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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/23/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Apr. 23 with reports of BLACK BRANT; FRANKLIN'S, LITTLE GULLS and BLACK-HEADED GULLS; EUR. GREEN- WINGED TEAL; COM. EIDER, HARLEQUIN; early arrivals and local reports of interest.

At South Amboy Apr. 21 on low tide, an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL, and adult LITTLE GULL and an imm. BLACK-HEADED GULL were on the flats with BONAPARTE'S GULLS, from 2 to 5 p.m. Also there, OYSTERCATCHER and BLACK SKIMMER.

At SANDY HOOK Apr. 19, a BLACK BRANT was well seen at the Nike missile site from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Also at the Hook Apr. 19 to 21 were AMERICAN BITTERN, COOT and PIED-BILLED GREBE at North Pond; RUSTY BLACKBIRD, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER Apr. 21; RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD Apr. 20; and also HORNED GREBE, AMERICAN KESTREL, COMMON LOON, OYSTERCATCHER, PURPLE FINCH and GNATCATCHER.

At Barnegat Inlet Apr. 22, there were 5 HARLEQUINS, an adult male COMMON EIDER, and a GREAT CORMORANT. At Brig during the week, there were two EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEALS.

Garret Mountain Apr. 19 had a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Wilson Ave, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH Apr. 21, with numbers of PALM and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 5 WINTER WRENS, several HERMIT THRUSHES, overhead BROADWINGS and OSPREYS, SOLITARY VIREO and THRASHERS, most of the birds being around the shore of Barbour Pond.

Ramapo Reservation Apr. 19 had two WHITE-EYED VIREO, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, a good flight of PALM WARBLERS and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, lots of KINGLETS and GNATCATCHERS, HERMIT THRUSH, FOX SPARROW and lots of SWALLOWS.

A WHIPPOORWILL was calling at Scherman sanctuary Apr. 22 at dawn in the parking lot, only the second record there, and a SOLITARY VIREO arrived there Apr. 17 along with GNATCATCHERS and KINGLETS. A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was in Long Valley Apr. 21.

At Loantaka Park Pond in Morris County near Great Swamp, 2 AM. WIGEON, 1 SHOVELER and 1 COM. MERGANSER are lingering. In the exotic department, a EUR. GOLDFINCH was seen in North Haledon Apr. 19. A LITTLE BLUE HERON was inland on Washington Valley Reservoir on April 12.

ORCHARD ORIOLE and SOLITARY SANDPIPER were in Burlington County Apr. 23; BANK SWALLOW and PRAIRIE WARBLER were in Salem County Apr. 20.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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