No Lesser Nighthawks last night.
Late yesterday afternoon I again checked for the
Lesser Nighthawks. I did not see any amoung the large
flock of Common Nighthawks at the sewer lagoons.
Calamity Draw starts east of Nucla about two miles,
runs just south of town and flows into the San Miguel
River at the bridge at the west end of the Nucla
Cutoff Road. This creek has a permanent flow and
substantial wetlands along its course. Starting about
6:00 each evening nighthawks begin coming out the feed
along this water course. There are a few hundred
total nighthawks. Nighthawks become more concentrated
at the sewer lagoons but can be seen everywhere. That
makes it problematic in attempting to refind the
Historical Note: The first westslope record for
Lesser Nighthawk was 20 June 1987 on the Dave Wood
Road in Montrose County. This nighthawk is in the
DMNH. It was a roadkill.
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