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Night Hawk


After the sun had dropped and the all the "regular" birds had flown in to stay at the Aviation Hotel on Bird Island ... it was like this guy came out of nowhere to swoop down toward the little island then bank and fly off. Guess there was no vacancy with the Ibis convention.


This is almost SOOC.. I cropped the shot and then dropped the color on the 2nd shot per Kevan's request to see it that way.


Info :


"... A nighthawk is a nocturnal bird of the subfamily Chordeilinae, within the nightjar family...

The flight of the common nighthawk can be described as eratic and jerky, as it attempts to prey on various flying insects

... medium-sized New World birds, with long wings, short legs, and very short bills.

They usually nest on the ground and catch flying insects.

They are mostly active in the late evening and early morning or at night, and feed predominantly on moths and other large flying insects.

The white bands on its underwings are easily observable as it flies in the evening, at an altitude that is often well above the treetops.


... Nightjars are sometimes referred to as goatsuckers from the mistaken belief that they suck milk from goats ... " (Source :



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Taken on September 1, 2010