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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/15/2007
This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, February 15, 2007 with reports of RED-NECKED GREBE, TUNDRA SWAN, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, REDHEAD, COMMON EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, RED- HEADED WOODPECKER, HORNED LARK, COMMON RAVEN, "IPSWICH" SAVANNAH SPARROW, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, upcoming pelagic announcement and seasonal and local reports of interest..

The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continues at the Ramapo College athletic fields along Halifax Road in Mahwah and on the open areas of nearby Henry Lake as of Feb. 11. Two COMMON RAVENS were observed in the same area Feb. 9. Unusual was a single TUNDRA SWAN reported in the swimming pond in Lincoln Park Feb. 10.

Both of the Bergen County RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue as of Feb. 12 with one at the Duck Pond in Ridgewood and the other at Dunkerhook County Park in Paramus along the path by the Saddle River. The park also hosted three RUSTY BLACKBIRDS also Feb. 12.

Individual RED-NECKED GREBES were present at Merrill Creek Res. Feb. 9 and Round Valley Res. Feb. 13 where REDHEAD peaked at 19 the same day. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was discovered at the boat launch parking area Feb. 9 among a flock of HORNED LARKS and was note there until Feb. 11, while the flock of 39 HORNED LARKS was still present Feb. 13. Round Valley Reservoir also hosted an ICELAND GULL and 16 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Feb. 14 also from the boat launch parking area.

Another LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was observed along the Raritan River in Johnson Park, New Brunswick Feb. 13, while Florence hosted an ICELAND GULL and 13 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS Feb. 12. A LESSER BLACK- BACKED GULL and two REDHEADS were observed from the Red Bank (river) overlook in National Park Feb. 8. A RED-NECKED GREBE was noted in the Delaware River from Palmyra Cove Park Feb. 12.

The COMMON EIDERS, HARLEQUIN DUCKS and an "Ipswich" SAVANNAH SPARROW continue at Barnegat Light SP as of Feb. 11. Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were observed at Cedar Run Dock Road Feb. 11.

See Life Paulagics is taking reservations for a pelagic out of Cape May on March 18. For more information check the website http://www.paulagics.com

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report of birding in NJ. To Report birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species, goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ 08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding, and thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.

 
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