Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor

ML113829721



eBird Checklist S48257379
Lower Rush Creek riparian area
Mono, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 37.9363, -119.066 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

An incredible flock of daytime flying birds wheeling over the spillway traversed by Test Station Road. White in wing was nearer “elbow” rather than near wingtip, and photos show the wings were pointed rather than rounded (as per lesser nighthawk). Back of camera Photos enclosed (will upload originals when we get home) and a poor iPhone video that attempted to capture the spectacle will be uploaded. Since the birds were flying rapidly to catch insects, the count was estimated by counting 5 birds and extrapolating to size of flock. The count is likely inaccurate since most of the flock was low over the spillway, but more birds were very high up in altitude.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
f-stop
f/9.0
Focal length
390 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
1250
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
2,354KB
Dimensions
2703 x 1864

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