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#5778281 - 06/07/15 08:30 PM Wippoorwill
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Registered: 09/21/08
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Loc: Clarksville TX.
After enjoying the calls night after night of the Wippoorwill for the past five years out at my place north of Clarksville, I happened upon this little lady while out riding my 4 wheeler. I had stopped and shut off the motor to sit listen to the sounds of the woods as I frequently do, and I looked about six feet away on the ground to what at first just looked like a decaying branch from a pine tree from the head on view that I had.

After studying more closely I saw what looked like eyes,head and a beak. These things really blend in to their surroundings! She was sitting on an egg and I reached for the cell phone to take a pic or two before she flushed and started her act to draw me away from the egg. I rode back to the house to get a real camera with a zoom lens and took a few pics at different times over the weekend. I hope they survive the blue indigo snake that I saw cruising the area!





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#5778288 - 06/07/15 08:35 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Great picture. I love the sound of those things.
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#5778290 - 06/07/15 08:35 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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Pretty cool find. I hear them quite often but never see one.
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#5778299 - 06/07/15 08:39 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Creekrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Great picture. I love the sound of those things.


X2! Amazing sound as you are relaxing on the porch on a cool summer evening! Great memories and pics!
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#5778301 - 06/07/15 08:40 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Michael W.]
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Registered: 09/21/08
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Loc: Clarksville TX.
Yeah I had been looking for the last 5 years!
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#5778308 - 06/07/15 08:42 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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I'm no "birder", but technically I think it's a Chuck-Will's-Widow.
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#5778317 - 06/07/15 08:46 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
They know how to play the camo game, that's for sure. Mossy Oak ain't got nothing on them. I hope you don't mind me adding a photo of one of my favorite birds we used to call the Bullbat!!!! Baker


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#5778330 - 06/07/15 08:55 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Clarksville TX.
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
I'm no "birder", but technically I think it's a Chuck-Will's-Widow.


You could be right, they are very similar.
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#5778356 - 06/07/15 09:04 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
They know how to play the camo game, that's for sure. Mossy Oak ain't got nothing on them. I hope you don't mind me adding a photo of one of my favorite birds we used to call the Bullbat!!!! Baker

x2 on the Bullbat down here in South Texas.
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#5778390 - 06/07/15 09:19 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
They know how to play the camo game, that's for sure. Mossy Oak ain't got nothing on them. I hope you don't mind me adding a photo of one of my favorite birds we used to call the Bullbat!!!! Baker

x2 on the Bullbat down here in South Texas.


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#5778416 - 06/07/15 09:41 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Seadrift/Plainview,Mn/SnCanada
Great photo. I bet you were surprised seeing it there on the nest.
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#5778600 - 06/08/15 12:27 AM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: Grayson County
Great pics
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#5778667 - 06/08/15 06:37 AM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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#5779830 - 06/08/15 07:51 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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Registered: 11/30/09
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Loc: Miserableplex
That call is horrible! It last all night!

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#5779922 - 06/08/15 08:58 PM Re: Wippoorwill [Re: Squatch]
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Great pics, I have never seen one that I know of. Was listening to the sound about a week ago at our lease and wondered about the bird.
Thanks!

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