This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday, July 13 at 3 PM with reports of WHISKERED TERN, FRANKLIN'S GULL, WHITE-FACED IBIS, BROWN PELICAN, GLAUCOUS GULL, and local reports.
The breeding-plumaged WHISKERED TERN reported July 11 continues in the South Cape May Meadows and vicinity as of the morning of July 13. The best time is apparently 6 AM to 9:30 AM; the bird patrols the Meadows, Bunker Pond, Lighthouse Pond, and has been seen resting on the sand at Bunker Pond with other terns. A FRANKLIN'S GULL was also seen briefly in the South Cape May Meadows on the afternoon of July 12, not seen again. Also in the Meadows, STILT SANDPIPER & SOLITARY SANDPIPER, DOWITCHER, and both YELLOWLEGS.
A WHITE-FACED IBIS was reported July 7, at Brigantine/Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, feeding in the field with the Barn Owl tower. No report since.
At Barnegat Light July 11, there were 80 BROWN PELICANS and a nearly-adult GLAUCOUS GULL, feeding on the flats with other gulls.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.