Soda Popinski said:
It is in fact a nighthawk. You can barely make out the white stripe on the primaries. It played the "injured bird" routine so must've been some eggs/chicks nearby. She eventually took off and flew away revealing the long wings (unlike a chuck-will's-widow or whip-poor-will). Cool bird, never seen one up close like that before.I remember hearing them called bullbats as a kid in the panhandle. I used to think they were drunk, from the way they fly (erratic) as well as their call which sounded to me like "beer!!" I called them "beer birds."
I'm a Yankee. What do I know