Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/26/1991
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1991, at 6 pm, with reports of Bohemian Waxwing, Eared Grebe, Red Crossbill, Snowy Owl, King Eider, Razorbill, Glaucous, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Loggerhead Shrike, Eurasian Wigeon, and local reports, as well as a Hawk Owl in nearby Wayne County, PA. First, in New Jersey: the Bohemian Waxwing and Eared Grebe continue at Sandy Hook as of Feb. 24. The Waxwing is at parking area F, halfway down the road, and the Grebe off Horseshoe Cove, area L, where there was also a Lesser Black-backed Gull on Feb. 21. Also, Red Crossbills were on Sandy Hook on Feb. 19, again at area G near the exit. The Northern Shrike was also seen on the Hook this week. Speaking of Northern Shrikes, the Wayne, Stony Brook, and Great Swamp birds are all still present as of Feb. 24. The Island Beach Snowy Owl was seen several times this week in the second large parking lot, and the King Eider was seen in Lavallette on Feb. 20 off Pennsylvania Ave. Don't give up on Razorbills; single Razorbills were seen briefly at Manasquan Inlet on Feb. 20, Feb. 21, Feb. 22, and Feb. 24, quite close to the rocks. A Glaucous Gull was on the shore at Spring Lake Feb. 22. An Iceland Gull was on Wreck Pond on Feb. 24. The 2 Eurasian Wigeons and the 2 Redheads are still in the Shark River (Marconi Road) area; and another Eurasian Wigeon continues at Franklin Lake. A Glaucous Gull was on Old Sam's Pond Feb. 22 in Point Pleasant. Short-eared Owls continue at Manahawkin, Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center, Frenchtown, and Holgate. The Loggerhead Shrike at Fort Elfsborg, Salem County, was rediscovered Feb. 20 on S. Featherbed Lane. An easy way to get to it is: from the center of Salem, on Rt. 49, take Chestnut Street south; it runs right into Fort Elfsborg Road, make a left on South Featherbed Lane, look for the Shrike there and then circle around to the right on Fort Elfsborg Road. Three Bald Eagles were on Wanaque Reservoir this week; a Lesser Black-backed Gull was on the Bellville Pike in N. Arlington on Feb. 21 on the landfill. And now for the Pennsylvania Hawk Owl, which is still present in Wayne Cty., PA. From NJ, take Rt. 206 north to Millford, PA. From Millford take Rt. 6 north to Honesdale. From Honesdale PA take Rt 191 north to the town of Lookout, a distance of about 25 miles. At a general store and a Texaco sign on your left, go left on an unnamed road. Go 3.6 miles to a T intersection. Turn right at the T and go 1.3 miles to a sharp left turn of more than 90 degrees. The road goes up a steep hill. From here go 1.5 miles to a Y intersection. The bird is seen around the Y, and is sometimes partially concealed in a Hemlock tree. Several days ago there were 45 cars there at once looking at the bird. 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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