Woodcock Pipes Up 

American Woodcock

American Woodcocks are BAA-ack, in Iowa. I've been listening every morning, waiting. Today I was rewarded.

If you live near a grassy field with woods adjacent, go outside at dawn. Drink in the light rounding upward from the east. Listen for a buzzy peent, followed by twittering from the sky, like the pipes of heaven. You will find happiness.

On the ground, this is the sound he makes: peent!

In the air, this is the twitter sound he makes. 

Diane Porter, Fairfield, Iowa, March 8, 2022