This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Sept. 11 with reports of
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE, WHITE IBIS, GODWITS and other shorebirds,
seasonal migrants and local reports of interest.
Brig is scheduled to re-open Sept. 15.
Note that the NJ Bird Voice Mailbox is up and running again at
A EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE was seen at Alexander Ave., Cape May
Point, Sept. 7; it could not be relocated later, but may still
be around. Also in Cape May this week: a MARBLED GODWIT in the
Meadows Sept. 8, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER, YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER and the usual early fall yearbirds; and several
LESSER BLACK-BACKS and COMMON EIDER hanging around.
A WHITE IBIS was reported Sept. 3 from Tuckerton between the 2nd
and 3rd bridges. Brig on Sept. 6 had 11 HUDSONIAN GODWITS,
GOLDEN PLOVER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and WILSON'S PHALAROPE,
all in the a.m. in front of the south tower. Brig is closed
Sandy Hook Sept. 6 had 16 warblers including CONNECTICUT, GOLDEN-
WING and CHAT; CLIFF SWALLOWS; YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and
Palmyra had 16 warblers Sept. 6, with OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-
BELLIED FLYCATCHER. Whitesbog had 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS Sept 6.
Haddonfield had a CONNECTICUT WARBLER Sept. 6. At pre-dawn Sept.
9, hundreds of thrushes, mostly VEERY and SWAINSON'S THRUSH, with some
"gray-cheeks," passed overhead.
Chimney Rock had 17 warblers including GOLDEN-WINGED Sept. 5, and
5 BALD EAGLES, OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES during the
week. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES are being widely reported in
small numbers. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was also reported this
week in Springfield.
A WOODCOCK was reported along with other seasonal migrants at
Liberty State Park. Tewksbury in Hunterdon County this week had
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and DICKCISSEL. Merrill Creek had BALD
EAGLE, HORNED GREBE and MERLIN. MERLINS were also widely
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