Date: 3/9/18 5:16 am From: Emily Southgate via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] woodcocks near Aldie on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy evening with woodcocks
Ten of us heard and saw numerous woodcocks last night, from about 6:15 to 7:15. They were peenting all over, and we frequently heard the descending chips, and occasionally the ascending wing whir. Only a couple of times did anyone see the whole flight. It was odd to hear so many descending chips with so few whirs, as if they were flying up silently but then chipping as they descended. At least there was no question that there were at least 10-12 in the area and we did see several flying in at about 6:15.