This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed June 7 with reports of Review
List SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, and reports of migrants and local breeding
The SWALLOW-TAILED KITE seen May 28 at the Watchung Reservation by
three different sets of observers was seen again on June 4 from
Glenside Ave parallel to Rte 78 between exits 44 and 45. This may be
worth checking--a kite lingered in the 80's at Greenbrook Sanctuary
for a week or so at this same time of year.
Sandy Hook on June 1 had 12 warblers including MOURNING; also ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO; SWAINSON'S THRUSH was also there
during the week as well as Red Knot.
Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR May 31 had 3000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS,
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, DOWITCHERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, YELLOWLEGS and
DUNLIN. An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was in a flock of BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVERS. No further sightings of the BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK.
A pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS are resident at Blackwells Mills;
they were present May 29 thru June 2.
At Whittingham Wildlife Mgmt. Area, June 3, a bird singing
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER songs was heard and not
seen. A PIED-BILLED GREBE was singing June 3 in the marsh at the
north end of Paulinskill Lake (Parson Rd and Junction Rd); also there
A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was drilling in pine trees in the
campground just across the road from Kittle Field in Stokes SF.
A BALD EAGLE was over Randolph June 4. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
was at Merrill Creek June 5.
A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER appeared to be on territory June 3 between P3
and P4 on Clinton Road. In the same area, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO was
seen taking an egg from a nest (predation?). A BLACKBURNIAN nest was
also observed on Clinton Road, also June 3.
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