Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/13/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Oct 13 with reports of YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, RED-NECKED GREBE, VESPER SPARROWS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, BROWN PELICAN, seasonal migrants, local reports and announcement of a pelagic trip.

A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was at Cinnaminson High School Oct. 9. At Palmyra Oct 9 were 12 warblers, LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, PURPLE FINCH and GREAT CORMORANT. A VESPER SPARROW was there Oct 11. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was at Taylor Refuge, Cinnaminson Oct 9.

Overpeck Oct 10 had good numbers of WHITE-CROWNED and SAVANNAH SPARROWS, a few BOBOLINKS, PINE SISKIN, MARSH WRENS, lots of PALM WARBLERS, a few BLACKPOLLS and a NASHVILLE, several LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and a VESPER SPARROW at the entrance to the dirt road.

At Manasquan Reservoir Oct 8, a BALD EAGLE and 20 pipits were at Georgia Tavern Road. Six BROWN PELICANS and 50 ROYAL TERNS were at Tuckerton Oct 10.

Sandy Hook Oct 9 had SORA at North Pond, both loons, SURF SCOTER and GREATER SCAUP, flocks of BRANT, and lots of kinglets and yellow-rumps left over from the two previous days; also there AMERICAN BITTERN, E. MEADOWLARK, lots of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, some WINTER WRENS and a few warblers including WILSON'S WARBLER. PINE SISKINS were also at Sandy Hook during the week.

Merrill Creek on Oct 11 had two RED-NECKED GREBE and one HORNED GREBE, and a BUFFLEHEAD. The Hawk Watch at Scotts Mountain has had 23,000 birds so far, an all time high, with 128 BALD EAGLES, all time high on OSPREY and BROAD-WINGED HAWK and an early ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK Oct 8.

At Cold Brook Park on 517 in Oldwick Oct 11, there were numerous WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 12 pipits and one LAPLAND LONGSPUR. PINE SISKINS were at Scherman-Hoffman in Bernardsville several days, though only at the feeder one day. Other migrants there this week were both kinglets in numbers, WINTER WREN, PALM WARBLERS and E. BLUEBIRDS. Flocks of PURPLE FINCHES were reported in Tewksbury and Long Valley.

A pelagic trip is to run out of Cape May Nov 20(Sat) at 5 a.m. Cost $95. For info and reservation call 1-800-362-0869.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. The new address for the NJBRC is 142 Moore St., Princeton 08540, effective Nov 1. Good birding and thanks for reporting.

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