Sunday, August 3, 2008

Nighthawk Night

This evening I sat on the front porch and watched the Common Nighthawks foraging in front of an advancing prairie thunderstorm. I watched two nighthawks work back and forth across the field in front of the house until they were joined by another pair, only to disappear as rapidly as they appeared. In the distance a loose flock of seven more Common Nighthawks were moving deliberately south.

Common Nighthawks have been less than common here this summer and in fact have been mostly absent in and around Fort Peck this year compared to most years. It was nice to see them bouncing around in the sky this evening.

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