Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 12/2/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Dec 2 with reports of these Review List species: BARNACLE GOOSE, and ROSS'S GOOSE. Also reported this week: NORTHERN SHRIKES, HARLEQUINS, KING EIDER, EURASIAN WIGEON, EVENING GROSBEAK, RAVEN, and birds of seasonal and local interest.

A BARNACLE GOOSE, origin unknown, was photographed on the Pond in Colonial Park off JFK Blvd in the town of Somerset on Nov 27. No report since, but it bears checking; White-fronted Goose has occurred here several times. A ROSS'S GOOSE was among SNOW GEESE at Mannington Marsh Nov 27.

NORTHERN SHRIKES continue at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed in Mercer County, and another was reported at the "Pole Farm," Mercer County Park West, in Lawrenceville on Nov 27.

Birds at Barnegat Inlet Nov 28 included 6 HARLEQUIN, a female KING EIDER, SNOW BUNTING, IPSWICH SPARROWS, OYSTERCATCHERS, TURNSTONES, PURPLE SANDPIPER, RED-THROATED LOONS, GANNET, OLDSQUAW and SURF SCOTER. Some four or five SEDGE WRENS were calling at dawn at Manahawkin WMA near the Bridge to Nowhere Nov 28. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was also at Manahawkin Nov 28. A Gray Seal was seen out of the water at 13th St, Barnegat Light on Nov 29.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Stockton Lake in Manasquan Nov 27. A strong flight of hundreds of RED-THROATED LOONS was observed at Artificial Island, Salem County Nov 29. Previous high for the location: 20.

Twenty EVENING GROSBEAK and one dark ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK flew over Chimney Rock Nov 30. Record totals for Chimney Rock fall hawk migration in 1998 included: 18 BALD EAGLES, 4500 SHARPSHINS, 16 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2,000 KESTRELS, and 334 MERLINS.

A RAVEN was sighted over Rte 287 at Rte 23 on Nov 26. The usual waterfowl are at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, including several hundred RUDDY DUCKS, and some CANVASBACK and HORNED GREBES. A large flock of SNOW GEESE, including one blue, was reported inland at Allentown NJ Nov 30.

An AMERICAN BITTERN and two TRICOLORED HERONS linger at Sedge Islands off Island Beach as of Nov 29.

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 Wednesday. 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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