We've also been happy to record some new backyard birds for the year, including a Great Horned Owl we've heard hooting a couple of time, as well as a Blue-headed Vireo, which I saw a tree branch right outside my window instead of on the ground after it bashed into said window as was the case with the one we saw this time last year.
"Only" 126 species this month and only two new year birds. Obviously, as the year progresses, the new birds get scarcer. Late fall and winter are the times to pick up any birds you didn't get in the beginning of the year--I'm on the lookout for Redheads and hoping for a Barrow's Goldeneye.
This month's list:
New Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Ocean
New York: Kings