Lesser Nighthawk

Chordeiles acutipennis

ML246344741



eBird Checklist S70898531
Cache Creek--Capay bridge vicinity
Yolo, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.7102, -122.0474 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

At least 3 males and 1 female. First flushed from the ground of gravel creek bed and later saw multiple in the air at once. Two males were repeatedly chasing a female around, and calling a very soft, bouncing “mew-ew-ew-ew,” (but not the “whir” trill call). Watched as one bird flew down and drank out of the creek mid-flight like a swallow. Photos of a perched male as well as some flight shots.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
4,881KB
Dimensions
3601 x 2401

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