This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday, Mar. 6, 1992, at 10 AM, with reports of PACIFIC LOON, SNOWY OWLS, RAZORBILLS, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, LECONTE'S SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, BLACK-HEADED GULL, LITTLE GULL, RED-NECKED GREBE, HARLEQUINS, KING EIDER, DOVEKIES, KITTIWAKES, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, ICELAND GULL, and local reports of interest.
A PACIFIC LOON was at Manasquan Inlet on March 1. Photographed by several observers, it has not been seen since. The RAZORBILL derby continues at Manasquan, with 15 there on March 1, and 5 or 6 there on March 2 The LECONTE'S and HENSLOW'S SPARROWS continue at Overpeck Park in the weedy field, and the ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER is on the dirt road on the left, where the Pragmites meet the road. Reach it from Rt. 46 via Challenger Blvd.
The LARK SPARROWS and CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS continue at Nurko Rd., near Assunpink, about 100 yards past the 90 degree turn. Reach it from 539, take Windsor-Perrineville Rd. to Imlaystown Rd., to Nurko Rd. A BLACK-HEADED GULL continues at the Salem Nuclear plant; another was at Reed's Beach this week along with at least 3 LITTLE GULLS, two adults and one immature, which were still there on March 4. LITTLE GULLS were also sighted this week at the Cape May Ferry terminal, and at the Second Ave. jetty in Cape May. Reed's Beach is still the best place to look, in with the big flock of Bonaparte's Gulls.
RED-NECKED GREBE continues at the Shark River marina. HARLEQUINS continue at Barnegat Light, at the new jetty; KING EIDER was at Stone Harbor point this week. A DOVEKIE and 2 KITTIWAKES were seen from a boat out of Cape May March 1.
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL is at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst, and at Brigantine NWR. EURASIAN WIGEONS are at Mannington Marsh in Salem County, and at Lake Takanassee and at Liberty State Park. ICELAND GULLS this week were at Olden? Pond in Haledon and at Point View Reservoir in Wayne. The NORTHERN SHRIKE is still in the Great Swamp on Pleasant Plains Rd., and at Paulins Kill lake. Two SNOWY OWLS are still at Caven Pier; one was on a church roof in Bayonne; and one was at Holgate on the sand dunes.
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.