|Swainson's Hawk hover hunting.|
|Eastern Fox Squirrel|
|Immature Mississippi Kite|
|Mmmmmm Rain Lilies!|
|Doe eating Rain Lillies|
After publishing the last blog post, I found some cool photos from the the day before when the kettles were huge and mind-blowing. I am posting them here even though they were not from Sept. 18 because they are too awesome to omit.
|Long-billed Curlews with a refinery in the background.|
Craving something other than Mexican food, we decided to go to P.F. Chang's for dinner. Apparently they now have gluten-free dishes on the menu which was perfect for me, and turned out to be delicious!
|Spicy Chicken (gluten-free)|
By the time we were finished with dinner it was dark outside. As we walked out into the parking lot I spotted a nighthawk catching insects around the lights! Wanting to identify it as either a Common or Lesser Nighthawk, we spent around 10-15 min lurking in the parking lot with our binoculars trying to get a good look at it. We were pretty certain it was a Common Nighthawk, but it will forever remain as a nighthawk species since we were unable to get a good enough look at it. The rest of the evening was spent finalizing the route for our second Big Day as Team Hawksauce which would commence the next morning. More on our Big Day coming up in the next post!