This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1993 at 9:30 AM with reports of HARRIS'S SPARROW, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, EAGLES, PINE GROSBEAK, REDPOLL, RAVEN, LITTLE GULL, REDHEAD, local reports, and an extralimital report of RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS in the Bronx.
Two RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS have been practically drive-up and photographable at Wave Hill in the Bronx just across the Hudson River off the Henry Hudson Parkway. Call the NY rare bird alert for details and updates.
Meanwhile in NJ: The HARRIS'S SPARROW at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watersheds Reserve at the Organic Farm was seen through Nov. 18, early morning and late in the day only, at the thicket next to the compost heap. There were no confirmed reports after Thursday 11/18.
The two female BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS were on the horse farm at Assunpink Nov. 18. A WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was at [Bristol Meyers]-Squibb pond on Rt. 206 in Lawrenceville Nov. 21. A HENSLOW'S SPARROW was at the Allendale Celery Farm Nov. 18.
Ten COMMON REDPOLLS were at the Steam Mill Brook on Crigger Rd. in Stokes State Forest on Nov. 21 along with 50 Tree Sparrows. A PINE GROSBEAK was a flyby on Sunrise Mt. on Nov. 21. Both EAGLES and RAVEN were seen at Raccoon Ridge Nov. 21, and 11 species of hawks in all were seen that day. A first year LITTLE GULL was at Manasquan Inlet Nov. 20 for two hours in the morning, along with BONAPARTE'S GULLS, a flock of FORSTER'S TERNS, ROYAL TERN, numerous LOONS and GANNET, and PURPLE SANDPIPER.
A REDHEAD was with Greater Scaup on L. Assunpink on Nov. 19. Other birds found this week at Stony Brook-Millstone during the search for the Harris's Sparrow included PEREGRINE, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, HORNED LARK, AM. PIPIT, BLUEBIRD and MEADOWLARK. At Round Valley Reservoir on Nov. 21 there was a Merlin. BALD EAGLE and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge Nov. 20, and also Nov. 16 at Brig there was a flyby GOLDEN EAGLE & WHITE PELICAN. Snow Geese were reported this week at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, and inland at Panther Valley, near Allamuchy.
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.