Halifax Rd. is a Bergen Co. birding top hot spot. I’ve long intended to check it out, but never had the opportunity until tonight. Barb and I were vetting various sites this afternoon and decided to wrap up at Halifax Rd.
A quick look at ebird on a dying phone looked promising. Woodcock had been seen and in good numbers for the area. But with the dropping temperatures we weren’t sure what the activity levels would be like.
We arrived in good time, easily locating the place. Parking in the turnabout at the end of the parking area, we waiting. Song birds sang their final calls goodnight.
Across the river we heard a first “Peent!”. He called a few times but decided the weather wasn’t worth the work! On our side of the water, another male picked up the call and gave us a good litany for nearly half an hour with at least four flights before he too settled down for the night and went silent.