While unsuccessfully trying for the Common Redpolls that have been reported here, I was lucky enough to run into a fellow birder named John S., who spotted a Golden Eagle.
photo credit: Mark Priest
This is an exceptionally rare bird for this location, and its the first time I have seen one here.
That brings my Garret Mountain Life List up to 171 species.
Here is the final numbers as of 12/31/07:
N.J. 2007 : 284 ( a new personal high)
N.J. Lifelist: 335
N.Y. 2007: 196
N.Y. Lifelist: 239
ABA Northeast 2007: 303
ABA Northeast Lifelist: 363
ABA Area 2007: 393
ABA Area Lifelist: 555
World 2007: 401
World Lifelist: 631