Thanks Avery - definitely not a dove.
On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:32 AM Avery Fish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The only think I can think of would be mourning dove perching weird. I know
> I have pursued quite a few merlins that flew by, only to find a mourning
> dove. But then again, their beaks are quite short compared to a cuckoo.
> Hopefully you can find you bird again and get an answer!
> On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 08:26 Leslie Nulty <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > David G: I'd be shocked if it was a common grackle - it was VERY slim
> > more brownish - not at all glossy - to me grackles are much heftier.
> > look for it again but it didn't perch for long....
> > On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 5:43 PM David Guertin <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > If it was backlit so the color details weren't visible, maybe a Common
> > > Grackle? Obviously their colors are nothing alike, but a backlit
> > > silhouette might be similar.
> > >
> > > It would be a real shock to see a cuckoo this time of year!
> > >
> > > Dave G.
> > >
> > > On 11/27/20 4:00 PM, Leslie Nulty wrote:
> > > > In Jericho yesterday spotted what looked like a black-billed cuckoo
> > > > (possibly juvenile). It was backlit and I didn't have binos but
> > couldn't
> > > > think of anything else that would fit its profile - about 12", slim,
> > > > relatively small head, long tail (no stripes on tail), erect posture
> > when
> > > > perched. It didn't call so no sound to identify. Sibley says they
> > > > shouldn't be here in the winter. Any other ideas?
> > > >
> > >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Leslie
> > Leslie Nulty
> > P.O. Box 1121
> > Jericho Center, VT 05465
> > home office: 802-899-4582
> > cell: 802-324-1496
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