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
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.
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