This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, March 20, 1997, at
11 AM with reports of CALIFORNIA GULL, ROSS'S GOOSE, EURASIAN
WIGEONS, BLACK-HEADED GULL, PIPING PLOVER, seasonal arrivals and
an extralimital BARNACLE GOOSE in Pennsylvania.
The BARNACLE GOOSE was seen in a large flock of SNOW GEESE in
Middle Creek wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County, PA,
about 15 miles from Exit 21 of the Penna. Turnpike. Allow
2 1/2 hours from central Jersey.
In New Jersey, an adult CALIFORNIA GULL was again reported at
Florence on the Delaware R. March 19, as well as on March 17.
Weekdays are best; the dump is closed on Sunday and also was
closed on recent Saturdays, to the chagrin of observers.
Two ROSS'S GEESE were reported at Featherbed Lane, Sharptown,
among the SNOW GEESE. Nearby, a EURASIAN WIGEON was at
Mannington Marsh on Route 45. A PIPING PLOVER was found March 15
on the small stretch of beach at the Salem Nuclear Plant,
a first record for Salem County.
A BLACK-HEADED GULL was with BONAPARTE'S GULLS at South Amboy on
March 15. EURASIAN WIGEONS were seen this week at Wreck Pond
March 15, and Spring Lake March 18. A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was at
Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Rd. March 18.
WINTER WRENS were singing in Great Swamp March 18. RED-SHOULDERED
HAWK, OSPREY, and BROWN CREEPER were at Black River March 18.
Two GREAT EGRETS and several hundred GADWALL were at Kearny Marsh
East on March 18. A good flight of PHOEBES and GOLDEN-CROWNED
KINGLETS was seen at Lebanon State Forest March 19.
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transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L.
Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]