Friday, September 07, 2007

American Wookcock

This picture was taken in our front yard on 26 August, 2007. American Woodcock's are classified as a shore bird but spend most of their time in the woods where their camoflage is so perfect they are seldom seen. We've had a pair of them around all summer and they had a successful nesting because I've seen as many as 3 all at the same time. Although they normally spend all their time is the woods, these guys really like our lawn and flower gardens where they can find their favourite food; worms. We're lucky in that we see at least one of them almost every day.

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