I have seen Woodcock in roadside ditches before, although they tend more
towards brown than gray. Other possibilities: Sandpiper or Snipe?
950 Bert White Road
Huntington, VT 05462
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> Hi, unpracticed birder here, I saw something that I can't find in my
books. It was in
> a small ditch by the side of the road... it had a long straight bill,
though it was not a
> rail, it was largish, but it looked like it had a body similar to a
thrasher or a
> mockingbird, it was a dark grey color,
> with a dark band across the top of the head..
> Paul Caron
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