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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/22/2000
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 22.

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 FIELD SPARROW.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation of review List species goes to NJBRC, 142 Moore St, Princeton 08540. Good birding and thanks for calling, reporting and surfing.

 
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