What a great November birding day! The warm sun and cold wind seemed appropriate for the calendar date and so did the birds. We started at Assicong Marsh were we saw our first Cackling Goose! It was then on to Round Valley (Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck and American Coot) and Spruce Run. Spruce Run gave us our first Horned Lark (really really cool birds to look at) and my second run-in with Snow Bunting. There was also a “hunting” Belted Kingfisher that Jeanette “caught in action.” We then pushed on west down 78 to exit 4, home of the Scott’s Mountain Hawkwatch. We didn’t plan to stay long and as it turned out didn’t need to. Our first Golden Eagle came soaring (other birds may fly, Eagles “soar”) through and we had a great bird to end a great day of New Jersey birding.