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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/25/2001
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Apr 25 with reports of GR. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, RED-NECKED GREBE, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, local arrivals, out of place birds, some local big day tips and seasonal reports of interest.

A HENSLOW'S SPARROW was at Higbee Beach Apr 22. The GR. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still at Warinanco Park in Linden, left over from winter. Two RED-NECKED GREBES were still on Lake Parsippany this week. A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was on Round Valley at the Bathing Beach Apr 19 with BLUE-WINGED TEAL and GADWALL. A COMMON LOON was on Indian lake, Denville, Apr 19. A PEREGRINE was roosting at Oceanic Bridge into Rumson Apr 18.

At Trenton Marsh Apr 21 were an AMERICAN BITTERN on the crossdike, WARBLING VIREO, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, YELLOW WARBLER and 25 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

At Losen Slote Park on the Hackensack River in Little Ferry, two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON nests were found Apr 20 just as you enter the woods on your right in pin oaks; birds are on the nest. This great little trap was full of HERMIT THRUSH, PALM WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and resident WOODPECKERS and is a good Bergen big day stop. Reach it from 503 via Washington Av, east on Mehrhof Road and turn right past the recycle center. Park at the kiddie playground. Walk thru the playground and thru the fence into the woods.

On Old Mine Road from the Gap to Watergate Apr 22 were 16 PARULA, 13 YELLOW WARBLERS, 10 BLACK AND WHITES, 8 LA. WATERTHRUSHES, two BLUE-HEADED VIREOS and one WHITE-EYED VIREO, PRAIRIE and PINE WARBLERS and one REDSTART. Singing male PURPLE FINCHES were in the spruce and pines at Watergate, PINE WARBLERS and PRAIRIE WARBLERS are on the road there and PARULAS are resident in the spruces.

Merrill Creek Apr 23 had NASHVILLE and PARULA, and at the point where the gulls sit, beyond the observation blind cove, there were in the water 25 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 9 BUFFLEHEADS, one HORNED GREBE and on the grassy slope above the point, 3 SNOW GEESE, one with broken wing(not making the trip). The geese may or may not be visible in the scope from the outlet tower.

HUMMERS were reported from Warren Apr 23 and Lebanon Apr 24. CRESTED FLYCATCHER arrived at Scherman-Hoffman Apr 25, and there are 4 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES there, two on Indian Grave Brook and two on the Passaic. A BLUE GROSBEAK was out of range at a Chatham feeder Apr 25.

Moving this week were BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, NASHVILLE, PARULA, YELLOW WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, CATBIRD and THRASHER, lots of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, BROAD-WINGED HAWK and some HARRIERS and COOPER'S HAWKS.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation of review list reports goes to NJBRC at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman 08558. Good birding and thanks for calling, reporting and surfing.

 
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