Last week on one of the warm days, I went up on our land in the utility vehicle to collect manure for the garden. On the way back, I took the old logging road through the woods. All of a sudden a bird flew up in front of the vehicle. I turned around to see an American Woodcock....
The woodcock will do his mating calls and courtship flights at dusk about now so I want to try walking in our woods by myself to catch this display.
The last time I saw a woodcock was in the late 80s when I was driving down our driveway early in the morning. There was a woodcock right in the middle of the driveway, still for awhile until I got out of the car for a closer look. I had to look it up then but this time I knew exactly what it was.
A Birder's Guide to Everything. See it now!
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