• An American Woodcock in New York

    5 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    I was especially pleased with this sighting of an American Woodcock for so many reasons. For a start, it was the first bird that had caught the attention of my new binoculars (Busnells 8×42 L series, in case you need to know). There were plenty of House Sparrows in Bryant Park, but they didn't warrant first focus.
    For a second reason, I just don't see enough woodcocks, so I was delighted to find it shading under a small evergreen. In truth, the bird was so close I could have dispensed with the glasses altogether, but there you go.
    After a while, it tip-toed out into the flower bed amongst...
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