Friday, May 31, 2013
I saw a bird while taking a walk at dusk on the prairie. It had a cool distinctive wing shape and erratic flying pattern and thanks to a bird identification website and Wikipedia which had the sound they make, I've determined it was a nighthawk. However, it is not actually a hawk but rather a member of the nightjar family (never heard of it). Apparently, it is sometimes called the mosquito hawk. It was captivating.