Coordinator and reporter: Nick Edwards
It was nice to see new members turning out for the nightjar’s evening: Many of them had never seen a nightjar before. The evening was cloudy with no moon, which wasn’t ideal. We waited patiently for the nightjars to begin their churring. Then, in the evening gloom, we caught sight of a
female nightjar flying around catching insects and occasionally calling. One bird nearly settled on the overhead wires. In all we had just 3 females flying over, but no males were seen, unfortunately.
At the beginning of the evening, I was waiting on the road waiting to direct members to the car park on the heath and was fortunate to see a Goshawk which was trying to hunt down a pair of corvids. Unfortunately no one else
saw this ... right place right time for me it seemed. Thank you to everyone who turned out.
Please feel free to read through our reports from our monthly outdoor meetings.