Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/22/1993
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, June 22, 1993 at 5 pm, with reports of GULL-BILLED and CASPIAN TERNS, KING RAIL, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, and Breeding Bird Atlas reports. At Brigantine/Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, GULL-BILLED and CASPIAN TERNS were seen from the dike, as well as KING RAIL in the northwest corner of the west pool. The BARN OWL is in the box [near the end of the auto tour route]. PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS are at the Manasquan Reservoir, at the Fishermen's parking lot on Georgia Tavern Rd. OSPREYS are also apparently nest-building there. A canoe trip on the Delaware R. from Dingmans to Smithfield Beach June 19 turned up the following: six female COM. MERGANSERS with young; OSPREY and BALD EAGLE at Poxono Island; seven N. PARULAS along the river, and at Poxono, WORM-EATING, CERULEAN, PARULA and CANADA WARBLERS, PILEATED WOODPECKER, and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER - a very odd date for that species. COM. MERGANSERS also have young at Stockton, on the Delaware R. On the river from Frenchtown to Bull's Island the following: more COM. MERGANSERS, BLACK VULTURE, OSPREY, and several each of YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, PARULA, and CERULEAN WARBLER. OSPREYS have moved north, with a new nest found near South Amboy, where BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES are now nesting, along with SHARP-TAILED and SEASIDE SPARROWS. A new colony of BANK SWALLOWS is in Sayreville. DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS are in large numbers on Wanaque Reservoir, and inland, even in small bodies of water, such as Woodland Pond in Mendham and Lake Wapalanne at the School of Conservation in Stokes State Forest. A CATTLE EGRET was seen at Dalton High School in Springfield, an unusual location. An ALDER FLYCATCHER was on the north end of Pleasant Plains Rd., above the closed bridge in Great Swamp NWR; TURKEYS are being seen occasionally on Pleasant Plains Rd. in the Swamp, in the field in front of the Headquarters. 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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