Friday, 15 July 2011


Nightjar ♀ keeping her 2 one-day old chicks (not visible) warm. The partly closed eye shows that the bird is at ease; it enhances her camouflage even further. At 22h30 PM ♂ and ♀ start to feed by turns; while one parent is out, catching moths, the other parent keeps the pulli warm. (A colleague nature photographer told me that 10 days later 2 healthy juveniles left the nest site).

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 500mm/f4 IS; ISO-800, f7.1, 1/60s; in hide, from tripod.

1 comment:

Jowan said...

wonderful camouflage do these birds have. Never seen one in broad daylight. Well done.