White-throated Nightjar - success!

Subject: White-throated Nightjar - success!
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 22:00:11 +1100
Frank Antram, Sue Lashko and myself saw the nightjar briefly tonight,
flying past Fulica hide (west to east) before turning north and
disappearing behind the trees on the creek.  We were unable to relocate

Despite my negative report last night, I glimpsed the same bird but
assumed it was a raptor coming in to roost.  Doh!

Tonight's performance was almost identical to last night, even down to
the time of the fly-past: 7:40pm (give or take a few minutes.)
The view was better, though; long enough to briefly get my spotlight
on it to confirm that it was a large, dark nightjar with no sign of
white patches in the wings, orange/red eye shine, and a distinctive
floating, buoyant flight (silent).

I'm hoping for a hat-trick tomorrow night!


   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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