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Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday June 6, 2012 with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, LEAST BITTERN, MISSISSIPPI KITE, BLACK-NECKED STILT, MARBLED GODWIT, BLACK TERN, SUMMER TANAGER, seasonal and local reports of interest.
A WHITE-FACED IBIS continues this week at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR in the southwest pool through Jun 4. Other birds noted at Brig Jun 2-3 included single VIRGINIA RAILS at the gull pond tower and at the exit road bridge, 2 COMMON GALLINULES at the gull pond tower, 3 WHIMBRELS, 40 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, MARBLED GODWIT in the northwest pool, 2 CASPIAN TERNS, 17 GULL-BILLED TERNS, 8 CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS, 2 WHIP-POOR-WILLS, and 3 BLUE GROSBEAKS. Two BLACK TERNS were noted over the Danzenbaker Pool Jun 4.
A WHITE-FACED IBIS was found in the impoundment on the south side of Stafford Ave in Manahawkin WMA Jun 3. Also in Ocean County were 3 BLACK-NECKED STILTS at the Barnegat Impoundments Jun 1. Accidentally omitted from last week?s report was a fly-over BLACK-NECKED STILT at Great Bay Blvd WMA.
A survey along Carranza Rd in Wharton State Forest May 28 included 28 EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, 4 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, HERMIT THRUSH, 67 OVENBIRDS, 58 PINE WARBLERS, 17 PRAIRIE WARBLERS, 2 HOODED WARBLERS, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, and 2 SUMMER TANAGERS at the Carranza Memorial.
Reports from Sandy Hook this week included a LEAST BITTERN at north pond Jun 3, 18 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 26 RED KNOTS, and 3 ROYAL TERNS at the tidal cut/false hook Jun 4.
A BLACK TERN was found over Caven Cove in Liberty State Park Jun 1.
An ALDER FLYCATCHER was seen at Hatfield Swamp in Essex County Jun 1.
Great Swamp NWR hosted a LEAST BITTERN and ACADIAN FLYCATCHER at the Wildlife Observation Center Jun 1. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen over the Fenske Visitor Center Jun 6. At nearby Lord Stirling Park a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues near the June Beetle Bridge through Jun 3 and an ALDER FLYCATCHER continues in the field the ?dance floor.? Also there this week were VIRGINIA RAIL and COMMON RAVEN.
Old Mine Road/Delaware Water Gap birds noted Jun 3 included an ALDER FLYCATCHER north of Calno School, 3 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 2 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 20 HOODED WARBLERS, 6 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, the Brewster?s Warbler at the power line cut at mile marker 11, and a PURPLE FINCH near Millbrook.
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