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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/2/1997
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, April 3, 1997, with reports of SANDHILL CRANE, RUFF, LITTLE GULL, and seasonal and local reports.

March 27: 18 SANDHILL CRANES wsere observed flying over the Rutgers-Newark campus, last seen heading north.

March 28, 29 and 30: A RUFF was seen at Tompson Beach, Cumberland Cty. The site is not accessible at high tide; plan accordingly. Also present were GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 35 SNOWY EGRETS, TREE SWALLOWS & BARN SWALLOWS, BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

March 28: At least one LITTLE GULL was still being seen from the Second Ave. Jetty in Cape May. Three or four of them were there last week.

March 30: At Belleplain State Fores, 7-8 singing YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS, a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PINE WARBLERS, KINGLETS, & BROWN CREEPERS were observed.

April 2: FOX SPARROW and WINTER WREN still at Scherman-Hoffman. CHIPPING SPARROW arrived in Tewksbury; BUFFLEHEAD, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and RING-NECKED DUCKS were at Watchung Lake and at Loantaka Park.

Good flights of AMERICAN KESTREL were reported from Sandy Hook and Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch over the weekend.

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 Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org 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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