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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/15/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Apr. 15 with reports of ROSS'S GOOSE, RUFF, UPLAND SANDPIPER, BLACK-HEADED GULL, LITTLE GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, CASPIAN TERN, RED CROSSBILL, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, seasonal arrivals and local reports.

ROSS'S GOOSE and UPLAND SANDPIPER were at Featherbed Lane, Sharptown Apr. 11; also in Salem Co., CASPIAN TERN was at Mannington Apr. 11, and the black and chestnut RUFF, aptly described by one birder as "the punk rocker with a ponytail", was at Pedricktown at the Harrisonville bridge on Apr. 13 near high tide. At the Salem Nuke Plant Apr. 11 there were several adult LITTLE GULLS, one BLACK-HEADED GULL, ICELAND GULL and BONAPARTE'S GULL. Florence still has 15+ lesser black-backs and 2 Icelands.

PINE SISKINS and EVENING GROSBEAK continue in Jackson at 1059 West Veteran's H'way, early in the a.m. A single WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen on the ground on Old Mine Road Apr. 14; RED CROSSBILLS were seen this week at Oradell Res in both pines and sycamores.

GANNETS were at Perth Amboy Apr. 9! YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at East Creek, Union Beach Apr. 11. In Port Reading, 40+ GLOSSY IBIS were at PSE&G and a RED-THROATED LOON was at Smith's Creek. Longport had a GLAUCOUS GULL Apr. 13, and a NIGHTHAWK was at Brig also Apr. 13.

Princeton had HOUSE WREN Apr. 15. Black River WMA had GNATCATCHER, BROADWINGED HAWK, and AMERICAN BITTERN Apr. 11. Scherman Hoffman this week had LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, GNATCATCHER, PALM and PINE WARBLERS.

Sandy Hook Apr. 11 had BLUE-HEADED VIREO at Brookdale, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS in several places, SORA in North Pond, a flight of MERLIN and KESTREL, OYSTERCATCHER, COMMON LOONS and lots of GANNETS. Great Swamp Apr. 10 had lots of SNIPE at the heronry, PURPLE MARTIN, and BARN SWALLOW; overhead OSPREYS and BLACK VULTURE; on Apr. 13, a BALD EAGLE was at Woodland Rd along with two otters; PALM WARBLERS were at the White Bridge fisherman's parking lot; and ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS were on Pleasant Plains Rd.

THE VOICE OF NJ AUDUBON is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesday. To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. After hours calls can be routed to the voice-mail box at ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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