This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Dec 9 with reports of
Review List species: BLACK-TAILED GULL, BLACK GUILLEMOT, BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE and SWAINSON'S HAWK. Also reported were the results of
a pelagic Dec 5, SHORTEARED OWL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, NORTHERN SHRIKE, and local reports.
An adult BLACK-TAILED GULL (second report for the state) was found
at 2nd Av. Jetty in Cape May, seen by several observers that day,
and not since.
A BLACK GUILLEMOT (one of a handful for NJ) was found
at Manasquan Inlet Dec 8; the bird was still there at 3 p.m.,
further west in the inlet, seen flying and swimming.
Two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE were reported at Merrill Creek Res. Dec 3
and 4, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Dec 6. A SWAINSON'S HAWK
was reported Dec 5 from Highbridge near Lake Solitude (Hunterdon
Co.) Dec 5 (observed 10 minutes).
A pelagic on the Atlantis Dec 5 had 750 GANNET, 1 POMARINE
JAEGER, 8 sp. of gulls (2 ICELAND, 1 GLAUCOUS, and 14
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE), 1 RAZORBILL, 1 AM. WOODCOCK 45 mi.
out, and 180 Com. Dolphin.
Two NORTHERN SHRIKES continue at Stony Brook-Millstone, 1 ad, and
1 imm. SHORT-EARED OWLS were on Cedar Dock Run Road off Rte. 9
south of Rte 72 on Dec 6, and a dark ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was at
Manahawkin Dec 5.
Good numbers of RED-THROATED LOONS and HORNED GREBES were along
Raritan Bay from South Amboy to Keansburg Dec 6; SNOW BUNTINGS,
MEADOWLARKS, BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES and OLDSQUAW were also at
Keansburg. At the Hackensack Meadows Environment Center in
Lyndhurst Dec 5, there was an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in the parking
lot of the center, a PALM WARBLER on the hill opposite the
entrance, and a lingering SNOWY EGRET in the pool.
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