This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1992, at noon, with reports of ROCK WREN, SNOWY OWL, KING EIDERS, COMMON EIDERS, HARLEQUIN, BLACK-HEADED GULL, SUMMER TANAGER, RAVEN, TURKEY, NORTHERN SHRIKE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, BALD EAGLE, REDHEAD, and several announcements following the bird reports.
The ROCK WREN continues at Cape May Point, and is being seen daily at the construction site at 405 Lincoln Ave., not far from the gingerbread church at the end of Lake Ave. Sometimes it appears only once or twice a day, usually alongside the new house, on the left side, on or under the porch, in the tarpaper, on the debris, in the gutters, etc. On Monday it appeared at 11:21 am; Tuesday, at ten minutes of eight in the morning.
A SNOWY OWL was at Barnegat Inlet Dec. 3. Also at Barnegat Inlet this week, 3 COM. EIDER, 1 KING EIDER, 5 HARLEQUINS, all 3 SCOTERS, LAPLAND LONGSPUR on the beach, SNOW BUNTINGS, and GANNET. In Cape May, in addition to the Rock Wren, various late warblers were seen during the week including ORANGE-CROWNED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and CAPE MAY. Also a BLACK-HEADED GULL is being regularly found at the Point, either at Lily Lake, at Alexander Ave. on the beach, or at the Concrete Ship. And a full drake COM. EIDER is at the Bunker at Cape May Point State Park.
An imm. SUMMER TANAGER is coming to the feeder at Rancocas Nature Center in Mount Holly. Up to 3 BALD EAGLES are being seen at Brigantine, especially off the north dike. TURKEYS are being seen at Hight Point and at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary. A RAVEN was at Raccoon Ridge this week. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was at Kuser Bog Dec. 6; it was seen flying down-ridge.
At Stone Harbor Dec. 5 were 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a COMMON EIDER. A REDHEAD continues at Henderson Cove, Lake Hopatcong, along with Hooded Mergansers and Goldeneye.
Now for the announcements. Thanks for the letters on Princeton Institute Woods; there will be a 2-year moratorium on sale of lands.
Two Christmas Counts are in need of people. People willing to help on the Boonton Count, Dec. 27, should call Glen Mahler at (201) 386-6236. People who can help on the Oceanville count, including Forsythe (Brigantine) Refuge, on Dec. 19, should call Brian Moscatello at (201) 568-6093.
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.