Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/27/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 27 1993 at noon with reports of SPOTTED REDSHANK, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, both GODWITS, BARNACLE GOOSE, WESTERN KINGBIRD, MANX SHEARWATER, COMMON EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, EVENING GROSBEAK, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and seasonal and local reports. A SPOTTED REDSHANK was seen and photographed at Brigantine (Forsythe) National Wildlife Refuge Oct. 22, 23 and 24 on the south dike. There were no reports to the tape since the 24th but the bird may still be there. Also at the refuge during the same period were HUDSONIAN and MARBLED GODWITS, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and WESTERN KINGBIRD. Six BARNACLE GEESE were reported Oct. 23 in Moorestown on Rt. 38 at Strawbridge Lake, and Oct. 26 at Johnson Park near Highland Park near New Brunswick. Origin is unknown; there has been an escaped flock of six Barnacles in the Northeast recently. A MANX SHEARWATER and 2 COMMON EIDERS were at Manasquan Inlet Oct. 27. A HARLEQUIN DUCK was at Barnegat Inlet on the Island Beach side Oct. 23. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Sandy Hook Oct. 23, and large numbers of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were there Oct. 24-25. Raccoon Ridge on Oct. 23 had GOSHAWK and MERLIN and over 300 EVENING GROSBEAKS, as well as PINE SISKINS. Chimney Rock from Oct. 22 through 25 recorded 4 GOLDEN EAGLES, 40 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 200 EVENING GROSBEAKS, one RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and 2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was also seen at the Woodland Road trailhead in Great Swamp on Oct. 24. At Hopewell Oct. 24 there were 30 EVENING GROSBEAKS and 2 PINE SISKINS; SISKINS were also reported this week from Sandy Hook, Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, and Bernardsville. There were a few scattered reports of EVENING GROSBEAKS and SISKINS briefly at feeders during the week. Robins, Snow Geese, Hermit Thrushes, and Kinglets were widely reported in numbers. Lake Parsippany this week had Oldsquaw, Shoveler, Lesser Scaup, Snow Goose, Ringnecks, Ruddy Duck, Coot and Pied-Billed Grebe. A RUDDY SHELDUCK on a pond on the Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne is undoubtedly an escape. 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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