For at least the last two years (1987-88) Common Nighthawks (Chordei/e. minor), have remained in Anniston untii mid-December feeding on insects attracted to lights over the First National Bank building in downtown Anniston. This past winter, about a half dozen birds were seen as late as 14 December. The temperature dropped well below freezing on several occasions and as low as 23 degrees F on 5 December. The birds may be holding over late in other localities as well since a nighthawk was recorded by Buzz Peavy on one of the Birmingham Christmas Bird Counts.
Author: Bill Summerour
Volume Number: 35 Year Published: 1988
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 14
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1988/Vol 35 No. 1_1988_p14.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1988/Vol 35 No. 1_1988.pdf