This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed. Dec. 16 with reports
of CAVE SWALLOW, RAVEN, NORTHERN SHRIKE, COMMON REDPOLL, PINE
SISKIN, EURASIAN WIGEON, SHORT-EARED OWL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS, EVENING GROSBEAK, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, BLACK-HEADED GULL and
local reports of interest.
Two CAVE SWALLOWS were over South Cape May Meadows Dec. 11. A
EURASIAN WIGEON was at the Coast Guard Ponds on Ocean Drive in
Wildwood Dec. 12. A BLACK-HEADED GULL was off Cape May Point
Dec. 11. No sign of BLACK-TAILED GULL over the weekend. Gull
numbers are way down.
A RAVEN was feeding on a red squirrel carvass on Clinton Rd, West
Milford Sec 13; also on Clinton Rd Dec. 13 were 150
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS from Parking Areas P3 to P4; 30 SISKINS
and 5 COMMON REDPOLLS just off Clinton Rd near Area P5; and an
EVENING GROSBEAK was off nearby Rte 515 at a feeder, also Dec.
The imm. NORTHERN SHRIKE is still at Stony Brook Millstone off
the Red Shale Trail as of Dec. 16. On Oberle Road, Alpha Dec.
14, one LAPLAND LONGSPUR was with a flock of 100+ HORNED LARKS
Dec. 14. BALD EAGLES were reported this week in Somerville and
Manahawkin had a SHORT-EARED OWL Dec. 12. LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS were reported this week from Cape May; from a pond at exit
11 off the NJ Turnpike; and from Lake Como.
For anyone interested in helping on the Boonton Christmas Count,
please call Glenn at 973-335-1510. The count will be held Sun Dec.
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