This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday June 12, 2013 with seasonal and local reports of interest.
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Sussex County reports this week included ALDER FLYCATCHER and CERULEAN WARBLER at ?Cat Swamp? in High Point State Park, 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at Sparta Mountain Preserve Jun 9-11, and 2 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS at the twin lakes section of Kittatinny Valley State Park Jun 9.
Old Mine Road/Delaware Water Gap NRA Jun 8 had 6 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 10 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, 4 BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, 8+ NORTHERN PARULAS, 8 CERULEAN WARBLERS, WORM-EATING WARBLER, 5 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, 25 HOODED WARBLERS, and a BREWSTER?S WARBLER.
A CERULEAN WARBLER was noted along Waterloo Valley Rd in Mount Olive Twp Jun 9.
A singing ALDER FLYCATCHER continues through Jun 11.
Sightings from the Great Swamp NWR this week included ALDER FLYCATCHER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT along White Bridge Rd, a VIRGINIA RAIL at the overlook along Pleasant Plains Rd, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, and a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER near the Fenske Visitor Center.
The Negri-Nepote grasslands in Franklin Twp had 1-3 DICKCISSELS through Jun 9 and 4+ GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS.
A MOURNING WARBLER was found at Sandy Hook Jun 8.
An inshore pelagic trip from Highlands Jun 9 found 40 WILSON?S STORM-PETRELS, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, CORY?S SHEARWATER, and BLACK TERN.
A field trip to Lakehurst (restricted access) Jun 12 found 6 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 2 BARRED OWLS, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, 6 HORNED LARKS, several GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, and 4 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.
Four HARLEQUIN DUCKS were out-of-season at Barnegat Light State Park Jun 8.
A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Jun 8.
Glassboro Woods WMA had 4 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS, 5 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, 2 KENTUCKY WARBLERS, and 5 HOODED WARBLERS Jun 8.
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