American Woodcock

Scolopax minor

ML237137991


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Marshall Iliff
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eBird Checklist S69407502
Millennium Park
Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.2816, -71.1855 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

amazing experience and my first evidence of nesting here, though Mary McMahon shared a photo of babies from Facebook from last week. Flushed parent that flew off giving distraction display and then, with difficulty, noticed a camouflaged baby right underfoot. Took a few pics and then after scanning for others started to move off. Then four babies emerged and ran off in each of four cardinal directions with wings raised. A predator definitely would have struggled to know which to chase. As they ran off they gave high, descending whistled calls like a baby starling call and the mother came back around behind me, giving low grunts, and seemed to corral one of the young. Amazing that I spotted none of the other three babies! Such a cool experience: thankfully I was way off trail and these birds should be safe from walkers and dogs.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 8
Lens model
iPhone 8 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
f-stop
f/1.8
Focal length
4 mm
Shutter speed
1/684 sec
ISO
20
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,148KB
Dimensions
4032 x 3024

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