This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Nov. 27 with reports
of SWAINSON'S HAWK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, SNOWY OWL, COMMON EIDER,
HARLEQUIN, KITTIWAKE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and the Delaware
ROSS'S GULL, as well as local reports, and a mini-pelagic trip.
On Nov. 23 at the Cape May Hawkwatch, a SWAINSON'S HAWK banded a
month ago was seen and recaptured, and 2 GOLDEN EAGLES and a
NORTHERN GOSHAWK were also seen from the platform.
A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE appeared this week in Cinnaminson in the
same place as two years ago. To reach it, take I-295 to 73 North
to 130 North. Take jughandle toward Delaware River at Riverton
Rd. At the light on River Road, go right one half mile, and turn
left on Randolf St. The bird has been visible from the Riverton
Yacht Club at the end of Riverton Road.
The Delaware ROSS'S GULL was seen Nov. 24 for about 6 minutes on
the south side of Indian River Inlet.
SNOWY OWLS were seen at Cape Henlopen Delaware, and also in New
Jersey Nov. 24 on the causeway in Atlantic County from
Northfield to Margate on the telephone poles. Other shore
highlights this week: Nov. 23 at Island Beach, 18 COMMON EIDER, 2
HARLEQUIN, 50 SNOW BUNTING, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, JAEGER sp., 3 KITTIWAKE
and lots of GANNETS. On the North Shore Nov. 23, a COMMON EIDER
was off the Spring Lake Hotel; lots of HOODED MERGANSERS were on
the ponds; about 75 CANVASBACKS were on Takanassee. On Nov.
24, a female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was the only Goldeneye at the
Shark River Yacht Club on Riverside Drive in Shark River; a
female REDHEAD was at Lake Takanassee, and a COMMON EIDER was at
Manasquan Inlet. On November 25, a COMMON EIDER was still at
Manasquan, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Spermaceti Cove,
On Oct. 24, a DICKCISSEL was at Palmyra. The DICKCISSEL was still
at the Hoffman feeder in Bernardsville as of Nov. 25.
A mini-pelagic boat trip runs out of Cape May on the Cape May Whale
Watcher Dec. 8 or 14. Price is $35; departure 8 a.m. from Miss
Chris marina. For reservations and info, call 800-786-5445.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web
page changes Wednesdays. Web site is at
http://www.njaudubon.org [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. after hours
calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For
updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908)
647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.