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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/21/1990
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1990, at 12:45 pm with reports of ROSS'S GOOSE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, RED-NECKED GREBES, NORTHERN SHRIKES, HARLEQUINS, SNOWY OWL, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, BLACK VULTURE, EURASIAN WIGEON, seasonal reports, and local reports of interest. At Brigantine NWR November 14-17 the following were seen: ROSS'S GOOSE, LESSER-BLACK BACKED GULL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. The RED-NECKED GREBE at Swartswood Lake was still there Nov. 17, off Rt. 521 on the West side of the lake. Also there are GREAT CORMORANTS; and at the intersection of 521 and 612 at the South end of Swartswood is a roost of 8 BLACK VULTURES, near the red barn. A RED-NECKED GREBE was also at Island Beach State Park Nov. 21, off parking lot 7a. An immature NORTHERN SHRIKE is in the Sparta area. Take Rt. 15 to Rt. 94; at the intersection with 94 go left on Rt. 623, 2.4 miles to a sign saying "entering Andover." On the left is an old trailer with a sign saying "Custom Industrial Park." The Shrike is in the fields around the trailer. The other Shrike continues at Thompson Park in Monmouth County. A SNOWY OWL and a HARLEQUIN have been present daily since Nov. 15 at Barnegat Light; enter the beach at 8th St.; turn left, and walk up the beach and look back toward the lighthouse and the construction site for the Snowy. A HENSLOW'S SPARROW was reported in Colonial Park, off Mettler's Rd., Franklin Township, Somerset Cty., off Rt. 287. The bird was in the Spooky Pond section of the park, on the Southwest side by the stream. EURASIAN WIGEON has been on Franklin Pond and Lake Takanassee off and on for the past ten days. Thousands of GANNETS have been seen this week from Sandy Hook to Point Pleasant; a TUNDRA SWAN is on Lake Como with the MUTE SWANS. The 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue in Rahway River Park off St. George Ave., Rt. 27, behind the Rahway Pool. A BALD EAGLE was at AT&T, Basking Ridge, Nov. 20. HORNED LARKS and HARRIERS are being seen at Oberly Rd., Alpha; SNOW BUNTINGS are at Spruce Run. A BALD EAGLE continues at Round Valley Reservoir. And EVENING GROSBEAKS, GOSHAWK, and both BALD and GOLDEN EAGLES were seen at Raccoon Ridge this week. 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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