Chris Brown ]
20 Jan Somewhat Leucistic Towhee [Christopher Takacs ]
20 Jan chickadee story [Gerald Peterson ]
19 Jan Fwd: RARE BIRD: Possible Kelp Gull in Pittsburgh [L Larson ]
19 Jan Springfield, Rt. 206 Burlco ["cwsg1 AT excite.com" ]
19 Jan Barnegat Light Redpoll ID conclusion [Yong Kong ]
19 Jan Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose [Christopher Magarelli ]
19 Jan Thick-billed Murre, Ocean County [Sam Galick ]
19 Jan Cape May notes, Jan. 19 AM – Alcids, Redpolls [Tom Reed ]
19 Jan Euarsian Green-winged / Common Teal @ Caven Point, Liberty State Park, Hudson County [Sam Stuart ]
19 Jan Meadowlands at sunrise ["CHELEMER, MARC J" ]
19 Jan Redpoll in Wyckoff [Bill Elrick ]
19 Jan Extralimital Harris's sparrow continues, Northampton County, PA [DAVID KOCH ]
18 Jan Paulo Boute to speak at DVOC on January 22 [Steve Kacir ]
18 Jan FW: Barnacle Geese [Bill Boyle ]
18 Jan FW: Barnacle Geese [Bill Boyle ]
18 Jan Barnacle Geese [Bill Boyle ]
18 Jan Chukar at Alpha Grasslands [William Dix ]
18 Jan Interesting thing about turkey photo ["B.G. Sloan" ]
18 Jan Barnegat Light redpolls; [Yong Kong ]
18 Jan Upcoming Bergen County Audubon (BCAS) Meeting [Beth Goldberg ]
18 Jan Barnacle Goose Ramapo River [JONATHAN READER ]
17 Jan Common Redpolls, Red-necked Grebe, Blue-winged Teal, King Eider and more in Barnegat 1-17-15 [Shawn Wainwright ]
17 Jan Sneak preview of 2/15/15 All Things Birds Winter Raptor Trip [Michael Britt ]
17 Jan Common Redpolls and Northern Redtailed Hawk [Yong Kong ]
17 Jan Re: Common Redpolls [Susan Treesh ]
17 Jan Common Redpolls [Lisa Ryan ]
17 Jan Update Re: Interestingly Plumaged Corvid in Hoboken [Josh Emm ]
17 Jan Oregon DEJU , YES [Jon Stippick ]
17 Jan Interestingly Plumaged Corvid in Hoboken [Josh Emm ]
17 Jan Re: A Beautiful Common Bird (photo) [karen swaine ]
17 Jan Duke Island Park White-fronted goose [Joseph Palumbo ]
17 Jan Eurasian Wigeon in Perth Amboy ["John J. Collins" ]
17 Jan Oregon DEJU; no [Jon Stippick ]
16 Jan White winged Crossbills? [Diane C Louie ]
16 Jan Gulls Galore along the Raritan (photo) ["B.G. Sloan" ]

Subject: Brigantine Southern Cove Godwits
From: Karmela <kmoneta AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:31:24 -0500
John Stippick mentioned the activity at the Northern end of Brigantine, so I 
thought I'd provide highlights of the southern cove. This is the area best seen 
from under the bridge as you enter Brigantine. Unfortunately there's no place 
to pull over and park. A shame since this provides a good view of the beach and 
sandbars looking south. This afternoon there were between 20-30 each of Marbled 
Godwits, Oystercatchers and what I think might be Willets (Western?). If anyone 
has seen them can you confirm their identity? 

It was a beautiful day to be out, too bad it doesn't last. Stay safe over the 
next few days. 


https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0093009/photos/115977796 AT N07/16183026739/

Karmela Moneta
Clinton Township



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Subject: Re: Sharpie food
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:03:43 -0500
According to Arthur Cleveland Bent, Sharpies are known to eat bats, among an
astounding array of other food.  I quote as follows from Bent's Life
History: "The bill of fare of this hawk also includes a few mice, young
rabbits, shrews, bats, frogs, lizards, locusts, grasshoppers, crickets,
caterpillars, large moths, butterflies, and beetles."  

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 Sandra
Keller
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:53 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sharpie food

As in a bat. Marilyn and I witnessed a Sharpie pluck a bat out of mid air
and fly off with it. Wow! We were watching the bat, then all of a sudden....
I checked BNA - bats not specifically listed under food. 

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Common Redpoll and Glaucous Gull at Barnegat
From: Bert Harris <aramidopsis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:58:24 -0500
Hi all,

In addition to seeing the usual (great) birds at Barnegat this afternoon,
we lucked into a Common Redpoll near the entrance gate (see here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21541026). I wonder if this is
a remnant bird from the flocks seen on Jan 17th. We also saw the previously
reported Glaucous Gull on the rock pile to the right of the main jetty (at
the end of the jetty).

Good birding,
Bert Harris, Princeton

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Subject: Re: Motts Creek Road Dark Phase Rough-legged Hawk’s happy ending story so far
From: Linda Gangi <ltgangi AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:39:08 +0000
We were at Motts Creek today and saw a dark phase Roughie with a large chuck of 
wing missing.  It has to be the same bird and it was flying just fine.  We 
were in fact amazed that it could stay up with all those feather missing.  It 
hovered just fine! 

  
  
  
From: "Yong Kong"  
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU 
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:29:27 PM 
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Motts Creek Road Dark Phase Rough-legged Hawk’s happy 
ending story so far 


Back in 12-20-2014, Jim Austin-Cole and I observed an adult male dark phase 
Roughie at Motts Creek Road (fantastic view !!). Then on 1-11-2015, two PA 
birders and I saw an adult dark phase Roughie, this time viewed from the deck 
of the Bar (another fantastic view). But this time around, I was shock to see 
this Roughie missing big-chunk of primaries and secondaries !! Soon later, we 
saw another light phase Roughie getting into some heavy air-encounter-combat 
with an immature golden eagle, and all three of us came up with a conclusion as 
to the “missing flight feathers” on the dark phase Roughie. 


Ever since that last sighting, I was wondering how long this Roughie  could 
survive in his wintering ground, worse yet, if he will make home to north. I 
have made several attempts to re-find the bird, but no luck. I like to think it 
is the same bird. 


Tonight, a Jersey birder e-mailed to let me know she saw the Roughie, and said, 
“It was hunting and seemed to be able to fly” 


What a fantastic news to hear !! 

I can send photos of the Roughie w/ missing flight feathers  to those who are 
interested. 


Yong Kong 
Camden County, NJ 
. 

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Subject: Sharpie food
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:52:58 -0500
As in a bat. Marilyn and I witnessed a Sharpie pluck a bat out of mid air and 
fly off 

with it. Wow! We were watching the bat, then all of a sudden....
I checked BNA - bats not specifically listed under food. 

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Brigantine Sunday
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:45:38 -0500
Sue and I met up in the parking lot outside of Bloomingdales in the Short Hills 
Mall. 

I had to wave off the security guard who was wondering why 2 ladies decked out 
in birding gear were 

so anxious to shop that we arrived 2 hours before the Mall opened.  

By the time we arrived at the wildlife refuge just before noon, the skies had 
cleared and 

the temperature had risen to the high 40s.  Except for the Snow Geese, the
number of birds we saw were rather modest. We did see a goodly collection of 
raptors, including both perched and flying 

Bald Eagles (with Sue pointing out a sub-adult); Northern Harriers (females and 
grey ghost); Golden Eagle in the far 

distance (at the limit of conjecture per Pete Dunne); a Rough-legged Hawk 
perched in the exact tree Karen 

said it would be; a sleepy Snowy Owl female alone on an island posing for the 
paparazzi; and a pair of Peregrine Falcons perched 

next to their home on the tower. In terms of waterfowl, not a lot of diversity, 
but we did see Buffleheads, Northern Pintails, all 3 Mergansers, 

Black Ducks, Gadwalls, and of course Mallards. We had nice close views of 
Tundra Swans with a couple of Mutes. 

However, the refuge seemed to be largely a Teal -, Ruddy - , Ring-neck - , 
Loon, Grebe, and Brant - free zone. Nevertheless, 

Sue and I agreed that we had a great winter Sunday outside at the beautiful 
refuge in the pleasant company of our CMBO 

leaders, NJAS birders and the birds.

Diane Louie
Madison

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Subject: Salem county - big year notes
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:30:36 -0500
Tree Sparrows at Supawna Meadows. The main grassland trail. That was a needed
species that both Jeff K. and I knew had to be gotten by the end of Jan! They 
are much 

more difficult down here after January. Same holds true for Cumberland County. 
Why 

Supawna Meadows is one of our best spots in the county for them I can't figure 
out. 


Marilyn H. and I started at Money Island Rd. Nothing out of the ordinary - 
Rough-legged 

is still needed. That's a great marsh area - with more cattails than I recall 
from years past. 

I thought the area was brackish even, but maybe not! King Rail would be 
nice.... 


