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
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
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