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What Kind Of Bird Is This???


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This actually a bird my dad saw in the woods last fall deer hunting. We never were able to figure out what it was. He hunts in Wright County. Any ideas?

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leech~~

Well lets flip it around to get a better view?  It's dead sumtin? 

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Better Than Working!

I am aging myself, but I think it looks a little like Alf!

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leech~~
2 hours ago, Dan85 said:

The bird was fully alive when he left it. The bird had its wings pushed up to create the fanned turkey tail look. 

 

Well dang?  It' looks like an upside down dead chicken?  😆

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tacklejunkie
8 hours ago, Dan85 said:

This actually a bird my dad saw in the woods last fall deer hunting. We never were able to figure out what it was. He hunts in Wright County. Any ideas?

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Ruffed grouse

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leech~~
12 hours ago, tacklejunkie said:

 

Ruffed grouse

 

Nope, grouse have even fan with a even bar along it.

 

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eyeguy 54

tough one to figure out sure looks like some kind of grouse

 

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Well... I guess I'm not crazy having a tough time figuring it out. Grouse was my first thought as well, but nothing like I have seen before. 

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leech~~
6 minutes ago, Dan85 said:

Well... I guess I'm not crazy having a tough time figuring it out. Grouse was my first thought as well, but nothing like I have seen before. 

 

It's doesn't look happy and trying to fan out to look bigger.  It might be one to send to the DNR for a look-see. 

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anchor man

I'm thinking it's a young owl of some type. With the eyes faced forward and not on the side of the head, it looks like a predator.

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leech~~

I think puffing up to look bigger and the 2 black spots are suppose to look like eyes to a predator.  If it were an Owl I would think the eyes would be bigger and more front ward?  Trying to use the leaves as a sizing I'm not sure this thing is as big as it seems?

We need Del and his Google skills!  😄

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leech~~

Well it's not a  young female Partage.  

Cuz, here's what I got with that search! 😆

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17 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

It's doesn't look happy and trying to fan out to look bigger.  It might be one to send to the DNR for a look-see. 

I sent the pic off to the DNR. We will see what they have to say. 

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DonkeyHodey

I vote it's an invasive species!

We must do the following:

1.)  harvest fewer deer/pheasants/grouse since it clearly and scientifically is causing problems with numbers.

2.)  Clean all vegitation off your "hull".  Thoroughly clean any "bilge" out of your system.  You may inadventantly be transmitting eggs to clean forests next time you have to "empty out".  Make sure an approved DNR agent has inspected you...

3.)  limit further/future hunter access in Wright county.

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leech~~
5 hours ago, DonkeyHodey said:

I vote it's an invasive species!

We must do the following:

1.)  harvest fewer deer/pheasants/grouse since it clearly and scientifically is causing problems with numbers.

2.)  Clean all vegitation off your "hull".  Thoroughly clean any "bilge" out of your system.  You may inadventantly be transmitting eggs to clean forests next time you have to "empty out".  Make sure an approved DNR agent has inspected you...

3.)  limit further/future hunter access in Wright county.

 

Yeah, your reading the wrong regs.  We need to have a bunch of sharp shooters go in and shoot every bird in Wright County so it doesn't spread! 😬

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leech~~
17 minutes ago, anchor man said:

Leech- I thought the two black spots were the eyes. If not, now I'm fully confused

 

Me too when I first saw it, that's why I re-posted it upside down thinking it was dead and they were the eyes.

It's deception to look bigger and more menacing seemed to be working. On us!  😉

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Dang had us all going.  It still doesn't look as good as a  young female Partage to me!  😆

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of all the galls back in the day on the TV, I never had a crush on her, what was I thinking.🤔

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Tom Sawyer
49 minutes ago, 7mmRUM said:

Looking at the zoomed in picture, it is an American Bittern, you can see the long beak pointing straight up  

 

 

Don't believe so. Here's a photo of an American Bittern and its winter range. 1275703633_Capture_2019-12-12-14-14-07.png.28e9f370c35e9655f8c78827ae69730e.png2058740071_Capture_2019-12-12-14-16-02.png.37adfe78e4734d066a6c419217b0ee52.png

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I agree that late in the year it would be unusual, and it is definitely out of its normal habitat, but see below, once you see the head it makes sense.  It took me awhile to see it, i thought it was a joke at first.  The black throat patches match

 

 

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jigginjim

cross between ruff grouse and sharptail, may have been attacked by something that got the tail feathers broken.

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its a American ifyouseeitroadkill, most likely in its molt stages. I saw one today on the side of the road.😀

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