This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1993, at noon, with reports of ROCK WREN, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, KING EIDER, HARLEQUINS, RED-NECKED GREBE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, LITTLE GULL, DICKCISSEL, LARK SPARROW, and local reports.
The ROCK WREN lives; still at 405 Lincoln Ave., Cape May Point, apparently reliable between 7:30 and 8 AM. Take Lake Drive from Lily Lake to the Gingerbread Church, and turn right on Lincoln.
A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen on the road to the Salem Nuclear Plant in Salem on Feb. 7, and a COM. BLACK-HEADED GULL continues also at the Nuclear Plant. Another COM. BLACK-HEADED GULL is still at South Amboy at the creek mouth as of Feb. 7.
At Barnegat Light, the HARLEQUINS continue at the new jetty along with a RED-NECKED GREBE; and 5 KING EIDERS continue at the Eighth St. jetty. Two COM. EIDERS were also at the Eighth St. jetty on Feb. 5. The DICKCISSEL in the House Sparrow flock at Eighth St. was also seen Feb. 5 at a feeder north of Eighth St. at a curve in the road on the left. The feeder is in a pine tree.
A LARK SPARROW was found at Sandy Hook on Feb. 7 at Gunnison Parking Lot, that is parking area G, at the entrance to the lot. At the Lewes - Cape May Ferry terminal in Cape May, on the north side of the canal, on Feb. 7, there was an adult LITTLE GULL in a flock of 50 Bonaparte's Gulls. A second-year GLAUCOUS GULL was at Henderson Cove, lake Hopatcong, on Feb. 4 and 5.
Ten BALD EAGLES were on Wanaque Reservoir during the week. BLACK VULTURES were reported this week at Basking Ridge, Princeton, Bernardsville, Asbury, and Belvedere, and at Mountain Lake where there was also a Blue Goose. A GOSHAWK was seen in flight on Feb. 6 over N. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, near AT&T.
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.