Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/5/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1993 at 11:20 am with reports of WESTERN GREBE, LECONTE'S SPARROW, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, REDPOLL, EVENING GROSBEAK, AVOCET, EAGLES, GOSHAWK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RAVEN, LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, AM. PIPIT, and local reports. The WESTERN GREBE was last seen at the Belmar Marina Nov. 2 but may still be in the area. Some observers on Nov. 2 had a 4-grebe day at Shark River with a fly-by RED-NECKED GREBE. At Overpeck Park on Wed., Oct. 27, LECONTE'S, GRASSHOPPER, and SHARP-TAILED SPARROW were all seen, and on Fri., Oct. 29 two different LECONTE'S SPARROWS were seen there. From Rt. 46, exit at Challenger Blvd., follow the signs to the theatres. Turn left there, and go to the end at the park. RACCOON RIDGE heated up this week. On Oct. 29 there were 2 GOLDEN EAGLES on the top, and RAVEN and GOLDEN EAGLE down on the road below; and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR landed at the feet of the observers on the summit. Fifty EVENING GROSBEAKS were also seen that day. On Nov. 2, Raccoon Ridge had both EAGLES, 12 GOSHAWKS, a number of RED-SHOULDERS, and fly-by WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, REDPOLL, EVENING GROSBEAK, and SISKIN -- the finch year is here. An AVOCET was at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR near the Gull Pond on Oct. 31, along with the LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. A COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was at the Belmar Marina Oct. 31, along with the Western Grebe. A EURASIAN WIGEON is back at Lake Takanassee. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at a home on E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston this week. Two LESSER GOLDEN PLOVERS were at Cox's Corner, just north of the Imlaystown exit of I-195, on Oct. 30. A flock of Snow Geese at the Rt. 1 office ponds in Princeton had with them a small-race Canada Goose on Oct. 31. Thousands of AM. PIPITS were in Salem County this week; EVENING GROSBEAK reports were widespread in north Jersey; a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and a GOLDEN EAGLE were seen from the Rockaway Mall on Oct. 31; Watchung Lake had Ruddy Ducks, Buffleheads, and Green-winged Teal this week; Purple Finch and Siskin reports are increasing. 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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