Scolopax minor

As I've said in the past, it's amazing what dogs can do to elevate your mood.

At approximately this same time last year we had a single flush on the same property. One woodcock-brilliantly silhouetted against the sky. I honestly thought about writing some poetry when it happened again this year, two weeks ago.

That single flush inspired poetry. I have yet to really internalize what the 8 flushes we had yesterday evening is causing.

(excuses to follow): All I had with me was my iPhone, and the vid is sooo bad I hesitate to show it; but if you look closely at the 10 second mark you will see (and hear) the flush of woodcock #8 from R to L.