Portrait of a Common Nighthawk


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Comments


Nina Stavlund

Ooo! Gorgeous, and asleep, completely undisturbed :)

Description
Common Nighthawks are insect eaters, and are seldom seen unless they are flying high overhead searching for insects, late in the day. During the daytime, they are roosting quietly in a tree. On the prairies, where there are very few trees, they will roost on a fence post. At Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan, I was treated to seeing several of these birds on a horizontal fence rail. It allowed me to approach so that this photo was hardly cropped at all.
Taken By
Allen Woodliffe
Taken On
July 9, 2018
Tagged
'common nighthawk' 'insectivore' 'bird'
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Focal: 400
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 10

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