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...>

> 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


Brush Freeman
Utley & Cedar Park, Texas

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