This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday April 20 at noon, with reports of SWAINSON'S WARBLER, COMMON REDPOLL, RED-NECKED GREBE, EARED GREBE, REEVE, CASPIAN TERN, DICKCISSEL, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, EVENING GROSBEAK, arrivals and local reports.
A SWAINSON'S WARBLER was at Higbee Beach April 17 in the third field. A COMMON REDPOLL was still in Berkeley Heights April 15 and a PINE SISKIN was at Scherman Hoffman April 19. An EARED GREBE in near breeding plumage and 14 RED-NECKED GREBES were in Dennis Creek, Cape May, April 12 and a REEVE was in a Goshen pond on Route 47 April 13 but not 14.
The white-rumped Eurasian race of Whimbrel was at Avalon April 16 with 20 other WHIMBRELS. A male DICKCISSEL was on Sea Grove Ave. in Cape May April 13. EVENING GROSBEAKS were still being seen this week on private property in Brown's Mills, but not reported elsewhere. 30 CASPIAN TERNS were in Mannington Marsh April 16, and 2000 GLOSSY IBIS and hundreds of CATTLE EGRETS were around the Salem farm fields the same day, probably storm driven.
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was reported on Ironia Rd. in Ironia, Morris County, April 19. Princeton Institute Woods April 15 had YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER and BROWN THRASHER. RED-NECKED GREBE continues on Lake Assunpink, and 3 WILD TURKEYS were on Sharon Station Rd. April 16. GANNETS and COMMON LOONS were migrating past Sandy Hook April 15. PRAIRIE WARBLER and SOLITARY VIREO arrived in Weltz Park April 17. GREEN HERON was at Manasquan Reservoir April 15. GULL-BILLED TERN was at Goshen Landing Rd. April 16.
Round Valley had HORNED GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE and COMMON LOON April 13 and 14. 47 GLOSSY IBIS were on River Rd. near Griggstown, Somerset County, April 17 and 18. WILD TURKEY was at Scherman Hoffman this week, and also Route 24 in Chester. Scherman Hoffman had YELLOW WARBLER, BROWN THRASHER, CATBIRD, BROAD-WINGED HAWK and HOUSE WREN April 20. 3 BLACK VULTURES were in Great Swamp April 17. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were reported at Sharptown and the Van Wyck Tract during the week.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908)766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in NJ, sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society. The tape is changed usually on Wednesdays around noon, more often when necessary. [Compiled by Rich Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by Laurie Larson, LLARSON@pucc.Princeton.EDU.] To report birds to the tape, call (908)766-5787, or fax (908)766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling.