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?

Comments for Indiana Mystery

Click here to add your own comments

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!.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. rusty tufted head

    Jul 19, 18 03:53 PM

    size of a robin, rusty brown, tufted head, darker conical bill, no brighter colors noted & just a pair on the ground under my feeders. I thought it was

    Read More

  2. Loud chirp, long tail, hops along ground or fence

    Jul 17, 18 05:14 PM

    I see him usually as it's getting dark or getting light. Because of the lighting it's hard to tell his markings but he seems to be mostly gray. It's a

    Read More

  3. Unknown bird

    Jul 16, 18 03:58 PM

    Size in between robin and small crow. Large white patch on back and yellow under the tail feathers. Possible pale pale red on head .We just saw it today

    Read More