More Vesper Sparrows, other field notes, Oct. 29, 2013

Vesper Sparrow, Duke Farms, NJ, Oct. 29, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).

Vesper Sparrow, Duke Farms, NJ, Oct. 29, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).

9 Vesper Sparrows were at Duke Farms today in the community garden area (Jeff Ellerbusch). Can anyone remember a bounty of Vespers as we have had this October? 80 American Pipits were in a single flock behind the community garden. Otherwise, the usual Field, Savannah, Song, White-throated and 4 White-crowned Sparrows were present. Below is a not uncommon sight recently: multiple Vesper Sparrows in the same tree.

Vesper Sparrows, Duke Farms, NJ, Oct. 29, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).

Vesper Sparrows, Duke Farms, NJ, Oct. 29, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).

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At the southwest section of Troy Meadows this afternoon: Nashville Warbler and Winter Wren (neither of which wanted to be digiscoped), 20+ Rusty Blackbirds with 300 Red-winged Blackbirds, robust numbers of Savannah, Song, Swamp and White-throated Sparrows and 2 White-crowned Sparrows (J. Klizas).
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One of the Vesper Sparrows of Troy Meadows Road was photographed by Mitch Van Beekum today.

Vesper Sparrow, Troy Meadows, NJ, Oct. 29, 2013 (photo by Mitch Van Beekum).

Vesper Sparrow, Troy Meadows, NJ, Oct. 29, 2013 (photo by Mitch Van Beekum).

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Add another Vesper Sparrow to the mocosocoBirds collection: one was seen and photographed at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits on Sunday, Oct. 27 (Jill Homcy).
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It was a pleasure to enjoy an October 29th with calm weather.

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