Not many flocks around. That's funky. We did have thousands of Snow Geese in 
flight, 

but only a few thousand on the ground. County Home Rd. as we were driving 
north. 

Not enough light then to scan well. I will keep in mind for future visits and 
Ross's Goose. 


My next visit down I will concentrate on field edges. All this snow we getting 
will work for 

pushing stuff to edges. I hope! Unless too much snow! 

Kept our ears open for Redpolls. No luck! I have no locations like Moore's 
Beach in 

Cumberland here in Salem. The closest maybe being the beach at Elsinboro Point 
or 

whatever the name is. That will be my first time exploring there when I finally 
walk it. 


Good birding all! Happy feeder watching for a couple days!

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Motts Creek Road Dark Phase Rough-legged Hawk’s happy ending story so far
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:29:27 -0500
Back in 12-20-2014, Jim Austin-Cole and I observed an adult male dark phase 
Roughie at Motts Creek Road (fantastic view !!). Then on 1-11-2015, two PA 
birders and I saw an adult dark phase Roughie, this time viewed from the deck 
of the Bar (another fantastic view). But this time around, I was shock to see 
this Roughie missing big-chunk of primaries and secondaries !! Soon later, we 
saw another light phase Roughie getting into some heavy air-encounter-combat 
with an immature golden eagle, and all three of us came up with a conclusion as 
to the “missing flight feathers” on the dark phase Roughie. 


Ever since that last sighting, I was wondering how long this Roughie could 
survive in his wintering ground, worse yet, if he will make home to north. I 
have made several attempts to re-find the bird, but no luck. I like to think it 
is the same bird. 


Tonight, a Jersey birder e-mailed to let me know she saw the Roughie, and said, 
“It was hunting and seemed to be able to fly” 


What a fantastic news to hear !! 

I can send photos of the Roughie w/ missing flight feathers to those who are 
interested. 


Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ
.

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Subject: Brigantine Island: Northern Natural Area
From: Jon Stippick <Jonstippick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:23:55 -0500
I had the opportunity to explore my favorite coastal habitat today. My targets 
were Alcids and Redpolls. Neither showed. I knew the chances of Alcids close to 
shore was slim considering the moderate overnight winds from the West. There 
was a fair amount of activity offshore but most birds were too distant to 
identify. About 15 minutes into my seawatch I observed a possible Black-legged 
Kittiwake, this is what I reported to Ebird for that individual: 

 gull/tern sp. -An individual observed could have been Black-legged Kittiwake. 
Harsh morning lighting prevented any plumage details from being noted. Seen 
through scope arcing over ocean several hundred yards offshore. Flight was 
incredibly fast and agile. Notably slender, angular wings held rigid. Other 
than size and angled wings this birds flight resembled shearwater to a degree. 
This bird was never in the same frame as another bird so accurate size 
comparison was not possible but impression was small like Ring-billed Gull. 
West winds for 12 hours proceeding this sighting make BLKI less likely. 

 I had a group of about a dozen Goldfinches and I thought for sure I'd be able 
to pick out a Redpoll but no luck. The northern tip provided good looks at the 
continuing Snow Bunting flock. I also scoped a raptor over the Little Beach 
island I first mis-identified as Golden Eagle. Dark above and white prominent 
tail stripe always makes me think Golden Eagle but when I saw it hover hunting 
I knew it was a Rough-legged Hawk. 

 Other than that it was just the usual Loons, Scoters, Gulls and a handful of 
Horned Grebes. Plus heaps of Long-tailed Ducks that make me think "Alcid!" 
every time at first glance in flight. 

  A beautiful day for a 8 mile hike. Let's hope for 3 feet of snow:)

-Jon Stippick
 Newfield, NJ
jonstippick at gmail dot com

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Subject: Cardinal singing in Raritan today
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:00:54 -0500
This morning, after I finished plowing the snow off my walks and driveway, I
heard a Northern Cardinal singing!  Such a cheerful thing to hear in the
mid-winter season!

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)  

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Subject: Re: Very-Very potential Avalon Black Brant
From: Jon Stippick <Jonstippick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:27:30 -0500
I'd call that a Black Brant for sure. The head is distorted in the photo but 
the breast is perfect for Black Brant. Ofcourse I'm no expert but I'll 
congratulate you anyway, nice find Yong! 

- Jon Stippick
 Newfield, NJ
 jonstippick AT gmail.com

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Subject: Juncos and House sparrows
From: Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:29:39 -0500
Hi Jersey Birders,
Ever since Rob and Lisa discovered an Eurasian Tree Sparrow among the House
Sparrows in Cape May last year I haven't been able to gloss over House
Sparrow flocks like I used to.
And ever since Jon and Susie enjoyed an "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco in their
yard this year I spend a few extra moments on the Junco flocks.
The other day in the Del Haven yard I found this interesting female type
Junco which I believe is of the Oregon flavor.
I had to shoot it thru a window so the 2 shots are somewhat blurry, but
what ever it is it is ODD.
Comments as always appreciated.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/
Good birding
Harvey Tomlinson

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Subject: Very-Very potential Avalon Black Brant
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:50:00 -0500
Yesterday around 3PM, I took a photo a Black Brant from the base of the 
“closed” bridge, neat the Sea Watch in Avalon. Copy and paste the Google 
Earth coordinates 39 07 02.48 N 74 43 02.24 W. 


I can send the photo upon request. 

One birder I contacted will be forwarding the photo to the NJ Records 
Committee. However, more documentation will/may be be needed for confirmation. 


It appeared they were making landing to feed and roost for the night during my 
visit. With the recent weather pattern, this Brant may stick around for others 
to find and document. Scope and “long-reach” camera will most likely be 
required. 


Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ

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Subject: Cape May Pelagic Rescheduled for Sat, Feb 7
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:13:09 -0500
The 12 hour trip out of Cape May that was weathered out today has been
rescheduled for Saturday, February 7.

The trip is aboard the 100'  American Star.  We will head 50 or so miles
offshore to reach the appropriate water conditions where we often find
Dovekies in good numbers.  Other target birds include Fulmar, Atlantic
Puffin, Common and Thick-billed Murre, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Iceland,
Glaucous, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and Red Phalarope.  We chum to
keep the gull and gannet flock behind the boat, so be sure to bring your
camera.

The details of the trip are:

Leave:  6:00 AM
Return:  approximately 6:00 PM
Cost:  $180
Dock:  6200 Park Blvd, Wildwood, NJ


To make a reservation or for more information, contact us by phone at
215-234-6805 or e-mail us at info AT paulagics.com.


Hope to see you aboard.


-PAG

-- 







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18054215-234-6805www.paulagics.com paulagics.com
 AT gmail.com info AT paulagics.com
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Subject: Clay-Colored and Vesper
From: William Whitehead <000000ad0895233e-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:02:00 -0500
Friends,

Vesper Sparrow was seen at Sandy Hook Lot B this morning.

Clay-colored Sparrows were still at the North Pond this morning.

Photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128791531 AT N03/

Happy Hunting, Bill

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Subject: Re: Snowy Owl
From: Steve Walker <sjawalker AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:32:49 -0500
Not all states are as kind to birds as NJ.  My cousin shot over 10 Snowy
Owls at an airport in Michigan during last winters invasion.  This was
after one Snowy Owl flew into the engine of an arriving aircraft.

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Cathy Blumig 
wrote:

> It is my understanding that NJDFW has always issued the permits for live
> capture of snowy owls at NJ airports.  That has apparently not always been
> the case with NYDEC, though the PA has made the request to be granted those
> permits.
>
> Please remember that the PA needs to follow regulations outlined by
> various government agencies and those vary from state to state (and of
> course there's the federal regulations as well....)
>
> Cathy Blumig
> Somerset, NJ
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Eric
> Stiles
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 12:43 PM
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Snowy Owl
>
> Port Authority is working with our good friends at Raptor Trust to handle
> matters related to Snowy Owls at Newark Airport.  Port Authority responded
> quickly to the conservation community last winter about adopting non-lethal
> intervention practices at all of the airports to address issues related to
> these stunning birds.
>
> Sincerely,
> Eric Stiles
> President & CEO
> New Jersey Audubon Society
> __________________
> 11 Hardscrabble Road
> Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
> Phone: 908.766.5104 ext 13  Fax: 908.766.7775
> Website: www.njaudubon.org
>
> Connect with us:
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Susie R.
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 12:19 PM
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Snowy Owl
>
> Hopefully, the airport operator, PANYNJ, won't have it shot.
>
> Susie R.
> Tewksbury/Califon
>
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Wendy and Stuart Malmid <
> weluvowls AT comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > Yesterday Thursday January 22 while driving north on the NJ Turnpike
> > about 3PM I observed a Snowy Owl sitting on a fence at Newark Liberty
> > Airport. It had its back to the turnpike but the shape and the color
> > were unmistakeable
> >
> > Our lone Pine Warbler continues to visit our suet feeders daily. We
> > have not seen the Baltimore Oriole in many days. We have a lone female
> > Red-Winged Blackbird that also is a regular visitor.
> >
> > good birding,
> >
> > Stuart Malmid
> > Monroe Twp, NJ
> >
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Subject: Re: Snowy Owl
From: Cathy Blumig <wolgast AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:49:59 -0500
It is my understanding that NJDFW has always issued the permits for live 
capture of snowy owls at NJ airports. That has apparently not always been the 
case with NYDEC, though the PA has made the request to be granted those 
permits. 


