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Wine & Cheese Nighthawk Watch

August 31 @ 6:00 pm

Common Nighthawk flyby Photo by Kim Steininger

On Thursday, August 31st, I will be entertaining twenty pre-registered participants in a DOS Wine & Cheese Nighthawk Watch atop the water tower on the DuPont Estate, “Granogue”€, overlooking the Brandywine River Valley. As the Common Nighthawks move south during their fall migration, many use waterways as their source of navigation and food replenishment. Peak numbers can be seen during the last week of August coursing through the Brandywine River Valley.

This event is limited to the first twenty participants responding to this invitation.  E-mail me at bird-del@earthlink.net to register yourself and any others in your group. Please leave your full names and a contact number. Our Nighthawk Watch will be a very stationary €”field trip”, and all are encouraged to bring beverages of your choice and some cheese and crackers or party snacks to share. The tower is a very safe viewing area with a four foot tall wall surrounding the top floor of the tower with a 360° view.

The evening will start at 6:00 PM sharp and end at dusk. Raindate will be the following evening, Friday, September 1st. Registered participants will receive confirmation, directions and event particulars via return email.

Good birding,

Bill Stewart

Common Nighthawk photo by Kim Steininger

Staircase to the tower top – photo by Bill Stewart


August 31
6:00 pm
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