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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/29/1998
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This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Apr 29 with reports of ICELAND and BLACK-HEADED GULLS, HARLEQUIN, EVENING GROSBEAKS, seasonal arrivals and local reports. Migration was stalled over much of the state with only a few May 1 birds trickling in early.

At the Salem Nuclear Plant Apr 26, a HARLEQUIN was a first for Salem County; also there, a BLACK-HEADED GULL and an ICELAND GULL, 35 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, no LITTLE GULLS in 5 hours of coverage; flyby LOONS, BLACK SCOTER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS. Mannington Apr. 26 had several hundred SNOW GEESE, 2 RING-NECKED DUCK, several RUDDY DUCKS, lots of COOT and 4 CASPIAN TERNS. Nearby Pedricktown had SNIPE and RUSTY BLACKBIRD (woods next to causeway).

Cumberland Co. Bear Swamp area Apr 25-26 had no SUMMER TANAGER or ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. BARRED OWL was calling on 555 Apr 24. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER is at Hansey Creek Rd on the left beyond the second house and the red tree. Turkey Point Apr 24-25 had AMERICAN BITTERN, WOODCOCK, MOORHEN, WHIPPOORWILL, all the usual suspects.

Thompson Beach had EAGLE, BONAPARTE'S GULL, the usual early SHOREBIRDS, and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, GADWALL and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER. Bivalve from the boardwalk Apr 25 had N. SHOVELER, BLUE-WINGED TEAL and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, PIED-BILLED GREBE, AMERICAN COOT and SAVANNAH SPARROW.

In North Jersey, Garret Mt on Apr 27 had 13 EVENING GROSBEAK, ORCHARD ORIOLE, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, OVENBIRD and a good BROAD-WINGED HAWK flight in the a.m. Princeton Apr 28-29 had WARBLING VIREOS, BLUE-HEADED VIREOS and YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.

Scherman Hoffman has several territorial LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, ORCHARD ORIOLE Apr 24, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH Apr 28 and an occasional COOPER'S HAWK. Old Mine Road Apr 25-26 had BLACKBURNIAN, PARULA, PRAIRIE WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS; NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, OVENBIRD, RAVEN and COMMON MERGANSER.

At Swartswood Lake Apr 26, there were 21 COMMON LOONS and flyover EVENING GROSBEAKS. EVENING GROSBEAKS also continue at 1069 Veteran's Highway in Jackson (Ocean County) usually in the early a.m. No reports of SISKINS or CROSSBILLS were received this week.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. The telephone version of the report will resume in the first week of May after the new message machine arrives. Good birding and thanks for surfing.

 
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