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.