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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Big Bird Makes A Debut At Area Horse Farm


Jim,
The attached pictures are of a bird that is not native to Potter County and it is in the field by my horses on Back Road, just off of Route 872. Can you please post this and hopefully we can find the owner of this lost bird. You can contact me at 558-7255, thank you for your assistance.
Kelly Hunter

27 comments :

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Sand Hill Crane to me?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a crane that has lost his way. Does not look like anything I have seen around the area.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a strange bird. Commonly you'd see lost Emu's or perhaps even an Ostrich. This bird is neither. It looks to be more like a stork or heron of some sort due to its long bill and neck. More suited for "fishing" for its meals. It would be intersting to find out what kind of bird this actually is and where it normally lives. It would also be great to know if someone claims it as a lost pet or if it somehow ended up here through a misled migration.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a baby Blue Heron. I bet he fell from his nest and is a little lost.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the Phoenix that blew in on the winds of change

Anonymous said...

I know there were some Emu's released from a breeder that was going to jail around here some years ago, I thought they would be dead by now. A friend was riding his mountain bike about 4 years ago and came across one in the woods, he was a little freaked out to say the least. And your bird looks kinda like one.

Anonymous said...

Is it possibly an emu?

Anonymous said...

The bill looks a little long for an emu from what I can tell..

Anonymous said...

so that's what a potter co. mountain lion looks like

Anonymous said...

Not an Emu. lol.

I seen one of these in Gold, PA about 10 years ago, and saw it several times there over the years.

I believe there is some sort of heron that is rare but native to Potter County.

Anonymous said...

I'd say it looks like a baby emu.....

Anonymous said...

MMMM nobody must pay attention when they commute. This bird has been hanging down at the fish hatchery for 2 years now. You usually see him in the evening.

Anonymous said...

It obvious from the last picture that it's a "Sidewinding Gipe". You can hear stories of it at the Wharton bar after midnight, told mostly to flatlanders.

Anonymous said...

It is some sort of crane.

Dr Dolittle said...

This is actually a picture of the rare Potter County Yellow bellied puffing bird.

Anonymous said...

My vote's also for a Sandhill Crane.

For info see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhill_Crane

Couldn't find anything that looks closer.

So I don't think anyone's going to claim it as a pet. According to the Wiki article, they can actually be quite nasty when they feel threatened or are guarding young. Probably not the best choice for a pet.

Looks like the folks that it's living with are going to have to try to chase it off (probably not a good idea), live with it, or put in a parking lot and charge 10 bucks a look. ;)

Anonymous said...

You may want to contact someone from the Potter County Bird Club with experience in bird identification. David Hauber would be a good contact. They would be in a better position to identify the bird and take action through their contacts if it is injured, distressed or merely 'lost' from it's migration route.

Anonymous said...

2:41 is correct, a Sandhill Crane


I posted the pix & asked the question on

Whatbird.com

http://www.whatbird.com/forums/forums/thread/96206.aspx

Anonymous said...

It looks like dinner for 4, to me.

Nice pix Kelly!

Joe Bob the Redneck said...

It looks like a good target for my 12 gauge.......I'll e right back and let y'all know......

Anonymous said...

For everyone thats been wondering what a "Dildine" is....now you know....this is quite possibly the first time one has ever been photographed in the wild....

Anonymous said...

Actually, poster 7:46 is partially correct....scientific name "erectus dildinocoxus"...more commonly know as the Eastern Wooly Dildine or the Marsh Dildine. It is often confused with members of the crane and heron families. Native to the wet, marshy areas of lower Siberia and the Aleutian Islands....on reare occasions gets caught up in the wrong migrational jetstream. My first sighting of this species was years ago, while on a sixth grade field trip to The Hobbits and Fairys Festical, I spotted one from the bus window. My teacher, mumbling something about being crazy, told me to shut up and go sit in the back of the bus....

Anonymous said...

When I lived in South Florida, I woke one morning to 2 of these huge birds in my back yard making one hell of a racket, they are as loud as they are big. I am also among those that believe that this odd creature is a Sandhill Crane... They are a protected bird, so hunters better think twice before taking shots at this one...

Anonymous said...

Having heard stories in bars I am wondering could this possibly be the illusive "SNIPES" everyone hunts late at night???? They are most common in the Shinglehouse area from my experience......ha ha

dildine 101 said...

I Do believe this bird is a dildine back on my early years of traveling across the country i have seen many rare birds. this is one is a trouble maker, male humans should be on watch all time something to do with the male genitals atrack this bird and they get angry and will attack. Now if one should approach this bird do not look it in the eyes it hates being starred down and will get very agressive. if you should be attacked just assume the featal position and yell really loud.
the dildine bird will soon finsh and leave. if you have any questions on this just blog back. i do answer

Anonymous said...

this has the colors of the Sandhill Crane-"Grus canadensis". An elegant bird of of open habits such as agricultural firlds and meadows, population of just over 100 and is listed as endangered. it voice is a rollimg, guttural, bugling a-KRRRRRRRRRRRRR, often repeated. this is one of God's beautiful birds think again, your are in God's country, so be thankful and enjoy the bird.

redneck said...

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=643845163243603661&postID=7892650860294103140&isPopup=true mmm, looks like a memorial day roast on the barbecue to me