This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, Feb. 3, 1994 at noon with reports of SNOWY OWL, BROWN PELICAN, KING EIDER, HARLEQUINS, GLAUCOUS and ICELAND GULLS, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, GOSHAWK, RED-NECKED GREBE, COMMON RAVEN, EVENING GROSBEAK, SHORT-EARED OWL, EURASIAN WIGEON, SNOW BUNTING, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, REDHEADS, and local reports.
SNOWY OWL was still at Holgate on Jan. 31; also there on Jan. 31, one adult GLAUCOUS and one first-year ICELAND GULL on the beach; also, SHORT-EARED OWL, AMERICAN BITTERN, SNOW BUNTING, COMMON REDPOLL, and a dead KITTIWAKE on Jan. 29; and a BROWN PELICAN on Jan. 25.
At BARNEGAT INLET thisweek were 12 HARLEQUINS, one KING EIDER, one LAPLAND LONGSPUR, one REDHEAD, and one HARBOR SEAL. An ICELAND GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were at Manasquan Inlet on Jan. 30; a GLAUCOUS GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACK were at Horseshoe Cove, Sandy Hook, Jan. 30. Two GLAUCOUS GULLS were in an industrial park in Edison on Jan. 30. An ICELAND GULL and a RED-NECKED GREBE were at Shark River Inlet on Jan. 30.
GOSHAWKS this week were at feeders in Rahway, Rozelle Park, Newton (2 birds in one yard), Boonton Township, and Thorofare. A flock of 100 COMMON REDPOLLS were in Flemington during the week; other places with big flocks are Holgate and Liberty State park in Jersey City. A COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was at Reed's Beach Jan. 29.
At the Delaware Water Gap Jan. 29 there were 2 COMMON RAVENS, BALD EAGLE, BLACK VULTURE, 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS. The other good eagle place was Dingman's Bridge, which had at least 5 birds. The Old Mine Road was closed on the 29th from the Gap to Millbrook. EVENING GROSBEAK and SISKIN continue at Huber Woods in Monmouth County. AMERICAN BITTERN was at Cedar Bonnet Island on Rt. 72 Jan. 31. REDHEADS this week were at the Municipal boat ramp at the end of Second St. in Perth Amboy; 8 more were at Lake Como, and others were in the Manasquan river above the Rt. 35 bridge.
SHORT-EARED OWLS were at Manahawkin as well as at Holgate this week. EURASIAN WIGEON was on Lake Takanassee on Jan. 30. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were at Mott's Creek and Brigantine Refuge, where there was also the usual LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on Jan. 29. SNOW BUNTINGS were at the Serbo [?] Nursery on Rt. 519 in Hampton Township, Sussex County, on Jan. 27, near Newton. Fifty-five CANVASBACKS were at Liberty State park, and 100 were at Hackensack Meadows Environmental Center Jan. 30.
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.