Nighthawks linger into mid-December in Anniston

Published in 1988

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: 35 No. 1_1988_p14.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 35 No. 1_1988.pdf