This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for
Thursday September 30, 2004 with reports of SABINE'S GULL, AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER,
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, seasonal and local reports of interest.
A SABINE'S GULL was found in Cape May this week-- call the CMBO Hotline
Brigantine NWR continues to host the AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, this week
in the east pool; 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS Sep 26, and a female YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD among a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds at the northeast
corner of the east pool Sep 27.
Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton Sep 26 hosted 20 BROWN PELICANS, 23
SALTMARSH SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS, and 2 NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS.
Island Beach State Park reports Sep 26 included 5 BROWN PELICANS,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER across from the
visitor's center, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW.
Sandy Hook sightings Sep 26 included PHILADELPHIA VIREO, CONNECTICUT
WARBLER and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in the garden, MOURNING WARBLER in the
locust grove, and DICKCISSEL. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found in the
cottonwoods near the salt pond the same day. Five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS
and four WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were noted at the salt ponds Sep 25. A
total of 20 species of warblers were noted Sep 26. A fly-over
DICKCISSEL was noted at SHBO Sep 30.
Thompson Park in Lincroft had ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, CONNECTICUT
WARBLER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and DICKCISSEL Sep 25. Most of the birds
can be found in the thickets and hedgerows in the last quarter mile
before the lake.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was noted at Assunpink WMA Sep 26.
Up to 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have been seen this week in the Great
Swamp NWR around the heron rookery at the end of Pleasant Plains Road.
A calling VIRGINIA RAIL was noted there Sep 26.
Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop impoundments had AMERICAN BITTERN,
SORA, 2 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, 8 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 61 WILSON'S SNIPE,
and 2 AMERICAN PIPITS this week. A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was reported Sep
Overpeck Creek in Bergen County had 9 species of warbler including
CONNECTICUT WARBLER and 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS Sep 26.
The Allendale Celery Farm had COMMON NIGHTHAWK, MOURNING WARBLER,
WILSON'S WARBLER and LINCOLN'S SPARROW Sep 30.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To
report birds please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of Review List
Species goes to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore
Lane, Skillman, NJ 08558. Thank you for reporting and good birding.