15 April 2010

High Island Nighthawk...(High Island, Texas): 14 April

With a southern storm lingering just north of the Yucatan in Mexico, we were wondering what effect this might have on High Island migrants. Sadly a wave of migrants did not come quite as we'd hoped, although we did have a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (that comically toyed with a frog for a while), and this Common Nighthawk came in and proceeded to roost in the open for the whole afternoon (photo). A blustery east wind tried its best to knock it off its perch, and occasionally it shifted its position as it stubbornly decided to remain on the same open branch. This was good for us though, and the photo opps that ensued.

1 comment:

Dave Lewis said...

Outstanding photo Sam!