Was reading on the patio tonight, with half an eye to the sky in hopes of seeing my first Common Nighthawk of the season. Bingo.
Between 7:34 and 7:45, I had at least 18, maybe more.
I took this photo on Aug. 28, 2010, when I saw too many to count.
The following year, I had 18 on Aug. 24.
According to eBird, one was last seen on Aug. 16. I guess I need to start reporting again.
BTW, the incomparable Rob Fanning says that the CF is one of the best places in NJ to see these amazing birds.