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Northern Rough-winged Swallow,©Julie Zickefoose

31 Jul Brig Refuge and Stafford Township Impoundment [Yong Kong ]
31 Jul Mississippi Kites in Waretown? [Kyle Chelius ]
31 Jul Bayonne Birding - Lefante Walk [Patricia Hilliard ]
30 Jul east coast sod - Salem County [Sandra Keller ]
30 Jul Re: 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. [Linda Widdop ]
29 Jul Re: 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. [Yong Kong ]
29 Jul Re: 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. [Don Freiday ]
29 Jul Black Tern IBSP [Greg Prelich ]
29 Jul Re: our upside down thistle feeder ["B.G. Sloan" ]
29 Jul 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. [Yong Kong ]
29 Jul Interesting white pigeon family(?) (photos) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
29 Jul Re: our upside down thistle feeder [karen swaine ]
29 Jul Re: Big Year Question [Susan Treesh ]
29 Jul Big Year Question [Sandra Adcock ]
28 Jul Re: Magnolia Warbler movements [Fred Vir ]
28 Jul Re: Magnolia Warbler movements [Cooper Cronk ]
28 Jul Caspian Terns - Gloucester county [Sandra Keller ]
28 Jul Salem - big year birding [Sandra Keller ]
28 Jul White Ibis / Black Swan [Ernest Hahn ]
28 Jul Re: Magnolia Warbler movements [Susan Treesh ]
28 Jul Re: Magnolia Warbler movements [mike hiotis ]
28 Jul Magnolia Warbler movements [Cooper Cronk ]
27 Jul Assunpink Swainsons Thrush [Bob Dodelson ]
26 Jul Salem County - LB Dows [Sandra Keller ]
27 Jul Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - Quinton, Salem County - Sunday July 26 [Tom Bailey ]
26 Jul Manasquan Reservoir ["James O'Brien" ]
26 Jul Bit late report- but does not matter as it is only a common yellowthroat warbler, Ocean County, NJ [Yong Kong ]
26 Jul BBWD update Salem County [Anthony Uhrich ]
26 Jul NJ Audubon All Things Bird Field Trip - Edwin B Forsythe NWR [Barb Bassett ]
26 Jul King or Cling Rail [Michael Britt ]
26 Jul ID help [Robert Gallucci ]
26 Jul Photo Study Of Birds At Ocean City Rookery And E. B. Forsythe NWR, 7/25/15 ["Howard B. Eskin" ]
26 Jul MIKI [Robert Gallucci ]
25 Jul Kite and Whistling Duck - Both Yes ["Hopkins,Jeffrey A." ]
25 Jul Warren County, Belvidere, Columbia Lake WMA [Lillian Shupe ]
25 Jul salem co - Black-bellied whistling duck continues [Ray Duffy ]
25 Jul Winter Wren ["Susie R." ]
24 Jul Re: White Ibis - Salem County - flying [Sandra Keller ]
24 Jul Re: White Ibis - Salem County - flying [Jeff Kiger ]
23 Jul White Ibis - Salem County - flying [Sandra Keller ]
23 Jul BBWD - Black bellied whistling ducks continue in Alloway [Kyle Chelius ]
23 Jul Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield [Yong Kong ]
23 Jul Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield [Cathy Blumig ]
23 Jul Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield [Yong Kong ]
23 Jul Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield [Yong Kong ]
23 Jul Re: Request for more info - Waretown Kite [LRiddle ]
23 Jul Re: Request for more info - Waretown Kite [Eileen Bennett ]
23 Jul Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield [Marty DeAngelo ]
23 Jul Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield [Cathy Blumig ]
23 Jul Request for more info - Waretown Kite [Jimmy Lee ]
23 Jul Waretown Kite [Larry-Zirlin ]
23 Jul Ducks in a row (photo) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
23 Jul BBWD - Black bellied whistling duck in Alloway (Map and Video) [Robert Gallucci ]
23 Jul Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield [Marty DeAngelo ]
23 Jul Wilson's Plover, Stone Harbor [Tom Reed ]
23 Jul 'Upland' Northern Waterthrush [Michael Hodanish ]
23 Jul Re: The Results RFI - Waretown Mississippi Kite [Jimmy Lee ]
22 Jul Re: Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and Information [Robert Gallucci ]
22 Jul South Jersey Birding [Michael Turso ]
22 Jul Re: Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and Information [Barb Bassett ]
22 Jul Assunpink Wood Ducks [Bob Dodelson ]
22 Jul Re: The ducks [Jeff Kiger ]
22 Jul Re: The ducks [Robert Gallucci ]
22 Jul Re: The ducks [Kyle Chelius ]
21 Jul The ducks [Sandra Keller ]
21 Jul Upland Northern Waterthrush [Michael Hodanish ]
21 Jul Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and Information [David Weber ]
21 Jul DVOC Special Informal Summer Meeting at Palmyra Cove Nature Park this Saturday [Steve Kacir ]
21 Jul BB Whistling Ducks [Sandra Keller ]
21 Jul Re: The Bb Whistling Ducks again and the dredge [Robert Gallucci ]
21 Jul The Bb Whistling Ducks again and the dredge [Sandra Keller ]
21 Jul Off Topic: Red Phalarope [Robert Gallucci ]
21 Jul Thank you all for your help [Bruce Berman ]
21 Jul The Results RFI - Waretown Mississippi Kite [Jimmy Lee ]
20 Jul Foraging behavior for BB Whistling Ducks [Sandra Keller ]
20 Jul Flocks of Eurasian collared doves [Michael Perlin ]

Subject: Brig Refuge and Stafford Township Impoundment
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:43:42 -0400
I visited Brig Refuge and Stafford Township Impoundment at Stafford Avenue 
today. The largest shorebird concentration at Brig for me this year. 


Reason for my writing is, in case, if anyone would be interested visiting the 
Stafford Township Impoundment as a companion trip to Brig this weekend. 
Highlight of the day at this impoundment was a total of six Little Blue Herons 
(One adult). Also, close view of Least Sandpipers as well. 


There is a foot path off the dike where one could get a decent view of the 
impoundment (copy and paste the following on Google Earth 39 41 21.45N 74 12 
54.17W). To me, what is interesting about this impoundment is that the 
hydrologic regime may be slighter different than the Brig’s impoundment or 
the the Barnegat impoundment such that this impoundment may have greater chance 
to attract grasspipers. The greater numbers of Least Sandpipers observed today 
than the Semis may provide an evidence to my theory. 


Once you park on the side of Stafford Avenue, the viewing location is only 
about a minute walk. Photos of the Stafford Township Impoundment on my Flicker. 


Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ






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Subject: Mississippi Kites in Waretown?
From: Kyle Chelius <ganglerisson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:51:20 -0400
Has anyone seen the MIKIs in Waretown recently?
 
I'm thinking about driving up there Sunday but it's a hike. 
 
thanks
 
Kyle
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Bayonne Birding - Lefante Walk
From: Patricia Hilliard <philliard288 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:05:02 -0400
Yesterday, we saw a Yellow-Crown Night Heron at Lefante Walk from the big
green bridge for the first time this summer.  Also saw 3 Clapper Rails, 5
Short-billed Dowitchers, 15 Yellow-legs, several Great Egrets, Great Blue
Herons and Black-crowned Night Herons, which are common this time of year.
There were flocks of 20 to 30 S.P. Plovers and Sandpipers.  Migration is on
its way!

-- 
Patricia Hilliard
Bayonne Nature Club
www.bayonnenatureclub.org

To get to Lefante Walk:  Go to South Cove Commons Mall in Bayonne, NJ off
Route 440.  Note: there is a lot of construction on the NJ Turnpike at 14A,
the Bayonne exit.

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Subject: east coast sod - Salem County
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:37:19 -0400
Was much better with both diversity and numbers this afternoon. I believe it 
was 

close to high tide in the area, so that would help. Still no Uppies that I 
could find 

though. The north side of Rt. 40 is drying up, but we should get some rain 
tonight. 

And nw winds?? I won't be back down til the weekend. 

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

Sent from my iPad mini

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Subject: Re: 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird.
From: Linda Widdop <linda AT TECHIMPACT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:59:50 +0000
Oops. Sorry for letting the cat out of the bag on the quail. I didn't know that 
it was a secret. I also thought that eBird would filter unconfirmed "rare" 
birds from view until they were confirmed. In addition, I thought that eBird 
reviewer would contact me to question me about the sighting. After all, they 
question me about Pelicans in the past (I'm looking at you Sam :-)) 


I also worry about the dogs at the park. It was my own dog that flushed them on 
Sunday when she was trying to get a drink from one of the many ponds. She 
wasn't running wild but the quail were quite close to the path. 


Thanks,
Linda Widdop
Montgomery County PA/Villas NJ
I blog at:  www.phillybirdnerd.net
Flickr Photostream:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/58719725 AT N04/

Thanks,
Linda
 
215-557-1559 x111
linda AT techimpact.org
 

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From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Don 
Freiday 

Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:16 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA 
(Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 


Yong and all,
 
Well, the quail is out of the bag. I've been keeping quiet about this, fearing 
disturbance of the Northern Bobwhites by birders understandably eager to find 
them. Since Linda Widdop reported them on eBird, I'll fill in a few details. 
PLEASE, if you try to find these birds, do not do it by playing recordings or 
trudging about trying to flush them. Also know, I miss them way more than I 
detect them, despite birding CHC almost every morning with my Chessie, who I 
don't allow to hunt during nesting season, but who has a great nose and if 
there are quail around he'll tell me. 

 
The basic skinny is 3 Northern Bobwhite appeared at Cox Hall Creek WMA last 
fall, origin unknown. I could find them every time I tried in November, which 
wasn't often because I wanted to leave them alone. Then they "disappeared." 

 
Fast forward to May 20, 2015, when a quail vocalized at CHC. One of the birds 
from fall? I don't know, but it seems likely. Then nothing more until June 25, 
when I heard one again. 

 
Then, and most remarkably, on July 6 I (my dog) accidentally flushed a female 
quail and about 12 very tiny chicks along one of the paths there. Quail can fly 
at a very early age, if not all that well. On July 14 we found them again, on 
the opposite side of the WMA, with the youngsters much bigger and flying well. 

 
Most interestingly, Linda's characterizes her recent quail as tiny, which could 
mean she encountered a second brood - which fits, because last fall there were 
three birds, a male and two females. 

 
Since July 14, I haven't heard or otherwise detected any quail, though I've 
been out west the past few days. I hypothesize that when the female(s) were on 
nest (s), the male began vocalizing looking for more, and perhaps now has 
rejoined the group. 

 
Now, are these "real" quail? I've done a lot of research on this question, and 
at some point will write a blog about what I've learned. But, consider - 
apparently 3 quail got to CHC on their own last fall, lasted a hard winter, and 
bred successfully. That's a lot to ask of pen-raised birds. 

 
If you have a copy of Stone's Bird Studies at Old Cape May handy, check out the 
quail account - he talks about fall flights with quail walking about the town 
of Cape May. 

 
Cox Hall Creek has perfect habitat for quail, but not enough of it, in my 
opinion, for quail to become permanently established there. More on why at 
another time. 

 
Best,
Don

---------------------------------------------------------------

Don Freiday,
Cape May, NJ
The Freiday Bird Blog: http://freidaybird.blogspot.com/


 
> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:20:01 -0400
> From: yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA 
(Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 

> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> 
> On Jul 26, 2015 17:00 a birder reported 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox 
Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 

> 
> Can anyone (someone) can chime in if these population is a wild origin or 
released birds ? 

> 
> I only saw a single quail w/ Mike Britt recently. I believe Mike would have 
found and heard additional Bobwhites that day, if they were around. He is that 
kind of animal birder that no birds would pass by him w/o him notice. 

> 
> Also. an expert Cape May birder has been keeping records of Bobwhites there, 
I believe. But never 11 quails. 

> 
> I do believe 11 Bobwhites report by this birder. Are they Juv quails ?
> 
> Yong Kong
> Camden County, NJ
> 
> 
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Subject: Re: 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird.
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:51:32 -0400
Don, Thanks so much for your comment and response.

I truly did not mean to attract birders there chasing the Bobwhites. Last week 
during my birding route in Ocean County in search of Little Egret (there, I 
said it !!), at one point, I was only within a few miles of Mississippi Kite 
location. I so wanted to swing by so I too could have the opportunity to see 
one. 


But I did not. Reason ? While reading one of the Ebird Reports, a birder 
commented that “birders were crowding the kite”. To me, that said it all, I 
was not going to visit. No matter what. 


I have no plan to visit Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA in search of Bobwhites, I 
hope others do leave these quails in peace as well. However, I must say, my 
property and the homewoods behind (i.e. powerline habitat) sure looks good for 
“marginal” habitat for Bobwhites in case a few wild pair decide to visit 
and stay. Not to toot my horn, I have planted several hundred young trees 
around my yard hoping to create a dense and heavy understory habiat for birds. 
One of the other reason for my visit to Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA was to 
compare the habitat there to my homewoods. 


If one is to look thru my Flicker, one may see some Bobwhite quail habiat 
around my homewoods 


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

Yong Kong
Camden County


From: Don Freiday
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:16 PM
To: Yong Kong ; JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: RE: [JERSEYBI] 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA 
(Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 


Yong and all,

Well, the quail is out of the bag. I've been keeping quiet about this, fearing 
disturbance of the Northern Bobwhites by birders understandably eager to find 
them. Since Linda Widdop reported them on eBird, I'll fill in a few details. 
PLEASE, if you try to find these birds, do not do it by playing recordings or 
trudging about trying to flush them. Also know, I miss them way more than I 
detect them, despite birding CHC almost every morning with my Chessie, who I 
don't allow to hunt during nesting season, but who has a great nose and if 
there are quail around he'll tell me. 


The basic skinny is 3 Northern Bobwhite appeared at Cox Hall Creek WMA last 
fall, origin unknown. I could find them every time I tried in November, which 
wasn't often because I wanted to leave them alone. Then they "disappeared." 


Fast forward to May 20, 2015, when a quail vocalized at CHC. One of the birds 
from fall? I don't know, but it seems likely. Then nothing more until June 25, 
when I heard one again. 


Then, and most remarkably, on July 6 I (my dog) accidentally flushed a female 
quail and about 12 very tiny chicks along one of the paths there. Quail can fly 
at a very early age, if not all that well. On July 14 we found them again, on 
the opposite side of the WMA, with the youngsters much bigger and flying well. 


Most interestingly, Linda's characterizes her recent quail as tiny, which could 
mean she encountered a second brood - which fits, because last fall there were 
three birds, a male and two females. 


Since July 14, I haven't heard or otherwise detected any quail, though I've 
been out west the past few days. I hypothesize that when the female(s) were on 
nest (s), the male began vocalizing looking for more, and perhaps now has 
rejoined the group. 


Now, are these "real" quail? I've done a lot of research on this question, and 
at some point will write a blog about what I've learned. But, consider - 
apparently 3 quail got to CHC on their own last fall, lasted a hard winter, and 
bred successfully. That's a lot to ask of pen-raised birds. 


If you have a copy of Stone's Bird Studies at Old Cape May handy, check out the 
quail account - he talks about fall flights with quail walking about the town 
of Cape May. 


Cox Hall Creek has perfect habitat for quail, but not enough of it, in my 
opinion, for quail to become permanently established there. More on why at 
another time. 


Best,
Don

---------------------------------------------------------------
Don Freiday,
Cape May, NJ
The Freiday Bird Blog: http://freidaybird.blogspot.com/




> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:20:01 -0400
> From: yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA 
(Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 

> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>
> On Jul 26, 2015 17:00 a birder reported 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox 
Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 

>
> Can anyone (someone) can chime in if these population is a wild origin or 
released birds ? 

>
> I only saw a single quail w/ Mike Britt recently. I believe Mike would have 
found and heard additional Bobwhites that day, if they were around. He is that 
kind of animal birder that no birds would pass by him w/o him notice. 

>
> Also. an expert Cape May birder has been keeping records of Bobwhites there, 
I believe. But never 11 quails. 

>
> I do believe 11 Bobwhites report by this birder. Are they Juv quails ?
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County, NJ
>
>
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Subject: Re: 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird.
From: Don Freiday <peregrine43 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:16:25 -0400
Yong and all,
 
Well, the quail is out of the bag. I've been keeping quiet about this, fearing 
disturbance of the Northern Bobwhites by birders understandably eager to find 
them. Since Linda Widdop reported them on eBird, I'll fill in a few details. 
PLEASE, if you try to find these birds, do not do it by playing recordings or 
trudging about trying to flush them. Also know, I miss them way more than I 
detect them, despite birding CHC almost every morning with my Chessie, who I 
don't allow to hunt during nesting season, but who has a great nose and if 
there are quail around he'll tell me. 

 
The basic skinny is 3 Northern Bobwhite appeared at Cox Hall Creek WMA last 
fall, origin unknown. I could find them every time I tried in November, which 
wasn't often because I wanted to leave them alone. Then they "disappeared." 

 
Fast forward to May 20, 2015, when a quail vocalized at CHC. One of the birds 
from fall? I don't know, but it seems likely. Then nothing more until June 25, 
when I heard one again. 

 
Then, and most remarkably, on July 6 I (my dog) accidentally flushed a female 
quail and about 12 very tiny chicks along one of the paths there. Quail can fly 
at a very early age, if not all that well. On July 14 we found them again, on 
the opposite side of the WMA, with the youngsters much bigger and flying well. 

 
Most interestingly, Linda's characterizes her recent quail as tiny, which could 
mean she encountered a second brood - which fits, because last fall there were 
three birds, a male and two females. 

 
Since July 14, I haven't heard or otherwise detected any quail, though I've 
been out west the past few days. I hypothesize that when the female(s) were on 
nest (s), the male began vocalizing looking for more, and perhaps now has 
rejoined the group. 

 
Now, are these "real" quail? I've done a lot of research on this question, and 
at some point will write a blog about what I've learned. But, consider - 
apparently 3 quail got to CHC on their own last fall, lasted a hard winter, and 
bred successfully. That's a lot to ask of pen-raised birds. 

 
If you have a copy of Stone's Bird Studies at Old Cape May handy, check out the 
quail account - he talks about fall flights with quail walking about the town 
of Cape May. 

 
Cox Hall Creek has perfect habitat for quail, but not enough of it, in my 
opinion, for quail to become permanently established there. More on why at 
another time. 

 
Best,
Don

---------------------------------------------------------------

Don Freiday,
Cape May, NJ
The Freiday Bird Blog: http://freidaybird.blogspot.com/


 
> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:20:01 -0400
> From: yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA 
(Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 

> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> 
> On Jul 26, 2015 17:00 a birder reported 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox 
Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 

> 
> Can anyone (someone) can chime in if these population is a wild origin or 
released birds ? 

> 
> I only saw a single quail w/ Mike Britt recently. I believe Mike would have 
found and heard additional Bobwhites that day, if they were around. He is that 
kind of animal birder that no birds would pass by him w/o him notice. 

> 
> Also. an expert Cape May birder has been keeping records of Bobwhites there, 
I believe. But never 11 quails. 

> 
> I do believe 11 Bobwhites report by this birder. Are they Juv quails ?
> 
> Yong Kong
> Camden County, NJ
> 
> 
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Subject: Black Tern IBSP
From: Greg Prelich <gprelich AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:27:24 -0400
The highlight of a trip into the Island Beach Sedge Islands today was an adult 
Black Tern in nearly complete breeding plumage, with just a tinge of white 
appearing on its face. Photos and story here: http://birdquiz.net/black-tern/ 


Greg Prelich
Manchester NJ

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Subject: Re: our upside down thistle feeder
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:13:39 -0400
Karen Swaine mentioned deer eating at bird feeders. Here's a somewhat
grainy photo I took of a deer slurping up bird seed directly from a
neighbor's feeder:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/19504919144/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 6:42 PM, karen swaine  wrote:

> so in the last several weeks we've watched as perhaps one or two
> goldfinches managed to get nyjer thistle from the new feeder, which forces
> the birds to hang upside down.
>
>
> soon enough we noticed a female house sparrow trying again and again to
> manage to do the same - she kept spinning around, it was pretty funny,
> until suddenly she succeeded in getting some thistle seed!
>
>
> then today we saw a chickadee doing the same, and aloso succeeding!
>
>
> we think this is pretty unusual... isn't it?
>
>
> (we haven't regularly been putting out seed due to the 2 dozen house
> sparrows in the area!)
>
>
> oh, another thing, a neighbor told me she saw a deer eating at her bird
> feeder  -- i suppose banging it to knock seed out (she said she heard
> noise, looked out, saw deer at the feeder)
>
>
> karen,
> highland park
>
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Subject: 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird.
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:20:01 -0400
On Jul 26, 2015 17:00 a birder reported 11 Northern Bobwhite at Villas--Cox 
Hall Creek WMA (Villas WMA), according to Ebird. 


Can anyone (someone) can chime in if these population is a wild origin or 
released birds ? 


I only saw a single quail w/ Mike Britt recently. I believe Mike would have 
found and heard additional Bobwhites that day, if they were around. He is that 
kind of animal birder that no birds would pass by him w/o him notice. 


Also. an expert Cape May birder has been keeping records of Bobwhites there, I 
believe. But never 11 quails. 


I do believe 11 Bobwhites report by this birder. Are they Juv quails ?

Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ



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Subject: Interesting white pigeon family(?) (photos)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:13:42 -0400
Today I ran across these interesting white pigeons foraging in a parking
lot. From a distance I first thought they were small gulls.

This first photo shows the largest bird with wings that were always
drooping. I don't think it's an injury...I think it was bred to look like
this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/19938535328/

This photo shows what I think is the family group of four birds:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/19938535288/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

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Subject: Re: our upside down thistle feeder
From: karen swaine <karmaya AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:42:20 -0400
so in the last several weeks we've watched as perhaps one or two 
goldfinches managed to get nyjer thistle from the new feeder, which 
forces the birds to hang upside down.


soon enough we noticed a female house sparrow trying again and again to 
manage to do the same - she kept spinning around, it was pretty funny, 
until suddenly she succeeded in getting some thistle seed!


then today we saw a chickadee doing the same, and aloso succeeding! 


we think this is pretty unusual... isn't it? 


(we haven't regularly been putting out seed due to the 2 dozen house 
sparrows in the area!)


oh, another thing, a neighbor told me she saw a deer eating at her bird 
feeder  -- i suppose banging it to knock seed out (she said she heard 
noise, looked out, saw deer at the feeder)


karen,
highland park

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Subject: Re: Big Year Question
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:56:03 -0400
Oh for heaven's sake.  As far as trolling goes, this is so 20 years ago.

Susan Treesh
Somerset

On 7/29/2015 3:51 PM, Sandra Adcock wrote:
> So I cannot really go to far from my home due to a disability so I had a
> neighbor find the Audubon Bobwhite which was not far from my house and had
> some local children chase it down the street so I could see it from my
> porch.  It was quite the ordeal.  Do you think I could count this as a yard
> bird?  I saw it but kind of made it happen.  It would look great on my big
> year yard count.
>
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Subject: Big Year Question
From: Sandra Adcock <sandra.adcock609 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:51:11 -0400
So I cannot really go to far from my home due to a disability so I had a
neighbor find the Audubon Bobwhite which was not far from my house and had
some local children chase it down the street so I could see it from my
porch.  It was quite the ordeal.  Do you think I could count this as a yard
bird?  I saw it but kind of made it happen.  It would look great on my big
year yard count.

