Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/20/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday, July 20 at 11:30 AM with an update on the WHISKERED TERN and new reports including WHITE-FACED IBIS in New Jersey. The peripatetic WHISKERED TERN now affectionately called "Whiskers" has resurfaced in Delaware, July 18, 19 and 20 at the Logan Tract of the Ted Harvey Wildlife Management Area in Delaware, south of Little Creek, where it was re-photographed in the company of both WHITE-WINGED TERN and BLACK TERN. As Yogi said, "It ain't over 'til it's over." Here are the directions: From the intersection of Rt. 9 and 113 in Delaware, near Dover Air Force Base, take the road to Kitt's Hummock. There will be a brown sign for Ted Harvey on the right, and a dirt road leading in; park in a lot at the end of the main road. The bird was seen in the afternoon July 18 and 19 and the morning of July 20. Meanwhile in NJ, both SANDWICH TERN and ARCTIC TERN were seen this week at Cape May Point in the State Park, and PACIFIC LOON off the jetties at the Point. A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER is at Woodbine, Cape May County, at Rt. 668 in a field. From the Garden State Parkway, take exit 17; go north on Rt. 9, left on 550 west, 4 miles to the 4-way stop sign at Rt. 610. Go straight ahead one mile to the Railroad bridge. Go under the bridge; take the first left on Rt. 660. At the first stop sign go right on Rt. 668. Go 300 feet to the first dirt road on the left. Look in the field along the fence for the flycatcher. The WHITE-FACED IBIS at Brigantine, found last week, was seen again on July 17 and 18, in the Gull Pond and again near the Owl box at the end of the north dike. The summer plumage is fading; it has a ragged white fringe around the facial skin but the legs are gray; the eye is red. 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.

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