Common Nighthawks are cool birds. In fact they are so cool that their eyes look like they’re sporting shades. They are very good at camouflaging to their surroundings, but if you happen to spot one they are fascinating to look at. They are also very entertaining when they take to the air, flying in erratic zigzags and then diving to within a couple feet of the ground before soaring back upward.
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Common Nighthawks are distinguished in flight by the white “half-moon” markings on their broad wings and their erratic flight pattern, which, as you can see, makes them very difficult to capture in a photo.
This Common Nighthawk was spotted on the corner of SW 238 St and SW 118 PL.