|A Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rockford, IL; 8/29/2011.|
|The same Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rockford, IL; 8/29/2011.|
Also I noticed several swallow-shaped birds flying back and forth high in the sky above the the trees. They behave like a swallow, but were too large to be a swallow and had white bars on the undersides of their wings, which no swallow that I knew would have. My initial thought was a Nighthawk. Upon returning home and looking at my photos, which were distant, blurry, grainy, and unworthy of a blog pic, but had just enough definition in them for me to confirm my initial guess of a Common Nighthawk, which became #329 on my Life List. It was a good day - three great birds.
|Another local neighborhood resident lounging on its deck, Rockford, IL; 8/29/2011.|
Sunset of the Day
|A jet trail adds to a great sunset, Rockford, IL; 4/24/2006|