I went to the usual spot at the end of Wyatt
Road and heard lots of Woodcocks peenting tonight. Indeed, I have never
heard so many before. The peents were virtually constant. I also saw two birds
fly in about 30 yards from the parking lot.
To enjoy Woodcocks in Blue Springs, take 7 Hiway
south (3-4 miles South of I-70; about 1 mile south of the intersection with
Liggett Road) to Wyatt Road. (The entrance to Wyatt Road is almost directly
opposite a large sign advertising the Colonial Nursery). Go west on Wyatt until
it ends at a parking lot. (About .6 mile). Park there. The peenting starts
about 10-15 minutes after sundown. Since the birds are landing only about
30 yards from the parking lot, they should be easier to find and see on the
ground there than at most other places, certainly better than at Burr Oak
They are on public land.
It is my understanding that some of these birds
are breeders; others are probably migrating through.