Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/9/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., April 9 with reports of ROSS' GOOSE, RUFF, RED PHALAROPE, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, EUR. WIGEON, seasonal arrivals and local reports. The ROSS' GOOSE was still at Featherbed Lane, Sharptown Apr. 3. At Thompson's Beach(Cumberland Co.) March 28-30 and Apr. 5, a colorful RUFF was present with other shorebirds on the west side of the dike(Mar. 30). A RED PHALAROPE was seen at Brig on the north dike Apr. 6.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, now a rare bird, was present in Great Swamp Management Area Apr. 5. A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Wreck Pond on April 4. On March 30, Belleplain Forest had 8 singing YELLOW- THROATED WARBLERS, LA. WATERTHRUSH, KINGLETS and CREEPERS, and PINE WARBLERS. The earliest ever LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was at Scherman in Bernardsville on March 28. Great Swamp had PALM WARBLERS on April 5 thru 7, as well as KINGLETS, TOWHEE, CREEPER and SWAMP SPARROW. Garret Mountain on April 7 had a dozen PALM WARBLERS, several PINE WARBLERS, and lots of CREEPERS, HERMIT THRUSHES,and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS. SOLITARY VIREOS were at Tillman's ravine April 8. The RAVENS are back on the micro tower at High Point State Park.

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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