Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/19/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994 at noon with reports of SANDHILL CRANE, AVOCET, LECONTE'S SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, SEDGE WREN, VESPER SPARROW, seasonal flights and local reports of interest. A SANDHILL CRANE was at Compromise Road, Salem County, Oct. 13. The AVOCET was still in the Kingsland Impoundment at the Hackensack Meadows in the back near the Turnpike, on Oct. 15-16, also there two LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. A LECONTE'S SPARROW, 3 SEDGE WRENS, and a VESPER SPARROW were at the Warren Twp. Green Acres site in Somerset County on Mountain Ave., as of Oct. 16. Reach it from Interstate 78, exit at King George's Road which is the next one east of the Lyons/VA Hospital exit; go south on King George's Rd. to the first left turn, on Mountain Ave. Look for Wagner's Dairy Farm on the left then go 3 more houses; turn left into an unmarked blacktopped driveway. Park at the end near the Do Not Enter sign. Walk the mowed path, turning left where choices exist. After a small concrete bridge look for the wrens and the Leconte's in the field with tall weeds. The VESPER is further along the trail, under the high tension lines. Sandy Hook Oct. 15 had LARK SPARROW and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the lawn north of the Garden; the LARK SPARROW was still there Oct. 16. Also at the Hook Oct. 18 were HORNED GREBE, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, GOLDEN EAGLE, and AMERICAN BITTERN. At Overpeck Park Oct. 15 were VESPER SPARROW and BLUE GROSBEAK. Also on Oct. 15, Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp had RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, WOODCOCK, and BARRED OWL. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was at Hoffman-Laroche Nutley campus on Oct. 13. Wolf Lake in Andover, Sussex County, this week had 150 RING-NECKED DUCKS and two BLACK VULTURES. Two PARAKEETS (SP?) were at Southard Park in Basking Ridge this week. The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

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