This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for May 21 with reports of BLACK-
NECKED STILT, RUFF, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, PAINTED BUNTING, AVOCET,
MARBLED GODWIT, LITTLE GULL, and seasonal and local reports.
At the Cape May spoil impoundments just south of the canal and
east of Seashore Road, 2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS, a WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, a RUFF and lots of other shorebirds were present May
16-18. A female PAINTED BUNTING was at Higbee May 16-17, and
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was there May 18.
An AVOCET was at Brig May 16 but not thereafter, and a MARBLED
GODWIT was there May 18, with 4 CASPIAN TERNS, GULL-BILLED TERN
and BALD EAGLE. The MARBLED GODWIT was not seen from the
Shellpile in Cape May May 17 or 18, but a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was
in the intracoastal waterway at Grassy Sound May 17.
Princeton Woods May 17 had GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, KENTUCKY WARBLER,
lots of SWAINSON'S THRUSH and BLACKPOLLS. Garret Mountain had an
excellent flight May 19, with at least 24 warblers including
KENTUCKY and good numbers of MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED, CANADA WARBLER,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKBURNIAN, etc. Other species there were
MOURNING WARBLERS, WILSON'S WARBLERS and a late PALM WARBLER, and a good flight of
Warblers at Sandy Hook were good May 17 and 18 and included
HOODED WARBLERS, WILSON'S WARBLERS, and CHAT. Also on May 18 at Sandy Hook, in
Spermaceti Cove, there were two LITTLE GULLS and a MARBLED
GODWIT. May 20 was a great fallout in the rain at Sandy Hook,
with 3 MOURNING and 12 WILSON'S WARBLERS, 2 YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERS, a GRAYCHEEK/BICKNELL'S and SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, 12
WHITE-CROWNED and 10 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS.
Watchung Reservation May 17 had 18 warblers near Deserted Village,
with numbers of BAYBREASTS, BLACKBURNIAN and WORMEATING WARBLERS.
Johnsonburg May 18 had RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and WILSON'S WARBLER.
There was a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER on Schooley's Mountain, Long Valley
May 20. On May 15, a WINTER WREN was singing on Cushetunk Mt., near
Thompson's Beach in Cumberland County continues to have thousands
of shorebirds, but so far, no goodies.
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