Sparrows, Migrants and a Black-throated Gray Warbler, Sep. 27, 2013

Black-throated Gray Warbler at Glenhurst Meadows

The Black-throated Gray Warbler found at Glenhurst Meadows this morning by Kevin Bolton and Annette Cunniffe was not relocated despite diligent searching throughout the day. Kevin’s photograph clearly shows it to be an adult male. This is the first Black-throated Gray Warbler record for Somerset County assuming it will be accepted by the New Jersey Bird Record Committee.

80+ species were found at Glenhurst today including both Kinglet species, all 7 woodpecker species regularly occurring in New Jersey, 17 Eastern Phoebes, Winter Wren, 15 warbler species, 7 sparrow species, Scarlet Tanager, 4 Bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlark (Jeff Ellerbusch).

Other Field Notes

The first White-crowned Sparrow of the season in Morris and Somerset Counties, a juvenile, was found this afternoon at Whippany’s Veterans Memorial Park (Jamie Glydon).  This along with one reported today from the Meadowlands in Bergen County represent the first of the season in the entire state of New Jersey.  Veterans Memorial Park, “The Vet”, is part of the Patriots Path system in Morris County and is a proven sparrow hot spot and reliable location for migrating Eastern Meadowlarks in October. Also found today were Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Magnolia Warbler, 13 Palm Warblers (1 Western), 4 Chipping, 6 Savannah and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows.

A Cape May Warbler was at Bee Meadow Park this morning along with Lincoln and White-throated Sparrows (Jamie Glydon).

A Monk Parakeet was reported today from the Chimney Rock parking lot (Chris Aquila).

Chuck Hantis reports that 2 Common Ravens are back in Hanover Township at the ShopRite construction site on West Hanover Avenue.

Common Raven, Hanover Twp., NJ, Sep. 27, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Common Raven, Hanover Twp., NJ, Sep. 27, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Common Raven, Hanover Twp., NJ, Sep. 27, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

Common Raven, Hanover Twp., NJ, Sep. 27, 2013 (photo by Chuck Hantis).

From Tim Vogel, Denville:
Jefferson Road, Parsippany
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Kingfishers – 2
Walked onto Southside bridge, looked down, and on the log was the bird [a favorite location for the Yellow-crowned – Editor]
Visited my favorite corporate pond – Cherry Hill Rd., Parsippany –
22 Wood Ducks

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