One hawk you can get very close to.  Invariably they are pictured as shown below, on a fence post or rail or parallel to a tree limb.  This insect eater is spread continent wide.  It winters in southern South America.  If you are lucky you might be “Boomed” by a male at dusk.  An eerie, disconcerting sound if you don’t know what it is. The blur in the background of the first photo is East Pawnee Butte.Night Hawk

Common Nighthawk


They do nest on the ground but this one seemed to be resting.Common Nighthawk

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