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Blue Thunder 06-27-2016 07:54 PM

Calling the bird experts...
 
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Can anyone of you bird experts tell me what this chick is? It's about the size of a large pigeon and fell out of a nest just minutes ago...

secondcurve 06-27-2016 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue Thunder (Post 264362)
Can anyone of you bird experts tell me what this chick is? It's about the size of a large pigeon and fell out of a nest just minutes ago...

I'd say a Woodcock.

noreast 06-28-2016 04:44 PM

The beaks hard to see,but doesn't look like a woodcock, + they wouldn't be in the tree. Baby's are tough to ID. The bill looks like a small gull, but slimmer.

Chickie 06-28-2016 06:24 PM

Woodcocks
 
Woodcocks nest on the ground. Never saw them nest in trees.

secondcurve 06-28-2016 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Chickie (Post 264441)
Woodcocks nest on the ground. Never saw them nest in trees.

Blue Thunder probably mistakenly thought it fell from a tree. I'm almost certain it is a juvenile Woodcock.

Blue Thunder 06-28-2016 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by secondcurve (Post 264453)
Blue Thunder probably mistakenly thought it fell from a tree. I'm almost certain it is a juvenile Woodcock.

I'm told it was witnessed falling from a large nest in a tree. It's a hawk chick.

Airedale1 06-29-2016 10:27 AM

It is a Hawk and it appears to be a Cooper's Hawk but I am not 100% sure.

noreast 06-29-2016 10:59 AM

Has to be a hawk, downy with a slightly curved beak. I haven't seen a Woodcock in a while but I think the bill is straight and aprox 3".

Slickcraft 06-29-2016 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Airedale1 (Post 264490)
It is a Hawk and it appears to be a Cooper's Hawk but I am not 100% sure.

Photo of a Cooper's Hawk chick here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=coop...5m7-iZKEHFM%3A

Hillcountry 06-30-2016 04:12 PM

It's a ploving piper...:eek:

Agreed on the hawk.

Skip 06-30-2016 07:49 PM

And the verdict is....
 
So, now that we've resolved its identity, the next question begs to be asked: what happened to the poor thing????


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