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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/6/1996
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Nov. 6 with reports of CAVE SWALLOW, WHITE PELICAN, SANDHILL CRANE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, AVOCET, EUR. WIGEON, MARBLED GODWITS, GOLDEN EAGLES and BALD EAGLES, seasonal and local reports.

A CAVE SWALLOW was seen at Cape May Point over the pond in the state park Nov. 3 during a good hawk flight that produced 8 GOLDEN EAGLES. The two WHITE PELICANS were seen at Lily Lake in Cape May Point Nov. 2, and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and LONG-EARED OWL were also seen in Cape May Nov. 2.

A belated report was received of two NORTHERN SHRIKES in Great Swamp Oct. 27.

Six AVOCETS were at Brig Nov. 2- 4; Nov. 2 at Brig was a big waterfowl and shorebird flight, with spectacular thousands of DUNLIN, hundreds of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, hundreds of TUNDRA SWANS and most dabblers, 4 BALD EAGLES and odd lots of dickey birds on the dikes including WINTER WRENS, AMERICAN PIPIT, SNOW BUNTING, MEADOWLARK, and various sparrows. EURASIAN WIGEON was also seen there Nov. 4. The MARBLED GODWITS continue at Absecon Inlet in varying numbers, usually around 30.

At Sunrise Mt. Nov. 2, birds included at least one GOLDEN EAGLE, 1 RAVEN, 8 BLACK VULTURE, 4 WILD TURKEYS and a SNOW BUNTING. Raccoon Ridge Nov. 2 had 2 BALD and 6 GOLDEN EAGLES, 1 GOSHAWK, 3 RAVENS, and one SANDHILL CRANE heading east, to the north of the ridge.

A BALD EAGLE was reported from Merrill Creek reservoir this week, and GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from Boonton Hawk Watch. Liberty State Park in Jersey City Nov. 2 had big flights of landbirds, especially SAVANNAH SPARROW, also HERMIT THRUSH; and large numbers of BRANT, RUDDY DUCK and dabblers. On Nov. 3, an OLDSQUAW was found at DeKorte State Park near the environment center in the Hackensack Meadowlands. Weequahic Lake in Newark Nov. 2 had 60 RUDDY DUCK, 30 COOT, 6 GADWALL and 6 RING-NECKED DUCK.

Birds widely reported in numbers this week included AM. ROBIN, PURPLE FINCH, SWAMP SPARROW, AMERICAN COOT, NORTHERN SHOVELER, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN PINTAIL and RUDDY DUCK. Also moving this week were WINTER WREN, FOX SPARROW, BLUEBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET.

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 Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org 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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