What is this...and can I have one?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elizabethbinary, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I was at a friend's house and saw this little FRIENDLY wild bird:


    Neither my husband, myself nor my friend (who hates it and wants it gone, would you believe) know what it is. We've never seen one! But it's sweet, curious, can fly, is friendly and makes a weird child screaming noise when chased.

  2. domino7

    domino7 Songster

    Jan 4, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Neat looking!
  5. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Songster

    May 2, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    We have something that looks pretty similar to that here in Hawaii, but I have no idea what either yours or mine are. But they look neat [​IMG]
  6. Ratzy

    Ratzy In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2011
  7. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Wow how can we have never seen this before the stuff says it's common!! I really love it! That explains why it kept staying still though! It wasn't friendly, just scared, haha!

    Now to find out if I'm allowed to own some!! I want some in MY yard now. No fair someone who doesn't want them gets them!

  8. gumbii

    gumbii Songster

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    omg, i want one too...
  9. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    So you can keep them? Cool! I want one! Its beautiful!
  10. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Looks more like the dowitcher than the curlew to me.. Not that I know anything about what I'm looking at, just comparing pics. Pretty, anyway, and I'd encourage it to hang around, too.

    When I lived in the Fla Keys it was not uncommon for cranes and herons to get so tame they would tap on the glass to be fed, and show up at fish cleaning time. Of course the brown penguins will crowd you off the dock when it's fish cleaning time.

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