This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, May 22, 1996, at 9
AM with reports of SWAINSON'S HAWK, AM. WHITE PELICAN,
BLACK-NECKED STILT, MARBLED GODWIT, MISSISSIPPI KITE, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, DICKCISSEL, and seasonal and local reports. A
SWAINSON'S HAWK was present 4 days from May 15 to 18 at Jakes
landing. AM. WHITE PELICAN, WILSON'S PHALAROPE and 3
BLACK-NECKED STILTS were all reported at Brig this week, the
STILTS on May 20; also at Brig were 15 warblers and 4 vireos in
the woodland trails.
A MARBLED GODWIT was on the mudflat off the Nummy Island toll
bridge May 18 on low tide. Birds at Higbee May 18 to 21 included
MISSISSIPPI KITE, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, DICKCISSEL, OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER and MOURNING WARBLER.
A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen at Dorbrook Park in Colt's Neck in
a farm puddle May 15 and 16, not since. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
was at Sandy Hook in the sycamores by the garden May 18. A
CHUCK-WILL'S WIDOW was at Somerset County Environmental Center
May 20, calling in daylight.
Princeton Institute Woods May 17 to 19 had MOURNING and KENTUCKY
WARBLERS, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and BICKNELL'S/GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSHES. Garret Mountain May 20 had at least 19 warblers
including GOLDENWING, and lots of SWAINSON'S THRUSHES and a few
GRAY-CHEEKED/ BICKNELL'S THRUSHES.
Black River in the Chester area including Hillside Ave. and the
railroad bed had OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER, 5 SORAS, ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER, CLIFF SWALLOW, 19 WARBLERS, & SWAINSON'S THRUSHES &
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES. The Boonton Hawkwatch this spring had
record numbers of BALD EAGLE, SHARP-SHIN, COOPER'S, HARRIER, &
Millville Airport May 19 had GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and BLUE
GROSBEAK, and recently a HENSLOW'S SPARROW, not seen May 19. N.
GOSHAWK was seen in Little York, Hunterdon Co., May 19.
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and MOURNING WARBLER were near the
Scherman Sanctuary parking lot May 22, both singing. An
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was at Jakes Landing May 20. BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOO was at Cheesequake Park May 20.
Widely reported birds this week included SWAINSON'S THRUSHES and GRAY-
CHEEKED/BICKNELL'S THRUSHES; BAY-BREASTED, CANADA WARBLER, MAGNOLIA,
TENNESSEE and BLACKPOLL WARBLERS; COMMON LOON; and PEWEES,
KINGBIRDS, CRESTED FLYCATCHER and (after 5/20) WILLOW FLYCATCHER.
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