Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/27/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Jan 27 with reports of Review List TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, BLACK-TAILED GULL and BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, and reports of ICELAND and BLACK-HEADED GULLS, HARLEQUINS, REDHEAD, SHORTEAR, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, RED-NECKED GREBE, EURASIAN WIGEON, local reports and notice of a pelagic off Cape May on Feb 21.

A pelagic on the Miss Chris from Cape May goes Feb 21, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., cost $55. For info call 609-884-3939 or e-mail pguris@moneynet.com.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still present Jan 23 at Heislerville in the same area, 1.2 mi from Main St on East Point Road.

The last report of the BLACK-TAILED GULL was a brief view Jan 21. BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was at Sandy Hook Jan 22 with COM. GOLDENEYE--park at Area L and walk across the road to the bayside; look for the goldeye flock in Horseshoe Cove. The Park Service has asked us not to use the Holly Forest Road. Also at Sandy Hook Jan 22 were three Iceland Gulls at I-lot at North Beach, at close range from the new beach pavilion.

Elsewhere on the shore this week, 12 HARLEQUINS (males and females) were at Barnegat Light and 10 (all females) were seen off Shark River jetty Jan 20. SHORTEARED-OWLS and AMERICAN BITTERN were off Cedar Dock Run Road off Rte. 9 south of Rte. 72. BLACK-HEADED GULLS and ICELAND GULLS were at Manasquan Inlet Jan 20. EURASIAN WIGEON was on Silver Lake, Belmar Jan 26. A RED-NECKED GREBE was off Roosevelt Ave, Deal on Jan 25.

Elsewhere in the state, 5 REDHEADS are on Lake Parsippany with numbers of other waterfowl. Greenwood Lake had seven waterfowl species this week, with 100 RINGNECKS, 3 LESSER SCAUP and a HORNED GREBE in West Milford near the state line.

A flock of REDHEADS was on Round Valley this week. Merrill Creek has good numbers of waterfowl including TUNDRA SWAN this week, and also BALD EAGLE there. LAPLAND LONGSPUR continues on Oberle Road, Alpha with HORNED LARKS as of Jan 24. In the escape department, a CHUKAR has been reported ion the area of the Bonnie Brae home in Basking Ridge.

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