This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Oct 28 with reports of
LECONTE'S SPARROW, RED CROSSBILL, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE,
NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD,
SHORT-EARED OWL, DICKCISSELS, SNOW BUNTING, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, seasonal and local reports.
The LE CONTE'S SPARROW at Sandy Hook behind the NOAA lab Building
next to area G was last seen on Fri Oct 23 a.m. just south of
the white trailer. Other birds at Sandy Hook this week included
50 ROYAL TERNS at Spermaceti, 2 NELSON'S SHARPTAILS at Spermaceti
and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Gunnison (Lot G) Oct. 25; also at the
Hook Oct 26: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER in Lot E, 50 COMMON TERNS, a
late GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, and WINTER WRENS at the rusty barn
and the locust grove.
At Thompson Park, the LE CONTE'S SPARROW was last seen Oct. 22,
and three DICKCISSELS were present in the same hedge Oct. 22-24.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was reported at Colonial Park in
Somerset Oct 25. A SHORT-EARED OWL was over Tewksbury Oct 23,
and another was at South Amboy Oct 26; also at South Amboy, 4
RED-THROATED LOON, WINTER WREN and SNOW BUNTING. Brigantine NWR
had 4 BALD EAGLES and 10 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Oct 24. Tuckerton
had 3 NELSON'S and 15 SALT-MARSH SHARPTAILS, also Oct 24.
On Oct 24, 3 BALD EAGLES, 10 PIPITS, 15 RED CROSSBILLS and only
about 6 COMMON LOONS were at Round Valley Reservoir. At Spruce
Run Reservoir, a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was near the Mulhockaway
Oct 23, and on Oct 24, there were 150 AMERICAN PIPITS at Van
Syckel and Rte 31, and a SNOW BUNTING at the Boat Launch. On Oct
23 at Weequahic Park in Newark, there were 100 RUDDY DUCKS and an
assortment of RING-NECKED DUCKS, PIED-BILLED GREBES, SHOVELERS,
COOTS and WOOD DUCKS. On Oct 22, there were 60 RUDDIES on
As of Oct 26 at Scotts Mountain, hawks total 18,000, with 203
BALD EAGLES, 16 GOSHAWKS, 14,000 BROADWINGS, 11 GOLDEN EAGLES, 43
MERLIN and 13 PEREGRINES. This week at Scotts, SISKIN,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and SNOW BUNTING were daily.
+ Note: A form for reports to the NJ Records Committee is at
http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/form.html and the Review List
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