It's not exactly news, since they've been around the state for a while now. But since it's a reasonably warm evening, and my knees don't hurt too much, I decided to walk the quarter mile out to my "back forty," which is really about six acres of successional field, to see if I could experience the annual spectacle of woodcocks. It has not disappointed, since for the last fifteen minutes I have been enjoying at least one individual peenting and engaging in his courtship flight.
Always a delight.
Bob Evans Geologist, etc. Hopewell Township, Muskingum County
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