This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for
Thursday June 15, 2006 with reports of EARED GREBE, BLACK-NECKED
STILT, SWAINSON'S WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest,
A SWAINSON'S WARBLER was heard singing at a residence adjacent to
Hartshorne Woods Park in Locust, Monmouth County Jun 12. The bird was
heard between 7:30-8 am; no further reports.
The last known date of the EARED GREBE at Round Valley Reservoir was
Jun 8. Please report any additional sightings. CLIFF SWALLOWS are
nesting at both towers at Round Valley Reservoir. Also in Hunterdon
County this week was a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at the mouth of
Mulhockoway Creek where it feeds into Spruce Run Reservoir.
An adult WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was reported from the Summit Trail at
Jenny Jump State Forest Jun 11.
Merrill Creek Reservoir has nesting CLIFF SWALLOWS at the tower
outlet; a BONAPARTE'S GULL was noted there Jun 10 and an adult
FORSTER'S TERN was present Jun 12.
A RUFFED GROUSE was observed at Sparta Mountain WMA near the Edison
Memorial Jun 10.
Sandy Hook's Plum Island sandbars hosted 15 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS
and 2 PIPING PLOVERS Jun 12.
An early morning seawatch at Island Beach State Park Jun 9 tallied
SOOTY SHEARWATER, 10 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, and BROWN PELICAN.
At least one BLACK-NECKED STILT was still present at Brigantine NWR
Breeding birds at Glassboro Woods WMA Jun 10 included PROTHONOTARY
WARBLER, WORM-EATING WARBLER, 2 KENTUCKY WARBLERS, and a SUMMER TANAGER.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT has been present for a few weeks in a field
behind the West Windsor-Plainsboro Twp. High School between the ball
fields and the Millstone River.
Grassland species observed at the intersection of Walnford and
Polhemustown Roads in Upper Freehold Twp. included GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, BOBOLINK, and 8 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS Jun 11.
Sandy Hook has no summer entrance fee for birding as long as you park
in designated lots. Tell the toll attendant "you are birding and not
parking in beach access lots." This allows you to park at the Visitor
Center, Horseshoe Cove, Scout Camp, all Fort Hancock lots, K-lot, and
SHBO. Fees are not charged before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. If you
arrive before 7 am an attendant at the Ranger Station will give you a
pass that allows you access to all parking areas.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. Observers are
requested to submit documentation (photos, field sketches, written
descriptions) of Review List Species to the New Jersey Bird Records
Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Thanks for calling