Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/10/1996
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, July 10 at noon, with reports of NORTHERN LAPWING and LITTLE STINT in Delaware, and in NJ reports of RUFF in Cape May, as well as reports of interest from Hackensack, the Highlands, Assunpink, Mannington Marsh, and elsewhere.

A NORTHERN LAPWING was found at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware on July 6; it was still there on July 7, along with a LITTLE STINT and 3 RUFFS. July 8 only 2 RUFFS and a CURLEW SANDPIPER remained; the Stint and the Lapwing were not reported.

In Cape May there was a black RUFF in the South Cape May Meadows July 9, and also one during the week in W. Cape May.

In the Hackensack Meadowlands this week, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, SKIMMER, and FORSTERS and LEAST TERNS were in the Hackensack R. at Saw Mill Creek. At Assunpink the CHAT continues calling at the corner of Robbinsville Rd. and Stone Tavern--Roosevelt Road. HOODED WARBLER is in the woods east of Roosevelt Road. BLUE GROSBEAK is near the mulberry tree at the dam at L. Assunpink. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and SAVANNAH SPARROW are easy to see along the driveway at the Mercer Corporate Park, on Rt. 526 just west of Allentown. BLUE GROSBEAK is there also.

An out-of-range YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was reported up on Union Valley Rd. (Sussex Co.) on the east side of the road, in a sycamore/pine area. RUDDY DUCK was found breeding at Mannington Marsh, and CASPIAN TERN was also reported in that area.

On Raritan Bay, OYSTERCATCHERS are at Conaskonk Point, and numbers of terns, so far LEAST TERNS, COMMON TERNS & FORSTERS, are beginning to collect around the pilings in Keyport Harbor.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape usually changes Wednesday, more often if necessary. To report birds, please call Tuesday at 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

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