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Old May 23, 2007, 5:33 PM   #1
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Sitting on a neighbors fence. Took photo while driving down the alley. Had to back up. The time was 4:34PM today.

Kinda early, huh?
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Old May 23, 2007, 5:33 PM   #2
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Old May 23, 2007, 5:41 PM   #3
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Looks like he is very comfortable and resting before time to go hunting.


TOTALLY WACKY roger
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I believe that is a Whip-poor-will and not a Nighthawk because of the large round eyes. Nice shot of a bird very few people actuall see, but many hear.

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Old May 24, 2007, 5:10 AM   #5
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Nice capture.



Thanks for sharing
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It is a Nighthawk - most probably Common (in the fist picture you can make out the edge of the white wing patch just above and to the left of the knothole in the fence board) which is found throughout the US - where do you live? The Lesser Nighthawk is only found in Mexico and the southwestern border states of the US. All thenightjars have large eyes, as all are nocturnal and crepuscular (dawn and dusk) foragers. Nighthawks do roost in the open during the day, but you don't often get that close to one to get such a good picture.
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Old May 24, 2007, 7:23 PM   #7
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I live in north texas (dallas area). The Whip-poor-will is not native to my area, and the specimen pictures DOES most resemble a common nighthawk.
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