I observed this Common Nighthawk in my backyard. The bird was sitting on my children’s swing set.

Nighthawks are commonly seen flying over parking lots at dusk or dawn, either singly or in pairs. They have distinctive white bands near the ends of each wing that make them easy to identify even in low light.

Common Nighthawk - Monkey Bars

The Common Nighthawk is sitting between the second and third yellow chain from the right.
The Common Nighthawk is sitting between the second and third yellow chain from the right.

Common Nighthawk - Monkey Bars

Common Nighthawk - Monkey Bars

Common Nighthawk - Monkey Bars

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date September 5, 2009
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Cloudy
Habitat Residential – Single Family
Type of Behavior Resting
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Common Nighthawk Observation Location