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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/28/2002
This is the voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday March 28 with reports of *Eared Grebe, "Common Teal", Eurasian Wigeon, Snowy Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red Crossbill, seasonal and local reports of interest.

An EARED GREBE was discovered at Sandy Hook March 25 in Horseshoe Cove. Look for the bird from the north side by walking over the bridge and looking south or alternately by walking south along the main road, stopping to scan the cove by the snow fence; lighting is best early or late in the day. Other birds there this week included 3 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES at North Beach, ICELAND GULL, CHIMNEY SWIFT, and AMERICAN PIPITS next to SHBO.

A Eurasian Race GREEN-WINGED TEAL ("COMMON TEAL") was found in the pond next to the Great Swamp NWR headquarters on March 23. At least two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS remain near the heron rookery on Pleasant Plains Road.

The drake EURASIAN WIGEON at the Corbin City Impoundments, McNamara WMA was seen again March 24. Also there were BLUE-WINGED TEAL and a SHORT-EARED OWL. At the nearby Tuckahoe Impoundments there were six LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. (DeLorme Atlas P. 70, H3 & I3).

About ten RED CROSSBILLS were sighted again March 23 near Harrisville Lake off Rte. 563 in Wharton State Forest. Park at the lake, walk across street to a trail that leads to a power line cut and look for the birds near a group of large boulders. (DeLorme Atlas P. 65, C15).

A SNOWY OWL was seen at Brigantine NWR March 23 in the middle of the east pool.

Adult GLAUCOUS and ICELAND GULLS were found at Florence this week along with numbers of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.

South Amboy had an early GREEN HERON Mar 28 along with BLUE-WINGED TEAL, COMMON SNIPE and GANNET. Over a hundred Gannets were feeding on Menhaden off Treasure Lake, Aberdeen the same day.

WILD TURKEYS continue to spread east with one found in Rahway this week.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report birds, please call 732-872-2500. *Documentation of review list species goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ 08558. This is Scott Barnes wishing you good birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.

 
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