Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/13/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon update for Thursday, Mar. 3, 1994 at 11 AM with reports of THICK-BILLED MURRE, EARED GREBE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, RED-NECKED GREBE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN, REDHEAD, EURASIAN WIGEON, SNOW BUNTING, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and local reports. A THICK-BILLED MURRE was at Barnegat Inlet Feb. 28; also there this week, the male KING EIDER and 12 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, a Harbor Seal, PURPLE SANDPIPERS, and RED-NECKED GREBE. EARED GREBE was at Holgate Feb. 28. Five LAPLAND LONGSPURS continue at Sandy Hook, north beach, with about 250 COMMON REDPOLLS and another 200 REDPOLLS were at parking area C on Feb. 26. Two ICELAND GULLS were at Manasquan Inlet Feb. 25, and two RED-NECKED GREBES were there Feb. 26. Shark River this week had several RED-NECKED GREBES, a EURASIAN WIGEON in the boat basin, Lake Como had 8 or 9 REDHEADS several days this week. Other RED-NECKED GREBES were at the PSE&G facility in Sewaren on the Arthur Kill, 3 birds; and on Raritan Bay, also 3 birds -- one at Leonardo Marina, one at Cliffwood Beach off Beach Ave., and one at Perth Amboy at the boat basin near the Armory Restaurant, Smith St. Another was at Washington Crossing State Park on the Delaware Feb. 28; another at the Salem Nuclear Plant Feb. 26; also reported, the now-usuals at Wildwood and Stone Harbor, including one group of 12. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at South Amboy near the yacht club Feb. 27. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS continue at Manahawkin and in the Hackensack Meadowlands area. SNOW BUNTINGS continue in Sussex County at Rt. 519 and Plotz Rd. near the County Administration Building between Hampton and Newton. COMMON GOLDENEYES and COMMON MERGANSERS were in the Delaware at Washington Crossing. A PEREGRINE was on the Garden State Parkway bridge over the Raritan River this week, and another is on the Rt. 9 bridge near Jersey City. HARRIERS and COOPER'S HAWKS were very widely reported this week. REDPOLLS are more sporadic now at most feeders. 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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