Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Nightjars in the Brecks

I arranged to meet the Jims in the Brecks last night for some socially distant Nightjarring. We are well aware of the risks of sharing a car even with the Covid risk seemingly at a much lower base rate now so set off separately with the Jims going early to search for Stone Curlews before meeting me in the Kings Forest at 9.30. Between 9.30 and 10.30 we had numerous close encounters with Nightjars churring, wing clapping calling and flying around us. Tawny Owls were calling throughout too and with the barking of the deers it made for quite an atmosphere as it got dark and provided a very enjoyable evening far better than staying home watching TV.

Nightjar country
Nightjar shot on the iphone

Year list now 222

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