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#2631449 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:16 AM What kind of bird did I see?
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Not really sure what it is and I'm curious to know. I wish I could have stopped to take a picture but traffic didn't allow it.

There were 3 of them in a group around Skippack/Worcester
They were about the size of a Smaller adult Turkey but they had the shape of a partridge (slopped back) and were flat grey color with some brighter colors (red/blue?) in their head/beak area.

This is the second time I've seen a group of birds that fit this description. Once in Limerick (Saw 2 during deer season) and again this morning (3).

What kind of birds are these?
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#2631452 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:18 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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To add a little more info, They did not have a tail like a Turkey and their feathers looked a lot finer, smaller and smoother than a turkey
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#2631454 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:22 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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I'm goin with domestic Guinea Hen. Were they incessantly pecking at the grass. wink
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#2631455 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:22 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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Is this it? If so its a Guinea Fowl.
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#2631459 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:23 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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Very close but it was a flat grey, no pattern on the feathers at all
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#2631462 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:24 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: Fleroo]
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#2631463 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:24 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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I guess maybe that was it?

Like the flat grey one in this picture

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#2631466 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:26 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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Pretty sure I've seen them without vibrant speckling on the feathers. Not sure if there are different breeds or what, but I'd guess there are.
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#2631468 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:26 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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Thanks! So are they someone's pets then? Just found it odd that I saw 2 different groups so far from each other in the same year and I've never seen them before that.
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#2631469 - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:27 AM Re: What kind of bird did I see? [Re: soup1279]
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Good to have around if you need a herd of ticks cleared off the lawn.
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