Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/10/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Feb 10, with Review List reports of COMMON MURRE, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, THAYER'S GULL, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE; and reports of other species including ICELAND, GLAUCOUS and BLACK-HEADED GULLS, RAZORBILL, DOVEKIE, EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, HARLEQUIN, BALD EAGLES, MARBLED GODWIT, LOCAL REPORTS and pelagic trips, as well as an escaped LANNER falcon.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at Heislerville continues on East Point Road 1.2 miles beyond Main St. At Sandy Hook, a sick COMMON MURRE was photographed on the beach Feb 4. Also at the Hook, a bird thought to be a first winter THAYER'S GULL was seen and photographed Feb 4 and 6 at "I" Lot near the new building. The bird was seen with ICELANDS. The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues at Horseshoe Cove as of Feb 6-7.

Elsewhere on the shore, a GLAUCOUS GULL was at Oceanic Bridge Feb 6; ICELAND, GLAUCOUS and BLACK-HEADED GULLS were seen at Manasquan Inlet Feb 4 and a DOVEKIE was observed for 30 seconds there; two REDHEADS and a EURASIAN WIGEON were at Marconi Road, Shark River; and 23 HARLEQUINS were at Barnegat Jetty Feb 7. Two MARBLED GODWITS were at Nummy Island this week.

Bogan's "Atlantis" is running whale watch trips from Brielle Saturdays-Sundays at 9 a.m.; call 908-528-6620 for info. On Feb 6, FIN WHALES, KITTIWAKES and RAZORBILLS were seen.

A pelagic on the Miss Chris goes from Cape May Feb 21, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost $55. For info call 609-884-3939 or e-mail pguris@moneynet.com

Ten BALD EAGLES were on the Delaware River from the Gap to Poxono Island Feb 6; other eagles this week were on the following reservoirs: Yards Creek, Oradell, Oak Ridge, Wanaque, and Merrill Creek.

A LANNER Falcon has escaped from a falconer in the area of the Hackensack Meadowlands. Raptor rehabber Chris Brown called for help in locating it. It is a female and was wearing jesses and a telemetry antenna when last seen. It is about Peregrine size. Please report sightings of this bird to Chris at 609-921-0921.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Report rarities and updates to the BIRD BOX at 908-647-2357. Send Review List species documentation to NJBRC at 69 Alexander St, Princeton NJ 08540. Good birding, and thanks for calling, faxing, e-mailing, updating, etc.

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