This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday June 3, 2010 with reports of Sandhill Crane, seasonal and local report of interest.
A SANDHILL CRANE was found at Hyper Humus Marsh in Sussex County at pond #8 on May 30. No reports since. Also in Sussex County this week were PEREGRINE and WHIP-POOR-WILL at Culver's Gap.
Old Mine Rd in Worthington State Forest/Delaware Water Gap this week hosted 17 species of warblers including a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in the spruce trees near the houses at the entrance to DePew, 10 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 50 AMERICAN REDSTARTS, 4 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, 6 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, and 44 HOODED WARBLERS. Other passerines noted there were COMMON RAVEN, 30+ RED-EYED VIREOS, 15 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, 8 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS at Calno Swamp, and PURPLE FINCH.
Sandy Hook sightings this week included BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER May 30; a first-year GLAUCOUS GULL and BLACK SCOTER were off C-lot, BARRED OWL and ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were noted along Raccoon Alley, 2 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were near the hawkwatch, and a RED KNOT was at the tidal cut at the end of the fisherman's trail, all May 31.
Nine SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, ROSEATE TERN, and PARASITIC JAEGER were noted off Sea Bright May 30. A BROWN PELICAN was noted at Shark River Inlet May 29.
Chimney Rock had a WORM-EATING WARBLER at the end of Miller Lane and a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH along Middle Branch May 29.
In Burlington County 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 2 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS, and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER were noted along Old Church Rd near Lower Bank May 29.
Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were over the NJ Meadowlands Jun 1 and a BARN OWL was hunting along Valley Brook Ave that evening.
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