This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Jan. 15 with reports of
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, PACIFIC LOON, SNOWY OWL, EAGLE REPORTS
and local reports of interest.
Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were reported in the town of
Cranbury in Village Park on Rte. 535 at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12.
There was a report of PACIFIC LOON at Barnegat Inlet Jan. 11, where
there are also HARLEQUIN DUCKS and COMMON EIDERS.
The SNOWY OWL was still at Brig (Forsythe) as of Jan. 12. No reports
recently of the Sandy Hook bird.
Saturday January 11, the day of the eagle census, brought more
eagle reports than other years. Here are some, but by no means all,
of the reports: An immature GOLDEN EAGLE and two BALD EAGLES were
at the Delaware Water Gap early a.m.; three Bald Eagles were on
Yards Creek Reservoir (Warren Co.); singles and pairs were found
along the Delaware from the Gap to Dingman's Bridge; the counter at
Dingman's had 20 eagles by 1:00 p.m.; more than previous years were
reported in South Jersey; a Golden Eagle was reported from Mott's
Creek near Brig; and from around the state, Bald Eagles were
sighted at the Maurice River, at Jakes Landing, at Wading River, on
the Mullica River, at Brig, at Washington Crossing State Park, and
at Spruce Run Reservoir, to name a few places.
A nice count of CANVASBACK was the 650 at Monmouth Beach Jan. 11.
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transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L.
Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]