March 20, 2017

An audible evening.

Anne and I went for a walk this evening to listen for woodcock.

Not only did we hear woodcock we also had, robins,cardinals,wild turkeys,tundra swans, Canadian geese and coyotes joining in the evening song.
A bonus was a great horned owl flying by.

We did see woodcock doing their display flights.

This is an older photo as there was no opportunity to get a shot this evening.

Welcome back Spring.

Scolopax minor
Wouldn’t it be useful to have eyes in the back of your head? American Woodcocks come close—their large eyes are positioned high and near the back of their skull. This arrangement lets them keep watch for danger in the sky while they have their heads down probing in the soil for food.

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