This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday, October 2, 2008 with reports of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER,
AMERICAN AVOCET, WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, RUFF,
WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RED PHALAROPE, CASPIAN TERN, YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER, WESTERN KINGBIRD, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, COMMON RAVEN,
CONNECTICUT WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, SUMMER
TANAGER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, NELSON'S SHARP-
TAILED SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
and seasonal and local reports of interest.
Sandy Hook featured 15 species of warblers on Sept. 29 and 30. Six
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS were present there Sept. 30 as well as three
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, three PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, SUMMER TANAGER, a
DICKCISSEL, four LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and two YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS. A
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was discovered below the observation deck at the
north end of the Hook Oct. 1, while 3+ NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS
were in the field west of the K-lot and a DICKCISSEL was a fly-over
near Battery Potter by the Garden Oct. 2.
A juvenile RED PHALAROPE was reported on Lake Assunpink Sept. 28.
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR on Sept. 28 hosted five AMERICAN AVOCETS,
100+ WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and a few WESTERN SANDPIPERS, a WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, nine CASPIAN TERNS, a NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW and two
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS. A RUFF was discovered at the refuge Sept.
29 near grid C-11. A NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW was noted at the
end of Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, Sept. 28.
Palmyra Cove Sept. 30 was home to a CONNECTICUT WARBLER and a MOURNING
WARBLER as well as a PHILADELPHIA VIREO. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was
discovered along the Meadow Trail of the Stone Harbor Sanctuary, Oct. 1.
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were discovered at
Great Piece Meadow in Fairfield Oct. 1. Another CONNECTICUT WARBLER
was noted along Parson Road in Hampton Township Sept. 30, while a pair
of COMMON RAVENS were tallied at Sunrise Mountain in Stokes Forest
Sept. 29 and 30.
An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was photographed at the DeKorte Park in the
NJ Meadowlands in Lyndhurst Sept. 25.
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