This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995,
with reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, COMMON EIDER, KING
EIDER, HARLEQUIN, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, BLACK-HEADED GULL,
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, winter FINCHES, SHRIKE reports and Christmas
The Sandy Hook CBC, Dec. 16, had 107 species, including a
BALTIMORE ORIOLE at a feeder. On the Hook itself,
NORTHERN SHRIKE at the Garden; an EASTERN PHOEBE at Brookdale,
HARLEQUIN at the auditorium, and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR in the road
median near lot D with SNOW BUNTINGS. Excellent job considering
the federal budget closing.
Hunterdon CBC, Dec. 17, 93 species with a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE at the Spruce Run outfall, 24 COMMON REDPOLLS on Gravel
Hill Road, 5 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN SHRIKES including one on Van
Syckel Rd. in Clinton WMA; also, REDHEAD, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER, EVENING GROSBEAK and RED CROSSBILL.
Dec. 15 was a good day at the shore: COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL
was at Shark River Inlet, HARLEQUIN DUCK, COMMON EIDER and KING
EIDER at Barnegat Inlet, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Wreck
Pond, and a RED-NECKED GREBE at Manasquan Inlet.
Princeton CBC, Dec. 17, had 91 species, with NORTHERN GOSHAWK
near the Motor Vehicles office at Bakers Basin and Rt.1;
PEREGRINE in Plainsboro; 2 REDHEAD and a CANVASBACK at Lake
Carnegie, Princeton; 100 WILD TURKEYS and a low vulture count
for both species.
Oceanville Dec. 16 had 122, with EURASIAN WIGEON at Brigantine
NWR; 12 MARBLED GODWITS at Brigantine Island (north of Atlantic
City); TRICOLORED HERON; all 3 ACCIPITERS at the Refuge; and a
WOOD THRUSH at Stockton State College.
Lakehurst CBC, Dec. 16, had 111, including SPOTTED SANDPIPER (!)
at Ocean County Park, ICELAND GULL and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL,
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL and AMERICAN PIPIT.
The Hackensack-Ridgewood CBC Dec. 16 had 76 species, including 4
BALD EAGLES at Oradell Reservoir; LINCOLN'S SPARROW (present 8
days) at a feeder near Tenafly Nature Center; 2 NORTHERN
SHRIKES, one along Tenakill Brook and one at Moonachie near
Commerce Ave. in the Hackensack Meadows; also, 111 COMMON
MERGANSERS, a 50-year high.
Moorestown CBC, Dec. 17, with about 100 species, listed a COMMON
MOORHEN at Delanco; a NASHVILLE WARBLER at Moorestown; and
TUNDRA SWAN, EASTERN PHOEBE, AMERICAN PIPIT, PALM WARBLER, &
Great Swamp (no species total yet) had the imm. GOLDEN EAGLE and
the faithful BARRED OWL on Pleasant Plains Rd. The NORTHERN
SHRIKE(S) were reported this week but not Count Day.
Other NORTHERN SHRIKES this week were reported at Thompson Park,
Lincroft, in the fields along the dirt road across from Christian
Brothers Academy; also, at Taylor's Refuge near Cinnaminson.
A LESSER SCAUP was with CANVASBACKS at Hackensack Meadows Env.
Ctr. Dec. 18. On Oberle Road, Alpha, Warren Co., on Dec. 18,
there were HORNED LARK, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, SNOW BUNTING and
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
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