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Water bird id?
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rhudson    Posted 04-25-2003 at 18:01:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Seems i'm asking too many questions lately. walked down a small creek on some new property last week and scared up a small brown bird from under a flat rock overhanging the water. the rock was probably 3-4 inches above the level of the water. the bird half fluttered/ran down the center of the creek and hid under another flat overhanging rock. couple of days later my daughter and i were walking the same creek and scared up the same bird. this time it went up stream, again making no attempt to leave the center of the flowing creek and hid under a rock. what kind of bird is this? i'm in south-central virginia. ok now, no pulling my leg, i'm not smart enough to realize a joke when i hear one.


Was it...    Posted 04-26-2003 at 05:10:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
'Dragging' one wing while 'fluttering' down the creek?

I'm not kidding...

If it was, it sounds like a Killdeer...They will pretend to be injured to lure predators away from their nest...Any white on that bird?

Salmoneye


Juliana    Posted 04-26-2003 at 18:57:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry to ruffle your feathers, but I think you are wrong on your bird ID. Killdeer are field birds, making their nest right on the ground. Plovers are the ones that feed on water bugs, small fish, etc.in the rivers and streams. There are other plovers seen on the beaches that eat the marine life.


Salmoneye    Posted 04-27-2003 at 02:42:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not ruffling my feathers at all...

Just asked a question and posed a theory based on the facts given...

Killdeer are a member of the Plover family:

http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/#Charadriidae

Notice in the link below where it says that the Killdeer is "Medium-sized, long-winged shorebird"...Here they nest near wet-spots along farm roads and old creek beds...

http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i2730id.html

So we are both right...

Dang...We're good...

;-)



donna in wv    Posted 04-26-2003 at 08:40:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
is there anything you don't know? when i read thru the posts even if i'm not interested i read it just to see if you know the answer.man you are one smart fella. i thought you might be joshing so i called my father in law and he said the same thing


LOL...    Posted 04-26-2003 at 12:23:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure...Lots of stuff...

Like how do they get that marble in the spray-paint cans?...If you put instant coffee in the microwave, do you go back in time?...and the biggy...What the heck are women REALLY thinking???

;-)

Salmoneye

PS...No one ever said my answers were 'right'...Just that I always have an answer...And if I don't...I can usually look one up...Or make one up LOL...


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