Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/6/2001
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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