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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/6/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1992, at 2:00 pm, with reports of WESTERN TANAGER, LECONTE'S SPARROW, WHITE IBIS, WESTERN KINGBIRD, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, ROSS' GOOSE, seasonal reports, and an announcement of a pelagic trip Oct. 23, after the reports. A male WESTERN TANAGER with a red face was in a flock of Robins, Oct. 2, on Pleasant Valley Way in Bernards Township. It was not found on Oct. 4. Other birds present, however, on Oct. 4, included an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, VESPER SPARROW, 8 - 10 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, WHITE-CROWNS & other sparrows, assorted warblers and vireos, tanagers, and kinglets. From Rt. I-78, take Rt. 525 north, go right (east) on Rt. 512, take the first right on Pleasant Valley Way to the end at the barrier. Park and walk in the road along the brushy fields. A LECONTE'S SPARROW was found at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park Oct. 6, same location as last year, down near the Phragmites on the left, the field with the tires. As Yogi would have it, deja vu all over again. Also there among the hundreds of sparrows, VESPER SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNS, WATER PIPITS, SORA, MEADOWLARK, and a local COOPER'S HAWK. Reach the area from Rt. 46; take the exit for Challenger Blvd., follow the signs for the theatres, go left on Challenger past the theatres to the end, park, and walk the fields. In Stone Harbor Oct. 2, 3 adult WHITE IBIS were seen flying east over the parkway. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was on New Enlgand Rd. in West Cape May on Oct. 2. BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was on the beach off S. Cape May Oct. 2, 3, and 4, very photographable. The Somerset Cty. Environmental Education Ctr. in Basking Ridge had Lincoln's and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS Oct. 1. TURKEYS were being reported Oct. 6 on Split Rock Rd. in Boonton Township. At Brigantine NWR Oct. 2 - 4, about 8000 SNOW GEESE were present; other birds seen were WESTERN KINGBIRD and ROSS' GOOSE. A ROSS' GOOSE was also reported from the Cape May Hawk Watch on Oct. 4. DICKCISSELS were reported at Higbee's Beach and Stone Harbor Point on Oct. 4. A Pelagic trip will go out on Oct. 23, Friday, from Belmar Marina; 7 AM to 4 PM; on a 70 foot boat; to about 40 miles; price, $50. Mail the check to Somerset County Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge NJ 07920. For information call: (908) 766-2489. 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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