Telling the Seasons by a Woodcock Clock Everyone has a favorite harbinger of spring. Commentator Julie Zickefoose nominates a pudgy, brown bird with big brown eyes and an over-sized bill.
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Telling the Seasons by a Woodcock Clock

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Telling the Seasons by a Woodcock Clock

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A rendition of a woodcock by Julie Zickefoose. hide caption

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A rendition of a woodcock by Julie Zickefoose.

Everyone has a favorite harbinger of spring. I nominate a pudgy brown bird with big brown eyes and an over-sized bill.

Commentator Julie Zickefoose prefers to enjoy spring evenings in the meadow behind her house near Whipple, Ohio.