Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/15/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, April 15, 1992, at noon, with reports of PACIFIC LOON, LARK SPARROW, CASPIAN TERN, EURASIAN WIGEON, LECONTE'S SPARROW, ICELAND GULL, LITTLE GULL, HARLEQUIN, RED-NECKED GREBE, seasonal and local reports. The PACIFIC LOON at Manasquan Inlet, after a period of absence, was reported again on April 12. The LARK SPARROW at Assunpink was seen April 11, 12, and 13, but not the CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS. Six RUFFS were in the Pedricktown area this week, more exactly, three Ruffs and three Reeves. The Reeves were seen from the causeway on April 11; and one Ruff was seen April 12. CASPIAN TERNS are at Mannington Marsh; and also, still, a EURASIAN WIGEON, usually at the north end. The LECONTE'S SPARROW was still at Overpeck Park this week; also there SNOW GOOSE, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SHORT-EARED OWL, and PALM WARBLER. An ICELAND GULL was at Sandy Hook April 12, also there PIPING PLOVER and SOLITARY VIREO. A BALD EAGLE was at Great Swamp, on Pleasant Plains Rd., on April 12. A rash of LITTLE GULLS this week included one at the Medford Nursery near Rt. 70 on April 11; two on Lake Musconnetcong in Sussex Co. on April 10; and one on the earthen dam on Boonton Reservoir, visible from the Watergate Office Bldg. on Rt. 46 on April 13. Also on L. Musconnetcong, 3 REDHEADS. Six HARLEQUINS are still on Barnegat Inlet. RED-NECKED GREBE is still in Shark River Inlet at the Belmar Marina. The marsh behind the Allstate Building on Rt. 10 in E. Hanover has a big group of SNIPE. Widely reported this week were COMMON LOON, BLACK VULTURE, RING-NECKED DUCK, PALM WARBLER, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, both KINGLETS, SAPSUCKER, HERMIT THRUSH, & TOWHEE. GNATCATCHER was at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, April 12; a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Pedricktown April 11. Road closings this spring which may hamper birding include: Alexander Rd. access to the Princeton Institute Woods -- instead, use Lover's Lane from Rt. 206; also closed will be Mill Rd., Rt. 526, to Dutch Neck, the shortcut to Assunpink; use Rt. 571 instead. 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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