This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1994 at noon with reports of FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, HARLEQUIN DUCK, COMMON EIDER, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, and local reports of interest.
A FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found Dec. 12 in West Cape May, near the Cape May Meadows feeding on fruit in a tangle near the intersection of Third Ave. and Morrison. Third Ave. parallels Sunset Blvd. and is two blocks north between Bayshore and Broadway. The bird was still seen Dec. 13 around the corner at #435 Second Ave. Call the CMBO hotline for updates.
The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still at Horseshoe Cove at Sandy Hook Dec. 12, south of the boardwalk. The HARLEQUIN DUCK continues at the Auditorium. Also there on Dec. 12, a female COMMON EIDER. HARLEQUINS are also at Barnegat Inlet; a COMMON EIDER was at Island Beach Dec. 7-8, also there a LAPLAND LONGSPUR and a flock of SNOW BUNTINGS.
A COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was on Lake Como Dec. 11. EURASIAN WIGEONS on the north shore were at Silver Lake in Belmar Dec. 11, and at Lake Como Dec. 10. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was on Pleasant Plains Rd. Dec. 11. SHORT-EARED OWLS this week were at Liberty State Park in Jersey City; Manahawkin; and Jakes Landing.
Merrill Creek Reservoir Dec. 13 had RING-NECKED DUCK, COMMON GOLDENEYE, and BUFFLEHEAD; and BALD EAGLE on Dec. 10. A state-high flock of 3000 COMMON MERGANSER was on Oradell Reservoir Dec. 13 early in the morning. A good flight of AMERICAN COOTS this year includes good numbers on the North Shore; Kearney East off the Belleville Pike; and also in Mercer County Park.
The Moorestown Christmas Count, Monday Dec. 26, needs help; call 609-426-4727. Also the Boonton Christmas Count on Dec. 26 needs help; call Glenn at 201-335-1530.
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.