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Nighthawk has me putting on the brakes

Driving down a rural country road I spotted this cool looking bird resting on a post. I knew right away what it was as I had seen pictures of them before but had never actually noticed one myself. It didn’t hang around long only giving me time to squeeze of this one shot but it was fun to get to see one in person.

While called a Nighthawk, both parts of that name are misnomer. They are not nocturnal nor, as you can tell, are they closely related to hawks. They can be found across much of the United States and Canada in the summer and then in Mexico and Central America during the winter.

A Nighthawk rests on a fence post in rural Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A Nighthawk rests on a fence post in rural Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)