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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/2/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday, Nov. 2,1993 at noon with reports of WESTERN GREBE, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, LECONTE'S SPARROW, EVENING GROSBEAK, and local reports. The WESTERN GREBE was reported Oct. 31 at the Belmar or Shark River Marina, just off the Marina, by 4 observers. It was subsequently reported in the same location on Nov. 1 and again on Nov. 2, this morning, about 10 AM. A WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen on Oct. 29-30 on a pond in Bloomsbury, off Rt. 78. From exit 6 in Bloomsbury go right on Rt. 173 about 1 1/2 miles to a white building on the left with a pond behind it. The bird was with Canada and Snow Geese and Buffleheads on this pond. At Overpeck Park Wed. Oct. 27, LECONTE'S, GRASSHOPPER, and SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS were all seen; and on Friday Oct. 29 two different LECONTE'S SPARROWS were seen there. From Rt. 46 in Ridgefield Park, exit on Challenger Blvd., follow the signs to the theaters, turn left, go to the end and park. EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported this week as follows: 450 over the Montclair Hawk Lookout in one day; nine or ten feeder reports from north Jersey ranging from a few up to 35 or 40 birds; birds several days at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville, mostly not at the feeders; ones and twos were at Round Valley Reservoir and Merrill Creek Reservoir, with Siskins also seen at the same locations. Round Valley Oct. 30 had about 35 Common Loons and 3 Red-throated Loons, 2 Evening Grosbeaks, 6 Bonapartes Gulls, and not many ducks. The same day Spruce Run had Am. Pipit at the outlet on Van Syckel Rd., and a Merlin at the boat launch. 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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