I covered the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch at the Greenwich Audubon Center this afternoon, which was really about putting myself in position to hopefully watch Common Nighthawk migration later on. That did not disappoint. Between 5:30 and 7:45, I counted 281 (including one group of 72). The busiest time was 6-6:30. Except for what built into a group of 7 feeding in the area for about 20 minutes, all were purposefully moving through in various southerly trajectories. Yes, this site is in Connecticut, but close to the New York border, and should get people thinking about NY locations to watch. The site is also well south of Croton Point, so those would all have been different birds. Who knows how many were moving through on a broad front?
Steve Walter Bayside, NY -- 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/ --