This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed July 7 with reports
of Review List WHITE-FACED IBIS, summering ducks and local
reports of interest.
A WHITE-FACED IBIS, discovered July 3 in the West Pool at
Brig, was seen there again July 4, in the same area in the
NW corner of the West Pool, again at about 9 a.m. As of June
30, there were still one OLDSQUAW and one BUFFLEHEAD in the
Toms River (Exit 81 Garden State Pkwy).
At Brightview Farm in Chesterfield, Rte. 545 just north of
intersection with Rte. 537, BOBOLINK, GRASSHOPPER and
SAVANNAH SPARROWS are present in numbers.
In the Hackensack Meadowlands on July 3 at Snake Hill,
CLAPPER RAIL and two SPOTTED SANDPIPERS were seen; at the
Hackensack Meadows Environmental Center July 3, LEAST
BITTERN, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, BLACK SKIMMER, 25 LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, and 4 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen; and in
Kearny East, off the Belleville Pike, Least Tern was present.
At Liberty State Park in Jersey City July 3 to 5, in the
marshy area next to the Visitor Center, a VIRGINIA RAIL with
2 chicks, an immature COMMON MOORHEN and A BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON with immatures were found, and also in the park
during that period were BLACK SKIMMER, COMMON LOON, LEAST
SANDPIPER, COMMON TERN and N. HARRIER.
A BOB-WHITE was found on Hacklebarney Rd. in Chester Twp.
June 30, one of very few reports in North Jersey. A pair of
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES are coming to the feeders at the
Weis Ecology Center on Snake Den Road in Ringwood.
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or fax 908-766-7775. Also report rarities and updates to the
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be sent to NJBRC at 69 Alexander St, Princeton 08540. Good
birding and thanks for calling, faxing, surfing and
reporting. Beat the heat!