Saturday, June 27, 2015

Neotropical Breckland Nightjars

Last night I was lucky to get invited to the 'annual meeting' of Neotropical Birds veterans and superstars. My links to Neotropical birds are pretty weak but my local and nightjar connections got me the invite. We spent an enjoyable evening in Thetford Forest with our families (I came with Uri) in search of Nightjars and other wildlife. Walking in we had a singing Woodlark that was sweet. The nightjars performed alright with 1-2 churring males and nice views of a pair foraging together low over some open habitat. A Cuckoo was singing nicely until dusk, and after dusk we probably had a Long-eared Owl calling in the distance. There was very good bat activity, mainly Noctules and pipistrelles as far as we could tell from their looks and bat detector. We saw some Roe Deers, Muntjac, and a selection of moths, bugs and other types of bird food that interested mainly James. Nice evening to be out and great company.
Thanks to James, Mike, Chris, Guy and families for the good time!

1 comment:

  1. Annual meeting? I'd bet on it being another decade before we manage to get together! Great to meet you and Uri, Yoav! Let's keep in touch. Did you see / hear the Woodlark displaying at the beginning?