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Subject: Re: Magnolia Warbler movements
From: Fred Vir <avtrader AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:39:41 -0400
Mag Warbler.....Middlesex County  NJ? That would be almost as noteworthy 
as the recent Lincoln Sparrow in the same area.

For several reasons the bird was almost certainly an early migrant.  
Late July migrants have been noted.

tks Fred Virrazzi
Secaucus



On 7/28/2015 2:10 AM, Cooper Cronk wrote:
> Hello Jersey Birders,
>
> I have not posted in a while, but I had a question about a bird that I
> recently saw. A few days ago I spotted a male Magnolia Warbler in the local
> woods near me in Middlesex County and was as confident of the ID as one can
> be. I have to admit that I was ignorant of the breeding range of Magnolia
> Warblers in New Jersey and didn't realize the uncommonness of this bird at
> the time of the sighting.
>
> I've read up a little since the sighting and see that they only seem to
> breed in the Kittatinny mountains of North Western NJ.
>
> My question is this, could this bird be a breeder? Even possibly? Or could
> this only be a very early migrant or a nonbreeder at a odd location?
>
> Sorry if anything I have said displays my ignorance.
>
> Thanks in advance Jersey Birders,
>
> Cooper Cronk
> Highland Park
>
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Subject: Re: Magnolia Warbler movements
From: Cooper Cronk <ccronk94 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:45:12 -0400
Thank you all for your replies, on and off list. They have been very
enlightening and I must say they were the best and kindest responses I have
ever received from the group.

Consensus seems to be that it was likely an unsuccessful breeder who began
wandering sooner than usual.

Thanks again to everyone and good birding.

Cooper Cronk
Highland Park

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 2:10 AM, Cooper Cronk  wrote:

> Hello Jersey Birders,
>
> I have not posted in a while, but I had a question about a bird that I
> recently saw. A few days ago I spotted a male Magnolia Warbler in the local
> woods near me in Middlesex County and was as confident of the ID as one can
> be. I have to admit that I was ignorant of the breeding range of Magnolia
> Warblers in New Jersey and didn't realize the uncommonness of this bird at
> the time of the sighting.
>
> I've read up a little since the sighting and see that they only seem to
> breed in the Kittatinny mountains of North Western NJ.
>
> My question is this, could this bird be a breeder? Even possibly? Or could
> this only be a very early migrant or a nonbreeder at a odd location?
>
> Sorry if anything I have said displays my ignorance.
>
> Thanks in advance Jersey Birders,
>
> Cooper Cronk
> Highland Park
>

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Subject: Caspian Terns - Gloucester county
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:26:36 -0400
Are back at Floodgates in Gloucester County. I stopped here for a quick scan
before hitting Salem.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Salem - big year birding
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:13:53 -0400
Nothing new today! Main goal was grasspipers and other shorebirds. Struck out!
I hit the areas around East Coast sod. Just Killdeer, Least and Semipalmated
Sandpipers. Many juvenile Horned Larks there. They sure are interesting 
looking! 

Nothing like the adults. Yet. 

This area looks good. Plenty of sod. Dirt areas. Most other farm field areas 
are 

crop covered at the moment. 

Common Gallinules - the young are out and about at Mannington Marsh.
I had a family group with 1/3 size young at the Kings Highway area.

Blackbirds - are actually flocking now. I've been scanning. Still missing 
Yellow-headed!

Dragonfly notes - I had 30 to 40 Needham's Skimmers just at the parking
area for Abbott's Farm Rd. 

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: White Ibis / Black Swan
From: Ernest Hahn <ernesthahn AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:57:09 -0400
Spotted an immature white ibis in with a flock of glossy ibis on the north side 
of the East Pool at Brigantine today. The bird has no white on the upper body 
but is white underneath and has a pale orange bill and light legs. 


On a strange note, has anyone else seen the Black Swan at Brigantine, also in 
the east pool in the vincinty of the mute swans?? 


Lastly neither a morning visit nor an afternoon visit produced a sighting of 
the Kite. 


Ernest Hahn

Ewing, NJ

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Subject: Re: Magnolia Warbler movements
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:42:52 -0400
Thanks for such a detailed response, Mike!  It was very helpful in 
clarifying the possibilities when encountering one of these 
out-of-normal-territory birds.

Susan Treesh
Somerset

On 7/28/2015 3:53 PM, mike hiotis wrote:
> Cooper as soon as I saw your post the same questions you ask came to mind.
> I thought your find an excellent one and good reason to bird ones' local
> habitats in the summer season.My thoughts are as follows:
> - Could this bird be a possible breeder?....Yes but is the area birded
> enough to discover this. I think this is a faint possibility.
>
> - An early migrant?... Maybe. But as you have seen thru reading the
> earliest birds seem to arrive end of August(Birds of NJ,B. Boyles'
> books).With climate change who knows?
>
> - Is it an example of a post-breeding dispersal?...More acceptable to me
> yet many would say it is early in this regard too.
>
> - A nonbreeding therefore roaming individual?...This is a good possibility
> for me. There are examples of these birds quite often in the community.This
> year a male Cerulean Warbler(FSJr) was singing along the road in Spruce Run
> Reservoir until July 1. Many birders took note of this bird and breeding
> was not considered. Every year singing male  Kentucky Warblers are noted
> thru these parts(Somerset,Morris,Hunterdon counties,etc.) and many do not
> seem to hook up so to speak.This may be a common thread in Kentucky's
> breeding luck in our area.Even along Old Mine Rd. and environs where the
> subject birds breed singing Magnolia Warblers can be found singing late
> into the season also.
>
> I for one appreciated your query. And as far as ignorance in the birding
> community there is not enough space on the internet to fully cover that
> subject! All inclusive mind you...
>
> Mike Hiotis
> Martinsville NJ
>
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Subject: Re: Magnolia Warbler movements
From: mike hiotis <mchhiotis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:53:12 -0400
Cooper as soon as I saw your post the same questions you ask came to mind.
I thought your find an excellent one and good reason to bird ones' local
habitats in the summer season.My thoughts are as follows:
- Could this bird be a possible breeder?....Yes but is the area birded
enough to discover this. I think this is a faint possibility.

- An early migrant?... Maybe. But as you have seen thru reading the
earliest birds seem to arrive end of August(Birds of NJ,B. Boyles'
books).With climate change who knows?

- Is it an example of a post-breeding dispersal?...More acceptable to me
yet many would say it is early in this regard too.

- A nonbreeding therefore roaming individual?...This is a good possibility
for me. There are examples of these birds quite often in the community.This
year a male Cerulean Warbler(FSJr) was singing along the road in Spruce Run
Reservoir until July 1. Many birders took note of this bird and breeding
was not considered. Every year singing male  Kentucky Warblers are noted
thru these parts(Somerset,Morris,Hunterdon counties,etc.) and many do not
seem to hook up so to speak.This may be a common thread in Kentucky's
breeding luck in our area.Even along Old Mine Rd. and environs where the
subject birds breed singing Magnolia Warblers can be found singing late
into the season also.

I for one appreciated your query. And as far as ignorance in the birding
community there is not enough space on the internet to fully cover that
subject! All inclusive mind you...

Mike Hiotis
Martinsville NJ

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Subject: Magnolia Warbler movements
From: Cooper Cronk <ccronk94 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:10:52 -0400
Hello Jersey Birders,

I have not posted in a while, but I had a question about a bird that I
recently saw. A few days ago I spotted a male Magnolia Warbler in the local
woods near me in Middlesex County and was as confident of the ID as one can
be. I have to admit that I was ignorant of the breeding range of Magnolia
Warblers in New Jersey and didn't realize the uncommonness of this bird at
the time of the sighting.

I've read up a little since the sighting and see that they only seem to
breed in the Kittatinny mountains of North Western NJ.

My question is this, could this bird be a breeder? Even possibly? Or could
this only be a very early migrant or a nonbreeder at a odd location?

Sorry if anything I have said displays my ignorance.

Thanks in advance Jersey Birders,

Cooper Cronk
Highland Park

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Subject: Assunpink Swainsons Thrush
From: Bob Dodelson <dodelson AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:45:49 -0500
I saw a Swainsons Thrush earlier today at the east end of Lake Assunpink. Wood 
Thrush have been common during the breeding season and I've had one pair of 
Veery for many weeks but I believe this bird is a true migrant 

Bob Dodelson

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Subject: Salem County - LB Dows
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:49:52 -0400
Are back. Probably all across the state. They are right on time. Medium tide 
coming 

in at that mud flat area at Stow Neck Rd. Hendersoni SB Dows are around now 
also. 


Jeff K. found a perched White Ibis! Knew he would! 

Bayside has great potential. Not at medium to high tide and southerly winds
though. The water was high then! We left. 

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - Quinton, Salem County - Sunday July 26
From: Tom Bailey <ammodramus AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:33:58 +0000
I arrived at the small public area at the intersection of Rt. 49 & Quinton- 
Alloway Rds 

(Rt 581) at 5:22 pm today Sunday July 26 and two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks 
were standing 

on the mud flats in belly deep water near the corn feeding area. One of the two 
had a paler 

iris color possibly indicating a younger bird?

I stopped at Fort Mott on the way back and spent an hour & 20 minutes waiting 
to see if 

the White Ibis would fly by with no luck.

Tom

Tom Bailey
Tabernacle, NJ
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Subject: Manasquan Reservoir
From: "James O'Brien" <jphillipobrien AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:24:50 -0400
Beautiful day at the Res today. Birds were plentiful but subdued as there were 
lots of hawks around. Highlight was a singing Prairie Warbler at Chestnut 
Ridge. I've consistently seen them there but still unable to find a nest. Other 
highlights were field sparrow, grasshopper sparrow, ruby throated hummingbird, 
indigo bunting and blue grossbeak. Stalwarts such as cedar waxwing, house 
finch, gold finch and bluebirds were obvious but I also found a ton of canada 
geese feathers indicating some land predator such as a fox or coyote is around 
and scaring off the other birds. Over the water were kingbirds, kingfishers, 
tree and barn swallows, wood duck, green heron, gbh, great egret and a dozen or 
so Purple Martin, which appeared to be parent/young in nature. 

https://flic.kr/p/vuZZQP
The martin hunt by making these high sallies over an area then dive bombing in 
on the dragonflies eventually over-powering them in flight. 


James 
Jackson, NJ
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Bit late report- but does not matter as it is only a common yellowthroat warbler, Ocean County, NJ
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:26:21 -0400
This past Friday, I started from Brig refuge and ended up at the Cattus Island 
park, in Toms River, Ocean County. Visited a total of 12 coastal saltmarsh 
habitats (based on Goggle Earth and Bing Map aerial photo habitat research) 
hoping to see a rare Egret, and in search of mud flats for shore birds. First 
time visiting these locations except the Barnegat impoundment. Saw a total of 
at least 125 white egret species and confirmed 6 species of egret and heron 
species. But not that white egret I was hoping for. 


Bay Avenue in Ocean Gate, East Bay Avenue and Allen Road in Bayville (Butler 
Blvd and Bay Avenue as well) and Sunrise Blvd. in Forked River, all looked very 
promising for the for my next visit. 


Enough about me. Reason for my posting is share a common yellowthroat warbler I 
saw at Cattus Island Park with others, near the public beach, at the end of Bay 
Avenue. When I first saw the bird I refused to believe it was noting but a 
common yellowthroat warbler. Even the habitat, bird’s behavior and common 
sense all told me that bird is what it was, initially. Then I contacted 2 
fellow NJ birders for ID help, it is what is was, I was told. Amazing, when 
fellow birders holds your hand and Id a bird for you, then you see all the ID 
features you first missed or refused to believe. 


