Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/31/2000
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tue Oct 31 with reports of Review List WOOD STORK and BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, and other reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, POMARINE JAEGER, EAGLES, BAIRD'S and other sandpipers, NELSON'S SHARP-TAILS, RED-NECKED GREBE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR and seasonal and local reports.

A WOOD STORK was in the air over Avalon Mon Oct 30, not seen again as of this report on Tue. A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was on Yards Creek Reservoir, Warren Co., Oct 28-29; reach it from 80 via 94 north and left at the Yards Creek Pump Station sign.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was in a flock of Canadas Oct 30 in Oldwick on Homestead Road, just north of Cold Brook Preserve off Rte 517. A RED-NECKED GREBE was on Merrill Creek Reservoir Oct 25.

At least three GOLDEN EAGLES and a number of BALD EAGLES were seen in and around Cape May over the Audubon weekend Oct 27-29; a black POMARINE JAEGER was seen in four places around Cape May Oct 27-28, often sitting on the beach. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at South Cape May Oct 28-29.

At Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR, a remarkably late BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was present Oct 27-29 along with WHITE-RUMPED and WESTERN SANDPIPERS; on Oct 27 a VIRGINIA RAIL was singing at the Gull Pond Tower! On the North Dike West Pool Oct 29 were AM. GOLDEN PLOVER and LAPLAND LONGSPUR. Other migrants at Brig included AMERICAN PIPITS, SAVANNAH SPARROWS, MEADOWLARKS and lots of PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, GADWALL and SHOVELER.

At Tuckerton on Great Bay Blvd Oct 27, there were 10 NELSON's and two SALT MARSH SHARP-TAILS.

A few PURPLE FINCHES and PINE SISKINS were reported this week in various locations but no big numbers.

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