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What kind of bird did I witness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Savage Mar 21. 2 Replies

Several years ago I was at Gundy Lake in Charlotte County NB. I heard a strange sound. I heard the sound several times and it originated from quite a distance. As the two birds got closer I realized…Continue

 

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Daniel Gerard Cusack commented on Daniel Gerard Cusack's blog post No Title
"Thank you Joanne and Ralph for your feedback. I think Ralph is right, I'm convinced that the birds were indeed Common Nighthawks. It was an amazing display to witness and I am now happy to know what type of bird it was. Mystery…"
Mar 23
Joanne Savage commented on Daniel Gerard Cusack's blog post No Title
"Ralph's suggestion is a good one; perhaps the best."
Mar 22
RALPH ELDRIDGE commented on Daniel Gerard Cusack's blog post No Title
"I just noticed that you have this question out in two places. Joanne's suggestion on the other posting of Wilson's Snipe is a good one, too. Here are links to recording of both birds. See if either species sounds like a candidate. The…"
Mar 22
RALPH ELDRIDGE commented on Daniel Gerard Cusack's blog post No Title
"I would bet that you experienced a Nighthawk. The males tend to perform their "booming" dive more at dawn and dusk but I've seen (and heard) them during the day, too. Even a small group is getting to be a rare event but…"
Mar 22
Daniel Gerard Cusack commented on Daniel Gerard Cusack's blog post No Title
"It was around noon, near the end of April. I should add that it was about 8 years ago."
Mar 22
RALPH ELDRIDGE commented on Daniel Gerard Cusack's blog post No Title
"When did this happen? Time of day and time of year are important."
Mar 22
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Two birds were at least 1/2 mile away around Gundy Lake, Charlotte county N.B. They were not visible but could be heard (the sound was very odd). As they approached it was evident what the sound was …

Two birds were at least 1/2 mile away around Gundy Lake, Charlotte county N.B. They were not visible but could be heard (the sound was very odd). As they approached it was evident what the sound was they were making. One of the birds circled low. The other bird flew straight up to about 150' above and dove straight down to where the lower bird was flying. The noise I was hearing all along (at least 10 times before I knew it was birds) was the sound of the diving bird pulling out of the dive (I…See More
Mar 22
Joanne Savage replied to Daniel Gerard Cusack's discussion What kind of bird did I witness
"Sorry, should have continued...type Wilson's Snipe in your search engine... choose the Cornell site and listen to the 'winnowing' sound of the Snipe."
Mar 21
Joanne Savage replied to Daniel Gerard Cusack's discussion What kind of bird did I witness
"Perhaps Wilson's Snipe."
Mar 21
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What kind of bird did I witness

Several years ago I was at Gundy Lake in Charlotte County NB. I heard a strange sound. I heard the sound several times and it originated from quite a distance. As the two birds got closer I realized what was making the noise. One of the birds flew maybe 30' off the ground. The second bird flew straight up into the air maybe 150 - 200'. The second bird then dove straight down toward the first bird. The sound I was hearing all along (about 10 times before I could see it was two birds) was the…See More
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Two birds were at least 1/2 mile away around Gundy Lake, Charlotte county N.B. They were not visible but could be heard (the sound was very odd). As they approached it was evident what the sound was …

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Two birds were at least 1/2 mile away around Gundy Lake, Charlotte county N.B. They were not visible but could be heard (the sound was very odd). As they approached it was evident what the sound was they were making. One of the birds circled low. The other bird flew straight up to about 150' above and dove straight down to where the lower bird was flying. The noise I was hearing all along (at least 10 times before I knew it was birds) was the sound of the diving bird pulling out of the dive…

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