This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Dec. 18 with reports of
BELL'S VIREO, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, ICELAND and
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, CLAY COLORED SPARROW, and local reports.
THE BELL'S VIREO was still in fields 1 or 2 this week at Hidden
Valley in Cape May at least as of Thurs. Dec. 12. The
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues in West Cape May, now joined by an
OREGON-type JUNCO. The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the Delaware River
in Cinnaminson has moved to Delanco. To reach the area from Rte.
130, just north of Rancocas Creek, take Creek Road toward the
river. Turn left on Delaware Ave. Go to the boat landing and
look down river from there.
A WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was reported this week in a flock of
Canadas on Dec. 11 in Johnson Park next to New Brunswick at the
corner of Metlars Lane and River Rd.(Rte. 18). It is not known
if the bird remained. The previously reported WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE at Columbus and Lake Manalapan in Jamesburg have not been
reported again. There is now a hybrid on Lake Manalapan, not a
pure white- front, so these birds should be observed with care.
Two ICELAND GULLS and several LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were
reported this week on the fields off Rte. 206 in Columbus,
Burlington County. A large flock of some 250 SNOW BUNTINGS was
on the Auburn- Pedricktown Rd. near Pedricktown in Salem Co.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the report
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Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for
calling/faxing/surfing. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon;
transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L.
Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]