Lesson learned is that the field guides sometimes do not tell the whole story, 
and birding through other JBirder’s reports and Flicker photos (that would be 
me) have its limitations. A few photos of the common yellowthroat warbler in my 
Flicker. Also, in case anyone wants to find a rare peeps within the Stilt 
Sandpiper photos. 


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

Also. thanks to Mary DeLia, I have rediscovered my Richard Crossley’s ID 
Guide, Eastern Birds, which I bought when it first came out. I will make sure 
Crossley’s ID Guide is also open next to my laptop when reading JBirds 
reports and birding through others. 



Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ

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Subject: BBWD update Salem County
From: Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:14:52 -0400
The 3 BBWD were just at the intersection of 49 & Quinton Alloway Road.  At
about 3pm an incoming boat spooked the birds and they flew off heading
north along the creek.

Anthony Uhrich
Montgomery County, PA

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Subject: NJ Audubon All Things Bird Field Trip - Edwin B Forsythe NWR
From: Barb Bassett <seahound AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:14:57 +0000
Hello Jersey Birders! 




Yesterday, Pete Bacinski and I led a NJ Audubon All Things Bird trip to Edwin B 
Forsythe NWR – Brig. Overall, we had 83 species with the following 
highlights. The trip started with singing Blue Grosbeaks and great looks at a 
calling Willow Flycatcher at entrance of Leeds Eco-Trail. There was a fly-by 
Least Bittern at Gull Pond. One Little Blue Heron was seen among the many Snowy 
and Great egrets. Throughout the day a variety of terns were observed: 
Gull-billed, Royal, Caspian, Least, and Forster’s. At one point there were 4 
Gull-Billed terns on the beach at the SE corner of Wildlife Drive. Several 
Clapper Rails were seen darting along the channels. Marsh Wrens along with Song 
and Seaside sparrows were heard singing in the marsh. The majority of the 
shorebirds were Least and Semipalmated sandpipers, Short-billed Dowitchers, and 
Semipalmated Plovers. Several Whimbrel, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, 
Spotted and Western sandpipers, a Black-bellied Plover, and a Long-billed 
Dowitcher were also observed. The Long-billed Dowitcher was feeding fairly 
close to the drive with several Short-billed Dowitchers which afforded an 
excellent comparison. The full list has been posted to eBird. 





Thanks to all our participants including the Saw Mill River Audubon group from 
Westchester County, NY . 





Barb Bassett 

Clarksboro, NJ 











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Subject: King or Cling Rail
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:35:54 -0400
Jerseybirders,

I posted a link to pics of this year's Bayonne bird to the ID Frontiers
site. I received one response in private.

Details can be seen here:

https://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/king-or-cling-rail/

Mike Britt
Bayonne

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Subject: ID help
From: Robert Gallucci <Robert AT RGALLUCCI.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:14:39 +0000
Hi all

Help! What would a heron like bird, colored grey blue like a great blue heron 
but with distinct spots on its back be? Bird was also smaller than a great 
blue. Perhaps juvenile night heron? 


We are at Island Beach State Park. Bird was on the marsh side at the end of a 
narrow water channel. I did not get a picture. Saw the back clearly through the 
scope. It hopped into the reeds before I could get a shot. Thanks 


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Subject: Photo Study Of Birds At Ocean City Rookery And E. B. Forsythe NWR, 7/25/15
From: "Howard B. Eskin" <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:09:27 -0500
Briton Parker and I were able to get to both the Ocean City Rookery and
Brig yesterday to try and photograph some birds. Bright sunshine and lots
of cooperative birds were the order of the day. To see the Photo Study and
a list of species seen, please click on the following link:


http://www.howardsview.com/Ocean%20City%20Brig%20July%2025_15/OceanCityBrigJuly25_15.html 


Regards.
Howard

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

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Subject: MIKI
From: Robert Gallucci <Robert AT RGALLUCCI.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:02:25 +0000
I'm at the Kite corner. No bird yet. Just a heads up to be respectful of the 
people that live here. I just got an earful from the lady in the brick house 
that people are parking ibn her lawn. She's not happy. 


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Subject: Kite and Whistling Duck - Both Yes
From: "Hopkins,Jeffrey A." <HOPKINJA AT AIRPRODUCTS.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:43:01 +0000
I made a big loop around South Jersey today. First stop was Waretown. Two 
birders were already there and the Mississippi Kite was perched in the bare 
tree when I pulled up at about 7:35. I've never seen one perched before. It's a 
beautiful little bird. It sallied off and caught a bug once or twice, but 
mostly just sat in the tree scanning for targets. 


After that, I took a lap around the loop at Brig, with only common species 
seen, then continued down to Alloway. I first cruised by Canal St. (nothing) 
then headed to the mud-flats at Rtes. 49 and 581. I found David Weber there and 
he pointed out a whistling duck standing on the mud opposite the parking area. 
It stood there on one foot, closed its eyes a few times, and yawned once, but 
other than that it was pretty still in the heat. We watched it for about 20 
minutes, then we both headed on our way. 


Two new birds for my NJ list. Not a bad day for the middle of the summer 
doldrums. 


Jeff Hopkins
Whitehall, PA


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Subject: Warren County, Belvidere, Columbia Lake WMA
From: Lillian Shupe <lrshupe AT FRONTIERNET.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:59:38 -0400
Yesterday at Hriczk Park (across from the Belvidere Municipal Building)
There were several Willow Flycatchers in the brushy area to the east. Also
had a flyover adult bald eagle.

 

Today at Columbia Lake there were some Spotted Sandpipers and a Louisiana
Waterthrush foraging on the dam. Also had several green herons.

 

Lillian Shupe

Lower Mt. Bethel Pa.


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Subject: salem co - Black-bellied whistling duck continues
From: Ray Duffy <marshwren AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:17:14 +0000
Seen at the "stake out spot". At 1115 only one duck is present. It was eating 
at the corn pile then flew down to the river. Is about 20 yards from the food 
right now. 


Ray Duffy
Secaucus, NJ 

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Subject: Winter Wren
From: "Susie R." <njt456 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:45:06 -0400
There's a Winter Wren singing in my yard.

Susie R.
Tewksbury/Califon

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Subject: Re: White Ibis - Salem County - flying
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:34:33 -0400
Anyone have any idea how far these birds would travel to and from a roost for 
feeding? 

And now three more around Jarvis Sound! Obviously birds around and I am 
wondering 

if we are getting new ones up here in Salem? Or just the ones that have been 
around a week 

moving around?

I didn't think Fort Mott would be good as Jeff has said they are flying over DE 
usually. 

But then when David had his to the south..... 

Very interesting up here! 

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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> On Jul 24, 2015, at 8:08 AM, Jeff Kiger  wrote:
> 
> 3 white ibis have been frequenting the old kilcohook (spelling?) area for the 
past week with the glossy ibis. Only problem i never get them over nj territory 
as that area is technically DE. Need them to do what they did for you guys! 

> 
> Jeff Kiger
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Jul 23, 2015, at 10:26 PM, Sandra Keller  
wrote: 

>> 
>> Hello,
>> Marilyn and I went to Fort Mott this dusk to try and see the 2 White Ibis 
that David 

>> Weber and friend had last night. Success! We saw one. It completely 
surprised us 

>> by coming from a different direction than David's group last night. It came 
right over 

>> the tree line in back of the dikes. We were at the beginning of the pier. A 
Glossy was 

>> with it. They were low. We are wondering if they weren't in that wet area 
behind the 

>> trees for a few minutes before flying on? Now that I have it for the county 
- county 

>> bird! - I will be concentrating more on where they are during the day. They 
are 

>> here somewhere. Jeff W. had that one near Stow Neck Rd. Jeff K. is searching 

>> around Fort Mott and Supawna. 
>> 
>> Loads of other birds flying to roost also. It is a scene to see for 20 to 30 
minutes. 

>> 
>> Good birding all.
>> 
>> Sandra Keller
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad mini
>> 
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Subject: Re: White Ibis - Salem County - flying
From: Jeff Kiger <purplesandpiper AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:08:17 -0400
3 white ibis have been frequenting the old kilcohook (spelling?) area for the 
past week with the glossy ibis. Only problem i never get them over nj territory 
as that area is technically DE. Need them to do what they did for you guys! 


Jeff Kiger

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 23, 2015, at 10:26 PM, Sandra Keller  wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> Marilyn and I went to Fort Mott this dusk to try and see the 2 White Ibis 
that David 

> Weber and friend had last night. Success! We saw one. It completely surprised 
us 

> by coming from a different direction than David's group last night. It came 
right over 

> the tree line in back of the dikes. We were at the beginning of the pier. A 
Glossy was 

> with it. They were low. We are wondering if they weren't in that wet area 
behind the 

> trees for a few minutes before flying on? Now that I have it for the county - 
county 

> bird! - I will be concentrating more on where they are during the day. They 
are 

> here somewhere. Jeff W. had that one near Stow Neck Rd. Jeff K. is searching 
> around Fort Mott and Supawna. 
> 
> Loads of other birds flying to roost also. It is a scene to see for 20 to 30 
minutes. 

> 
> Good birding all.
> 
> Sandra Keller
> 
> Sent from my iPad mini
> 
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Subject: White Ibis - Salem County - flying
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:26:50 -0400
Hello,
 Marilyn and I went to Fort Mott this dusk to try and see the 2 White Ibis that 
David 

Weber and friend had last night. Success! We saw one. It completely surprised 
us 

by coming from a different direction than David's group last night. It came 
right over 

the tree line in back of the dikes. We were at the beginning of the pier. A 
Glossy was 

with it. They were low. We are wondering if they weren't in that wet area 
behind the 

trees for a few minutes before flying on? Now that I have it for the county - 
county 

bird! - I will be concentrating more on where they are during the day. They are
here somewhere. Jeff W. had that one near Stow Neck Rd. Jeff K. is searching 
around Fort Mott and Supawna. 

Loads of other birds flying to roost also. It is a scene to see for 20 to 30 
minutes. 


Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: BBWD - Black bellied whistling ducks continue in Alloway
From: Kyle Chelius <ganglerisson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:41:23 -0400
Hi all -
 
I got down to Alloway to 49th and Alloway (which is also Rt 581) around 6:30 or 
so. 

 
There was another man (John) there who said he'd been there an hour and they 
hadn't shown. 

 
About 7:20, the three of them flew down to the feeding area. We took a bunch of 
pictures and then went over to the property that has been feeding them - they 
were very nice and let us take some pictures. The ducks didn't seem too 
bothered by us. 

 
Then we went back to our cars and the ducks must have liked having their 
pictures taken because they flew over to where we were. Eventually, I just sat 
down where I was and one duck came to within 25 feet or so and decided to 
preen. 

 
Another man pulled up in a truck and I overheard him tell John that he's been 
watching them since July 9th at that location. He is a duck hunter and 
recognized what they were immediately. 

 
They were still there when I left at 8 pm.
 
Lifer for me - 265.
 
Kyle

 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:28:04 -0400
Thank you for your comment, Cathy,

Sharing my ideas (not that I had all intention to move forward) and your 
comment are all good things to share here in JBrids.

Reason ?  We all learn something from here JBirds. Is this community great 
or what ?

BTW, as a birder, I do support what the AC Electric is doing, as I get the 
opportunity to see birds disappear and come "right" back as the vegetation 
reestablishes itself, natural succession happening right in front your eyes 
as one walks out there everyday. The mowing program is also coordinated w/ 
state agency  as well, which I did not mentioned before.

Yong Kong
Camden County, NJ

-----Original Message----- 
From: Cathy Blumig
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:10 PM
To: 'Yong Kong' ; JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: RE: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

You'd need to get a permit from the state which I'm fairly certain they'd 
deny you.

