This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday, December 11 at 5 p.m.
with reports of review list species ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, as well as LITTLE GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, SNOWY
OWLS, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, and LITTLE BLUE HERON.
The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER at the Upper Raritan Watershed
Association office, aka Fairview Farm, in Bedminster continues as of
Saturday, December 8. From the junction of Route 206 and Route
512/Pottersville Road, turn west on Pottersville Road and proceed .8
miles to a left turn onto Larger Cross Road. Fairview Farm is one
half mile on the right. The bird was last seen at 10:30 near the barn
at at 11:20 near the house.
The most recent report of the female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD in Barnegat
Light was Saturday December 8. The bird is coming to a backyard
feeder at 29 W. 9th St. in Barnegat Light, but is sometimes found
perched in the vicinity and not at the feeder. Visitors should park
on the street and walk up the left side of the house (which is pink),
up the outside stairs, and stand quietly at the first corner of the
outside deck. The hummingbird feeder is attached to the clothes-line
right off the back of the deck. Please be courteous to the owner.
RUFOUS/ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD was found in Cape May Point Monday
December 10 and previously. Most recently it was at 404 Central
Ave., one-half block from Lily Lake. View the feeder on the left side
of the house from the street. The bird started out in the yard across
the street #407 Central Ave. Other Cape May Point reports include
COMMON REDPOLLS and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.
3 LITTLE GULLS (2 adults and 1 1st-winter) were with 100 BONAPARTE'S
GULLS at Manasquan Inlet on Thursday December 6, and a EURASIAN
WIGEON was at Old Sam's Pond that day.
No reports of the Brigantine SNOWY OWLS, EURASIAN WIGEON, etc. were
received this week. The Sandy Hook TOWNSEND'S WARBLER was not found
December 7-8 despite searching.
A new SNOWY OWL was in Plainsboro Tuesday December 11. From Route 1,
take Scudders Mill Road east to the intersection with Plainsboro
Road. The bird was seen in the vicinity of this intersection.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS continue to be found at Kuser Bog in High
Point State Park, with the most recent report from Sunday December 9.
A confused immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported lingering in
Henderson Cove, Lake Hopatcong on Monday December 10.
Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuaries in Bernardsville on December 9 and 11
had lingering YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and Fox Sparrow, plus flyover
PINE SISKIN and PURPLE FINCH, all near the building. PILEATED
WOODPECKERS have been feeding regularly on trees above the building
behind the fenced area, visible from the parking lot.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ.
To report birds, please call (908) 766-5787 or fax (908) 766-7775.
Documentation of review list species goes the NJ Bird Records
Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Good birding and
thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.