Timberdoodles

Timberdoodles are a local name for the American Woodcock – the only shorebird to invade forests for breeding and *foraging.

I was driving home from a SGL 55 when a woodcock was walking across the road and I happened to get a picture or two. They’re incredibly camouflaged when still in the forest but along a country road they’re easy to spot. They remind me very much of South American antpittas (but that long sandpiper bill).

*Spotted Sandpipers nest in the forest but forage along river edges.

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