Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/13/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Thurs., March 13 at 11 a.m. with reports of CALIFORNIA GULL, SNOWY OWL, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, RED-NECKED GREBE, GOLDEN EAGLE, and local and seasonal reports.

An adult CALIFORNIA GULL was sighted at Florence March 12 in the gull concentration on the Delaware River, same area where the gulls have been reported all winter. Take Delaware Ave west from Rte. 130 and turn left at the river to go to the boat ramp and the park. The SNOWY OWL was still at Brig in the SE corner of the east pool March 12. The EUR. GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen again March 12 on the south dike.

On the North Shore, the drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE resurfaced in Monmouth Beach at Park Road near the marina on the river on March 9. A RED-NECKED GREBE has been off and on at Manasquan Inlet; a EURASIAN WIGEON was at Wreck Pond Mar. 9; and a BLACK-HEADED GULL was at Old Sam's Pond in Pt. Pleasant on March 12.

A GOLDEN EAGLE and 4 BALD EAGLES were at Yard's Creek Res. March 11, along with OSPREY and various waterfowl. PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW and RUSTY BLACKBIRD arrived in the Great Swamp area March 11 and 12. RING-NECKED DUCKS were reported this week from Great Swamp, Winfield Park, Echo Lake, Watchung, Spruce Run, Yards Creek and a host of other places. HOODED MERGANSERS and COMMON MERGANSERS were at Oldham Pond in N. Haledon, and Winfield Park. COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, lots of CANVASBACK, GADWALL and PINTAIL, AM. COOT and PIED-BILLED GREBE were at the Meadowlands March 8.

An escaped Mandarin Duck was on Paulinskill Lake in Sussex County this week.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

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