This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed, Oct 22 with reports of
VIOLET GREEN SWALLOW, HUDSONIAN GODWITS, MARBLED GODWITS, EVENING GROSBEAK, PINE
SISKIN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, EURASIAN WIGEON, and seasonal and
A VIOLET GREEN SWALLOW was seen at the Cape May Hawkwatch/Bunker
Pond area Oct 17, and again Oct 19 over the South Cape May
Meadow, the second such occurrence in recent years. POMARINE and
PARASITIC JAEGERS were reported off Cape May Point State Park Oct
About 12 MARBLED and 4 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were at Brigantine
Island Oct 18, in the same area where they have been in recent
autumns and winters.
In the strong easterly winds Oct 19, a large GANNET flight occurred
very close to shore along Sandy Hook and in Raritan Bay.
A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Shadow Lake, Stevenson Park in Lincroft
(Monmouth County) Oct 16. Another has been seen in Cape May
between Lily Lake and Bunker Pond.
EVENING GROSBEAK was a flyby over Scherman Hoffman Oct 21. Six
more EVENING GROSBEAKS and a flock of PINE SISKINS were over Tewksbury
this week also, and EVENING GROSBEAKS were also over Sparta this
week as well.
An imm. BALD EAGLE was on Oradell Res. Oct 17.
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, up to five birds, continue on Pleasant
Plains Road in the dead trees near the closed bridge and in the
heronry. Another was at Tewksbury this week.
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