[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-10-07 Thread TURNER
Sixteen observers came out on Sunday night, the last night of the Nighthawk Watch, to look for nighthawks but were, alas, disappointed since none were observed. As a consolation prize several species of "winter" ducks have arrived in the pond next to the watch including Northern Shoveler, A.

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-10-02 Thread TURNER
Last night we had a highly productive count with 237 nighthawks coming through. Typically, by early October the numbers start waning so the total for 10/1 was a large surprise. Will be curious to see how the weather over the next couple of days affects the count. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch, Setauket, NY

2019-09-29 Thread TURNER
September 25th- 92 nighthawks, 97 minutes (2165 nighthawks, 3316 minutes) September 26th- 15 nighthawks, 87 minutes (2180 nighthawks, 3403 minutes) September 27th- 172 nighthawks, 95 minutes. (2352 nighthawks, 3498 minutes) September 28th- 90 nighthawks, 92 minutes (2442 nighthawks, 3590

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-09-24 Thread TURNER
Another productive night with stunning skies and clouds with 152 nighthawks flying through it. We've now passed 2,000 birds.saw the red bat again..we were joined by Spike Millington, Vice President and Director of the Asia Program at the International Crane Foundation. John Turner

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch correction

2019-09-23 Thread TURNER
Oops!...make that rectrices, not remiges.having taught Ornithology you'd think I wouldn't make that mistake! John T. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-23 Thread TURNER
Observers enjoyed another solid day of Caprimulgid viewing with 155 nighthawks being tallied. Many birds at medium to low elevations; two more tailless birds were observed. Relating to this taillessness, the BNA account for this species suggests the bird undergoes its definitive basic molt,

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-22 Thread TURNER
The Nighthawk Watch was productive tonight. We had 156 nighthawks, often with a dozen birds in view at one time; another bird with no tail! The red bat appeared again. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-21 Thread TURNER
Things have picked up with yesterday's total of 66 nighthawks and tonight's total of 104 birds, after being shut out three days in a row for the first time since the Nighthawk Watch began in 2017. Had a red bat again, perhaps the same individual as seen the last couple of nights. John Turner

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch -Setauket, NY

2019-09-20 Thread TURNER
September 17th - 0 nighthawks September 18th - 0 nighthawks September 19th - 0 nighthawks September 20th - 66 nighthawks; including another tailless bird. A good view of another red bat. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch, Setauket, NY

2019-09-16 Thread TURNER
Tonight 5 visitors saw 14 nighthawks and a Cooper's Hawk disturbing a mumuration of blackbirds. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2019-09-15 Thread TURNER
September 12 - 2 nighthawks (rainy and windy) September 13 - 5 nighthawks September 14 - 15 nighthawks September 15 - 27 nighthawks and one highly visible red bat feeding over the North Pond in Frank Melville Park! 1,360 nighthawks to date. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch, Setauket, NY

2019-09-12 Thread TURNER
The skies above Frank Melville Park graced us with 95 nighthawks last night including the same or yet another tail-less bird. They came through in a steady stream of mostly two, three, and four bird groups. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-10 Thread TURNER
Participants saw 151 nighthawks tonight with many good views of overhead birds allowing for identification of male, female, and juvenile birds. For the first time we had a tail-less nighthawk go by, looking more like a bat than a bird. Also had two adult bald eagles. As of tonight, we've

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-09 Thread TURNER
We had 43 birds last night and 139 nighthawks tonight. About a dozen came down toward dusk to feed over the pond, providing great views. Interestingly, 23 birds headed in the opposite direction - from the southwest to the northeast - from what we usually observe. It was nice to welcome some

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-09-01 Thread TURNER
The Watch produced 88 nighthawks tonight with a nice closing show of 9 birds coming down lower and feeding over the north pond along with a few swallows and swifts. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-08-31 Thread TURNER
Fourteen birders afflicted with nighthawk fever came to the watch and saw 30 birds tonight. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch -Setauket

2019-08-30 Thread TURNER
After batting zero in Wednesday's rainy watch, we were hoping the skies would be filled with nighthawks on Thursday night. Alas, this was not to be with only 12 birds tallied...but a better result tonight with 148 nighthawks seen, many of which were actively feeding overhead. John Turner

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2019-08-28 Thread TURNER
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

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-09-18 Thread JOHN TURNER
Despite the steady rain (which passed, providing us with a beautiful and strong double rainbow!) we had 114 nighthawks tonight with a dozen coming down lower over the pond toward dusk to feed. A wonderful night that started out rough...    John Turner  -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket

2018-09-17 Thread JOHN TURNER
For the last three days we've had these totals at the watch:  September 15th- 71 September 16th- 77 September 17th- 65 As of tonight we're up to 1,648 nighthawks seen in 2,473 minutes of time... John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-09-12 Thread JOHN TURNER
57 soggy nighthawks tonight in 98 minutes of time.  -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket

2018-09-11 Thread JOHN TURNER
After several days of little to no action presumably due to the inclement weather, the nighthawks arrived today with 306 birds being counted. This total represents the second highest total recorded to date, eclipsed by the 573-bird day last September 8th.  John Turner   -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch - Setauket, NY

2018-09-01 Thread JOHN TURNER
Tonight, approximately a dozen participants counted 211 Common Nighthawks from the stone bridge nighthawk watch. It included three kettles of 30 or more nighthawks, including one group of 70 birds.  We also had an immature Bald Eagle fly over the north pond heading east.   John Turner --

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2018-08-29 Thread JOHN TURNER
August 28th - 71 birds August 29th- 74 birds.  Cold Front on Thursday could make for interesting results on Friday.  Anyone who comes down gets a beautiful new nighthawk watch pin. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Results

2018-08-26 Thread JOHN TURNER
Although the Nighthawk Watch won't start until Monday night, some of us can't help ourselves and have been going there before the offical kickoff. We weren't disappointed as we saw 189 nighthawks last night, with one "kettle" involving 54 birds. As dusk came on, we had a dozen nighthawks and

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket

2017-09-15 Thread redknot
Tonight we had 107 nighthawks in 115 minutes of observation. Also had a number of blue jays flying back and forth over the pond caching acorns..it has been said this caching habit of blue jays and not squirrels is what restored the eastern deciduous forests after the last continental

[nysbirds-l] "Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch" - Setauket, NY

2017-09-15 Thread redknot
In 112 minutes of observation last night we had 83 nighthawks. It is the sixth highest total in the seventeen evenings we've been conducting the watch.   John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket

2017-09-13 Thread redknot
Tonight in 110 minutes of watching we counted 134 nighthawks. For last night (Tuesday), the night before that, and the night before that we had 27, 26, and 17 nighthawks, respectively. As usual, toward dusk half a dozen birds came down lower to feed over the pond.  John Turner  -- NYSbirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2017-09-10 Thread redknot
The last two nights (Saturday and Sunday) have been quieter with 36 and 17 nighthawks seen respectively. Tonight most birds passed to the west, well south of the stone bridge with one bird, a female, providing close views as it fed overhead.  John Turner  -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

2017-09-08 Thread redknot
The magic continues. A crowd of fourteen people observed 573 nighthawks at the "stone bridge nighthawk watch" tonight. One flock, which looked like a kettle of Broad-winged hawks, contained 144 birds. John Turner -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm