Common Nighthawks; Field Notes, Oct. 4, 2013

A late-in-the-season Common Nighthawk was seen at Tilcon Lake in the Waterloo Valley Road section of Mt. Olive Twp. late today (Jamie Glydon). It was harassed by a Merlin and an American Kestrel before disappearing from view. Also in the area were 21 Palm Warblers, Savannah Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and an Eastern Phoebe.

Interestingly, 2 Common Nighthawks were eBirded from Troy Meadows late today. 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers were also reported (Mike Ostrow).

The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron of Jefferson Road Pond, Parsippany continues.

(Photo by Julie Buechner).

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Finderne Wetlands had 90 Savannah Sparrows, 50 Song, 30 Swamp and 12 White-throated Sparrows, 27 Bobolinks, 350 Red-winged Blackbirds, etc. (Jeff Ellerbusch).

From Vicki Schwartz this morning by the community garden at Duke Farms:
Had a Nashville Warbler with a bunch of Palms and Co. Yellowthroats in the goldenrod near the community garden. Also, a Peregrine Falcon perched on a tree across the road. Lots of Savannah Sparrows, a Swamp, and other usual species.

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One Response to Common Nighthawks; Field Notes, Oct. 4, 2013

  1. Susan Treesh says:

    Just want to say that I love that photo. It looks like a poster for fall!

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