FIELD IDENTIFICATION: The Common Nighthawk (sometimes called 'bullbat') is a summer resident of Wise County. At dusk and dawn they can be seen flying in search of insects. In flight the most conspicuous mark is a white bar on each wing. Perched in the day, they sit parallel to their perch, instead of perdendicular like the majority of birds.
by Claire Curry
Photographed by Claire and Mary Curry on May13, 2001 in Greenwood, Texas.
Sketched in pencil by Claire Curry (Summer 2000)
Photo by Mary Curry in August 2001 in Greenwood, Texas.