Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/30/2000
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday May 30 with reports of Review List BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK, and SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, and other reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, RAVEN, MOURNING and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, SUMMER TANAGER, ALDER FLYCATCHER and seasonal and local reports of interest.

A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK was seen and photographed by several observers at Brig on May 27 and was present till 6 p.m. at the sw corner of west pool just as you start out on the dike. The bird was not seen Sunday. Its origin is unknown. It was not banded. If wild, it is a first for New Jersey.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen May 28 over the Watchung reservation by 3 different sets of observers (including one from Interstate 78!) between 10 and 11:30 a.m.!

The ALBATROSS at Reed's Beach last week was a YELLOW-NOSED. It was not seen again after Tuesday May 23. The bird was photographed both by birders and non-birders. [Photos: http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/njb/albatross.html -transcriber's note]

Some 125 SOOTY SHEARWATERS were seen from shore at Cape May Point May 29, easily a new high from land in this state.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen from Parking Area K at Sandy Hook near the hawk watch May 25; also at the Hook May 25 were SUMMER TANAGER and ALDER FLYCATCHER.

Several GOSHAWKS and a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER were among the birds along Edison Road, Sparta Mt. on May 27. A RAVEN was on Clinton Road May 27 at P 4; also on Clinton Road, a dark morph BROADWINGED HAWK at P 6; a singing WINTER WREN; and a GOLDEN-WING at Van Orden Road.

At the Allendale Celery Farm May 29 were two MOURNING WARBLERS. A MOURNING WARBLER was seen and heard in Watchung Reservation May 28. Another MOURNING WARBLER was at Garret Mt May 25, and two GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH types were on the road across the pond the same day. A BICKNELL'S THRUSH was heard singing on Pleasant Plains Road in Great Swamp May 27.

At Manahawkin May 27, there was a CASPIAN TERN. Tuckerton May 27 had GULL-BILLED TERNS and BLACK TERNS.

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