Date: 5/27/18 9:57 pm From: Roger Freeman <freemanbecard...> Subject: [obol] Common Nighthawk, Silverton OR, Marion County
Spent 45 minutes (8:00 - 8:45) this evening (5/27) in my yard watching/listening for Common Nighthawk. During that time, I had 22 species (see list below). It was quite the evening chorus as almost everything was vocalizing.
At 8:28, I heard two distinctive "peent" notes but couldn't spot the high flying COMMON NIGHTHAWK. This is an early (and uncommon) sighting for our place which is about 16 miles E-NE of Salem, OR.
Good Memorial Weekend birding,
Roger Freeman east of Silverton OR
MOURNING DOVE *COMMON NIGHTHAWK* VAUX'S SWIFT ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER WESTERN WOOD PEEWEE AMERICAN CROW COMMON RAVEN VIOLET GREEN SWALLOW BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH HOUSE WREN AMERICAN ROBIN SWAINSON'S THRUSH CEDAR WAXWING SPOTTED TOWHEE DARK-EYED JUNCO WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW WESTERN TANAGER BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK PURPLE FINCH