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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/14/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Apr 14 with reports of BLACK-TAILED GULL, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, SANDHILL CRANE; LITTLE GULL, ICELAND GULL and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS; seasonal arrivals and local reports.

A BLACK-TAILED GULL was seen Apr 12 flying along the beach at South Cape May, but did not stay. [Not relocated 4/13 despite searching. -LL.]

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE continues at Heislervile 1.2 miles from Main St. on East Point Rd.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen Apr. 10 at 5 p.m. flying past the hawk watch at Sandy Hook. Also at Sandy Hook, two ICELAND GULLS continue to hang around at North Beach pavilion-I Lot; VIRGINIA RAIL and GNATCATCHER were at North Pond Apr 8, and RING-NECK and WOOD DUCK Apr 10.

A LITTLE GULL was at the Salem Nuke Plant Apr. 10. This week at Florence at least 20 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were present, and also one ICELAND GULL.

Barnegat Inlet this week has both OLDSQUAW and HARLEQUIN.

BALD EAGLES were reported this week from Old Mine Road; Linvale; the town of Somerset; and Fairton. A PEREGRINE is reported nesting on the #2 Gateway Plaza Building in Newark.

Belleplain State Forest Apr 10 had YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS, many GNATCATCHERS, WHITE-EYED VIREO and a COMMON LOON in the campground lake. Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Road had 100 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at the closed bridge Apr 10 and 11 PALM WARBLERS at the 90 degree bend; on Apr 13, Pleasant Plains Road had lots of KINGLETS, 24 each of BLUE-WINGED TEAL and GREEN-WINGED TEAL and 3 dozen SNIPE!

Verona Park in Essex County had a good flight Apr 10 with 30 PALM, 20 PINE WARBLER, and 15 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and also OSPREY, TOWHEE and SNIPE. BROWN THRASHER, OSPREY and BARN SWALLOW were in Somerset County this week. Scherman Hoffman Apr 9-11 had 3-4 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, PALM WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, lots of HERMIT THRUSH and KINGLETS, SAPSUCKER, TOWHEE, WINTER WREN, FOX SPARROW and BROADWING Apr 14.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Rarities and updates of same should also be reported to the BIRD BOX at 908-647- 2357. Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 69 Alexander St, Princeton 08540.

The recently revised State List and Review List will appear in the summer issue of Records of NJ Birds [and is available at http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/slist.html].

Good birding and thanks for calling, reporting and surfing.

 
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