This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed June 10 with reports
of MISSISSIPPI KITES, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, HUDSONIAN GODWIT,
LITTLE GULL, DICKCISSEL, and seasonal and local reports.
MISSISSIPPI KITES were in Cape May at Hidden Valley Ranch and the
Beanery June 4 and another MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in nw Mercer
County headed north up the Delaware River June 7.
A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was at Hidden Valley in Cape May June
4. A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was at Brig June 6. A LITTLE GULL was at
the Salem Nuke Plant June 7 with Bonaparte's Gulls.
BOBOLINKS, grassland sparrows, and as of June 8, DICKCISSEL were
back at Brightview farm this week. From 537 and 545, go north on 545
from the WAWA, and the first farm on the right with black fences
ins Brightview. Park as last year at the logbook on the fence and
record your sightings.
At Pedricktown, MOURNING WARBLER was on the RR tracks June 7, and
north on the tracks at Birch Creek marsh, PINTAIL, AM. WIGEON and
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, all males, have been present this week.
Old Mine Road June 6 produced three RAVENS at the Delaware Water
Gap on the ledges at Tammany Mt.; a hen COMMON MERGANSER with
ducklings on her back at Tocks Island; 10 CERULEAN, 9 PARULA, 5
HOODED WARBLERS, 5 ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 4 LEAST FLYCATCHER, 2
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and breeding SPOTTED SANDPIPER and FISH CROW.
The Long Pond Ironworks State Park in West Milford on June 6 turned
up GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and RUFFED GROUSE
among other birds. Sparta MT. June 7 produced GOSHAWK, 3 GOLDEN-
WINGS and a BREWSTER'S WARBLER at the west end of Edison Rd. before
it drops down, on the PSE&G powerline cut.
The PEREGRINES are back on the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State
Parkway. TURKEY VULTURES are suspected of nesting in Newark near
Penn Station. MOURNING WARBLER and OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER were at
Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville June 6. ALDER FLYCATCHER is loud
at Black River in Chester, one mile in on the railroad bed at the
birches, often on the right.
A pair of SORAS is being seen on Rte. 31 (River Road) just north of
Flemington in a marsh clearing. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES are
breeding in a traditional spot on Pond Hill Rd. in Basking Ridge.
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