What kind if bird is this?

by Karen warren
(Victoria tx)

This bird was seen at stroman middle school.

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Aug 15, 2016
Wow!
by: Margaret Mariam

Brook, you are amazing! I am so bad at bird identification. Sigh.

Aug 15, 2016
what kind of bird is this?
by: Brook

Wow! I was looking for a bird myself and I found your bird!!!!

It is a Common Nighthawk. It doesn't build a nest but nests right on the ground so your bird could possibly be nesting or just resting.

Check out these two sites!!

https://www.google.com/search?q=PICTURES+OF+common+nighthawk&newwindow=1&safe=active&biw=1536&bih=701&tbm=isch&imgil=e0hYjfNaMy7isM%253A%253BAzYzfVMmywupZM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FCommon_nighthawk&source=iu&pf=m&fir=e0hYjfNaMy7isM%253A%252CAzYzfVMmywupZM%252C_&usg=__eWbdKumL-7oqykMPHRAaTBxffHs%3D&ved=0ahUKEwidxd7gtsPOAhUB52MKHY6nCSIQyjcINQ&ei=T7axV93hIoHOjwOOz6aQAg#imgrc=e0hYjfNaMy7isM%3A


https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Nighthawk/id

I'm so excited about finding it for you! hope you can look for some on your own next time, it's a lot of fun. You can use the All About Birds web site.

Aug 14, 2016
what kind of bird is this?
by: Brook

I'm thinking it is a shorebird. It could possibly be a Purple Sandpiper but they have a more yellow beak and legs. It looks young too.

here is a link to picture of juvenile purple sandpiper:

https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+of+juvenile+purple+sandpiper&newwindow=1&safe=active&tbm=isch&imgil=4Nm7Kis4lTXk_M%253A%253Bzgvw-_Vbjo1EJM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.birdforum.net%25252Fopus%25252FPurple_Sandpiper&source=iu&pf=m&fir=4Nm7Kis4lTXk_M%253A%252Czgvw-_Vbjo1EJM%252C_&usg=__zaT4_-466o2BwGIIBb71eKAk6aA%3D&biw=1536&bih=701&ved=0ahUKEwjU25SX4sHOAhWJKGMKHWzpC8gQyjcIOg&ei=aNewV9SHOonRjAPs0q_ADA#imgrc=nknq2J4MZcyOUM%3A

you can also call your local wildlife care center or local Audubon society

Aug 13, 2016
Where are you ?
by: Margaret Mariam

What part of the country is your school in ? Was the bird moving about ? Eating ? Drinking ? Able to fly ?

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