Lesser Nighthawk

Chordeiles acutipennis

ML33149951



eBird Checklist S23637784
Ballinger Canyon
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.8835, -119.483 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Lesser Nighthawk in Ballinger Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA

Observation details

While birding just off the road I heard soft, repetitive chuck calls coming from somewhere around me. When I turned around to look for the source of the sound I saw two Lesser Nighthawks flying around me very close by. A short walk up the road and I spotted a couple more coming out of the narrow wash. They seemed to be paired when flying around. I photographed one or two of them as they circled around me, and one that landed on the ground in the wash. Possibly as many as six but flying birds would drop into the brush and it appeared others would be flying out from a different location.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
130 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,052KB
Dimensions
2000 x 1333

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