This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday, July 2, 2009 with reports of CORY'S SHEARWATER, WILSON'S
STORM-PETREL, ANHINGA, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, WHITE IBIS,
MISSISSIPPI KITE, BLACK RAIL, KING RAIL, PIPING PLOVER, BLACK-NECKED
STILT, BLACK-HEADED GULL, BLACK TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, COMMON
RAVEN, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, PINE SISKIN and seasonal and local
reports of interest.
**Reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or
written Documentation) go to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at
14 Crown Drive, Warren, NJ 07059 or report AT njbrc.net.
A female GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was observed at River Bend Farm in
Flatbrookville July 1. This former farm is at the 180 degree bend in
Old Mine Road. Park at the pull-off at the bend (there is an Old Mine
Road Historical Marker at the pull-off) and walk down the gated road.
The bird was seen between Old Mine Road and the boarded-up farmhouse,
nearer the farmhouse.
Two KENTUCKY WARBLER as well as four WORM-EATING WARBLERS and three
HOODED WARBLERS were discovered at the Ted Stiles Preserve, also known
as Baldpate Mountain, June 27 (DeLorme P.41, 22F). A BLUE GROSBEAK and
a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were also tallied there June 29.
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and a SUMMER TANAGER were observed off
Shinn's Road in Lebanon State Forest June 27, while Six Mile Run
inFranklin Township June 30 hosted six GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and a pair
of BLUE GROSBEAKS.
The BLACK-NECKED STILT continues in the Teal Pool of the NJ
Meadowlands complex in North Arlington as of June 29, while a pair of
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS are nesting in Schmidt's Woods in
Secaucus. A dozen or so BLACK-NECKED STILTS were reported at the East
Bay Avenue, Shelter Cove soccer fields in Toms River, June 26.
As many as six COMMON RAVENS have been frequenting the North Haledon
and Haledon areas in the last week. Another COMMON RAVEN was observed
at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, June 28.
Conasconk Point in Union Beach produced a BLACK SKIMMER, a SALT-MARSH
SHARP-TAILED SPARROW and three SEASIDE SPARROWS June 30. A PINE SISKIN
continues at a feeder in Tewksbury as of June 28 and another at Island
Beach SP June 26. A BLUE GROSBEAK was observed at the north end
ofSandy Hook June 28.
The following birds have been present in the Cape May area the last
week, please contact http://www.birdcapemay.org for details: CORY'S
SHEARWATER, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, ANHINGA, WHITE IBIS, MISSISSIPPI
KITE, BLACK RAIL, KING RAIL, BLACK-HEADED GULL and BLACK TERN.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey.
To report birds, please call 732-872-2500. This is Pete Bacinski
wishing you the best birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and