Monday, April 4, 2011

Another Woodcock - Bruce Pit

April 3, 2011 - 8:30 pm

Inspired by Tony's outing, we decided to hike over to Bruce Pit after supper, where we have heard American Woodcock in previous years, although we had never been able to track one down.

Shortly before 8 pm, we stopped at a somewhat open area at the north-east corner of the pit, and I played the tape.

Very shortly, Barbara and Grant heard some peenting, while I strained to hear, and eventually did. Suddenly, the bird was overhead, clearly visible in the evening sky, as it circled aound going higher and higher.

Twice we saw it go to the ground and start peenting again, and twice we could not locate it. But on the third try, Grant got the light on it and I was able to get some photos.

1 comment:

  1. Hi friends,

    Nice photo! The woodcocks are a group of seven or eight very similar living species of wading birds in the genus Scolopax. All woodcocks are popular game-birds. Thank you...

    Wildlife Photographer