This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Jan.
10 with reports of NORTHERN SHRIKE, EIDERS, HARLEQUINS,
SHORT-EARED OWL, REDHEAD, BALD EAGLE, GOLDEN EAGLE, SNOW
BUNTING, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, COMMON REDPOLL, seasonal reports
and winter boat trip information.
Recently reported NORTHERN SHRIKES include singles at
parking area A-14 on Island Beach State Park; one at the
Raritan R. in East Brunswick; one at a feeder in
Bridgewater; and another at Lyons.
Both COMMON EIDER and KING EIDER are at Barnegat Inlet,
along with HARLEQUINS. Another HARLEQUIN continues at Sandy
Hook in the cove behind the Auditorium; and a LAPLAND
LONGSPUR is sometimes found in the SNOW BUNTING flock on
SHORT-EARED OWLS are abundant this winter in the marshes
around Barnegat Bay, with birds at Parkertown; Cedar Run
Dock raod; Stafford Ave. (Manahawkin); and the AT&T antenna
road, among other places.
A REDHEAD was at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, this
week; also there, GADWALL, NORTHERN SHOVELER & SCAUP. Reach
it from exit 14B on the NJ Turnpike.
The GOLDEN EAGLE was still on Pleasant Plains Rd in the
Great Swamp before the blizzard, but we've had no reports
since. About 8 BALD EAGLES are being seen on the upper
Delaware between the Water Gap and Dingmans.
Large mixed flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS and HORNED LARKS are at
Oberly Rd., Alpha, and Valley Station Rd. in Asbury, both
in Warren Co. LONGSPURS are sometimes seen in these flocks.
Highlights of the Raritan Estuary CBC held Dec. 30,
included EASTERN BLUEBIRD, NORTHERN SHRIKE at the Raritan
R., COMMON REDPOLL in Cheesequake, SHARP-TAILED SPARROW and
PINE SISKIN. A flock of *48* WILD TURKEYS is on
Mountainside Ave. in Mendham, between Calais and Cold
Please remember to thank President Clinton for his vote of
the Interior Appropriations bill. It contained harmful
endangered species and logging riders and cut habitat
Bogan's winter boat trips for alcids and whales run
Saturdays and Sundays, 9 AM to 2 PM, price $20. For info
call (908) 528-6620, or 528-5014.
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.]