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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

Rare pterodactyl crane attracts crowds near Maine-NH border

http://bangordailynews.com/2018/02/12/outdoors/rare-pterodactyl-crane-attracts-crowds-near-maine-nh-border/

ROLLINSFORD, New Hampshire — Rollinsford doesn’t attract many high profile visitors. It’s a rural community on the New Hampshire-Maine border, with a small downtown and modest houses along Main Street. Perhaps the quiet appeal of the place is to thank, in part, for why a rare bird has taken up residence there.

Most people’s phones are full of pictures of their kids, their dogs, their cats. Salme Perry’s skews more avian.

“This is him in the cemetery,” she says, scrolling through. “Doesn’t he look tropical?”

Like a proud parent, Perry shows off ‘Kevin’, a Sandhill crane that arrived in Rollinsford last summer, quickly winning everyone over with its indifference toward people and its preference for pickup trucks — the bird loves to stare at itself in the vehicles’ reflection.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:47 PM

1. Hmm ?

“Some people have described them as looking like pterodactyls,”
says Rebecca Suomala, senior biologist at N.H. Audubon.


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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:44 AM

2. Their call is hilarious...think of a mechanical turkey!

Way cool.

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Response to shanny (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:24 PM

3. Have you ever heard thousands of them together. It is quite wonderful and really loud.

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