And forgive the directness, but I am just running out the door (truly, it is 
not intended to be rude, but I suspect it will come off as such.  My 
apologies in advance).  Why would you want to do this?  I am surprised that 
you don't recall previous posts of mine about this issue especially since 
you've corresponded with me off-list about this before (several times). 
However, I will state it yet again: PENNED-RAISED BIRDS WILL DIE.  Releasing 
such birds with the intent of establishing a "population" (if that's your 
intention since you ask about the "best time to release)" is little more 
than a supplemental feeding program for hawks, owls and free-ranging cats, 
never mind potentially introducing a disease to any "real" quail that might 
be in your area, unlikely as that might be.  I am far from a quail expert, 
so you don't have to take my word for it but there is substantial scientific 
literature that outlines the issues of releasing captive-reared quail with 
the intent of population "reintroduction."  Peruse Tall Timbers website and 
other reputable researchers websites for why its not an effective strategy.

And I have some ideas about why the power company is mowing but I don't have 
time to share them.  Perhaps you should reach out to the company directly.

Best,
Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Yong 
Kong
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:30 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

Initially I was only going to send an e-mail to Cathy only, but at the last 
second, decide to share w/ Jbird members.

Cathy, is there where I can purchase 3 adult pairs of Bobwhite in NJ ?.
Prefer South Jersey to prevent driving too far. I like to release them 
around my homewoods. The relative dense shrub habiat/early succession along 
the powerline (behind my house) is the main reason for my wacky idea. My 
only concern is that the AC Electric may mow everything down again come next 
spring. It appears that mowing crew shows up about 3 year interval, when the 
birding there is getting fantastic. What is up w/ that ?

Also, it seems like wild turkeys are doing OK around my homewoods, 
especially around my yard (since I only cut my lawn when I absolutely have 
to avoid the township citation). I believe my homewoods (including my
property) has very-very marginal habitat to go forward w/ my experiment.
What is the best time to release ? Just follow what is going on at Haines ?

I can take negative comments from JBirds members as I am used to it. But 
some support comment would be a lot better, obviously.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Cathy Blumig
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:50 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

Having municipal ordinances on the books is not necessarily sufficient to 
prevent people from keeping poultry anyway if they really want to (in the 
same way that posting a speed limit won't prevent people from exceeding it).
A few weeks ago someone in New Brunswick got busted for keeping - get this - 
a SEA TURTLE in their swimming pool, a federal as well as state prohibition 
(I'm guessing New Brunswick lacks an ordinance that spells out that keeping 
a sea turtle as a pet is prohibited, but who knows).  And if one has  a 
"poultry passion" I think quail are probably a good choice because your 
average, non-birding suburbanites who live in the neighborhood probably 
won't even know what a bobwhite sounds like (unlike a rooster crowing or a 
hen cackling) so they'd be easier to conceal if poultry are a no-no in a 
town.  And I would guess they don't smell as much provided one only 
maintains a few (not that properly maintained ail chickens smell).  Finally, 
I've been surprised by th!
e number of people I've met who raise quail for pets (not for stocking or 
the table).  It's not like its hundreds of people but I personally know of 
at least three people which is kind of unexpected.  Anyway, I'm guessing its 
an escaped bird, but it would be fun to see "just because."

Good birding to all,
Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ


-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Marty 
DeAngelo
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

A friend of mine sent me this picture this morning of a male bobwhite 
walking along the sidewalk on Hopkins Ave. between Park and Princeton 
Avenues (near Crystal Lake Ave). Not sure what a bobwhite is doing in that 
area but as far as I know people aren't allowed to have poultry so that 
limits escapee and they don't release them around here as far as I know.

Just in case anyone is curious and wants to go find it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martytdx/19755010189/
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24353784

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
martytdx AT gmail.com

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Subject: Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
From: Cathy Blumig <wolgast AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:10:33 -0400
You'd need to get a permit from the state which I'm fairly certain they'd deny 
you. 


And forgive the directness, but I am just running out the door (truly, it is 
not intended to be rude, but I suspect it will come off as such. My apologies 
in advance). Why would you want to do this? I am surprised that you don't 
recall previous posts of mine about this issue especially since you've 
corresponded with me off-list about this before (several times). However, I 
will state it yet again: PENNED-RAISED BIRDS WILL DIE. Releasing such birds 
with the intent of establishing a "population" (if that's your intention since 
you ask about the "best time to release)" is little more than a supplemental 
feeding program for hawks, owls and free-ranging cats, never mind potentially 
introducing a disease to any "real" quail that might be in your area, unlikely 
as that might be. I am far from a quail expert, so you don't have to take my 
word for it but there is substantial scientific literature that outlines the 
issues of releasing captive-reared quail with the intent of popu! 

 lation "reintroduction." Peruse Tall Timbers website and other reputable 
researchers websites for why its not an effective strategy. 


And I have some ideas about why the power company is mowing but I don't have 
time to share them. Perhaps you should reach out to the company directly. 


Best,
Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ 

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Yong Kong
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:30 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

Initially I was only going to send an e-mail to Cathy only, but at the last 
second, decide to share w/ Jbird members. 


Cathy, is there where I can purchase 3 adult pairs of Bobwhite in NJ ?. 
Prefer South Jersey to prevent driving too far. I like to release them around 
my homewoods. The relative dense shrub habiat/early succession along the 
powerline (behind my house) is the main reason for my wacky idea. My only 
concern is that the AC Electric may mow everything down again come next spring. 
It appears that mowing crew shows up about 3 year interval, when the birding 
there is getting fantastic. What is up w/ that ? 


Also, it seems like wild turkeys are doing OK around my homewoods, especially 
around my yard (since I only cut my lawn when I absolutely have to avoid the 
township citation). I believe my homewoods (including my 

property) has very-very marginal habitat to go forward w/ my experiment. 
What is the best time to release ? Just follow what is going on at Haines ?

I can take negative comments from JBirds members as I am used to it. But some 
support comment would be a lot better, obviously. 


Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Cathy Blumig
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:50 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

Having municipal ordinances on the books is not necessarily sufficient to 
prevent people from keeping poultry anyway if they really want to (in the same 
way that posting a speed limit won't prevent people from exceeding it). 

A few weeks ago someone in New Brunswick got busted for keeping - get this - a 
SEA TURTLE in their swimming pool, a federal as well as state prohibition (I'm 
guessing New Brunswick lacks an ordinance that spells out that keeping a sea 
turtle as a pet is prohibited, but who knows). And if one has a "poultry 
passion" I think quail are probably a good choice because your average, 
non-birding suburbanites who live in the neighborhood probably won't even know 
what a bobwhite sounds like (unlike a rooster crowing or a hen cackling) so 
they'd be easier to conceal if poultry are a no-no in a town. And I would guess 
they don't smell as much provided one only maintains a few (not that properly 
maintained ail chickens smell). Finally, I've been surprised by th! 

e number of people I've met who raise quail for pets (not for stocking or the 
table). It's not like its hundreds of people but I personally know of at least 
three people which is kind of unexpected. Anyway, I'm guessing its an escaped 
bird, but it would be fun to see "just because." 


Good birding to all,
Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ


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

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

A friend of mine sent me this picture this morning of a male bobwhite walking 
along the sidewalk on Hopkins Ave. between Park and Princeton Avenues (near 
Crystal Lake Ave). Not sure what a bobwhite is doing in that area but as far as 
I know people aren't allowed to have poultry so that limits escapee and they 
don't release them around here as far as I know. 


Just in case anyone is curious and wants to go find it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martytdx/19755010189/
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24353784

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
martytdx AT gmail.com

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Subject: Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:29:39 -0400
Initially I was only going to send an e-mail to Cathy only, but at the last 
second, decide to share w/ Jbird members.

Cathy, is there where I can purchase 3 adult pairs of Bobwhite in NJ ?. 
Prefer South Jersey to prevent driving too far. I like to release them 
around my homewoods. The relative dense shrub habiat/early succession along 
the powerline (behind my house) is the main reason for my wacky idea. My 
only concern is that the AC Electric may mow everything down again come next 
spring. It appears that mowing crew shows up about 3 year interval, when the 
birding there is getting fantastic. What is up w/ that ?

Also, it seems like wild turkeys are doing OK around my homewoods, 
especially around my yard (since I only cut my lawn when I absolutely have 
to avoid the township citation). I believe my homewoods (including my 
property) has very-very marginal habitat to go forward w/ my experiment. 
What is the best time to release ? Just follow what is going on at Haines ?

I can take negative comments from JBirds members as I am used to it. But 
some support comment would be a lot better, obviously.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message----- 
From: Cathy Blumig
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:50 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

Having municipal ordinances on the books is not necessarily sufficient to 
prevent people from keeping poultry anyway if they really want to (in the 
same way that posting a speed limit won't prevent people from exceeding it). 
A few weeks ago someone in New Brunswick got busted for keeping - get this - 
a SEA TURTLE in their swimming pool, a federal as well as state prohibition 
(I'm guessing New Brunswick lacks an ordinance that spells out that keeping 
a sea turtle as a pet is prohibited, but who knows).  And if one has  a 
"poultry passion" I think quail are probably a good choice because your 
average, non-birding suburbanites who live in the neighborhood probably 
won't even know what a bobwhite sounds like (unlike a rooster crowing or a 
hen cackling) so they'd be easier to conceal if poultry are a no-no in a 
town.  And I would guess they don't smell as much provided one only 
maintains a few (not that properly maintained ail chickens smell).  Finally, 
I've been surprised by th!
e number of people I've met who raise quail for pets (not for stocking or 
the table).  It's not like its hundreds of people but I personally know of 
at least three people which is kind of unexpected.  Anyway, I'm guessing its 
an escaped bird, but it would be fun to see "just because."

Good birding to all,
Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ


-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Marty 
DeAngelo
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

A friend of mine sent me this picture this morning of a male bobwhite 
walking along the sidewalk on Hopkins Ave. between Park and Princeton 
Avenues (near Crystal Lake Ave). Not sure what a bobwhite is doing in that 
area but as far as I know people aren't allowed to have poultry so that 
limits escapee and they don't release them around here as far as I know.

Just in case anyone is curious and wants to go find it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martytdx/19755010189/
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24353784

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
martytdx AT gmail.com

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Subject: Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:18:28 -0400
Initially I was only going to send an e-mail to Cathy only

-----Original Message----- 
From: Cathy Blumig
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:50 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

Having municipal ordinances on the books is not necessarily sufficient to 
prevent people from keeping poultry anyway if they really want to (in the 
same way that posting a speed limit won't prevent people from exceeding it). 
A few weeks ago someone in New Brunswick got busted for keeping - get this - 
a SEA TURTLE in their swimming pool, a federal as well as state prohibition 
(I'm guessing New Brunswick lacks an ordinance that spells out that keeping 
a sea turtle as a pet is prohibited, but who knows).  And if one has  a 
"poultry passion" I think quail are probably a good choice because your 
average, non-birding suburbanites who live in the neighborhood probably 
won't even know what a bobwhite sounds like (unlike a rooster crowing or a 
hen cackling) so they'd be easier to conceal if poultry are a no-no in a 
town.  And I would guess they don't smell as much provided one only 
maintains a few (not that properly maintained ail chickens smell).  Finally, 
I've been surprised by th!
e number of people I've met who raise quail for pets (not for stocking or 
the table).  It's not like its hundreds of people but I personally know of 
at least three people which is kind of unexpected.  Anyway, I'm guessing its 
an escaped bird, but it would be fun to see "just because."

Good birding to all,
Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ


-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Marty 
DeAngelo
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

A friend of mine sent me this picture this morning of a male bobwhite 
walking along the sidewalk on Hopkins Ave. between Park and Princeton 
Avenues (near Crystal Lake Ave). Not sure what a bobwhite is doing in that 
area but as far as I know people aren't allowed to have poultry so that 
limits escapee and they don't release them around here as far as I know.

