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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/9/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tue March 9 with reports of TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, EURASIAN WIGEON, HARLEQUIN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, SNOW BUNTING, waterfowl, local reports and seasonal migrants.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still on East Point Road at 1.2 miles beyond Main St., Heislerville. EURASIAN WIGEONS were reported at the Coast Guard Pond, Ocean Drive, Cape May, and also at Wreck Pond in Sea Girt. At Barnegat Light March 6, there were 21 HARLEQUIN and 600 OLDSQUAW, and 10 OYSTERCATCHERS. The same day, a dark ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS were at the bridge to nowhere,in Manahawkin, along with two PEREGRINES.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the boat launch on Spruce Run Reservoir among 400 RINGBILLS, and two SNOW BUNTINGS were in the parking lot there March 7. Round Valley Res. had GREATER SCAUP and LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKS and BUFFLEHEAD.

On March 6, there were 100's of CANVASBACK, SHOVELER, GREEN-WINGED TEAL and GADWALL between HMEC and Kearny, with small numbers of other ducks; GREAT EGRET, SNIPE, and GREATER YELLOWLEGS were among the other arrivals.

A PEREGRINE was reported this week from Margate bridge, where a TRI-COLORED HERON wintered, and another PEREGRINE was reported from Brigantine NWR. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was reported from Dismal Swamp, Metuchen.

Scherman Hoffman on March 8 had FOX SPARROW, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, BROWN CREEPER and BLUEBIRDS.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766- 7775. Reports of rarities and updates should be called in to the BIRD BOX at 908-647-2357. Documentation of Review List species should go to NJBRC at 69 Alexander, Princeton, NJ 08540. Good birding and thanks for calling, reporting, faxing, surfing, updating, etc.

 
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