Chuck-will’s-widow… a feeder bird?
FeederWatcher Leslie Pernaz-Gis of Melbourne, Florida, recently reported an unexpected bird in her count area. Leslie wrote, “While doing my weekly count this weekend I had the added bonus of having a Chuck-will’s-widow stay in the yard all day. Mostly it was just sleeping, but it might have taken a bug or two somewhere along the way.” Chuck-will’s-widows are related to Whip-poor-wills and nighthawks. They feed on flying insects at night, and generally sit motionless during the day, relying on their incredible camouflage for safety.