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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/14/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Jan. 14 with reports of MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, TUFTED DUCK, MARBLED GODWIT, winter finches, gull reports and Christmas counts.

The MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER continues at the Beanery in Cape May. The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER is still in the big thicket south of Lake Takanassee-- walk south along the RR tracks to the far end of the thicket on your left.

The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE and TUFTED DUCK were both at Sandy Hook Jan. 10; also there, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, AMERICAN BITTERN, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, and REDHEAD.

Elsewhere on the shore, RED CROSSBILLS were seen sporadically in Cape May. Five MARBLED GODWITS were at Nummy Island, Stone Harbor; and others were at Brigantine Island. Two BALD EAGLES and a GOLDEN EAGLE were at Brigantine Jan. 10, with thousands of SNOW GEESE and hundreds of ducks. Ten KING EIDERS and two COMMON EIDERS were at Barnegat Light with HARLEQUINS Jan.12. A GLAUCOUS GULL was at Shark River Jan. 11. Florence, south of Trenton on the Delaware R., has lots of LESSER BLACK-BACKS and ICELAND GULLS, and some GLAUCOUS GULLS as well.

COUNT REPORTS:

Hackensack-Ridgewood, Dec. 20: 85 species, with PINE GROSBEAK and 3 BALD EAGLES at Oradell Reservoir, and record highs of 7000 COMMON MERGANSER and 6000 COMMON GRACKLE, plus records for all the woodpeckers.

Marmora, 92 total, with OSPREY, EURASIAN WIGEON, and record CATBIRDS.

PRINCETON, Dec. 21, 89 total, NASHVILLE WARBLER, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Blawenburg, and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS at Herrontown Woods.

Trenton on Jan. 3, PHOEBE, BALD EAGLE, PEREGRINE, and record gulls: 38 LESSER BLACK-BACKS, 17 ICELAND, & 8 GLAUCOUS, at Florence.

Ramsey CBC, 43 species, with PALM WARBLER and BOB-WHITE.

Local reports of interest: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Flatrock Brook Nature Center in Englewood; RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS in Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Rd., as well as at Rahway R. Park in Rahway. EVENING GROSBEAKS, SISKINS, and RED CROSSBILLS in the Chatsworth area; a GOLDEN EAGLE at a cranberry bog south of Chatsworth on Rt. 563, sitting with two BALD EAGLES. 200 TURKEY VULTURES in Westfield (!); and two BALD EAGLES, RAVEN, ICELAND GULL, REDHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, and numbers of GOLDENEYES and COMMON MERGANSERS at Yards Creek Reservoir on Jan. 11.

Finch reports from Jan. 12: 12 RED CROSSBILLS in the Ringwood State Park parking lot; REDPOLLS on the main road in Wawayanda State Park; six male EVENING GROSBEAKS on Rt. 515, at a feeder at mail box # 214 in Vernon, 3.2 miles from Rt. 23; also, REDPOLLS near the lower spruce grove on Rt. 515; a half-dozen each of WHITE- WINGED CROSSBILLS and REDPOLLS on Clinton Road.

THE VOICE OF NJ AUDUBON is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesday. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. After hours calls can be routed to the voice-mail box at ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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