The Yellow-breasted Chat was on Pleasant Plains Road yesterday, June 1, as shown by Dave Emma’s photograph above. From Dave: “He wasn’t very cooperative, and wouldn’t come down from the tree. He was right along side the second speed bump as previously reported. Willow Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers, and one Great Crested Flycatcher were all in the field as well.”
This morning, a Yellow-breasted Chat was found near the south gate entrance of Pleasant Plains Road along with a White-eyed Vireo (Simon Lane). We will assume this is the same Chat seen further up the road in previous days. Inexplicably, the gate was still closed at 7:00 a.m. It was on an automatic open at 6:00 since early spring.
An Acadian Flycatcher was found on the Morris County side of White Bridge along it’s namesake White Bridge Road this morning (S. Lane).
Dave Emma also has a photograph of a Cerulean Warbler (see photo below) on Waterloo Valley Road, Mt. Olive Township from May 21. It was at the same location as reported on May 12. It was missed on a misty May 19. Dave reports hearing two Cerulean Warblers on the road on May 27, so nesting may be occurring.