Sunday, January 5, 2014

#12 Timberdoodles

American woodcock. Photo Wiki media

My Favorite Nature Moments from 2013.

Each year is marked by passages: first vine-ripened tomato, the return of chimney swifts to my chimney, the first blooming Mayapple, the last hummingbird at the feeder.

For me, a sure sign that winter is giving away to spring are the calling of toads and the search for displaying woodcocks, stocky camouflaged upland shorebirds that call "peeeeeent" to find a mate. 

Each year we search at twilight in big boggy fields. Here's a peek at last year's. Click: Woodcocks in March.

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