This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed June 9 with reports of
BLACK-NECKED STILT, MISSISSIPPI KITE, seasonal migrants and local
reports of interest.
A BLACK-NECKED STILT was at Brigantine NWR at the Gull Pond June
1; also there a smattering of shorebirds including a few
On June 3 in Cape May, MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen over the
Beanery and from Sunset and bayshore Roads. A RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER was also seen working the utility poles between the
Hidden valley parking lot and Higbee.
On Kelly Road in Wallkill Refuge June 5, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,
ALDER FLYCATCHER, and WILLOW FLYCATCHER were all singing, along
with ORCHARD ORIOLE; BANK SWALLOWS (70 prs) are nesting in an
old sand pit west of Bassett's Bridge, and ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOWS are nesting under Bassett's Bridge. At the north end of
the Refuge area, BOBOLINKS and SAVANNAH SPARROWS are territorial
on the Liberty Loop access on the state line (the old Liberty Sod
COMMON RAVENS were seen this week at the corner of Deckertown and
Sawmill in Stokes State Forest attacking a crow's nest, and other
RAVENS were noted at Green Pond Mountain off Rte. 513. Nesting
BROWN CREEPERS were noted on Ridge Road in High Point State Park.
Birds on Old Mine Road from the Water Gap to Watergate on June 5
included among other things about 16 CERULEAN WARBLERS (from
Worthington to Watergate); 5 HOODED WARBLERS and 5 ACADIAN
FLYCATCHERS on the road; BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER near the Campers
parking lot at the north end of Worthington; a number of PARULAS
including several at Watergate; a singing MOURNING WARBLER in
Worthington near the headquarters; BLACK-THROATED GREEN at Van
Campen's; MEADOWLARKS (!), LEAST FLYCATCHER and ORCHARD ORIOLES
at Watergate; and along the route about 90 REDSTARTS, 60
RED-EYED VIREOS and about 20 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS. Other
warblers included PINE WARBLER, PRAIRIE, CHESTNUT-SIDED and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER.
June 2 on Clinton Road in West Milford, nesting BLACKBURNIAN and
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS and hooting BARRED OWLS were noted
at P-5; GOLDEN-WINGS were visible at Van Orden and Paradise
roads. A male BREWSTER'S WARBLER was still at the power line on
Edison Road, Sparta, and a singing MOURNING WARBLER was nearby on
Edison June 2.
At the Cross Estate behind Scherman Hoffman in Bernardsville,
both KENTUCKY and HOODED WARBLERS are present near Patriots Path.
CERULEANS are present on Bull's Island. A BALD EAGLE was over
Hightstown June 2. BLACK SKIMMER was at the HMEC in Lyndhurst
June 3. The Warren Green Acres site has numerous WILLOW
FLYCATCHERS among the regular residents. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT
HERONS were noted in the Green Acres Park in North Plainfield
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