Friday, August 9, 2013

Attack of the Woodcock

At our last Naturalist Gathering we were lucky enough to flush not one but three woodcock from the shrub lands surrounding Aton Forest Headquarters.  Though these bird's entertaining breeding rituals have came and went, they still persist in their preferred scrubby habitat.  These sightings were certainly welcomed by all of the folks who came by that Thursday, though some of us almost got clipped by one particular woodcock that flew right at us.  Everyone walked away without a scrape, but it was close.  Just another exciting wildlife encounter at the forest.

American Woodcock