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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/14/2002
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday March 14, 2002 with reports of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and RED CROSSBILLS, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, ROSS'S GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANE, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, seasonal and local reports of interest.

A small number of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS continued at Kuser Bog, High Point State Park (DeLorme Atlas Pg. 19, A21 & B21) through Mar. 9. A pair of BARRED OWL was heard there as well. COMMON RAVENS were found nearby at the monument and at the park headquarters, where an adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK was a fly-by.

Twelve RED CROSSBILLS were seen near Harrisville Lake off Rt. 563 in Wharton State Forest on Mar. 9. Park at the lake, walk across the street to a trail that leads to a power line cut and look for the birds near a group of large boulders. (DeLorme Atlas Pg. 65, C15 ).

A ROSS'S GOOSE was reported in the Featherbed Lane Snow Goose flock Mar. 11 (DeLorme Atlas Pg. 61 C20). The Bostwick Lake SANDHILL CRANES were found again this week (DeLorme Atlas Pg. 61 L26).

Great Swamp had two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at the heron rookery on Pleasant Plains Rd, an adult BALD EAGLE and singing Fox Sparrows Mar. 9.

A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen again in Horseshoe Cove, Sandy Hook Mar. 13. Also there this week were numbers of displaying WOODCOCK and an ICELAND GULL. The Sandy Hook Migration Watch begins Mar. 15. The count is conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday at the North Pond Observation Platform adjacent to Parking Area K. Please come out and visit with Dan Williams, this year's official counter.

Three REDHEADS continued at the west end of Budd Lake this week.

Whitesbog in Lebanon State Forest hosted 125 TUNDRA SWANS Mar. 6

Florence hosted GLAUCOUS, ICELAND, and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Mar. 9

Widely reported migrants this week included dabbling ducks, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, SNIPE and FOX SPARROW.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Good birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.

Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes

 
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