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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/18/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tues Nov 18 with reports of BROWN-CHESTED MARTIN, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, WESTERN TANAGER, CAVE SWALLOW, BLACK-HEADED GULL, ICELAND GULL and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, RED CROSSBILL, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, and seasonal and local reports of interest.

The BROWN-CHESTED MARTIN, last seen Sat Nov 15 at and near the Pond Creek Equestrian bldgs next to the Beanery, was in bad shape, and was thought not to have survived the cold weather Sunday Nov 16. The MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER continues in the tangle just beyond the phragmites at the Beanery; it was seen at 11 a.m. Nov 17. The ASH- THROATED FLYCATCHER was still being seen in the area of the Beanery Nov 15. The WESTERN TANAGER was seen Nov 17 in the second field at Higbee feeding on the porcelainberry with Orioles. One CAVE SWALLOW continues to be seen in the farm field on Stevens Street where the martin was. Both crossbills were seen over the weekend in the Cape May area. A GOLDEN EAGLE was over the beanery Nov 17.

A BLACK-HEADED GULL was at Barnegat Inlet Nov 14. Four first year ICELAND GULLS were in a large flock of first year HERRING GULLS on the beach at Island Beach between the last parking lot and the jetty on the unusually high tide Nov 15. GANNETS, both LOONS, and SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were among the waterbird migrants there. A GOSHAWK was at Manahawkin WMA Nov 14. An IMMATURE GOSHAWK was seen at Sandy Hook Nov 17. Florence had numbers of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and several ICELANDS this week. PINE SISKINS and FOX SPARROWS were widely reported around the state this week. EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported in Cape May during the week.

At Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Road, RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue near the Gazebo parking lot up at the closed bridge; the pond nearby on Nov 16 had CANVASBACK, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, and GADWALL. Waterfowl numbers in the Hackensack Meadowlands Env Center Nov 16 included 175 RUDDY DUCKS, 30 HOODED MERGANSERS and smaller numbers of GADWALL, BUFFLEHEAD and BLACK DUCKS. An unusual inland occurrence at this date was an immature LITTLE BLUE HERON in Chubb Park in Chester Nov 11 and 12.

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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