Outdoors Journal: The sound of woodcocks

  • by: JIM GILBERT
  • Updated: March 22, 2012 - 10:41 PM

The ground is thawing and unlocking the food supply of earthworms and insects for the American woodcock, so they are returning from the southern states and we are hearing their telltale "peenting" calls and observing their display flights. Woodcocks are stocky birds, with long bills, short necks and a deadleaf pattern on their bodies.

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