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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 12/4/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday, Dec. 4, 1992, at noon, with reports of ROCK WREN, WESTERN KINGBIRD, HARLEQUIN, ICELAND GULL, COMMON EIDER, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, local reports, and Christmas Count "help wanted ads". The ROCK WREN discovered on a jetty in Cape May Point Dec. 2 is still present, and was seen this morning, Dec. 4, Friday. The bird is at the base of the jetty near the little Episcopal Church at Cape May Point. Directions are as follows: Follow Lake Ave. from Sunset Ave. along the east side of Lily Lake, to its end at the gingerbread house, to a walkway over the dune. Go over the walkway and turn right along the beach and go to the first jetty. Search around the base of the jetty, especially in the mossy areas. If the bird is not there, check the construction site nearby, 405 Lincoln Ave., where the bird was seen in the afternoon on Dec. 3. An ICELAND GULL and a flock of SNOW BUNTINGS were at Pennsauken Nov. 27. At Barnegat Light this week were 5 HARLEQUINS, 3 COMMON EIDERS, 60 SNOW BUNTINGS, 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR, 1 MERLIN, 2 PEREGRINES, and 1 N. ORIOLE. One ROUGHLEG was at New Gretna, and SNOW BUNTINGS and MERLIN were at Holgate this week. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was on the wires at Stafford Forge Wildlife Mgmt. Area, right off Exit 58 of the Garden State Parkway, on Nov. 28. A dark-morph ROUGHLEG was at Oberly Rd., Alpha, during the week. Great Swamp has numerous waterfowl, including HOODED MERGANSER, PINTAIL; Manasquan Inlet Nov. 25 had GANNET, PURPLE SANDPIPER, both LOONS; and all 3 SCOTERS on Nov. 27. The Oakland Industrial Park near Franklin Lakes on Nov. 27 had BUFFLEHEAD, RING-NECK, PIED-BILLED GREBE. And Haledon Reservoir nearby had SHOVELER, HOODED MERG, RUDDY DUCK, LESSER SCAUP, and COOT. The Allendale Celery Farm has HOODED MERGANSER, WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, PIED-BILLED GREBE and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. Sherman-Hoffman Sanctuary has two WILD TURKEYS in the fields. Lake Hopatcong Dec. 3 had COM. LOON, REDHEAD, and RING-NECKED DUCK. Two Christmas Counts are in need of people. People willing to help on the Boonton Count Dec. 27 should call Glen at (201) 386-6236. People who can help on the Oceanville count, including Forsythe (Brigantine) Refuge, should call Brian at (201) 568-6093 Sunday to Thursday (that number has an answering tape). 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.

 
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