Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/24/1993
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1993, at noon, with reports of ROCK WREN, COMMON CRANE, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, SNOWY OWL, RAZORBILL, EURASIAN WIGEON, HARLEQUIN, ICELAND and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, BALD EAGLE, TURKEYS, and local reports. The ROCK WREN continues in Cape May Point at 405 Lincoln Ave. A COMMON CRANE in Salem Co., was found again on Feb. 20 and 21 in the Compromise Rd. area off Rt. 45, in 3 locations. One, at the "Redhead pond" on Compromise Rd., across from the goat pasture; two, 2 right turns away from Compromise Rd. on Hackett Rd., and three, at the intersection of Compromise Rd. and Mannington-Yorketown Rd. Other birds in the area included a possible Ross's x Blue Goose hybrid, on King's Highway (Rt. 620) opposite the old Seven Stars Tavern; also, an adult male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, on the farm on S. Featherbed Lane near Ft. Elfsborg Rd. And a LAPLAND LONGSPUR was on the fill near the Nuclear Plant on Feb. 21. A SNOWY OWL was at Sandy Hook Feb. 19 by North Pond. A RAZORBILL was in Manasquan Inlet on Feb. 20. EURASIAN WIGEON was on the lawn at Macreadie Park on the south side of Shark River, Belmar, on Feb. 22. Nine HARLEQUINS continue at Barnegat Inlet. The KING EIDERS were not found Feb. 19, but were at Barnegat Inlet earlier in the week. ICELAND GULLS were reported at Oldham Pond, in Haledon, off High Mountain Rd. (a third year bird) and also (a first or second-year bird) at West Side Park on the Passaic R. at Paterson, and at the Belmar Marina, Shark River, off and on for a week, most recently Feb. 20. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were: one imm. on the beach at Belmar Feb. 22; an adult in Kearny Marsh, Feb. 19; and an adult at the Belmar Marina in Shark River, Feb. 20; and two adults at Johnson Park, Rt. 18, in New Brunswick, Feb. 22. A PINE WARBLER was at Garrison Mt. on Feb. 19. Eight BALD EAGLES were on the Delaware River from the Water Gap to Dingmans' on Feb. 20, and also the same area had 130 TURKEYS in six flocks (including one flock of 100 birds!) as well as 3 Pileated Woodpeckers. A Sapsucker is also in the conifers at the Worthington State Forest Campground off Old Mine Rd. near the Water Gap. The Canton Eagle nest at Stow Neck Rd., Salem Co., has a sitting bird. Migrants this week were Harrier, Snipe, Meadowlark, Killdeer, all 3 Mergansers, and Turkey Vulture. 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.

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