Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/23/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Mar. 23, with reports of SANDHILL CRANE, RED-NECKED GREBE, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, HARLEQUIN, PIPING PLOVER, EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, local reports, and a ROSS'S GULL on Long Island - first that: the ROSS'S GULL was seen on Sunday and Monday March 20-21 from Point Lookout across from Jones Beach; call the NY Rare Bird Alert for details. In New Jersey, a SANDHILL CRANE was in the Allamuchy area, Warren County, March 20 all day on Irvery [?] Road off Johnsonburg Rd. Exit Interstate 80 at the Allamuchy exit, exit 19; across Rt. 519 take Johnsonburg Rd. to Irvery Rd. go right on Irvery Rd. for one-quarter mile. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was on Fort Elfsborg Rd. in Salem on March 19. COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was at the Salem Nuclear Plant on March 20. COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was also at South Amboy on Raritan Bay on March 19. RED-NECKED GREBES on the north shore numbered 16 on March 19, including 6 at Manasquan Inlet, 6 at Shark River. Also March 19 on the north shore were EURASIAN WIGEON at Lake Takanassee; a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Spermaceti Cove with 15 Harbor Seals; REDHEADS at Lake Como, Shark River, and Manasquan; PURPLE SANDPIPER and RED-THROATED LOON at Manasquan Inlet; and PINE SISKINS at Huber Woods. Several hundred COMMON MERGANSERS and OSPREY were on Manasquan Reservoir March 19-20. Six HARLEQUINS, PIPING PLOVER, and OYSTERCATCHER were at Barnegat Inlet March 19. Hundreds of HORNED LARKS, 20 SNOW BUNTINGS, and a dozen MEADOWLARKS were at Alpha March 19. Spruce Run was still frozen March 19 as were Round Valley and Merrill Creek Reservoirs, but the Spruce Run outfall had 12 waterfowl species including 14 BLUE GEESE, and additional species were at the nearby DeMotte's and Condo Ponds complex in Clinton, including REDHEAD. Species moving this week were HARRIER, SHARPSHIN, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, RINGNECKED DUCK, PINTAIL, and HOODED MERGANSER. 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, llarson@pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling.

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