Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/14/1990
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1990, at 12:45 pm with reports of ROSS'S GOOSE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, KING EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, GOLDEN EAGLE, seasonal, unseasonal and local reports, and updates - first, those: the WOOD SANDPIPER at Rye, New York, is presumed gone. Likewise the previously reported PURPLE GALLINULES from Sandy Hook and Allendale Celery Farm have not been seen recently and are presumed gone. The SAGE THRASHER report from October 30 at Spring Lake was confirmed by photos for a second state record. The bird was not seen again despite a thorough search. The NORTHERN SHRIKE is still at Thompson Park, across from Christian Brothers Academy, Rt. 520 (Newman Springs Rd.), in Lincroft. Exit 109 from Garden State Parkway and go west. The Shrike was seen November 8, 9, 11, and 13. A ROSS' GOOSE was at Brigantine NWR November 11, also there 33 TUNDRA SWANS, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a late SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 100 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 10,000 SNOW GEESE, 5000 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and the usual waterfowl. A full-plumaged drake KING EIDER was off the Bunker, at Cape May Point State Park, Nov. 10 and 11. A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Swartswood Lake this week, also there 2 GREAT CORMORANTS; Great Cormorant is new this year to the Sussex County List. Culver's Lake, which is drawn down, had interesting shorebirds this week, including WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 12 PECTORALS, and 5 SNIPE, all along Rt. 206, behind the fruit stand or the restaurant. 25 BLACK SCOTERS were also on Culvers Lake. 500 COMMON MERGANSERS were on Lake Mohawk during the week. We have an intriguing report November 8th from an unidentified Bergen County park of LINCOLN'S SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, and SHORT-EARED OWL; please call the tape if you know where this is. At Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, Nov. 8-9 there was a PARASITIC JAEGER, a RED-THROATED LOON, and 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS. HOODED MERGANSER and RING-NECKED DUCKS are on Lake Takanassee in Long Branch. Raccoon Ridge on Nov. 8 had 3 GOLDEN EAGLES and 4 GOSHAWK. EVENING GROSBEAKS were at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville Nov. 13-14. A RAVEN was reported from Panther Valley near Allamuchy Nov. 14. An OLDSQUAW was at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center Nov. 11. A PEREGRINE landed on the boardwalk at Spring Lake on Nov. 11. The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [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. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

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