Please remember that the PA needs to follow regulations outlined by various 
government agencies and those vary from state to state (and of course there's 
the federal regulations as well....) 


Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ

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

Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 12:43 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Snowy Owl

Port Authority is working with our good friends at Raptor Trust to handle 
matters related to Snowy Owls at Newark Airport. Port Authority responded 
quickly to the conservation community last winter about adopting non-lethal 
intervention practices at all of the airports to address issues related to 
these stunning birds. 


Sincerely,
Eric Stiles
President & CEO
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__________________
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-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Susie R.
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 12:19 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Snowy Owl

Hopefully, the airport operator, PANYNJ, won't have it shot.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Wendy and Stuart Malmid < 
weluvowls AT comcast.net> wrote: 


> Yesterday Thursday January 22 while driving north on the NJ Turnpike 
> about 3PM I observed a Snowy Owl sitting on a fence at Newark Liberty 
> Airport. It had its back to the turnpike but the shape and the color 
> were unmistakeable
>
> Our lone Pine Warbler continues to visit our suet feeders daily. We 
> have not seen the Baltimore Oriole in many days. We have a lone female 
> Red-Winged Blackbird that also is a regular visitor.
>
> good birding,
>
> Stuart Malmid
> Monroe Twp, NJ
>
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>

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Subject: Re: Snowy Owl
From: "Campanella, Connie" <cc AT STATESIDE.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:47:07 +0000
Well done NJA!   

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 23, 2015, at 12:45 PM, "Eric Stiles"  
wrote: 

> 
> Port Authority is working with our good friends at Raptor Trust to handle
> matters related to Snowy Owls at Newark Airport.  Port Authority responded
> quickly to the conservation community last winter about adopting non-lethal
> intervention practices at all of the airports to address issues related to
> these stunning birds.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Eric Stiles
> President & CEO
> New Jersey Audubon Society
> __________________
> 11 Hardscrabble Road
> Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
> Phone: 908.766.5104 ext 13  Fax: 908.766.7775
> Website: www.njaudubon.org
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Susie
> R.
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 12:19 PM
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Snowy Owl
> 
> Hopefully, the airport operator, PANYNJ, won't have it shot.
> 
> Susie R.
> Tewksbury/Califon
> 
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Wendy and Stuart Malmid <
> weluvowls AT comcast.net> wrote:
> 
>> Yesterday Thursday January 22 while driving north on the NJ Turnpike
>> about 3PM I observed a Snowy Owl sitting on a fence at Newark Liberty
>> Airport. It had its back to the turnpike but the shape and the color
>> were unmistakeable
>> 
>> Our lone Pine Warbler continues to visit our suet feeders daily. We
>> have not seen the Baltimore Oriole in many days. We have a lone female
>> Red-Winged Blackbird that also is a regular visitor.
>> 
>> good birding,
>> 
>> Stuart Malmid
>> Monroe Twp, NJ
>> 
>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
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Subject: Re: Snowy Owl
From: Eric Stiles <eric.stiles AT NJAUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:43:11 -0500
Port Authority is working with our good friends at Raptor Trust to handle
matters related to Snowy Owls at Newark Airport.  Port Authority responded
quickly to the conservation community last winter about adopting non-lethal
intervention practices at all of the airports to address issues related to
these stunning birds.

Sincerely,
Eric Stiles
President & CEO
New Jersey Audubon Society
__________________
11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
Phone: 908.766.5104 ext 13  Fax: 908.766.7775
Website: www.njaudubon.org

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-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Susie
R.
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 12:19 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Snowy Owl

Hopefully, the airport operator, PANYNJ, won't have it shot.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Wendy and Stuart Malmid <
weluvowls AT comcast.net> wrote:

> Yesterday Thursday January 22 while driving north on the NJ Turnpike
> about 3PM I observed a Snowy Owl sitting on a fence at Newark Liberty
> Airport. It had its back to the turnpike but the shape and the color
> were unmistakeable
>
> Our lone Pine Warbler continues to visit our suet feeders daily. We
> have not seen the Baltimore Oriole in many days. We have a lone female
> Red-Winged Blackbird that also is a regular visitor.
>
> good birding,
>
> Stuart Malmid
> Monroe Twp, NJ
>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> How to report NJ bird sightings: 
>

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Subject: Re: Snowy Owl
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:18:32 -0500
Hopefully, the airport operator, PANYNJ, won't have it shot.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Wendy and Stuart Malmid <
weluvowls AT comcast.net> wrote:

> Yesterday Thursday January 22 while driving north on the NJ Turnpike about
> 3PM I observed a Snowy Owl sitting on a fence at Newark Liberty Airport. It
> had its back to the turnpike but the shape and the color were unmistakeable
>
> Our lone Pine Warbler continues to visit our suet feeders daily. We have
> not seen the Baltimore Oriole in many days. We have a lone female
> Red-Winged Blackbird that also is a regular visitor.
>
> good birding,
>
> Stuart Malmid
> Monroe Twp, NJ
>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> How to report NJ bird sightings: 
>

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Subject: Cape May and Jake's 1/17
From: Alan Belford <alan_belford AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:12:08 -0500
Sorry for the late post as I've been traveling. 
My brother and I had a great day down Cape May last Saturday with the usual 
good birds (better than 80 species on the day) around the point. Highlights 
included a Barred Owl at the State Park and Purple Sandpipers at St. Mary's and 
at Avalon. 

Other highlights were at Jake's Landing at the end of the day:3 Short-eared 
Owls2 Great-horned Owls hunting from the snags along the marsh1 E. Screech Owl 
calling along the road as we left 

Good Birding!
Alan BelfordSaranac Lake, NY 		 	   		  
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Subject: Snowy Owl
From: Wendy and Stuart Malmid <weluvowls AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:47:06 -0500
Yesterday Thursday January 22 while driving north on the NJ Turnpike about 3PM 
I observed a Snowy Owl sitting on a fence at Newark Liberty Airport. It had its 
back to the turnpike but the shape and the color were unmistakeable 


Our lone Pine Warbler continues to visit our suet feeders daily. We have not 
seen the Baltimore Oriole in many days. We have a lone female Red-Winged 
Blackbird that also is a regular visitor. 


good birding,

Stuart Malmid
Monroe Twp, NJ

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Subject: Raven at Palmyra Cove , Burlington county
From: Walter Gura <waltg19149 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:40:34 -0500
  A Raven 'cronked' its way south over Palmyra Cove this morning about
9:45.  I finally saw it heading south towards the Cove. Much larger than a
crow with rounded tail and a big bill built for creating chaos.
     Fox Sparrows and Towhees were still along the path before the Hot
Corner at the southwest corner of the Big Pit. I also found 4 Winter Wrens
which may be a personal high count.  At least 10 Carolina Wrens were heard
which lets me know that they are tolerating this January cold better than I
am and much better than either of us did last year.

Good birding to all,
    Walt Gura
      waltg19149 AT gmail.com
        Phila.,Pa.

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Subject: Photo Study of Harlequin Ducks At Barneget SP (Ocean County)NJ, 1/22/15
From: "Howard B. Eskin" <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:37:09 -0600
Briton Parker and I went to E.B. Forsythe (Brig) yesterday morning. The
weatherman lied again and it was overcast, dark and dismal. While we saw
lots of birds it was almost impossible to get a decent photograph.  We
decided to head to the Barnegat Jetty a little after noon. Barnegat
likewise was overcast but there were plenty of birds. And, fortunately, I
was able to get some decent photographs of the Harlequin Ducks. To see the
Photo Study and a list of species seen at both Barnegat and Brig, please
click on the following link:

http://www.howardsview.com/BarnegatBrigJan22_15/BarnegatBrigJan22_15.html

Regards,
Howard


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

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Subject: Vesper Sparrow
From: Lisa Ryan <fleabit AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:35:09 -0500
Vesper Sparrow currently at Sandy Hook right by B lot. Now in sand next to road 
seen from across the street. Found by Dave Larson. 


Lisa Ryan
Mays Landing

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Subject: Assunpink Swans
From: Bob Dodelson <dodelson AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:27:20 -0600
The 3 Trumpeter Swans have returned after a short holiday. At the bridge by the 
old adm. bldg. there was a lone male Rusty Blackbird atop a close tree and at 
the east end of the lake a Hermit Thrush. 

Alongside the swans there was a lone Snow Goose (I tried hard but 
unsuccessfully to turn it into a Ross Goose) 

Bob Dodelson

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Subject: ebird notes
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:12:08 -0500
Hello,
 I had wanted to mention that the offline checklists i did while in Panama 
worked 

super! Took a couple days to get everything up to par, but have got it down 
now. Will 

probably even use that system here in Jersey even though I have cellular here.
Worked great. Had the local checklist. Guide pointed out a new bird, in it 
went. 

