This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, Oct. 13, 1994 at 11 AM with reports of FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, LECONTE'S SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, SANDHILL CRANE, AVOCET, RAVEN, seasonal sparrow reports and local reports of interest.
A flyby FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER was reported at Overpeck Park Oct. 11, not found again; also there, eleven species of sparrows including LECONTE'S, CLAY-COLORED, LINCOLN'S, VESPER, and SHARP-TAILED. An immature SANDHILL CRANE was seen Oct. 12 at 10:30 and 3:30 at Tennent Road, Morganville, Monmouth Co.
An AVOCET was seen in the Kingsland Impoundment at the Hackensack Meadows in the back near the Turnpike, on Oct. 7. A RAVEN was seen on Conklin Road off Green Valley Road in West Milford Oct. 11, for the third time in 2 weeks.
At Thompson Park in Lincroft off Rt. 520 there were 2 VESPER SPARROWS Oct. 11, also there five BLACK VULTURES, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and 3 BLUE GROSBEAKS. Nineteen PEREGRINES were seen off Chimney Rock this week. Four OSPREYS were at Middlesex Reservoir, Clark, Oct. 9, and 2 were at the Elizabethtown Water Co. in Union this week.
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 Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.