Thursday, October 1, 2015

September Round-up

It seemed to be a slow month. I essentially missed warbler migration (as did just about everyone else in NJ who wasn't in Cape May on the one day they had 56,000 warblers fly by) and only added 5 new birds to the year list. But they were good birds that tend to be elusive: Sora, Hudsonian Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, and Dickcissel. To me, the Dickcissel was the most satisfying since I found it on my own in a place I wasn't looking for it.

I also added one more bird to my Ocean County life list--Eurasian Wigeon at the amazing little pond in front of Marshalls in Toms River, but it wasn't much of a look--I actually had to look at my photographs to make sure I'd seen it.

Birding was done entirely within the state of NJ. 145 species were listed. I did get some good photos this month with which to decorate an otherwise dry entry:

Bald Eagle, Whitesbog
Black Skimmer, juvenile, Island Beach
Black-crowned Night-Heron, Sandy Hook
Red-headed Woodpecker, Colliers Mills
Eastern Bluebird, Cloverdale Farms
Species             First Sighting
Canada Goose     Whitesbog
Mute Swan     Brig
Wood Duck     Colliers Mills WMA
Gadwall     Brig
Eurasian Wigeon     Marshall's Pond
American Black Duck     Brig
Mallard     Brig
Blue-winged Teal     Brig
Northern Shoveler     Brig
Northern Pintail     Brig
Wild Turkey     35 Sunset Rd
Pied-billed Grebe     Jarvis Sound
Double-crested Cormorant     Great Bay Blvd
Brown Pelican     Great Bay Blvd
Great Blue Heron     Whitesbog
Great Egret     Whitesbog
Snowy Egret     Great Bay Blvd
Little Blue Heron     Great Bay Blvd
Tricolored Heron     Great Bay Blvd
Green Heron     Whitesbog
Black-crowned Night-Heron     Brig
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron     Great Bay Blvd
Glossy Ibis     Brig
Turkey Vulture     Whitesbog
Osprey     Great Bay Blvd
Northern Harrier     Brig
Sharp-shinned Hawk     Brig
Cooper's Hawk     Whitesbog
Bald Eagle     Bridge to Nowhere
Red-tailed Hawk     Bunker Hill Bogs
Clapper Rail     Brig
Sora     Sandy Hook
American Oystercatcher     Brig
Black-bellied Plover     Brig
American Golden-Plover     Brig
Semipalmated Plover     Whitesbog
Killdeer     Whitesbog
Spotted Sandpiper     Whitesbog
Solitary Sandpiper     Whitesbog
Greater Yellowlegs     Whitesbog
Willet     Island Beach
Lesser Yellowlegs     Whitesbog
Hudsonian Godwit     Brig
Marbled Godwit     Island Beach
Ruddy Turnstone     Island Beach
Stilt Sandpiper     Whitesbog
Curlew Sandpiper     Brig
Sanderling     Island Beach
Dunlin     Brig
Least Sandpiper     Whitesbog
White-rumped Sandpiper     Brig
Pectoral Sandpiper     Whitesbog
Semipalmated Sandpiper     Whitesbog
Western Sandpiper     Brig
Short-billed Dowitcher     Brig
Long-billed Dowitcher     Brig
Wilson's Snipe     Brig
Laughing Gull     Great Bay Blvd
Ring-billed Gull     Brig
Herring Gull     Great Bay Blvd
Lesser Black-backed Gull     Sandy Hook
Great Black-backed Gull     Great Bay Blvd
Caspian Tern     Brig
Common Tern     Jarvis Sound
Forster's Tern     Great Bay Blvd
Royal Tern     Island Beach
Black Skimmer     Brig
Rock Pigeon     Jarvis Sound
Mourning Dove     Whitesbog
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     Whitesbog
Black-billed Cuckoo     Wells Mills Park
Common Nighthawk     Crestwood Village
Eastern Whip-poor-will     35 Sunset Rd
Chimney Swift     Whitesbog
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     35 Sunset Rd
Belted Kingfisher     Bunker Hill Bogs
Red-headed Woodpecker     Colliers Mills WMA
Red-bellied Woodpecker     Whitesbog
Downy Woodpecker     Whitesbog
Hairy Woodpecker     Whitesbog
Northern Flicker     Whitesbog
American Kestrel     Sandy Hook
Merlin     Brig
Peregrine Falcon     Great Bay Blvd
Eastern Wood-Pewee     Whitesbog
Eastern Phoebe     Whiting WMA
Great Crested Flycatcher     Whitesbog
Eastern Kingbird     Colliers Mills WMA
White-eyed Vireo     Whitesbog
Red-eyed Vireo     Double Trouble State Park
Blue Jay     Colliers Mills WMA
American Crow     Whitesbog
Fish Crow     35 Sunset Rd
Horned Lark     Reed's Sod Farm Main Office
Purple Martin     Great Bay Blvd
Tree Swallow     Whitesbog
Barn Swallow     Whitesbog
Carolina Chickadee     Whitesbog
Tufted Titmouse     Colliers Mills WMA
White-breasted Nuthatch     Colliers Mills WMA
House Wren     Union Transportation Trail
Marsh Wren     Brig
Carolina Wren     Cattus Island County Park
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     Whitesbog
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     Union Transportation Trail
Eastern Bluebird     Bunker Hill Bogs
American Robin     Whitesbog
Gray Catbird     Whitesbog
Brown Thrasher     Island Beach
Northern Mockingbird     Union Transportation Trail
European Starling     Colliers Mills WMA
Cedar Waxwing     Cattus Island County Park
Ovenbird     Island Beach
Northern Waterthrush     Brig
Black-and-white Warbler     Island Beach
Common Yellowthroat     Whitesbog
American Redstart     Great Bay Blvd
Northern Parula     Sandy Hook
Yellow Warbler     Great Bay Blvd
Black-throated Blue Warbler     Bunker Hill Bogs
Palm Warbler     Island Beach
Pine Warbler     Whitesbog
Yellow-rumped Warbler     Whitesbog
Prairie Warbler     Whitesbog
Black-throated Green Warbler     Island Beach
Saltmarsh Sparrow     Great Bay Blvd
Seaside Sparrow     Cattus Island County Park
Chipping Sparrow     Double Trouble State Park
Field Sparrow     Sandy Hook
Savannah Sparrow     Forsythe-Barnegat
Song Sparrow     Great Bay Blvd
Eastern Towhee     Whitesbog
Scarlet Tanager     Colliers Mills WMA
Northern Cardinal     Colliers Mills WMA
Blue Grosbeak     Brig
Indigo Bunting     Union Transportation Trail
Dickcissel     Island Beach
Red-winged Blackbird     Brig
Common Grackle     Island Beach
Boat-tailed Grackle     Great Bay Blvd
Brown-headed Cowbird     Brig
House Finch     35 Sunset Rd
Purple Finch     35 Sunset Rd
American Goldfinch     Colliers Mills WMA
House Sparrow     Forsythe-Barnegat

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to taking our two similar- but-not-the-same cameras birding. Super photos.