This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Mar 11 with reports of
THAYER'S GULL, other GULLS, WINTER FINCHES, COMMON EIDER,
HARLEQUIN, EURASIAN WIGEON, seasonal reports of migrants and
birds of local interest.
At Florence March 10, an adult THAYER'S GULL was sighted, along
with 30 LESSER BLACKBACKS, 10 ICELAND, 2 GLAUCOUS and arriving
LAUGHING GULLS. EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Mannington Marsh at
the Rte 45 crossing. An ICELAND GULL was at the Nuke plant in
Salem March 7.
In Jackson, the EVENING GROSBEAKS and PINE SISKINS continue between
7 and 8 a.m. at 1069 Veteran's H'way (Rte. 528). Reports continue of
REDPOLLS around feeders in northern New Jersey, especially in the
Highlands, but no reports of crossbills are coming in.
At Hereford Inlet March 6, there were three COMMON EIDER among the
OLDSQUAW, and another COMMON EIDER was at Barnegat Light also March
6 along with HARLEQUIN.
At Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Road March 9 in the rain, two
BARRED OWLS were sitting in the last spruce in the usual place
after not having been seen all winter! Also on Pleasant Plains
Road, the RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue, some GREAT BLUE HERONS
are on the nests, HARRIERS were hunting the fields, PINTAILS are in
pool 2, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were here and there, and RING-NECKED DUCK
and HOODED MERGANSER continue in the pool at the closed bridge.
In the Hackensack Meadowlands March 7, there were hundreds of
CANVASBACK and GADWALL, 5 GREAT CORMORANT (rare there until two
years ago) and SNIPE; COMMON MOORHEN, COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and
smaller numbers of BUFFLEHEAD, GREATER SCAUP, and a hundred RUDDY
DUCKS in Kearny; another hundred RUDDIES at the HMEC; and
HORNED GREBES and PIED-BILLED GREBES on the river.
Migrants reported this week included GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET,
EASTERN PHOEBE, WINTER WREN, BROWN CREEPER, TREE SWALLOW,
LAUGHING GULL, TOWHEE, PURPLE FINCH, RING-NECKED DUCK, PINTAIL,
COOPER'S and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, KILLDEER, SNIPE and GREAT BLUE
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