Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/22/1993
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Sept. 22 1993 at 1 PM with reports of BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, LARK SPARROW, BLACK TERN, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, other seasonal birds, spectacular hawk flights, warblers, and local reports. At Forsythe (Brigantine) Refuge Sept. 18 there were 4 BLACK TERNS, 4 WILSON'S PHALAROPES, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER. Sandy Hook Sept. 18 - 20 had a cooperative LARK SPARROW at the gravel pile at the end of the central path through the field at parking area K, north end. The bird sat up on the fences at close range on Sept. 18 and 19. Also at the Hook Sept. 18 - 20, 3 BLACK TERNS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WOODCOCK, SAPSUCKER, MERLIN, and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. Palmyra Sept. 19 had CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, and 20 other warbler species, and 3 AM. PIPITS. Herbert Rd. sod farm near Assunpink Sept. 19 had 6 GOLDEN PLOVER. Princeton Institute Woods had YELLOW-THROATED VIREO and a number of warbler species Sept. 20. Mercer County Park on Sept. 20 had BALD EAGLE, 2 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS, 2 BLUE GROSBEAK, 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and assorted warblers, all on the north side of the lake at the end of South Post Rd. Hawk flights were spectacular Sept. 19 - 20. Chimney Rock had a weekend total of 14,000 Hawks including 28 BALD EAGLES and one imm. GOLDEN EAGLE on Sept. 19, also 9 PEREGRINE FALCONS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and 17 warbler species. Montclair on Sept. 19 had 15,000 hawks, mostly BROADWINGS, and 10 BALD EAGLES. On Sept. 20 Montclair had 14,000 hawks and 9 BALD EAGLES. Another flock of 10,000 BROADWINGS was seen in Burlington Co. around 9 AM Sept. 20 rising from the banks of the Delaware R. and flights were noted all over the state that day: Princeton Woods; Summit, including MERLIN; Spruce Run, including PEREGRINE; Edison, which had 100 birds per minute from 2:45 to 4:30 PM including 9 OSPREY and 2 BALD EAGLES; New Brunswick, 100's of Broadwings over Rt. 1 and 9; Mt. Bethel, over 500 Broadwings in 5 kettles. Manasquan Reservoir on Sept. 19 had CAPE MAY and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS. A WILSON'S WARBLER was in Thompson Park, Lincroft, Monmouth Co., Sept. 20. The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

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