This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Mar 22 with reports of Review
List TUFTED DUCK, FRANKLIN'S GULL, ROSS'S GOOSE, and other reports
of EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, HARLEQUIN, NORTHERN FULMAR, EURASIAN
WIGEON, RED CROSSBILL, local reports and seasonal reports of interest.
The female TUFTED DUCK continued on Old Sam's Pond, Point Pleasant
this week [most recently today at 10:30 AM]. Also on the North
Shore, a FRANKLIN'S GULL was reported at Silver Lake, Belmar Mar 18
in a flock of 30 ringbills; no reports since. Mar 19 on a pelagic out
of Brielle, 20 N. FULMARS were reported.
A ROSS'S GOOSE was reported in a Snow Goose flock in Sharptown, Salem
Co., on Swedesboro Road, near Featherbed Lane where one was seen
earlier this month.
An EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL male was reported this morning, Mar 22
in Great Swamp, by refuge staff in the HQ pond on the driveway off
Pleasant Plains Road. Also in Great Swamp this week was a RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER on Pleasant Plains Road near the closed bridge; another
was reported nearby on Birchwood Drive in Millington. A GREAT HORNED
OWL nest is visible on the Primitive Access Trail about a quarter
mile in from Woodland Road.
HARLEQUINS remain at Barnegat Light along with PURPLE SANDPIPERS and
the other usual suspects. A EURASIAN WIGEON continues in the
Impoundment at Bivalve, Cumberland Co., Mar 18, easily visible from
the Strawberry Lane boardwalk. An estimated 15,000+ GREEN-WINGED TEAL
were present Mar 18 from Heislerville to Turkey Point.
A small flock of two to five RED CROSSBILLS was seen and heard on
three of four visits Mar 18 and 19 to the intersection of the RR
tracks and 555 in Dividing Creek; at the same intersection were BROWN
CREEPER, SAPSUCKER, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
A MALLARD x SHOVELER hybrid was reported at Johnson Park, Highland
Park this week. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported at Spruce Run
March 19; a COMMON LOON and a BRANT were reported at Round Valley Mar
The CAPE MAY WARBLER continues alive and well at the feeder in
Columbia, Warren County.
Reported moving this week were GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, CREEPER, FLICKER,
WINTER WREN, TREE SWALLOW, SAPSUCKER, FOX SPARROW, SHARPSHINS, and
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