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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/30/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tue., March 30 with reports of RUFF, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, TUFTED DUCK (Review List), GLAUCOUS, ICELAND and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, seasonal arrivals and local reports of interest. The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was not reported to the tape this week for the first time, but it wasn't known at tape time if anyone went to look. [Still present 3/27 according to e-mail report this morning --transcriber's note]

A REEVE was at the Pedricktown Causeway in Salem County March 27, and the CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on Money Island Road in Salem was seen the same day.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen with 20 Canadas March 27 on Rte 1 off the jughandle with Carnegie Drive near the Canal Point development in a cornfield.

A female TUFTED DUCK was seen with a flock of scaup on Old Sam's Pond, Point Pleasant March 30. The EURASIAN WIGEON continued on Wreck Pond March 27.

At Sandy Hook, two LESSER BLACKBACKS, One ICELAND and one GLAUCOUS GULL were at North Beach pavilion. Also at Sandy Hook, the BARRED OWL is calling again by the campground; the hawk watch there had PEREGRINE and MERLIN March 29; and BLUE-WINGED TEAL were on North Pond.

Spruce Run Reservoir March 27 had a good flight of RING-BILLED GULLS, about 1100, with two LESSER BLACKBACKS and nine BONAPARTE'S GULLS; most of these birds were at Mulhockaway, where there was also BLUE-WINGED TEAL among the GREEN-WINGED TEAL. Elsewhere on the Reservoir, there were about 150 wigeon, COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and OSPREY. Round Valley had GREATER SCAUP, LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD and RINGNECK in the skating area.

Widely reported moving were YELLOWLEGS, PHOEBE, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, CREEPER, TREE SWALLOW, and FOX SPARROW. CHIPPING SPARROW was in Long Valley March 30.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Please also report rarities to the BIRD BOX at 908-647-2357. Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 69 Alexander, Princeton NJ 08540. Good birding and thanks for reporting.

 
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