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
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