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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/16/1996
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 VIREO.

No further reports were received of WESTERN TANAGER or SABINE'S GULL from last week.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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