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!
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?