This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for FRI Apr 6 with reports of Review
List CINNAMON TEAL, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, ROSS'S GOOSE, and other reports
of SNOWY OWL, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, RUFF, MARBLED GODWIT, LITTLE
GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, SANDHILL CRANE, and
local and seasonal reports of interest.
A CINNAMON TEAL of unknown origin has been off and on at Birch Grove
Park in Northfield (Atlantic Co.) and was still present Apr 3. See the
bird first and worry about origin later! From Garden State Parkway exit
36, take Tilton Road south, go right on Burton Av at an auto shop/Boston
Market and take Burton several blocks to the park entrance on the right.
In the park, go to the parking lot at the end and check the pond on the
right. If the bird is not there, check other ponds.
Once again, Salem generated the bulk of reports: BREWER'S and
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were seen this week at the cattle pens on
Featherbed Lane and on Kings H'way between Featherbed and Rte 40. At
least 4 ROSS'S GEESE were in the Featherbed Lane area Apr. 1 as were the
blackbirds, and another ROSS'S was on the Nuke Road with SNOWS. EUR.
WIGEON continues at the Rte 45 crossing of Mannington Marsh. The RUFF
north of Salem hasn't been reported since Mar 31. A MARBLED GODWIT was
on the Pedricktown causeway Apr 3 & 4. A BARN OWL is visible from the
car on Mason Point Road in a yard full of refrigerators thru the large
open window on the front of the barn. The owl was roosting with HOUSE
SPARROWS! Two SANDHILL CRANES were at Bostwick Lake Apr 3.
A SNOWY OWL was seen flying over the Montclair Hawk Lookout Apr 2, the
first and only there, and one of the few reports of a migrant overhead
bird in NJ! No report this week of the SNOWY OWL at Liberty State Park.
Four EUR. GREEN-WINGED TEAL were at Brig this week and two more were at
the Bivalve boardwalks.
Sandy Hook Apr 2 had a LITTLE GULL, 3 ICELAND GULLS and a GLAUCOUS at
North Beach and 2 VIRGINIA RAILS on North Pond.
Allendale Celery farm hosted AM. BITTERN, LESSER SCAUP and RUSTY
BLACKBIRDS this week.
Lake Parsippany Apr 1 had hundreds of RING-NECKED DUCK, and also had
GREATER SCAUP, LESSER SCAUP, REDHEADS and 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS.
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