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Old 09-08-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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Unfortunately it flew off before I could get video.

So, it's up in a tree in my back yard making a loud repeated "yooh" x 5 or so.

2 Neighborhood great horned owls are piping back in at it along with some other bird I've not heard before.

It's body i almost as big as a duck but it has a big bill, nothing like raptor but closer to a stork.

So think Stork bill on a duck and blue-ish grey in color...up in a tree and it flew off fairly strongly.

Any thoughts? Near Kansas City, seen today.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:50 PM
 
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Hmmm, from your description of the size and shape sounds like a night heron, but the call doesn't really match that. Night herons often give a sort of "quark quark" call. Great blue herons are larger and have an even harsher call.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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A green heron?

https://files.allaboutbirds.net/wp-c...ating-frog.jpg

Did it sound like the advertising call?
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/sounds
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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I suggest you try the app Merlin bird ID. It's free and usually correct.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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Hmmm, from your description of the size and shape sounds like a night heron, but the call doesn't really match that. Night herons often give a sort of "quark quark" call. Great blue herons are larger and have an even harsher call.
Sorry for the bad call description but I think that was what it was. At least it was really close to both the call and shape of the bird.

THanks!

(I googled sounds and pics)

The "Wok" call is the one I think it made.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:32 AM
 
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Sorry for the bad call description but I think that was what it was. At least it was really close to both the call and shape of the bird.

THanks!

(I googled sounds and pics)

The "Wok" call is the one I think it made.
Oh goodie! I LOVE bird quizzes! I used to do a lot of waterbird census work. We usually called night herons "Quarks" due to the call. Wok fits.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:55 AM
 
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I have great blue herons here and I call them pterodactyls because of their prehistoric squawk. So guttural for a bird.
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:57 AM
 
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Just hope you don't have any Koi in your fish pond!
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:44 AM
 
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If it was the size of a duck I'm thinking maybe a Least Bittern or Green-Backed Heron, or juvenile Pileated Woodpecker. They all have several distinctive calls.


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