The almost true exploits of an intrepid spinster and her stitching...and all of the things that make up her crazy, happy, quiet little life.
Sounds like a new flavor Girl Scout Cookie to me!
"The American woodcock (Scolopax minor), also known as the timberdoodle, is a ground-dwelling bird that lives in young forest and shrublands. Woodcock breed across eastern North America and spend the winter in lowlands from the Mid-Atlantic south to the Gulf Coast states."
WOW! Is that similar to Chicken Little's 'the sky is falling'? hehehehehe. Hugs & Prayers, Cathryn
If you have a chance to go to a park or nature preserve and see a woodcock's mating flight, take it. It's really something. The male goes high in the air, then spirals to earth, using stiff wing feathers to make a tweeting noise that just fills the air - bet that's the "falling" the article refers to. The call is a nasal "peent." You'd think it was a frog. The female mates, then moves on to her mating site; they're all single moms. I was working on bluebird boxes and almost stepped on one, they sit that tight on their nests.
LOL! Thats funny :) I had a futzing day today, too. Feeling like i accomplished something so starting a new project. It's been sitting here forever so I'm glad to get it started. Glad Printempts is back!
I am pretty sure I saw one after eating three big cookies in a row. That's when they appear.
Haha! That is quite a name.