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Game Birds & Fishes:  Timberdoodles of Moosehorn

“Timberdoodle, Bogsucker, Twister” — the Woodcock and its nicknames are equally unusual.

It flies as slowly as 5 mph, or becomes a blur of speed as it spirals hundreds of feet into the air in a spectacular springtime courtship display. Its life story, from downy young to fall migration, is filmed at Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge in Maine. Moles and Moose also play a part in the story.