Aerial Acrobats: Woodcocks and More!
The American woodcock, with its remarkable physical adaptations and its spectacular courtship behavior, is always a treat to observe. With the first hints of spring, these small birds appear on their breeding fields. The resulting courtship display is not to be missed! After a series of nasal peent calls, the male springs into the air and begins to spiral upward, often to nearly 300 feet aboveground. Then, pouring out a liquid song of whistles and chips, he zigzags his way to the ground like a falling… Show more
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