Whip-poor-will in the Gloaming

Hearing the haunting call of the whip-poor-will

unseen in its camouflage and fading light.

Poetic nightjar named onomatopoeically after its song,

I am in its ghost house hush,

cluck and flutter about in the gloaming.

 

Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus). Louisville, Kentucky.

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