This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday May 5 with reports
of CROSSBILLS, EVENING GROSBEAK, PINE SISKIN, seasonal arrivals,
and local reports.
Some flyover RED CROSSBILLS were at two Warren Co. locations May
3: Old Farm Preserve off Petersburg Rd. in Independence Twp.,
and also at Alumni Field off Willow Grove St. in the middle of
Hackettstown. A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was off 620 in Belvidere
also May 3.
EVENING GROSBEAKS, in addition to last week's spots, were
reported this week in Hazlett, Monmouth Co., and PINE SISKINS
were reported this week from Clinton Rd., in the Pequannock
Watershed, and from Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville (off and
on at the feeders). SNIPE, SOLITARY SANDPIPER and LESSER
YELLOWLEGS were in Great Swamp this week. A BALD EAGLE was in
Mercer Co. Park earlier in the week. A RAVEN was away from
usual haunts at the Woodrow Wilson Rest Area on the NJ Turnpike.
Raven has also been seen on Clinton Road.
Sandy Hook Apr. 29 had a good songbird flight, and BARRED OWL was
calling from the Scout camp area at 8 a.m.; on May 3 there was a
good hawk flight of 10 species at the Hook including BALD EAGLE,
PEREGRINE and several MERLIN. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and numbers
of COMMON LOON were also there. Allaire State Park this week had lots
of VIREOS, and HOODED WARBLERS and PROTHONOTARY warblers. Linvale had one
UPLAND SANDPIPER and BOBOLINKS. Garret Mt. had 15 WARBLERS May 2-3.
Belleplain State Forest as of May 4 had PROTHONOTARY,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS and WORM-EATING WARBLERS, BARRED OWL, ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER, and SUMMER TANAGER. Rte 555 at Dividing Creek has
SUMMER TANAGER. Hansey Creek Rd. (Cumberland Co. off Rt. 553)
has PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, as do Bear Swamp and Cape May National
There were several WOODCOCK at the entrance to the Brigantine NWR
dikes on May 3. East Point Light (Cumberland Co.) has lingering
RUDDY DUCK and BONAPARTE'S GULL. BONAPARTE'S GULLS are also
lingering at the Salem Nuclear Plant. We had no reports this
week of the BLACK-HEADED GULLS and LITTLE GULLS that had been present
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