JAC: Matthew has gone off to the Lake District for a week’s “hols,” but he left me with a post so I wouldn’t go dry. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that it’s a “Spot the nightjar” post. Srsly! I’ll give the answer either tomorrow or this evening.
by Matthew Cobb
OK, we’re going to give you a chance here. First you’ll get your eye in with some easy ones, then there’s the test.
This photo of a Large-tailed nightjar, by David Behrens and taken from here, gives you an idea of quite how amazing their camouflage is:
This photo of a Bonaparte’s nightjar, by Folkert Hindriks, taken from a great set of photos of Brunei you can find here (superb close-ups), is quite amazing – if the bird had its eye shut, it would be very difficult to spot:
And now, the test, a fantastic photo of a Fiery-necked nightjar by Jolyon Toscianko. And no cheating or image searching!