Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/9/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1994 at noon with reports of GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, HARLEQUIN, KING EIDER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, REDHEADS, EAGLES, COMMON REDPOLLS, and local reports. A GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen during the week at Turkey Point, Cumberland County, on Gandy Rd. off Maple Street. The bird could not be relocated Feb. 6 despite searching. A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen in Cape May Feb. 5 near the intersection of Bayshore and New England Roads. HARLEQUINS & KING EIDER continue at Barnegat Inlet. COMMON REDPOLLS continue to be reported from all parts of the state, the largest flock this week was the 200 at Sandy Hook area C. Other bigs flocks are at Liberty State park in Jersey City and also at Holgate. Three ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 2 light morph and 1 dark morph, were at Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst on Feb. 5. Also there, a PEREGRINE, all 3 MERGANSERS, and CANVASBACKS. There was a light morph ROUGH-LEG on Pleasant Plains Rd. Feb. 6, and the RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues in Great Swamp at the end of Woodland Rd. From 6 to 8 REDHEADS were present daily on Lake Como in Spring Lake. Dingman's, on the upper Delaware R., continues to be a good EAGLE vantage point. Birds at Liberty State Park this week included ROUGH-LEG, HARRIER, SHARP-SHIN, HORNED GREBE, RUDDY DUCK, CANVASBACK, WIGEON, GADWALL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, COM. GOLDENEYE, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN, and SNOW BUNTING. In Monmouth Co., 12 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were in Thompson Park; 24 SNOW BUNTINGS were on the crossroad at Newman Springs, and PINE SISKINS continue at the feeders at Huber Woods. 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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