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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/8/1995
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wed., Nov. 8 at noon with reports of CAVE SWALLOW, ROSS'S GOOSE, NORTHERN SHRIKES, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, RED-NECKED GREBE, EVENING GROSBEAK, GOLDEN EAGLE, AVOCET, seasonal and local reports.

A CAVE SWALLOW was reported at Cape May Point Nov. 6, not re-found.

HENSLOW'S SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW were at Higbee Nov. 5.

A ROSS'S GOOSE was in a flock of Snow Geese and Blue Geese on Rt. 539, near Interstate 195; go through town and check the millpond near the bridge. Snows and Blues were reported several places inland this week.

NORTHERN SHRIKES were reported as follows: one on the northern edge of Round Valley Reservoir Nov. 4 (where the RED-NECKED GREBE is also still present); another Shrike on Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp, Nov. 5; TWO on Pleasant Plains Rd., Nov., fighting with each other; one on Pleasant Plains Rd. Nov. 8. The Shrike at Thompson Park last week was not found Nov. 4 through 6.

EVENING GROSBEAK reports came from Merrill Creek, Chimney Rock, Mendham, Great Swamp, Summit, and Spruce Run, which also had SNOW BUNTING.

Merrill Creek had a GOLDEN EAGLE and 3 BALD EAGLES on Nov. 5. Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, from Nov. 4 to 6, had 5 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 100 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, a COMMON RAVEN, and 450 hawks total.

Overpeck Park Nov. 6-7 had SHORT-EARED OWL, SNOW BUNTING, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. At Brigantine NWR on Nov. 4, there were 3 AM. AVOCET, 100 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 275 TUNDRA SWANS, and 2 BALD EAGLES.

Please note that the NJ Audubon Bird Box has a new number: 908-647-2357.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape usually changes Wednesday, more often if necessary. To report birds, please call Tuesday at 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

 
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