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Portrait of a Common Nighthawk

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by Allen_Woodliffe from Chatham CA on 30 Sep 2018
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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.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Focal: 400 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 10
tagged: 'common nighthawk' 'insectivore' 'bird'

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