Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Post Mortem Identification

Drizzling. Misty. Grey.
Across from the Green Wood
at the foot of the chain link security fence surrounding the electrical substation,
I found this bird.
Its skull appears to be crushed. There is a visible dent in the flesh surrounding the eye socket. I suspect his death was accidental.
Can you please identify this creature?

I have never seen his kind before in our neighborhood.


Queens Crapper said...

That is/was an American Woodcock

Rob Jett said...

It's an American Woodcock and they are early migrants. Poor thing didn't make it to his/her breeding grounds. Very unsettling. You can find more info about woodcocks on my blog:

IMBY said...

Thanks for your help.