FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

MOD KITS DIY

Amplified Parts

WD Music

Antique Electronics Supply

Sweetwater

Apex Tube Matching

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Jensen Loudspeakers


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Large bird in the back yard this morning

walshb
Contributing Member
**********
**********

Manchester, TN

Ask me how I know!?
Sep 16th, 2019 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

And I can't supply enough details to identify it, unfortunately, because it flew away about 2-3 seconds after I spotted it. It was on one of the lowest branches of a tree, just a few feet off the ground when I spotted it.

Dark gray body, white head, and I only saw the back of it until it flew. It flew around the corner of the house right away, so I didn't get to see much of it flying, either. My first thought was a bald eagle (distinctly white head), but it was about the size of a hawk. Larger than most birds I see here, especially in the back yard.

Mississippi Kite is about the closest pic that I found, but it appears unlikely that one would be in this area, and I doubt that's what it was. I didn't notice a darker tail on it. Osprey? I didn't know they had them here, but I looked it up. Guesses are welcome, but I don't have any more detail than what I've already given.

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
****

If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 16th, 2019 10:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Probably a bald eagle. Osprey has quite a bit of white on the body.

If it had a long neck and a Don Knotts adam's apple, it was a vulture :o)

NoSoapRadio
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
**********

Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Sep 16th, 2019 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mississippi Kite?

click here

orrk01
Contributing Member
**********

USA / Saint Paul, MN

Sep 16th, 2019 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

How quickly did it fly around the corner? An eagle taking off from a branch a few feet off the ground wouldn't move too quickly.

If it flew off quickly, I would guess it was a hawk of some kind. The head color doesn't match your description but a gray body could be a Cooper's Hawk or a Sharp-Shinned hawk.

orrk01
Contributing Member
**********

USA / Saint Paul, MN

Sep 16th, 2019 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm also wondering if you have bird feeders in your back yard. We have a Cooper's Hawk that buzzes our feeder periodically, since they eat smaller birds.

Taildragger
Contributing Member
**********
***

USA

an acquired taste some may never acquire
Sep 16th, 2019 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

You don't live anywhere near Sesame Street, do you?

walshb
Contributing Member
**********
**********

Manchester, TN

Ask me how I know!?
Sep 16th, 2019 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

"You don't live anywhere near Sesame Street, do you?"

It was a large bird, I'm not sure if that's the same.
Yes, we have one bird feeder, not all that far from the tree where I saw the big bird...I mean, large bird.

It flew rather quickly, so probably not a Bald Eagle even though I wish that was what it was. Hoping it comes back tomorrow!

orrk01
Contributing Member
**********

USA / Saint Paul, MN

Sep 16th, 2019 12:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

The hawks I mentioned above are crow sized at most so I don't know if that qualifies as a large bird.

I hope you get another look at it too.

Taildragger
Contributing Member
**********
***

USA

an acquired taste some may never acquire
Sep 16th, 2019 12:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Golden Eagles I've seen in the Nevada desert were DRAMATICALLY large birds. I would never confuse them with a hawk of any kind.

Gato
Contributing Member
**********
**********
*****

Southern Calif

"Help, I'm a a rock": Amelia Earhart
Sep 17th, 2019 10:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

Any chance it was David Crosby? He was a pretty big Byrd.

Taildragger
Contributing Member
**********
***

USA

an acquired taste some may never acquire
Sep 17th, 2019 10:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Any chance it was David Crosby?"

"My first thought was a bald eagle (distinctly white head)..."


I think Crosby does have a distinctly BALD head.

Gato
Contributing Member
**********
**********
*****

Southern Calif

"Help, I'm a a rock": Amelia Earhart
Sep 17th, 2019 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

One way to be sure if it was a David Crosby. It might have had a cry that sounded like, "need-another-liver.... need-another-liver."


Taildragger
Contributing Member
**********
***

USA

an acquired taste some may never acquire
Sep 17th, 2019 11:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

If it roosted on a soapbox and ranted at you about politics, it was Crosby for sure.

FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Large bird in the back yard this morning




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2019 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved