"Broken wing" display

Discussion in 'Birds' started by woundedmallard, May 21, 2007.

  1. Hey Everybirdy,

    While out chasing Florida Scrub-jays at this time of year, we have the tendency to run into several Common Nighthawks nesting. Sometimes they nestle up to clumps of grass, sometimes they're out in the open sand of the scrub. Either way they are difficult to see until you flush'em. Always try to calculate which way they came from so as not to step on the eggs, but with camera slung over shoulder, I couldn't pass up the photo op of her "broken wing" display.


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  2. What a terrific catch Thomas. Very nicely done.

  3. Thanks Louie. The first shot, I was just on the wrong side of the bird and it was back lit by the morning sun.
    Thanks for looking!
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Good catch
    Nice pics
  5. Great behavioral shots Tom
  6. Great captures! Very interesting pose.
  7. Thanks everyone. Always enjoyed watching the nighthawks flyover at dusk and listen to their "peenting". The last couple of years I've had many new encounters that exhibit these birds to be far more animated than I had thought.
  8. Schnauzermom


    Apr 13, 2007
    Oh, fabulous! I *like* the first one...that open mouth!
  9. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I didn't know these birds did this. Great capture!
  10. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    See them in Central Oregon, but not around Portland Now. Have never seen them on the ground, always over the water at dusk.

    Nice image.
  11. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Great shots