Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/17/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, June 17, 1992 at 1 PM with reports of Anhinga, Raven, Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Mississippi Kite, Bald Eagle, Hudsonian Godwit, Brown Pelican, and local and seasonal reports of interest. An Anhinga, the seventh of the Spring, was reported June 11 in Camden at the mouth of the Cooper River. No reports since. Ravens were reported this week along the Delaware between the Water Gap and the Yard's Creek Power Station, up to three birds. At Brigantine NWR June 12, one Black-necked Stilt was at the Gull Pond, and up to 14 Avocets were on the south dike along with one Hudsonian Godwit. Two Ruddy Shelducks on the south dike were probably escapes. A Mississippi Kite was seen June 11 over Columbia, Warren County, along the Delaware River. Twenty-two Brown Pelicans were at Sandy Hook on June 14; also there, Red-throated Loon, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Piping Plover. Two Bald Eagles are at Manasquan Reservoir, one at Belmar, also one around Hell Mountain in Tewksbury, the last few weeks. A dozen Cattle Egrets are at Beekman Lane, Hillsboro, Somerset County. In Salem County, Kentucky Warbler and Hooded Merganser were at the Woodstown dump. Bonaparte's Gull and White Rumped Sandpiper were on the Pedricktown Spoil Banks, and the Bufflehead continues on Featherbed Lane, near Sharptown. Birds reported in Stokes State Forest this week included Golden-winged Warbler at Deckertown Pike; Cerulean, Black-throated Blue and Pine Warbler on Crigger Road; Cerulean Warbler and Turkey on Sawmill Rd.; and Woodcock on Sunrise Mountain Road. Golden-winged Warbler is also at Paradise Rd. off Rt. 23 in the powerline cut, along with Brewster's Warbler. Worm-eating Warblers have been in Randolph Township Park, off Rt. 10, also at Schooley's Mountain Park in Long Valley, and at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary at Bernardsville where there is also Cerulean Warbler. Horned Lark and Savannah Sparrow are nesting on Gordon Rd., New Sharon, off Rt. 539 near Assunpink, where the Vesper Sparrow was also reported earlier this season. 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.

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