This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Jan. 18,
1995 at noon with reports of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, NORTHERN
SHRIKE, RAZORBILL, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, MARBLED
GODWIT, WHIMBREL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, SNOWY OWL,
RED-NECKED GREBE, SHORT-EARED OWL, REDHEAD, BALD EAGLE,
WILD TURKEY, EURASIAN WIGEON and local reports including the
Southwest Morris Winter Count held Jan. 15.
The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continued at Sandy Hook Jan. 15 in
Horseshoe Cove. Best view is from the end of the paved
service road. Park in the second median lot beyond the
ranger station, walk north on the road and then left, down
the paved service road to the bay. Also at Sandy Hook,
REDHEADS are in the Scaup flock in Spermaceti Cove.
A SNOWY OWL was at Brigantine NWR on Jan. 14 at the East
Pool, North dike; also there the following day. Brigantine
also had EURASIAN WIGEON.
RAZORBILL was at Manasquan Inlet on Jan. 13.
In the Cape May area, NORTHERN SHRIKE was at Hidden Valley
Ranch on Jan. 14-15; from the New England Road parking lot,
walk back to the end of the field, go right through the
gate, check all the hedgerows. COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL and
EURASIAN WIGEON were on Ocean Drive, Wildwood Crest Jan.
14-15. One WHIMBREL and two MARBLED GODWITS were at Nummy
Island on Jan. 14; the Godwits were still there Jan. 15.
Also there LITTLE BLUE HERON and TRICOLORED HERON.
FORSTER'S TERNS are on Champagne Island in Herefored Inlet
(near Nummy); a RED-NECKED GREBE is in Cape May Harbor
behind the Wawa Market.
SHORT-EARED OWLS are at Manahawkin and Jakes Landing.
ICELAND GULL was in Roebling, at the intersection of Rt.
130 and Hornberger St. on a pond; and a GLAUCOUS GULL was
at Trenton Marsh, Sewell Ave. entrance, both on Jan. 13.
BALD EAGLE this week was at Oradell Reservoir; Worthington
State Forest; and also Jakes Landing. The Southwest Morris
11th annual Winter Count Jan. 15 had 76 species, with 2 new
species: 7000 COMMON GRACKLES, and a single SNOW GOOSE.
Also, 17 species of waterfowl, and 25 new count highs in
the warm weather.
An inland Snow Goose was on S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge,
Jan. 17. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at Raccoon Ridge
trailhead on Jan. 14. Forty WILD TURKEY were at Oak Ridge
Reservoir on Jan. 16. Merrill Creek Reservoir this week had
AM. COOT, HOODED MERGANSER, COMMON MERGANSER, COMMON
GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, and RING-NECKED DUCK. Oradell
Reservoir still had thousands of COMMON MERGANSERS.
Randolph Park Lake on Rt. 10 had CANVASBACK, RING-NECKED
DUCK, SHOVELER, PINTAIL, GADWALL, and other ducks on Jan.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular
weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed
regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary.
[Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National
Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@
pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call
(908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between
tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152.
Good birding, and thank you for calling.