This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday, January 24, 2008 with reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, ROSS'S GOOSE, BARNACLE GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, REDHEAD, HARLEQUIN
DUCK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, AMERICAN BITTERN, GOLDEN EAGLE, PURPLE
SANDPIPER, SHORT-EARED OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, HORNED LARK, TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, SNOW BUNTING, COMMON REDPOLL and
seasonal and local reports of interest.
The Sandy Hook BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were last reported today, Jan, 24,
south of the radar site along the road to north beach. Two were seen
Jan. 21 along Raccoon Alley north of the Boy Scout Camp. The
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was last noted Jan. 20 near the water treatment
building at the end of Randolph just north of the Boy Scout Camp.
The hen BARROW'S GOLDENEYE appeared Jan. 23 in the cove on the
bayside just south of the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory and Jan 24 in
The three REDHEADS continue at Lake Takanassee in West End, Long
Branch as of Jan. 21, while 15 SNOW BUNTINGS were tallied near Lake
Como on Jan. 21.
Whitesbog continues to host a flock of 10 to 15 COMMON REDPOLLS near
the village store in Birch trees and the Northern Shrike on the main
auto tour road both as of Jan. 23. Whitesbog also was home to 23
TUNDRA SWANS Jan. 21.
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR provided an AMERICAN BITTERN and a SHORT-
EARED OWL Jan. 23, while Mott's Creek north of Forsythe (Brigantine)
NWR and the town of Smithville off Route 9 continues to host at least
two SHORT-EARED OWLS Jan. 21, Two SHORT-EARED OWLS were also tallied
on Cedar Run Dock Road Jan. 19.
The Bridge to Nowhere Road (Stafford Avenue) in Manahawkin is
basically not drivable, rendering Cedar Run Dock Road your best
Barnegat Light SP was home to 25 HARLEQUIN DUCKS and about 100 PURPLE
SANDPIPERS Jan. 21.
A ROSS'S GOOSE was extracted from a large flock of SNOW GEESE in a
field near Nimrod Rd., Mannington Marsh, Jan. 22, while a flock of 60
HORNED LARKS were observed along Featherbed Lane in Salem County the
The BARNACLE GOOSE in Califon was rediscovered Jan. 20 among CANADA
GEESE in a small pond along River Road, while a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was
tallied in Whitehouse Jan. 21. Alpha hosted a flock of 60+ HORNED
LARKS Jan. 20. A WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was photographed at Merrill
Creek Res. Jan. 23 and SHORT-EARED OWLS have been reported from the
Pole Farm near Pennington (DeLorme P.42, G-1) Jan. 21-22.
COMMON REDPOLLS were noted at private feeders in Montclair and near
Culver's Lake this week.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was observed along Old Mine Road near Poxono Island
while two were discovered near Van Campen Inn on Old Mine Road, both
on Jan. 21.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To
report birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list
species goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane,
Skillman, NJ 08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best
birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.