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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/2/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for June 2 with reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, KING RAIL, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and other seasonal migrants and local reports of interest.

On May 31 at Cape May, six MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen over New England Road near Hidden Valley over house numbers 540 and 542. At Brig NWR, a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was reported at F 10 in the east pool by several observers. At Black River, a KING RAIL was still present May 30 at the Hillside Ave. Bridge in Chester, along with VIRGINIA RAILS.

At Sandy Hook May 28-29, KENTUCKY WARBLER, SWAINSON'S THRUSHES and GRAY- CHEEKED/BICKNELL'S THRUSHES were seen. At High Point May 31, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were seen at Kuser Bog and at the Monument.

On May 30 at Sparta Mt., at least 5 and probably 6 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were on territory at the top of Edison Road, in power lines and other clearings; BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS are also present. Other warblers there included WORM-EATING, CANADA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. Other breeders included LEAST FLYCATCHER, RED-SHOULDERED and BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and BLACK VULTURE.

Old Mine Road June 1 had at least 10 CERULEANS, 10 PARULAS, 5 HOODED WARBLERS, 1 BLACKBURNIAN, several WORM-EATING, 2 PINE WARBLERS and 4 PRAIRIE WARBLERS; also 7 or 8 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, 5 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 4 LEAST FLYCATCHERS (all at Watergate) and ORCHARD ORIOLE.

Clinton Road May 31 had the usual good line-up of BLUE-HEADED VIREO, HOODED WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BLACKBURNIAN, WORM- EATING and other warblers, BROWN CREEPER, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, LEAST FLYCATCHER and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD. CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen on Rte. 23 near Charlotteburg Reservoir.

Scherman-Hoffman in Bernardsville has WORM-EATING WARBLERS on Chestnut Ave and above the Hoffman Building, KENTUCKY WARBLER at the Cross Estate off Jockey Hollow Rd., and ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was along the river May 30.

Last report of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was May 24 at Watergate off Old Mine Road. No reports of Siskins or Red Crossbills.

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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