Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/5/1997
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This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Feb. 5 at noon with reports of MEW/COMMON GULL and the gull concentration at Florence, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, HARLEQUIN, RAZORBILL, EUR. WIGEON, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and seasonal and local reports.

The gull concentration at Florence on the Delaware continues. On Feb. 3, two observers reported a first winter MEW/COMMON GULL in comparison with ringbills. Other reports this week ran to 30 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 30-40 Icelands and 8-10 Glaucous.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continues at Cranbury with a large flock of Canadas, seen most recently in a field off Ancil Davidson and Plainsboro roads, off Rte. 535.

ICELAND and GLAUCOUS GULLS were present in Johnson Park near New Brunswick off Rte. 18 on Feb. 1. GLAUCOUS GULLS were also reported Feb. 1 at Manasquan Inlet and at the Meadowlands Env. Center Feb. 2. The HARLEQUIN was at Sandy Hook behind the auditorium on Feb. 1 and a RED-NECKED GREBE was at the Hook the same day. A Male EURASIAN WIGEON was on Wreck Pond Feb. 1. A RAZORBILL was at Manasquan Inlet Feb. 4.

On Merrill Creek Reservoir this week were ICELAND GULL, REDHEAD, CANVASBACK, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and BALD EAGLE. BALD EAGLES continue to be reported alll over the state; two were on Lake Parsippany this week, at least three(2 adults) were at Yards Creek Reservoir, and at least five continue at Wanaque Reservoir. Others are at Brig and vicinity.

On Feb. 3, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at the corner of Haines Neck Rd. and Slape Corner Rd. north of Mannington Marsh with HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS. The birds have been regular there.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

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