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Photo: Nighthawk takes a break

Nighthawk. (Jaime Johnson)
Nighthawk. (Jaime Johnson)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- As many times as I've seen common nighthawks swooping and scooping bugs out of the sky with their distinctive staccato chirps, I've never seen one resting on the ground.

Check this instructive photo from Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson.

"We often times see these birds in flight, but don’t get the chance to see them landed very often!

"They have huge mouths, their small beak makes it look small – but it goes back to their eye!"



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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