[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. Wigeon both of 
which displayed males coming out of eclipse plumage.  

For the season (August 27th-October 6th) we saw 2,757 nighthawks in 4,276 
minutes logged, an average of .644 birds per minute. This figure was well above 
the totals for 2017 and 2018 in which we saw 2,046 and 2,018 birds, at a rate 
of .513 and.499 birds per minute, respectively. 

Thank you for coming out and participating. Hopefully, we'll see many of you 
again next year.  The Nighthawk Watch has become one of the go-to social events 
of the Three Village Area!! 

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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 minutes) 

The last four nights have remained productive with the totals shown above.  The 
Watch has established a new seasonal total for the number of nighthawks seen 
with 2,442 birds seen to date, breaking the 2017 high total of 2,046 birds, and 
we still have eight more days to go!  (We saw 2018 nighthawks in 2018)

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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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, which is a complete molt, on its 
wintering grounds. This would indicate no molting during migration; thus our 
observations of several tailless birds suggests some other reason for the loss 
of all the tail feathers, such as attempted predation, or that the account is 
wrong, at least as it relates to the remiges. 

Anyone with more information or has thoughts about the tailless birds we're 
seeing can reach me off-line at redk...@optonline.net 
mailto:redk...@optonline.net


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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 seen 1,216 nighthawks so far this season. 

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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 birders who live in the Big Apple and a reporter 
writing an article on the Watch.


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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--



[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:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--



[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) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--



[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 Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--



[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 List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--



[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--



[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 at least two dozen swifts coursing low over the pond and twenty feet 
over the bridge. Then, in the span of about 30 seconds all the birds 
left, making for a remarkable end. 


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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--



[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 glaciation.

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://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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 List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--

[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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/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/

--