[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 
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[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. 

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[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)

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[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. 


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[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.


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[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.


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[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. 


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[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.


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[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


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[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

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[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  

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[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

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[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

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