Common Nighthawks, other field notes, May 10, 2013

Common Nighthawks made their first appearance of 2013 in Morris County this evening. One was eBirded from Troy Meadows (Alan Bernzweig). Another was seen from the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road, Great Swamp NWR (Jeff Ellerbusch, Jonathan Klizas, and Simon Lane). The only rail heard at the Swamp this evening was a Virginia Rail. A Blackpoll Warbler and White-crowned Sparrow were seen on the road earlier in the evening (S. Lane).

Earlier in the day at Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough Twp., Rick Radis had 15 species of warblers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Blue-headed, Yellow-throated, Warbling, Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireos and a Whip-poor-will roosting on a branch.

From Tim Vogel on May 9: Jonathan’s Woods– 12 warbler species including Blue-winged, Black-throated Blue, Worm-eating, and Chestnut-sided.
Also Raven, American Crow and Fish Crow

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