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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/10/2009
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Wednesday June 10, 2009 with reports of BLACK-NECKED STILT, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CERULEAN WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest, and announcements.

A BLACK-NECKED STILT was discovered in the NJ Meadowlands at Harrier Meadow Jun 8-9.

A female BLACK-NECKED STILT was found at Brigantine NWR through Jun 8. The bird has been frequenting the impoundment side of the beginning of the south dike. Other birds reported at Brig Jun 6 were YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, VIRGINIA RAIL, 18 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 12 BANK SWALLOWS, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and BLUE GROSBEAK along the upland portion of the wildlife drive. A late WHIMBREL and a CASPIAN TERN were noted Jun 8.

High Point State Park/Worthington State Forest birds noted Jun 5-6 included the continuing RED-HEADED WOODPECKER near the bathhouse/Kuser Rd intersection at Lake Marcy; 8 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 4 COMMON RAVENS, AND 3 CERULEAN WARBLERS along Park Ridge/Sawmill Roads. Another CERULEAN WARBLER was found at Lusscroft Farm Jun 7. Also in Sussex County in the Wantage grasslands were a late migrant SOLITARY SANDPIPER at Unionville Marsh Jun 7, a singing VESPER SPARROW along Unionville Rd north of Wolf Pit Rd (DeLorme P. 19, D-24), and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and BOBOLINK along Hickory Rd just below Snover Rd. (DeLorme P. 19, F-22).

Worthington State Forest/Delaware Water Gap NRA breeders Jun 7 were an adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK over Watergate Picnic Area, 3 Alder Flycatchers? one at the swamp the west side of Old Mine Rd and 2 at Van Ness Rd, 5 species of vireos, COMMON RAVEN, 5 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 3 WORM-EATING WARBLERS near Tillman Ravine, 8 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, 25 HOODED WARBLERS, a singing KENTUCKY WARBLER at mile marker 11 just below the power line cut, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at the farmhouse just north of Van Campens Glen.

The LAWRENCE?S WARBLER continued this week at the Elizabeth Kay Environmental Center in Chester; look for the bird in the fields before the parking lot at the center.

Among the 11 species of shorebirds found at Sandy Hook Jun 8 were 10 PIPING PLOVERS, 8 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 7 RED KNOTS, and 3 WHITE- RUMPED SANDPIPERS. Most of the birds were found at the tidal cut east of the end of the fisherman?s trail at the north end.

Birds noted at the Michael Huber Preserve off Sooy Place Rd in Burlington County Jun 6 were 4 BARRED OWLS, 4 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 15 PRAIRIE WARBLERS, 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS, 2 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, 4 HOODED WARBLERS, and BLUE GROSBEAK.

Grassland birds detected at Featherbed Lane in Salem County Jun 8 were NORTHERN BOBWHITE, several singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, SAVANNAH SPARROW, BOBOLINKS, and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500 or email sightings AT njaudubon.org Thanks for calling and reporting.

 
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