On a ride in The Cedars about 10 days ago, we first saw this bird:
The nighthawk (about the size of a robin) flew up from the ground, but she didn't go very far.
A few days later, we saw her again. Steve scanned the area and found her "nest". The eggs are laid on bare rock and sand, but they're so well camouflaged that they're hard to find.
We returned daily, sometimes twice a day, hoping to see the hatchlings in the first 24 hours. After that, they are mobile and would probably hide in the junipers.
Our persistence paid off. Here's the video of our discovery:
And a close-up of the chick:
What a cute little fuzzball. His head is on the left. You can see his closed eye.