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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/1/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1995 at noon with reports of FRANKLIN'S GULL, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, SNOWY OWL, EURASIAN WIGEON, RAZORBILL, BALD and GOLDEN EAGLE, local reports and a pelagic trip announcement.

A FRANKLIN'S GULL was present in Atlantic City Jan. 28 through Jan. 31 at the MacDonald's off the Atlantic City Expressway. From the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 38, go east on the Expressway until you see the Atlantic City bus terminal (just past the 25-cent toll). Turn left on Arctic Ave., go one block then right into the MacDonald's. The bird sits either in MacDonald's parking lot, or in the vacant lot one block west, or on the roof of the bus terminal. It fearlessly responds to chum of french fries or crackers with its Ring-bill and (one) Laughing Gull friends.

The BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK at Cattus Island continues, appearing about 5 times daily, but often with several hour intervals between appearances. From the Garden State Parkway, take exit 82 (Rt. 37 east) to Fisher Blvd. The best view is from inside the building and it allows the bird to come to the feeders.

The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues at Sandy Hook. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was at Decker Road in Sussex County, an unmarked road off Rt. 206 just south of Ross's Corner across from the State Police barracks in a field on Jan. 28 and 29. Also there, a BROWN THRASHER.

A SNOWY OWL was in the South Cape May Meadows on Jan. 29. Two EURASIAN WIGEON were on Lake Takanassee Jan. 30; another was on Silver Lake the same day.

A GOLDEN EAGLE, adult bird, was at Mott's Creek just north of Brigantine on Jan. 28. A RAZORBILL was at Manasquan Inlet Jan. 29. Four SHORT-EARED OWLS and a dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK were at Manahawkin Jan. 28. The BARN OWL is in the nest box at Brig; also there on Jan. 28, SHORT-EARED OWL, AMERICAN PIPIT, lots of waterfowl, MEADOWLARK, and IPSWICH (SAVANNAH) SPARROW. Five BALD EAGLES were at Wanaque Reservoir on Jan. 30.

Lake Assunpink Jan. 29 had TUNDRA SWAN, SNOW GOOSE, COMMON GOLDENEYE, PIED-BILLED GREBE, RUDDY DUCK, and COOT. Oberly Road in Alpha had 100 HORNED LARKS Jan. 30.

A Cape May "mini-pelagic" trip for Alcids, goes March 11 out of the Miss Chris dock 8 AM to NOON, price $25, to Dave Githens, box 254, Cape May 08204. For information call (609) 884-3712.

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 by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

 
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