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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/28/2012
E-mail reports: sightings (at) njaudubon.org Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes Web: http://www.njaudubon.org

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday June 28, 2012 with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, VESPER SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of interest.

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A WHITE-FACED IBIS continues through Jun 27 at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR. A male DICKCISSEL continues through Jun 27: look for it along the north side of the north dike between the OSPREY nest and the dog-leg.

A DICKCISSEL was singing along the south side of Featherbed Lane in Sharptown, Salem County Jun 24. Also there were 8 BOBOLINKS and EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

Up to 4 BROWN PELICANS were seen off Long Beach Island this week; another BROWN PELICAN and 4 COMMON EIDERS were seen along the north jetty of Barnegat Inlet Jun 26.

Birds noted at Collier's Mills WMA recently included a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER near the power line cut north of Success Road, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and BLUE GROSBEAK.

Three YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS and 2 BLUE GROSBEAKS were noted in the hilltop field off Eldridge Rd at Assunpink WMA Jun 23.

Sandy Hook sightings Jun 22 included 42 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 2 RED KNOTS, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS: all near the end of the fisherman's trail; a breeding plumage HORNED GREBE was noted in Spermaceti Cove. Over 100 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were seen from a fishing boat just off Sandy Hook's north beach the same day.

Two to four DICKCISSELS continue at the Negri-Nepote Grassland Preserve in Franklin Twp, Somerset County through Jun 27. Also there this week were GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, and BLUE GROSBEAK. More information about Negri-Nepote can be viewed at http://ebird.org/content/nj

Another DICKCISSEL was found adjacent to Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden Jun 22. Observers might try looking/listening for the bird from the trail that parallels the old landfill and ends at an overlook along Morse's Creek. For more information about this new park, see http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionHawkRiseSanctuary/Introduction.aspx

A pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continues along the Passaic River in Lord Stirling Park this week; viewed from the trail at the fisherman's parking lot Jun 27.

Melanie Lane Pond in Hanover Twp hosted a GLOSSY IBIS and an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON Jun 22.

The Tourne in Boonton hosted a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the beaver pond and 2 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS this week.

Ringwood Manor had both GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and WORM-EATING WARBLER Jun 24.

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation had YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and 3 WORM-EATING WARBLERS Jun 24.

Old Mine Rd/Delaware Water Gap sightings Jun 23 included 3 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 12+ NORTHERN PARULAS, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, 6 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 10+ LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, and 20+ HOODED WARBLERS.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 14 Crown Dr, Warren NJ 07059. Good Birding and thanks for reporting.

 
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