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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/12/1997
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.

THE VOICE OF NJ AUDUBON is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesday. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. After hours calls can be routed to the voice-mail box at ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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