This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for WED Feb 18, with reports
of THAYER'S GULL, ROSS'S GOOSE, WINTER FINCHES, COMMON EIDER,
HARLEQUIN, MARBLED GODWIT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, EAGLES, waterfowl,
WINTER GULLS and local reports of interest.
THAYER'S GULLS were seen again at Florence on the Delaware Feb. 14
and 16; also there this week were numerous LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS and some ICELAND GULLS. LESSER BLACKBACKS also were
reported this week from Florence, Sandy Hook, Highland Park, and
the south end of Greenwood Lake.
A ROSS'S GOOSE was reported with Snows at Sharptown in Salem
WINTER FINCH reports this week were: 100 REDPOLLS in the town of
Ringwood; and small numbers at Walpack Center near Blue Mtn Lake.
EVENING GROSBEAK and SISKIN are still at feeders in Chatsworth near
the municipal buiding.
Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS continue at Alpha,
Oberle Road among the HORNED LARKS, as of Feb 15. Thirty SNOW
BUNTINGS were at the Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick.
Three COMMON EIDER and HARLEQUINS continued at Barnegat Light.
MARBLED GODWITS are seen off and on between Nummi Island and
Hereford Inlet; WESTERN SANDPIPERS were at Stone Harbor Point,
and numbers of OYSTERCATCHERS were present at Hereford Inlet.
BALD EAGLES were at Leeds Point and Motts Creek. A GOLDEN EAGLE
and 200 TUNDRA SWANS were at Brig this week. A SHORT-EARED OWL
was at Cedar Run Dock Road, off Rte. 9 south of Rte. 72.
Two BALD EAGLES were on Lake Hopatcong this week; two others at
Wanaque Res.; one at Carnegie Lake in Princeton; up to four
continue at Yards Creek Reservoir; others are on the Delaware at
Worthington, Poxono and Dingman's bridge.
Over 100 COMMON MERGANSERS were on Spruce Run this week, and over
100 RING-NECKED DUCKS were on the pond behind St. Teresa's in
Other local reports: a PINE WARBLER was in Mt. Laurel Feb 12. Up to
8 BLACK VULTURES are in the Bernardsville roost. SAPSUCKERS were
reported this week at Merrill Creek, Worthington Campground and
Poxono Island. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was on South Beverwyck Road in
Parsippany Feb 15. About 200 CANVASBACKS were at the Hackensack
Meadows Env. Center and another 200 at Liberty State Park, along
with the usual numbers of other waterfowl and HORNED GREBES. A BLUE-
WINGED TEAL has been present at Rogers Refuge, Princeton this
week. A hundred WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were at Barnegat Light. The
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue on Pleasant Plains Road in Great
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