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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Mike Fritz

September 2, 2013
CONFUSING FALL WARBLERS at HIGBEE BEACH WMA, NJ

We had 5 DVOC members show up. Winds were awful for migration, but we found some flocks and had a good trip anyway. Highlight was a flyover Western Kingbird! We also enjoyed good looks at lots of Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Blue-winged Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, and a Baltimore Oriole. Good numbers of Eastern Kingbirds were flying over as well.

 

Semipalmated Plover 5 flyovers
Lesser Yellowlegs 9 single flyover flock all were this species
peep sp. 22 flying over, but didnt get to id to species
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 7 great looks at several
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Western Kingbird 1 seen flying over from "tower field" to first field. Harvey T was able to get a poor but identifiable pic, but seen pretty well if quickly.
Eastern Kingbird 60
White-eyed Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 4
Purple Martin 30
Tree Swallow X
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Veery 1
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 8
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Hooded Warbler 1 female
American Redstart 20
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 12
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Bobolink 40
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 4

 

 

 

 

 

All pictures by Bert Filemyr