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Old 07-10-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Okay, this is what I drew of the bird I saw this morning.
It was around 7am this morning- just getting light.
There's a tree outside of the back door.
I walked out the back door, stood there for a minute and heard this rustling and thrashing around in the tree above me. Thinking it was 2 birds fighting- you know how they do, they chase each other and rustle in the tree for a moment, I didn't give it a thought.
To my amazement out flew this huge bird. I didn't get a good look at him but did see his silhouette as he flew away from me.
It looked like a bird out of prehistoric times. LOL, I'm serious, that's what it looked like to me.
After searching for birds in flight silhouettes and not finding anything I'll ask here.
His silhouette kind of looked like a huge bat or something.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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I've seen some large cranes and storks aorund. That is a possibility.

Here is one type.

Whooping Crane in Kansas
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: NE Ks.
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My first thought was a crane, too.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Could be...but I live in Kansas City so I didn't think it was likely.
It was just weird. Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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Could be a heron, but your sketch is awfully vague.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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LOL... I was going off her description. The sketch didn't show up for me.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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We have a small catchment pond in our backyard and once in awhile, I see a huge dinosaur-type bird circle overhead and land in the pond. It's a heron, and it stands over 4-ft tall. Beautiful thing to see, really stunning.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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They are beautiful birds! Pteranodon-esque.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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Okay, this is what I drew of the bird I saw this morning.
It was around 7am this morning- just getting light.
There's a tree outside of the back door.
I walked out the back door, stood there for a minute and heard this rustling and thrashing around in the tree above me. Thinking it was 2 birds fighting- you know how they do, they chase each other and rustle in the tree for a moment, I didn't give it a thought.
To my amazement out flew this huge bird. I didn't get a good look at him but did see his silhouette as he flew away from me.
It looked like a bird out of prehistoric times. LOL, I'm serious, that's what it looked like to me.
After searching for birds in flight silhouettes and not finding anything I'll ask here.
His silhouette kind of looked like a huge bat or something.
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Looks like a stick bird to me!
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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Could be...but I live in Kansas City so I didn't think it was likely.
It was just weird. Thanks.
They are all over the metro. There is one that routinely hangs out in a park\pond just a block east of college\metcalf in Overland Park...along with a couple LARGE snapping turtles.
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