Another location one might try to see these beauties from the north would be the Cape May Point State Park, the pines in the back would be a good place to look. As well as the dunes (they are of course covered with pines) in between St. Mary's and St. Peter's. For extended searching you might try the whole dune line or heck anywhere in Cape May Point as pine trees are prolific and of course you never know what you may turn up.
Below are some photos from yesterdays birding in Avalon (see post info below). Photos provided generously by Karl Lukens. I am thankful that Karl showed up while we were on the jetty as I had stupidly forgotten my camera. Of course being the boyscout that he is, Karl is always prepared and wonderfully willing to share his great pics. For more photos of "interesting NJ birds" you might take a visit to his Karl and Judy Kukens' Website. Karl some how is pretty much always able to capture a shot or two of many of the rarities that visit southern Jersey.
Probably two of the most gorgeous ducks in North America!Some of the ten or so Common Eider and the hen King Eider that has been associating with them. Note the size and plumage differences which are readily apparent in this photo. Also note the structure differences in the head between the two species. Karl was able to capture an excellent comparison photo.
This White-winged Scoter that has bee hanging out among the other sea ducks for the last week or so.