Nowhere near gator territory when I hunt woodcock. I've seen them while snipe hunting. They are no different than snakes and will bask on the coldest of days as long as there's sun high in the sky. They don't feed in the winter but I wouldn't bet a dog's life on it.
2 transmitters have not sent data in a month (both last located GA)
1 still on area in GA
1 in Akron, OH (right in the middle of the city in a tiny groups of trees)
1 in KY
1 in VA
2 in NY
1 in WV
1 in MA
1 in PA
1 in NC
Bobby, thanks again for the updates. Please keep'em coming if you run into the unexpected. Back in the 1980s, I found a dead woodcock lying in the open grass of a Savannah square. There was no indication of wounds; it may have just been its time. The bird was still in good shape. Gil
Not from their page. They have so many lines and colors going it's hard to figure which one came from GA. All of GA birds are either Green or yellow-green, however, there are some other states that are also the same colors.