Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/21/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon, update for Thursday, May 21, 1992 at 6:30 pm with reports of Anhinga, Sandhill Crane, Mississippi Kite, Pacific Loon, Ruff, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Vesper Sparrow, Hudsonian Godwit, Brown Pelican, Phalaropes, Black Tern, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Lincoln's Sparrow, and local reports of interest. An Anhinga was seen over Allaire State Park on May 17. A Sandhill Crane was seen Wednesday evening May 20 flying from Mannington Marsh, Rt. 540, toward the Salem-Hancock's Bridge area. A Ruff and a female Yellow-headed Blackbird were seen at Brigantine NWR on May 20. Two Vesper Sparrows were on Gordon Rd. off Rt. 539 near Assunpink on May 12. A Mississippi Kite was at Assunpink May 17, and another was in northern Cape May County during the week. Also at Assunpink on May 17 were Pileated Woodpecker, Black Tern at the lake, Black Vulture, and on May 16, a report of a Pacific Loon at the end of Nurko Rd., no plumage details. A Pacific Loon was also reported on the World Series at the Manasquan Reservoir. Brown Pelicans were reported from Sandy Hook on May 19, from Reeds Beach on May 17, and also at the concrete ship in Cape May on May 16. A Hudsonian Godwit has been present May 18, 19, 20 and 21 at the detention pond in Roxbury at the end of Atlantis Drive off Eland Ave., the same pond that had the Franklin's Gull in April. Reach Eland Ave. from Rt. 10 in Succasunna, Morris County. Take Eland to Atlantis; turn right on Atlantis and drive to the end. A Red-necked Phalarope was in the Cape May Canal, visible from Higbee Beach on May 16 but not since. Wilson's Phalarope was at Brigantine NWR May 14, and another, in breeding plumage, was at Ocean Drive in Cape May county just north of its intersection with Rt. 147 in a grassy pool on the east side of the road on May 16 and 17. Lesser Black-backed Gulls this week were found in Dayton, Middlesex County, May 17, two birds; and one at the north end of Reed's Beach May 16. At Thompson Park in Lincroft, Monmouth County, 2 Lincoln's and 2 White-crowned Sparrows were present May 14 along with Bobolinks and a Ring-necked Duck. Lincoln's Sparrows were also present this week in Palmyra and a Ring-necked Duck was also present at the Twin Ponds on Rt. 202 in Bernardsville. May 18 there was a Mourning Warbler at the Schiff Reservation in Mendham near the entrance gate. Scherman-Hoffman and Black River had Wilson's, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, and Tennessee Warblers on May 18-19. [Recap of World Series scores omitted.] 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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