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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/4/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Mar 4 with reports of COM. EIDER, HARLEQUIN, EUR. WIGEON, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, REDPOLL, seasonal reports and local reports of interest.

Six HARLEQUIN, 3 COM. EIDER, HORNED LARK and SNOW BUNTING were seen at Barnegat Inlet Feb 28; the eider, including one imm. male, were inside the inlet in the bay. A black-phase ROUGHLEG was seen nearby at Lake Manahawkin. An EURASIAN WIGEON was with AM. WIGEON in a small pond near Paulins Kill Lake March 2, at the intersection of Junction Rd. and Rte. 622, the Swartswood Road.

There was a report of 70 COM. REDPOLLS from a backyard feeder in Boonton Twp., the only finch report of the week. In the exotic department, a EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH was at a feeder in Whippany during the week. A male YELLOW HEADED BLACKBIRD was at Hancock's Bridge, Salem Co., on Poplar St off Front St on Feb 25.

At Overpeck March 1, there was a PALM WARBLER along with other seasonal birds. Sandy Hook Feb 28 had MEADOWLARK, FOX SPARROW, migrant blackbirds and KILLDEER near the Garden, and good numbers of COM. GOLDENEYE and HORNED GREBE. PURPLE MARTIN was in Cape May this week along with the first LAUGHING GULL.

Great Swamp has RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, TREE SWALLOW, WOOD DUCK, PINTAIL, RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, AMERICAN WOODCOCK and WILD TURKEY along Pleasant Plains Road., and RUSTY BLACKBIRD at the Short Blind and elsewhere around the refuge.

The North Shore on Feb 28 had both LOONS scattered from Sandy Hook to Spring Lake, and numbers of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and BUFFLEHEAD on the ponds.

THE VOICE OF NJ AUDUBON is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesday. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. After hours calls can be routed to the voice-mail box at ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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