This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1992, at 7 PM, with reports of AVOCET, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BAIRD'S and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, RAVEN, BROWN PELICAN, DICKCISSEL, GOLDEN PLOVER, BALD EAGLE, BLACK TERN, and seasonal and local reports.
At Brigantin NWR, water in the west pool is low. On Aug. 28, AVOCET, 3 HUDSONIAN GODWIT, and 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were seen along with 3 BLACK TERNS and at least 20 species of shorebirds. Also there Aug. 29 was DICKCISSEL. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was at the Rt. 147 construction site near the North Wildwood bridge on Aug. 26.
Five BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were at Lumberton, on Rt. 541, one mile south of town in a cut alfalfa field, along with GOLDEN PLOVER. RAVENS were seen again this week at Yard's Creek power station off Rt. 94 in Warren County. Six inland BROWN PELICANS were seen near Boonton Reservoir off Rt. 287 on Sept. 2.
Four BLACK TERNS were at Mannington Marsh Aug. 26. OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was at Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Mgt. Area in Salem County on Aug. 26. BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and HUDSONIAN GODWIT were at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst on Aug. 28, and 3 BLUE GROSBEAKS were at Kearny Marsh on Aug. 29 on the railroad tracks.
Aug. 30 there were 14 species of warbler at Island Beach, including MOURNING, CHAT, and BLACKBURNIAN. The same date, there were OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and KENTUCKY WARBLER at the Princeton Ave. Woods in Trenton. MOURNING WARBLER was at Rogers Refuge in Princeton Aug. 30-31. This week there were 25 warbler species at Palmyra, 20 on Sept. 2 including MOURNING and CONNECTICUT, and 6 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS. Also there this week, CASPIAN TERN, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and both CUCKOOS.
Two BALD EAGLES were at Merril Creek Reservoir on Sept. 1. The New Sharon sod farms on Rt. 539 near Assunpink, on Gordon Rd. and Herbert Rd. Sept 2, had GOLDEN PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, as well as WESTERN SANDPIPER on Aug. 28. Sandy Hook had 2 ROYAL TERNS on Sept. 1.
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