This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Apr 12 with reports of
LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, ICELAND GULL and LESSER-BLACK-BACKED GULLS, early
arrivals, seasonal reports and local interest items.
LITTLE GULLS and BLACK-HEADED GULLS were off North Beach Pavilion at Sandy
Hook Apr 7; also at the Hook that day: BLACK VULTURE, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, PINE SISKIN, PURPLE FINCH; and on Apr 8, LEAST BITTERNS and
AMERICAN BITTERNS, SORA and CLIFF SWALLOW were at North Pond; new
arrrivals at the Hook Apr 9 were BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and
Great Swamp (Pleasant Plains Road) this week had RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER, up to 36 COMMON SNIPE, 60 GREEN-WINGED TEAL and an early
SOLITARY SANDPIPER at HQ pond, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, HOODED MERGANSER, and
a flock of AMERICAN PIPITS at the end of Whitebridge Road Apr 9.
PIPITS were also reported Apr 9 at Spruce Run boat launch (15) and at
Troy Meadows on Beverwyck Road(40).
Garret Mountain Apr 8 had NORTHERN PARULA, BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER,
PALM WARBLER, WINTER WREN and HERMIT THRUSH along with other usual
migrants. Scherman Hoffman this week had OSPREY, PURPLE FINCH at the
feeder, LA. WATERTHRUSH, BOTH KINGLETS and CHIPPING SPARROW.
Apr 8 at Princeton (Rogers Refuge), there were 25 SNIPE, an early
SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 4 BLUE-WINGED TEAL, WOOD DUCK, LITTLE BLUE HERON and
Cumberland County Apr 8 had YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at 555; Bivalve
had 20+ BLUE-WINGED TEAL but no EURASIAN WIGEON; also there, lots of
DUNLIN, YELLOWLEGS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, EGRETS, and GLOSSY IBIS.
Florence had 2 ICELAND GULLS, 10 LESSER-BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and
abundant LAUGHING GULLS Apr 10. Trenton Marsh Apr 8 had 50 MYRTLES,
6-7 PALM WARBLERS, 3 GNATCATCHERS, 12 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 15
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, KINGLETS, HERMIT THRUSH and COOT.
The CAPE MAY WARBLER at the feeder in Columbia, Warren County made it
through the storm Apr 9, a lock for bravest little bird of the year
award. Also in Warren County Apr 9 on Old Mine Road, early
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were in.
In the exotic department(non-wild birds), two EGYPTIAN GEESE were in
Donaldson Park, Mahwah this week. These are regular in waterfowl
collections and regularly escape to the wild.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey.
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St, Princeton 08540. Good birding and thanks for calling.