Watch the Woodcock!

Tonight the woodcock began displaying while it was still light enough to record video. Typically, woodcock will begin displaying about 15 minutes after sunset.  Tonight's sunset took place at 7:15 and the video began at 7:40.  At this point the woodcock had been active for several minutes.   At least here in New Jersey, woodcock are … Continue reading Watch the Woodcock!

2017 Woodcock Watch Countdown

As I did quite a rubbish job updating during the field season this year, I'll pull from where I did update: Twitter. Without further ado, I present: Top Moments of #Jersey Doodles. 10. Ticks & Tea Just had a tick crawl out of my hair and down my face as I was driving home. Ugh. … Continue reading 2017 Woodcock Watch Countdown

What did we learn from #JerseyDoodles: Pilot Season?

This week, I've left the field to attend #AOSSCO17 (The joint meeting of American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists). Last night I shared the 2016 field season results as the poster session. (When I have the video link I will share that as well.) https://widgets.figshare.com/articles/5271034/embed?show_title=1 To increase participation and interest, I challenged viewers … Continue reading What did we learn from #JerseyDoodles: Pilot Season?