What's this one?? A mini-Hawk?

by Fred Overstreet
(Oklahoma)

I found this one, seems to be nested on the ground, has one baby, acts like all ground nesters when approached ie: flutters and act wounded to attract predators away from the nest (and is quite accomplished at it, fooled my lab Duncan on first discovery. I didn't take him back to get these pics though).


Interestingly, when she flies she can hover like a hummingbird and raise and lower her height while hovering, also can move sideways.
Never seen one like this before and was curious about it.... Thanks

BTW I found it in the edge of the woods in NW Arkansas

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Jun 23, 2010
Whip-poor-will
by: Anonymous

After researching and putting many inquiries out, it appears that this is a whip-poor-will OR a chucks-widow-will. Very similar birds and fit the description.
But she has moved her baby deeper into the trees and I haven"t checked on her in a couple of days.

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