Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/21/1991
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1992, at 5:30 pm, with reports of ANHINGA, COMMON EIDER, RAVEN, CLAY-COLORED and other sparrows, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, seasonal arrivals, and local reports of interest. An ANHINGA was over Palmyra Oct. 17, seen by three observers. Also at Palmyra this week, ten species of sparrows including CLAY-COLOR on the 15th, GRASSHOPPER on the 17th and also CONNECTICUT WARBLER on the 16th. Also there were LESSER BLACK-BACKED and BONAPARTE'S GULLS, WINTER WREN, SAPSUCKER, both KINGLETS, and HERMIT THRUSH. At Gordon Rd., New Sharon, there were 40 Pipits on Oct. 20. At Sandy Hook Oct. 21 an immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at the campground, near parking area L; a COMMON EIDER was off parking area C, along with ROYAL and CASPIAN TERNS; and PEREGRINE was also seen. RAVENS are being seen and/or heard off Raccoon Ridge several times weekly. At Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park Oct. 19, ten species of sparrows were present including CLAY-COLORED, GRASSHOPPER, WHITE-CROWNED, SHARP-TAILED, and six VESPER SPARROWS. At the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst Oct. 18 there were large numbers of YELLOWLEGS, RUDDY DUCKS, a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, COOT, and SAVANNAH and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS on the dike. At South Amboy Oct. 21 were RED KNOT, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SANDERLING, and DUNLIN. At Lyons on Oct. 18 at the end of Pleasant Valley Way there were 5 PIPITS, 12 MEADOWLARKS, SHARP-SHINNED and COOPER'S HAWKS, and many sparrows of about 8 species. 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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