Date: 8/27/17 8:40 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Common Nighthawks, downtown Bethesda, August 26
On Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:26:01 PM UTC-4, MikeBowen wrote:
> Birders in down-county Montgomery Co. or DC wanting to see Common Nighthawks in moth-like flight during their late-summer southward migration should consider visiting the intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and East-West Highway in Bethesda some evening soon. Gerry Hawkins, Pat Bradley, Anne Cianni and I had just left the new Q by Peter Chang restaurant on E-W Hwy. (terrific food) when Anne drew our attention to a flock of Nighthawks above two brightly lit office buildings between Round House Theatre (Waverly St.)and Wisconsin Avenue. We counted 21 for sure, but there could have been many more. We (naturally, being birders) had a scope at hand and enjoyed great scope looks. Good views from the sidewalk across from the theater and from Avondale St. off Wisc. Ave. north of the lit buildings.
> Crossed paths with Common Nighthawks same night - counted 15 at once - but missed you and Anne. My wife Marcia pointed out the nighthawks, we had stepped out into the alley behind Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club during the intermission of Root Boy Slim and Allstars Mood Music for the Atomic Age set (terrific music).
Good birding! Don Simonson, Darnestown MD

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