Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 12/11/1990
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1990, at 2 PM with reports of BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, EARED GREBE, SNOWY OWL, COMMON EIDER, NORTHERN SHRIKE, BROWN PELICAN, GLAUCOUS GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, RED-NECKED GREBES, ALCIDS, SHORT-EARED OWLS, local reports, updates, and an NJAS trip announcement. Much of the action this week was on the North Shore. An EARED GREBE was at Sandy Hook, seen at Horseshoe Cove Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9; also in Horseshoe Cove a RED-NECKED GREBE was present Dec. 10, and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR has been seen off and on with SNOW BUNTINGS at North Beach. The NORTHERN SHRIKE continues at Thompson Park, Lincroft, Dec. 10, and a SHORT-EARED OWL was also seen there over the fields near the pond at 5:00 pm Dec. 9. Exit the Garden State Parkway at 109, take Rt. 520 west past Thompson Park to the Christian Brothers Academy, at the big CBA sign turn left into the dirt road. No word was received this week on the other 3 Shrikes. On Dec. 10 a brown COMMON EIDER was off Monroe Ave. at Spring Lake. A RED-NECKED GREBE and a KITTIWAKE were at Manasquan Inlet, and a GLAUCOUS GULL was on Old Sam's Pond in Point Pleasant. Two REDHEADS on Twilight Lake in Bayhead last week were not there this week, check West Point Island, Lavalette. Two EURASIAN WIGEONS have been off and on in Shark River, no word on the bird at Franklin Lake or Lake Takanassee. There were 3 ALCID reports during the week. A DOVEKIE came into the rehab in Tom's River Dec. 5; it washed up Dec. 4 at Monmouth Beach. On Dec. 8 a RAZORBILL was seen by several observers off Avon; and a MURRE (sp.) was reported at Shark River Inlet the same day. Three BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS were seen Dec. 8th on the horse farm on Bayshore Road in Cape May; and a BROWN PELICAN was seen flying over Cape May Point on Dec. 9. A SNOWY OWL was reported on Vail Rd. in Parsippany on Dec. 11. No word was received this week about the Barnegat Light SNOWY OWL. Two SHORT-EARED OWLS were reported at Dekorte State Park at the Hackensack Meadows, Lyndhurst, during the week; and RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue in Rahway River Park in Rahway. There was no word this week on the ROSS' GEESE at Brigantine NWR. There was no word this week on the RED-NECKED GREBE on Swartswood Lake. The NJAS trip to the Rio Grande valley and the Texas Coast Feb. 16-27 1991 still has space; call Rancocas Nature Center at 609-261-2495 for information. 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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