Flying over garden at dusk.
Observed by Erik Schiller (C)
Avistada al ocaso junto a Alessio B.
verbrachte über eine Stunde damit teilweise sehr energisch im Grasboden herumzustochern. Alle paar Minuten offenbar erfolgreich.
The Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) is a medium-small wading bird found in temperate and subarctic Eurasia. It has cryptic camouflage to suit its woodland habitat, with reddish-brown upperparts and buff-coloured underparts. Its eyes are set far back on its head to give it 360-degree vision and it probes in the ground for food with its long, sensitive bill, making it vulnerable to cold weather when the ground remains frozen.