Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Desert Grasslands of Las Cienegas: Surprises

I've been photographing wildlife for over 25 years. When I go on photo trips I'm up before dawn and usually out until dark. And while I have often seen Nightjars swooping around at dawn and dusk I have rarely seen them during the day. Actually, only once before yesterday. 

So, when I found a Lesser Nighthawk sitting in a mesquite tree at about 11:30 am I was excited. Much like owls, they sit and sleep (or rest) during the day. This enabled me to get close enough for some nice photos.

So my trip to Las Cienegas provided a very nice surprise.

Lesser Nighthawk

Lesser Nighthawk

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