This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Nov 12 with reports of
BROWN-CHESTED MARTIN, CAVE SWALLOW, WESTERN TANAGER, WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, RED CROSSBILL, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, EVENING GROSBEAK, PINE
SISKIN and local and seasonal reports of interest.
***UPDATE FROM CAPE MAY:
A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was found at the Beanery on Bayshore
Road this morning, 11/12, in the first thicket behind the bean machines.
(There are three or four previous NJ reports, none fully documented.)
Also on Bayshore Rd., ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and WESTERN KINGBIRD
were seen. A SWAINSON'S HAWK was banded and released at Cape May.***
THE BROWN-CHESTED MARTIN remains in Cape May, this morning Nov 12
on the wires on Sunset Ave and flying over the Cape May Meadows;
it also shows up on Stevens Street at Willow Creek farm. Also
there were 9 RED CROSSBILLS and 1 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL in the pines on
Sunset, which subsequently flew off and are sought at this moment
by M.Obs. Three CAVE SWALLOWS also continue in the area. A
WESTERN TANAGER is still at Higbee Beach, in the second field
feeding on the porcelainberry.
The WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still at Colonial Park in Somerset
Nov 6, but absent Nov 9. EVENING GROSBEAK was reported this week
from Belvidere, Warren Co. Six PINE SISKINS were at the
Scherman-Hoffman feeders Nov 11 and 12.
Long Branch Nov 9 had 100s of SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, PARASITIC
JAEGER and 50 GANNET. Sandy Hook Nov 10 had Bald EAGLE, FOX
SPARROW, 2 ROYAL TERN, PINE SISKIN, 45 SNOW BUNTINGS, A
sprinkling of COOPER'S HAWK and SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, and good numbers
of GREATER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEADS, BLACK DUCK, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
and HORNED GREBE. There were two ROYAL TERNS at Keyport Harbor
and three at South Amboy, both Nov 10.
Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were at Alpha Nov. 9. Some 29 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS and two ICELAND GULLS were at Florence Nov 11.
At Princeton, Nov 12, a BALD EAGLE and Buffleheads and ruddies
were on Lake Carnegie. three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue on
Pleasant Plains Road at Great Swamp. RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were
reported from Great Swamp, Black River, Lake Musconetcong at Port
Morris and Scherman-Hoffman.
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