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May 4, 2013 9:20 PM CST
|DH and saw this bird in our yard all day (and evening) today. This is the first time we have ever seen it. She was in the yard eating some birdseed (I had scattered) and was mostly hanging out. We have a 'wooded meadow' yard next to us. We live in a sub division. |
We want to know exactly what it is and all the info regarding it.
Can you help?
May 4, 2013 10:22 PM CST
|No clue, but very cool looking bird. I'm sure with that distinctive marking, someone in your area will ID it. |
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
May 4, 2013 11:16 PM CST
|Marilyn, it is a Chukar, locally common, and described as a large European Partridge, sexes are similar. You got some good shots of it.|
May 4, 2013 11:36 PM CST
Thank you so very much!!!
We're wondering what is doing over here in northern KY?
Do you have them there? How did you know what it was?
It is out of its range, for sure! http://www.allaboutbirds.org/g...
May 4, 2013 11:46 PM CST
|I have found a lot of references about Chukar hunting in Kentucky, so I would assume they have been released there for that purpose.|
May 4, 2013 11:53 PM CST
|Thanks Jay! |
I feel bad about that sweet bird getting hunted.
May 5, 2013 9:06 AM CST
|Marilyn, I am an avid bird watcher as you probably know by now, so right away I could place it as a quail type bird, went to that section of my bird field guide and there it was. I have never seen one but it looks like it could be in areas around here according to the map shown in the guide.|
May 5, 2013 11:55 AM CST
|Wonderful photos Marilyn! |
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~
May 5, 2013 2:33 PM CST
|Love it. |
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
May 5, 2013 5:38 PM CST
I had to have the camera on the longest zoom to get those pics. Bird was very skittish.
Did a google search on it and there is a hunting place the Chukar not too far from where we live. I don't want these sweet birds hunted.
We haven't seen it all day or evening here.
I didn't get around to checking my bird books yesterday to figure what it was, before Margaret id it. DH and I figured it was a 'quail' type of bird.
May 5, 2013 6:21 PM CST
|Wow, what an interesting bird to have in your garden. Great pictures of it too.|
May 5, 2013 6:24 PM CST
mcash70 said:Marilyn, I am an avid bird watcher as you probably know by now, so right away I could place it as a quail type bird, went to that section of my bird field guide and there it was. I have never seen one but it looks like it could be in areas around here according to the map shown in the guide.
The first thing I thought was quail, so I started googling quail, but couldn't find on to match.
May 5, 2013 9:49 PM CST
The place nearest to DH and I is in Burlington, KY and it is between 5 - 10 miles from us.
We were rainy all day, so I don't know if that was kept the bird from showing up or not. It just hung out in our yard all day/evening yesterday, so we were hoping it would be here today.
Really sad this bird is hunted.
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