Saturday, May 04, 2013

Nighthawks Return

A number of nighthawks were swooping overhead at dusk last evening, hunting flying insects. This was first night that I've seen them. Their return this year is about a week later than last year. They are absolutely fascinating to watch, especially when they are flying just above rooftop level.

Nighthawks of a different ilk below, by Edward Hopper in 1942. His famous painting is at the Art Institute of Chicago, which we visit every time we are back there.

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