This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed May 12 with reports
of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (origin unknown), seasonal and local
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still reported at Verona
Park in Essex County, Bloomfield Av as of May 9, and 16 WARBLERS
were at the Park May 9. Princeton also had 16 WARBLERS May 9, and
Rogers Refuge still has SORA, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER
In the Pequannock Watershed, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS are on Van
Orden and Paradise Roads in the power cuts; a RAVEN was over the
power cut May 10 at Paradise.
SWAINSON'S THRUSHES were widely reported May 8-10. Thompson
Park, Lincroft May 9 had 13 WARBLERS plus WILLET and MEADOWLARK.
Sandy Hook this week had SORA at North Pond May 10; GULL-BILLED
TERN at Spermaceti May 8; CLIFF SWALLOWS at hawkwatch May 10; 25
WARBLERS May 8-9; SUMMER TANAGER at the rusty barn May 9 and a
flight of ORCHARD ORIOLES May 5.
Cheesequake May 8 had a good flight with 14 WARBLERS, and KING RAIL
at the end of Dock Road.
Tuckerton May 8 had 50+ WHIMBREL, SALT SPARROWS and 5 TRICOLORED
HERONS. Palmyra had 18 WARBLERS May 5 and has shorebirds:
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SNIPE, SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS,
KILLDEER, SEMI PLOVER and BLUE-WINGED TEAL. Also in Burlington
Co., PROTHONOTARY and HOODED WARBLERS are at Hawkins Road; turn
right on Hawkins off Rte. 206 just south of the Red Lion circle,
and go to the little bridge.
Bright View Farm has GRASSHOPPER, SAVANNAH, MEADOWLARK and
BOBOLINK--from Rte. 537, go north on 545 a quarter mile to sign.
Park at logbook and record sightings.
The Fisherman's Access in Great Swamp off the white bridge has
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and SOLITARY SANDPIPER and RUSTY BLACKBIRD as
of May 7. The meadow at the corner of Washington and Mettlars Lane
in Piscataway has GLOSSY IBIS, BOBOLINK and SAVANNAH SPARROW.
Scherman Hoffman has RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD at the feeders and
behind Scherman- Hoffman at the Cross Estate in the National
Park, the HOODED WARBLERS and KENTUCKY WARBLERS, along with WORM-EATING,
are again on territory (enter from Jockey Hollow Road). KENTUCKY
WARBLER is also at Passaic Valley Park on River Road in Chatham.
Garret Mountain has been the best warbler place so far with 22
WARBLERS May 9 and 20 on May 10, and also COMMON NIGHTHAWK and
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. INDIGO BUNTING and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK were
widely reported at feeders this week. We received no reports
this week from South Amboy, Brig, Manahawkin, or the Hackensack
Thanks for your reports and good birding in the World Series.