Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/6/1990
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1990, with reports of NORTHERN SHRIKE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, PARASITIC JAEGER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, KITTIWAKE, seasonal and local reports and updates - first, those: the SAGE THRASHER on last week's tape was not found again. The WOOD SANDPIPER at Marshlands Conservancy at Rye NY was seen by many on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. For updates call the NY tape at (212) 832-6523. The NORTHERN SHRIKE at Allendale Celery Farm on last week's tape was not reported after Oct. 30. But another surfaced in Thompson Park in Lincroft, Monmouth Cty, Oct 31 and was still present today, Nov. 6, on Newman Springs Rd (Rt 520) across from the Christian Brothers Academy. To reach the area exit the Garden State Parkway at exit 109; take Newman Springs Rd west to Lincroft, past the entrance to Thompson Park. Look for the Christian Brothers Academy on the right. At the CBA turn left into the dirt road opposite the Academy and proceed halfway down the road to a row of bushes on the right. The Shrike has been feeding from perches along that row of bushes. It was seen Nov. 1,2, 5, and 6; the dirt road is part of Thompson Park. At Sandy Hook Nov. 2 a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported and on Nov. 4 a PARASITIC JAEGER was seen sitting on the water at Plum Island. At Brigantine NWR Nov. 3 there were 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS, 2 GOLDEN PLOVERS, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the east dike, WHITE-RUMPED and WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and numbers of HOODED MERGANSERS, SNOW GEESE, BRANT, HORNED GREBES, HARRIERS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and DOWITCHERS. On the N. Shore November 5 there was a good movement of waterbirds off Sea Girt inlcuding GANNETS, both LOONS, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and also off the boardwalk were KITTIWAKE, CASPIAN, ROYAL TERN and FORSTER'S TERNS. Raccoon Ridge Nov. 3 had GOLDEN EAGLE and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and GOSHAWK on Nov. 4. Forty BLACK SCOTERS were on lake Assunpink on Nov. 1 and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was there the same day; Merrill Creek Reservoir also had 40 BLACK SCOTERS during the week, along with an OLDSQUAW. Other recent reports of interest were 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS on Centennial Ave. in Cranford on a school field, and 2 GREAT CORMORANTS inland at Dayton and another inland at Swartswood Lake. 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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