Much easier than the old notebook system. Wi Fi was pretty poor down there so
lists only went in every few days. I will be double checking everything as I 
enter day 

lists into Birdbase - yes, I still use it! Will be transferring all that stuff 
into Bird brain 

shortly. The imac birding database. Anyway, thanks for all the advice re using 
off line! 

it's a learning curve. I feel like an expert now! One of the locations I 
entered turned 

out to be under my local spot - the gps was so accurate! The guide said it was 
a hotspot. So 

I kept zooming that map in.....

Will pick up entering Jerseybirds into ebird when done with Panama. 

Good birding all. Barring bad weather will be down in Salem County Monday
working on my big year. Redpoll would be nice. Hearing lots of reports!

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Great Horned Owls -- can some still be juveniles at this time of year?
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:50:50 -0500
Hello JB'ers,

Heard a series of spaced bizarre nasal loud squawks at 5:30 PM last night that 
were unfamiliar. Though pretty dark, I could see a big bird from same direction 
swoop down from perch in tall hedgerow tree into field and naturally thought 
owl. Had only been hearing Great Horned Owls (GHOW) hooting regularly on my way 
over there, but they never sounded like that. 


Familiar with juvenile GHOW since had one squawking like some Jurassic 
Pterodactyl all summer into fall, but this call was different. Less harsh and 
blood-curdling. Not a fox either. 


Scanned owl sounds on my iPhone and thought Long-eared Owl (LEOW) "harsh hoots 
(female)_NY" closest match at the time. Seemed unlikely that LEOW would dive 
from such a high perch in bare tree with so many GHOWs around? 


Seemed a bit too nasal and forceful for a Short-eared's bark. 

Now I think it best matches the single (not a hoot) squawk of an immature GHOW 
as in "immature calls_AR" but mine was more nasal. 


I thought that last winter's juveniles would be sounding like adults by now? 
Any thoughts? Have searched online and don't find much info about when they 
mature. 


Have poor iPhone recording that Id need to edit to trim file size.

Thanks,

Fairfax Hutter
Lawrenceville, NJ


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Subject: Pine Siskins - Photo
From: Steve Byland <stevebylandnaturephotography AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:11:18 -0500
I have a few Pine Siskins at my feeders today - mostly eating Black Oil 
Sunflower seeds, but also hitting the hulled sunflower seeds and the thistle 
sock. Photo at: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_byland/16156322359

I have had a huge flock of Eastern Bluebirds (as many as 20 at a time) 
regularly eating (very expensive) dried meal worms. A special feeder I have for 
them keeps the Starlings out with a hole too small for them to enter the 
feeder. Bluebird houses left up give the Bluebirds roosting boxes on cold 
nights. They also visit the holly bushes regularly. 


Steve Byland
Warren Township
Somerset County
sbbyland at aol.com

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Subject: "Simon's Luck"
From: "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496 AT ATT.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:55:15 +0000
Jerseybirders,

Readers of e-Bird reports (Rare Bird Alert, Needs Alert) are familiar with 
Simon Lane's comments on his numerous, often remarkable sightings. One day 
recently, for example, he reported a Short-eared Owl which flew right over him 
on its way from its Bayonne Golf Club hunting grounds to its roost on the Ocean 
Terminal. "Simon's Luck," one might call it. 


Today, that luck happened to me. Thanks to Simon, Ed Borowik, Mike Britt and 
others, all of whom reported Redpolls at Liberty State Park yesterday from 
early morning 'til late afternoon (and trying to make up for my 0 for 9 record 
in the Fall and Winter of 2014 trying to see them), I dashed off from work on 
an early "lunch" to see if the Redpolls had returned to the birch grove. At 
first pass, the answer appeared to be No, but then as I returned along the 
trail, I heard the characteristic "jit-jit" calls and saw a flock of small 
birds land in the grove. Redpolls they were! Nineteen of them! I approached 
within fairly close range to have a nice look, and the birds accommodated. But, 
I had not brought my camera, so I headed back to the car to get it, and decided 
to approach the birds from a different angle. 


As I walked along that other trail, Ron Fields and Roger Johnson were coming 
the opposite direction, heading to get THEIR camera and 'scope. Roger mentioned 
that there was a perched hawk which he thought might be a Red-shouldered. But 
we both had a longer look at the raptor, literally in the SAME TREE as the 
Redpolls, and it turned out to be the resident wintering Northern Goshawk!! 


What were the chances...two great species, in one tree, just when Roger and I 
were standing there! Sometimes, our collective passion is truly thrilling, and 
today was such a day. 


A fine lunch hour indeed.

Good birding!

Marc J. Chelemer

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon & Common Redpolls
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:17:49 -0500
This afternoon, I picked up Eurasian Wigeon and Common Redpoll, for my
Hudson County Big Year.

More details here:


https://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/hudson-county-big-year-12115-redpolls-eurasian-wigeon/ 


Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ

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Subject: Re: Sunday hunting
From: Fairfax Hutter <savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:19:35 -0500
Track the PA proposed closures here on PA Birds. Heated discussion.

http://birding.aba.org/maillist/PA01

Fairfax Hutter
Lawrenceville, NJ

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> On Jan 21, 2015, at 4:03 PM, Kyle Chelius  wrote:
> 
> Has anyone been following what's going on over in PA with the State Game 
Lands? They are supposedly toying with the idea of closing down the SGLs in the 
fall and spring to all users except hunters which effectively eliminates 
birding at peak migration times. 

> 
>> Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:24:25 -0500
>> From: williamdix AT MSN.COM
>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sunday hunting
>> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>> 
>> Last week I wrote to my NJ State Assemblyman to express my views on Senate 
Bill S699, which would permit hunting on public lands seven days a week. Today 
I received a message back from his office that included the following 
information: 

>> "Bill S699, which would allow hunting on any day of the week during hunting 
season, did not pass the full Senate yet. On January 13, it only passed the 
Senate Environment and Energy Committee, but it is not clear when and if this 
bill will be voted on by the full Senate." 

>> So if anyone should care to contact their State Senator to express their 
views, it is apparently not too late. 

>> Bill Dix   
>> Princeton
>> http://billdix.smugmug.com
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:17:43 -0500
>>> From: savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET
>>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sunday hunting
>>> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>>> 
>>> I believe this has yet to be passed by the NJ State Assembly so they're the 
ones to call if concerned. 

>>> 
>>> I saw this coming, but assumed an alert to the forum was inappropriate? 
Never quite 100% sure vis-a-vis legislative matters. 

>>> 
>>> Fairfax
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On Jan 16, 2015, at 1:13 PM, L Larson  wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Jerseybirders,
>>>> 
>>>> As an information point, birders may want to know that the New Jersey 
Senate has passed a bill to permit hunting on all days of the week. Under 
present law hunting is banned on Sundays on public lands (there are exceptions 
for some private lands). This bill, SB699, would change that. 

>>>> 
>>>> I do not want to encourage discussion of hunting, which is always a 
problematic topic on the list; I just want to make people aware of this because 
it may affect birding activities. If you have an opinion either way, this is a 
good time to express it to your representatives in Trenton. The NY-NJ Trails 
Conference has a web page with full information about the bill, how it affects 
outdoors-people, and how to contact your legislators. 

>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> http://nynjtc.org/issue/sunday-hunting-new-jersey
>>>> 
>>>> Laurie Larson
>>>> Princeton
>>>> 
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Subject: Re: Sunday hunting
From: Kyle Chelius <ganglerisson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:03:38 -0500
Has anyone been following what's going on over in PA with the State Game Lands? 
They are supposedly toying with the idea of closing down the SGLs in the fall 
and spring to all users except hunters which effectively eliminates birding at 
peak migration times. 

 
> Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:24:25 -0500
> From: williamdix AT MSN.COM
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sunday hunting
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> 
> Last week I wrote to my NJ State Assemblyman to express my views on Senate 
Bill S699, which would permit hunting on public lands seven days a week. Today 
I received a message back from his office that included the following 
information: 

> "Bill S699, which would allow hunting on any day of the week during hunting 
season, did not pass the full Senate yet. On January 13, it only passed the 
Senate Environment and Energy Committee, but it is not clear when and if this 
bill will be voted on by the full Senate." 

> So if anyone should care to contact their State Senator to express their 
views, it is apparently not too late. 

> Bill Dix   
> Princeton
> http://billdix.smugmug.com
> 
> 
> 
> > Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:17:43 -0500
> > From: savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET
> > Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sunday hunting
> > To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> > 
> > I believe this has yet to be passed by the NJ State Assembly so they're the 
ones to call if concerned. 

> > 
> > I saw this coming, but assumed an alert to the forum was inappropriate? 
Never quite 100% sure vis-a-vis legislative matters. 

> > 
> > Fairfax
> > 
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > 
> > > On Jan 16, 2015, at 1:13 PM, L Larson  wrote:
> > > 
> > > Jerseybirders,
> > > 
> > > As an information point, birders may want to know that the New Jersey 
Senate has passed a bill to permit hunting on all days of the week. Under 
present law hunting is banned on Sundays on public lands (there are exceptions 
for some private lands). This bill, SB699, would change that. 

> > > 
> > > I do not want to encourage discussion of hunting, which is always a 
problematic topic on the list; I just want to make people aware of this because 
it may affect birding activities. If you have an opinion either way, this is a 
good time to express it to your representatives in Trenton. The NY-NJ Trails 
Conference has a web page with full information about the bill, how it affects 
outdoors-people, and how to contact your legislators. 

> > > 
> > > 
> > > http://nynjtc.org/issue/sunday-hunting-new-jersey
> > > 
> > > Laurie Larson
> > > Princeton
> > > 
> > > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> > > How to report NJ bird sightings: 
> > 
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Subject: Re: Sunday hunting
From: Mary Lou Norman <mln13 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:02:08 -0500
My Senator is the sponsor of the bill, he introduced it last year also. I am 
keeping watch over the movement, via email updates. 


Marylou Norman
Freehold,NJ

> On Jan 21, 2015, at 3:24 PM, William Dix  wrote:
> 
> Last week I wrote to my NJ State Assemblyman to express my views on Senate 
Bill S699, which would permit hunting on public lands seven days a week. Today 
I received a message back from his office that included the following 
information: 

> "Bill S699, which would allow hunting on any day of the week during hunting 
season, did not pass the full Senate yet. On January 13, it only passed the 
Senate Environment and Energy Committee, but it is not clear when and if this 
bill will be voted on by the full Senate." 

> So if anyone should care to contact their State Senator to express their 
views, it is apparently not too late. 

> Bill Dix   
> Princeton
> http://billdix.smugmug.com
> 
> 
> 
>> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:17:43 -0500
>> From: savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET
>> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sunday hunting
>> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>> 
>> I believe this has yet to be passed by the NJ State Assembly so they're the 
ones to call if concerned. 

>> 
>> I saw this coming, but assumed an alert to the forum was inappropriate? 
Never quite 100% sure vis-a-vis legislative matters. 

>> 
>> Fairfax
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Jan 16, 2015, at 1:13 PM, L Larson  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Jerseybirders,
>>> 
>>> As an information point, birders may want to know that the New Jersey 
Senate has passed a bill to permit hunting on all days of the week. Under 
present law hunting is banned on Sundays on public lands (there are exceptions 
for some private lands). This bill, SB699, would change that. 

>>> 
>>> I do not want to encourage discussion of hunting, which is always a 
problematic topic on the list; I just want to make people aware of this because 
it may affect birding activities. If you have an opinion either way, this is a 
good time to express it to your representatives in Trenton. The NY-NJ Trails 
Conference has a web page with full information about the bill, how it affects 
outdoors-people, and how to contact your legislators. 

>>> 
>>> 
>>> http://nynjtc.org/issue/sunday-hunting-new-jersey
>>> 
>>> Laurie Larson
>>> Princeton
>>> 
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Subject: NJ Audubon All Things Bird-Union County Tour
From: David Bernstein <jackstraw1963 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:46:52 -0500
Afternoon folks,

I led my first solo All Things Bird trip for NJ Audubon today. A nice group of 
people joined me for stops at Lenape Park, Rahway River Park, a brief Essex 
County detour to Weequahic Park and the Elizabeth Waterfront south from the 
Jersey Gardens Mall to Arthur Kill Park. 


Highlights included Eurasian Wigeon, American Pipit, Canvasbacks, Great 
Cormorant, Greater Scaup and Horned Grebe in Elizabeth. A nice variety of 
waterfowl at Weequahic- Shoveler, Ruddy, Hooded Merganser, Ring-necked Duck. 
And some nice winter birds at Lenape(Winter Wren) and Rahway River Park(Brown 
Creeper). 


The recent severely cold weather gave me some problems icing up my favorite 
areas. However, I think we did quite well under the circumstances. 


NJ Audubon's All Things Bird has some terrific up coming field trips scheduled. 
Please consult the Audubon calendar for details. Hope to see you out there and 
good birding! 


David S. Bernstein
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Sent from my iPad

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Subject: Re: Sunday hunting
From: William Dix <williamdix AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:24:25 -0500
Last week I wrote to my NJ State Assemblyman to express my views on Senate Bill 
S699, which would permit hunting on public lands seven days a week. Today I 
received a message back from his office that included the following 
information: 

"Bill S699, which would allow hunting on any day of the week during hunting 
season, did not pass the full Senate yet. On January 13, it only passed the 
Senate Environment and Energy Committee, but it is not clear when and if this 
bill will be voted on by the full Senate." 

So if anyone should care to contact their State Senator to express their views, 
it is apparently not too late. 

Bill Dix   
Princeton
http://billdix.smugmug.com



> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:17:43 -0500
> From: savoirfairfax AT EARTHLINK.NET
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sunday hunting
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> 
> I believe this has yet to be passed by the NJ State Assembly so they're the 
ones to call if concerned. 

> 
> I saw this coming, but assumed an alert to the forum was inappropriate? Never 
quite 100% sure vis-a-vis legislative matters. 

> 
> Fairfax
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Jan 16, 2015, at 1:13 PM, L Larson  wrote:
> > 
> > Jerseybirders,
> > 
> > As an information point, birders may want to know that the New Jersey 
Senate has passed a bill to permit hunting on all days of the week. Under 
present law hunting is banned on Sundays on public lands (there are exceptions 
for some private lands). This bill, SB699, would change that. 

> > 
> > I do not want to encourage discussion of hunting, which is always a 
problematic topic on the list; I just want to make people aware of this because 
it may affect birding activities. If you have an opinion either way, this is a 
good time to express it to your representatives in Trenton. The NY-NJ Trails 
Conference has a web page with full information about the bill, how it affects 
outdoors-people, and how to contact your legislators. 

> > 
> > 
> > http://nynjtc.org/issue/sunday-hunting-new-jersey
> > 
> > Laurie Larson
> > Princeton
> > 
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Subject: Neighborhood birding (photos)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:16:58 -0500
The weather was pretty decent today, so I decided to take a stroll through
the neighborhood. A few highlights:

* There were at least 50 of my favorite ducks on the Raritan River.
Buffleheads are very striking birds. They are also very skittish in my
neighborhood. I was pleased to be able to get a relatively close photo of
about a dozen of them:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/16328288825/

* I saw one very chilly looking Great Blue Heron standing on one leg with
its feathers puffed up:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/16328288645/

* Observed what looked to be a Downy Woodpecker winter roost hole in a dead
snag. Based on my past experiences observing Downy Woodpeckers in winter
roost holes I'm thinking this is one:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/16328404062/

* And finally...not a birding photo, but a sign that spring migration might
not be too far off. A dandelion blooming on a chilly winter morning (today):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/16328288835/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Subject: Lake Carasaljo Mystery
From: "James O'Brien" <jphillipobrien AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:07:51 -0500
Amongst a group of canada geese appear to be one white-fronted x snow hybrid 
and one snow x canada hybrid. Opinions welcome: 

https://flic.kr/p/qSQDBY
https://flic.kr/p/qSKXPt

Also had a peregrine falcon atop the Barnegat water tower:
https://flic.kr/p/qzLb9D
and some very cooperative Harlequins at the end of the jetty:
https://flic.kr/p/qS91Th
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye, Delaware River
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:23:25 -0500
A female Barrow's Goldeneye was photographed on the PA side of the river
this morning by Matt Sabatine, just north of Phillipsburg in Warren County.
There's a good chance that the bird could end up on the NJ side of the
river. It was photographed across from Marble Hill Natural Area along River
Road.

Matt's eBird checklist with photos and GPS location are here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21433447

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye - Delaware River - Warren County
From: Tom Bailey <ammodramus AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:20:54 +0000
Just reported on the Pennsylvania Listserve a female Barrow's Goldeneye has 
been found in the Delaware River. 

Visit the PA list for more info - http://birding.aba.org/maillist/PA01

Tom

Tom Bailey
Tabernacle, NJ
ammodramus AT comcast.net

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Subject: Trumpeter Swans and other Mercer Co. notes
From: Chris Brown <cbrown.birdman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:30:50 -0500
Jerseybirds,

With the apparent freeze out at Lake Assunpink it seems the three
Trumpeter Swans which had been there have relocated to the Hamilton/Trenton
Marsh at the end of Sewell Ave. in Hamilton Township, Mercer county. The
three birds were first seen there yesterday and we're still present in the
back of the park, past the bridge along the yellow trail in the large open
marshy area. They have been quite close.

Also of note in the county is the female Long-failed Duck found
yesterday by Steve Walker at the Scenic Overlook on I295 south between
Trenton and Bordentown. The bird was present this morning at 11.30, flying
north before landing some way upriver. Also at the overlook was a first
winter Iceland Gull.

