(above) Female Woodcock lying still in high brushy wet area.
Took my dog Petey out for a walk today hoping to explore some Civil War Trails from First Battle of Bull Run. Couldnt get access to the trail so went to a county park instead. Was waliking Petey along a Cedar tree lined edge of a trail when stumbled upon this wood cock. Couldnt beleive my luck was able to get real close to take a few shots.
In addition to sighting I heard upland chorus frogs and spring peepers in surrounding wet areas. Spring is ariving!!