The radar from pre-dawn this morning on this final day of April:
The blooms on the radar seemed to foretell an influx of new birds for a migrant starved region. Ground-truthing showed that the number of migrants, if any, depended on where one was.
From Bobby Skrabal in Hillsborough Twp.:
“After seeing the radar light up last night I thought this morning would be good for migrants. It was even better than I expected at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. I tallied 15 warbler species, including Worm-Eating, Nashville, Black-throated Blue, Blue-winged, and a male Hooded Warbler. Other firsts for me were Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Veery, Baltimore Oriole, Warbling Vireo and Red-eyed Vireo.”
David Bernstein found the following at Troy Meadows: Great Crested Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Nashville, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers,
3 Greater Yellowlegs and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs are at Melanie Lane Wetlands (David Bernstein).
2 Red-breasted Mergansers continue at Lake Musconetcong (Alan Boyd).
Early morning at Lord Stirling Park produced 3 Solitary Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs and a flyover Least Sandpiper, Yellow-throated, Blue-headed and Warbling Vireos, Common Raven, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Black-and-white, Yellow, Pine, Palm, Black-throated Green and 80 Yellow-rumped Warblers, Rusty Blackbird, Purple Finch and Pine Siskin (Jeff Ellerbusch).
Steve Byland had the following yardbirds in Warren Twp., April 29.