I read in "Bulls Birds of New York State (1998 edition) that woodcock".....among our earliest breeders, with males reported in display as early as the last week in January and, commonly, by the last week of February."(pg. 268) That being said, these reports could possibly be from other (coastal?/southern?) N.Y. State.
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone -------- Original message --------From: k...@empacc.net Date: 2/26/18 7:45 AM (GMT-05:00) To: Ken Haas <waxw...@htva.net> Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>, bounce-122321855-7051...@list.cornell.edu Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock Peenting Wow! The 31 year norm here, just about 2 miles and a bit higher than you, is 3/18 and the earliest was 3/8. Congrats Ken. John --- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY 14818 42.443508000, -76.758202000 On 2018-02-25 23:41, Ken Haas wrote: Yesterday, Dave Nutter was riding with me as we participated in Suan's CBC field trip around the lake. Great trip, by the way many thanks to Suan and others. Dave suggested that I start listening for woodcock by the field next to where I live - just West of Mecklenberg on Rt. 79. So, 6:25PM this evening, I walked down the road to the field and PRESTO! There he was and I could hear him peenting clearly. Thanks Dave. Looks like Spring is trying to poke through Winter's shroud. Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --