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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/2/1996
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 State Park.

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.

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. URL: http://www.njaudubon.org 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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