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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/12/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Apr. 12, 1995 at noon with reports of LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, COM. BLACK-HEADED GULL, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, RUFF, CASPIAN TERN, BALD EAGLE, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, VESPER SPARROW, RAVEN, HARLEQUIN, and seasonal arrivals.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was in the Pennington area April 9 and 11. From Rt. 31, take Pennington-Titusville Rd., west to Dublin Rd.; turn right (north) on Dublin. The field with the Shrike is just north of the intersection on the right. The road is narrow and parking is difficult.

An adult COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL continues at the Salem Nuclear Plant. A female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was at Apple Blossom Farm, Ft. Elfsborg Rd., in Salem Co., April 9. Four RUFFS were reported at Pedricktown on April 11 at the causeway. CASPIAN TERN and 2000 AM. COOT are at Mannington Marsh. Four BALD EAGLES were seen at Hancock's Bridge. Nearby, a WILD TURKEY was at Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area April 9.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was at Whitesbog April 9. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was on Sawmill Rd., High Point State Park, this week; and the RAVENS are again on the nest on the microwave tower behind the High Point State Park Office, visible from the northbound lane of Rt. 23. VESPER SPARROWS are on territory at Unionville, in Wantage Township.

Sixty-five COMMON LOONS were on Swartswood Lake April 8. Lake Parsippany, Packanack Lake in Wayne, and Lake Musconnetcong all had good variety of waterfowl this week. An early SOLITARY SANDPIPER was at Rogers Refuge, Princeton, on April 12. Widely reported birds this week were: LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, BARN SWALLOW, CHIPPING SPARROW, PALM and PINE WARBLERS, HERMIT THRUSH, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, and TOWHEE.

Sandy Hook on April 8 had GNATCATCHER, still the HARLEQUIN at the Auditorium, N. GANNET, FORSTER'S TERN, EGRETS and GLOSSY IBIS. BLUE-WINGED TEAL were at the Hackensack Meadowlands APril 10, and in Colonial Park, Somerset CO., on April 8. THRASHER was in Warren Twp. April 9. A WILD TURKEY was in Scotch Plains this week. BROADWINGED HAWK arrived at the Boonton Hawkwatch April 9. A BALD EAGLE was in Johnson Park, New Brunswick, April 7.

New Jersey Audubon upcoming trips that still have room are: Big Bend in May; Churchill in June; Montana in July, and Acadia National Park in August. For information and reservations contact Karl Anderson (609) 261-2495.

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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