bottletopburly's picture

Cranes

Hi tonight was in my back garden and could hear this shriek every 20 secs approx then spotted two birds quiet high got the binoculars out two birds heron like but bigger seemed brown wings seemed quiet deep sheik continued at regular intervals anyone have any idea definitely weren't herons

Reply

Comments

scarpermac's picture

poss Cranes

Sounds possible, although I'm not an expert - what was the location, this could be significant?

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/

Mydaea's picture

Why were they 'definitely not

Why were they 'definitely not herons'? Your description of the call sounds exactly like heron. Neck extended or pulled in?

scarpermac's picture

call

.. true enough, shriek very Heron-like Crane more 'bugling', once heard never forgotten (?)

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/