During their games, their bounds, while rivalling each other in beauty, brightness, and velocity, I distinguished the green labre; the banded mullet, marked by a double line of black; the round-tailed goby, of a white colour, with violet spots on the back; the Japanese scombrus, a beautiful mackerel of these seas, with a blue body and silvery head; the brilliant azurors, whose name alone defies description; some banded spares, with variegated fins of blue and yellow; the woodcocks
of the seas, some specimens of which attain a yard in length; Japanese salamanders, spider lampreys, serpents six feet long, with eyes small and lively, and a huge mouth bristling with teeth; with many other species.
John, bringing home winged game, another hares or rabbits, and another hunting on marshy ground and almost nightly catching woodcocks
For them the earliest salmon is caught in our eastern rivers, and the shy woodcock
stains the dry leaves with his blood in his remotest haunts, and the turtle comes from the far Pacific Islands to be gobbled up in soup.
But we are more like to hawk at the Spanish woodcock
than at the French heron, though certes it is rumored that Du Guesclin with all the best lances of France have taken service under the lions and towers of Castile.
Thither, too, the woodcock
led her brood, to probe the mud for worms, flying but a foot above them down the bank, while they ran in a troop beneath; but at last, spying me, she would leave her young and circle round and round me, nearer and nearer till within four or five feet, pretending broken wings and legs, to attract my attention, and get off her young, who would already have taken up their march, with faint, wiry peep, single file through the swamp, as she directed.
Turtle, salmon, tautog, woodcock
, boiled turkey, South-Down mutton, pig, roast-beef, have vanished, or exist only in fragments, with lukewarm potatoes, and gravies crusted over with cold fat.
At last extinguishing the fire, he took the idol up very unceremoniously, and bagged it again in his grego pocket as carelessly as if he were a sportsman bagging a dead woodcock
If I was ever to go to the tropics, I would certainly never say you should clearcut," says Greg Sepik, a wildlife biologist who has studied woodcocks
for about two decades at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.
As an 'arctic' spell of snow and sleet replaced the summer sun, the Woodcocks
took stock of their plans, and assessed their success in creating a new life living off the land.
In Cass Meadow, flooding of the Millers River over the weekend in preparation for next week's River Rat Race shrank the open field, but left enough area for the woodcocks
At this time of year, the last of the migrating woodcocks
are arriving on the East coast from Finland, Russia, Sweden and Norway where, after resting, they move into the region's woodlands.
During the day, Woodcocks
roost in nearby woodland, coming onto these wet pastures after dark to forage for worms.