This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Friday, Oct. 11, 1995,
at 3:30 PM, with reports of FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER,
NORTHERN WHEATEAR, EUROPEAN KESTREL, WESTERN KINGBIRD,
LECONTE'S SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, YELLOW RAIL,
DICKCISSEL, seasonal reports and three important
announcements following the report.
A FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER was at Brigantine NWR near the
boat house on Oct. 8, not relocated on Oct. 9.
A NORTHERN WHEATEAR was at North Wildwood Oct. 6, 7 and 8.
Take exit 6 from the Garden State Parkway to Route 147.
Cross the new bridge, take the jughandle at the first light
to Ocean Drive, go 200 feet and make a left. Go to the end
and look around Al's Seafood.
A EUROPEAN KESTREL was reported independently on Sept. 29
at Overpeck by a single observer; and on Oct. 6 and 7 by 5
observers at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch in Somerset Co., where
the bird was observed in a scope. The bird was not present
Sunday, Oct. 8. Observers please submit details.
Overpeck Park was a hot spot this week. On Oct. 9, Overpeck
had WESTERN KINGBIRD, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and hundreds of
PALM WARBLERS and SAVANNAH SPARROWS. On Oct. 10, Overpeck
had LECONTE'S SPARROW, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, and CLAY-COLORED
SPARROWS, a YELLOW RAIL on the road, DICKCISSEL, GOSHAWK,
AMERICAN BITTERN, also a bird identified as an Acadian
Brigantine had MARBLED GODWIT during the week. A STILT
SANDPIPER was at Swimming River Reservoir off Long Bridge
Rd. in Colt's Neck on Oct. 10. Thompson Park in Lincroft
had DICKCISSEL and LINCOLN'S SPARROW this week Oct. 8;
Dorbrook Park had 2 DICKCISSELS on Oct. 9. The Warren Green
Acres park on Mountain Ave. had CLAY-COLORED and LINCOLN'S
SPARROWS on Oct. 9.
Chimney Rock on Oct. 9 had 2 GOLDEN EAGLES and GOSHAWK.
Merrill Creek on Oct. 8 had BALD EAGLE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
and PEREGRINE, as well as 20 EVENING GROSBEAKS, HORNED
GREBE, GREAT CORMORANT, and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. FOX
SPARROW was at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary Oct. 10-11.
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES are everywhere, even in phragmites;
also BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES and even WHITE-BREASTED
NUTHATCHES, both of which appear to be staging a flight.
Now the announcements.
Please continue to call President Clinton at the White
House comment line, weekdays 9-5, (202) 456-1111 and ask
him to veto the interior appropriations bill which cuts
funding for habitat and cuts 38% of the Endangered Species
budget. Or fax him at (202) 456-2883 or send him email at
firstname.lastname@example.org; thanks for your help.
Secondly, of the three ENDANGERED SPECIES Bills, the
Gilchrest Bill, HR 2374, appears to be the strongest. Urge
your House member to keep the Act strong.
Third, the hearing on endangered species at the Alpha
Grasslands will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Municipal
Building at Pohatcong Township, on Municipal Drive, south
of Interstate 78 off Route 519 at 7:30 PM. Birders who love
Oberly Road will want to attend.
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. 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