TXTibbs: You mentioned the nighthawk. I think that is an interesting bird. I don't see them as often now days, perhaps just that I don't pay as much attention. During the dry years in the past, we would often see and hear them about dusk. They will flutter and keep asending a few yards upward at a time with their keek sound, after gaining a good height will dive down with a zroom sound. My Dad called them a ballbat, or a ball and bat. They like to nest where there are peables to ake nests with. During the day you might see them scroched down on the top of a fence post, scarcely moving. They are even common in towns, I think they nest on graveled roofs. Back when I used to spend Saturday nights in town I would see and hear them overhead in the early evening.
TTB: By all means do start a list of the birds you have. I want to do that too, along with a discription. That is the way I started my book on plants and grasses, just wanted to make a sort of an inventory, have had a lot of favorable comments on it. It is definatly something I can leave for the family as a heritage. I want to comment on you picture, I think it is pretty good, unless you have tried, you do not know how hard it is to get good pictures of wildlife, first you can not get close, then they move away, or they blend so well into their surroundings. It is also hard to photograph plants, they blend with their surrounding, move with the wind, and as you want to be close up, it is hard to focuse on all if the plant. You have to decide if you want to focus on all of the plant or just on the flower.