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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/8/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, March 8, 1995 at 11 am with reports of TUFTED DUCK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, COMMON MURRE, ICELAND GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, BALD EAGLES, REDHEADS, spring hawk flight, local waterfowl and seasonal reports.

The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues in the Shrewsbury R. off Park Rd., off Rt. 36, in Monmouth Beach. The TUFTED DUCKS are moving around more; on March 5 a drake was in the Navesink at the end of Woodland Drive in Rumson, west of Oceanic Bridge. At the Shrewsbury Drive/ Oyster Bay Road area, 13 REDHEADS were present on March 5. REDHEAD was also on Twilight Lake in Bay Head this week. EURASIAN WIGEON was at Franklin Lake on March 5.

The COMMON MURRE was last seen on March 3 at Manasquan, not since despite looking.

The ICELAND GULL continues daily on Haledon Pond in North Haledone; reach it by taking Union Ave. from NJAS Headquarters in Franklin Lakes. BALD EAGLES this week were at Oradell Reservoir, Wanaque Reservoir, and Carnegie Lake in Princeton.

At Brigantine NWR March 3-5, there were SHORT-EARED OWL, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, BARN OWL "in the box," 2 RED-NECKED GREBES south of the dikes, AMERICAN BITTERN at the northeast corner, and large numbers of N. SHOVELER and N. PINTAIL as well as a EURASIAN WIGEON.

Four REDHEADS were on Lake Parsippany March 7. The Boonton Hawk watch reported 36 hawks of 7 species for the week ending March 5. PEREGRINES were reported at the Labor Dept. building in Trenton March 2-3 and on the Driscoll Bridge, over the Raritan River.

Weequahic Park in Newark March 3 had RUDDY DUCK, COMMON MERGANSER, COOT & WOOD DUCK. Spruce Run had SNOW GOOSE, COMMON MERGANSERS & RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, N. PINTAILS, and REDHEAD. DeMotte's Pond had RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, AMERICAN WIGEON, and GADWALL on March 6.

Kearney East had 450 GADWALLS, COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and 20 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS on March 7.

A pelagic trip will go from Cape May Saturday, March 11, 8 AM to noon, $25; call Dave, (609) 884-3712.

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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