Date: 9/1/18 10:58 am
From: Chris Starling <cstar.email...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
I had 14 on Thursday evening near Elkton, Cecil County.

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 12:40 PM bob augustine <augustinebob8...> wrote:

> After seeing none all week, last evening I had 31 Nighthawks, most in a
> group of 20 just after 7 pm. I think this means they are now in our area,
> but this was likely just a "test flight" as the wind was from the S and 6
> birds were heading N--unusual at such a late hour. The big flight may be
> coming tonight. With the storms predicted, it should be interesting. Storms
> often cause Nighthawks to flock more and if storms come from the W as
> projected they may bunch up in our area moving East to avoid them. Also,
> storms mean lots of lift to produce the cumulus clouds, lift that also gets
> insects up.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville
> 1 Sept. 2018
>
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