Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/18/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., June 18 with reports of GARGANEY, AVOCET, seasonal reports, and local reports of interest. The GARGANEY at Brig was present in the same area near the boat house in the east pool until early Sunday a.m., June 15. It was not seen Sunday afternoon or Monday, but may still be in the area. Also at Brig June 14-16 were AVOCET, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, CASPIAN and GULL-BILLED TERNS and BALD EAGLES.

The DICKCISSELS and other grassland birds are still in good view at Brightview Farm in Chesterfield on Rte. 545, thanks to the graciousness of the owner. The Bobolinks are feeding young in the nests. The birds can be viewed from the area of the box on the fence with the logbook in it. From the intersection of Rtes. 539 and 537, go west on 537 to Rte. 545 at the WAWA. Turn right(north) on 545, and go a short distance to the BrightView Farm sign on the right. At the sign, turn right into the farm road and proceed straight ahead to a fork where the box with the logbook is on the fence on the right. Park in the wide area at the left, so as not to block the road. The DICKCISSELS can be easily seen and heard, along with the BOBOLINKS, MEADOWLARKS,and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, from the area of the logbox. The SAVANNAH is down the lane to the left. The owner has agreed to postpone the mowing until the Bobolinks have fledged. Please report it in the logbook if you see fledged BOBOLINKS. Also here, KESTREL, BLUEBIRD, ORCHARD ORIOLE, ROSE- BREASTED GROSBEAK.

Elsewhere this week, BALD EAGLES were reported over Rte. 22, Greenbrook, and also off DeMott's Lane and Emerson Rd, Franklin Twp, Somerset Co. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER is at Van Orden Rd off Clinton Rd. in the Pequannock Watershed off Rte. 23. At the entrance to Wawayanda State Park in Vernon, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and ALDER FLYCATCHER have been present. A N. GOSHAWK and an adult black bear were on Edison Road at Sparta Mountain June 14. CERULEAN WARBLER is common along Old Mine Road from the Delaware Water Gap to Watergate in the Recreation Area.

THE VOICE OF NJ AUDUBON is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesday. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. After hours calls can be routed to the voice-mail box at ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

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