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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/26/1997
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wed Nov 26 with reports of MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, PACIFIC LOON, NORTHERN SHRIKE, COMMON REDPOLL, EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, COMMON EIDER, HARLEQUIN, COMMON TERN, FORSTER'S TERN, ROYAL TERN, and seasonal reports.

The MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was still in the hedgerow at the Beanery in Cape May Nov 23 in the morning. A PACIFIC LOON was seen at Sandy Hook Nov 23 off the south end of Officer's Row in the bay; other birds at Sandy Hook Nov 23 included COMMON REDPOLL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, REDHEAD, WESTERN SANDPIPER and PINE SISKIN.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Sussex County Nov 23 in the Peter's Valley area. From 206, get to the Peter's Valley store on Rte 615. Take the road to Thunder Mt., about .8 mile. Make a right at the Van Campen's Inn sign and go one-tenth of a mile; park at the road warning sign. Look in the fields.

At Middletown, a EURASIAN WIGEON continues in a pond on Whippoorwill Valley Road off Chapel Hill Road. On the North Shore, COMMON EIDER, ROYAL TERNS and FORSTER'S TERNS and many GANNETS were at Manasquan Inlet Nov 22. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Brighton Av-West End Av in Long Branch in the usual spot on the beach, not far from Takanassee.

Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR on Nov 22 had AMERICAN BITTERN, 400 TUNDRA SWANS, 3 BALD EAGLE, 3 WESTERN SANDPIPER and one LAPLAND LONGSPUR. Barnegat Light Nov 22- 23 had two first year ICELAND GULLS, one COMMON TERN four HARLEQUIN and one PALM WARBLER. Nine MARBLED GODWITS continue at Brigantine Island. NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were reported this week from Higbee, Avalon, Cherry Hill and Chatsworth.

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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