Thursday 30 May 2019


Derek and I were lucky enough to clock this day-roosting male Nightjar this afternoon on the east Devon Commons. A truly beautiful bird which betrayed its presence by a few seconds of churring - presumably getting some practice in for the evening's ritual. A rare opportunity to photograph this stunning species.

Downy Emerald - Bystock. Better but still not the shot I'm after...

Large Red Damselfly


  1. Brilliant hours birding... chance encounter of a Nightjar daytime roost is like hens teeth seen plenty flying by night never a daytime roost. A stunning bird to see...

  2. Hi Derek - yep very rare to see 'em out in the open. Magical. All the best. Matt