What kind of bird is this??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SarahFair, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    My son and I were at a park walking next to some water. I went to peek in the woods to see if I could see any deer and as I turned around there is this bird shaking its wings at me.
    It made me jump back a little because the way it was shaking (think about the dino that shakes its neck in Jurassic Park). It was on the ground and guessing it was sitting on a nest even though I saw no eggs..
    It was about the size of a chicken and had a long slender sort of curved beak.

    Any ideas?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Can't really tell from the pic but it looks like a pheasant or grouse.
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

    Sep 25, 2007
    I was wondering if it was a grouse, too!
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Not sure what it is either, but I bet it had eggs in the area and she was distracting "the predators". :p
  5. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Its not a grouse. That is what everyone on another forum was saying...
    The beak was longer like a sandpiper maybe?

    And this was a larger bird
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    if it wasn't a grouse could it have been a timberdoodle(woodcock)? it is a migratory bird we have here(not sure if they r there or not) and i have shot them hunting in grouse and migratory season thinking they were grouse. they have a long weird beak that looks like a hummingbirds beak and that is about the color but i can't tell from the pic.
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    No, I dont think its a woodcock

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