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
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.
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