Photo by Face from Slate Run Metro Park in Ohio.
Oh it's such a bummer for our woodcock tonight. We're getting that snowstorm that pig-piled on top of the Midwest (though not nearly the accumulation) and I'm worried about our woodcock. Imagine if you had to make your living by probing for earthworms in the wet soil of a meadow or woodland. Then add an inch or two of snow on top of that. Bumola.
The view tonight out our downstairs windows, toward where the turkeys will be feeding tomorrow morning.
Sad night for woodcock. Good night for earthworms.
Our recently returned turkey flock is feeling its oats and eating lots of cracked corn. A couple of years ago, we actually got video footage of a gobbler treading upon, then mounting a hen. Gotta love that farmyard porn--we made millions on the Web from that video, "Gobblers Gone Wild!"
Let the wild corn-fed rumpus begin!