Nighthawk ( Common Nighthawk  |

10057 150830  Fall Migration
The Birding Lists Digest  Nighthawk migration on the North Shore, Jim Lind  "Julie, Thank you for info on nighthawk migration."
Nighthawks Migrating, by Suzanne M Coleman - YouTube
9 15 13 FKH - YouTube  Nighthawk Migration
Newton Conservators - Nighthawk Migration
Common Nighthawk, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Common nighthawk - Wikipedia
One of our staff members: "I've only seen a nighthawk roosting on a tree branch during the day. I've also heard nighthawk calls at night."
Coon Rapids Dam Park  Nighthawk

10007 150820-0822  Nature Notes  August 20, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Sunny
House Finch nestlings, Small birds (unidentified species) lined up on utility lines, a Barn Swallow rally, Barn Swallow parents feeding their young on the nest, Barn Swallow fledglings, 

One of our staff members joined Michelle, a naturalist of the Coon Rapids Dam Park, Brooklyn Park for her class and walk: Screen Porch Series: Common Nighthawks, 7:30 -8:30 p.m. We were able to learn about Common Nighthawks. But we were unfortunate to see a Common Nighthawk on her walk. 
a Pheasant feather on the trail
Common Nighthawk, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Voices: Common Nighthawk - YouTube
Bird of the Week: Common Nighthawk | Cheyenne Bird Banter
Blue Jays (calls), a Bald Eagle, a parent Osprey and its young on the nest, Gulls, Rock Pigeons on utility lines, a Waxwing (flying like a flycatcher), Flycatchers (unidentified), Several Turkeys in a tree; it looks like they are eating wild grapes.
a Gray Squirrel, a Cottontail rabbit,
pesky Mosquitoes, a Dragonfly
Canada Goldenrod Galls: Ball Galls, Bunch Balls*
* All Galls Are Divided Into Three Parts (At Least In Goldenrod)   Michelle, Thank you.
Blooming: Purple Loosestrife, Gray-headed Coneflower, Canada Goldenrod, White Clover, Red Clover, Wild Cucumber, False Sunflower (Ox-eye), Black-eyed Susan, Birds-foot Trefoil, Mullen, Big Blue Stem, Thistle
Fruiting (seeds):  Common Milkweed, Big Blue Stem, Thistle, Curley Dock, Dogwood, Sumac, Wild Grape (ripe), Plum,
Fall Colors: some Virginia Creeper (red), some Sumac, some River Willow (yellow), some Cottonwood (yellow),

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Nature Notes 2015 

10064 150831        Nature Notes  August 31, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sunny
Fall Migration: a flock of around 10 Nighthawks feasting on insects over the prairie, a flock of around 10 Nighthawks few into a tree to rest, Goldfinches (calls), Crows, Blue Jays (calls), Barn Swallows, Mallard Ducks, a young Gray Catbird, Gray Catbird calls, some Sparrows,
Gopher Mounds on the trail
Horse poop, Horse hoofprints on the trail
lots of Dragonflies including Green Darners over the prairie
Monarch butterflies, a Cabbage White, some tiny moths,
a Hornet nest

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