Right before the aftermath of Hurricane Frances came to Vermont, I saw
COMMON NIGHTHAWKS on two consecutive twilights - one evening in
Dummerston and the next evening in Brookline - about 20 birds each
time. When they flew over my home in Brookline, they were headed
north. In Dummerston, they were circling and feeding over the covered
bridge off Route 30. This was my first time to identify them by sight.
I heard them this summer in the dark over Brattleboro.
Matthew David Medler wrote:
> I am currently in the process of moving to Vermont from across Lake
>Champlain, and am very excited about starting to bird more on this
>side of the Champlain Valley. As luck would have it, though, I had
>to leave town late last week, just as things were starting to get
>interesting here. While it is a small consolation for missing record
>numbers of kittiwakes and jaegers on the lake, I did enjoy seeing two
>COMMON NIGHTHAWKS migrating southward over Rt. 7 just north of
>Brandon last Thursday, September 9. Has anybody else seen any
>nighthawks this "fall?"