Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/6/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 6 1993 at noon with reports of GRAY KINGBIRD, EARED GREBE, AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT, PURPLE GALLINULE, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, BROWN PELICAN, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, LARK SPARROW, PARASITIC & POMARINE JAEGERS, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, LINCOLN'S & CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, other warblers, eagles, RAVEN, and seasonal and local reports. The GRAY KINGBIRD, seen Sept. 29 in S. Cape May Meadows, resurfaced on Oct 3 around 3 PM on the central path in the Meadows, near the parking lot. It was seen by 10 or 11 people until it flew a few minutes later toward Cape May City, where it was seen a few minutes later at the corner of Jackson and Beach. As of tape time it was not reported again. An EARED GREBE was at the extreme east end of Bunker Pond on Oct. 1-2; it was seen departing at 7:10 AM on OCt. 3 for parts unknown. Two AVOCETS were on Ocean Drive in Cape May between the "Breezy Lee" and Hinch's Marina on Sunday evening, Oct. 3. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen occasionally around Stone Harbor Point and Jarvis Sound in the Cape May area on Oct. 1-3. A LARK SPARROW was at Cape May Point State Park at the Lighthouse Oct. 3. A dead imm. PURPLE GALLINULE was picked up Sept. 30 in Cape May, and an adult PURPLE GALLINULE was seen at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR near the gull pond tower. Also at Brig Sept. 30, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & HUDSONIAN GODWIT. A huge WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Squibb Pond in Lawrenceville, Rt. 206, appears to be a barnyard bird. BROWN PELICANS were reported as follows this week: 14 at Barnegat Light Sept. 30; 15 at Island Beach Oct. 4; 7 at Stone Harbor Oct. 3. PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen from the beach at the South Cape May Meadows and Stone Harbor Point during the period Oct. 1-3. A POMARINE JAEGER was at the sea watch at Avalon, at Seventh St., on Oct. 2. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Overpeck Park on the entrance road on Oct. 3; also there, PEREGRINE, SNIPE, & WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. From Rt. 46, exit at Challenger Blvd., follow the signs for the theaters, turn left and proceed to the park. LINCOLN'S SPARROWS were at Lyons at the end of Spring Valley Way Oct. 3. AM. PIPITS were in the fields north of Mercer Co. Park in West Windsor Oct. 3. Palmyra, in the period Oct. 2-5, had ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, & RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. Higbee Beach Oct. 3 had GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and PHILADELPHIA VIREO. Raccoon Ridge on Oct. 5 had 6 BALD EAGLES & 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, a pair of RAVENS, one BLACK VULTURE, one GOSHAWK, and 6 RED-SHOULDERS. At Middle Valley on Rt. 513, two BALD EAGLES were feeding on a carcass. Widely-reported migrants this week were Sharp-shins, Merlins, Peregrines, Kestrel, Black and Surf Scoter, Palm Warbler, Chimney Swift, Pied-billed Grebe, and Kinglets. 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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