Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tripping over the nighthawk fantastic

Photo by Don Eagle July 2015

Don is a docent at Tohono Chul Park; he and others have seen two eggs under this Lesser NighthawkShe's incubating, then, not just waiting for you to trip over her. T. Beth Kinsey (of The Firefly Forest) says it best:

Because Lesser Nighthawks nest on the bare ground and are so well camouflaged with their mottled plumage, it is possible to unintentionally stumble across one of their nests.

Thanks to Peggy for the initial news of this extreme camouflage.

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