Woodcock Season

Scolopax minorAmerican Woodcocks (Scolopax minor) are back in town! This one in Green-Wood was pointed out to us by a fellow birder on Saturday; also, a correspondent had one in her back yard in Park Slope the other day.

If you were following this blog last year at this time, there were some up-close moments with these plump timberdoodles.

As low-flying creatures, Woodcock seem to hit things on their journey through the urban labyrinth. The Wild Bird Fund bird rescue operation on the Upper West Side gets a fair amount of these guys this time of year.

Here’s some general information on window-collisions you may find helpful.

Note: I’ll be alternating local and temperate rain forest goodness in the coming days, since I still have a number of Oregon photos to share.

3 Responses to “Woodcock Season”

  1. 1 Peggy Herron October 31, 2016 at 9:52 am

    A brown bat was brought in to WBF last Saturday . I had never seen one . Rita said he had gotten cold when the weather turned chilly suddenly .
    It was warm again on Sunday so I’m asuming he was released and on his way .

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