Date: 6/25/18 9:03 am From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chuck-Will's-Widow tips?
Thanks to Frank Lehman for the following. His email is below if you wish to contact him directly.
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>
From: Frank Lehman <frank.lehman...> Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:39:04 -0400 Subject: Chuck-Will's-Widow tips?
I was thinking of making a little trip to hear one of the Chuck-Will's-Widows that seem to be reliable residents of a few select places in Plymouth and Barnstable. It'd be a lifer for me, MA and otherwise. I wonder if anyone who has had luck hearing this bird could provide any tips for maximizing the chances of a successful encounter. In particular, I'm curious about
*Ideal time of day. Dusk? Dawn? *Ideal weather? *Ideal time of year? Is it too late? *Ideal moon-phase -- does this really matter for goatsuckers?
Also, for the Plymouth location, near Lynne Circle, is there a good place to park, and is it safe and/or legal to walk around the powerline corridor in search of this species?
Thanks in advance. Now I just need to explain to my wife why I'm willing to make a long nighttime drive just for the chance to hear a distant sound!