June 8, 2009
Robert Strickland, a Photo of the Week contributor from Beverly Hills, Florida, saw this Chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis)
in his neighborhood in mid-April 2009.
"As luck would have it, I was coming home with some mulch when I saw this Chuck-will's-widow asleep on a post near a spot where golf carts cross the road. I had to run home to get the camera and come back. There it was still on the post where I first saw it. I hear them at night this time of the year but had not seen one."
Robert used a Canon 40D with a 500mm lens and a 1.4x extender.
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