WHAT ON EARTH KIND OF BIRD IS THIS???

by Shirl Abrahamson
(Jacksonville,NC)

I was sitting on my back deck this afternoon using my laptop and looked up and saw this bird on one of the trees. I always have the camera with me when I am in the yard...as you must know from the amount of pictures I submit...and without thinking to change the camera setting I got these pictures. I had been taking pictures of peonies and hydrangeas so the setting was on close up so the pictures are of poor quality. This bird was hawk sized. I have never seen this bird before and cannot find it in any book I own. Can you help me please? It really has me wondering!

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May 26, 2012
WHAT ON EARTH KIND OF BIRD IS THIS???
by: Anonymous

Thank you B. Sellers I will have a look at the site you suggested.

May 26, 2012
Check this site?
by: B Sellers

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great-tailed_Grackle/id

May 24, 2012
WHAT ON EARTH KIND OF BIRD IS THIS???
by: Shirl Abrahamson

No I don't think it is a grackle. Was way to big and grey except for head and wings.

May 24, 2012
bird id
by: AuntGiki

That's not a grackle?

May 24, 2012
Baffled!
by: Shirl Abrahamson

I give up too Susan. I looked at birds online until I was seeing double! I went so far as to measure where the birds head and tail started and ended on the tree and it was 18 inches. Thanks anyway! Is a mystery I guess!


May 23, 2012
Darth Vader?
by: Susan

I give up!

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