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Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes, Sandy Hook Bird Observatory
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday June 8, 2011 with reports of EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, MISSISSIPPI KITE, SANDHILL CRANE, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, seasonal and local reports of interest, and announcements.
A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was photographed in Warren Grove, Ocean County Jun 6. The bird was initially seen near Lucille's Country Cooking and moved to the corner of Pancoast and Middle Roads in the company of a few MOURNING DOVES.
A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen as a fly-by by a birder driving along Rte 185 in Jersey City Jun 6; despite searching in local parks, the bird was not relocated.
Five DICKCISSELS were found at the former Mercer County Sod Farm Jun 5.
Lord Stirling Park hosted five PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS Jun 6, with birds found at the beaver hut, east tower, and a few hundred yards upstream of the east tower. Also there were 5 BARRED OWLS.
A SANDHILL CRANE was discovered at Glenhurst Meadows Jun 4. Another SANDHILL CRANE was found along the Hackensack River in Carlstadt across from Mill Creek Point Jun 4.
A MISSISSIPPI KITE was photographed over Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Forest Jun 7. Also in Stokes were multiple CERULEAN WARBLERS and CANADA WARBLER.
A RUFFED GROUSE was heard drumming along the Appalachian Trail between Long Pine Pond and Crater Lake near the Sussex/Warren line Jun 5.
A KENTUCKY WARBLER was detected along Mountain Church Rd in the Sourland Mountains. The bird was approximately 100 yards before the intersection with Rte 607.
An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was discovered at South Amboy in the swamp off Cliff Ave Jun 4.
A flock of 25+ WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS was seen on a fishing boat just north of Asbury Park Jun 6. Smaller numbers were observed off the base of Sandy Hook the same day.
Reports from Brigantine NWR Jun 4-5 included WHIMBREL, 6 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 2 CASPIAN TERNS, 12 GULL-BILLED TERNS, 8 CHUCK-WILLS WIDOWS, and 2 WHIP-POOR-WILLS. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was in the northwest pool Jun 8. Five CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS and 2 WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard vocalizing at nearby Leed's Point.
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