Our group went to Dodge Road, where the woodcocks started later than when I scouted, but with enough light to be easily seen. After a few skydances, those with muck boots and binoculars took a few steps into the muddy field where I was able to get my spotlight on the bird on the ground.
The owling half of our trip bore no fruits, though some thought they saw a shape flying away from the top of the Dodge Road spruce trees. At Ellis Hollow Preserve, the silence was decorated by creepy rustlings from the surrounding leaves which turned out to be night crawlers. Our final attempt for owls was at Monkey Run South. Suan On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 2:26 PM bob mcguire <bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com> wrote: > The CBC trip led by Suan Young and myself broke into two groups before > heading off to look for woodcocks and owls. I led my group to the corner of > Snyder Hill and Whitted Roads. We got out of the cars at a minute before 8 > pm, just as the woodcock uttered its first “peent” of the night. We were > able to follow its flight several times before attempting to get a closer > look at it on the ground. Unfortunately (for us), the brush had grown up in > the past year, and we just couldn’t manage a sighting. > > Following that we drove over to Hunt Hill Road for a staked-out Barred > Owl. After a little more than ten minutes, the owl did come in and begin to > call. It was the presumed female, based on the lower frequency call. > Shortly after that, the male arrived, and we were treated to a duet that > lasted for several minutes! > > Bob McGuire > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ > > -- > > -- 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/ --