Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/26/1993
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, May 26, 1993 at 12:30 pm, with reports of SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, MISSISSIPPI KITE, LITTLE GULL, MOURNING WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, CLIFF SWALLOWS, ALDER FLYCATCHER, LAWRENCE'S WARBLER, and other local reports and some notes about the tape. A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was present May 22 in the morning, in the third field at Higbee Beach in Cape May, not seen later the same day. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in Brainard, Warren County, one mile south of Belvidere, on Garrison Rd., on May 24. Other MISSISSIPPI KITES were reported this week in Cape May, at the Beanery and at Hidden Valley. A first-year LITTLE GULL was at South Amboy with 11 Bonaparte's Gulls on May 20. Also there, OYSTERCATCHER, BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES, SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, and a flight of TURNSTONES. MOURNING WARBLERS this week were reported in the Watchung Reservation, at Allaire State Park near the Nature Center, and a bird was banded in Hopewell Township. ALDER FLYCATCHERS were reported this week from Somerset Co. Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, near the parking lot, also from Great Swamp, and also from Black River from the railroad bed; one was present there about a mile in from Pleasant Hill Road in the young Red Maples on May 24. A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found in Warren Township, Somerset Co., on Mountain Ave. just past the dairy farm May 25, along with LEAST FLYCATCHER, COM. MOORHEN, and LEAST SANDPIPER. CLIFF SWALLOWS were reported nesting at the Titusville bridge in Mercer Co., and a variety of warblers including Tennessee and Magnolia were in Washington Crossing State Park this week. Cerulean and Worm-eating Warblers are at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville. TURKEYS were reported this week from Hopewell and Montgomery Townships. A LAWRENCE'S WARBLER was seen in Morris County May 24 from Patriot's Path near the Washington Valley and Sussex Turnpike intersection in an overgrown field. Here are some notes about the Voice of NJ Audubon that may be of interest. The tape is regularly recorded on cassette tapes by some callers who then insert the tape into their car tape decks and use it in the field. Some people also share the cassette tape with others, saving a phone call. The tape also goes out, as computer buffs are aware, on Bitnet and Internet, along with a number of other states' tapes. A number of contributors now prefer to fax in their reports to the tape. You can do that by faxing to (908) 766-7775. 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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