Date: 8/30/17 5:46 pm From: <badgerboy...> Subject: Massive Nighthawk movement at Deep Gap
At the Osborne Mtn. Overlook on the blue ridge parkway, about mile marker 278 near Deep Gap, tonight from 7:45 to 8:15 PM, a couple massive flocks of migrating nighthawks almost filled the western sky for short periods. During the half hour I was there I counted well over 500 birds, and a few dozen flew right over me at low altitude. I'd never before seen such a massive congregation of the birds, very impressive!