This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, Feb.
15 with reports of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, BROWN PELICAN,
SANDHILL CRANE, EIDERS, HARLEQUINS, EAGLES, GULLS, SHRIKES
of course (58 at last count); COMMON REDPOLL; RED-NECKED
GREBE; local reports of interest and an important
A SANDHILL CRANE flew over Pleasant Plains Road in Great
Swamp NWR, on Feb. 15, headed toward the Great Blue Heron
A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE has been present in the Delaware R.
Feb. 11-15, mostly seen from the Pennsylvania side. It is
seen between Washington Crossing and the Scudders Falls
(Interstate 95) bridge. Most viewing is from Rt. 32, River
Rd., in Pennsylvania. Today at 2 PM [and until 4:45 -tr.]
the bird was near I-95 along Rt. 32. Park in the Yardley
fisherman's access just below the bridge.
Barnegat Light this week had a BROWN PELICAN Feb. 11.
During the week, the Winter assortment of EIDERS, ICELAND
GULL, HARLEQUINS, PURPLE SANDPIPERS, LOONS, and RED KNOT
was seen there.
COMMON REDPOLLS reported this week included 2 at the
Scherman-Hoffman feeders in Bernardsville, Feb. 14-15, in
the afternoon only. Also, REDPOLLS were at Peters Valley,
Sussex Co., at the intersection of 615 at a feeder; others
at Panther Valley (Warren Co.), and Stockholm on Rt. 23.
Feb. 10 there were 2 RAVENS at the Delaware Water Gap, and
another at Yard's Creek power station at Rt. 94 in Walnut
Valley. BALD and GOLDEN EAGLES were at Dingman's Bridge
Feb. 10. Two NORTHERN SHRIKES were at the Flatbrook
Wildlife Management Area on Rt. 615 the same day.
A probable GLAUCOUS GULL was at Carteret on Arthur Kill,
visible from the Cargo Logistics parking lot on Industrial
Ave. on Feb. 11. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was in the
Sewaren section of Woodbridge, on the Arthur Kill, at the
Woodbridge Twp boat launch. The three HARLEQUINS continue
at the Perth Amboy boat basin; take Smith St. east to its
dead-end at the Tottenville Ferry sign and jog right to the
REDHEADS and many CANVASBACKS continue at the Hackensack
Meadows Environment Center in Lyndhurst. Both BARRED OWL
and SAW-WHET OWL were heard calling in the rain on Feb. 10
at 4 PM at the Great Swamp.
The NORTHERN SHRIKE is still at Assunpink on the road south
of Headquarters, and Ring-necks and COMMON MERGANSERS were
on the lake. A MERLIN was at Kingston on Feb. 12.
On the Ocean Drive in Cape May, there were 7 HORNED GREBES
and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES at the first bridge on the way to
CONSERVATION ALERT: Please call your US House Member (202)
224-3121; ask him or her to sign on to Congresswoman
Morella's letter to Speaker Gingrich, urging repeal of the
moratorium on Endangered Species Act listing from the 1996
Appropriations Bill. The Moratorium prevents not only
species listing but also designation of critical habitat.
Thanks very much.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a regular weekly report on
birding in New Jersey. The tape usually changes Wednesday,
more often if necessary. To report birds, please call
Tuesday at 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Good birding
and thank you for calling. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ
Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline
Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]