Field Notes, Aug. 30, 2013

The shorebird habitat at Lincoln Park Gravel Pits is submerged as of this morning, i.e., no shorebirds. 5 Killdeer looking for a place to land, flew out of the area instead.

Sasso Tract in Rockaway Twp. had Northern Waterthrush, 5 American Redstarts, Black-throated Green Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-throated Vireo and a group of Blue –gray Gnatcatchers.

From Terry Carruthers:
Yesterday evening I watched for Common Nighthawks for an hour (6:20-7:20 pm) from my deck, within the bounds of the Great Swamp. Fourteen flew over during the hour, all heading south, mostly in twos. This evening a flock of 15 flew west at 5:50 pm, but none were seen during the following 30 minutes. A bird of note was my first garden Northern Waterthrush, on the 22nd.

From Ken Hart, Aug. 29, 2013:
A small flock of mixed warblers moved through the woods around 239 Black River Rd in Long Valley this morning at 10:30. They included:
Worm-eating Warbler
Canada Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
and Chestnut-sided Warbler.
Also present throughout the morning were Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Pileated Woodpeckers, and (at dawn, and most nights) Eastern Screech Owls (heard only).

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