The 2019 "Frank Melville Park Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch" in Setauket kicked 
off last night with 20 Common Nighthawks seen. Thousands of grackles swarmed to 
the reed beds in the park to roost for the night and eight wood ducks were seen 
on the ponds.  Many DC Cormorants were seen, virtually all flying from the 
northeast to the southwest, presumably moving from feeding grounds to roosting 
grounds at the Stony Brook Mill Pond. 

The watch will continue, weather permitting, every night until October 6th from 
5:30 p.m. to dusk.


John Turner 
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