Re: McLaren Nighthawk

Alan Hopkins

Still there at 3:30

Alan Hopkins

On Sunday, September 4, 2016 2:19 PM, "Patricia Mahoney listpat@... [SFBirds]" wrote:


On Sep 4, 2016, at 2:17 PM, Patricia Mahoney <pmahoney2@...> wrote:

Thanks, Adam- Dom and Parke showed up and so did the bird. It's sleeping on the ground near the snag. There's a snag "clump" and a short log near it... Bird's on ground, near the end of the log that's facing the street. We are keeping a respectful distance. 

Angie's bringing her scope now.


On Sep 4, 2016, at 1:51 PM, Adam Winer awiner@... [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply@...> wrote:

Slightly to the south and barely up the hill from the original location.

-- Adam Winer

On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 1:49 PM Patricia Mahoney <pmahoney2@...> wrote:
A few birders are looking now- where was the snag the bird was roosting on when you last saw it? Thx!

On Sep 4, 2016, at 9:58 AM, Adam Winer awiner@... [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply@...> wrote:

It's still there.

On Sun, Sep 4, 2016, 9:50 AM cdlou37 cdlou37@... [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply@...> wrote:
It was there when I left at 915am.
Gone now??

Calvin Lou

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From: "Dominik Mosur polskatata@... [SFBirds]" <SFBirds-noreply@...>
Date: 9/4/16 9:46 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: SFBirds <sfbirds@...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] McLaren Nighthawk

Word from the field is that (a) photographer(s) have already flushed the bird. And that, folks, is why we can't have nice things. 

On Sep 4, 2016, at 08:37, Paul Saraceni paulsaraceni@... [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply@...> wrote:

Hugh Cotter and I refound the bird roosting this morning at same location. It didn't flush. Still there now as we're leaving at 8:30.  Dom and Mark Eaton out as well. 

From parking lot at entrance to Gleneagles Golf Course, walk across street to utility pole with big gray utility box on it. There is an area of cleared vegetation directly behind it. The nighthawk is roosting on ground next to a green plastic bottle. We agree this is a Common Nighthawk.

Please be respectful of the bird and do not approach too closely. You can see and photograph it from a distance.

Thanks to Parke for reporting this. Great find!

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

On Sep 3, 2016, at 4:23 PM, parke lewis-deweese plewdew@... [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply@...>! wrote:

Common Nighthawk spotted today around 11:30 am in the Sunnydale grassland south of Gleneagles golf course. Bird was notably exhausted. Displayed white wing bars in flight. Incidentally observed by the Recreation & Parks Natural Resource Division. -Parke Custis

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