This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday Oct. 2 with reports
of WHITE IBIS, MARBLED and HUDSONIAN GODWITS, LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, BROWN PELICAN, PARASITIC JAEGER, RED
PHALAROPE, DICKCISSEL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, CONNECTICUT WARBLER,
LARK SPARROW, and seasonal and local reports.
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was seen from the hawk platform in Cape May
Point State Park Oct. 1. The bird was viewed in a scope while it
was perched and was also seen in flight. A good landbird flight
occurred at Higbee Sept. 30.
At Brig this week, an adult WHITE IBIS was present from Sept. 26
to Sept. 30 in the northeast corner; it was not reported Oct.
1. From 1 to 5 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were reported at Brig in the
same period, with 2 on the east dike Oct. 1. A LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported there Sept. 27. Another LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Stone Harbor Point Sept. 28 along with
BROWN PELICAN and numerous CASPIAN and ROYAL TERNS.
In the Cape May area, 2 MARBLED GODWITS were seen from the first
toll bridge on Ocean Drive Sept. 27 and one was seen Sept. 28
off the intracoastal waterway boat trip in West Wildwood in the
same general area. A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from the
mini-pelagic boat trip Sept. 27 along with a RED PHALAROPE.
PARASITIC JAEGER was also seen Sept. 28 off the Cape May Point
Birds seen at Sandy Hook Sept. 26 to 28 included DICKCISSEL,
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, SAPSUCKER, WINTER WREN,
BALD EAGLE, and a LARK SPARROW near the garden Sept. 28. At
Tatum Park, also Monmouth County, there was a GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER Oct. 1. In Tewksbury, Hunterdon Co., between Sept. 29
and Oct. 1, WINTER WREN, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, & BALD EAGLE were
seen. BALD EAGLES were widely reported this week both north and
south in the state.
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