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From a birdwatch of the fall nighthawk migration, Westminster Station, August 30th.  1,664 nighthawks were counted between 5 & 8 PM that night, and a bunch of migrating raptors, too.  6,422 were counted over about a week's time this year in this location alone, which is very comforting.  Donald Clark of Grafton was responsible for the count.  Details here.  Don also works on the raptor migration on Putney Mountain.  Volunteers are always welcome. <sapsbks@gmail.com>

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More Migration

Last night, Sept. 5th, as I was leaving the Municipal Center after an Energy Committee meeting around 6:15 PM, I looked up in the sky and saw another flock of nighthawks. They seemed to be heading north, and circling in a kettle, and I scrambled to guess that there were a couple hundred. They headed off up the river, then some portion turned and flew back south over the MC. I counted 122, but am sure that I missed many.

This is all very gratifying because I have not heard or seen a single nighthawk flying over Brattleboro at dusk the last couple of summers. I had assumed that their numbers were declining and maybe that they were becoming endangered.

What an amazing, graceful animal! Off to Uruguay with you-all for the winter.


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