This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Nov 8 with reports of Review List WOOD STORK, CAVE SWALLOW, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, ROSS'S GOOSE, and other reports of SNOWY OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, LITTLE GULL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, LARK SPARROW, late shorebirds, and local reports.
A WOOD STORK was seen flying over the Avalon sea watch Oct 30, and one was also seen flying over South River Nov. 8. Up to three CAVE SWALLOWS were in Cape May Nov. 6, not reported since.
The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE continues at Bay Point Road, Cumberland County as of Nov 6. Also a ROSS'S GOOSE was found in a flock of 2,000 SNOWS on Greenwich Road.
A SNOWY OWL was at Brig Nov 4-5, even perching on the sun roof of a car! Also at Brig Nov 4 were LARK SPARROW, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. Both BALD and GOLDEN EAGLES were at Brig this week.
A SNOWY OWL was also seen at Barnegat Inlet Nov. 5; observers were on the south or lighthouse side of the inlet, while the owl was on the Island Beach side. A LITTLE GULL was at Barnegat Inlet Nov 5, actually closer to the Island Beach side of the inlet.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was at Sunrise Mountain Nov 6, seen both perched, and also chasing SNOW BUNTINGS down the slope!
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Round Valley Reservoir Nov. 7 at the Wilderness Camping parking lot.
Sandy Hook Nov 4 had AM. GOLDEN PLOVER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, OLDSQUAW, and 2 LAPLAND LONGSPUR east of the fishermen's trail with SNOW BUNTINGS.
Merrill Creek Res. this week had PURPLE FINCH, COMMON LOON, BUFFLEHEAD, and BALD EAGLE, and a BALD EAGLE is being seen regularly on an island in the Delaware near Frenchtown.
Scattered reports were received of RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, WINTER WREN, AMERICAN PIPIT and SNOW BUNTING.
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