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  1. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Finishing out the year with a full-day trip to Cape May NJ. Interesting to get grey Catbird here, and a slew of others that I had seen thru-ought the year. Found a Harbor Seal at the point and excellent Life birds as well: 148. Purple Sandpiper 149. Tundra Swan 150. American Wigeon 151...
  2. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Went to the Meadowlands and beat the blizzard yesterday for one purpose only. 147. Northern Shrike
  3. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Birded Sandy Hook NJ today after the storms. In search of Scoters/Eiders. Struck out on seaducks but found other goodies including a few new shorebirds for the year. Great looks at Northern Gannets feeding offshore. 145. Sanderling 146. Black-bellied Plover
  4. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    A few treats from Halloween week: 143. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 144. Brown Thrasher
  5. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    I Did some birding while saltwater fishing today , enjoyed the Gulls and other common birds , caught glimpses of Scoters but they were far away views. I came away with a few new treasures , including Boat-tailed Grackles at the dockyard after the fishing trip ! Female Grackle and immature...
  6. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Birded Dekorte park at Meadowlands yesterday and added 135. Bobolink 136. Merlin 137. Belted Kingfisher 138. Pectoral Sandpiper 139. Seaside Sparrow
  7. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Some birding at the Rutgers Ecological Preserve near work has yielded many Warbler species in the past few weeks as well as a handful of Flycatchers and Vireos (Including Blue-headed Vireo). Only one new species: 134 Blackburnian Warbler
  8. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Some Late July birds over the weekend, Johnson Park in Highland park NJ: 131. Cattle Egret (3 in flight) 132. Least Sandpiper (migration begins!) 133. Snowy Egret (one stalking and fishing in the shallows)
  9. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    On the return cruise from Bermuda to New Jersey I had a few Shearwater species from the balcony as well as some good views of a pod of Dolphins. After some discussion in the I.D. Forum I can safely call at least one new species . Then at home today I had a first-ever Great Horned Owl visit ...
  10. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Bermuda run Have returned and looking thru my notes from Bermuda . We had a great time but pouring rain while on the island, we hired a guide for a 1/2 day on the island.some Pelagic species to follow and a trip report eventually . Missed the recent Franklin's Gull but got all of our target...
  11. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Adding one local patch bird and preparing for a small trip to Bermuda next week which should yield some goodies ! 120 Spotted Sandpiper
  12. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    There is no shame in my game. While gardening in the yard late this afternoon I had a flyover unmistakable and (not so) Common Nighthawk ! I had seen these a few years ago but not confident enough in my ID skills at the time. This time it's for sure. This is a difficult bird to get in my State...
  13. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Spent a 1/2 day at Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in Central NJ today, targeting Virginia Rail,Blue Grosbeak and Eastern Meadowlark. I missed them all but got loads of birds in varied habitats. heard Pileated Woodpecker calling and hammering in the woodland area but only saw a fleeting...
  14. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Off from my regular job and doing side work for the week means time for more birding . In the past few days I have been poking around South Brunswick and came up with the following including Lifer Yellow-throated Vireo nestbuilding ! I was beginning to think they didn't exist and was happy to...
  15. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Birding with Ward Took my annual birding and gardening trip to Palmyra Cove Nature Park near Phila. yesterday to bird with mentor Ward Dasey . We were targeting Least Bittern which breed at one of the ponds , we missed Bittern .. Helped with the hummingbird garden then afterwards tried for...
  16. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Some new birds fileling into the state including yet another precious lifer deep in the wood that was unexpected today. Also male Ruby-throated Hummingbird has appeared in the backyard this evening .Some more nice looks at Great-crested Flycatcher today. Tuesday at lunchbreak: 94. Eastern...
  17. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Heylar Woods in North Brunswick was an absolute Aviary today , goodies today included Wood Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Baltiomore Oriole, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, lingering White-throated Sparrow and the following new birds including a Lifer: 84. Black and white Warbler 85. Veery 86. Great-crested...
  18. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    A little lunchtime birding at Rutgers Ecological Preserve, a few Warblers too high to I.D. Black-Throated Blue Warbler heard only. 81 Grey Catbird 82 Wood Thrush 83 Barn Swallow
  19. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    On April 25th In New Jersey the Warbler migration bonanza is officially underway! Alas I had to spend the weekend around the house busting rocks but in the backyard some summer residents have arrived. First I recognized the sweet songs... then they appeared .The House Wren pair wasted no time in...
  20. stephennj

    Stephennj's 2009 yearlist

    Birding very early in the AM, I went for a short trip to Negri-Nepote Grassland Preserve in Franklin Twp. Nice species like Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs ,Tree Swallow ,Yellow-rumped Warbler, a single Hermit Thrush and more Chipping Sparrows to last a lifetime. The fields had just been...
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