This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, June 16, 1993 at 12:30 pm, with reports of mostly breeding birds, including TURKEY, ALDER FLYCATCHER, LEAST BITTERN, HOODED WARBLER, N. PARULA WARBLER, CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, VESPER SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, BREWSTER'S WARBLER, and other reports.
At Assunpink June 12, a number of reports. A TURKEY with 11 poults was on the road at the east end of the tract, and ALDER FLYCATCHER was half-way between Headquarters and Lake Assunpink parking lot. LEAST BITTERN was at the Nurko Rd. dead end on the north side of the lake. HOODED WARBLERS & PARULA WARBLERS are on the wooded hilltop on Stone Tavern Rd. and 2 CHATS are at the corner of Stone Tavern and Roosevelt Rd. BLUE GROSBEAK and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW are around the big mulberry tree near the dam at Lake Assunpink.
BLUE GROSBEAK was also on Blackwell's Mills Rd. in Middlebush, Somerset Co. this week. VESPER SPARROW and SAVANNAH SPARROW are breeding at Oberly Rd., Alpha. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was near the tennis court on Flatbrook Rd., in Stokes State Forest, Sussex Co. Another was on Paradise Rd. off Rt. 23 in the Pequannock Watershed, along with a BREWSTER'S, on June 6.
A BALD EAGLE is on the Delaware, June 12 at Poxono Island, Stokes State Forest. Two BLACK VULTURES are at the Delaware Water Gap. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was at Depew Recreation area on June 12. And CERULEAN WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, PARULA WARBLER, PRAIRIE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, & PINE WARBLERS, as well as ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and LEAST FLYCATCHER, are along Old Mine Rd. between Worthington and Watergate, Sussex Co.
BLACK SKIMMER, BRANT, and OYSTERCATCHER are at South Amboy, and a "Cling" Rail pair, with 8 young, was at the Cheesequake State Park Steamboat Landing June 14.
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.