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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/17/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon update for Thursday, Feb. 17, 1994 at noon with reports of the mother of all
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
; rarities in neighboring states, and local reports of
, and the like. A monster movement of
hit the state on Feb. 12: one hundred twenty-four birds, at least, were in Cape May County just between Avalon and Cape May Point (Cape May is snow-free). Three birds on Lily Lake; 5 at Cape May Point State Park; 23 at Town Bank; 35 in West Wildwood along the Ocean Drive; 26 in Stone Harbor; 6 in Avalon; and scattered twos and threes elsewhere, mostly in bays, boat basins, docks, ponds, and marinas, with only a very few on the ocean. Elsewhere in the state at least 9 were in Shark River estuary Feb. 12, most of them on Riverside Dr. One is also in the Shark River Marina. Others included 3 on the Delaware River at Delanco, Burlington Co., and 2 in Oyster Creek, Lacey Township. Another was in Barnegat Inlet Feb. 14. Those are the ones we know about; the numbers will go up when people can get out. A
was at Assunpink on East Branch Rd. on Feb. 12 along with 100
, and 11
. At least 5 accipiters are in the area.
are also at Apple Blossom Farm, Fort Elfsborg Rd, in Salem. The
were not reported to the tape Feb. 15-17 at Mannington Marsh. There are large numbers of Horned Larks there.
continues at Bayshore and New England Roads in Cape May; others are in Sharptown on Featherbed Lane, and also in Canton, both in Salem County. The sub[adult] male
was "photo op" at the base of the lighthouse at Barnegat Inlet on Feb. 14.
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
this week included 2 at Spring Lake Feb. 12, one at Shark River Feb. 14, one at Manasquan Feb. 14, and one at Barnegat Inlet Feb. 14. A first-year
was at Old Sam's Pond Feb. 12.
are still on Ocean Drive near the Coast Guard in Cape May.
were also at Shark River and at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center area in Lyndhurst, where there are also
are at Mott's Creek north of Forsythe Refuge. One thousand
are on Fostertown Rd. in Lumberton, Burlington Co. Get this:
are in Connecticut and Maryland (at Assateague);
are in Maryland, Iowa, and also at Derby Hill, NY; and
are as close as Ithaca, NY. 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.