This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for June 11 with reports of
GARGANEY, all 3 PHALAROPES, DICKCISSELS, seasonal reports and local
reports of interest.
A male GARGANEY was discovered at Brig June 9 on the south dike,
east pool about 200 feet past the boathouse. The bird has been seen
(and photographed) continuously through the evening of June 10.
This is a first occurrence for NJ, assuming wild origin. Best to
remain in the car so as not to spook the bird into an inaccessible
portion of the refuge. Also at Brig, both RED PHALAROPES and RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES on the evening of June 6, and WILSON'S PHALAROPE, WHITE-
RUMPED SANDPIPER and BALD EAGLE June 10.
In Cape May this week, there were COMMON EIDER and OLDSQUAW, and
a MOURNING WARBLER. A MOURNING WARBLER was also seen this week in
Jackson. KENTUCKY and HOODED WARBLERS are in the Cross Estate
behind Scherman Hoffman in Bernardsville.
The Bright View Farm in Burlington County has 4 DICKCISSELS,
BOBOLINK, SAVANNAH and GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, MEADOWLARK and
KESTREL breeding. The owner, Mrs. Connally, says birders are
welcome, and has provided a logbook in the wooden box on the fence.
She would like to know when the BOBOLINKS are fledged; she is
delaying mowing till then. From Rte. 68, the Fort Dix access road,
go east on Rte. 537 about a mile. At the WAWA at Rte. 545, turn
left(north). Bright View Farm is a short distance on the right.
Drive in and park at the bend where the road forks between the
fences; walk up the right fork a very short distance to the wooden
logbook box. All the birds except Savannah are visible from here;
the Savannah is a short way down the left fork.
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