Date: 1/6/18 11:19 am From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Woodcock moving to the coast during winter storms
Typo - 1892 not 1893.
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Nate Dias <offshorebirder...> wrote:
> Exactly Guy. Woodcock move to the coast en masse during certain snow and > ice storms, showing up in very unusual environs. > > This has been documented and published about since Arthur T. Wayne's day > and before. > > Here is one of Wayne's notes on the subject describing thousands of > Woodcock falling out in Mt. Pleasant, SC following a snow/ice/sleet storm > in late December 1893: > > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sora.unm.edu_sites_default_files_journals_auk_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=uK5ljFBmGobFvcU7yAPG5vrXjcPKsYxsbQPpsrDcM_c&s=vkfkJtfXAeTnez34Aj4PxWyKzsNlkdG8qmmHcGqITKQ&e= > v010n02/p0204-p0204.pdf > > sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/auk/v010n02/p0204-p0204.pdf > > > Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC > > On Saturday, January 6, 2018, <badgerboy...> wrote: > >> I thought I read on this list a couple years ago about massive woodcock >> movements to the coast in cold snaps. My recollection is that people had >> reported large numbers of them and they thought the birds were NOT normal >> locally overwintering birds but rather that the sudden cold had pushed much >> higher numbers than normal into the coastal areas. Could have been a faulty >> memory though--anyone else remember this? >> >> Thanks, Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC >> >> >> On 1/4/2018 9:58 PM, Steve Ritt (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote: >> >>> First, a reminder that it's unethical, not to mention even illegal under >>> the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, to capture and/or harass any raptor or any >>> other native bird, regardless of the status of domestic livestock. >>> >>> I also had an American Woodcock as a yard bird tonight in Harbinger, NC. >>> A Baltimore Oriole was just down the street. The Albermarle Sound was way >>> more active than usual today, although nothing was regionally unusual. Most >>> entertaining were Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Dunlin, Killdeer, >>> American Pipit, and Song Sparrows all foraging together on ice balls and a >>> very tiny, sandy beach patch in the backyard. >>> >>> Has anyone else had frozen hummingbird casualties this week? One (RTHU) >>> was hanging upside down on my feeder the morning of New Years Eve that I >>> thought was in torpor, but it fell off two days later and did not wake up. >>> >>> Steve Ritt >>> Harbinger, NC / San Diego, CA >>> (...hoping my next yard bird will be a Nazca Booby tomorrow.) >>> >>> >> >>