Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/12/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon update for SATURDAY, Feb. 12, 1994 at 4:30 pm with reports of TRUMPETER SWAN, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW, BREWER'S and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, ICELAND & COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, RED-NECKED GREBE, HARLEQUIN, KING EIDER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, REDHEADS, EAGLES, COMMON REDPOLLS, and local reports. The next tape change will be Thursday, Feb. 17. Four TRUMPETER SWANS of unknown origin, one adult and 3 young, were reported at Mannington Marsh in Salem County Feb. 6 and 7. The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW reported this past week at Turkey Point, Cumberland county, on Gandy Rd. off Maple St., has not been reported again. BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS are again present on Apple Blossom Farm on Ft. Elfsborg Rd. in Salem. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were reported this week at three locations: New England and Bayshore Rd., Cape May; also in Canton, Salem County; and also in Salem County on Featherbed Lane in Sharptown. A COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL is being seen at the Salem nuclear plant. In the storm on Feb. 11, an ICELAND GULL was on the lawn at Dartmouth Village, Baldwin Rd., in Parsippany, eating bread. The site is a quarter mile from Boonton Reservoir. Two RED-NECKED GREBES were in Oyster Creek, Lacey Township, on Feb. 10. HARLEQUINS & KING EIDER continue at Barnegat Inlet. COMMON REDPOLLS continue to be reported from all parts of the state, the largest flock this week was the 200 at Sandy Hook parking area C. Other bigs flocks are at Liberty State park in Jersey City and also at Holgate. Three ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 2 light morph and 1 dark morph, were at Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst on Feb. 5. Also there, a PEREGRINE, all 3 MERGANSERS, and CANVASBACKS. There was a light morph ROUGH-LEG on Pleasant Plains Rd. Feb. 6, and the RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues in Great Swamp at the end of Woodland Rd. From 6 to 8 REDHEADS were present daily on Lake Como in Spring Lake. Dingman's, on the upper Delaware R., continues to be a good EAGLE vantage point. Birds at Liberty State Park this week included ROUGH-LEG, HARRIER, SHARP-SHIN, HORNED GREBE, RUDDY DUCK, CANVASBACK, WIGEON, GADWALL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, COM. GOLDENEYE, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN, and SNOW BUNTING. In Monmouth Co., 12 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were in Thompson Park; 24 SNOW BUNTINGS were on the crossroad at Newman Springs, and PINE SISKINS continue at the feeders at Huber Woods. 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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