Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/19/1990
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, September 19, 1990, at 1:00 PM, with reports of KING EIDER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, WESTERN KINGBIRD, DICKCISSEL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, hawk reports, BALD EAGLE, seasonal reports, and local reports of interest, and information about the Sunday Pelagic trips on the Miss Barnegat Light. A KING EIDER, an immature male, has been seen in Cape May between the concrete ship and the Villas during the past week. Also in Cape May a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Sunset Beach by the concrete ship Sept. 13. A good flight 9/16 brought to Higbee Beach 3 or 4 DICKCISSELS, 3 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, WESTERN KINGBIRD, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, among other things. The same good flight 9/16 brought birds to Sandy Hook as well, including a WESTERN KINGBIRD at the garden, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Horseshoe Cove, and a CONNECTICUT WARBLER in the garden and a flight of Cape May and PARULA WARBLERS. GOLDEN PLOVER was reported this week at Herbert Rd, Assunpink, and also at Brigantine NWR. A good flight at Johnson Park, New Brunswick, on 9/17 brought a good warbler and vireo movement, including BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BLACKBURNIAN, PARULA and TENNESSEE, and 9/18 there were 2000 BROAD-WINGS over the Rutgers Ecological Preserve. Montclair Hawk watch on 9/17 logged 8400 hawks, mostly BROAD-WINGS, and 4 BALD EAGLES. BROADWINGS in numbers were reported 9/17 and 9/18, from Morristown, Watchung reservation, Mercer Corporate Park, Trenton, Princeton, and Hamilton township. The Pelagic trip on the Miss Barnegat Light Sunday 9/16 had 2 ARCTIC TERNS 25 miles out and no other pelagics, but did log REDWING, FLICKER, THRASHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, COM. YELLOWTHROAT, KESTREL, and MERLIN, all about 20 miles out. Also seen were one HUMPBACK WHALE and one LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE. The Miss Barnegat Light will run this trip Sundays from now until Nov. 8, 830-4, price $35, for information call (609) 494-2094. 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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