Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/15/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed, Oct 15, with reports of ROSS'S and WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, FRANKLIN'S GULL, SWAINSON'S HAWK, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and seasonal and local reports.

There were no further sightings of the ANI or the GRAY KINGBIRD at Sandy Hook following the days they were found. At Brig, WHITE- FRONTED and ROSS'S GEESE were both reported this week, along with HUDSONIAN GODWIT, SORA, WESTERN WILLET, and a GANNET! feeding in the west pool Oct 13!

A FRANKLIN'S GULL was reported in the Hackensack Meadows Env. Center area Oct 11. At Overpeck during the week, VESPER and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS were seen, as well as RUSTY BLACKBIRD and AM. PIPIT. Chimney Rock on Oct. 10 had a GOLDEN EAGLE, and 6 PEREGRINES. The Warren Green Acres site had RUSTY BLACKBIRD Oct.10.

Sandy Hook had a big flight Sat Oct 11 with hundreds of MYRTLES, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, PHOEBES, and numbers of CREEPERS, SAPSUCKERS, WHITE-CROWNS, and other seasonal migrants, as well as VESPER SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW, lingering WARBLERS, and at North Pond, AM. BITTERN, 3-4 SORAS, 1 VIRGINIA RAIL, COM. MOORHEN and other regular waterbirds.

Palmyra had NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW Oct 11-12; Point Airy Road in Salem Co. had LAPLAND LONGSPUR Oct 12; and a SWAINSON'S HAWK was at Cherry Hill Oct 7.

A conservation note: NJAS is in court with Am. Littoral Society and National Audubon to stay the horseshoe crab harvest and the Fisheries Council veto of the proposed new regulations. Stay tuned.

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