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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/16/2010
E-mail reports: sightings (at) njaudubon.org Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes, Sandy Hook Bird Observatory Web: http://www.njaudubon.org

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday September 16, 2010 with reports of KING RAIL, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest.

Sandy Hook sightings this week included a BLACK SCOTER, BROWN PELICAN and 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at the false hook Sep 13; two AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were there Sep 14. Three PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO were noted Sep 10 along with SWAINSON'S THRUSH and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were noted around the locust grove/bowl area Sep 14. Five YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS were tallied at the hook Sep 10. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was near the rusty barn Sep 15. A DICKCISSEL and 3 PURPLE FINCHES were over K-lot Sep 16. Among the 25 species of warblers noted at Sandy Hook this week were 2 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 4 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, 4 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, and WILSON'S WARBLER. Most of the warblers were found along raccoon alley/scout camp, the garden, and the locust grove A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is available at SHBO; check the sightings log there for daily reports.

Sod fields along the south side of Willow Brook Rd in Holmdel hosted AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER Sep 12. Two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were noted there Sep 13-14.

Brigantine NWR Sep 12 had an AMERICAN BITTERN and a calling KING RAIL at the gull pond tower, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in the southwest pool; 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 30 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and 4-7 AMERICAN AVOCETS in the northwest pool.

Palmyra Cove Sep 11-12 had CASPIAN TERN, BONAPARTE'S GULL, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, and 25 species of warblers including CONNECTICUT WARBLER, 2-3 MOURNING WARBLERS, CAPE MAY WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

The National Park Dredge Spoils hosted PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 4 WARBLING VIREOS, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, TENNESSEE WARBLER, 8 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, 2 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, and CANADA WARBLER Sep 11. YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and 4 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS were noted there Sep 15.

Twenty-four AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 10 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were found at the East Coast Sod Farm near the intersection of Rte 40 and Pointers-Auburn Rd in Salem County Sep 12. Another 11 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were noted in a plowed field at the intersection of County Road 633 and Fryeburg Rd the same day.

Spruce Run Reservoir's Mulhockaway Creek mudflats hosted 5 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 12 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER Sep 13.

Glenhurst Meadows (Warren Green Acres) had 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER Sep 10.

Highlights from the NJ Meadowlands Festival of Birding Sep 11 included AMERICAN BITTERN, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 2 SORAS, 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, STILT SANDPIPER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and BLUE GROSBEAK.

Overpeck Park in Leonia had 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in the big field off the Challenger Rd entrance, and a DICKCISSEL near the stables parking lot Sep 15-16.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500 or email sightings AT njaudubon.org Thanks for calling and reporting. Please submit reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 14 Crown Dr, Warren NJ 07059 or report AT njbrc.net Good Birding and thanks for reporting.

 
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