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#5955601 - 10/01/15 12:08 AM Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds
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What the heck are those birds that when you hunt near a pond, they fly in and for a split second you are about to take a shot, and they turn out to be some acrobatic type birds that fly crazy, and sound like a seagull almost. I was hunting up near Ray Roberts last weekend and they started coming in droves, and i almost shot many a times, they look like dove coming in, but then have the crazy flight, usually hangout near water at ponds. I've even seen a few in some fields here in Krum. Just wondering what they are, kind of light colored. Almost look kind of like some of the birds that would hangout at a beach, but not seagulls obviously.

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#5955610 - 10/01/15 01:00 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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Killdeer.

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#5955626 - 10/01/15 04:16 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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Yep killdee is what we call them. Protected shore birds, be careful.

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#5955694 - 10/01/15 06:46 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: browning_3248]
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Originally Posted By: browning_3248
Killdeer.
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#5955797 - 10/01/15 08:08 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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Killdeer but pronounced Kill-dee; at least how I was brought up
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#5955846 - 10/01/15 08:41 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: duckbill]
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#5955856 - 10/01/15 08:49 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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little sparrow hawks are bad too..
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#5959338 - 10/03/15 05:31 PM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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killdeer usually call out as they come in to land or take off in alarm killdeer sounds

they are a kind of plover and probably were once (1800's?) hunted... neat little birds I watched a pair come in close on a pond a couple of weeks ago. They were vey nervous and would take off and return frequently.

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#5959414 - 10/03/15 06:53 PM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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#5959476 - 10/03/15 07:48 PM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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I had a whipporwill (aka bullbat, or nighthawk) near my pond last weekend. I scared it away and it flew back and circled me several times and landed in the same tree I scared it out of. They look a bit more like a seagull than killdeer and they make very little noise. If it was brown with white spots on its wings then it was probably a whipporwill.

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#5959831 - 10/04/15 01:03 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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Originally Posted By: DoveMaster
What the heck are those birds that when you hunt near a pond, they fly in and for a split second you are about to take a shot, and they turn out to be some acrobatic type birds that fly crazy, and sound like a seagull almost. I was hunting up near Ray Roberts last weekend and they started coming in droves, and i almost shot many a times, they look like dove coming in, but then have the crazy flight, usually hangout near water at ponds. I've even seen a few in some fields here in Krum. Just wondering what they are, kind of light colored. Almost look kind of like some of the birds that would hangout at a beach, but not seagulls obviously.
after dove season, there's duck season...it's even better!

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#5959868 - 10/04/15 06:32 AM Re: Birds that sort of look like Dove, Acrobatic near ponds [Re: DoveMaster]
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