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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/6/2001
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed June 6 with reports of Review List possible GREATER GOLDEN-PLOVER, ANHINGA, and other reports of BLACK RAIL, AVOCET, MISSISSIPPI KITE, late migrants, local breeders, and other local reports of interest.

A bird thought to be a GREATER GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen and photographed May 31 at Brig in the NW corner; not seen since despite looking. Also there that day, 2 AVOCETS on the dog-leg.

A BLACK RAIL was heard calling repeatedly from a clump of grass on Plum island at Sandy Hook June 3. Also at the Hook this week: a lingering ICELAND GULL at Plum Island; YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS and ALDER FLYCATCHERS, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and MOURNING WARBLER May 28; and a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Horseshoe Cove marsh.

An ANHINGA and a MISSISSIPPI KITE were reported over Hartshorne Woods near Sandy Hook on June 4.

Old Mine Road from the Gap to Watergate has the usual stellar array of breeders, with numerous N. PARULAS, REDSTARTS and CERULEANS; ACADIAN and LEAST FLYCATCHERS; LA. WATERTHRUSHES, HOODED WARBLERS, PRAIRIE WARBLERS; COMMON MERGANSERS at Poxono and Watergate; and also at Watergate, PILEATED WOODPECKER, PURPLE FINCH, PINE WARBLER, ACADIAN and LEAST FLYCATCHERS, LA. WATERTHRUSH, N. PARULA, PRAIRIE WARBLER and lots of WAXWINGS.

Scherman Hoffman had two MOURNING WARBLERS June 1. Spruce Run has eight lingering SNOW GEESE near the corner of Van Sickel and Rte 31. The School of Conservation in Stokes SF had 3 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO June 3; Sawmill Road has GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS and CERULEAN WARBLERS; ALDER FLYCATCHER is on Ridge Road; and 3 RAVENS are on the tower at High Point State Park, Rte 23.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation of Review List species goes to NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman 08558. Good birding and thanks for calling, reporting and surfing.

 
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