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Thursday, March 8th - Return of the TwilightTimberdoodle TrekDestination:  Rocky ForkLakes CADeparture Point:  Rocky Fork Lakes CA parkinglot at 5:30 p.m. finished by 7:00 p.m.Leader:  LoriTurner              Contact Info:  [log in to unmask]  
The goal for this eveningfield trip is to hear and see (hopefully!) the twilight mating ritual of theAmerican Woodcock (AKA Timberdoodle).  Please bring a flashlight. Here’s a description of theTimberdoodle’s mating behavior from http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Woodcock/id :“American Woodcock spend mostof their time hidden in fields and on the forest floor, where they probe forearthworms. On spring nights, males perform very conspicuous displays, giving abuzzy peent call, and then launching into the air. Their erratic display flightincludes a distinctive, twittering flight sound and ends with a steep dive backto the ground.” For tips on ‘woodcocking’check out ‘Looking for Mr. Woodcock’ on YouTube:  http://goo.gl/ExNoj1

 Eric Wood Columbia MO [log in to unmask]

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