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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/10/2001
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Apr 10 with reports of review list ROSS'S GOOSE, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, CINNAMON TEAL, BLACK BRANT and a Pennsylvania BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER about a mile from NJ!, as well as other reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, BARN OWL, RUFF, MARBLED GODWIT, seasonal arrivals and local reports.

Two BLACK BRANT were in NJ this week. One was at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, Exit 14B NJ Turnpike on Apr 7; and another was at Brig with other Brant near the South Tower Apr 8. Also at Brig this week were EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL and BARN OWL on the hacking tower as usual. The last known date for the CINNAMON TEAL in Atlantic County at Birch Grove Park was Apr 5.

A ROSS'S GOOSE was at Sharptown Apr 8; and the BREWER'S BLACKBIRD was in the Sharptown feed lot also Apr 8. Check the cattle pens on Featherbed Ln. and on 620 (King's Highway). The EURASIAN WIGEON is still at the Rte. 45 crossing of Mannington Marsh. The RUFF was refound Apr 7 and 8 on Mason Point (or Acton Farm) Road in Salem in a pool in the field just before the refrigerators and the barn with the BARN OWL (which isn't seen every trip). Reach the RUFF pool from Salem heading south toward Hancock's Bridge on Magnolia Road; turn right on 624 Elsinboro Road and take the second left on Mason Point (Acton Farm) Road. The barn with the owl is just beyond. MARBLED GODWIT was still on the Pedricktown causeway this week.

A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER has been at PEEC off 209 just across the Delaware below Dingman's bridge since March. From Dingman's on the PA side go 5 miles to the sign for Pocono Env. Ed. Center (PEEC); turn right and go a mile to the center. From the parking lot at the main building, walk on the road to the right of the building and check the red pines, poles and deciduous trees; good looks can be had; not found Apr 10 and not seen every trip.

Widely reported this week (esp. Apr 10) were BARN SWALLOW and ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, PINE WARBLERS and PALM WARBLERS, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, CREEPER, SAPSUCKER, TOWHEE, WINTER WREN, RUSTY BLACKBIRD and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH. A BROWN THRASHER was at Merrill Creek Apr 9.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Review List documentation goes to NJBRC at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman 08558. Good birding and thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.

 
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