Woodcock 2019-2020

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GLS

Classic Southern Gentleman
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.
 

BBond

Senior Member
Out of the 12 Birds that the DNR put satellite transmitters on 6 are already out of GA.
1 - TN, 2 - NC, 1 - KY, 1 - WV and 1 - DE.

Going to be interesting to see what states these birds go back to.
 
Very interesting tracking study. Every fall I constantly check the migration south. Now I can watch and see where our birds head back to. Fascinating
 

BBond

Senior Member
Got an update today

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
 
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GLS

Classic Southern Gentleman
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
 

BBond

Senior Member
Another Woodcock update:

So looking at Google Earth

We have:
1 NY
1 KY
1 VA
1 NH
1 WV
2 MA
1 CT
1 SC
1 MD

2 haven't sent data in a month on area
 
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GLS

Classic Southern Gentleman
Updated map shows that the bird that was in or near the Okefenokee Swamp has flown the coop. Gil
 
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