Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/27/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, Oct. 27, 1994 at 9 AM with reports of LECONTE'S SPARROW, SEDGE WREN, DICKCISSEL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SHORT-EARED OWL, and seasonal and local reports of interest. A LECONTE'S SPARROW, and 2 [OR 3] SEDGE WRENS, continued Oct. 22 at the Warren Twp. Green Acres site in Somerset County on Mountain Ave. Reach it from Interstate 78, exit at [Exit 36] King George's Road which is the next one east of the Lyons/VA Hospital exit; go south on King George's Rd. to the first left turn, on Mountain Ave. Look for Wagner's Dairy Farm on the left then go 3 more houses; turn left into an unmarked blacktopped driveway. Park at the end near the Do Not Enter sign. Walk the mowed path, turning left where choices exist. After a small concrete bridge look for the wrens and the Leconte's in the field with tall weeds. DICKCISSEL and SHORT-EARED OWL were at Sandy Hook Oct. 22. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was at Motts Creek [near Brigantine] Oct. 18. A second-year BALD EAGLE has been seen at Forsythe [Brigantine] Refuge this week. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen over the Hunt at Far Hills on Oct. 22. On Oct. 23 in the rain there was a big fallout of waterfowl at Swartswood Lake, in Sussex County, including: 500 MALLARDS, 200 RUDDY DUCKS, 100 HOODED MERGANSERS, 12 SNOW GEESE, 7 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 4 BLACK SCOTER, 2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, 150 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and also 40 GREATER YELLOWLEGS & 63 PIED-BILLED GREBES. 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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