Just in case anyone is curious and wants to go find it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martytdx/19755010189/
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24353784

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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Subject: Re: Request for more info - Waretown Kite
From: LRiddle <gh.riddle AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:28:59 -0400
Hi Jimmy,

We saw it Sunday afternoon.  Mostly soaring, but in the tree for about 
1/2 second.
I just uploaded a couple of photos to Flicker. 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/13308578 AT N00/19942240182/in/dateposted-public/

Larry

Larry Riddle

On 7/23/2015 12:44 PM, Jimmy Lee wrote:
> All,
>   
> So when was the MIKI first seen?
>   
> Does anyone have photos of it in flight?
>   
> Thanks in advance.
>   
> Good kiting.
>   
> Jimmy
>
>
>
> Jimmy Lee
>
> South Brunswick, NJ
>
> ----- Original Message -----From: Larry-Zirlin To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:20:04 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] Waretown Kite 

>
> I stopped by the intersection of Walker & Elizabeth in Waretown  AT  9:40 this 
morning and the kite was in the dead tree on the corner. So much for the "it 
comes in late afternoon" theory. It would occasionally fly off its perch and 
hawk a dragonfly which was fun to watch. Larry Zirlin Whiting, NJ 
http://birdsandwords-larryz.blogspot.com/ 

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Subject: Re: Request for more info - Waretown Kite
From: Eileen Bennett <bennette4796 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:10:15 -0400
I didn't record the exact date, but estimate my earliest sighting was around 
5/16 or so. There were 2 other May reports from other birders at nearby 
locations. I wasn't sure about ID, so I waited until I could get a picture and 
confirmation from the good folks in the Birding in Ocean County facebook group. 
Here are some inflight pics from 5/31, but these were just taken to document 
and are cropped heavily, sorry. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/128114618 AT N03/18136542679/in/dateposted-public/  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128114618 AT N03/18134924228/in/dateposted-public/ 

Eileen B

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Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:45 PM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Request for more info - Waretown Kite

All,
 
So when was the MIKI first seen?
 
Does anyone have photos of it in flight?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Good kiting.
 
Jimmy



Jimmy Lee 

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Subject: Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:57:47 -0400
I agree - it would be nice to see, and would be nice to think that it could
survive in the area (although as a single bird life would be boring). I
agree it's likely an escapee.

Tom Bailey was questioning if this might be a Chukar. I gave a line-up of
chukar vs. bobwhite to the original picture taker and he said it was
definitely a bobwhite.

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ


On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 12:50 PM, Cathy Blumig 
wrote:

> Having municipal ordinances on the books is not necessarily sufficient to
> prevent people from keeping poultry anyway if they really want to (in the
> same way that posting a speed limit won't prevent people from exceeding
> it).  A few weeks ago someone in New Brunswick got busted for keeping - get
> this - a SEA TURTLE in their swimming pool, a federal as well as state
> prohibition (I'm guessing New Brunswick lacks an ordinance that spells out
> that keeping a sea turtle as a pet is prohibited, but who knows).  And if
> one has  a "poultry passion" I think quail are probably a good choice
> because your average, non-birding suburbanites who live in the neighborhood
> probably won't even know what a bobwhite sounds like (unlike a rooster
> crowing or a hen cackling) so they'd be easier to conceal if poultry are a
> no-no in a town.  And I would guess they don't smell as much provided one
> only maintains a few (not that properly maintained ail chickens smell).
> Finally, I've been surprised by the number of people I've met who raise
> quail for pets (not for stocking or the table).  It's not like its hundreds
> of people but I personally know of at least three people which is kind of
> unexpected.  Anyway, I'm guessing its an escaped bird, but it would be fun
> to see "just because."
>
> Good birding to all,
> Cathy Blumig
> Somerset, NJ
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Marty DeAngelo
> Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 AM
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
>
> A friend of mine sent me this picture this morning of a male bobwhite
> walking along the sidewalk on Hopkins Ave. between Park and Princeton
> Avenues (near Crystal Lake Ave). Not sure what a bobwhite is doing in that
> area but as far as I know people aren't allowed to have poultry so that
> limits escapee and they don't release them around here as far as I know.
>
> Just in case anyone is curious and wants to go find it.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/martytdx/19755010189/
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24353784
>
> Marty DeAngelo
> Haddonfield, NJ 08033
> martytdx AT gmail.com
>
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Subject: Re: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
From: Cathy Blumig <wolgast AT AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:50:47 -0400
Having municipal ordinances on the books is not necessarily sufficient to 
prevent people from keeping poultry anyway if they really want to (in the same 
way that posting a speed limit won't prevent people from exceeding it). A few 
weeks ago someone in New Brunswick got busted for keeping - get this - a SEA 
TURTLE in their swimming pool, a federal as well as state prohibition (I'm 
guessing New Brunswick lacks an ordinance that spells out that keeping a sea 
turtle as a pet is prohibited, but who knows). And if one has a "poultry 
passion" I think quail are probably a good choice because your average, 
non-birding suburbanites who live in the neighborhood probably won't even know 
what a bobwhite sounds like (unlike a rooster crowing or a hen cackling) so 
they'd be easier to conceal if poultry are a no-no in a town. And I would guess 
they don't smell as much provided one only maintains a few (not that properly 
maintained ail chickens smell). Finally, I've been surprised by th! 

 e number of people I've met who raise quail for pets (not for stocking or the 
table). It's not like its hundreds of people but I personally know of at least 
three people which is kind of unexpected. Anyway, I'm guessing its an escaped 
bird, but it would be fun to see "just because." 


Good birding to all,
Cathy Blumig
Somerset, NJ 


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DeAngelo 

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield

A friend of mine sent me this picture this morning of a male bobwhite walking 
along the sidewalk on Hopkins Ave. between Park and Princeton Avenues (near 
Crystal Lake Ave). Not sure what a bobwhite is doing in that area but as far as 
I know people aren't allowed to have poultry so that limits escapee and they 
don't release them around here as far as I know. 


Just in case anyone is curious and wants to go find it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martytdx/19755010189/
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24353784

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Subject: Request for more info - Waretown Kite
From: Jimmy Lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:44:57 +0000
All,
 
So when was the MIKI first seen?
 
Does anyone have photos of it in flight?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Good kiting.
 
Jimmy



Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: Larry-Zirlin To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:20:04 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] Waretown Kite 


I stopped by the intersection of Walker & Elizabeth in Waretown  AT  9:40 this 
morning and the kite was in the dead tree on the corner. So much for the "it 
comes in late afternoon" theory. It would occasionally fly off its perch and 
hawk a dragonfly which was fun to watch. Larry Zirlin Whiting, NJ 
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Subject: Waretown Kite
From: Larry-Zirlin <larry-zirlin AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:20:04 +0000
I stopped by the intersection of Walker & Elizabeth in Waretown  AT  9:40 this 
morning and the kite was in the dead tree on the corner. So much for the "it 
comes in late afternoon" theory. It would occasionally fly off its perch and 
hawk a dragonfly which was fun to watch. 

Larry Zirlin 
Whiting, NJ 
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Subject: Ducks in a row (photo)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:33:17 -0400
Every now and then very common birds will pose in a way that makes for an
interesting photo. Mallards on the lip of a pond spillway with a river in
the background:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/19933186842/

Also, since my birding is sort of in a seasonal slump right now, I've tried
to keep my photographic eye sharp by attempting to shoot dragonflies. Lots
of blurry photos usually, but I like this one of what I think is an Eastern
Amberwing dragonfly on a bed of duckweed:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/19754167690/

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Subject: BBWD - Black bellied whistling duck in Alloway (Map and Video)
From: Robert Gallucci <Robert AT RGALLUCCI.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:19:08 +0000
Hi all,


I've posted a video of the BBWD on Flikr, the link is below. I will post pix 
later tonight. I'm now to video with my camera and not sure how to eliminate 
the wind shake, but it is decent quality. 



I also used David Webers HotSpot as a center point and created a google map 
detailing where I saw the birds, where they went on the four times they flew 
and some other features of the viewing area. 



The people in the area do not realize the birds are there. We had a pickup 
truck just about run them down. 



We also stopped by the original street where they were seen. As shared 
previously, the people there are very nice and excited about the birds. 



Again, thank you to Sandra K. and Marilyn P.


Going for the Kite today - hope it is still there.


Good Birding,

Rob


BBWD Flkr Video: https://flic.kr/p/woHniZ

which is taking a long time to render - also on my website here

BBWD RG Website Video: http://www.rgallucci.com/p89183163/e501f15e0


Google Map: 
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zD-p8Qv5biyg.k-t-OPFhkSc8&usp=sharing 




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Subject: Bobwhite in Audubon/Haddonfield
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:59:55 -0400
A friend of mine sent me this picture this morning of a male bobwhite
walking along the sidewalk on Hopkins Ave. between Park and Princeton
Avenues (near Crystal Lake Ave). Not sure what a bobwhite is doing in that
area but as far as I know people aren't allowed to have poultry so that
limits escapee and they don't release them around here as far as I know.

Just in case anyone is curious and wants to go find it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martytdx/19755010189/
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24353784

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Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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Subject: Wilson's Plover, Stone Harbor
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:19:01 -0400
Hi all,

An evening walk at Stone Harbor Point was highlighted by a Wilson's Plover
that flew past just before sunset, trailing a handful of Semipalmated
Plovers and Sanderling. This scattered group had been feeding along the
water's edge at the very north end of the Point (low tide was at 7:15pm),
and was apparently flushed by people walking on the beach. The Wilson's
continued south along the beachfront as far as I could see, and I'm unsure
if it eventually landed somewhere on the Point, elsewhere in Hereford
Inlet, or ?

Wilson's Plover has a nasty habit of being a one-day wonder, but here's
hoping this one has different plans!



good birding,
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ
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Subject: 'Upland' Northern Waterthrush
From: Michael Hodanish <luv2howl AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:12:27 -0400
Our visitor was back again this evening, and was able to get a few photos. 
Wanted to confirm this is a northern waterthrush. 


 

 

http://www.howlingwoods.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup 
 
&cat=0&pos=0 


http://www.howlingwoods.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=1

 

Michael Hodanish, President

Howling Woods Farm

Jackson, NJ

 

 

 

 

  _____  

From: Michael Hodanish  
> 

To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU   
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 8:40 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Upland Northern Waterthrush


We don't have a square foot of natural wetlands on our 10 acre pinelands farm, 
so I was surprised to see a northern waterthrush this evening. Our animals kept 
in a number of pens are watered automatically several times a day, the timers 
set such that water buckets are completely flushed out a few times over. This 
leaves a small persistent 'wetland' around the watering buckets which was 
enough to attract this little visitor. We watched as he walked or flew to each 
wet area, and watched him foraging and feeding....on what I have no idea. 


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Jackson, NJ

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Subject: Re: The Results RFI - Waretown Mississippi Kite
From: Jimmy Lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:31:09 +0000
Hi all,
Missed the MIKI around noon to 1:30ish.
 
Went to Ocean City Welcome Visitor Center on RT 52 causeway eastbound. Only had 
BCNH & YCNH. 

 
Then on to Brig - 5 tern species except Black. One Whimbrel.
 
Back to Waretown (Elizabeth Ave & Walker Lane) about 6:30. MIKI gold! It flew 
in about 5:45 according to a PA birder. It was still there when we left about 
7pm. 

 
Thanks to all who provided directions, times info.
 
What a beautiful bird.
 
Good birding all.
 
