Learning My Neighborhood Birds

Linda Bittle
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Ever since I moved in my new apartment on June 10th, Ive been annoyed by a bird that I can hear through the closed windows. It starts about dusk, and I can hear it well past dark. Well, I finally saw a pair flying erratically around at dusk, and noticed the light colored bars on the underside of the wings, which gave me a place to start on the ID.

Once I figured out that it was the Common Nighthawk it got way less annoying! Funny how that works.

Take a listen to the first audio file here, and "enjoy" the call I've been hearing.

The Cornell website is an excellent place to learn your birds.