Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/29/1991
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon, for Wednesday, May 29, 1991, at 2 PM, with reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, BROWN BOOBY, EURASIAN WHIMBREL, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, breeding birds and local reports of interest. Note that the tape's new area code, 908, takes effect on June 8; dialing area code 201 will NOT get you through to the tape. About five MISSISSIPPI KITES are being seen daily this week in Cape May. A BROWN BOOBY was identified May 18 flying past Barnegat Light at 7 PM. At Brigantine NWR on May 23, one "EURASIAN WHIMBREL", the white-rumped subspecies of WHIMBREL, was present in the East Pool around grid coordinate C-9 or C-10. Also at Brig, a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE female in breeding plumage was seen off the south dike in the East Pool on May 28. Breeding and local reports of interest follow. HOODED MERGANSERS continue at Manasquan Reservoir off the fishermen's parking lot on Georgia Tavern Rd., and also in Upper Rainbow Lake, off the Upper Rainbow trail in Parsippany. CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOWS are at Brigantine NWR. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was reported May 26 at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville, not seen since. BOBOLINKS are on Pleasant Plains road at the Great Swamp. In Sussex County, in High Point State Park, JUNCO was found near Kuser Bog; in Stokes State Forest, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER is at the Deckertown Pike - Sawmill Rd. intersection; ALDER FLYCATCHER is at the Rt. 615/640 intersection in Flatbrook Wildlife Management Area, also in Sussex county; and other ALDER FLYCATCHERS are in the Wallkill area. The Wallkill area has SEDGE WREN apparently breeding on Kelly Rd, not far from the railroad bed. From Rt. 23 in Sussex, take Rt. 565 north to Lake Wallkill Rd.; continue on Lake Wallkill Rd. to Kelly Rd., turn left on Kelly; go 400 yards down the road and look and listen on the right. The bird is close to the road, no need for tapes; it is audible and visible; do not disturb. Scattered around the Wallkill area area BOBOLINK, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, ORCHARD ORIOLE, INDIGO BUNTING, and BANK and CLIFF SWALLOWS. In Linvale, Hunterdon Cty, on Orchard Rd., off Rt. 31, are UPLAND SANDPIPER, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and BOBOLINK. 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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