|Common Nighthawk at home, taken in August 2011|
A quick observation note from yesterday regarding my first of the season Common Nighthawk. The August 15th date is the about the date I expect to see the first ones show up on their long migration south. As the next few weeks go on the numbers should pick up with a peak typically in late August. The earliest date I have ever had them here at home is August 13th in 2010.
I will also be taking part in the ongoing study of Common Nighthawk migration again this year as part of the "SuAsCo/Nashua Rivers and Beyond Survey". The website for this research can be found here:
I will update occasionally on this species as the season progresses.