Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/13/1996
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Nov. 13 with reports of ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, SWAINSON'S HAWKS, AM. WHITE PELICANS, WESTERN KINGBIRDS, GR. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, MARBLED GODWIT, COM. EIDER, HARLEQUIN, EUR. WIGEON, BOTH SHARPTAILS, AN escape Silver Gull, seasonal reports and local reports of interest.

An Ash-throated Flycatcher found in Cape May at the Beanery Nov. 11 was still there Nov. 13, around the willows near the pond. Also in Cape May: White-winged Dove on Sea Grove Ave. Nov. 13; Swainson's Hawks at Cape May Point Nov. 9 and at the Beanery Nov. 11(2 different birds); the two Am. White Pelicans still on Lily Lake; 2 Western Kingbirds at the intersection of the Shunpike and Hanna, near the red barn.

At Brig, there was an imm. Greater White-fronted Goose Nov. 10. Marbled Godwits continue at Absecon Inlet this week. Two Harlequins, 100 Forster's Terns and 75 Snow Buntings were at Barnegat Light this week. A male Eurasian Wigeon was on Lake Musconetcong Nov. 10(there since Nov. 3). A Silver Gull, undoubtedly an escape, has been present in Pennsville, Salem Co., on Rte 49 2 miles east of the end of 295 in a park with a pond on the riverside.

On Nov. 9, a Great Cormorant was on Swartswood Lake. On Old Mine Road, late Swainson's Thrush and Solitary Vireo were seen. On Nov. 10 at Sandy Hook, 2 Salt Marsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows and 4 Nelson's sharptails identified as subvirgata were found, along with Royal Tern, Winter Wren and other migrants. There were scattered reports of overhead Am. Pipits and Snow Buntings during the week along with Purple Finches.

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 Wednesdays. Web site is at http://www.njaudubon.org [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. 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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