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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/29/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1992 at 12:45 pm with reports of SNOWY OWL, RAZORBILL, NORTHERN SHRIKES, KING EIDER, GLAUCOUS and ICELAND GULLS, EURASIAN WIGEONS, LARK SPARROW, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, DICKCISSEL, BALD EAGLE, HARLEQUIN, COMMON EIDER, REDHEAD, and local reports. The SNOWY OWL continues this week at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, usually on the barge off Caven Pier. NORTHERN SHRIKES continue at 3 locations: Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Rd. near the ninety-degree turn; also, one at the north end of Paulins Kill Lake, off Rt. 519 at the power substation, in Sussex County; and, at Assunpink Jan. 27, on Imlaystown Rd., one half of the way between the Bait & Tackle shop and the lake parking lot, on the left in the fields. Also at Assunpink on Monday Jan. 27, 80 HORNED LARKS at the horse farm on Herbert Rd., and the LARK SPARROW, which was drive-up on Nurko Rd. on the north side of the lake. To reach it from 539 south of Hightstown, go east on Windsor-Perrineville Rd., go right on Imlaystown Rd. and left at the ninety-degree turn on Nurko Rd., go about 100 yards. Check along the edges of the road for the bird feeding on the ground; staying in the car is the best strategy. A RAZORBILL, or RAZORBILLS, continue daily at Manasquan Inlet on Jan. 27 the immature was present; on other days, the adult. Two KING EIDER were at Stone Harbor on Jan. 26. A GLAUCOUS GULL was at Sandy Hook Jan. 26, a first year bird. A third-year ICELAND GULL was at Johnson Park in the town of Highland Park on Rt. 18, on Jan. 27 on the river by the zoo. EURASIAN WIGEONS this week were on Lake Takanassee in Long Branch; on Franklin Lake in Long Branch, and at Brigantine NWR. Thirty BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS were at Apple Blossom Farm, on Ft. Elfsborg Rd. in Salem County on Jan. 22. Reach it from the town of Salem and Rt. 49, via Chestnut Ave., take a left on Featherbed Lane and a right on Ft. Elfsborg Rd. Most sightings have been from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. For the nearby DICKCISSEL, facing east on Ft. Elfsborg Rd. at Apple Blossom Farm drive straight ahead and around the corner to Money Island Rd.; stop at the chickens, and from the car look for the DICKCISSEL among the House Sparrows. Some ten BALD EAGLES are on the Upper Delaware River; others have been reported recently at Paulins Kill Lake, and at Wading River. HARLEQUIN and COMMON EIDER are still at Barnegat Light. Twenty BLACK VULTURES were reported at Mountainville on Philhower Rd. in one tree. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was at the pond on Rt. 523 in Pittstown, across from the Pittstown Inn. MERLINS were reported this week at Lyndhurst at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center, and also in a back yard in Mendham. WOOD DUCKS were reported this week on the Delaware River at the mouth of the Flatbrook, and at Lake Como in Spring Lake. REDHEAD continues on the Shrewsbury River; two sightings occured at the end of Patton Ave. in Long Branch, also in Monmouth Beach, off Sea Crest Rd. Don't go on the Marine Police dock, go to the left of it. 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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