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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/13/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 13 1993 at noon with reports of LECONTE'S SPARROW, RED-NECKED GREBE, MARBLED GODWIT, EVENING GROSBEAK, CLAY-COLORED & other sparrows, KING EIDER, hawk and eagle reports, seasonal and local reports. A LECONTE'S SPARROW was well-seen and photographed Sunday Oct. 10 at Haledon Reservoir, Franklin Lakes by multiple observers. The bird was not present Oct. 11 or 12 despite searching. Note that this is a No Tresspassing area accessible only with permit. A RED-NECKED GREBE was reported at Lincoln Park in Jersey City at the end of Sept., not reported since. Eleven MARBLED GODWITS were reported over the weekend of Oct. 9-10 at Townsend's Inlet in Cape May County. Finally, after a four-year drought, there is an EVENING GROSBEAK flight. EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported this week from Merrill Creek Reservoir in Warren County, where they are already regular at the Nature Center feeder; from Morganville in Monmouth Co. Oct. 11 & 12; from Sandy Hook Oct. 11; and from Overpeck Park in Bergen Co. Oct. 10. Thompson Park in Monmouth Co. Oct. 9-10-11 had good sparrow numbers, including 6-7 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. At Dorbrook Park, also in Monmouth Co., Oct. 8-9, there was GRASSHOPPER, VESPER, LINCOLN'S & CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS, the latter on Oct. 8-9 at the metal maintenance shed, not seen Oct. 10. Raccoon Ridge Oct. 10 had BALD EAGLE, GOSHAWK, RAVEN, and 9 species of hawks overall. Sunrise Mountain also had a good hawk flight Oct. 10 but no eagles were reported. Chimney Rock Oct. 4-11 recorded 28 PEREGRINES, 12 RED-SHOULDERS, and 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS; SWAINSON'S THRUSH and WINTER WREN were also seen at Chimney Rock on the trail Oct. 10. Sandy Hook had a male KING EIDER Oct. 9 at Spermaceti Cove; and on Oct. 11, along with Evening Grosbeak, there was CONNECTICUT WARBLER, a number of WINTER WRENS, HERMIT THRUSHES, lots of KINGLETS and PHOEBES, and SURF & BLACK SCOTERS there during the week. At Palmyra Oct. 7-10 there were 10 warbler species, BALD EAGLE, and FOX SPARROW. At Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, Bergen Co., Oct. 10, in addition to Evening Grosbeak, there were hundreds of SAVANNAH SPARROWS; 40-50 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS; numbers of PIPITS & MEADOWLARKS; a PINE SISKIN among the Goldfinches; SOLITARY VIREO; and lots of Palm and Myrtle Warblers. Island Beach State Park Oct. 11 in the upper large parking lot had BLUE GROSBEAK, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and a Junco with a rufous saddle thought to be the "gray-headed" form. Eleven TURKEYS were at Somerset Co. Environmental Education Center on Oct. 13. Manasquan Reservoir had RUSTY BLACKBIRD Oct. 9. 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.

 
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