This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday, October 14, 2004, with reports of AMERICAN BITTERN, SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, WESTERN KINGBIRD,
COMMON RAVEN, CLIFF SWALLOW, AMERICAN PIPIT, CONNECTICUT WARBLER,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW, NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PINE SISKIN and seasonal
and local reports of interest.
Short distance migrants are the best show in town at this season with
Sandy Hook and Cold Brook Preserve the major hotspots. Sandy Hook
hosted a CLIFF SWALLOW Oct. 9, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and NELSON'S
SHARP-TAILED SPARROW, two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and a WESTERN
KINGBIRD, Oct. 10, DICKCISSEL Oct. 10-11, two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Oct. 11,
AMERICAN PIPIT and FOX SPARROW Oct. 11 & 13, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, Oct. 12, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, VESPER SPARROW and
PINE SISKIN Oct. 13 and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS all week.
Cold Brook Preserve off Old Turnpike Road in Tewkesbury featured as
many as four DICKCISSELS and several LINCOLN'S SPARROWS all week, a
possible HENSLOW'S SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT Oct.
9, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER and PINE SISKIN Oct. 11.
Warren Green Acres registered VESPER SPARROW and NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED
SPARROW Oct. 7 and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, several LINCOLN'S SPARROWS,
SOLITARY SANDPIPER and AMERICAN BITTERN Oct. 9. Liberty State Park
Oct. 9 featured two LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. A
CONNECTICUT WARBLER and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW were discovered at Palmyra
Oct. 10, while Overpeck Creek was home to LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and FOX
SPARROWS and AMERICAN PIPIT Oct. 11. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW also visited
Washington Crossing State Park Oct. 9.
Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Pleasant Plains Road in the
Great Swamp NWR and a pair of COMMON RAVENS have been present all fall
at the state-line hawkwatch in Alpine.
Species on the move this week include YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, EASTERN
PHOEBE, BLUE JAY, TREE SWALLOW, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, WINTER WREN,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER,
PINE WARBLER and PALM WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, SONG
SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report
birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species
goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ
08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks
for calling, surfing, and reporting.