Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/28/1999
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wed Oct 28 with reports of Review List SAY'S PHOEBE, and RED-NECKED GREBE, N. SHRIKE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, WESTERN KINGBIRD, DICKCISSELS, EAGLES, EURASIAN WIGEON, DICKCISSELS, and local reports.

The SAY'S PHOEBE found Oct 25 on Kimball's Beach Road off Rte. 47 at the Cape May NWR south of CMBO has been seen daily since, at least thru Wed Oct 27, in the field behind HQ. Walk thru the hedge at HQ and scan the low bushtops for the bird. A DICKCISSEL was at the CMBO(Goshen) feeder Oct 26-27, and BALD and GOLDEN EAGLES were seen at the Point.

Merrill Creek Reservoir this week had all three grebes, BALD EAGLES, RAVEN, PEREGRINE, 195 RUDDY DUCKS and 20 COMMON LOONS.

At Brig Oct 25, there were three LAPLAND LONGSPURS on the North Dike and a N. SHRIKE in the field by the owl box.

Cold Brook Park in Oldwick off 517 had lots of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS this week along with 6 VESPER SPARROWS and 125 AMERICAN PIPITS.

BALD EAGLES this week were reported in the Delaware River at Trenton, at Manasquan Reservoir, and 3 at Lake Musconetcong, where the EURASIAN WIGEON was back again on Oct 26.

Sandy Hook had a singing CAROLINA CHICKADEE Oct 22, and WESTERN KINGBIRD and SNOW BUNTING Oct 25. DICKCISSEL and ROYAL TERN were both there this week as well.

Sunrise Mt. Oct 25-25 had 5 GOLDEN EAGLES, and 8 GOSHAWK and 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on the 25th.

PINE SISKINS are heavy from north to south, with increasing feeder reports, and flocks up to 25. PURPLE FINCHES were increasing in North Jersey, with some reports of flocks up to 25. FOX SPARROW arrived at Scherman-Hoffman Oct 23.

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