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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/30/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday Nov 30 with reports of Review List TUFTED DUCK and CAVE SWALLOW, and reports of NORTHERN SHRIKE, SEDGE WREN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and SHORT-EARED OWL, WINTER GULLS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, GNATCATCHERS, and seasonal and local reports.

The TUFTED DUCK was still at old Sam's Pond in Point Pleasant Nov 28. If the bird is not there, check Twilight Lake and Little Silver Pond nearby. Three CAVE SWALLOWS were seen at the Beanery in Cape May Nov 28; also there, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER; and nearby, there was a N. SHRIKE and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at Hidden Valley.

Florence Nov 26 had GLAUCOUS, ICELAND and 15 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. Salem County had a million blackbirds in 4 flocks Nov 27 and about 40,000 flyover SNOW GEESE; three late PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were on the pond at Stow Neck Road. Palmyra Nov 28 had N. ORIOLE, and BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER. Sandy Hook had two GNATCATCHERS this week. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were at Taylor's Refuge, Medford WMA and also Brigantine.

Barnegat Light Nov 27 had HARLEQUIN, lots of GANNETS and SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, SNOW BUNTINGS, HORNED LARK, IPSWICH SPARROWS, and, at 23RD St., a SEDGE WREN in the bayberry thicket at the top of the boardwalk. Brigantine had 200 TUNDRA SWANS this week. Manahawkin WMA had 4 SHORT-EARS and a dark ROUGH-LEG Nov 27. Mott's Creek Nov 27-28 had up to 5 SHORT-EARS, a BALD EAGLE and a ROUGH-LEG. Cedar Run Dock Road also had ROUGH-LEG this week. Others were seen at Plainsboro and in the Hackensack Meadowlands.

The NORTHERN SHRIKE was at the celery farm in Allendale this week, as was the shrike in Kittatinny Valley State Park on Gooddale Rd. FOX and TREE SPARROWS were widely reported this week, and PURPLE FINCHES and SISKINS continue to be reported various places around the state.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation of rarities goes to NJBRC, 142 Moore St., Princeton 08540. Thanks for calling, surfing and reporting, and good birding.

 
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