This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Oct 21 with reports
LECONTE'S SPARROW, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, SEDGE WREN, VESPER SPARROW,
EURASIAN WIGEON, and seasonal and local reports.
On Oct. 17, a LE CONTE'S SPARROW was discovered at Thompson Park
in the hedge near the pond. It was still there Oct. 18 in the
same spot. On Oct. 20, an adult HENSLOW'S SPARROW was in the
same spot. Reach the area from GS Pkwy exit 109 via Rte. 520.
At Christian Brothers Academy, drive in the dirt road opposite,
and take it to the pond. Look for the birds in the beginning of
A LECONTE'S SPARROW also appeared at Sandy Hook and was
photographed Oct. 18, behind the new NOAA building beyond the
Nike missile. Just past the NOAA building, turn right into the
dirt no- name road maked 10 mph. Follow it around to the right;
oark near a mound with ragweed and mugwort. The bird was just
south of that mound. Also at Sandy Hook this week: two
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS at the rusty barn Oct. 15; VESPER
SPARROW at the North Beach parking lot(area K) Oct 18; and
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER Oct. 19 in Area E; AM. BITTERN at
Spermaceti Oct 17; Sora, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, CLIFF SWALLOW and
DICKCISSEL at North Pond Oct 18.
At the Warren Green Acres site Oct 15, there was a SEDGE WREN at
the powerline near the second pond. Also there Oct 19 were
NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER. Reach it via Rte 78, Exit 36; make a left off King
George Rd on Mountain Av; go past the silo and go left in the
third driveway to a parking lot.
VESPER SPARROWS were reported on Burnt Hill Road in Skillman and
on the Delaware Bayshore. EURASIAN WIGEON continues on Lake
Musconetcong. The PURPLE GALLINULE was still at Brig as of Oct
15 at least. Hawk Lookout BROADWINGED HAWK totals for the season
are: Wildcat-12,657; Picatinny-10,352; Chimney Rock-9,175.
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK totals as of this week are: Wildcat-1,742;
Picatinny-1,497; Chimney Rock-3,397. Chimney Rock this week had
GOSHAWK, FOX SPARROW, PURPLE FINCH and daily RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS, as well as 7 PEREGRINES.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in
NJ. To report please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Good
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A form for reports to the NJ Records Committee is in
RECORDS OF NEW JERSEY BIRDS, Fall 1996 and also at
The Review List is included in
the state list published in RECORDS in Winter 1996-97.
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