Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/26/1995
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 26.

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.

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