This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed. April 1 with reports of
RUFFS, ROSS'S GOOSE, RED CROSSBILL, EVENING GROSBEAK, seasonal
and early arrivals and local reports.
Two RUFFS were at Pedricktown March 29-31, one red and the other
chestnut and black. Check both the causeway and Harrisonville
Rd. bridge. Please report colors on ruffs. Also there, 30
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and nearby a ROSS'S GOOSE lingers with SNOW GEESE
on Featherbed lane, Sharptown. In Jackson, EVENING GROSBEAK and
PINE SISKIN continue early a.m. at 1069 Veterans Highway.
Eight RED CROSSBILLS, present all winter, were well seen at Round
Valley Res. March 28 on either side of the toll gate at the main
entrance, in trees and on the ground. Also there, 12 PINE
WARBLERS, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, HORNED GREBE and BONAPARTE'S
GULL. At nearby Spruce Run, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at
the boat launch with Ringbills, and RED-THROATED LOON and BALD
EAGLE were on the Reservoir.
Bivalve March 29 produced GLOSSY IBIS, FORSTER'S TERN, LEAST SANDPIPER and
PECTORAL SANDPIPER, TREE SWALLOWS and BARN SWALLOWS, PURPLE MARTIN and
OSPREY. Belleplain State Forest turned up YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER, OVENBIRD, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, GNATCATCHER, and PINE
At South Amboy March 27, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, OYSTERCATCHER and 12
GANNET were seen. At Sandy Hook this week, BLUE GROSBEAK at the
Visitor Center March 28; also therre this week, a very unusual
hooting BARRED OWL near Gunnison; GANNETS, LESSER SCAUP, WHITE-
WINGED SCOTER, OYSTERCATCHER, GREAT EGRET, WINTER WREN and RUBY-
Great Swamp had 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS March 29, a singing VIRGINIA
RAIL also March 29 at the Meyersville deadend, two RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS still at the Heronry and lots of SNIPE on Pleasant
Plains Road in the flooded field near HQ with the PECTORALS.
Garret Mt. March 28 had WINTER WREN and HOUSE WREN, CREEPERS and FOX
SPARROW, and MARCH 30, PINE WARBLER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and
SAPSUCKER. Scherman-Hoffman this week had PINE WARBLER, up to 12
PURPLE FINCHES, and CHIPPING SPARROW April 1. The Celery farm had
PALM WARBLER Apr. 1. Two people reported PINE WARBLERS this week
at feeders. Arrivals in Tewksbury (Hunterdon Co.) were CHIPPING
SPARROW Mar. 27; TOWHEE, Mar. 29; HERMIT THRUSH Mar. 30;
SAVANNAH SPARROW Mar. 31.
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