This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday March
11, 2010 with reports of BLACK BRANT, WESTERN GREBE, SPOTTED TOWHEE,
THICK-BILLED MURRE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, seasonal & local reports of interest.
A THICK-BILLED MURRE was studied off a jetty at Jersey Ave in Spring Lake
Mar 5; no reports since.
The North Shore WESTERN GREBE was viewed on the north side of Shark River
Inlet Mar 6. On Mar 7 the bird was seen off the north end of the boardwalk
in Allenhurst and Marine Place in Deal Mar 9. A BLACK BRANT was among the
pale-bellied Brant at Silver Lake in Belmar Mar 5. Also in DEAL was a
continuing flock of 300 BLACK SCOTER and 7+ COMMON EIDERS. A first-cycle
ICELAND GULL and a RAZORBILL were viewed off Marine Pl in Deal Mar 9. More
information on birding these areas can be found at
The female SPOTTED TOWHEE continued this week at Palmyra Cove Nature Park
through Mar 6; look for the bird in association with several EASTERN TOWHEES
at "the big pit."
Two SANDHILL CRANES continue in Wall Twp through Mar 7. The birds are most
frequently seen near the intersection of Benz Rd and New Bedford Rd on or
near GIESER'S FARM.
The NORTHERN SHRIKE continued through Mar 7 at DeKorte Environmental Center
in the NJ Meadowlands along Disposal Rd; also there this week were
RING-NECKED PHEASANT (probably "wild birds"), 200 CANVASBACKS, and 5
Eight MONK PARAKEETS were noted in Ridgefield at the corner of Edgewater &
Railroad Aves Mar 6.
A Red-headed Woodpecker with a "75% red head" continues through Mar 7 at
A male Eurasian Wigeon was noted at Mount Hope Lake in Rockaway Twp Mar
Spruce Run Reservoir hosted 24+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls Mar 6. Two
Iceland Gulls were noted there Mar 5. One hundred thousand Snow Geese were
on Merrill Creek Reservoir along with a Redhead and Long-tailed Duck Mar 9.
A Rough-legged Hawk was seen over fields at Winding Brook farm, about 2
miles north of Ross's Corner Mar 8.
Nine Lesser Black-backed Gulls and an Iceland Gull were noted at Florence
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