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
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
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.
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