Whip-Poor-Will Continues but....
- Hi all,
I left last night after work to try for the
Whip-poor-will in eastern Humboldt County. The bird
has apparently been singing from 9 pm to 5 am. It
didn't exactly do that last night. I arrived at Willow
Creek on Hwy 299 and quickly found Enchanted Lane and
the church east of town. I parked behind the church at
12:15 and began to listen. And listen. And listen. At
4:55 am I started to hear Hermit Thrushes and Robins
and thought my nightjar was cooked. But promptly at
5:08 the bird began to sing directly across Enchanted
Way from the front entrance to the church. His effort,
in all honesty, was pretty half-assed and he was done
singing by 5:10.
I don't know if he sang before midnight but I will say
that if you plan on trying for the bird closer to dawn
you might have a plan b ready.