Highlights at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits this afternoon: 9 Rusty Blackbirds, 2 juvenile White-crowned Sparrows, Lincoln and Savannah Sparrows, 2 Osprey, Green-winged Teal, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 65+ Yellow-rumped Warblers (J. Klizas).
A Connecticut Warbler was eBirded from the Tilcon Pond area near Waterloo Valley Road in Mt. Olive Twp. (Alan Boyd).
A 2nd-year Bald Eagle was at the pond during the day, as well (Roger Johnson).
From Ken Hart:
Just had a nice look at a Winter Wren outside my door on Black River Rd in Long Valley this afternoon. Clear speckling on the feathers and that un-ignorable short, cocked tail. Mostly feeding on the ground in the pachysandra, and in the moss on the stone wall. Also for a few days now I’ve had a continuing Swainson’s Thrush, who seems to like eating the berries on a certain Dogwood tree. Yesterday had two Blue-headed Vireos, an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and a flock of 8 Golden-crowned Kinglets feeding in a Hemlock. As I type this, a Pileated Woodpecker is calling outside– which I hear on a near-daily basis.
A Vesper Sparrow continues at the Wagner Arboretum side of Glenhurst Meadows (David Bernstein).
From yesterday, Oct. 1:
10 species of warblers and a Vesper Sparrow were at Glenhurst Meadows Tuesday morning (Jeff Ellerbusch).