Date: 8/30/17 6:12 pm From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> Subject: [NHBirds] Westmoreland Common Nighthawks
Heading home tonight to Walpole from Keene, I was driving north on 12 when I saw a large flock of Common Nighthawks foraging alongside the intersection of Routes 12 and 63. Acting quickly I pulled onto 63 and parked at the Stuart & John's Sugar House, which was closed and allowed for unobstructed views. The initial flock, most of which were foraging just above the adjacent fields, numbered at least 150 individuals. Over the next 30 mins another 150-200 nighthawks streamed overhead. Not the large numbers others see, but not bad considering it was an incidental event.
Making my way to Walpole, I saw another small flock of nighthawks above the bridge to Westminster and another 6 individuals above my apartment parking lot.
Good birding, Chad Witko -- Chad Witko www.chat-happens.com
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