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  1. Excellent photograph of the rain crow, I have never seen a picture of one before now.

  2. G-R-E-A-T pictures of the Rain Crow. We hear them all the time while sitting on our deck. Bill said, “I just wish I could see a Rain Crow at least one time.” So, I googled rain crow, and your photoblog came up. Thanks for such detailed pictures. Wonderful work capturing the magnificant RAIN CROW. We now know what the Rain Crow looks like. Thanks, to you!

  3. I have been watching birds for a few years and never saw this bird in my backyard until yesterday. I was so elated. These pics are great. Thank you.

  4. These are wonderful photos. Would you give permission for me to use the top photo in an article I have written on the need for native plants that support insects in our landscape? I mention the yellow billed cuckoo in the article. I am a Master Gardener and volunteer to write a monthly gardening column in a free publication.

  5. Just discovered a yellow-billed cuckoo nest in my live oak tree. I have heard “rain crows” all my life and most people think you are nuts when you say that you heard a rain crow. Never knew they were cuckoos then and certainly never saw one until today! I was watering out under the tree and I heard the call and looked up to see him/her just hanging out making the call, then I discovered why it was hanging around. So excited to see the nest and the cuckoo sitting on it!

  6. I live in Va. How far away can you generally hear this bird? Does he hoot in the winter and fall time?

  7. The first time I heard a “rain crow” was near Waxahatchie, Texas about 1978. The elderly man whose house I was roofing, called it a rain crow, and claimed it would soon rain because it was calling. I have always been fascinated with them and have never been able to see one. It’s possible to confuse them with mockingbirds from a distance, I would think. They seem to stay well hidden in dense shrubbery, such as the thick elderberry bushes in my backyard here in Red River County, Texas. I hear them most in the hottest, driest weather. The rain prediction story is just a wishful legend.

  8. Steve I got here doing some research in this bird, I was lucky to take 6 shots at one last August 30, right at 7:20 AM, in Ozark, Arkansas about six miles from Arkansas River. It’s this bird really that rare that so many people never seen one? I been doing Bird photography for less than a year and already have one so I guess I can say that is a bless.