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A Memorable Impromptu Hour on the Tower

Rob Fanning, long-time friend of the Celery Farm and those who visit here, won't be coming here as much as he used to (often twice a day during the week) now that his office has relocated to Parsippany. (Boo!)

As a farewell he decided to do an Hour on the Tower at noon yesterday.

Rob writes: DSCN9400-001

For my "unofficial/official" last visit to the CF--I decide to do an impromptu Hour from the Tower from the Warden's Watch.
Crisp, beautiful fall-like weather was great--except the wind made it hard to hear the birds--NO Catbird, Chickadee, Downy, MALLARD, or Willow Fly. But 28 species Mid-day in Mid June is nothing to sneeze at.
I had the pleasure of being joined by Seymour Drakes, John Workman, and some dude named Stiles.
I will miss the CF dearly, and all of the great people I've met on the trails over the years.
Also want to thank the Fyke Nature Association for everything they've done for me as well as the pride they take in maintaining and preserving this wonderful jewel for Nature lovers of all ages. THANK YOU CELERY FARM!
Right back at ya, Rob!
Full bird list follows.
The Celery Farm, Bergen, New Jersey, US
Jun 9, 2016 12:18 PM - 1:18 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    ***The last Tango/Rodeo--Special Hour from the Tower w/ Stiles "Featherman" Thomas, Jim "Seymour Drakes" Wright, and John "RUBL" Workman; Mostly sunny and breezy--a Gorgeous afternoon...THANK YOU CF!
28 species

Canada Goose  30
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  10    est. multiple youngsters seen
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1    adult flyby--last bird of the hour
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1    Im; banded tail
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X    H
Warbling Vireo  X
Blue Jay  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  12
Barn Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  X    H
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  X    H
American Robin  X    H
Common Yellowthroat  X    H
Yellow Warbler  X
Song Sparrow  X    H
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
Baltimore Oriole  X    H
American Goldfinch  X    H