Friday, June 6, 2014

Feathers on Friday

A couple days ago we had a huge flock of nighthawks fly over our house, I estimated about 500 or more. At first I didn't know what they were, I thought they were swallows until I figured it out.

Here is a quite heavily cropped picture of one of the nighthawks, the distinctive wing bars give it away.
Common Nighthawk
 Here's a zoomed out picture of most of the flock.
Flock of Common Nighthawks
 A few days after we spotted a nighthawk sitting in a tree in our yard in the evening. We got some good pictures.
Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Thanks to Prairie Birder's Feathers on Friday prompt.