Posted by: mynaturaldiary | July 12, 2012

Guisborough Goatsuckers

“They have an almost supernatural reputation with their silent flight and their mythical ability to steal milk from goats.”

Nightjars are more often heard, not seen, with the strange chirring call of the male. This bird posted itself in a nearby tree, then delighted all by flying off, in an unhurried flight, in search of its prey.

Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

The Moors echo to their call. Magical.

As was the sunset that preceded this show.

A Kestrel on top of one of the trees on the Moor was bathed in the reddened glow.

Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

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