Date: 3/14/19 9:11 am From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Eastern Whip-poor-will, Common Poorwills - Commons Ford Ranch (Travis Co.)
Nice and early on the Whip....At out Utley place we regularly have Whips in the spring, but in 34 years the earliest one I have ever heard calling was March 22, there the Chuck-wills-widows usually do not arrive until around April 1 though I have had a few in late March on occasion.
On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:40 AM Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> wrote:
> Texbirds, > > Last evening, like clockwork, about one half hour after sunset (8:00 PM > locally), two Common Poorwills and one Eastern Whip-poor-will sounded off > at the waterfall canyon at Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park in Travis County. > Both species fell silent within 10 or so minutes. Timing really is > everything when seeking out nightjars. I will share coordinates of exactly > where I was standing to listen which is about 100 meters or so from where > the whip sounded off. More or less I was on the Waterfall Trail trailhead > close to the forest-prairie interface. > > 30.337244, -97.892622 > > Good birding, > Justin Bosler > Austin, Texas > > >