This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday July 1, 2010 with seasonal and local reports of interest.
Two GULL-BILLED TERNS and the out-of-season TUNDRA SWAN were noted at Whitesbog Jun 28.
A MARBLED GODWIT and 2 BLUE GROSBEAKS highlighted birds found at Brigantine NWR Jun 28.
Salem County sightings Jun 24 included numerous CATTLE EGRETS along Compromise Rd, 4 LITTLE BLUE HERONS at Mannington Marsh, a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER at the DeLea Sod Farm, and several GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS at Featherbed Lane.
Birds found at the Michael Huber Preserve in Woodland Twp Jun 20 included 5+ YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 4 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, 5 BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, 30+ PRAIRIE WARBLERS, 4 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS, and 4 HOODED WARBLERS.
Seven WORM-EATING WARBLERS and 3 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES were noted at Campgaw Reservation Jun 27.
CLIFF SWALLOWS are nesting under the Rte 27 bridge between Highland Park and New Brunswick.
Sandy Hook birds noted Jun 27 included a SURF SCOTER off C-lot and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT singing just north of the mortar battery.
Two out-of-season waterfowl were reported this week: a male COMMON GOLDENEYE was seen in the Delaware River off River Drive in Titusville Jun 28 and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was off G-lot at Sandy Hook Jun 17.
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