Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Common Nighthawk

(Anahuac NWR, spring 2008)

30 comments:

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Glad you told us it is a common night hawk as it is uncommonly beautiful!

NatureFootstep said...

That is a beauty. :) I think we have it, but it is in the forest and very hard to spot.

Good to be two carying all stuff you want to bring. I am alone and want to bring tons of equipment. Today I will try out a bag on wheels. :)

Americanising Desi said...

that is one beautiful bird!

Dazy Daisy

Richard King said...

That is a great photo. Very similar to our Spotted Nightjar in Australia.

Woody said...

I've never seen a Nighthawk before, what a beautiful bird! Very interesting eyes - I assume to allow it to see peripherally without moving it's head.

Beth F said...

Wow!! Awesome capture.

caite said...

wow, the beautiful pattern of the feathers..

Sistertex said...

You take such marvelous photos! I will have to look this little guy up. Not sure we have Night Hawks in our area. Now I am curious about their range.

Michael said...

Great shot of a cool bird. We don't have Nighthawks here - though we should be getting some Nightjars soon.

Denise said...

What a very interesting bird, great shot!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

ksdoolittle said...

Is that the perfect photo, or what? All I can say is, wow!

ksdoolittle said...

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Marice said...

wow that is such a beautiful bird :) thanks for sharing!

u may view mine here

Stan said...

We have those during summer here in northern Nevada. I love watching them swoop and dive in the evening. They are amazing aerialists.

Tammie Lee said...

Oh my, such a wonderful portrait!

Ann said...

I hope your hawk doesn't steal people's babies. It was on our TV, a bird photographer was "keeping" his nestlings for weeks, one horrifying moment, a hawk swoop down and took one of the babies. It was all on TV.

My heart ached.

My dad and his 8 brothers and his many many cousins were all named after birds. The older ones have majestic birds, I think dad was a hawk. His youngest, was something like a sparrow.

Self Sagacity said...

Very attractive. I love those bird pictures - I could never get that close with my camera.

Guy D said...

Perfect photo Jill, and I Must say I love your header pic.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Kerri said...

Oh, what a LOVELY bird! WOW!

AVCr8teur said...

I haven't seen a nighthawk before either. It is a beautiful bird and it seems to be enjoying the day too.

Arija said...

Absolutely superb shots, especially the second one. Hung on a wall I could stare at it for hours.

Andree said...

What a stunning bird! And your photo! Breathless. I'm going to go look this bird up. I've never seen one.

Julie from Momspective said...

Sorry I'm commenting late but this is a great Wordless Wednesday!

gengen said...

Looks pretty shot of the bird. happy SOOC Sunday.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Isn't he lovely. Nice close-up. Valerie

Sherrie said...

Hi!
He's beautiful! Love your header picture. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life

Wammy said...

He is beautiful. I dream of getting shots like this one. I need to go take a walk in the woods. Thank you for sharing him with us!

Amanda said...

A beautiful bird! I can never tell the difference between eagles, falcons and hawks.

shydub said...

Im impressed of how you captured the look of the bird so closely. great shot!