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On the banks of the , VA
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2007
3:12 PM

Post #3070947

This morning I pulled in the driveway and stopped, to get something lying in the road. When I got out, a BIG gray bird with a red...and I mean BRIGHT RED...ring around it's neck flew away from a tree next to the car. It happened so fast that's all I saw...big, grey, RED ring, possibly some white around the red.

I live in Virginia and the end of the driveway is next to quite a big stream. Any ideas what this might have been? I'd love to find out if it might be camping out down there, I will stalk it with my camera.

I know, it's not much to go on. I'm sorry.
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2007
3:34 PM

Post #3071002

might be an escapee. Hope you can get us a pic
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2007
3:41 PM

Post #3071028

I wonder if it might have been a pheasant. They don't have a red ring on their neck, but a white one, and bright red on their head. . .? How big would you say it was ? I never saw one in a tree, though.
On the banks of the , VA
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2007
4:15 PM

Post #3071122

It was so big I thought it was a duck when I saw it flying away.

I just saw it again, but again it moved as soon as I stopped the car... and now I think it might be some kind of woodpecker.

I am going to walk down there without the dogs or car or kids and see what I can see later this afternoon when my ex drops by, so he can watch the kids for me. It was in the same tree so I am holding out some hope. We'll see. : )


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2007
5:22 PM

Post #3071353

Could it have been a bird wearing a numbered neck collar for migration studies?

Like this Canada Goose:

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