Date: 6/26/18 6:48 am From: Frank Lehman <fmlehman...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chuck-Will's Success
Thank you everyone for your numerous replies to my inquiry yesterday about locating Chuck-Will's-Widows in Southern MA. I don't have time to respond individually to each message, so consider this my blanket expression of gratitude for the helpfulness of this whole community!
With everyone's advice, I was able to successfully listen and even briefly see this fascinating species yesterday night, right along the power-line corridor in Plymouth, just south of 300 Little Sandy Point Road. It was the perfect night for this bird: clear, cool, still, and with a big bright moon.
I wasn't the only one with this goal bird in mind. I found myself accompanied by five other birders, and together we were delighted to hear the Chuck's, which began singing at almost exactly 8:36 PM. At one point we clearly heard two singing simultaneously, and there were also several Whip-Poor-Wills joining the chorus a few minutes after the Chuck's.