Woodcocks Hatch and Go

Posted on Monday 1 June 2009

Woodcock Nest after the Hatch

…and then there were none.  On Wednesday 5/27 the female American Woodcock was still on the nest, but forty eight hours later, she and presumably all four Woodcock chicks were gone, leaving only the nest and some eggshells as evidence of their three week residence on Two Dog Mountain.  As predicted, the precocious youngsters, once hatched, were never spotted near the nest.  We wish them well and hope to see them again soon…or maybe next year.

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