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#3475762 - 11/29/13 01:58 PM Sandhill crane ?
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Is this what some call ribeye of the sky?

What kind of sound do they make?

Best way I can describe what I heard was something heavy on a rope swinging slightly making a creeking sound?

Had several flocks flying all around the house earlier.

I first thought the hangulator was squeaking but finally realized what it was.
Got the binoculars out and they appeared to be all white from underneath and were definately a crane of some kind.
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#3475820 - 11/29/13 02:33 PM Re: Sandhill crane ? [Re: RUGER]
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They make a hell of a racket. We are covered up with then dang things, hence the new season staring here.
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#3476093 - 11/29/13 05:59 PM Re: Sandhill crane ? [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
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Sounds about like a good description of them, Ruger. They make a lot of noise (and poop)
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#3476123 - 11/29/13 06:13 PM Re: Sandhill crane ? [Re: EastTNHunter]
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dK1CUkBFQGc
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#3476237 - 11/29/13 07:37 PM Re: Sandhill crane ? [Re: TNTomtaker01]
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Thanks TNTomataker, yep that's what I heard.... only just a few at a time. \:D
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#3476599 - 11/30/13 03:11 AM Re: Sandhill crane ? [Re: RUGER]
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Do those things fly at nite? heard a lot of them in Cumberland county a few years back about 3 or so several mornings.not sure if they had stopped at the lake nearby & left out early headed south
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#3476649 - 11/30/13 06:07 AM Re: Sandhill crane ? [Re: mike243]
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they fly at night and I work with a guy that put the smack down on them thursday morning in our new season. I describe their sound to be like someone saying "toodle loo, toodle loo".
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