Category Archives: Sightings

Rarity Roundup Results

This years rarity roundup, with the ominous start date of 11-11-11, sure looked good on paper! NW winds on Friday turning WSW on Saturday just felt like a conveyor belt for wayward western strays. The reality, though, was a little … Continue reading

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Parked at the window

I decided to take the morning “off” today, and move the LazyBoy (recliner, not me… although the name may apply to both) over to the window where I could watch the bird feeders in comfort. Given all the hoopla over … Continue reading

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Singing Youngster

This hatch-year White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) was caught singing his little head off during my recent sparrow fest out here in Somerset, NJ. I digi-video’d him with my Coolpix 4500 digital camera, and Leica Televid APO spotting scope. You can … Continue reading

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Migration outlook for Saturday and Sunday

This weekend the forecast is calling for strong winds out of the Northwest and West at all altitudes. Therefore, I don’t expect anything to be moving tonight (Saturday) or tomorrow night (Sunday) unless something changes. I’ll update the forecast if … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Neotrops…

You gotta love Louisiana. From the LABirds listserve: This morning as I stepped out onto the back porch I immediately heard the familiar call of the Prothonotary Warbler. I retrieved my binoculars from within and a few moments later I … Continue reading

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