Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nighthawks Migrating

Each August, Common Nighthawks overhead reliably signal the end of summer. They were flying over Newton Center this evening and last night as well. I always enjoy watching these exotic looking birds fly overhead. I once had the pleasure of capturing one in a mist net in Oklahoma. Although the Common Nighthawk naturally nests on the ground, in Massachusetts they now nest more frequently on flat roofs in urban areas (see Birds of Massachusetts). Listen to their distinctive call by clicking here.

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