Bird ID

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Bird ID

Unread postby Hawthorne » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:07 am

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This thing had a nest way up in a tree and there were several other of the same birds with nests in the same area. They made some sounds that were just crazy sounding and the nests we’re huge. Some kind of crane? I’ve never saw this in the Michigan woods.


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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby JakeB » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:19 am

Kind of hard to tell, but it looks like some sort of heron. I can't tell which one though. Got any other pics?
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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby muddy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 am

Looks like a great blue heron. If there are a bunch you're probably in a rookery. They are big birds, make a loud "quarrrk! Quarrrrrk! Quuarrrk!" Sound.
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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby Hawthorne » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:08 pm

muddy wrote:Looks like a great blue heron. If there are a bunch you're probably in a rookery. They are big birds, make a loud "quarrrk! Quarrrrrk! Quuarrrk!" Sound.



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Muddy your right, I looked blue heron up on google. That’s what it was. I see a lot of sand hill cranes but rarely those. At the end of the quarrrrk was a loud vibration noise they made. The nests looked like this
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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby magicman54494 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:12 pm

there is a huge nesting area on an island near me. there may be 100 nests! we have one that fishes near us. we named him George. lol
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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby Ashreve93 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:19 am

muddy wrote:Looks like a great blue heron. If there are a bunch you're probably in a rookery. They are big birds, make a loud "quarrrk! Quarrrrrk! Quuarrrk!" Sound.


Could you add an audio link of you making this noise so we know exactly what it sounds like?
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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby Wetfoot » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:32 am

Ahhh, you beat me to it Muddy. Did a quick search for an audio link.
https://youtu.be/LbNcdRrrJHs
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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby Dpierce72 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:37 am

we call those 'good god birds' in my circle, because when they pass by on a foggy morning (close but not visual) and sound off, the natural response is 'good god'... :lol:
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Re: Bird ID

Unread postby Brandonkinchen » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:40 pm

We have a ton of them in Louisiana
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