This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wed., May 1, with
reports of SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, ANHINGA, WILSON'S PHALAROPE,
EVENING GROSBEAK, AM. BITTERN, RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER, GOLDEN PLOVER, seasonal and local reports and items
of interest for Big Day.
A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was over Cape May Point Apr. 26, not seen
again. An ANHINGA was reported flying over Garret Mountain by 3
observers Apr. 25.
A female WILSON'S PHALAROPE was on Creek Road in Green Twp. near
Allamuchy Apr. 29 with a GODWIT sp. (not identified because of
poor light) and other shorebirds in a flooded cornfield. Reach
Creek Road from 519 and 603.
Six EVENING GROSBEAKS were on or near the feeders at Hoffman
Sanctuary in Bernardsville Apr. 29 through May 1, with up to 8
PURPLE FINCHES, and on May 1 a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.Also at
Hoffman, WILD TURKEYS have been regular around the building the
same three days; warblers there include BLACK-THROATED BLUE
WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, AMERICAN
REDSTART and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO.
An EVENING GROSBEAK was also on Rte. 555 above Bear Swamp (mile
5-6) near the HOODED WARBLER culvert. Also, on the 555 railroad
tracks, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and other usual birds are
present; some 4 or 5 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were there Apr.
27, and PROTHONOTARY is at the Bear Swamp culvert on 555.
AMERICAN BITTERNS were at Taylor Refuge in Cinnaminson Apr. 30.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was on the Delaware at Riverton May 1. GOLDEN
PLOVERS were at Pedricktown Apr. 26-27. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
HOODED WARBLER, and KENTUCKY WARBLER, were in the usual
Burlington County swamps by Apr. 28.
Princeton from Apr. 26 to 30 had YELLOW-THROATED VIREO,
WORM-EATING WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, WARBLING VIREO,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, GREAT
CRESTED FLYCATCHER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and SCARLET TANAGER.
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were found in Watchung reservation Apr.
28; and another Apr. 27 at Cattus Island Nature Center near
Tom's River off Fischer Blvd. at the junction of the blue and
white trails. Watchung reservation had 10 species of warblers
Cheesequake Park had SOLITARY VIREO and PRAIRIE WARBLER. A flock
of 18 BUFFLEHEADS lingers at the Turkey Point causeway. Not far
from Turkey Point, the BALD EAGLE nest at Newport is easy to see
from Methodist Road off 553, from the back of the cemetery.
Delaware Water Gap this week had MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN
WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, PINE WARBLER and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
Great Swamp May 1 had RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and VIRGINIA RAIL at
the Green Village end of Meyersville Rd., along with NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH, NORTHERN PARULA, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER
and MYRTLE WARBLER; WHITE-EYED VIREO and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET.
NORTHERN ORIOLE, CRESTED FLYCATCHER, AMERICAN REDSTART, EASTERN
MEADOWLARK, and numerous SAVANNAH SPARROWS were around the swamp,
and 5 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS and 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER were at Woodland Road.
Inland GLOSSY IBIS this week were reported from Branchburg,
Neshanic Station and from the Cornell Dairy farm in Piscataway
(up to 40 birds there).
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