This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Apr. 26,
1995 at noon with reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, FULVOUS
WHISTLING DUCK, SANDHILL CRANE, HARLEQUINS, hawk flights,
seasonal and early arrivals, and items of interest.
A MISSISSIPPI KITE was over Allaire State Park on April 24.
Two SANDHILL CRANES were over Lafayette, Sussex Co.,
heading for Hyper Humus, on April 23.
Two FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCKS were on a pond next to the
athletic complex on Change Bridge Road, in Montville,
Morris Co., not far from Rt. 80. [no date given]. ALthough
the date is consistent with other records of this species
in NJ, the area is known for its waterfowl escapes.
The HARLEQUIN continues at Sandy Hook Auditorium, and there
were good hawk flights at Sandy Hook April 22-23. BLACK
SCOTER and HORNED GREBE were in Horseshoe Cove.
The Boonton hawk watch this week had 3 BALD EAGLES, 1200
BROADWINGS (with 600 on April 20). A BALD EAGLE was at Lake
Hopatcong April 20.
Three UPLAND SANDPIPERS were on the north side of
Featherbed Lane, Sharptown, Salem Co., April 22-23. Other
birds seen there the same dates were SAVANNAH SPARROW,
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, BOBOLINK, and MISSISSIPPI KITE.
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES were at Helmetta, Middlesex Co., April
18-19; a new spot for those.
A good flight occurred everywhere April 22-23, bringing in
numbers of HOUSE WREN, SOLITARY VIREO, WHITE-EYED VIREO,
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, NORTHERN
PARULA, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, PRAIRIE WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED
WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, CATBIRD,
ORCHARD ORIOLE, and WOOD THRUSH. Early birds were: a
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER at the Salem Nuclear Plant April 23;
CERULEAN WARBLER at Princeton April 23, and WOOD THRUSH and
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK there April 21; REDSTART and
OVENBIRD at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuaries, Bernardsville,
April 23, and at Princeton April 24; VEERY at Hoffman April
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS were at Ravine Lake, Far Hills, on
April 23. A HOODED WARBLER was at Brick Township April 22.
WILD TURKEY and COMMON SNIPE were on Pleasant Plains Rd., Great
Swamp NWR, April 22-26.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular
weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed
regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary.
[Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National
Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@
pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call
(908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between
tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152.
Good birding, and thank you for calling.