Date: 7/9/20 11:30 am From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: nighthawk on ground
I once climbed the south butte at the Malheur Field Station at dusk. A Common Nighthawk was displaying overhead. Using my binoculars, I saw the female on the trail in the dusk. She was pecking at the gravel like a barnyard chicken, TOTALLY DISINTERESTED. When she moved up the trail ahead of me, the male's display flight moved with her.
Subject: Fwd: Date: Thu Jul 9 2020 2:24 am From: tmcmac67 AT gmail.com
Here's a couple vids of different-for-me behavior. A Common Nighthawk not looking particulary graceful, getting his grits, and trying to do a a kind of perspective-enhancing neck pump ...if he only had a neck
and a potpourri of critters entering and exiting stage left, right, up....a dust up good birding, Tom