This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Oct 14 with reports OF
FRANKLIN'S GULLS, ROSS'S GOOSE, WESTERN TANAGER (all Review List
species to be reported to the Records Committee); also
CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, DICKCISSELS, and
other seasonal bird and local reports.
Two FRANKLIN'S GULLS were reported at Liberty State Park in Jersey
City Oct. 11. A female WESTERN TANAGER was reported October 8 in
Overpeck park in the trees near the boulders. No report since; also
at Overpeck this week: DICKCISSEL (banded), 100+ PALM WARBLERS,
PIPIT, SNIPE and the usual SPARROWS. A ROSS'S GOOSE was reported at
a new site, a small pond off Rte 23, on Walker Rd. off Ryerson Rd.
in the Wayne Area; the bird was present for a week with Canadas.
Birds at Sandy Hook over the weekend included a CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW Oct. 10 and 11, on the asphalt path at Bayberry Beach
parking lot leading to Plum Island; 2 NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED
SPARROWS Oct. 10 at Plum Island; two other CLAY-COLORS Oct. 9 and
11, one at Area G and another at the north end; ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLERS were seen near the Garden and at Area G Oct. 11 and 12 and
at Area E Oct 11; a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen Oct. 9, along
with RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and numbers of GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS.
Thompson Park Oct. 13 had DICKCISSEL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW,
BOBOLINK and NASHVILLE WARBLER this week, and Dorbrook Park in
Colts Neck Oct. 12 had CLAY-COLORED, LINCOLN'S and WHITE-CROWNED
sparrows. Inland reports of interest in central Jersey included
a PEREGRINE over Princeton Oct 7; ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at
Hopewell Oct 10; WILSON'S WARBLER at Mercer Co. Park West; and
large flocks of SNOW GEESE at Mercer Co. Park West, at
Plainsboro and in West Windsor.
Elsewhere, an early ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was at Sunrise Oct 11 along
with 2 BALD EAGLES, lots of ACCIPITERS, 2 BLACK VULTURES and a
GREAT HORNED OWL chased by crows. A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Lake
Musconetcong Oct 10, as well as the usual waterfowl and 60
PIED-BILLED GREBES. Chimney Rock hawk lookout to date has had 80
BALD EAGLES, 63 PEREGRINES and 265 MERLINS.
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Note: A form for reports to the Records Committee is in RECORDS
OF NEW JERSEY BIRDS, Fall 1996. The Review List is included in
the state list published in RECORDS in Winter 1996-97.
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