This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, June 13, 1990 with reports of CAVE SWALLOW, BROWN PELICAN, BALD EAGLE, CROSSBILLS, and seasonal and local reports of interest.
CAVE SWALLOW continued off and on at Bunker Pond in Cape May.
BLACK-NECKED STILT was in South Cape May on June 7. A
BROWN PELICAN was over Cape May June 5; we have received no reports since.
BALD EAGLES were reported this week from Turkey Point, Cumberland County; Lawrenceville in Mercer County; Roxbury in Morris County; and Asbury in Warren County.
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT is New Jersey's newest breeding bird, having been found breeding on derelict structures on or around Shooter's Island in the Kill van Kull.
Both WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and RED CROSSBILLS were reported again from Route 515 in several different Spruce groves, especially the third or upper grove 5 miles up the road from Rt. 23. Also on 515 CERULEAN WARBLER was near the first grove and SOLITARY VIREO at the second grove.
Shiff Reservation in Bernardsville has 62 breeding species including HOODED WARBLER and WORM-EATING WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, LEAST FLYCATCHER and ORCHARD ORIOLE. Lenape Park in Westfield, Cranford has KENTUCKY WARBLER along the river and ORCHARD ORIOLE and WILLOW FLYCATCHER along the dike.
On the Delaware River the Old Mine Road from Worthington to the National Recreation Area has WORM-EATING, PARULA, CERULEAN, HOODED WARBLERS and PINE WARBLERS, and COMMON MERGANSER. Shades-of Death Road near Great Meadows has WINTER WREN, BLACK VULTURE, GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER, CERULEAN and WORM-EATING WARBLERS and ORCHARD ORIOLE.
Six COMMON LOONS and one RED-THROATED LOON continue on Merrill Creek Reservoir. Great Swamp had Purple Finch this week; Scherman Sanctuary in Bernardsville has breeding WORM-EATING WARBLER and HUMMINGBIRD.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.