Friday, 26 July 2013

Texas 13 - Night and Day

Regular readers will know that my numero uno twitch of all time was COMMON NIGHTHAWK on Scilly on 24/10/99. My full account can be found here.

It IS a common bird in the States and it's not unusual to see birds on the Bolivar Peninsular during the daylight hours. I had seen a few hawking for insects in bright sunshine (23C+).

On one of several sorties cruising in the car along the minor roads off the main thoroughfare, searching in vain for my Texas Bobolink, I managed to spot (to be honest I couldn't miss) this chap roosting right by the road on a fencepost...

Totally unconcerned, although he did raise an eyebrow at one stage...

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