There is magic
experiencing the sky dance of the male woodcock during his courtship.
A series of spiraling
flights and ground strutting mixed with musical loud buzzy bzeeps! Sky
dancing as he plummets back to earth, twittering as he descends, inviting
you to wonder about this unique spring ritual and the rotund little shore
bird that rarely sees the shore! We invite you to experience the magical
dance in the open fields surrounding our property in the Kettle Moraine
Banding the woodcock
chicks is required to aid in research of the rapidly declining population.
English Setter’s are frequently preferred for locating the nesting chicks.
The English Setter’s careful footsie ghost-like motions set the woodcock,
enabling the banders to net, record and band the chicks.