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.)
>>>
>>>
>>
>>

 
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