This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Sep 15 with reports
of HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT, BROWN PELICAN, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, BLACK TERN, LARK SPARROWS, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD,
DICKCISSEL, and other reports of interest.
A good flight in Cape May Sat Sep 11 yielded 29 warblers including
7 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS.
At Brig Sep 8, there were 28 BLACK TERNS, 3 WILSON'S PHALAROPES and
a HUDSONIAN GODWIT. At Brig on Sep 11, there were two HUDSONIAN
GODWITS at the dogleg, 6 BLACK TERNS on the south dike, numbers of
WESTERN SANDPIPERS and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on the north dike, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at
the dogleg, a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on the north dike, west pool;
a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 2 ROYAL TERNS on the east dike,
and still about 7 GULL-BILLED TERNS on the north dike.
At Island Beach from A-21 parking lot at the bayside Sep 12, 5
BROWN PELICAN and 12 MARBLED GODWIT were on the sandbars, and at
the Spizzle Creek trail to the blind were 2 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS, 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT,
and a LARK SPARROW at the Spizzle trail fork near the blind.
At Sandy Hook Sep 11 and 12, 3 CAPE MAY WARBLERS were in the area
of the garden, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was in the Brookdale
Maintenance Area; also at the Hook Sep 13 were a LARK SPARROW at
the Maintenance Building in Brookdale; a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in
the campground, and 12 WARBLERS in the Brookdale area; the same
day, 340 COMMON TERNS were at Spermaceti Cove, along with one
migrant flock each of BRANT and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER; on Sep 14
at the Hook, there was a LARK SPARROW and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW in
the weather station field behind the Howard laboratories where one
of the LeConte's Sparrows was last year.
In Tewksbury Sep 12, 3 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and a DICKCISSEL were on
Still Hollow Road. At Spruce Run Sep 12, a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was
on the trail down to the Mulhockaway mouth, and on the flats there
were 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and the first PIPITS.
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was at the Warren Green Acres site Sep 12. A
RAVEN was at Raccoon Ridge Sep 12. Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were
at the Great Swamp heronry overlook (gazebo) on Pleasant Plains
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were reported from a variety of sites this
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