This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tue Nov 6 with reports of Review
List ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and other reports of CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, VESPER SPARROW, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS, HARLEQUINS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and late, seasonal
and local reports.
An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found Nov 4 at the Beanery in Cape May,
seen by many on both sids of the road. COMMON EIDER and two
CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were also around Cape May this week and
lingering RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, BLACKPOLL
and CAPE MAY WARBLERS and STILT SANDPIPER.
Island Beach Nov 4 had six HARLEQUINS at the jetty, and a CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW nearby, GANNET and lots of BLACK SCOTER. Sandy Hook Oct 30 had
5 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS in one bush; also at the Hook on Nov 5 were
VESPER SPARROW at K; LINCOLN'S and NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS at
Plum island; ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER behind the Marine Science
Consortium building (park at G) and WINTER WREN in the Locust Grove.
The WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS reported at a feeder in Verona, Essex
County last week remained till Oct 31 at the feeder and are now gone.
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the Warren Green Acres site
off Mountain Ave by several parties Nov 2 along the river. Dismal
Swamp in Edison, off Talmage Road (an under-birded site) had a late
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, HERMIT THRUSH and other migrants Nov 3.
Lake Musconetcong Oct 31 had BALD EAGLE and GREAT CORMORANT. Merrill
Creek Oct 29 had BRANT and an early waterfowl movement with six duck
species; and Oct 31, two OLDSQUAW (LONG-TAILED DUCK) and lots of
PURPLE FINCH and SISKIN, which are now numerous everywhere. NJAS's Old
Farm Sanctuary in Independence off 614 had WINTER WREN, lots of
CREEPERS, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH on Nov 4. Hoffman Sanctuary in
Bernardsville had FOX SPARROW, SISKIN, PURPLE FINCHES and RUSTY
BLACKBIRDS among the other blackbirds at the feeder.
Also Nov 4, Culvers Lake had BUFFLEHEAD, COM. GOLDENEYE, and RUDDY
DUCK; and Sunrise had lots of PURPLE FINCHES and RAVEN. A BALD EAGLE
was at Highland Park in Johnson Park and Donaldson Park Oct 30. A
BRANT was on Watchung Lake Nov 6.
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