Woodcock Wednesday

 Scolopax minorAs I finished photographing the leaves I posted yesterday, I heard a leaf being crunched behind me. I turned and saw this Woodcock (Scolopax minor) wobbling along. Before the bird settled down, I had a fine view of its beautiful cinnamon-tinged belly.
 Scolopax minorThis has been the third weekend in a row I’ve seen Woodcock in Green-Wood. A week ago, there were half a dozen. This past Sunday, this was the only one I saw, or heard. Green-Wood is a good place to avoid the Woodcock hunting season in NYS.

2 Responses to “Woodcock Wednesday”

  1. 1 Linda November 18, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Great photos. I love the Woodcock, such a weirdly interesting evolutionary species. Go Timber Doodles!

  2. 2 elwnyc November 18, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Envy, envy, envy. I’ve never seen a live woodcock, just the unfortunate results of glass collisions.

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