This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday, May 2, 1995 at
noon with reports of HARLEQUINS, seasonal reports, and an
First, the exotic. An ANDEAN GULL, at Kearny Marsh East off
Rt. 7 near Janatex, is probably one of the escapes from the
Meanwhile, the HARLEQUIN continues at Sandy Hook, behind
A LAWRENCE'S WARBLER was on Pleasant Plains Rd. in Great
Swamp NWR, at the north end of the closed bridge. Also on
Pleasant Plains Rd. this week, a BLACK VULTURE. In the
Deserted Village area of Watchung Reservation April 30,
SUMMER TANAGER and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO were seen.
At least 3 SUMMER TANAGERS are along the railroad tracks on
Rt. 555, Dividing Creek, Cumberland Co. At Turkey Point in
Cumberland, lots of shorebirds, WOODCOCK, and a lingering
BUFFLEHEAD at the causeway.
A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was in Mercer County Park on May 1.
On Clinton Rd. in East Milford, PURPLE FINCH, RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCH, WINTER WREN, HERMIT THRUSH are all present; and
May 1 there were 17 WARBLERS including 2 GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLERS and 2 BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS.
INDIGO BUNTING was reported widely this week. As of April
30, there were still hundreds of AMERICAN COOT and six or
more CASPIAN TERNS at Mannington Marsh. About 25 AMERICAN
PIPITS were on the field at the corner of Rt. 540 and
Sunset Rd. near Mannington Marsh. A LESSER SCAUP was on the
Hackensack River at the Barge Club in Carlstadt at the end
of Paterson Plank Rd. on May 2. A COMMON MERGANSER was on
the borrow pits at Turkey Point April 30.
The UPLAND SANDPIPERS at Featherbed Lane in Sharptown,
Salem Co., were not seen on April 30 in the rain but may
still be there; also there April 30 were BOBOLINK and
SAVANNAH SPARROW. A SORA was in Carlstadt off Paterson
Plank Rd. bridge near the Barge Club on May 2. N. HARRIERS
are regular at that same location, and also COMMON SNIPE on
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[Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National
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Good birding, and thank you for calling.