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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/21/1998
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 the hedgerow.

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 birding and thanks for calling/surfing

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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 http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/form.html The Review List is included in the state list published in RECORDS in Winter 1996-97.

THE VOICE OF NJ AUDUBON is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesday. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. After hours calls can be routed to the voice-mail box at ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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