Date: 9/2/18 9:51 am
From: Alan Johnston <alanjohnston46...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawks
On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:40:19 PM UTC-4, bob augustine 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

On Saturday evening at 7:05 pm I had 12 Common Nighthawks fly over my house in Kensington flying more-or-less directly South. I live just off Cedar Lane.

Alan Johnston
Kensington, MD

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