This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, July 28 1998
with reports of WHITE IBIS, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE,
BLACK TERN, RUFF, STILT SANDPIPER and other shorebirds,
local reports, and seasonal reports of interest.
There was only one report of the adult WHITE IBIS at Brigantine NWR
over the weekend. Other birds there this week, mostly July 25-26,
included AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BLACK TERN,
RUFF, both DOWITCHERS, STILT SANDPIPER, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER.
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOWS are still singing on the Leed's Point road,
near Brigantine, at dusk.
At the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center, Lyndhurst,
July 25-27, there were 3 STILT SANDPIPERS along the east dike,
several WESTERN SANDPIPERS, ca. 6000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS,
several hundred LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 20-25
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 4 LEAST TERNS & 5 SKIMMERS. A COCKATIEL is
also loose in the area.
At Lamington on Rt. 523 near the white church a male HARRIER was seen
on July 27, probably an early migrant.
A flock of SNOW GEESE was reported at Stewartsville on July 27.
BLUE GROSBEAK was at Owl Haven Nature Center, on Rt. 522 in Tennent,
Monmouth Co., on July 25.
At Palmyra July 26 were LITTLE BLUE HERON, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, and
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