This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, May 10,
World Series Week, with reports of rarities and Big Day
One World Series announcement: The finish line is again
back to Cape May Point State Park, and limited area teams
not going to Cape May should phone the results to Cape May
Bird Observatory by 11 PM at (609) 884-6052.
A HARRIS'S SPARROW was reported at Liberty State Park,
Jersey City, in the area around the Environment Center, on
May 6 and May 9 by 2 different observers. Also from there,
an unconfirmed report of a BELL'S VIREO on May 4 and May 8.
A SANDHILL CRANE was at the Warren Green Acres site,
morning only on May 6, not since.
A CURLEW SANDPIPER was at Brig, May 6 on the east dike.
SURF SCOTER was on Merrill Creek Reservoir, May 4.
LESSER SCAUP was on Roxbury Pond, off Rt. 10, Eland Ave.
and Atlantis Drive, in Roxbury, on May 8.
RING-NECKED DUCK and SHARP-SHINNED HAWK were at Helmetta
Pond on May 6.
For a Princeton-Assunpink route, the closed bridge on
Nostrand Road [also known as Southfield Road], off Rt. 571
in West Windsor, has mudflats with GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER,
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, all on May 6.
At South Amboy 50 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were in the usual place
The HARLEQUIN is still at Sandy Hook behind the Auditorium.
A SHOVELER was on Lake Parsippany May 9.
In the Hackensack Meadowlands, 6 to 8 SAVANNAH SPARROWS are
drive-up at Overpeck Park off the Turnpike, at Rt. 46; also
there on the dirt road, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, KILLDEER, and PHEASANT.
The Bergen County Utility Authority pool in Little Ferry,
at the end of Meyerhoff Road, has RUDDY DUCK, and HARRIERS
are visible from the Paterson Plank Road bridge in
Carlstadt and also at Berry's Creek. Also in the Berry's
Creek area from the service road south of Rt. 3 on the dirt
road that goes south from the service road, there were 3
AMERICAN BITTERN on May 9; also there, SWAMP SPARROW,
KESTREL, and GREEN WINGED TEAL.
Kearney Marsh East, off Rt. 7 by the Janatex plant, has
resident COOT, MOORHEN, PIED-BILLED GREBE,and GADWALL. The
ANDEAN GULL there belongs to the Bronx Zoo, not on your
At the mouth of Mill Creek at the Mill Creek Marina in
Secaucus on May 9, 2 GREEN-WINGED TEAL and a HORNED GREBE
Warblers seem stalled the last several days in the cold.
Princeton Woods had multiple WORM-EATING WARBLER,
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN,
CHESTNUT SIDED, and all the regulars on May 8.
The only reports of UPLAND SANDPIPERS were from Featherbed
Lane in Sharptown.
On Clinton and LaRue Roads in the Pequannock Watershed,
PURPLE FINCH, HERMIT THRUSH, WINTER WREN, RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCH, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, and GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLERS are all present. The RAVEN is on the microwave
tower on Rt. 23 at High Point State Park headquarters.
SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS were seen this week at Great Swamp May
7 and Allaire State Park on May 6.
Old Mine Road on the Delaware above the gap in Worthington
has resident CERULEAN, PARULA, and HOODED WARBLERS, with
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and WARBLING and YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS.
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.