This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1994 at noon with reports of FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, DOVEKIE, EARED GREBE, RAZORBILL, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, COMMON EIDER, COMMON ICELAND and GLAUCOUS GULL, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE and Christmas Count reports.
The FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER and DOVEKIE were still present Dec. 16 in Cape May -- no reports since-- Call the Cape May hotline for updates 609-884-2626.
Three and then 2 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were reported with Cedar Waxwings Dec. 18 and 20 at the Sparta Commons Mall on Rte. 15, Sussex Co.
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, female KING EIDER and HARLEQUIN DUCK were all at Sandy Hook Dec. 17 on the Count which had 99 species including a Gnatcatcher at Leonardo Marina, EURASIAN WIGEON and 2 Chats in Rumson and Baltimore Oriole at the feeder in Huber.
4 HARLEQUINS continue at Barnegat Inlet.
The Lakehurst Count Dec. 17 with 102 species had RAZORBILL at Manasquan Inlet still there Dec. 19; EARED GREBE on Barnegat Bay; GLAUCOUS GULL at Seaside Park on the oceanfront, Lesser Black Back also and a House Wren.
Also at Manasquan Inlet Dec. 19, Forster's Tern, 2 ICELAND GULLS, and KITTIWAKE. Another Iceland was at Ocean County Park Dec. 16. A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was reported in Medford, Burlington County at Lenape High School Dec. 12 and 13.
The Sussex Count, Dec. 18 had 85 species, with 4 Lesser Black Backed Gulls on Culver and Mohawk Lakes. Pine Siskin, Towhee and Virginia Rail, as well as the Waxwings.
Hackensack-Ridgwood Count, Dec. 18: 80 species, including Great Cormorant, 5200 Common Mergansers, Peregrine, Turkey and Nashville Warbler (at the Oradell Spillway).
The Princeton Count, Dec. 18: 90 species, with GOLDEN EAGLE at Mercer County Park, Lesser Black Backed and ICELAND GULL at Coventry Farm with 102 Black Vultures(!); and a Swainson's Thrush at the Stony Brook Watershed.
Hunterdon Count, Dec. 18: 87 species, with Bald Eagle and Bonaparte's Gull at Round Valley, 6 Redheads on DeMotts Pond in Clinton, a Merlin and 6 Rufous-sided Towhees.
The Assunpink Count, Dec. 18 had 82 species, including 16 species of ducks. A Bald Eagle is at Oradell Reservoir; another was at the rookery in Great Swamp Dec. 18, both immatures. Barred Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker and Red-Shouldered Hawk were seen in Great Swamp Dec. 18.
Redheads were on Lake Manalapan, Main St. in Jamesburg, Dec. 15.
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 J. Bickal (firstname.lastname@example.org.] 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.