American Woodcock – 3/11/10
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 3/11/10
Observation Time: 5:45 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road across the street from the soccer fields
Common Name: American Woodcock
Scientific Name: Scolopax minor
Comments: The “peents” began at 5:45. The spectacular mating flights began about 6:00 p.m. They will continue every evening at dusk (getting later as the days grow longer) for another month or so. Call me at 781-784-2986 for more particulars on when and where to observe the woodcock mating flight.
Youtube video of woodcock mating flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1fxy0MR2c&t=6s
Youtube video of woodcocks “waltzing”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSh9Shgwc5o
More Information: All About Birds