Puck and I finally found some time to get out and chase some woodcock. The birds have been back in the area for a several weeks now, and finding a few them always marks the start of spring for me — even if it was in the freezing all weekend. Puck is eleven now. We’ve [...]
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Woodcock crack me up. They’re such odd little birds, so determined in their ways, so accommodating to me and my dog, always easy to find, and always a joy to see. They’ll be back in my coverts in a few weeks and Puck and I will be happy to see them. These videos show a [...]
Woodcock fascinate me. Each year, these softball-sized creatures migrate thousands of miles back and forth between their summer & winter grounds. They’re arrival in April marks the beginning of my spring and watching them come through in the fall is one of the high points of my year. Here in the US, we hunt the [...]
I’ve posted this first video before. It’s gives you such a good look at the mating rituals of the American Woodcock that I want to share it again. This second one is new and well worth a look. Enjoy.
I’ve read Guy De La Valdene’s book Making Game last week and I’m going to share a few quotes here of the next few days. If you enjoy them, I suggest reading the entire book. It’s well worth it. “The Seneca Indians believed that the Creator made the woodcock from the leftover parts of every [...]
The woodcock are officially back in Maine. Puck pointed our first one of 2012 yesterday. I thought we would find more of them, but they just weren’t around. It is a little early, though. Puck also pointed a grouse. Overall, it was nice day. Enjoy the pics.