This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for
Thursday October 4, 2007 with reports of CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD,
ROSEATE SPOONBILL, seasonal and local reports of interest.
A male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD appeared at a feeder in Eldora, Cape May
County Oct 2-3: call the CMBO Hotline for details.
The ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues at Brigantine NWR, seen most recently
on Oct 4: look for the bird around the gull pond tower or in the
southern portion of the northwest pool; best times continue to be
early or late in the day. Also found at Brig that day were AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN, TRICOLORED HERON, PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, 9 PEREGRINE FALCONS, and 16 CASPIAN TERNS. Two AMERICAN
AVOCETS were found in the southwest pool Sep 29.
At the end of Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton, 57 BROWN PELICANS were
tallied Sep 30.
Palmyra Cove had numbers of migrants Sep 29-30 including SORA, 3
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 10(!) CONNECTICUT WARBLERS,
NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW, 6 LINCOLNS' SPARROWS, RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
and 7 PURPLE FINCHES.
In Salem County 7 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were tallied at the
Pedricktown dredge spoils Sep 27.
Sandy Hook had an excellent flight Sep 29 including AMERICAN GOLDEN-
PLOVER, 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS at the garden, 3 AMERICAN PIPITS, 22
species of warblers including BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, 2 TENNESSEE
WARBLERS, 3 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 2 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, and HOODED
WARBLER, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at Plum Island, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
and 2 flyover DICKCISSELS. An AMERICAN BITTERN was detected at
Spermaceti Cove Oct 4. A free detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is
available at SHBO; check the sightings log there for daily reports.
Warren Green Acres (also known as Glenhurst Meadows) hosted TENNESSEE
WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 2 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, 2 SUMMER
TANAGERS, and 7 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS Sep 29.
Birds found at Garret Mountain Sep 29 included COMMON RAVEN, YELLOW-
THROATED VIREO, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 15 species of
warbler, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW.
At Overpeck County Park in Leonia GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, Philadelphia
Vireo, 15 species of warbler including TENNESSEE WARBLER and BAY-
BREASTED WARBLER, 6 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and a BLUE GROSBEAK Sep
29-30. An interior race NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW was detected
Oct 4. Most of these sightings came from the northern area of the
park near the horse stables.
Great Piece Meadows Sep 29-30 had 6 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and 3 RUSTY
Celery Farm reports this week included AMERICAN BITTERN, CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW, 3 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and BLUE GROSBEAK Oct 1. PURPLE
FINCHES have been daily there this week, with a high count of 15 on
The Negri-Nepote Grasslands in Franklin Twp hosted 8+ AMERICAN
KESTRELS, a probable MOURNING WARBLER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW,
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW Sep 28-29. For more
information on birding this site see http://www.njaudubon.org/Conservation
An impressive total of 4 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were found at Spruce
Run Reservoir Sep 29. Also in Hunterdon County at Cold Brook
Preserve Oct 2 were 16+ AMERICAN PIPITS.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. To report birds call 732-872-2500. Reports of review list
species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) go to
the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman
NJ 08558. Thanks for calling and reporting.