At least four warbler species are present at the Trenton Sewage Utility
on Duck Island including Pine, Palm and Orange-crowned.

Not bad.

Chris Brown
Hamilton Twp. Mercer Co.

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Subject: Somewhat Leucistic Towhee
From: Christopher Takacs <americanchris22 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:25:33 -0500
In Losen Slote Creek Park, Little Ferry I spotted an odd bird yesterday as
I was leaving. I searched this morning and found it to be a leucistic
Eastern Towhee I believe. The bird popped up when I did my best Towhee
whistle. It was in the field just beyond the woods. Boots are needed on any
trails as much is under water and icy. Also a Common Redpoll was seen
feeding in the birches on the wood's edge as well as in the field. Photos
of both can be seen here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/96567639 AT N00/16325907421/in/photostream/

Good Birding
Chris Takacs
Lyndhurst

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Subject: chickadee story
From: Gerald Peterson <ghpeterson AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:48:51 -0500
A chickadee story:


This morning about 20 minutes ago I go to our East side of house deck and when 
I open the storm door I sadly see a Chickadee upside down, his little feet 
sticking up in the air. I assumed, and still do, that he collided with the 
glass storm door. Next, I reach down and pick him up by one foot, and go to the 
edge of the deck to drop the body about 4' to an area between the deck and 
bushes. He fell no more than a couple of feet when his wings come out, it 
breaks the fall and lands on the edge of the deck below the railing. I assume 
the fall triggered the flight reflex and "woke"it up. It was surely unconscious 
when I discovered it and picked it up. 


I can't check again at the moment but when I looked out about 5 minutes after 
the even I saw it still upright sitting on the deck, under the railing/fence. 


I consciously used the gender neutral "it" not "him" as I don't have the 
expertise to tell the sex for Chickadees. 


Jerry
Clinton Township

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Subject: Fwd: RARE BIRD: Possible Kelp Gull in Pittsburgh
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:32:54 -0500
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Paul Guris 
> Subject: [DVOC] RARE BIRD: Possible Kelp Gull in Pittsburgh
> Date: January 19, 2015 8:21:40 PM EST
> To: Post DVOC-Mail 
> 
> A bird being reported as a possible Kelp Gull was seen and photographed in 
the Pittsburgh area. 

> 
> For current information, check the PA list server:
> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/PA01
> 
> Here's a Facebook link to information including links to photos:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABArare/permalink/827227680671210/
> 
> 
> -PAG
> 
> -- 
> Paul A. Guris
> See Life Paulagics
> PO Box 161
> Green Lane, PA  18054
> 215-234-6805
> www.paulagics.com
> paulagics.com AT gmail.com
> info AT paulagics.com 


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Subject: Springfield, Rt. 206 Burlco
From: "cwsg1 AT excite.com" <cwsg1@EXCITE.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:33:33 -0500
just happened to be driving on Rt 206 around 4 pm and saw an immature bald

eagle, a kestrel and a  n. harrier hunting in a field along the road
 C. Wyluda
Pennington
 

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Subject: Barnegat Light Redpoll ID conclusion
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:27:09 -0500
Since I started this thread I feel responsible I write this conclusion and put 
an end to it. 


I sent more photos to those who responded. Some responded w/ their comment on 
the ID of the redpoll in question. 


The redpoll in question was the one w/o any streaking. ? I took many photos. 
Two photos that had redpoll in question were “not so great photo” for ID 
purpose but that is all I had. I saw the bird in question thru bins, scope and 
thru my cheap camera lens. It did not have any streaking as compared to several 
(if not many) common redpolls I did see and especially once I reviewed the 
photos. It did not look “frosted all over including its back for the most 
part” 


One birder commented that I should listed it as redpoll sp. I do not list or 
count birds so. But it is a very cool (if not very frosty) recommendation. 


One birder sent me links below, which I looked at very briefly before my 
original posting. Good info no doubt. 


 http://www.sibleyguides.com/bird-info/common-redpoll-and-hoary-redpoll/


http://www.sibleyguides.com/2008/01/a-character-index-for-redpoll-identification/ 


My next question is which JBirder will find the Hoary this winter in NJ ? I 
have my fingers crossed that the lucky birder who finds a Hoary this winter 
would be a birder not listed in top 100 in NJ eBird. 


Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ



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Subject: Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose
From: Christopher Magarelli <christopher.magarelli AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:06:26 -0500
At about 1:00 this afternoon Leif Austad, Jennifer Hanson, and I located
the Wall Township Pink-footed Goose along Bailey's Corner Road where the
bike path crosses half a mile south of the Intermediate School/Municipal
Complex.  It was with a large flock of Canada Geese at the back of the corn
stubble field west of the paved bike path.  Conveniently, there is a signed
parking lot at this spot.

Later on, toward dusk, we also had a single drake Eurasian Wigeon and drake
Redhead at Marconi Road.

 - Chris Magarelli
   Kingston

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Subject: Thick-billed Murre, Ocean County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:13:01 -0500
From Alex Tongas via Scott Barnes:

Hi Scott, I had a molting Thick-billed Murre roughly 100 yards off Jenkinsons 
in Point Pleasant Beach around 0900 today 1/19/15 . The bird was doing a steady 
paddle traveling south and could be refound several times. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick

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Subject: Cape May notes, Jan. 19 AM – Alcids, Redpolls
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:22:19 -0500
Hi all –


I spent a good chunk of the morning at Two Mile Beach (unit of Cape May NWR
at the south end of Wildwood Crest) and the adjacent Cold Spring Inlet.

A few highlights included:

A light but steady southbound movement of Razorbills through about 9:00am,
plus a few birds on the water or generally milling about offshore. A
Dovekie also flew past during the first hour of daylight. For those who may
want to search for alcids-- at this site or at Avalon-- tomorrow morning's
forecast of light winds/calm seas should make for good viewing conditions.

2 Harlequin Ducks-- an uncommon bird around Cape May, but Cold Spring Inlet
tends to be the best place to find them.

4+ Common Redpolls-- a group of 3 flushed from the top side of the beach,
and I heard at least one other flying over that went unseen. Additional
flocks were reported from the Cape May City and Cape May Point dunes this
morning, and one was again at the CMBO Northwood feeders at Cape May Pt.

1-2 Black-legged Kittiwakes-- adult(s) feeding well offshore, occasionally
in the company of Bonaparte's Gulls.

82 Red Knots-- a nice total for mid-January; there's been a decent number
on the beaches between Stone Harbor and Wildwood Crest this winter.



good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ
coturnicops at gmail dot com

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Subject: Euarsian Green-winged / Common Teal @ Caven Point, Liberty State Park, Hudson County
From: Sam Stuart <surfbird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:51:51 -0500
All,

This morning there was nice male Green-winged Teal that appeared to be of
the Eurasian subspecies.  It had no white spur on the side of the breast.
There were 10 other Green-winged Teals here along with several other
species of Duck and Geese.  They were foraging in the inlet between Caven
Point and the Golf Course.  I'll post pix on my Flickr Site
 in a few, once I've processed
them.

​Thanks
- Sam
​ Stuart
Jersey City, NJ​

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Subject: Meadowlands at sunrise
From: "CHELEMER, MARC J" <mc2496 AT ATT.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:56:30 +0000
Jerseybirders,

I visited the Meadowlands at sunrise this morning for a quick 'scope of the 
landfill (no Rough-leggeds and already too late for Short-eared or Barn Owls), 
the bodies of water...frozen at the west end, open nearer the Turnpike...and 
the ballfields on Valleybrook to look for the wintering Meadowlarks. The local 
Red-tailed Hawks must have been taking lessons from the Rough-leggeds, though, 
because they have become expert at hover-hunting, hanging motionless in the 
morning breeze like children's kites, intently watching the grasses below for 
prey. 


There was an adult Bald Eagle on the ice, devouring a kill, and hundreds of 
ducks, including my first-of-year Pintails and Common Mergs (I haven't been out 
much since the first of the year!). The Canvasback raft seems bigger than ever, 
although I had my best view of them from the breakdown lane of the Turnpike 
after I'd left the Meadowlands and was heading south to work! There might've 
been a few scaup in the open water as well, but I was short on time. 


On the ballfields, I failed to find the Meadowlarks, despite walking a big loop 
on the back field and making an X pattern on the baseball fields themselves, 
but consolation came in the form of a small group of Savannah Sparrows, a 
Kestrel, and three Snipe, one of which just walked along right in front of me 
no more than twenty feet away, deciding for a good length of time whether I was 
friend or foe, before deciding the latter and vaulting into the air. What 
beauty it showed in the morning sunlight...the prominent stripes on its back, 
the long bill, the camouflaged feathering. Meadowlarks next time; the Snipe was 
the bird of the morning today. 


