Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/5/1996
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., June 5 at noon with very few reports, including DICKCISSEL, other grassland species, KING RAIL, seasonal reports and local reports of interest.

The DICKCISSELS continue at Orchard Road, Hillsborough, in the weedy field at the intersection of Chamberlain and Herder Roads. Please observe the birds from the roads; do not trespass in the fields; the property owner and developer are complaining. GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS and BLUE GROSBEAK are also in the area.

The Hillside Avenue crossing of the Black River WMA in Chester has all three rails, KING RAIL, VIRGINIA RAIL and SORA. VIRGINIA RAIL and SORA are also on the railroad bed as well as ALDER FLYCATCHER. GRAY- CHEEKED/BICKNELL'S THRUSH was at Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville May 29 and 30 but not since; a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was there May 30, and a BALD EAGLE was overhead May 31, perhaps the same one reported in Warren this week.

An interesting Atlas report is of an increase in PARULAS along Crosswicks Creek from one last year to six this year. GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS continue at the Mercer Corporate Park on 526 near Allentown. Virtually the only reports received this week came from Atlassers. If you have an interesting Atlas report from your block, please send it along.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. Web site is at http://www.njaudubon.org [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, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

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