A Woodcock is sitting on her nest. Can you spot her?
This Woodcock sat on her nest and didn't blink an eye while I approached to within a few feet of her to take these pictures.
In fact, I was almost stepping on the Woodcock before she suddenly exploded from the leaves and flew away for awhile.
I took a video of a Woodcock while it was walking along on the forest floor probing the ground for things to eat. Toward the end of the video, notice the odd way the Woodcock is bobbing up and down... this rhythmic bobbing is what I call the "Woodcock dance".
As you can see from the video, the Woodcock is a stocky, short bird with a long bill. I'm impressed with the Woodcock's ability to locate its food by poking its bill into the ground.
Personally, I think her white eye-liner blows her cover.