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 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --