March 23, 2007
A couple of year's ago I took my camera out and managed to get a few images of the woodcock as he performed in the meadow. The technique I used to get close was fairly simple. First, I'd do my best to figure out where the calls originated. When the bird flew up to do his aerial song, I would rush over to be near that spot, crouch, and wait for him to return. I found that woodcocks usually have a favourite spot on the ground that is fairly open and will return to that spot when they finish their flight display.