Jimmy



Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

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JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:43:22 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] The Results RFI - [JERSEYBI] Waretown Mississippi Kite 


Hi all,The results evenly split: 8 - 10 AM and after 3pm.Thanks for all the 
replies.Good birding.Jimmy 




Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: Jimmy Lee To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:12:28 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] RFI - [JERSEYBI] Waretown Mississippi Kite 


Hi Larry & Jerseybirders,I have the same thoughts about other 'rarities' 
especially after seeing or missing a few 'one hour wonders'. 


I hope to go Wednesday on the way to or from Brig.Does this MIKI have a 
schedule of showing up at the snag?Also, I thought an early report mentioned 
something about sending out an alert. To what alert? How can I sign up?Thanks 
all.Jimmy 


Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

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JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:17:05 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] Waretown Mississippi Kite 


While I was standing around on Saturday waiting with a group of birders at the 
intersection of Walker & Elizabeth, we were wondering "why here?" for this 
rarity. After all, this very pleasant neighborhood in Waretown isn't the first, 
second, or twenty-fifth place you'd look for Mississippi Kite if you were 
searching for it. If we Jerseybirders weren't lucky enough to have a birder in 
the neighborhood, we'd never know about it. Which always leads me to wonder 
just how "rare" some of our rarities are and what else is out there in little 
woodlots, fields, and ponds tucked in spots that we never cover. 


So, thanks to Eileen Bennett for alerting us all and thanks to the very nice 
neighbors for putting up with us. 


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Subject: Re: Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and Information
From: Robert Gallucci <Robert AT RGALLUCCI.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:23:53 +0000
I am just before route 49 on Quintin-Aaloway road. The BBWD are currently on 
the shore directly across from the parking lot. 3 birds. Pictures later. 


Thank you Sandy and all others who shared these birds.  



Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 22, 2015, at 11:23 AM, Barb Bassett  wrote:
> 
> Hi, 
> My friend, a non-birder, happens to live on Canal St. They noticed the "odd" 
ducks on top of their neighbor's chimney so took several pictures. They now 
know that these are Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. At the time these pictures 
were taken, July 8th at 7:35 PM, only two ducks were observed. I've uploaded 
the pictures to my Flickr page: 

> 
> Black-bellied Whistling Ducks 

> 
> Black-bellied Whistling Ducks 

> 
> Barb Bassett 
> Clarksboro, NJ 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: "David Weber"  
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:40:19 PM 
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and 
Information 

> 
> Hi everyone, 
> 
> Firstly, many thanks to Sandra K. and Marilyn P. for finding out about this 
> record only yesterday from non-birding homeowners and getting the word out 
> to the birding community. The homeowner at 69 Canal St. in Alloway has a 
> picture of the ducks dated July 8th, so these birds have been in the area 
> for a while. 
> 
> Today, Marilyn P. re-found the birds at the intersection of Rt. 49 and 
> Quinton-Alloway Rd., 3 miles from 69 Canal St. where they were first 
> found. When we arrived, the tide was low so there was a lot of mud. While 
> we were looking for 2 birds, there ended up being 3 total! They were close 
> with great looks, no obvious signs of captive origin. The homeowners of 
> the next house over, who put out corn for them and the geese, came over and 
> told us that they have been around for a week or so and were wondering what 
> type of ducks they were. More details in my eBird checklist. 
> Unfortunately, they were gone a few hours later when the tide was higher 
> and there was no more exposed mud, and they weren't at Canal St. either. 
> 
> For those chasing this bird, it will probably be best to hit the Rt. 49 
> area at low tide. If they aren't there, it would be best to check Canal 
> St, Alloway Lake boat ramp, or any other area with views of Alloway Lake or 
> Alloway Creek. 
> 
> For those using eBird, I have created a hotspot called "stakeout 
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Quinton (2015)" at the Rt. 49 location, which 
> thus far seems to be somewhat more reliable than Canal St. Good luck! 
> 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24337056 
> 
> Good birding, 
> David Weber 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
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> Applied Ecology* 
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Subject: South Jersey Birding
From: Michael Turso <mjt0328 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:12:46 -0400
Hi all!

My birding in South Jersey has been successful so far, as I added Brown Pelican 
and Royal Tern on the beach near my house before I did any "real" birding. This 
morning, however, I went to Brigantine. We (my dad and I) got there at 7:30, 
and were greeted by a multitude of flies as usual. Overall, the shorebirding 
was pretty slow, however we did get some great species. An American Avocet was 
the highlight of the day, towards the beginning of the wildlife drive. Not new, 
but still an awesome bird to bump in to. Further behind was a very rufous 
Long-billed Dowitcher that stood out greatly. We ended up seeing at least three 
more this morning. Panning through flocks of Semi. Sands I was able to get at 
least two definite Western Sandpipers. I also got a quick, but good enough, 
view of a Saltmarsh Sparrow in the same area as the Avocet. After consistent 
searching, I finally was able to get a Gull-billed Tern right after the first 
bend in the wildlife drive. Watching its unique feedi! 

 ng technique is what made it stand out. Finally, towards the end, I was 
surprised to see a little Black Tern flying around over the marsh, making that 
black spot on its neck stand out very well. 


The quantity of species was low, but the quality was very high, and that's what 
counts to me. I will likely hit Cape May on Friday to get the ones I missed. 
Red Knot, White-rumped, Stilt, and Pectoral Sandpipers are my big targets along 
with Caspian Tern. A Sandwich and/or Roseate Tern would be a great bonus too. 


Good birding,

- Michael Turso
  Bergen County
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Subject: Re: Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and Information
From: Barb Bassett <seahound AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:22:45 +0000
Hi, 
My friend, a non-birder, happens to live on Canal St. They noticed the "odd" 
ducks on top of their neighbor's chimney so took several pictures. They now 
know that these are Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. At the time these pictures 
were taken, July 8th at 7:35 PM, only two ducks were observed. I've uploaded 
the pictures to my Flickr page: 


Black-bellied Whistling Ducks 


Black-bellied Whistling Ducks 


Barb Bassett 
Clarksboro, NJ 
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From: "David Weber"  
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU 
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:40:19 PM 
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and Information 


Hi everyone, 

Firstly, many thanks to Sandra K. and Marilyn P. for finding out about this 
record only yesterday from non-birding homeowners and getting the word out 
to the birding community. The homeowner at 69 Canal St. in Alloway has a 
picture of the ducks dated July 8th, so these birds have been in the area 
for a while. 

Today, Marilyn P. re-found the birds at the intersection of Rt. 49 and 
Quinton-Alloway Rd., 3 miles from 69 Canal St. where they were first 
found. When we arrived, the tide was low so there was a lot of mud. While 
we were looking for 2 birds, there ended up being 3 total! They were close 
with great looks, no obvious signs of captive origin. The homeowners of 
the next house over, who put out corn for them and the geese, came over and 
told us that they have been around for a week or so and were wondering what 
type of ducks they were. More details in my eBird checklist. 
Unfortunately, they were gone a few hours later when the tide was higher 
and there was no more exposed mud, and they weren't at Canal St. either. 

For those chasing this bird, it will probably be best to hit the Rt. 49 
area at low tide. If they aren't there, it would be best to check Canal 
St, Alloway Lake boat ramp, or any other area with views of Alloway Lake or 
Alloway Creek. 

For those using eBird, I have created a hotspot called "stakeout 
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Quinton (2015)" at the Rt. 49 location, which 
thus far seems to be somewhat more reliable than Canal St. Good luck! 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24337056 

Good birding, 
David Weber 


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Subject: Assunpink Wood Ducks
From: Bob Dodelson <dodelson AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:30:02 -0500
This AM I had 3 young Wood Ducks in the marshy area beyond the burnt house and 
small rusty bridge on Imlaystown Rd. 

Immature Green Herons are also to be seen in this general area
Bob Dodelson

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Subject: Re: The ducks
From: Jeff Kiger <purplesandpiper AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:10:50 -0400
When I arrived there at 7pm I actually didn't even notice the ducks until the 
domestics caused a stir and two flew over from the corn feed area. Birds may be 
hesitant due to them. Check that area thoroughly since they seem standoffish if 
those domestics are huddled up. 


Jeff Kiger 

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> On Jul 22, 2015, at 5:54 AM, Kyle Chelius  wrote:
> 
> I got the SNJBIRD message at 7:58 last night - I was at 49 and 581 by 8:20 
and they were gone. I did notice that a house on 

> 581 had a bunch of domestic geese eating corn - I'm wondering if the ducks 
are being attracted to this spot because of the corn. 

> 
> I work in center city Philly so it's really frustrating to see a message - 
they're at X location - knowing I won't be able to get there in time. Hoping 
they'll still be around on the weekend. 

> __________________________________
> 
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> no such thing as free time,
> no such thing as down time,
> all you got is life time… go!”
> —Henry Rollins, Shine
> 
> 
> 
>> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:38:50 -0400
>> From: sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET
>> Subject: [JERSEYBI] The ducks
>> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>> 
>> Third try was the charm! Jeff K. hit the Rt. 49 spot. I hit canal st. - Jeff 
called me! They 

>> were there. I am still wondering if the same birds as they had on Canal for 
two weeks. 

>> Three here at Rt. 49. Two at Canal. Hmmmm....
>> 
>> Probably the same. When I left Rt. 49, I hit Canal St. around 7:45pm. Didn't 
spend 

>> much time, will be checking these areas as I am down there. Am curious when 
they 

>> will leave also.
>> 
>> Good chasing all! 
>> 
>> Sandra Keller
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad mini
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Subject: Re: The ducks
From: Robert Gallucci <Robert AT RGALLUCCI.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:02:21 +0000
Heading down there later today. I will update group if we see them. 

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> On Jul 22, 2015, at 5:54 AM, Kyle Chelius  wrote:
> 
> I got the SNJBIRD message at 7:58 last night - I was at 49 and 581 by 8:20 
and they were gone. I did notice that a house on 

> 581 had a bunch of domestic geese eating corn - I'm wondering if the ducks 
are being attracted to this spot because of the corn. 

> 
> I work in center city Philly so it's really frustrating to see a message - 
they're at X location - knowing I won't be able to get there in time. Hoping 
they'll still be around on the weekend. 

> __________________________________
> 
> “no such thing as spare time,
> no such thing as free time,
> no such thing as down time,
> all you got is life time… go!”
> —Henry Rollins, Shine
> 
> 
> 
>> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:38:50 -0400
>> From: sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET
>> Subject: [JERSEYBI] The ducks
>> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>> 
>> Third try was the charm! Jeff K. hit the Rt. 49 spot. I hit canal st. - Jeff 
called me! They 

>> were there. I am still wondering if the same birds as they had on Canal for 
two weeks. 

>> Three here at Rt. 49. Two at Canal. Hmmmm....
>> 
>> Probably the same. When I left Rt. 49, I hit Canal St. around 7:45pm. Didn't 
spend 

>> much time, will be checking these areas as I am down there. Am curious when 
they 

>> will leave also.
>> 
>> Good chasing all! 
>> 
>> Sandra Keller
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Subject: Re: The ducks
From: Kyle Chelius <ganglerisson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:54:24 -0400
I got the SNJBIRD message at 7:58 last night - I was at 49 and 581 by 8:20 and 
they were gone. I did notice that a house on 

581 had a bunch of domestic geese eating corn - I'm wondering if the ducks are 
being attracted to this spot because of the corn. 

 
I work in center city Philly so it's really frustrating to see a message - 
they're at X location - knowing I won't be able to get there in time. Hoping 
they'll still be around on the weekend. 

__________________________________
 
“no such thing as spare time,
no such thing as free time,
no such thing as down time,
all you got is life time… go!”
—Henry Rollins, Shine


 
> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:38:50 -0400
> From: sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] The ducks
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> 
> Third try was the charm! Jeff K. hit the Rt. 49 spot. I hit canal st. - Jeff 
called me! They 

> were there. I am still wondering if the same birds as they had on Canal for 
two weeks. 

