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Old 06-27-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Calling the bird experts...

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...
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:35 PM   #2
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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...
I'd say a Woodcock.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:44 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 06-28-2016, 06:24 PM   #4
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Woodcocks nest on the ground. Never saw them nest in trees.
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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.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:51 PM   #6
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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.
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It is a Hawk and it appears to be a Cooper's Hawk but I am not 100% sure.
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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".
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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
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It's a ploving piper...

Agreed on the hawk.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:49 PM   #11
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Default 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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