Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/20/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 20 1993 at noon with reports of AVOCET, BOTH GODWITS, ROSS'S GOOSE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, PINE GROSBEAK, EVENING GROSBEAK, RAVEN, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, BALD EAGLE, local sparrow and waterfowl reports, and other seasonal reports. On Oct. 16 and 17 at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR, there were 2 MARBLED GODWITS, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, an AVOCET, as well as an adult ROSS'S GOOSE, all in the east pool. On Oct. 17 the high tide put sparrows up on the dikes, including Sharp-tailed, Lincoln's, Savannah, Swamp and others. Also there were Meadowlark, Snipe, and Pipits. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was also there during the week. A flock of 40 EVENING GROSBEAKS was at Sandy Hook Oct. 15 at the Boy Scout camp, and in the flock was one PINE GROSBEAK, possibly a new bird for the Hook. These birds were not seen the following 2 or 3 days. Birds at Yard's Creek Power Station this week included 2 RAVENS, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at the picnic area, and 3 BALD EAGLES at the lower reservoir. Twenty-five EVENING GROSBEAKS were at Lafayette, Sussex Co., Oct 15. A belated report was received of a PARASITIC JAEGER at the Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station Oct. 12. At Overpeck Park in Bergen Co. this week, there were LINCOLN'S, SHARP-TAILED, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, SNIPE, AM. BITTERN, MEADOWLARK, and COOPER'S HAWK. PINE SISKINS were seen Oct. 18 - 19 in Morganville, Monmouth Co. and also 3 days this week at the Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuaries in Bernardsville. Wolf Lake in Andover, Sussex Co., on Oct. 14-15 had over 180 RING-NECKED DUCKS, as well as CANVASBACK, WIGEON, WOOD DUCK, and PIED BILLED GREBE. Lake Musconnetcong Oct. 15 had LESSER SCAUP, COOT, PIED-BILLED GREBE, GADWALL and WIGEON. South Amboy Oct.16 had Swainson' Thrushes and other regular fall migrants in the groves on the fill. Nurko Rd. at Assunpink Oct.18 had WHITE-CROWNED, LINCOLN'S, SAVANNAH, SWAMP and other sparrows as well as Barn Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Kinglets and a variety of hawks. 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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