Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/27/1996
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, Sandy Hook.

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.

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