Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/24/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, June 24, 1992 at 1 PM with reports of Avocet, Brown Pelican, Raven, Dickcissel, Bald Eagle, breeding bird reports, and other local and seasonal reports of interest. Fourteen Avocets in breeding plumage continue on the south dike at Brigantine NWR; also there this week, Virginia and King Rails, Gull-billed Terns, and a few migrant Greater Yellowlegs. Three Ravens were seen on two days this week at the Yard's Creek Power Station, off Rt. 94 in Blairstown via Walnut Valley Rd. An adult Bald Eagle was at Merrill Creek Reservoir on June 20, and another eagle is at Yard's Creek Reservoir. Twelve Brown Pelicans were at Barnegat Light on June 23; 30 Pelicans were at Sandy Hook the same day, and five Pelicans, along with 2 male Surf Scoters, were at Point Pleasant also June 23. A singing male Dickcissel was at Alpha, Warren County, on Oberly Rd., on June 13. Prothonotary and Yellow-throated Warblers are breeding on several of the islands in the Delaware R. north of Bull's Island. At Assunpink Horned Lark and Savannah Sparrow are breeding at Gordon Rd., off Rt. 539; 2 pairs of Blue Grosbeaks and scads of Orchard Orioles are on the west end of the Assunpink tract near the Lake Assunpink dam. Kentucky Warbler is on Stone Tavern Rd. at the east end of the tract, and Least Bittern is now breeding on the lake, visible at times from the parking lot. Pied-billed Grebe is breeding at the east end of the lake. Cerulean and Worm-eating Warblers are on territory at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville. A Nashville Warbler is on the Appalachian Trail north of Sunrise Mountain. A Junco is on the fire trail north of Tammany Mountain near the Delaware Water Gap. On Mettler Rd., off the Old Mine Rd in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Yellow-rumped and Magnolia Warblers are resident in the pines; N. Parulas are at Van Campen's Glen, and at Rt. 206 and Old Mine Rd. Two Magnolia Warblers continue at the third or "upper" spruce grove on Rt. 515 in the Pequannock Watershed. At Millbrook Gap, Hooded and Black-throated Blue Warblers and Northern Waterthrushes were found. An interesting spot is Combs Hollow Rd. in Randolph Township. At the road edge are White-eyed Vireo, Chat, Orchard Oriole, and Willow and Alder Flycatchers. From Chester take Rt. 513 north; turn right on South Road and go about five miles; near the end, turn right on Doby Rd., and park at the end of Doby Rd. at Combs Hollow Rd. Bird both roads from the edge. To get there from Mendham, take Mountain Ave. to Calais Rd.; and go left on Combs Hollow Rd. to the end. Also in Mendham, Kentucky Warbler is resident on Mountainside Rd. at India Brook, along the path across the road from India Brook Park. In North Plainfield at the Green Acres park on Rockview Ave., off Greenbrook Rd., Black-crowned Night-Herons are regularly present. A Common Loon is present at the north end of Liberty State Park in Jersey City. 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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