This is the voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wed. Oct 20 with reports of
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, VESPER SPARROW, NELSON'S
SHARP TAILED SPARROW, MARBLED GODWIT, RED-NECKED GREBE, raven, seasonal
arrivals and local reports of interest.
A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at Rosedale Park near Pennington on the Lake
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue on Pleasant Plains Road in Great Swamp.
Sandy Hook Oct. 16-18 had RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on the pole in area K;
Nelson's sharptails at the end of Plum Island; VESPER SPARROW at North
Beach Pavilion; rough-leg briefly on Plum Island.
BALD EAGLES were reported at Manasquan Reservoir and also in Jackson Twp.
On Rte. 527
Tuckerton Oct 18 had NELSON'S SHARPTAILED SPARROWS, SEDGE WREN, AMERICAN BITTERN
and RED-THROATED LOON.
Brig. Oct 18 had lots of YELLOWLEGS and DUNLIN, a few DOWITCHERS, numbers
of WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and 4 MARBLED GODWITS.
Merrill Creek Reservoir Oct 19 had RED-NECKED GREBE, BONAPARTE'S GULL,
RAVEN, PEREGRINE and COMMON LOON. The Peregrine was observed capturing and
eating an Oldsquaw!
Overpeck Oct 19 had 28 pipits and 6 E. MEADOWLARKS on the ballfield.
PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES were widely reported this week.
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