From Tom Halliwell:
Hi Jon – Three Vesper Sparrows were feeding together this afternoon in the thin grassy vegetation growing in and around an old, overgrown parking lot on the Netcong-Mt. Olive border. The area is accessed from Route 46 West by turning right on Love Lane immediately before passing under Route 80. In 0.3 mile (directly opposite the Air Contact Transport building) turn left onto a poorly maintained access road which bends back to the gravelly lot.
The birds may flush, but they seem to return to the lot in a few minutes.
All the best,
From Alan Boyd at Black River WMA, Chester Township:
This morning I birded from the lot at the intersection of Ironia Rd and Catan Drive:
1 Pine Warbler
1 Vesper Sparrow
1 Lincoln’s Sparrow
1 Fox Sparrow
6 White-crowned Sparrows
3 Red-breasted Nuthatches
12 Pine Siskins
Yesterday I had White-crowned and Fox Sparrows in my yard in Roxbury.
From Ken Hart in Long Valley:
Today I had 11 Pine Siskins on my nyjer feeder at my home on Black River Road in Long Valley. Also a Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, and 6 Ruby Crowned Kinglets nearby in the woods. Also had 2 Purple Finch here at Black River Road, as well.