[Tweeters] Common nighthawk and nestlings

Dan Reiff dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 03:52:10 PDT 2022

Very neat, Lynn.
And no, this is not late for them to nest.
Thank you,
Dan Reiff

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> On Jul 23, 2022, at 7:14 PM, Lynn Wohlers <wohlers13 at gmail.com> wrote:




> I stumbled on a Common nighthawk this afternoon on Fidalgo Island (ACFL Sugarloaf area). The presumed female jumped from the nest to a spot about 5 ft away and did a distraction display while hissing at me. I was only 3 ft away when this happened and hadn't seen her. She held her wings out, stayed close to the ground, and hopped around while hissing.

> I felt bad about disturbing her and slowly backed away while taking as many quick photos as I could, including a few of the two nestlings huddled together on the ground. The sighting was a huge surprise since I've never seen one in 4 years of living here - but I don't go out much at night, either.

> ebird wasn't loading properly so I couldn't tell whether there have been recent sightings in Fidalgo - does anyone have information about nighthawks in this area? It also seems late for unfledged nestlings but I'm not knowledgeable about the species.

> (photos on request)


> Lynn Wohlers

> Fidalgo Island

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