Taking a late afternoon ride on this bikepath in east Columbus, I had a spread-out 'flock' of 12 Common Nighthawks cruising down the greenbelt. This is almost on schedule for the second wave of these birds through central Ohio, following the late August first wave. Look for them over the next few evenings.
The ride was also late enough to get a little activity from landbird migrants gearing up for the evening out-flight, including some flycatchers (Pewees, E.Phoebes) and warblers (6 species: Nashville, Magnolias, Black-thr.Greens, Bay-breasted, Blackburnians, Redstarts). Other groups - thrushes, vireos -- were conspicuously scarce or absent.
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