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MerMaeve

Most pathetic bird you've never seen but have heard many times before!

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Sounds just like the title. 

Mine is a Great-Horned Owl.  Side question, do you count it?  I did because it was getting ridiculous! :P

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I get Chuck-Wills-Widow every summer, but I don't consider not seeing a nightjar to be too awfully pathetic.

Yes, I count it, along with the Great Horneds I haven't seen either.

EDIT: to correct an errant bird name.  Thanks, @MerMaeve!

Edited by Charlie Spencer
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3 hours ago, MerMaeve said:

*Chuck-will's-widow* :)

Sorry, not enough sleep this week..  Edited, and thanks for the correction.

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1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Sorry, not enough sleep this week.. 

I forgive you then!

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I'm trying to think of any that I've heard but have yet to actually see, and I can't think of any!

Oh wait, one time in Missouri I heard a Whip-poor-will. Have never seen one, but seeing a nightjar is not exactly a common thing, anyways.

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