This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Feb. 15,
1995 with reports of TUFTED DUCK, FRANKLIN'S GULL, SANDHILL
CRANE, MARBLED GODWIT, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, EURASIAN
WIGEON, REDHEAD, ICELAND GULL, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and
A drake TUFTED DUCK appeared on Feb. 11 in Monmouth Beach,
in a flock of several hundred Greater Scaup in the
Shrewsbury River. From Rt. 36 [northbound], turn left
(west) on Park Road. At the second intersection turn right
on Ice House Road; follow it around behind the building; go
right into the driveway of Breakwater Cove condos and go to
the end of the parking lot. Look for the bird in the flock
of SCAUP; REDHEADS are also there. The bird was not
reported afterwards but is probably still in the area.
The McFRANKLIN'S GULL was still at the Bus Terminal in
Atlantic City at the end of the Expressway on Feb. 12.
A SANDHILL CRANE was reported Feb. 12 in the vicinity of
exit 109 of the Garden State Parkway. Five MARBLED GODWITS
were seen Feb. 11 with other shorebirds, just the other
side of the bridge to Brigantine Island, on the left, on
the extensive flats; reach it from Rt. 30 in Atlantic City.
In Salem County, 2 male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were with
Redwings on Rt. 581, Commissioner Pike; take Rt. 40 east
from Sharptown about 5 miles, go right on 581 a mile or so,
look for a big flock of Redwings. Also there, 200 HORNED
LARKS, 100 AMERICAN PIPITS, a dozen MEADOWLARKS.
EURASIAN WIGEON continues at the Coast Guard Ponds in
Wildwood Crest, Cape May County. REDHEADS this week were in
Monmouth Beach at the Tufted Duck, also at Merrill Creek
Reservoir (Warren Co.). An ICELAND GULL was at Griffin Park
in Monmouth Beach on Feb. 12. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS this week
were at Alpha, at Overpeck, at Hackensack Meadowlands in
Lyndhurst (where there is also an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER);
and other Rough-legs are at Manahawkin with SHORT-EARED
The BARRED OWL continues at Pleasant Plains Rd. in Great
Swamp. RAVENS are at the Delaware Water Gap and also at the
microwave tower in High Point State Park. BALD EAGLES and a
GOLDEN EAGLE are on the upper Delaware; BALD EAGLES are
also at Wanaque Reservoir and Oradell Reservoir.
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.