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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 Friday July 16, 2010 with seasonal and local reports of interest.
Brigantine NWR sightings Jul 10 included 227 GLOSSY IBIS, 40 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, UPLAND SANDPIPER, 150+ WILLETS, 110 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 5 WHIMBRELS, MARBLED GODWIT, 260 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 14 GULL-BILLED TERNS, 5 CASPIAN TERNS, 3 BLUE GROSBEAKS, AND 5 ORCHARD ORIOLES. On Jul 11 a WESTERN SANDPIPER and 260+ SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were noted.
The TUNDRA SWAN continues at Whitesbog through Jul 13. Also there that day was a WILLET and 7 GULL-BILLED TERNS.
Sandy Hook Jul 12 had BLACK SCOTER, 20 PIPING PLOVERS, WESTERN SANDPIPER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS, and 18 BLACK SKIMMERS at the tidal flats at the end of the fisherman's trail. Two WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were off the end of the trail Jul 15 and a BLACK TERN was seen there Jul 11.
Nine VIRGINIA RAILS and a COMMON MOORHEN were detected at Hyper Humus Marsh in Sussex County Jul 11.
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