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!

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC

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