Photo 6161, (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY)

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What

Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii

Observer

kueda

Date

October 25, 2009 08:10 PM PDT

Description

Last time I saw one of these I thought it was a piece of trash and approached quite brazenly, spooking it before I got a chance to snap some evidence. This time I saw it from a distance, snapped on the 300 mm, and approached with caution. Approached, approached, and approached until, unbelievably, I was within 6 ft or so! I don't know if my light was blinding or if it was overconfident in its camo, but it just sat there. Check out those whiskers!

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Ken-ichi Ueda