This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Mar. 18,
1995 at 6 pm with reports of mostly local interest; and
news of Audubon trips.
No report of the TUFTED DUCK this week; reports include
BALD EAGLE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, waterfowl and seasonal arrivals.
In Salem County, BALD EAGLES are at Stow Creek and
Mannington Marsh. Four thousand AMERICAN COOTS are also at
Mannington, along with LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SNIPE, MERLIN,
WOOD DUCK, PINTAILS, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and SHOVELERS.
GREAT EGRETS and OSPREY are in at the Salem Nuclear Plant.
Both YELLOWLEGS are at Pedricktown. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL was at Assunpink near the tackle shop on March 12, and
on the lake, RUDDY DUCKS, RING-NECKED DUCKS, COMMON
MERGANSERS, HOODED MERGANSERS, and NORTHERN PINTAILS.
The ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER continues at the Hackensack
Meadowlands Environmental Center, Lyndhurst, usually along
the grassy edge of the last parking lot, between the
Commission offices and the Maintenance barn. A PEREGRINE
was at Overpeck on March 13. A GREAT HORNED OWL is nesting
at Sandy Hook on the Osprey platform on the salt marsh
north of Horseshoe Cove. An immature BALD EAGLE was in
Great Swamp this week.
Swartswood Lake March 13 had 500 COMMON MERGANSERS, lesser
numbers of HOODED MERGANSERS, LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED
DUCK, and 2 BALD EAGLES. Culver's Lake had 75 RING-NECKED
DUCKS, small numbers of N. PINTAILS, GOLDENEYE,
RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, and BUFFLEHEAD. Spruce Run and
surrounding ponds had COMMON MERGANSER, GADWALL, PINTAIL,
BUFFLEHEAD, and PIED-BILLED GREBE; Merrill Creek had
PINTAIL, BUFFLEHEAD, and HORNED GREBE.
Widely reported this week were WOODCOCK, PHOEBE, FOX
SPARROW, TREE SWALLOW, BLACK VULTURE, MEADOWLARK, PINE
WARBLER, and WOOD DUCK.
New Jersey Audubon upcoming trips that still have room are:
Big Bend in May; Churchill in June; Montana in July, and
Acadia National Park in August. For information and
reservations contact Karl Anderson (609) 261-2495.
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.