Haslemere Natural History Society

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Nightjar walk on Iping Common

Date: 25 June 2022
Field Meeting

Leader: Veronica Carter (HNHS Member)

As the group left the car park daytime birds were singing. One Nightjar (possibly relieved of nest-sitting duties) was seen and 20 minutes later the first churring was heard at 9.36.
During the next hour at least a dozen were heard and at one point Nightjars were calling on three sides of the group. The route continued towards a Silver Birch with a churring Nightjar, but when this bird decided to move on it provided the best sighting of the evening.
In the dark, on the return walk, attention turned to watching for Glow-worms as two had been spotted there recently. By the time the car park was reached six had been seen.

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