This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Fri May 25 with reports of
Revierw List WHITE-FACED IBIS, ROSEATE TERN, CURLEW SANDPIPER; and other
reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, BROWN PELICAN, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, MOURNING
WARBLER, OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, flights and local
WHITE-FACED IBIS continues at Reed's Beach; not recently at Bivalve; but
a new adult WHITE-FACED IBIS showed up at Brig in the NW corner, West
Pool thru May 21. A CURLEW SANDPIPER was at Thompson's Beach, Cumberland
Co. on May 21. ROSEATE TERNS were at South Cape May May 21 and Sandy
Hook May 20. MISSISSIPPI KITES were also seen in Cape May this week.
BROWN PELICANS were at Barnegat Light this week.
Sandy Hook flights included May 20 (in addition to the Roseate tern)
about 14 WARBLERS, SUMMER TANAGER and RED KNOT. The Hook had a great
flight May 24 with 21 warblers including MOURNING; OLIVE-SIDED and
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS; LINCOLN'S SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK,
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and LEAST BITTERN. HUMMINGBIRDS at the Hook have been
20 to 30 perday for several days.
There have been other groundings of migrants as well. Scherman Hoffman
had a good flight May 23 in the rain with 5 or 6 warbler species in the
bird bath; and May 25 at S-H, also in rain, MOURNING WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER,
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, BLACKPOLL, PARULA, BLACK-THROATED
BLUE WARBLERS and LINCOLN'S SPARROW all within spitting distance of the
building and the LINCOLN'S SPARROW and WILSON'S WARBLER visible from the store. The
MOURNING WARBLER was heard and seen between the parking lot pin oak and
holly right near the building.
Garret Mt on May 24 had at least 17 warblers, OLIVE-SIDED and
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS and a movement of SWALLOWS and SWIFTS.
NIGHTHAWKS are showing up also. GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS are on territory on
Pocono Road, Denville, near the hospital.
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