Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/10/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, May 10, World Series Week, with reports of rarities and Big Day birds.

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.

Other items:

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 May 6. 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 checklist.

At the mouth of Mill Creek at the Mill Creek Marina in Secaucus on May 9, 2 GREEN-WINGED TEAL and a HORNED GREBE were present.

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.

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