Monday, August 22, 2011

Nighthawk Migration

Mid August signifies the onset of Common Nighthawk migration, I have gotten out during a few recent evenings to tally these long distant migrants on their way to South America. A Common Nighthawk passing over High Ridge Wildlife Management Area, in Westminster, Ma.An American Kestrel perched on an apple tree near the Nighthawk watch site.
I've yet to hit a big count but tallied 24 on 8/17 and 54 on 8/22, with peak numbers expected over the next week or two. More information on a regional wide effort can be found at the SuAsCo/Nashua Rivers & Beyond Nighthawk Survey .

1 comment:

Kathiesbirds said...

Love nighthawks and just saw my first kestrel in this state last week right before the storm at a nearby bog/swamp where I regularly count birds!