Guest article as part of the Land Lines Project #NightjarNights series. Follow the published link below to read the whole piece.


Trying to describe the call of a nightjar never seems to do it justice.

“It sounds a bit like a lawnmower, no, a saw, something mechanical, metallic, definitely man-made but softer, more musical”, my attempt to recount the Nighjar’s call to my husband is pathetic, so on a warm July evening I drag him onto the heath so that he can hear one for himself… First published 15 June 2020

A nightjar tail feather