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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
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Agree with Jerry.

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That's not an American Woodcock. Did you by any chance take this somewhere in Europe? It's a Eurasian Woodcock, which would be an exceptionally rare vagrant in Missouri.

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4 minutes ago, psweet said:

That's not an American Woodcock. Did you by any chance take this somewhere in Europe? It's a Eurasian Woodcock, which would be an exceptionally rare vagrant in Missouri.

Good catch psweet.  Does say on his friends farm.  Is this a bird someone would breed or?

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I don't know if they'd breed these. I was also wondering if his friend has American Woodcocks, but the picture came from somewhere else.

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22 minutes ago, psweet said:

That's not an American Woodcock. Did you by any chance take this somewhere in Europe? It's a Eurasian Woodcock, which would be an exceptionally rare vagrant in Missouri.

Wow, I would never have noticed that.  What gives it away, the barred underparts?

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The image above is the one in the one featured for the Wikipedia article on Woodcock. I think this is another case of "the bird looked like this" instead of a pic of the actual bird.

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31 minutes ago, darknight said:

The image above is the one in the one featured for the Wikipedia article on Woodcock. I think this is another case of "the bird looked like this" instead of a pic of the actual bird.

Yeah, in that case the birds the OP's friend is seeing could be American Woodcocks or even Wilson's Snipe...

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Wow. Congratulations to psweet for that ID and to darknight for finding the actual source of that photo. Obviously not a great idea to use "looked like" photos!

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I'm in Montana. I have a retired cop friend in North Missouri that told me he had a lot of them on his farm. He sent me a pic of it and I was curious what it was. I don''t know if he took the pic or just found one that looked like what he has on the farm.

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Fair enough -- I'm guessing he has American Woodcocks. They look similar enough not to notice the differences if you're not a birder. And instead of finding a photo, he found the nearest thing he could online.

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