These nocturnal birds are found on heaths and moors, but more recently they have favoured nesting on areas of recently cleared coniferous plantation.

They arrive in the UK between late April to mid-May, and are best looked and listened for at dusk on warm, still, summer evenings. They mainly leave in August and September.

View more information on the Nightjar on the RSPB website – click here.

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