Gary Wood writes:
"The two Cream Ridge Sandhill Cranes were present and clearly visible when I arrived at 8:20 am, today, Jan. 12, in the green grass field along the road before the farm entrance. They were about 150' back from the road, or 3/4 of the way to the treeline. They foraged in a 30' circle, one alternately on guard with head up. Both are clearly adults. At 9:55, they suddenly took flight and disappeared into the trees. A local goose hunter stopped to talk to me; he said the cranes have been around for "three or four years," and that there were three of them until the year before last. "
Ken Tischner writes:
"Today (Tues. Jan 11th.) at 10:45 am the Shrike was on the wires on the left side of the road before the migrant housing. Also today the Black-headed Gull was at the Salem Nuke Plant. In the water by the bulk head. It remained there for over a hour. There is also a beautiful adult Yellow headed Blackbird in a flock of Redwings at the corner of route 601 & Mosley rd."