northern alberta

by mike
(peace river, alberta, canada)

over the last couple months there are two, long thin legged birds whose necks are equally long and thin as the legs, walking around the highway near a place called twin lakes. these birds haven't been seen lately but were seen late summer an september. they are both spotted brown, feathers, with small heads an to be honest look like walking sticks with a small elongated body with little wings. They would be approximately 4 feet high, not very hefty just tall an skinny looking an they seem to frequent the same area on a daily basis. i tried looking in the birds of alberta website but couldn't even come close to saying who they resemble. a sand crane comes closest but those have blue feathers an have lots of feathers, these birds have short brown feathers an long sticky looking legs an necks an a smallish head. i couldn't see their beak but am certain its smallish. any help in identifying these two birds will be helpful.






Click here to post 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. How many mealworms?

    Jul 16, 17 10:48 AM

    I was wanting to know if anyone has an idea about how many mealworms is adequate for a pair of bluebirds with 4 nestlings and also how many times a day

    Read More

  2. Linda

    Jul 16, 17 10:37 AM

    male has redish throat both have long tails otherwise brown or grey feathers. cannot tell undersides. nest is on top of pillar on porch

    Read More

  3. Something that makes you go huh?

    Jul 11, 17 04:06 PM

    I've been observing a pair of nesting bluebirds and I was curious as to why they do this. I've noticed and observed their behavior while feeding their

    Read More