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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/22/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1992 at 12:30 pm with reports of SNOWY OWL, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EIDERS, HARLEQUIN, RAZORBILL, NORTHERN SHRIKES, REDHEADS, EURASIAN WIGEON, DICKCISSEL, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, SHORT-EARED OWL, and local reports of interest. The SNOWY OWL continues at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, at Caven Pier; mostly on the pier or the barges, sometimes on the rocks at the park itself, sometimes on Global Terminal at Bayonne (which can be scoped from the end of the pier.) Also at Caven Cove this week, EURASIAN WIGEON and SHORT-EARED OWL. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was on Merrill Creek Reservoir, on Jan. 21, with SNOW GEESE. It was not seen on Jan. 22. This Reservoir should be watched for white-winged gulls and also LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, which are being reported just across the river in Pennsylvania. Manasquan Inlet this weekend witnessed a RAZORBILL fest. One bird was there on Jan. 15-16; two birds were present all day, one adult and one immature, on Jan. 18-19; and the adult was still there Jan. 20-21, frequently inside the jetties, diving with RED-THROATED LOONS and RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS. Also there, occasional KITTIWAKES (which were also in Shark River on Jan. 20). COMMON EIDERS continue at Barnegat Light, with HARLEQUINS. The KING EIDERS at Sandy Hook were not reported this week; the SNOWY OWL at Barnegat was not reported this week. EURASIAN WIGEONS are at Marconi Rd. on Shark River, and at Lake Takanassee. A REDHEAD is on the Shrewsbury River with CANVASBACKS, visible from Rt. 36 in Monmouth Beach near the Marine Police place. The NORTHERN SHRIKES continue, at the north end of Paulins Kill Lake and also on Pleasant Plains Rd. in the Great Swamp. The DICKCISSEL continues at Money Island Rd. with the chickens, off Ft. Elfsborg Rd. in Salem County. The BREWERS BLACKBIRDS at Apple Blossom Farm on Ft. Elfsborg Rd. were not reported this week but may still be there, late afternoon is best. Facing east from Apple Blossom Farm, drive around the corner on Ft Elfsborg Rd. to Money Island Rd., stop at the chickens; best strategy, stay in the car and glass the House Sparrow flock to see the DICKCISSEL. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was at Overpeck Park near the Leconte's Sparrow place, north of the bulldozer, on Jan. 19. Reach it from Rt. 46. A SHORT-EARED OWL was at Alpha, Warren County, on Oberly Rd. on Jan. 21, in the evening. 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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