This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Mar. 16, 1994 at 8:30 AM with reports of BOHEMIAN WAXWING, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, HARLEQUINS, KING EIDER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, RED-NECKED GREBE, EURASIAN WIGEON, RAVEN, BALD EAGLE, and local reports.
A flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was reported at the corner of Rt. 70 and Bonair Dr., in Marlton, Burlington County, 8 birds on March 10 at 2 PM and 11 birds at 8 AM on March 11. Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were reported March 7 at Manahawkin Wildlife Management Area.
The HARLEQUINS and KING EIDER continue at Barnegat Light. Another KING EIDER, a female, was at Sandy Hook on March 12 among the Red-breasted Mergansers at Parking Area B. Also there was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Spermaceti Cove and 8 Harbor Seals. GLAUCOUS and COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULLS were in Manasquan Inlet on March 12. An ICELAND GULL was at Shark River on March 12. The EURASIAN WIGEON remains at the Belmar Marina in Shark River by the tennis courts.
RED-NECKED GREBES recently reported were 6 at Bordentown Beach on the Delaware R. on March 12, 9 on the Hackensack R. off the railroad bridge east of the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center also March 12; singles at Keyport Harbor and Claypit Creek off Oceanic Bridge this week; 20 on the north shore over the weekend with singles on the ponds and bunches at Manasquan Inlet and Shark River Inlet; singles at Island Beach and Barnegat Inlet.
Up to 4 BALD EAGLES were at manasquan Reservoir this week, with 200 COMMON MERGANSERS and also RING-NECKED DUCKS and HOODED MERGANSERS. Conaskonk Point had 5 AM. OYSTERCATCHERS, AM. BITTERN, and Harbor seal this week. Colliers Mills on March 13 had 80 RING-NECKED DUCKS. Stafford Forge on March 13 had 15 TUNDRA SWANS and 5 were in Liberty State Park in Jersey City on the same day.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS continue at Brigantine and Manahawkin. Trenton Marsh on March 12 had RING-NECKED DUCKS, PINTAIL, and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. Alpha on March 14 had 400 HORNED LARKS, 15 MEADOWLARKS, and 60 SNOW BUNTINGS. GREAT EGRETS were at Mannington on March 13. Five WILD TURKEYS were on the Old Mine Road March 15 and also 2 RAVENS were at the Delaware Water Gap on March 15. Migrants arriving this week included PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW, FOX SPARROW, WOODCOCK, and WOOD DUCK; all 3 MERGANSERS were widely reported.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey, sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society. The tape is changed usually on Wednesdays around noon, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, email@example.com.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling.