Nighthawk Watch 2019

Night Hawk

27 people joined David Hogg of the Monticello Bird Club on a cloudy Tuesday evening, August 27, to watch for nighthawks migrating over Ivy Creek.  Two nighthawks were seen right away flying high and fast.  Other species seen that evening included an Eastern Wood-Pewee, Chimney Swifts and Bats.  Another 20 people joined on a clearer evening on Thursday, August 29 where a total of 12 nighthawks were seen with four visible to the naked eye.  Also seen: a Broad-winged Hawk, two Ruby-throated hummingbirds, Chimney Swifts and Bats.   Both nights offered welcome opportunities for local birders (with some new to birding and to ICNA) to gather on a beautiful evening and socialize.    ---catherine

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