This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1995, at
noon, with reports of LECONTE'S SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW,
LARK SPARROW, SEDGE WREN, seasonal and local reports of interest;
and, a conservation reminder to ring the White House and ask
President Clinton to VETO the House Interior Appropriations Bill
-- it cuts the Endangered Species Act appropriations by 38% and
cuts habitat funding. Call at the Comment Line, (202) 456-1111
or fax (202) 456-2883. Many thanks.
At Overpeck Park this week there were LECONTE'S SPARROW,
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, & GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, all
seen on or next to the road. Also there this week were
SHARP-TAILED SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
AMERICAN BITTERN, MERLIN, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, RUSTY BLACKBIRD,
AMERICAN PIPIT, & PURPLE FINCH. There was a big flight of MYRTLE
WARBLERS and on one day a major irruption of parids, a combined
flyover total of 469 BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE and TUFTED TITMOUSE.
At Sandy Hook Oct. 14, a SEDGE WREN was seen in the garden early
in the morning and at mid-afternoon; and a LARK SPARROW was in
the sandy hollow at parking area E all day. WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW, BROWN CREEPER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER, ROYAL TERN, SHARP-TAILED SPARROW, & SURF SCOTER were
among the other species at the Hook this weekend.
At the Tourne Park sparrow fields in Denville Oct. 13, birds
included WINTER WREN, PALM WARBLER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, VESPER
SPARROW, SOLITARY VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, MERLIN,
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, and AMERICAN PIPIT. At the Denville
Gardens Oct. 16 were CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, SOLITARY VIREO,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PINE WARBLER & WINTER WREN.
Birds at the Hackensack Meadowlands in Lyndhurst this week
included PEREGRINE, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, both yellowlegs,
PURPLE FINCH and a very heavy flight of MYRTLE WARBLERS.
On Oct. 15 at Sunrise Mountain hawkwatch, 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS & 21
MERLINS were recorded.
At Lyons in Bernards Twp. Oct. 16, there were lots of
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, SAVANNAH SPARROWS, SWAMP SPARROWS, PURPLE
FINCH, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PALM WARBLER, COM. YELLOWTHROAT and a
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