Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/3/1993
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1993, at noon, with reports of ROCK WREN, RAZORBILL, KING EIDER, HARLEQUINS, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, REDHEAD, ICELAND and GLAUCOUS GULLS, BALD and GOLDEN EAGLES, EURASIAN WIGEON, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, information on various winter boat trips, unseasonal reports, and local reports of interest. The ROCK WREN was seen over the weekend at 405 Lincoln Ave., Cape May Point. Take Lake Drive from Lily Lake to the Gingerbread Church, and turn right on Lincoln. Two RAZORBILLS were in Manasquan Inlet Feb. 1. The Atlantis out of Brielle Jan. 30 had 4 RAZORBILLS and 20 large alcids, sp.; and Jan. 31 the boat yielded 10 RAZORBILLS and 1 GLAUCOUS GULL. For reservations, Sat. and Sun 9 to 2, $18, call (908) 528-6620. A special pelagic out of Cape May is scheduled Feb. 15, 5 am to 5 pm, $50 and 50 miles out. Reservations only. Call Captain Fred, (609) 884-3939. Up to 5 KING EIDERS continue at Barnegat Light, 8th St. jetty; and the HARLEQUINS on the new jetty there. One of the WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Squibb at 206 in Lawrenceville was seen on Jan. 31. The BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS, 2 females, continue on Herbert Rd. on the way into Assunpink. Six BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS were also seen on Ft. Elfsborg Rd in Salem, on Jan. 30, along with a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD. These birds move with Red-wings between Ft. Elfsborg and South Featherbed Lane. REDHEADS continue on L. Manahawkin on Rt. 9 and 72. The ICELAND GULL of last week was again seen at the Ocean County Park on Rt. 88 east of Lakewood on Jan. 31. Four BALD EAGLES were on Wanaque Reservoir and others are easily found on the Delaware from the Gap to Dingmans' Bridge; and an imm. GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Poxono Island from the boat ramp Jan 30. Two BALD EAGLES are still also at Round Valley Reservoir. EURASIAN WIGEON was at Lake Takanassee on Jan. 30. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues on the east dike at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR. An incredible adult BROADWINGED HAWK responded to a tape Jan. 30, on Hartford Rd. in Medford, south of Lenape High School and north of Rt. 70, in the woods behind the baseball field. At Wildwood Crest on Ocean Drive there was a WESTERN SANDPIPER Jan. 30, and the same day there was an OYSTERCATCHER at Nummy Island, WILLET at Avalon, and an AM. BITTERN at Brigantine NWR on the dikes. 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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