This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1992 at 5:15 pm, with reports of BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, SNOWY OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, LECONTE'S SPARROW, RAZORBILLS, both EIDERS, EARED GREBE, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, DICKCISSEL, LARK SPARROW, TURKEY, SEDGE WREN, VIRGINIA RAIL, EURASIAN WIGEON, and local reports.
From 1 to 9 BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS were at Apple Blossom Farm, Ft. Elfsborg Rd., near Salem, Feb. 9 and 10. From Rt. 49 in Salem, take Chestnut St., go left on South Featherbed Lane and right on Ft. Elfsborg Rd. to the farm. Around the corner on Money Island Rd. there are two DICKCISSELS at the chicken farm, a male and a female.
The two SNOWY OWLS continue at Liberty State Park, usually not seen together, sometimes on Global Terminal (what's left of it). The Paulin's Kills and Great Swamp NORTHERN SHRIKES were both reported this week; no word on the others. LECONTE'S SPARROW was seen in Ridgefield Park Jan. 30, no report since, that may be from lack of looking. Reach it from Rt. 46 via Challenger Blvd. The LARK SPARROW continues at Assunpink on Nurko Rd. The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, also on Nurko Rd., was photographed on Sunday, Feb. 9. The LARK SPARROW is about 100 yards from the 90-degree turn with Imlaystown Rd., sometimes right at the edge of the road. The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW is further down, opposite the house where all the WHITE-CROWNS etc. are.
Both RAZORBILLS were in Manasquan Inlet on Sun., Feb. 9. KING EIDERS and COMMON EIDERS were at Stone Harbor Point on Feb. 8. The EARED GREBE and EURASIAN WIGEON were both reported from Liberty State Park, Jersey City, on Feb. 8. A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was on the Canton-Harmersville Rd. in Salem County, about a mile from Stow Creek, on Feb. 8. Thirty TURKEYS were on Rt. 46 opposite the Fish Hatchery in Warren County on Feb. 7; 15 TURKEYS were on Pleasant Plains Rd. in Great Swamp Feb. 10, as was a BALD EAGLE.
A SEDGE WREN was at Turkey Point in Cumberland County. Feb. 8, about 50 yards along the path after crossing the footbridge at the end. Two BALD EAGLES are at Round Valley Reservoir. Three VIRGINIA RAILS were seen at the Celery Farm in Allendale Feb. 8.
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.