[CT Birds] Common Nighthawks

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Mon Aug 17 22:20:30 EDT 2009

Hi Folks

While going through Bird Lore I ran across two comments about Common  

1905 Sept 6 Wilbur Smith Norwalk "numbers seemed inexhaustible"
1913 Sept 6 Wilbur Smith Norwalk "flight of migrants that covered  
more than 2 miles in length flying east to west. and was also seen in  

So, I went to check on recent records.

Days with 100 or more birds range from August 20 to September 2 (max  
1000 on 8/31 and on  9/1 1997)
The greatest numbers are from August 25 to September 1

One idea is that the September 6 was a late push. hence the big numbers

I would Like people to keep their eyes open in the evenings from
Tuesday August 25 to Tuesday September 1

Lets see what numbers we can get

Dennis Varza

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