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Can't figure this one out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwayne Biggar Aug 8. 13 Replies

Twice this summer, I have seen a bird that I can't seem to find a match for in my bird ID app or online. Both times I saw it I was in a car and couldn't get a picture. The first sighting was along…Continue

Tags: along, highway, belly, white, wings

Osprey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Savage Jul 23. 1 Reply

I was driving up to Hampton from Quispamsis this morning and saw this bird land-soaring above the Hammond River. At first I assumed it was a Turkey Vulture since they have become somewhat common and…Continue

Tags: Prey, Soaring, of, Bird, Raptor

 

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Dwayne Biggar replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"Can't take the time to read all the comments, but... I see Peregrine Falcons around the compost facility in Penobsquis.  Cardwell Farms on 114 but you see the piles from the highway.  "
Aug 8
Joanne Savage replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"I'd also agree that a backlit Osprey would be a far more reasonable suggestion for a sighting in that area."
Aug 7
RALPH ELDRIDGE replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"I think that we all look for those "fingers" and sort of expect that they will always show but I know that I've been fooled a few times when the primaries were held tight, similar to your last pictures. I've burned a lot of gas…"
Aug 7
Erin Brown replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"I agree that it is very unlikely to be the Jaeger. That is just the closest pictures I've seen so far and might help someone else narrow things down. The flight pattern was definitely more soaring than flapping and was smooth and straight.…"
Aug 7
RALPH ELDRIDGE replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"A Jaeger or other seabird so far inland along the east coast would be exceptional. What's the likelihood that a single person would have two such sightings widely separated in time and distance? Now I'm not doubting the sightings but…"
Aug 7
Paul & Kitty Martin replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"Still thinking a Gull , maybe an immature greater black backed.  Gulls fly up the Kennebasis quite often, all the way up to Penobsquis where they use fish guts for compost."
Aug 7
Erin Brown replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"I just found the closest pictures yet and they are of a Long Tailed Jaeger. The wings are a perfect fit and with the tail pulled together rather than fanned out, the tail fits too. In my drawing, I had the white closer to the tail than the head, but…"
Aug 6
Erin Brown replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"Hmm, unfortunately, that drawing is representing the bird from below so the white area is the belly. I didn't get to see the rump since both times I saw it, it was flying above the tops of the trees. The Harrier did look similar in colour to…"
Aug 6
Andrew Olive replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"I just saw your drawing after writing this post..lol. If you saw a white rump like in your drawing, this may be your bird..."
Aug 6
Andrew Olive replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"Maybe check Northern harrier, I saw this bird last week being persued by a kestrel on a dark cloudy day and at first the profile had me stumped. It appeared to have the shape of a jaegar or osprey. Most sightings of this bird are from the side or…"
Aug 6
Erin Brown replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"It is definitely larger than a Merlin and doesn't have the right markings for a Peregrine. As I've done more searching, the closest I've found to shape have been the Jaegers but they aren't quite right colour-wise. It may be that…"
Aug 6
Paul & Kitty Martin replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"Or maybe a Tern or Gull?"
Aug 6
Paul & Kitty Martin replied to Erin Brown's discussion Can't figure this one out
"Maybe a Merlin?"
Aug 6
Erin Brown posted a discussion

Can't figure this one out

Twice this summer, I have seen a bird that I can't seem to find a match for in my bird ID app or online. Both times I saw it I was in a car and couldn't get a picture. The first sighting was along the highway between Moncton and Sussex. The second time was along the highway between Hampton and Quispamsis.It is a fairly large bird, similar in size to an osprey, but with long tapered wings. From below, the head and wings are dark, most likely brown but could be black. The belly is white with no…See More
Aug 6
Erin Brown replied to Jane Wood's discussion ID Needed
"The Merlin Bird ID app seemed to think it was a juvenile Black Tern. The pictures of that and the Bonaparte's Gull suggested by Denis are very similar so could be either one."
Jul 26
Joanne Savage replied to Erin Brown's discussion Osprey
"I'd agree with your description, especially in that area, Erin. There are a number of Osprey nests on the highway between Quispamsis and Hampton."
Jul 23

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At 10:27pm on July 11, 2017, Jim Wilson said…

Hello Erin,

I've been away for a few days. Perhaps the best way is for you to phone me so we can chat at 847-4506. Perhaps during the evening would be best. Look forward to speaking with you soon.

 
 
 

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