I've heard this phenomenon referred to as Autumnal Recrudescence, and it is
caused by the day length this time of year being similar to the day length
in spring when Woodcocks are *supposed to* be peenting. This affects other
taxon besides birds... anyone else ever hear Spring Peepers making noise in
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 6:39 AM, Mary and Ken Spencer <
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> Jeannie, I heard this two evenings ago behind my home in Duxbury, but
> decided I had to be wrong. Now, I am even more sure that I wasn't
> mistaken. But then I have a primrose (May bloomer) in bloom now also....
> Mary Spencer
> On Nov 10, 2011, at 6:10 AM, Jeannie Elias wrote:
> > Hard to believe it, but I just heard WOODCOCKS PEENTING here in Fayston!
> I thought they only did that in the Spring. Any thoughts? Last night at
> around 8:30 I had heard the twittering flight noises of WOODCOCKS and was
> surprised, but this morning's PEENTING really has me scratching my head.
> > Jeannie Elias
> > Two Dog Mountain
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