Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

The Sky Dance

The mating flight of the male woodcock is known as the sky dance. Throughout Indiana County in fields and meadows the male woodcock is performing his acrobatic flight to impress the nearby females. The dance begins about an hour before sunset and again about an hour before sunrise. Listen for a loud peenting sound of the male and then the distinctive fluttering of the wings as they ascend and descend at their calling grounds.

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