and any happy combinations that may result, plus various maunderings that occasionally pop to mind.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Crestwood Village 2/28--American Woodcock
It seemed a little early to me for woodcocks, but with the May-like weather we've been having this month they have apparently been making themselves known, so tonight I drove over to what I have to keep as an unspecified spot since last year I got into a little trouble for revealing where I'd seen them since it is technically "restricted," but it is only 2 miles and 6 minutes away from the house. I didn't have to wait very long past sunset at 5:48 before I heard the familiar "peenting" call. Then one flew over my head and I was able to track it down and make a recording of it calling, which you can hear here. I heard another one behind me and was surprised my camera was able to take any pictures in the gloaming.
A great bird with which to end the month's birding.