This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed May 19 with reports of
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, EVENING GROSBEAK, RED PHALAROPE and RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE, BLACK-NECKED STILT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, and seasonal and
local reports of interest. WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were still
present May 13 at Watergate on the Old Mine Road along the
Delaware in the recreation area. Another WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was briefly
at a feeder at Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville for an hour May
15. EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at 1069 Veteran's Highway in
Jackson and one was in Berkeley Hts. at a feeder May 15.
Birds at Brig May 14 to 17 included RED PHALAROPE, CURLEW
SANDPIPER and BLACK-NECKED STILT, but none was present daily.
Birds seen during the Audubon weekend May 16-17 at Cape May
included RED-NECKED PHALAROPE briefly in the South Cape May
Meadows, a BLACK-NECKED STILT up on the dike at Higbee, an
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at Higbee, and a PARASITIC JAEGER and
WILSON'S STORM-PETREL off the whale watch boat.
Elsewhere, some 15 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were at Colliers Mills.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at Bull's island along with the usual
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS and CLIFF SWALLOWS. At the Sourlands
Somerset County Preserve May 16, SUMMER TANAGER and HOODED
WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, and WORM-EATING WARBLERS were all
Garret Mountain May 14 to 18 averaged 20 warblers/day including
CAPE MAY, WILSON'S WARBLER, HOODED WARBLERS and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and also GRAY-
CHEEKED/BICKNELL'S and SWAINSON'S THRUSHES and LEAST FLYCATCHERS and ACADIAN
FLYCATCHERS. RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue on Pleasant Plains
Road at Great Swamp. Both VIRGINIA and SORA RAILS were heard
there this week.
NIGHTHAWK, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BLACKPOLL, MAGNOLIA WARBLER,
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD were widely
reported this week.
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