|This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, September 4, 1990, at 5:00 PM, with reports of LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, all three PHALAROPES, KING RAIL, BALD EAGLE, pelagics, and seasonal and local reports of interest.
A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was in South Cape May Meadows on the bird boxes west of the center road, on August 29 and 30. A KING RAIL was also in the SCMM during the week. OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, DICKCISSEL and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were at Higbee Beach during the week.
A PHALAROPE, probably a RED PHALAROPE, was at Boonton Reservoir September 1-2, visible in the scope from Waterview Plaza, a corporate parking lot, on Rt. 46 opposite the dam at Boonton Reservoir. Waterview Plaza is just east of the I-287/Rt. 46 interchange in the eastbound lane of Rt. 46.
At Brigantine NWR this week were HUDSONIAN GODWIT, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, WILSON'S PHALAROPES, STILT SANDPIPER, and CASPIAN TERN. Most of the shorebirds were at the east dike or at the dog-leg on the north dike.
Pelagic trips off Barnegat Inlet and Cape May in the past ten days had WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, CORY'S SHEARWATER, ARCTIC TERN, and PARASITIC JAEGER.* The Miss Barnegat Light trips are now Sundays, 8:30-4:00. For information and reservations call (609) 494-2094.
The Scott's Mountain hawk watch, now located at Merrill Creek Reservoir, has had five BALD EAGLES as of Labor Day weekend, and the Cape May hawk watch about the same total up to that point.
An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was at Somerset County Environmental Education Center at bridge #6 on Sept. 3. This species was also seen during the week in the vicinity of Merrill Creek Reservoir in Hunterdon County.
The Allstate Insurance wetland on Rt. 10 in East Hanover had 9 species of shorebirds on Sept. 2.
The voice of New Jersey Audubon is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey, sponsored by the New Jersey Audubon Society. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays around noon, more often when necessary. To report birds to the tape call (201) 766-5787. Happy birding and thank you for calling.
*[Transcriber's note: I was on the Labor Day trip, which was so rough the captain turned around and brought the boat in at noon. No interesting birds or mammals. Passengers received a $25 credit against the $35 fare.]
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.