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  1. North Carolina bird sighting

    Thanks Darknight. It fits the feeding description nicely as we have lots of fish and small froglets in the pond. The one thing that I noticed was a bit possibly longer neck but it was for such a short time that I tried to commit it all to memory with the help of a few photos and videos. Mike
  2. North Carolina bird sighting

    Just got them up. Check the gallery. I hope that it works this time. Mike
  3. NC Pond Bird - Possum Valley Ranch

  4. North Carolina bird sighting

    Now I am completely confused. I uploaded 4 photos but now I cannot find where they are posted on the album site. I listed them as NC Pond birds
  5. North Carolina bird sighting

    I just posted 4 photos. Videos can be requested via my email address. Mike
  6. North Carolina bird sighting

    I have captured some of the video and photos of the bird. I can email them to whomever wants to see them but I cannot do it via this site due to the attachment size restrictions. My email address is possumvalleyranch@earthlink.net Mike
  7. North Carolina bird sighting

    From what I saw were legs about 3-4 inches long. Not long like egret or heron. The head dress appeared to be circular and the afro-style hair looked to be between 1/4" - 1/2" long arranged in a definitive circular shape atop the head and nearly flat-top to slightly rounded on top following the top curvature of the head. It visited here about 4 - 5 times that we can recall but it may have been here more often. It liked to walk down amid the tall grass at the edge of the pond and as I approached. I just found some videos and photos that I took on my other cell phone. If you want to see the videos I will send them to you via email. I don't want to diminish the relatively poor quality of the videos and photos. As soon as I get the vids and photos collected I will post a note. Mike
  8. North Carolina bird sighting

    Well, I tried to clear up and modify the video. See if this helps. Mike Bird at Possum Valley Pond.mp4
  9. North Carolina bird sighting

    Thanks y'all. I don't have a youtube account, but I'll try to get something going. Spent too much time on this bird today. I'll keep trying, though.
  10. North Carolina bird sighting

    No, not the cattle egret. I do have blue heron and white egret that lounge around the pond when they are hungry but this is unlike anything that I've seen. When it is sitting, the neck is scrunched down and not extended. Appears smaller than it actually is. as you might see in the video (which I'll try to crisp up a bit) it is a medium sized bird. I will try to post a more clear video on my Possum Valley Ranch website. The limit of the size attachment wouldn't let me post anything larger than a half a Mb. I'll keep trying. thanks Mike
  11. North Carolina bird sighting

    OK, after fighting with the video editor I got the 6 second shot of the bird reduced to the correct and acceptable size for the site. Let's see if this will get any results. I hope that the bird visits again soon and that I have my camera ready. Mike
  12. North Carolina bird sighting

    Thanks for that, Colorado Owl. I did the search but that doesn't fill the bill (pun intended). The body is all medium gray, the neck is curved (at rest) and from what I saw (dang it, without the camera) it was a medium reddish-brown and the bushy, afro-style (Hope that this is a PC explanation, but I am NOT PC) circular hairdo. I am right now trying to convert the short video to MP4, so hang in there and I'll get 'er done. Mike
  13. Here at the Possum Valley Ranch in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, we are visited all year long by a wide range of our feathered friends. The Canada geese, egrets, noisy crows, mourning doves, goldfinches, cardinals, blue jays, the thousands of blackbirds that arrive each evening to nest in the bamboo patch, wild turkeys, wood ducks, woodpeckers, minnow-eating terns, mocking birds practicing their repertoire, whippoorwills singing their endless songs in the evening, herons lunching in the pond, our resident hawk, turkey vultures circling overhead looking for a snack and the chesty robins that feed on the bird seed that we put out on the ground for them all. The other day we watched a new visitor land near the pond's edge. It appeared to have a gray-colored main body about the size of a crow, but with a long-ish brown-colored neck and it sports a short bushy black hairdo. It walks down by the edge of the pond in the tall grass and when it sees me approaching it flies to a nearby tree. The wingspan looks to be about 18 - 20 inches. I have attached (I hope) a video of the bird in flight after it left the tall grass. I tried to upload a video but the format was not in a universally used format. I will refresh it to an MP4 or similar format and repost. Thanks for any assistance. Mike PS: IvoryBillHope posted the following in response earlier: Welcome to Whatbird! For future ID requests, be sure to post in the "Help me Identify a Bird" forum at the top of the main page. Maybe one of the mods can move this thread there for you. As for the identification, the video won't load properly for me for some reason, but your description sounds a lot like a Green Heron.
  14. New Bird at the pond

    All year we are visited by a wide range of our feathered friends. The Canada geese, egrets, noisy crows, mourning doves, goldfinches, cardinals, blue jays, the thousands of blackbirds that arrive each evening to nest in the bamboo patch, wild turkeys, wood ducks, woodpeckers, minnow-eating terns, mocking birds practicing their repertoire, whippoorwills singing their endless songs in the evening, herons lunching in the pond, our resident hawk, turkey vultures circling overhead looking for a snack and the chesty robins that feed on the bird seed that we put out on the ground for them all. The other day we watched a new visitor land near the pond's edge. It appeared to have a gray-colored main body about the size of a crow, but with a long-ish brown-colored neck and it sports a brushy black hairdo. It walks down by the edge of the pond in the tall grass and when it sees me approaching it flies to a nearby tree. The wingspan looks to be about 18 - 20 inches. I have attached (I hope) a video of the bird in flight after it left the tall grass. Thanks for any assistance. Mike video-2017-08-19_13-15-45.divx
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