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.