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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/28/1998
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 Shongum Lake.

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 is at http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/rlist.html

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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