Friday, September 11, 2015
After some scattered sightings of warblers,Donna Evans and I were treated by a spectacle of 13 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS over the Maryland Monument. From our observation post at Peninsula meadow,we follow their aerial trail. The nighthawks kept appearing over us to and fro from the Lullwater to Lookout Hill,sun gleamng off their stigmata like white wing patches. Finally at the Nethermead we recounted carefully the same 13 nighthawks
But with achy legs from a long hard workday, I headed home arriving 6 pm. I didn't go back out. But a post from Peter Paul on Facebook Brooklyn Urban Birders reported he and his wife' s higher count of 22 birds!
I knew it was gonna be a good one.
My day list. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S24989381