Thursday, May 10, 2007
Whip-poor-Wills 5/09 (Templeton)
Last night's clam and summer like weather enticed me to visit the Gardner Airport just after dark for a half hour of listening. American Woodcock could be heard displaying from various points while Killdeer flew back and forth over the run-way calling the whole time. An American Bittern was calling from the marsh at the south end of the air-strip, a singing Horned Lark was heard from medium strip area and Barred Owl sounded off from hill side to the west . At least 2 Whip-poor-wills were calling off and on and I managed to see one by the road-side (in the car's headlights) when I was leaving.