|Common Nighthawk with tail spread, Belchertown, MA, Aug 18, 2011|
|Common Nighthawk, Belchertown, MA, Aug 18, 2011|
Common Nighthawk, Belchertown, MA, Aug 18, 2011
The migration season has begun as the annual arrival of Common Nighthawks from points north has started. Although shorebirds started moving south in July the arrival of nighthawks always signals the end of summer and the beginning of all to me in the interior of Massachusetts. I had a total of 82 Common Nighthawks last evening but probably missed a few while I got dinner ready. I managed a few photos of these fast flying birds.