> Three here at Rt. 49. Two at Canal. Hmmmm....
> 
> Probably the same. When I left Rt. 49, I hit Canal St. around 7:45pm. Didn't 
spend 

> much time, will be checking these areas as I am down there. Am curious when 
they 

> will leave also.
> 
> Good chasing all! 
> 
> Sandra Keller
> 
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Subject: The ducks
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:38:50 -0400
Third try was the charm! Jeff K. hit the Rt. 49 spot. I hit canal st. - Jeff 
called me! They 

were there. I am still wondering if the same birds as they had on Canal for two 
weeks. 

Three here at Rt. 49. Two at Canal. Hmmmm....

Probably the same. When I left Rt. 49, I hit Canal St. around 7:45pm. Didn't 
spend 

much time, will be checking these areas as I am down there. Am curious when 
they 

will leave also.

Good chasing all! 

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Upland Northern Waterthrush
From: Michael Hodanish <luv2howl AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:40:28 -0400
We don't have a square foot of natural wetlands on our 10 acre pinelands farm, 
so I was surprised to see a northern waterthrush this evening. Our animals kept 
in a number of pens are watered automatically several times a day, the timers 
set such that water buckets are completely flushed out a few times over. This 
leaves a small persistent 'wetland' around the watering buckets which was 
enough to attract this little visitor. We watched as he walked or flew to each 
wet area, and watched him foraging and feeding....on what I have no idea. 


Michael Hodanish
Howling Woods Farm
Jackson, NJ

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Subject: Salem Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks; Update and Information
From: David Weber <weberbirding AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:40:19 -0400
Hi everyone,

Firstly, many thanks to Sandra K. and Marilyn P. for finding out about this
record only yesterday from non-birding homeowners and getting the word out
to the birding community.  The homeowner at 69 Canal St. in Alloway has a
picture of the ducks dated July 8th, so these birds have been in the area
for a while.

Today, Marilyn P. re-found the birds at the intersection of Rt. 49 and
Quinton-Alloway Rd., 3 miles from 69 Canal St. where they were first
found.  When we arrived, the tide was low so there was a lot of mud.  While
we were looking for 2 birds, there ended up being 3 total!  They were close
with great looks, no obvious signs of captive origin.  The homeowners of
the next house over, who put out corn for them and the geese, came over and
told us that they have been around for a week or so and were wondering what
type of ducks they were.  More details in my eBird checklist.
Unfortunately, they were gone a few hours later when the tide was higher
and there was no more exposed mud, and they weren't at Canal St. either.

For those chasing this bird, it will probably be best to hit the Rt. 49
area at low tide.  If they aren't there, it would be best to check Canal
St, Alloway Lake boat ramp, or any other area with views of Alloway Lake or
Alloway Creek.

For those using eBird, I have created a hotspot called "stakeout
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Quinton (2015)" at the Rt. 49 location, which
thus far seems to be somewhat more reliable than Canal St.  Good luck!

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24337056

Good birding,
David Weber


-- 


*David Jonas WeberCornell University, Class of 2016Natural Resources,
Applied Ecology*
*weberbirding AT gmail.com *

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Subject: DVOC Special Informal Summer Meeting at Palmyra Cove Nature Park this Saturday
From: Steve Kacir <setkacir AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:00:32 -0400
Hello Birders, 

The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) meets this Saturday at Palmyra 
Cove Nature Park at 9:00AM. All who have an interest are invited to attend; the 
program is free with no admission charged. 


Join us for a fun informal summer meeting, featuring "Swallowtails of the 
Philadelphia Region" by Frank Windfelder, followed by a short butterfly walk at 
Palmyra Cove Nature Park. 


Afterwards, Steve Kacir will present "Don't Fear the Raptor: An Avian Odyssey 
of Reptilian Proportions" which will be a lively talk attempting to cover 
everything from birds to dinosaurs to the Jersey Devil - at least briefly. 


Steve Kacir will also be providing baked goods to attendees, and requests only 
that if you enjoy the cookies and brownies that attendees simply donate a 
dollar or two in support of funding the DVOC's Annual Photo Contest - or even 
just a few coins if that's all you have. 


Directions to Palmyra Cove Nature Park: 
http://www.dvoc.org/Directions/Directions.htm#Palmyra

Palmyra Cove Nature Park Website: 
http://www.palmyracove.org/

Google Map: 
http://www.google.com/maps/place/Palmyra+Cove+Nature+Park/ AT 40.002726,-75.045052,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c6b5e91136fad5:0x644aebed463f000b 


---------------

Swallowtails of the Philadelphia Region:
An illustrated discussion of the six swallowtail species that can be seen in 
our region: identification, host plants, and where to look. Followed by a 
butterfly walk led by Frank Windfelder. 


Frank Windfelder:
Frank Windfelder is alifelong resident of Philadelphia, has been a DVOC member 
since 1981, but became interested in butterflies about a dozen years ago. Since 
then he has extended his interests to include dragonflies, herps and mammals. 


---------------

Don't Fear the Raptor: An Avian Odyssey of Reptilian Proportions
Sixty-five million years ago, the earth saw the loss of a great many species 
during the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction Event, but, luckily, we still have 
some dinosaurs with us today. Find out how fact is stranger than fiction when 
you've got a few billion years to play around with, and how it's cool to be a 
reptile - with or without feathers. 


Steve Kacir: 
Steve Kacir is the Vice President of DVOC and finds beauty and wonder in all 
living things from E. coli to Harpy Eagles - and everything in between. He's 
often seen happily wandering around a saltmarsh, but also enjoys staring at 
fossils and imagining worlds he'll never seen. 



Hope to see you there!
Steve Kacir
DVOC Vice President
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Subject: BB Whistling Ducks
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:42:40 -0400
30 minutes - the difference between seeing the birds and not......
My best bet is probably still the driveway at 69 Canal. The birds are moving.
Hopefully they have a routine! The tide was coming in when I arrived. The birds 

had left. I am assuming the tide, but people came to fish also, maybe they 
disturbed the birds. Anyway, this is the first time that Marilyn P. has seen 
them there, 

and she lives in this area. So maybe they don't stop here too often. Rt. 49 
across 

from that lumber store. I hope they stick for a week! A good Salem County bird
that I would love to get! Theres still the driveway.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Re: The Bb Whistling Ducks again and the dredge
From: Robert Gallucci <Robert AT RGALLUCCI.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:53:55 +0000
Hi Sandra,

I need to make a work / bird decision on this. Do these ducks typically hang 
around a couple of days or do I need to bolt there right now to see them? 
Thanks 


Rob

________________________________________
From: JerseyBirds  on behalf of Sandra Keller 
 

Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:04 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The Bb Whistling Ducks again and the dredge

Hello,
     Heard from a friend that the 2 BB Whistling Ducks were at the intersection
of Rt 49 and Quinton Alloway Rd. in Salem County. This is a couple miles
from 69 Canal St. This was about 10:10 or so.

    Marilyn, Doug W. and I hit the dredge this morning. Wasn't high tide, but
didn't want to walk in there later! So hot and muggy still! Not much shorebird
wise. I am posting to local birders. I would suggest access the east pool from
the dredge area. Walk south and west. The dikes are a hopeless tangle of
vegetation.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: The Bb Whistling Ducks again and the dredge
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:04:24 -0400
Hello,
     Heard from a friend that the 2 BB Whistling Ducks were at the intersection
of Rt 49 and Quinton Alloway Rd. in Salem County. This is a couple miles
from 69 Canal St. This was about 10:10 or so. 

    Marilyn, Doug W. and I hit the dredge this morning. Wasn't high tide, but
didn't want to walk in there later! So hot and muggy still! Not much shorebird
wise. I am posting to local birders. I would suggest access the east pool from
the dredge area. Walk south and west. The dikes are a hopeless tangle of
vegetation.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Off Topic: Red Phalarope
From: Robert Gallucci <Robert AT RGALLUCCI.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:20:29 +0000
Hi all,


I was asked about the Red Phalarope at Jones Beach in NY and thought some might 
find this helpful. There is a link to a google map I created with parking and 
sighting details below. 



The bird is in a dried pond in between the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center and 
the West end 2 Parking lot. She has been consistently staying with a mixed 
group of peeps. 



Parking / Use Fee: I bypassed the tolls on the way to the Nature Center and 
went directly to the manned booth on the lead-up road. It was late in the 
afternoon and I asked the attendant about the Phalarope. He told me to park at 
the nature center at no charge. I do not know if it is alway no charge to park 
at the nature center. The use fee is usually $10.00 



I created a google map that might help

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zD-p8Qv5biyg.kPUzT88brpzc&usp=sharing



Video and pictures here:

https://flic.kr/p/wiPSwM



Good luck Let me know how it goes.


Rob


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Subject: Thank you all for your help
From: Bruce Berman <0000018edbd1f4bc-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 02:17:02 +0000
I just wanted to thank the many folks who responded to my post asking for 
reports info. I'm overwhelmed...literally. 

Bird On!
Bruce BermanSierra Vista, AZ

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Subject: The Results RFI - Waretown Mississippi Kite
From: Jimmy Lee <leewah AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:43:22 +0000
Hi all,
 
The results evenly split: 8 - 10 AM and after 3pm.
 
Thanks for all the replies.
 
Good birding.
 
Jimmy



Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: Jimmy Lee To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:12:28 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] RFI - [JERSEYBI] Waretown Mississippi Kite 


Hi Larry & Jerseybirders,I have the same thoughts about other 'rarities' 
especially after seeing or missing a few 'one hour wonders'. 


I hope to go Wednesday on the way to or from Brig.Does this MIKI have a 
schedule of showing up at the snag?Also, I thought an early report mentioned 
something about sending out an alert. To what alert? How can I sign up?Thanks 
all.Jimmy 


Jimmy Lee 

South Brunswick, NJ

----- Original Message -----From: Larry-Zirlin To: 
JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDUSent: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:17:05 -0000 (UTC)Subject: 
[JERSEYBI] Waretown Mississippi Kite 


While I was standing around on Saturday waiting with a group of birders at the 
intersection of Walker & Elizabeth, we were wondering "why here?" for this 
rarity. After all, this very pleasant neighborhood in Waretown isn't the first, 
second, or twenty-fifth place you'd look for Mississippi Kite if you were 
searching for it. If we Jerseybirders weren't lucky enough to have a birder in 
the neighborhood, we'd never know about it. Which always leads me to wonder 
just how "rare" some of our rarities are and what else is out there in little 
woodlots, fields, and ponds tucked in spots that we never cover. 


So, thanks to Eileen Bennett for alerting us all and thanks to the very nice 
neighbors for putting up with us. 


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

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Subject: Foraging behavior for BB Whistling Ducks
From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:00:09 -0400
Well, I read some of the BNA account. It seems they are nocturnal feeders
mainly! Joy..... There is so much habitat down there for them to roost in that
seeing them while feeding seems the best way of seeing! I will be trying 
near dusk some night this week. 

And they love grain. They feed a lot in agricultural fields. And shallow edges 
of ponds and lakes. 

Hopefully they stick!

Sandra Keller

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Subject: Flocks of Eurasian collared doves
From: Michael Perlin <mlperlin AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:49:13 -0400
All:

Walking this morning near our home (Glen Afton neighborhood of Trenton, a
block from the Delaware-Raritan Canal) at about 8 a.m., my wife and I saw
two flocks of Eurasian collared doves above us. tightly compact in
formation, about 20 in each. Did a circle and a half on the block above us
and flew off, over the golf course (Trenton Country Club)  on a N/NE track.

I checked the usual suspect sites on Hotspotbirding, and saw no recent
sightings of this bird in the last 20 days. To others: has anyone else seen
them? I have seen one or two before, but nothing near the 40 or so this
morning. A great way to start the day.

All the best,
Michael Perlin
Trenton NJ

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