Woodcock peeting at Alewife 3-25-15

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Both Wednesday night and Thursday night as I walked home from Alewife to Arlington, I could hear Woodock peenting from the Alewife Greenway area (Acorn Park).  On Wednesday night, I walked in on the path a ways and had at least 5 birds peenting from different locations simultaneously and enjoyed hearing (but not seeing) several display flights, some quite near.  On Thursday morning, I took a walk in there along the edges hoping to spot and photograph one, but only saw one as it flushed about 20 yards ahead of me, relatively close to the small parking lot in there.  Last year, I heard way more birds than that, but I think it is a bit early right now and that there will be more birds there soon.

Jim Guion
Arlington, MA

One thought on “Woodcock peeting at Alewife 3-25-15”

  1. Great time for woodcock observation, especially late at dusk.
    Anyone want to lead one?
    Ellen

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