During my morning run on Saturday (October 20th) I must have heard 6-10 American Woodcocks displaying above Boyle Street in Gill, all before 06:30am. I was little surprised to hear this much display activity, actually more remnaniscent of warm morning in late March than mid-October. Perhaps the balmy, foggy conditions stimulated the birds to display?
Again, around dawn, I disturbed two American Woodcocks from a field edge on our neighbors property in Gill this morning (October 22nd). The same property held many Golden-crowned Kinglets in what seemed to be a notable arrival, a couple of Winter Wrens and three 'Eastern' Palm Warblers.