This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wed., Oct. 16 with
reports of CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, GOLDEN EAGLE, RAVEN, ORANGE-
CROWNED WARBLER, seasonal flights and local reports of interest.
On Raccoon Ridge Oct. 15, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES, 3 RAVENS and a Black
Bear were seen. At Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck, CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW and LINCOLN'S SPARROW were seen Oct. 14 in the garden
near the steel barn. At Sandy Hook, there was a good flight Oct.
12, with large numbers of KINGLETS, PHOEBES, SOLITARY VIREO,
HERMIT THRUSH, WHITE-THROATED and SWAMP SPARROWS, 8 WINTER WRENS,
some WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 3 LINCOLN'S and one GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW, a SAPSUCKER, a few lingering warbler species, early
GREATER SCAUP and HORNED GREBE, and a CATTLE EGRET.
At Palmyra Oct. 12 and 13, there were 17 warblers, including
ORANGE-CROWNED, NASHVILLE WARBLER and WILSON'S WARBLER; also RUDDY DUCK, MERLIN,
SAPSUCKER, SOLITARY VIREO, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW. The Warren
Green Acres site in Somerset County on Oct. 14 had BLUEBIRD,
LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 6 hawk
species, and large numbers of SWAMP and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS.
Species widely reported moving this week included CHIPPING
SPARROW, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, WHITE-CROWNED and SWAMP SPARROWS, PHOEBE,
PALM WARBLERS and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, HERMIT THRUSH and SOLITARY
No further reports were received of WESTERN TANAGER or SABINE'S
GULL from last week.
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