My brother and I were turkey hunting on Saturday and we flushed a woodcock. The way she flew was really strange. Really slow and looked labored to fly. We then noticed these four chicks huddled on the ground motionless where she flushed from. Thought some of you would enjoy this picture
I scattered a brood one spring where the mother and all the young did a high pitch whistle and held their wings out to the side as they scampered away in various directions. The scurry lasted for about 10 seconds and instantaneously they all stopped and were silent.
I was totally amazed that I could not locate a single bird after they went silent. Incredible tactic.