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Location
Liberty SP, Hudson County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:42 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 32 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Simon Lane
Species
42 species total
200
Brant
150
Canada Goose
8
Gadwall
12
Mallard
16
American Black Duck
1
Long-tailed Duck

Continuing male

20
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Mourning Dove
2
Black-bellied Plover
2
Killdeer
6
Laughing Gull
60
Ring-billed Gull
30
Herring Gull
6
Great Black-backed Gull
20
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Northern Wheatear

A quick last scan of the beach, bay and rockwall on my way out, brought the bird into view on top of the rockwall about 50yds from the edge of the beach. Overall Buffy colored, with a pale supercilium and a slightly darker mask, flicking it's tail showing the white tail and rump pattern. In view for about 20 seconds before it hopped the other side of the rockwall. Did not re-appear, and whilst I did not see it fly, I did go to get my camera and phone from the car which was close. I have seen many Wheatears in the UK, and a fairly common sight in fall on beaches, dunes, and rocky areas on the coast. There's a lot of habitat at and around Liberty SP, including the golf course, another favored spot by the species, but hopefully it can be re-found. I had no opportunity for photos, and it was distant, but had a good scope view in excellent early morning front light.

35
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird
4
Northern Mockingbird
30
European Starling
2
House Finch
2
Chipping Sparrow
1
Field Sparrow
2
Dark-eyed Junco
20
White-throated Sparrow
2
Savannah Sparrow
40
Song Sparrow
15
Swamp Sparrow
1
Eastern Towhee
15
Red-winged Blackbird
30
Brown-headed Cowbird
4
Common Grackle
2
Palm Warbler
30
Yellow-rumped Warbler
2
Northern Cardinal
15
House Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes