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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/6/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Apr. 6, with reports of RUFF, BLACK-HEADED GULL, RED-NECKED GREBE, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, ICELAND GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER, recent arrivals and local reports of interest. The first RUFF of the season was seen from Pedricktown Causeway Apr. 3. RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, were at the Salem Nuclear Plant this week, and a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was there on March 27. CATTLE and SNOWY EGRETS were in the Salem area this week, and PINE WARBLER and WINTER WREN were at Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area. A COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL is also present on and off at South Amboy. The ICELAND GULL returned last week to the pond in North Haledon near NJ Audubon Headquarters in Bergen County, third year in a row. Another ICELAND GULL was at Thompson Park in Lincroft on March 28, and a GOLDEN PLOVER was there March 31. A GLAUCOUS GULL was on Lake Musconnetcong March 26. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKS were on farm fields near Allentown March 27. Migrant EVENING GROSBEAKS were at Brown's Mills on April 5. Two PEREGRINES are being seen on the Driscoll Bridge over the Raritan River on the Garden State Parkway. One hundred TUNDRA SWANS are at Whitesbog, along with 50 RING-NECKED DUCKS and migrant PINE WARBLER and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. PURPLE MARTIN, ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, TREE SWALLOW, and BARN SWALLOW all appeared at Princeton this week along with PINE WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW and FIELD SPARROW. Two BALD EAGLES were at Manasquan Reservoir and another at a landfill in Kearney. PINE WARBLER and CHIPPING SPARROW were at Morganville on March 26. Eight BONAPARTE'S GULLS were at Frenchtown March 27. REDPOLL reports are still coming in from scattered locations. LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, SAPSUCKER, MYRTLE WARBLER, GNATCATCHER and both KINGLETS were at Scherman-Hoffman in Bernardsville on April 6. Watchung Lake had RING-NECKED DUCKS, BUFFLEHEADS and HORNED GREBES this week, and Lake Hopatcong had COMMON LOON, CANVASBACK, RINGNECKS, BUFFLEHEADS, COMMON MERGANSER, and HOODED MERGANSER. The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey, sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society. The tape is changed usually on Wednesdays around noon, 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. Good birding and thank you for calling.

 
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