This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon, for Wednesday, June 5, 1991, at 5:30 PM, with reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, BROWN PELICAN, SOOTY SHEARWATER, WILSON'S PHALAROPES, SEDGE WREN, ALDER FLYCATCHER, GOSHAWK, GANNET, seasonal reports, and local reports of interest. Note that the new area code for the tape, effective now, is 908.
About 4 MISSISSIPPI KITES were being seen daily this week in Cape May between the Beanery and Higbee Beach. BROWN PELICANS are also being seen off and on. WILSON'S PHALAROPE was in the South Cape May Meadows on June 2. A SOOTY SHEARWATER was seen from shore at Cape May on June 1. A GANNET was seen June 1 and 2 halfway across the ferry from Cape May to Lewes, Delaware.
SEDGE WRENS continue on Kelly Rd. in the Wallkill area; from Rt. 523-N at the Sussex Diner, turn right or north on Rt. 565, take it to Lake Wallkill Rd., from Lake Wallkill Rd take a left on Kelly Rd., (the sign may be down) and go about 400 yards down Kelly Rd. Birds are on the right, audible and visible, DO NOT play tapes. ALDER FLYCATCHERS are also being seen from the railroad bed along the Wallkill at the end of Kelly Rd. WILD TURKEYS have been seen recently on Fox Chase Rd in Chester in the fields. Reach it off Rt. 24. A GOSHAWK was seen, carrying food, on Rt. 515 at the first bridge north of Rt. 23. Also seen on Rt. 515 this week were GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, & MOURNING WARBLER. GOLDEN-WING was also at Stokes at the intersection of Deckertown Pike and Sawmill Rd. At Greenbrook Sanctuary on the Palisades June 2 were CANADA WARBLER and REDSTART, not known as breeders there; nearby, at the State Line Lookout on the Palisades June 2 were HOODED WARBLERS, WORM-EATING WARBLERS, BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, WARBLING VIREO, & INDIGO BUNTING.
At Mahlon Dickerson Reservation [northwest Morris County near town of Milton] on May 30 were Northern Waterthrush, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, WORMEATING, HOODED WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLERS, HERMIT THRUSH, & YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Wawayanda State Park [Sussex County near the NY state line] on June 1 on the Cedar Swamp Trail off Banker Rd., had NASHVILLE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, & BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, & TURKEY. On the east side of Cherry Ridge, also in Wawayanda State Park, the same day, were HERMIT THRUSH, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, & HOODED WARBLERS.
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.