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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/17/2008
This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, January 17, 2008 with reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, MARBLED GODWIT, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, SHORT- EARED OWL, WESTERN KINGBIRD, NORTHERN SHRIKE, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, COMMON REDPOLL, PINE SISKIN and seasonal and local reports of interest.

Sandy Hook was the place for birders to be this week as two to three BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continue there as of January 16. They usually are found in a flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS and range from the area where the road forks just north of the Lighthouse south to the water treatment building at the end of Randolph just north of the Boy Scout Camp. This is also the location where the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is most likely to be found and last reported Jan. 16. The BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS have been regular since Sunday in the trees behind the 24/7 bathroom behind Sandy Hook Bird Observatory.

Other Sandy Hook sightings include: a female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE Jan. 13 from Kingman and Mills Batteries accessible from the median parking lot just north of the Ranger Station; four to five COMMON EIDERS and one to two KING EIDERS last seen Jan. 16 are best seen by looking south on the ocean from the "C" or Chokecherry parking lot; YELLOW- BREASTED CHATS have been noted from the Gunnison Parking lot Jan. 13 and 15 and the Visitor Center lot Jan. 16; an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER has been working Plum Island Jan. 12 and 13; and a PINE SISKIN was observed from the Spermaceti Cove boardwalk Jan. 12.

The WESTERN KINGBIRD continues as of Jan. 16 at Thompson Park in Lincroft and is found south of the Historical Services building near the barn accessible from the Long Bridge Road entrance to the park. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER also continues near the barn as of Jan. 15. Three REDHEADS were present on Lake Takanassee in Long Branch Jan. 12 and 13.

Fifty COMMON REDPOLLS were discovered at Whitesbog Jan. 13 along with a NORTHERN SHRIKE Jan. 12-14. An amazing total of 10 GREATER WHITE- FRONTED GEESE were tallied off Jackson Road near Medford Jan. 13, but were gone the following day.

Seven TUNDRA SWANS were present at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Jan. 13, while six or more SHORT-EARED OWLS and four ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were tallied Jan. 12 at Mott's Creek just north of Smithville and the refuge. Seven MARBLED GODWITS were discovered Jan. 12 in Absecon in the channel by the Route 87 Bridge.

The Sussex County Landfill in Sussex Jan. 10 produced two GLAUCOUS GULLS, one ICELAND GULL and two LESSER-BLACK-BACKED GULLS while Culver Lake was home to a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL the same day. The NORTHERN SHRIKE continues in Layton as of Jan.12.

A CACKLING GOOSE and a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were present on Merrill Creek Reservoir Jan. 12 and a drake EURASIAN WIGEON was present in the cove just north of the flag plaza at Liberty State Park Jan. 12 to15.

The Delaware River off of Florence Jan 16 produced 25+ LESSER BLACK- BACKED GULLS and an ICELAND GULL. Two CACKLING GEESE were reported at Rosedale Park in Mercer County Jan. 13, while two COMMON REDPOLLS noted by the nature center at Washington Crossing State Park Jan. 15.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ 08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.

 
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