Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/28/1993
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Sunday, Mar. 28, 1993, at 5 pm, with reports of PACIFIC LOON, HARLEQUIN, KING EIDER, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ICELAND GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, SHORT-EARED OWL, RUFF, and local and seasonal reports of interest. A PACIFIC LOON was reported this week at Manasquan Inlet, the date uncertain. HARLEQUIN and KING EIDER continued this week at Barnegat Inlet; also, the DICKCISSEL was found again there, this time near the State Park. The COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL at South Amboy was seen Mar. 26 at the creek mouth, now in full adult plumage. Another BLACK-HEADED GULL was at the Salem Nuclear Plant on Mar. 27 along with 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS. Adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen in the period Mar. 26-28 at: Lake Parsippany; Assunpink, on the farm fields; farm fields on Acton Station Rd., the road from Mannington to Quinton, in Salem County; also in a farm field on Beasley Neck Rd., between Quinton and Harmersville, also in Salem County. ICELAND GULLS were seen March 25 at Oldham Pond, Haledon, Bergen County, off High Mountain Rd.; also at Sandy Hook March 22. GLAUCOUS GULLS were reported this week at Sandy Hook, and at Manasquan Inlet. LAPLAND LONGSPUR was still at Alpha on Oberly Rd., Warren County, on March 25, with Horned Larks. A RUFF in basic plumage was seen at Pedricktown March 23; it was not seen on March 27-28. Both Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Dunlin and Snipe were seen from the Pedricktown Causeway this weekend. EURASIAN WIGEON was present this week at Shark River. SHORT-EARED OWL continues as of March 26 on Ridge Rd., off Rt. 519 north of Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co. Wild Turkeys continue off and on at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, Somerset Co., at the feeder. Migrant moving March 26-28 included Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Little Blue Heron, Great Egret, Osprey, Laughing Gull, Field Sparrow, Common Merganser, Shoveller, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Wood Duck, Horned Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, and Ring-billed Gull. The next tape change will occur on April 7. 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.

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