This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Apr. 5, 1995
at noon with reports of ROSS'S GOOSE, COMMON BLACK-HEADED
GULL, HARLEQUIN DUCK, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, recent
arrivals, local reports of interest, and NJ Audubon trip
The ROSS'S GOOSE was seen in Sharptown, Salem Co., on March
31, April 1 and 2. On Sunday April 2 both birds were well
seen by a mob of people on the Sharptown-Auburn Rd. between
Featherbed Ln. and Rt. 40. The flock moves between Kings
Highway and the Sharptown-Auburn Rd.
HARLEQUINS continue at Barnegat Light, and the male at
Sandy Hook was seen April 2 at the Auditorium. Also at
Sandy Hook, 3 PIPING PLOVER at North Beach, lots of HORNED
GREBES and NORTHERN GANNET.
In Salem County, in addition to the Ross's Geese, there was
an adult COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL at the Salem Nuclear
Plant. Still no sign of RUFFS at Pedricktown as of April 2,
despite lots of people looking at optimal tide. ]
An unidentified EAGLE was at Merrill Creek Reservoir on
March 31. A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was in Scotch Plains on
April 4, on Woodside Rd. near Brookside Park. Reach Scotch
Plains from Rt. 22 and ask directions to Woodside Rd. or
The Boonton Hawk Watch had 110 hawks this week, including
11 N. HARRIER, 29 AM. KESTREL, and also 2000 SNOW GEESE
Mar. 29. SOLITARY VIREO and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER were in
Belleplain State Forest on April 3. EGRETS, GLOSSY IBIS,
RUSTY BLACKBIRD, BARN SWALLOW, and GREATER YELLOWLEGS were
widely reported in small numbers this week. PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS were in the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental
Center pool April 4.
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.