hotline: Voice of NJ Audubon
date: March 7, 1991
number: (201) 766-2661
to report: (201) 766-5787
coverage: New Jersey statewide
compiled: Pete Dunne
transcribed: Laurie Larson (LLARSON@PUCC)
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, March 7, 1991, with reports of lots and lots of birds.
The Bohemian Waxwing continues to be seen at Sandy Hook; the flock of Cedar Waxwings that hosts the Bohemian has been trading back and forth variously between parking areas G and F. If you are in parking lot G, look around for a Northern Shrike, one was reported there. Also at Sandy Hook, the Eared Grebe, probably the same one that's wintered there. On the 5th, still at Sandy Hook, there was a King Eider at the jetties, and Razorbills flew by.
Fifteen Harlequin Ducks were at Barnegat Inlet on the north side of the jetty, six males and six females (and if you perceive an inconsistency there you do not stand alone).
The Clarksboro Lark Sparrow was at the second house past Hidden Acres Park, for those who have not had their annual allotment of Lark Sparrow. Brewer's Blackbirds are still reported from Featherbed Lane, Salem County, at least one male and one female (or one monogamous pair, pending compatibility and a possible range extension). A Yellow-headed Blackbird was seen in the same area on the 6th. Another adult male Yellow-headed Blackbird continues along Compromise Road in Salem county.
Lesser Black-backed Gull was seen in Bordentown March 3; Glaucous and Iceland Gulls were at the fish docks in Cape May on Sunday. A first winter [Black-legged] Kittiwake and an adult Black-headed Gull were seen from the Second Ave. jetty in Cape May, also on Sunday.
New arrivals for spring include Piping Plover in Cape May March 2; and here at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville a Tree Swallow was seen today, March 7.
Looking afar, a Ross's Goose was seen at Muddy Run in Pennsylvania on Sunday; and the Hawk Owl in NE PA was also reported this weekend.
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.