This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Jan. 24 1996 with reports of
DOVEKIE and other alcids, EIDERS, RED-NECKED GREBES, ICELAND and
GLAUCOUS GULLS, EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, EVENING GROSBEAK, and seasonal and
A DOVEKIE was seen and photographed close to the wall at Barnegat
Inlet January 21; the EIDER flock is still there, 30 COMMON
EIDERS and a KING EIDER, and 15 HARLEQUINS.
Bogan's boat out of Brielle on Jan. 22 had 1 COMMON MURRE, two
THICK-BILLED MURRE, 57 RAZORBILLS, and 15 BLACK-LEGGED
A RED-NECKED GREBE was at the east end of the Rte. 72 bridge, in
a marina. At Sandy Hook Jan. 20, a RED-NECKED GREBE was at the
area B Bayberry Beach jetty; a REDHEAD was with SCAUP at
Spermacetti Cove; the HARLEQUIN was not seen at the auditorium.
The EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Takanassee in the second pond
(through the bridge).
Adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were on Lake Como and Wreck Pond
Jan. 20. A first year ICELAND GULL and a first year GLAUCOUS
GULL were at Manasquan Inlet Jan. 20 along with a RED-NECKED
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at a feeder in Chatsworth Jan. 20
across from the municipal administration building, where there
are red ribbons on the trees; also at the feeder, EVENING
GROSBEAK and PINE SISKIN. A BALD EAGLE was reported Jan. 20 at
Jackson Ave., Pompton Lake where the Pompton and Wanaque Rivers
merge. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues in the SE corner of
Verona Park in Verona, Essex County, off Bloomfield Ave.
Two NORTHERN SHRIKES are in Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Road.
Some 50 SHRIKES have been reported this winter in NJ. Another
SHRIKE is at Assunpink on Eldridge Rd., halfway between the
Headquarters and the dog trials building. Round Valley on Jan.
20 had 4 REDHEAD and an imm. BALD EAGLE. REDHEADS were also
seen at the Hackensack Meadows Environmental Center in Lyndhurst,
with CANVASBACKS, this week.
Bogan's whale/alcid trips from Brielle run Satand Sun through
winter from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Price $20. Call 908-528-6620 or
528- 5014. Bogan's Basin is at 800 Ashley Ave., Brielle.
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, (908) 647-2357.
Good birding, and thank you for calling.