Dennis Cheeseman writes:
"Tons of them at my office in Carlstadt on Tuesday," two of which are pictured above.
Congrats to all for competing. We hope you are having fun near to home, and seeing lots of great birds.
Keep in mind that some birders are in the Meadowlands all the time, and others get here occasionally, so their birdage may differ drastically.
If you're name's not on the list, please e-mail Jim Wright at jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov. It's still not too late! Sign up now!
Here is the leader board as of May 31:
1. Chris Takacs: 177, (2012 reigning champion, ineligible for prizes
in 2013 as a result, lives in district)
2. Ray Duffy, 163 (in district)
2*. Mike Newhouse 119 (NJMC, setting a target number for competitors;
on vacation — awaiting May 31 totals; was in second place at end of
4. Jackie DeMarco, 151 (out of district)
5. Mike Wolfe, 139 species (out of district)
6. Dennis Cheeseman, 132 (out of district)
7. Jim Wright, 124 (NJMC staff, ineligible for prizes)
8. Mike Turso 114 (out of district)
9. Oliver Stringham, 110 (in district)
10. Roy Woodford 108 (out of district)
11. Julie McCall, 105 (in district)
12. Rob Fanning 101 (out of district)
Last month's totals and a link to last year's through-May totals follow.
As Roy Woodford points out: "You don't have to go far from the front parking lot at DeKorte to find an Oriole or three (or more).
"These guys are everywhere this year (the females are around but they seem to be a bit camera shy). Last year, I had a hard time finding one of each." (Thanks, Roy! Orchard Oriole pix follow.)
Note: Baltimore Oriole above is banded!
She writes: “I finally wrote some descriptions on the sounds I collected. I think the one that would interest your readers the most would be the one entitled ‘Marsh Sounds’… There is a bird on there that I haven’t been able to identify.
“It might be fun to put this on your blog and ask your readers to comment and identify the various bird songs.
“They won’t be able to comment on soundcloud unless they already have a soundcloud account, so they might comment on this blog about the sounds instead.”
The link is here.
More of Moser’s Meadowlands recordings can be found here.
Moser’s website is here.
Full info follows.
A big thank you to all who participated, esecially Denise Farrell for compiling the list and Patrick Carney for photographing one of the wrens!
Full list and Patrick Carney's Marsh Wren shot follow.