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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 12/15/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Dec 15 with reports of Review List PACIFIC LOON, and other reports of N. SHRIKE, WINTER GULLS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, HARLEQUIN, SHORT-EARS, ROUGH-LEGS, COM. REDPOLL, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and seasonal and local reports.

The week was characterized by the usual paucity of reports in the annual pre-Christmas Count clam-up period. A PACIFIC LOON was reported at Sandy Hook off the Visitor Center Dec 10. Also at the Hook this week were the YELLOWTHROAT on Plum Island, lots of SNOW BUNTINGS, A DOZEN HORNED LARK, AN ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at North Pond on the 12th, and a scattering of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS and HERMIT THRUSH.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was at the Pole Farm (Mercer County Park West) Dec 12; it was in the thickets near the intersection of the two main roads.

Barnegat Light this week had 13 HARLEQUINS, 250 SNOW BUNTINGS, and a few HORNED LARK.

Manahawkin this week has had up to 8 SHORT-EARS, at least two ROUGH-LEGS, and up to 10 E. MEADOWLARKS. Mott's Landing north of Brig has also been getting up to 5 SHORT-EARS.

GLAUCOUS and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were reported this week at Florence. LESSER BLACK-BACKS were also at Johnson Park opposite New Brunswick.

Round Valley this week had two BALD EAGLE, two BALTIMORE ORIOLES, COMMON REDPOLL and RUDDY DUCK.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation of rarities goes to NJBRC at 142 Moore St, Princeton 08540. Good birding and thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.

 
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