Woodcock, also lovingly known as timberdoodles, bog-suckers, or mudbats, can consume more than their weight in food daily. They … | Things to Do in Cape May NJ

Woodcock, also lovingly known as timberdoodles, bog-suckers, or mudbats, can consume more than their weight in food daily. They prefer earthworms – probing the soft soil with their long bills for a tasty treat – but will also eat insects, berries and seeds. Camouflaged well against the leaf litter, the American woodcock is hard to spot, but spring is the perfect time to look for them, or better yet, listen for them. Their distinctive peent calls can be heard at dawn or dusk, followed by an awesome aerial display – all designed to attract that perfect mate!

📸 Dave Small at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Source »


TAGS: Things to Do in Cape May NJ, Bed and Breakfast Cape May, Romantic Bed and Breakfast, Cape May B&B, Cape May Hotels, Luxury Hotel Suites, Boutique Bed and Breakfast, Cape May Hotels, Cape May Bed and Breakfast


The Cape May Vibe is run by The Cape Collection. Visit our Cape May Bed & Breakfasts:
The Harrison  |  Pharos  |  Casablanca  |  The Peninsula  |  The Ashley Rose

Post From: "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region"   See Original Source »