This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday
September 17, 2004 with reports of AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, MARBLED
GODWIT, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest.
Brigantine NWR (Forsythe) Sep 11 hosted the continuing AMERICAN WHITE
PELICAN, 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT, 5-6
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS at the dogleg, and a "Lawrence's" Warbler at
the picnic area. The WHITE PELICAN, AVOCET, and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
were all present Sep 16 as well.
The DeLea Sod Farm in Salem County had 6 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and 2
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS Sep 14.
Ocean County reports included double-digit numbers of BROWN PELICANS
off Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton and a PARASITIC JAEGER at Island Beach
Sandy Hook's salt pond at the end of the fisherman's trail had a
juvenile BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER Sep 12-17, a high of six BAIRD'S
SANDPIPERS Sep 13, and AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER Sep 12-13. Another
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was found at Spermaceti Cove. Passerines noted
at the hook this week included RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the cottonwoods
at the end of the fisherman's trail Sep 17, a CONNECTICUT WARBLER in
the garden Sep 13, a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
near the rusty barn the same day, MOURNING WARBLER near the rusty barn
Sep 12, PHILADELPHIA VIREO and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER in Raccoon
Alley Sep 12-13, a flyover DICKCISSEL and early PURPLE FINCH Sep 11.
In Sussex County OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were found at Paulinskill WMA
Sep 13 and at the Libertyville Marsh. A juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was
noted at Franklin Pond Sep 14.
Garret Mountain had 11 species of warblers this week including WILSON'S
WARBLER and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER; also there were 3 PHILADELPHIA
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Overpeck Creek Park Sep 16.
Results of the Hudson Canyon pelagic Sep 11-12 were 150+ CORY'S
SHEARWATERS, 2 GREATER SHEARWATERS, 3 AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS, 25
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, 2 RED PHALAROPES, 2 POMARINE JAEGERS, 3
LONG-TAILED JAEGERS, and 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.
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Species goes to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore
Lane, Skillman, NJ 08558. Thank you for reporting and good birding.