Good birding,

Marc
Marc J. Chelemer

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Subject: Redpoll in Wyckoff
From: Bill Elrick <belrick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:08:23 -0500
Hi just a heads up I had a redpoll high up in a tree from my back window
with a flock of goldfinch. When I went outside however they all flew away.
If it reshows I will post again.
Bill Elrick
Wyckoff

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Subject: Extralimital Harris's sparrow continues, Northampton County, PA
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:55:37 +0000
If anyone's still interested it's still here, most reliable from midafternoon 
on but it's also been seen at various other times during the day. 1375 
Raubsville Road, Easton, PA  18042  Arlene Koch 

Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net

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Subject: Paulo Boute to speak at DVOC on January 22
From: Steve Kacir <setkacir AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:11:14 -0500
Hello Birders, 

The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) meets on Thursday January 22 at 
the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The meeting features the 
program "Birding in Brazil" by Paulo Boute. 


All who have an interest are invited to attend; the program is free with no 
admission charged. Club meetings will begin at 7:30PM and are held at the 
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 
19103. A pre-meeting dinner takes place at Asia on the Parkway, not far from 
the Academy. More details and directions to the Academy and Asia on the Parkway 
can be found on the DVOC website: http://www.dvoc.org/Main.htm 


Paulo Boute and Birding in Brazil: 

Paulo Boute was born in a ranch near Iguassu Falls. Since a very early age he 
was, literally, in touch with the Brazilian Birds. His older brother used to 
collect birds, so Paulo often had the chance of holding those birds with his 
own hands! The back yard was full of fruit trees that attracted lots of birds: 
tanagers, thrushes and parakeets. 

Paulo's parents were great sponsors of his passion for birds. His father was 
from Russia, and his mother from Ukraine. Both kept telling him how nature in 
Brazil was special compared to their homelands. At the age of 17 years old 
Paulo Boute moved to Mato Grosso, where he started work as a tour guide in the 
Pantanal. 


Paulo became the most experienced guide for the Pantanal with almost 30 years 
of field experience. Paulo has led more than a thousand trips to the Pantanal. 
Paulo's life list for Brazil includes 1,260 Birds. Paulo has inspired others to 
follow his tracks and is very proud to have dedicated his life to preserving 
Brazil's avifauna. Paulo spends much of his time in the field; guiding tours at 
the Pantanal, Amazon/Atlantic Forest or the Brazilian Northeast. When he is not 
guiding tours, he teaches birdwatching and presents lectures, his most recent 
lecture was at the distant Brazilian state of Roraima. Traveling with Paulo is 
a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds and nature, and also to enjoy 
life! 




We hope to see you at this next meeting! 

Steve Kacir
DVOC Vice President
setkacirgmail.com
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Subject: FW: Barnacle Geese
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:30:30 -0500
Double oops! As many have pointed out, Monroe Township is in Middlesex
County. I think I've got it right this time.

 

Bill Boyle

Cape May, NJ

 

From: Bill Boyle [mailto:njsawwhet AT comcast.net] 
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 5:58 PM
To: JerseyBirds (jerseybi AT lists.princeton.edu); Bill Boyle
(njsawwhet AT comcast.net)
Subject: FW: Barnacle Geese

 

Oops. Monroe Township is in Monmouth County, not Mercer.

 

From: Bill Boyle [mailto:njsawwhet AT comcast.net] 
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 4:17 PM
To: JerseyBirds (jerseybi AT lists.princeton.edu); NJBIRDS
(NJBirds AT lists.princeton.edu)
Subject: Barnacle Geese

 

The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has voted to accept three recent
records of Barnacle Goose:

 

The Barnacle Goose that has been seen in the Ramsey, Bergen County, area
since December 15, 2014, has been accepted as a returning bird. It was
present there in December 2013 and January 2014 with three apparent hybrid
offspring. At least two of the apparent hybrid offspring are with it again
this winter.

 

The Barnacle Goose discovered on December 13, 2014, at Lake Etra, Mercer
County, was subsequently seen there and in adjacent Monroe Township, Mercer
County. The last report of the known to the Committee was December 18, 2014.

 

A third Barnacle Goose was found on December 25, 2014, at Duke Island Park,
Somerset County. It was seen there and at nearby North Branch Park through
at least January 11, 2015, and may still be in the area.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


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Subject: FW: Barnacle Geese
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:58:15 -0500
Oops. Monroe Township is in Monmouth County, not Mercer.

 

From: Bill Boyle [mailto:njsawwhet AT comcast.net] 
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 4:17 PM
To: JerseyBirds (jerseybi AT lists.princeton.edu); NJBIRDS
(NJBirds AT lists.princeton.edu)
Subject: Barnacle Geese

 

The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has voted to accept three recent
records of Barnacle Goose:

 

The Barnacle Goose that has been seen in the Ramsey, Bergen County, area
since December 15, 2014, has been accepted as a returning bird. It was
present there in December 2013 and January 2014 with three apparent hybrid
offspring. At least two of the apparent hybrid offspring are with it again
this winter.

 

The Barnacle Goose discovered on December 13, 2014, at Lake Etra, Mercer
County, was subsequently seen there and in adjacent Monroe Township, Mercer
County. The last report of the known to the Committee was December 18, 2014.

 

A third Barnacle Goose was found on December 25, 2014, at Duke Island Park,
Somerset County. It was seen there and at nearby North Branch Park through
at least January 11, 2015, and may still be in the area.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


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Subject: Barnacle Geese
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:17:19 -0500
The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has voted to accept three recent
records of Barnacle Goose:

 

The Barnacle Goose that has been seen in the Ramsey, Bergen County, area
since December 15, 2014, has been accepted as a returning bird. It was
present there in December 2013 and January 2014 with three apparent hybrid
offspring. At least two of the apparent hybrid offspring are with it again
this winter.

 

The Barnacle Goose discovered on December 13, 2014, at Lake Etra, Mercer
County, was subsequently seen there and in adjacent Monroe Township, Mercer
County. The last report of the known to the Committee was December 18, 2014.

 

A third Barnacle Goose was found on December 25, 2014, at Duke Island Park,
Somerset County. It was seen there and at nearby North Branch Park through
at least January 11, 2015, and may still be in the area.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


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Subject: Chukar at Alpha Grasslands
From: William Dix <williamdix AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:04:26 -0500
While searching Oberly Road and surrounding area for Snow Buntings and Horned 
Larks late yesterday afternoon, we came across a Chukar along the side of 
Snyder's Road, maybe a mile east of the intersection with Oberly, where 
Snyder's runs close to I-78. At one point the bird was wandering on the 
pavement, and for fear of its safety we herded it back onto the grassy 
shoulder. Although the bird didn't show any obvious injury, it didn't fly when 
we approached. I'm assuming that this is an introduced bird, and that there is 
not a resident breeding population in New Jersey. Still, it was a first for us. 

Photo available here: 
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TsJBbCd_dgOSB6Q5AEeuDECSAfnI8yUPRbNCRABdWGA?feat=directlink 


We failed to see any buntings or larks (although we did see the latter at 
Spruce Run earlier in the day). While cruising along Oberly road we witnessed 
an untold number of Snow Geese -- let's say 5000? -- heading southwest across 
the Delaware; spectacular in the late afternoon light. 

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

Bill Dix   
Princeton

http://billdix.smugmug.com

 		 	   		  
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Subject: Interesting thing about turkey photo
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:54:48 -0500
I posted the following photo link about 6 or 7 weeks ago. What I neglected
to mention at the time is that this is not a flock of nine turkeys, but
rather one flock of five turkeys (on the left) and a second flock of four
birds (on the right). I just thought it was interesting that even though
they are feeding in a confined area, there is a buffer zone of several feet
between the two flocks:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/15708145617/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Subject: Barnegat Light redpolls;
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:37:58 -0500
In response to request for my photos of redpolls taken at Barnegat Light 
yesterday, I sent photos to several JBirders. No one commented on the ID. I 
asked one birder that I recognized the name that he take another look at the 
photos again. 


We both agree that it may not be a common redpoll. As everyone else, I only get 
to see redpolls during the winter months in ONLY in NJ, so I am not claiming to 
be an expert on this issue. 


Once again, I am requesting help/comment on the ID of one particular redpoll in 
several photos taken. 


I can send again upon request. In remote chance if is is a hoary, I am hoping 
the rain has put this bird down in south of Barnegat and more birders will be 
able to see it and ID it. 


Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ

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Subject: Upcoming Bergen County Audubon (BCAS) Meeting
From: Beth Goldberg <goldbug310 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:48:20 -0500
Join BCAS on Weds., January 21st for our Volunteer Appreciation and Members
Night.  This is a special night to thank our volunteers, and for our
members to share their photos and adventures. We have so many talented
photographers and this is the evening for a brief 5 min. presentation for
others to enjoy their efforts. Chapter business meeting begins at 7:30PM
followed by our program at 8PM..  Meetings are free and open to all and are
held at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ.


