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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Woodcock chicks

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
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 01:45 PM
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She was putting on a crippled act to draw you away from her chicks.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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Cool Pic. Thanks for sharing.

Was the one on it's back alive?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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It seemed to be. We didn't touch them or spend to much time checking them out just took a picture. Not sure why it was on its back.
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Great photos !
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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.


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Neat.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2018, 08:44 PM
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great pic ,thanks for sharing
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