This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday June 27, 2013 with reports of RUFF, AMERICAN AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT, seasonal and local reports of interest.
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A male RUFF was photographed at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Jun 22 in the southwest pool. Also there that evening were 3 CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS. An AMERICAN AVOCET was present through Jun 25 and 2 MARBLED GODWITS continue at Brig this week through Jun 26.
Bear Swamp in Burlington County hosted WORM-EATING WARBLER, 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS, 2 HOODED WARBLERS, and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER Jun 24.
A male DICKCISSEL continues this week at Negri-Nepote Grasslands in Franklin Twp, Somerset County through Jun 23.
A LEAST BITTERN was noted at Woodbridge River Watch Park Jun 21. Another LEAST BITTERN was seen from the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road in Great Swamp NWR Jun 20 & 25.
A family group of 5 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS was found at Lord Stirling Park Jun 22.
A COMMON GALLINULE was observed on Deerhaven Lake in Morris County Jun 22.
Old Mine Road/Delaware Water Gap had COMMON MERGANSER, ALDER FLYCATCHER, WORM-EATING WARBLER, 2 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, and 20+ HOODED WARBLERS Jun 22.
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