Dying to know!!

by Cyn Day
(Vacaville, Ca)

Ive only seen the outline of my mystery bird because its active right after dark...but I think it may be a blue-ish grey. I think its a rather large bird with a pointy beak. Its call sounds like a cross between a chicken and a crow. It likes crawdads from a nearby creek...Ive found the shells under a tree they hang out in. For the life of me , I cant get a good look at it. I live smack dab between San Francisco and Sacramento, California. Please help!

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Mar 07, 2014
Heron? NEW
by: Barbara

Could it then be a blue heron? However, they are bigger than a fat seagull. I hope you find the answer. Post a pic if you can get one.

Mar 06, 2014
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by: Cyn Day

Body maybe the size of a fat seagull... Its not a Whipporwil.

Mar 06, 2014
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by: Barbara

When you say, "Rather large" what is large? The size of a pigeon, a dove, or a blue heron? Thank you.

Mar 06, 2014
Dying to know!!
by: Bettie Watts

It sounds like a Whippoorwill but I don't know for sure.

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