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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/9/1996
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Oct. 9 at noon with reports of SABINE'S GULL, N. WHEATEAR, WESTERN TANAGER, GOLDEN EAGLE, EURASIAN WIGEON, LARK SPARROW, LINCOLN'S and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED and CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, and local reports.

A SABINE'S GULL, either adult or 2nd winter, was reported in Overpeck Creek at about 9 a.m. today, Oct. 9, by two observers who saw it twice in a half-hour period. It was last seen heading south toward Rte. 46 and the Hackensack River, and could wind up in the Meadowlands if it stays the course.

A N. WHEATEAR was present at Cape May Pt. State Park Saturday Oct. 5, seen by many, but not there Sunday. A female WESTERN TANAGER was reported Sunday Oct. 6 at Sandy Hook along the paved road north of the Brookdale Barn and maintenance area, where it was also seen several days earlier. Also seen at Sandy Hook this week: a LARK SPARROW near the garden and officers quarters Oct. 4; a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW in the field at area K Oct. 6; and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in the garden, also Oct. 6. Two GOLDEN EAGLES were over Chimney Rock Fri., Oct. 4. A LARK SPARROW was at Overpeck Park Oct. 6 at the road entrance at 8:30 a.m. Not seen thereafter.

An EURASIAN WIGEON was in Cape May Oct. 6 and another was at Mannington Marsh also Oct. 6. On Oct. 4, Palmyra had 11 species of warblers including a CONNECTICUT and 3 ORANGE-CROWNED. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was at Scherman-Hoffman Oct. 5. An unusual report was that of a COMMON BOBWHITE on the campus of Drew University in Madison, behind Brothers College.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by the New Jersey Audubon Society, the report changes Wednesday. To report birds, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. After- hours reports can be left on the Voice-mail at Extension 18. Good birding and thanks for surfing/calling.

 
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