-- 
Beth Goldberg
Fair Lawn

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Subject: Barnacle Goose Ramapo River
From: JONATHAN READER <jwreader AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:35:07 -0500
  Yesterday about 10: a.m., a Barnacle Goose was standing in a flock of 
Canada geese in the icy waters  of the Ramapo River off Halifax Rd. in 
Mahwah.  Beautiful view from about 10 yards away. I should note that the 
Ramapo River is a good place to look for waterfowl when the temperature 
is below freezing and most ponds and lakes in the 
Mahwah-Ramsey-Allendale-Franklin Lakes Area are frozen. JR

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Subject: Common Redpolls, Red-necked Grebe, Blue-winged Teal, King Eider and more in Barnegat 1-17-15
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:57:47 -0500
Had a great day out with Al Della Bella and Sarah Frazee with 62 species
seen with 4 of them being rare.

Here's what we saw:

24th Street and Bayview Ave. in Surf City hosted 12 species including
2 *American
Wigeon*, 107 *Northern Pintails*, and 2 *Green-winged Teal *January 17th.
See the list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21386843



Barnegat Lighthouse State Park hosted 24 species including the continuing*
King Eider*, 10 *Common Eiders*, 6 *Harlequin Ducks*, 10,000 *Surf/Black
Scoters*, 6 *Horned Grebes*, 2 *Black-bellied Plovers*, 6 *Ruddy Turnstones*,
15* Purple Sandpipers*, 3 *Ipswich Sparrows*, and 70+ *Common Redpolls *January
17th. See the list here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21386946



Bayshore Drive in Barnegat hosted 23 species including a *Northern Harrier *
and 2* Bald Eagles *January 17th. See the list here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21386968



Barnaget Twp Municipal Dock hosted 18 species including 4 *Blue-winged Teal*,
2* Redheads*, 500+ *Greater Scaup*, *Bald Eagle*, 4 *Horned Grebes*, and a*
Red-necked Grebe *January 17th. See the list here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21386987



Shawn Wainwright's backyard in Toms River hosted 20 species including
a *Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker *and a *Cooper's Hawk *January 17th. See the list here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21388230


Other great sightings were seen as well. To see all the daily birding news
everyday for Ocean County, keep it tuned here:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/birding-in-ocean-county-new-jersey/ocean-county-birding-news-for-january-2015/870204679691156 



All Ocean County rarity records for this year here:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/birding-in-ocean-county-new-jersey/ocean-county-rarities-in-january-2015-149-rarities-seen/873784849333139 



Top ten birders in Ocean County for 2015 here:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/birding-in-ocean-county-new-jersey/the-top-10-birders-for-2015-in-ocean-county/870208699690754 



Nice seeing and meeting all of you that were out there today!

Good birding!

Shawn Wainwright

Toms River

ShawnEagleEyes1 AT aol.com

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Subject: Sneak preview of 2/15/15 All Things Birds Winter Raptor Trip
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:01:32 -0500
Jerseybirders,

I ran my "Roughleg Route" for a New York group today, we tallied 21 birds.

More details here:

https://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/winter-raptor-trip-11715/

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ

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Subject: Common Redpolls and Northern Redtailed Hawk
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:54:53 -0500
I was one of the lucky one to see the decent size flock of Common Redpolls this 
morning at Barnegat Light this morning. I even managed to get several photos 
that shows a few of the birds w/ undertail coverts confirming that ones I was 
able to ID were Common Redpolls. I can send photos upon request and to those 
who might want to see and may be able to eek out a Hoary in the group based on 
my “point and shoot” camera photos. 


Also, five stars to Stippick couple who invited birders to their home !!

In line with the “sub-species” issue, I have taken a few photos of Northern 
red-tailed hawk from Brig on 1-16-2015, which may become a formal subspecies 
soon (?) if not already. 


I received a confirmation from the Expert in this issue in that my photos are 
in fact abieticola. Please Google abieticola for those who are not familiar. I 
can also send photos to those who are interested. 


Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ


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Subject: Re: Common Redpolls
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:35:58 -0500
Thanks very much for posting this summary, Lisa.  It will have people 
from all over the state watching for redpolls!

Susan Treesh
Somerset
On 1/17/2015 5:13 PM, Lisa Ryan wrote:
> In case you haven't heard, redpolls have arrived! There were flocks in Cape 
May, Holgate, Barnegat Light, Nummy's Island, and probably everywhere else 
today! We had a nice flock of 20 on Lloyd Shaw's trip at Holgate - a nice 
treat. 

>
> Lisa Ryan
> Mays Landing
>
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Subject: Common Redpolls
From: Lisa Ryan <fleabit AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:13:04 -0500
In case you haven't heard, redpolls have arrived! There were flocks in Cape 
May, Holgate, Barnegat Light, Nummy's Island, and probably everywhere else 
today! We had a nice flock of 20 on Lloyd Shaw's trip at Holgate - a nice 
treat. 


Lisa Ryan
Mays Landing

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Subject: Update Re: Interestingly Plumaged Corvid in Hoboken
From: Josh Emm <apistopanchax AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:33:45 -0500
My friend just gave more specific details. "Right by the water on Sinatra Drive 
below Stevens Tech." Once again I'm not sure if anyone is interested. If I 
lived closer, I'd follow up myself. 

Josh Emm
Havre de Grace, MD

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 17, 2015, at 1:10 PM, Josh Emm  wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> A friend of mine who is working in Hoboken today, just texted me that they 
saw a very interesting corvid "by the water in Hoboken" (I'm trying to get a 
more precise location). They described it as very dark grey, not black, and it 
didn't spread its tail as it flew. Wings and head were definitely corvid. So I 
don't know if anyone knows if there are any crows out that way with plumage 
abnormalities or if it's something else, but I thought maybe if I get the word 
out then somebody might be interested enough to take a look. My friend was 
unable to get pictures, regrettably. Good luck to anyone who might take a look. 

> Good birding
> Josh Emm
> Havre de Grace, MD
> 
> Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Oregon DEJU , YES
From: Jon Stippick <Jonstippick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:19:20 -0500
Present now. Visitors welcome. See previous post for details

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Subject: Interestingly Plumaged Corvid in Hoboken
From: Josh Emm <apistopanchax AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:10:00 -0500
Hello all,
A friend of mine who is working in Hoboken today, just texted me that they saw 
a very interesting corvid "by the water in Hoboken" (I'm trying to get a more 
precise location). They described it as very dark grey, not black, and it 
didn't spread its tail as it flew. Wings and head were definitely corvid. So I 
don't know if anyone knows if there are any crows out that way with plumage 
abnormalities or if it's something else, but I thought maybe if I get the word 
out then somebody might be interested enough to take a look. My friend was 
unable to get pictures, regrettably. Good luck to anyone who might take a look. 

Good birding
Josh Emm
Havre de Grace, MD

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Re: A Beautiful Common Bird (photo)
From: karen swaine <karmaya AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:45:10 -0500
bernie - interesting to see red belly on the ground... i don't remember 
ever that before -- ditto downy -- at our place they are always higher 
up - in shrub, tree, fence, roof/chimney/gutters... which reminds me, in 
2014  we did not have a male flicker pecking on the metal top that 
screens the chimney (whatever that's called) - which inside the house 
sounds like a machine gun.


[note to bernie - have you driven down river road and seen what's going 
on behind our homes on cleveland ave? horrible, yet the birds are still 
coming to the feeders. so far so good. we'll see if any migrants come 
thru in the spring... fingers crossed.]


karen s




On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 05:35 PM, B.G. Sloan wrote:

> Red-bellied Woodpecker shot through my living room window at an 
> interesting
> angle:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/15673513914/
>
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park
>
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Subject: Duke Island Park White-fronted goose
From: Joseph Palumbo <jpalumbo2014 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:43:52 -0800
  The White-fronted goose first reported by John Collins is still present
at the Duke Island county park.  Find the bandstand in front of the
visitor's center and walk to the right until you see a park bench with the
name "Anthony Scarponi" on the name plate.  The WF is on the ice almost
directly in front of that bench.  There are however, hundreds of Canadas
there and if the WF is resting with its bill tucked into its wing, it is
difficult to find.  Be patient and wait for it to lift its head.  Joe
Palumbo and Liz Bender

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon in Perth Amboy
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:59:19 -0500
The drake EURASIAN WIGEON continues at the marina in Perth Amboy. I just saw it 
from the parking area immediately south of the old ferry terminal. 


John J. Collins
Raritan NJ
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Subject: Oregon DEJU; no
From: Jon Stippick <Jonstippick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:57:31 -0500
Haven't been able to find it this morning. There's a lot of suitable habitat in 
the yard. It hasn't visited the feeder area yet. I'll post if it's seen. 


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Subject: White winged Crossbills?
From: Diane C Louie <dclouie AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:50:03 -0500
My friend Alan Willemsen is keen to see some White winged Crossbills. He has 
traveled to Princeton 3 times in search of them 

to no avail. If any JBers know of a reliable site where they may be found, 
please send me a note off the listserv. 


Thanks!

Diane Louie
Madison
Email: dclouie AT optonline.net

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Subject: Gulls Galore along the Raritan (photo)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:04:02 -0500
A photo of just a small segment of the thousands of gulls roosting on a
gravel bar today in the Raritan River across from Johnson Park in Middlesex
County:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/15673794804/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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