Sunday, May 29, 2016

Country Hawks

Due to the cold spring our hawks out here are a few weeks behind their City cousins. That being said, hawks still gonna be hawks! jay vs rth wild hawk nest

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ocean County Big Count

First ever BC in OC, also corresponded to WSB so there was good reason to try to rep my section which was Lakewood, Jackson and New Egypt. Day was very birdy but conditions after lunch were not ideal. Still not bad for the first time out of the gate with this project. Great Blue Heron 3 Green Heron 1: greenheron Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 20 Wood Duck 1 Mallard 20 RSH 2 at Metedeconk Preserve RTH 7 rthnest Wild Turkey 1 Killdeer 1 LAGU 1 Rock Dove 20 Mourning Dove 20 YBC 1 Chimney Swift 4 Ruby-throated hummer 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 RBWP 10 Downy 2 Northern Flicker 3 East. Peewee 2 East. Phoebe 2 East. Kingbird 2 GC Flycatcher 1 Blue Jay 20 American Crow 7 Tree Swallow 20+ at CM BCC 20+ Tufted Titmouse 20+ WBN 2 BG Gnatcatcher 20 Veery 1 Hermit thrush 1 American Robin 20+ Gray Catbird 20+ Northern Mocker 10 Brown Thrasher 1 Euro Star 20+ a note here is that they seem to be expanding quite a bit in my part of OC. They had taken over all the nest boxes that I saw at CM. Northern Parula 6 Yellow 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Cape May 1 YRW 20 BTG 1 Pine Warbler 20 Most numerous at CM, many nesting! pine warbler nesting Bay-breasted 1 Blackpoll 1 B&W 2 American Redstart 5 Overbird 20 also very numerous at CM with many singing. Scarlet tanager 2 eastern towhee 2 chipping sparrow 20+ field sparrow 5 grasshopper sparrow 2 song sparrow 2 wts 5 northern cardinal 5 rwbb 2 common grackle 20+ orchard oriole 1 baltimore oriole 2 house finch 2 goldfinch 10 house sparrow 20+

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

List of Raptor Nest cams 2016

For those of you that cant get out as much as you'd like, here's a list of different cams (some in NJ, some not) that you can live vicariously through. Island Beach State Park Osprey, Duke Farm Eagle Cam, Idaho kestrel cam, NYC peregrine falcons, Cornell U red-tailed hawk cam.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mercer County Heron Rookery

A work friend of mine told me about some herons carrying sticks around in his backyard. Turns out he's got a mature rookery of about 2 dozen nests there! Heron Rookery Heron Rookery Heron Rookery

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Riverside Church

For the past 3 years a red-tailed hawk and a peregrine falcon have nested within 100 yards of each other in Riverside Park. Good luck to them both, hopefully they can both succeed! Grant's Tomb Riverside Church