Date: 3/18/23 6:02 pm From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock at Mr. Kendal
Tonight after dinner in the main building here at Kendal (7:05), I walked to the small hill to the south of "campus" that we call Mt. Kendal to see if I could find the Woodcock that was reported by Nelly Farnum last night.
Finally, after it was almost dark (~7:40), I heard a relatively faint peenting from the southeast side of the hill near the bushes by the houses on Spruce Lane, Cayuga Hts. this is more towards Triphammer Road.
I walked that direction to get closer and was across an overgrown grassy area from where the bird was peenting.
Then peenting stopped &I saw nothing due to bad eyes and darkness, but soon I heard the twittery sounds the Woodcock makes as it descends from high in the sky!
I heard this several times before it seemed to be done about 7:55.
I was very cold by then, so I left to go home to 377.
Nelly Farnum and I will go there tomorrow at 7:30 to see it we can find the bird again!
Nelly 3 years ago convinced the grounds crew here to stop mowing "Mt. Kendal" except for a few grassy trails; it has grown into a nice grassy place with goldenrod, asters, tall grass, teasels, etc.
And now it has a Woodcock! Just down the road from all the malls.
Build it and they will come!