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My wife and I were just (March 3rd) at a spot on the White River, north of Indianapolis, IN, and saw a flock of birds like we’ve never seen before. We heard them first — an unusual warbling song — that was moving overhead slowly upriver. When we finally saw them through the trees (never could get a good picture), it was a very large flock, with what looked like silvery wings (or at least light-colored), flying VERY high in a slow, lazy circle, but gradually making their way north. Any ideas what they could’ve been?

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31 minutes ago, Dave in Westfield said:

My wife and I were just (March 3rd) at a spot on the White River, north of Indianapolis, IN, and saw a flock of birds like we’ve never seen before. We heard them first — an unusual warbling song — that was moving overhead slowly upriver. When we finally saw them through the trees (never could get a good picture), it was a very large flock, with what looked like silvery wings (or at least light-colored), flying VERY high in a slow, lazy circle, but gradually making their way north. Any ideas what they could’ve been?

How large were the birds?

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4 minutes ago, Bird Brain said:

Sounds like Sandhill Cranes, with the warbling sound you describe and the slow, lazy circling. 

My thoughts as well

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Just now, Dave in Westfield said:

We didn’t get a good close look because they were so high, but our best guess is that they were the size of geese.

Sandhill cranes sound like the most likely suspect, especially if they were circling high in the sky. 

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2 hours ago, Kevin said:

Check out the title.

Actually, the title indicated that the flock was large, not the birds. If the birds were large, the modifier “large” would have been placed immediately before the word or phrase it modified, which would have been “birds.”

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1 minute ago, Aidan B said:

They were calling

I guess that explains the time I thought I saw a white pelican mimicking a goose.....it was a goose than!

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13 hours ago, Dave in Westfield said:

It was a large flock, as I indicated in the title, but as I also said, my best guess is that the birds themselves were fairly large.

Welcome to WhatBird! I also understood the flock to be large, just for another take on the title. Sounds like a cool sighting!

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