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Jim W

Nighthawks during the day?

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Hi,

I'm new on the forum and new at bird photography so hopefully this is not a stupid question.  Attached are some pictures I took at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado on July 14.  They look like Common Nighthawks to my untrained eyes.  However, I took these pictures at around 1:00 PM.  Does it make sense to see two nighthawks flying around in the middle of the day?

 

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Welcome to Whatbird!  Those are definitely Common Nighthawks, and they do sometimes fly during the day.

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2 hours ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Welcome to Whatbird!  Those are definitely Common Nighthawks, and they do sometimes fly during the day.

Agreed

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