[Bristol-Birds] Nighthawks

  • From: "Todd and Lynn Eastin" <eastin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol Birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 07:40:00 -0400

We (Donna Reed, Tony Barry, and Todd Eastin) were treated to an acrobatic show 
of 12 Nighthawks on Thursday evening, Sept. 1, in Shady Valley.   They started 
gathering at about 6:45 with only 3 in the beginning.  But the numbers steadily 
increased over 15 minutes. This was in a harvested hay field along Hwy 91 of 
the valley floor.
 Coffey and Shumate list the Common Nighthawk as an uncommon fall migrant in 
Bird Study in Shady Valley.    Definitely an uncommonly good show.

Todd Eastin
Shady Valley

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