This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, April 1, 1992, at 12:10 PM, with reports of PACIFIC LOON, RED-NECKED GREBE, LECONTE'S SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, HARLEQUIN, EURASIAN WIGEON, ICELAND GULLS, BLACK-HEADED GULLS, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, GOLDEN EAGLE, RAVEN, NORTHERN SHRIKE, REDHEAD, SHORT-EARED OWL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and local reports.
The PACIFIC LOON at Manasquan Inlet was still present on March 31. The RED-NECKED GREBE continues at the Shark River Inlet marina in Belmar as of April 1. LECONTE'S SPARROW was still at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park on March 28, as was a SHORT-EARED OWL. The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was still at Nurko Rd., near Assunpink, on April 1. Four HARLEQUINS were still at Barnegat Light near the new jetty on March 29.
Two EURASIAN WIGEONS and a SHORT-EARED OWL were at Manahawkin on March 28. Another EURASIAN WIGEON was at Shark River Inlet on March 26. An imm. ICELAND GULL was at Sandy Hook on March 29 & 31 at North Beach and at parking area D, and PINE WARBLERS were on the Hook on March 29.
Three BLACK-HEADED GULLS were at the Salem Nuclear Plant on March 29; four YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were at Ft. Elfsborg Rd. near Apple Blossom Farm March 28. GOLDEN EAGLES this week were at Palmyra, and Stow Creek, Salem County. Two EURASIAN WIGEONS are at the Rt. 45 crossing of Mannington Marsh on March 29 and a REDHEAD was with RING-NECKED DUCKS on a pond on Compromise Rd. off Rt. 45 in Salem County the same day.
A RAVEN was seen March 28 at the Yard's Creek power station off Rt. 94 and Walnut Valley Rd. near Blairstown. Best viewing is from the upper picnic area. Seven REDHEADS were on Lake Musconetcong March 28. Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were at Oberly Rd. near Alpha March 28, along with several hundred HORNED LARKS. PIPITS ought to be there this week also.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, RING-NECKED DUCK and NORTHERN SHRIKE were all on Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp, on March 26. TUNDRA SWANS were at Hyper Humus, Newton, Sussex County, on March 28.
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.