Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/1/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1995 at 10 am with reports of TUFTED DUCK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, ICELAND GULL, COMMON MURRE, ROSS'S GOOSE, RED-NECKED GREBE, pelagic trip reports and announcements, and local reports.

The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues at the end of Park Road off the end of Rt. 36 in Monmouth Beach; no report of the one on the Delaware at Cinnaminson this week. The TUFTED DUCK drakes are often at the small inlet at Shrewsbury Dr. and Oyster Bay Rd. by the white bridge, on the west side of the Shrewsbury River. From Park Road go north on Rt. 36; go left over the Rt. 520 bridge into Rumson; immediate left on Ward Rd., and right on Shrewsbury Drive. Follow Shrewsbury Drive to the small white bridge. The Tufted Duck was back at Breakwater Cove, Park Rd., at 4:45 PM on Tuesday Feb. 28, and two TUFTED DUCK drakes were seen from the Oceanic Bridge in Rumson on Sunday Feb. 26.

COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen Feb. 25 at the sewage treatment plant in Monmouth Beach.

A COMMON MURRE was seen Thursday Feb. 23 through Monday Feb. 27, at Manasquan Inlet. An adult ICELAND GULL was also there on Feb. 26.

Two ROSS'S GEESE were at Featherbed Lane, Sharptown, Salem Co., in a flock of Snows on Saturday, Feb. 25. Two RED-NECKED GREBES were off the jetty at the end of Roosevelt Ave. in Deal, on Feb. 25. EURASIAN WIGEON and WOOD DUCK were on the second Takanassee Pond on Feb. 25. Two BLACK VULTURES were at Breakwater Cove and one at Sandy Hook also on Feb. 25.

BARRED OWL and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continue at Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Rd. The two BALD EAGLES continue at Oradell Reservoir, sometimes at the mouth of Pascack Brook opposite the water company. EAGLES also continue on Old Mine Road and Wanaque Reservoir.

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was reported during the week at Featherbed Lane, Sharptown.

A pelagic trip will go from Cape May Saturday, March 11, 8 AM to noon, $25; call Dave, (609) 884-3712. Another goes Saturday March 4 from the Viking Dock, Montauk, Long Island, to Block Canyon, 5 AM to 6 PM; cost $70; call John at (914) 234-0306. And more: the weekend fishing trips, 20-50 miles off Cape May, birder discount, call Capt. Fred at (609) 884-

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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