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A Nighthawk Nested On Our Roof

It’s getting wild in Northeast Ohio

Common Nighthawk in flight, Nevada, 2007. Image by Gary L. Clark, via the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

We first spotted the bird last June while my husband was cleaning debris from the flat roof of our Cleveland Heights home. She was huddled under the eaves, easily visible from the windows of our second-floor landing.

A bit of research told us that she was a Common Nighthawk, a bird that does not make a traditional nest, but…

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Kathryn Dillon

Kathryn Dillon

Life’s a journey. Sometimes a peaceful hike in the woods, sometimes a screaming joyride down a dark highway. I’m on a quest to discover my truth by sharing it.