This Issue: Woodcock vs. Earthworm
Long and flexible, this beak is made for poking, pinching, and pulling.
Barely visible bristles help the worm grip the ground and resist the bird’s pull.
The worm can lose its tail and still survive — and even regrow a new tail.
The American woodcock breaks the earthworm and swallows its head. Will the tail survive? Nope. It will just die. The woodcock wins.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill