Indiana Mystery

by pam Stover
(Syracuse Indiana)

Hi. I live in Northern Indiana...and on several occassions have seen a flock of larger size birds, quite a ways away, and the sound carries...they almost sound like a weird pigeon or dove. But they are way too big for that. When the sun hits their under sides they are white...no turkey buzzard. From the way they soar...they almost look like hawks. but the sound is just throwing me way off. Any ideas?

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May 23, 2017
type of bird
by: Anonymous

We were going through a warm spell at that time, and I noticed that the sand hill cranes were back in the area way before normal... They swarm together and make a croaking type sound...

Feb 20, 2017
indiana mystery
by: Brook

That certainly sounds like a "kettle" of hawks to me, although you would have to have more information to ID the species.

I just learned that a flock of swirling hawks is called a "kettle", It's seems that just about every time I attempt to answer a question on this site I learn something!.

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