Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/11/1990
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, September 12, 1990, at 4:00 PM, with reports of RED PHALAROPE, GOLDEN PLOVER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CASPIAN TERN, GOSHAWK, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and other seasonal and local reports of interest. The RED PHALAROPE on Boonton Reservoir, visible from Waterview Corporate Plaza on Rt. 46 near the junction of Rt 287, was still present in the middle of the reservoir on Friday Sept. 7; it is not known if anybody has looked since. The bird has been there at least seven days. Flocks of 20-30 LESSER GOLDEN PLOVERS was reported this week at Mannington Marsh in Salem County. Others were reported on Herbert Rd and Gordon Rd off Rt 539 near Assunpink on Sept 8 and 9. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was present for a week on Crispin Rd in Lumberton until Sept 11; the bird was not seen on Sept 12 and was presumed gone. At Brigantine NWR Sept 8 there were 270 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS on the East Dyke, 20 CASPIAN and 3 ROYAL TERNS in the West Pool, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER in the East Pool/North Dike, and several MERLINS on kills. At the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center at Lyndhurst, Sept 3-5, there were LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, WESTERN SANDPIPERS and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, and 300 Yellowlegs in the impoundment. An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at Lord Stirling Park (Somerset County Environmental Education Center) in Basking Ridge on Sept 3 and possibly thereafter also. A local GOSHAWK has been seen several times this week from Sunrise Mtn. At Sandy Hook Sept 8 were 2 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO in the garden, also an immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. Also at the Hook on Sept 10 were PHILADELPHIA VIREO in the locust grove at North Pond, ROYAL TERN on the bayside, BLUE GROSBEAK in the garden, and a CHAT at the visitor's center. On Sept 9 the Hook had 12 warbler species including WILSON'S WARBLER. 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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