This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday January 17
with reports of WESTERN GREBE, HARLEQUIN, EIDERS, NORTHERN
SHRIKES, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, GR. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, SANDHILL
CRANE, MARBLED GODWIT, COMMON REDPOLL, GOLDEN EAGLE, seasonal
reports, and the results of the 12th annual SW Morris winter
A WESTERN GREBE was seen at Barnegat Inlet January 13 at the base
of the lighthouse. Also there are KING EIDER, COMMON EIDER and
HARLEQUIN. NORTHERN SHRIKES reported this week include one Jan.
15 on Fort Elfsborg Road, Salem County; one continuing in Great
Swamp Jan. 14 on Pleasant Plains Road, near the closed bridge
(and the Golden Eagle is still there as well); another Shrike on
Coombs Hollow Road, off Calais Road near the Mendham-Randolph town
line; and a Shrike at Rock Road, Long Valley, near Schooley's
Mountain Park, the latter two found on the SW Morris count
LAPLAND LONGSPURS were with SNOW BUNTINGS and HORNED LARKS in
Moorestown Jan. 14, at Centerton and Hartford Roads. Other
Longspurs were on Point Airy Road in Gloucester County, also with
larks and buntings. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was at Indian
Mills Lake, in Burlington County, Jan. 14. Another was at
Bayshore and New England Roads, Cape May, with Canadas, Jan. 10;
and two SANDHILL CRANES were there January 11.
Also in Cape May was a COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL Jan. 10 at the Point.
MARBLED GODWITS were seen in the town of Brigantine on low tide
Jan. 14, on the west side of Brigantine Blvd. a half mile north of
Harrah's with OYSTERCATCHERS. COMMON REDPOLLS were reported Jan. 14 in
Ironia at the Black River WMA and at Redbank Jan. 16.
The 12th annual SW Morris Winter Count on Jan. 14 had 77
species, third highest total, with PIED-BILLED GREBE new for the
count. Highlights were N. GOSHAWK at the WMA in Ironia, the 2 N.
SHRIKES reported above, COMMON REDPOLL, REDHEAD, BARN OWL, SNOW
BUNTING, EVENING GROSBEAK, and a SAW-WHET OWL.
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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 Nat'l Birding
Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, email@example.com.]