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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/25/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Nov. 25 with reports of the following Review List species: CAVE SWALLOW, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, FRANKLIN'S GULL, PAINTED BUNTING and SANDHILL CRANE. Also included are NORTHERN SHRIKES, EURASIAN WIGEON, DICKCISSEL, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, MARBLED GODWIT, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, REDHEAD, and local reports of interest.

Two CAVE SWALLOWS were seen from the Hawk Watch platform at Cape May Point Nov. 21. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was at Hidden Valley in Cape May Nov. 17-18.

A FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen several times Nov. 22 at South Amboy Boat Club with two LAUGHING GULLS.

A female PAINTED BUNTING was found at Sandy Hook Visitor Center Nov. 19 and seen several times during the day, but not since.

SANDHILL CRANE at the Merrill Creek hawkwatch landed near the Reservoir Nov. 18; also there Nov. 18, two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, and the Hawkwatch has recorded 23 GOLDEN EAGLES for the season as of last week.

A BALD EAGLE and three OLDSQUAW were at Merrill Creek Res. Nov. 20. On Nov. 21, an ad. GOLDEN EAGLE was over the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, and an EURASIAN WIGEON was in the Walker Flood Basin in Wayne off the Newark Pompton Pike Nov. 24. Lake Musconetcong Nov. 22 had a REDHEAD and two BALD EAGLES; Swartswood had COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and a TUNDRA SWAN; Culvers Lake had WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and 50 GOLDENEYES, also Nov. 22.

Two N. Shrikes are at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed in Mercer Co. as of Nov. 22, halfway out the Red Shale Trail. Also on Nov. 22, the NORTHERN SHRIKE in Great Swamp was seen again on Pleasant Plains Road, this time near the gazebo up by the closed bridge, and a MERLIN was at the electric gate Nov. 22 also. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS are hanging around Cape May at the hawk watch and at Higbee. SNOW BUNTINGS and SNOW GEESE were at Spruce Run Nov. 24.

ROYAL, FORSTER'S and COMMON TERNS and a BROWN PELICAN were among the birds at Manasquan Inlet Nov. 21. A COMMON EIDER was at Spring Lake Nov. 22, and 100 RING-NECKED DUCKS were on Lake Takanassee this week. HOODED MERGANSER was the most abundant duck on the North Shore ponds Nov. 21. GANNETS and RED-THROATED LOONS were also abundant.

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Please call reports in to (908) 647-2357 (leave voicemail). Report rarities to Region Editors and to the Records Committee. A form for reports to the NJ Records Committee is in RECORDS OF NEW JERSEY BIRDS, Fall 1996 and also at http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/form.html The Review List is included in the state list published in RECORDS in Winter 1996-97. A list of NJ Region Editors is at http://www.nj.com/audubon/research/records.html + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

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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