Monday, May 13, 2013

Magee Marsh...American Woodcocks

The birder is pointing to a warbler.  I know because UP is where the warblers were last week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

But there are always birds to see. An American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) was on a  nest enclosed by the yellow caution tape in front of the women.   It was  there on Tuesday morning and still there when Tom and I were there on Thursday morning.  It was pointed out to me twice before I remembered to look near the solitary clover plant in the taped off area.
See it?

How about now?  If you click on the photo, you can see its eye.

Earlier in the day my cousin got this photo with her Olympus Digital Camera.  This woodcock was probing with its long especially adapted bill for earthworms in a wooded area.

When I saw my cousin take photos, I decided to try with my Fujifilm JZ300.

There were photographers to our left...

And to our right.

and this is where we found the woodcock.  It is the leaf colored spot behind the green plants a little to the right of center.

1 comment:

  1. We have American Woodcocks here too..they are so interesting to watch with their long beak:)