Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/18/1995
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. 15.

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.

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