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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/5/1998
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 Wildlife Refuge.

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 earlier.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report, pleasde call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Thanks to Bill Peterson for the new phone answer machine. Good birding and thanks for calling/surfing.

THE VOICE OF NJ AUDUBON is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesday. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. After hours calls can be routed to the voice-mail box at ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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