I thought it would be good to share some of my recent nightjar pictures. It's not that I am obsessed with these birds, but they do know how to pose for the camera! There is a nightjar in this first one; just follow the shooting direction of the camera's.
|Making friends with a large-tailed nightjar. |
With Merijn, Ulmar and Kolbjorn.
|Large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)|
trusting it's camouflage.
|Same bird close-up from the side.|
|And a close-up from the front.|
Now, obviously, I had to go back to the locality to see if I could get some better views! The below picture is the results after 3 stake-out attempts.
|Bonaparte's nightjar (Caprimulgus concretus). |
The clear white tail-tips suggest that this is a male.