This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Jan. 22 at noon with
reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, PACIFIC LOON, LITTLE GULL,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, HARLEQUIN, COMMON EIDER & KING EIDER, RED-NECKED
GREBE, MARBLED GODWIT, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, EURASIAN WIGEON, SNOWY
OWL, and local reports.
The 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE continue on Main St.,
Cranbury(Rte. 535) after 3:30 p.m. During the day, they are
often on Dey Rd. or Plainsboro Rd.
A PACIFIC LOON was reported twice at Shark River Inlet, Jan. 18
A LITTLE GULL was seen at Hereford Inlet Jan. 17, and at 111
St., Stone Harbor, there were 3 COMMON EIDERS and 6 KING EIDERS also
Jan. 17. The SNOWY OWL was still at Brig Jan. 20; also there,
AM. BITTERN and SHORT EARED OWL, and there was a report of a
female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. MARBLED GODWITS continue at
Brigantine Island; cross the bridge, park on the shoulder, walk
across the street and scope the flats on the north side.
A BLACK-HEADED GULL was at South Amboy Jan. 19. RED-NECKED
GREBE and REDHEAD were reported from Manasquan Inlet this week.
Two KING EIDER and 12 HARLEQUIN were at Barnegat Inlet Jan. 20.
A male HARLEQUIN is at Sandy Hook at the jetty behind the
auditorium. EURASIAN WIGEON was seen Jan. 19 with lots of other
ducks at the confluence of the Shrewsbury & Navesink. View it
from Hartshorne Woods Park off Portland Rd. in Highlands; reach
from Rte. 36.
The Hackensack Meadowlands has flocks of Canvasback, all three
mergansers, coots, and Pied-billed Grebe wintering between the
Center and Kearny East. Liberty State Park has lots of scaup,
Ruddy Duck, Gadwall and smaller numbers of other waterfowl. Snow
Buntings are on Dey Rd., Cranbury, near the White-fronted Geese.
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calling/faxing/surfing. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon;
transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L.
Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]