Undulating. The woodcock's flight pattern now takes the shape of a tornado - small sprials near the ground with wider circles at the top. The American Woodcock Migration Mapping System. Its eyes are set far back on its head, allowing it to watch for danger even with its bill buried in the dirt. So, if you can remember the flight pattern exhibited when the shorebird you photographed took flight, that should be a solid clue as to whether your subject was a snipe or woodcock. Tiercel and woodcock to this quarry, they could be trained to take it, and perhaps might, with the help of a dog, tackle even an English brown hare ; but it seems a pity to use the noble long-winged hawks for a flight at ground trame which is f Mostly red-brown above with black, grey, and white barring and mottling. Some say the woodcock has a stronger flavor. Flight Pattern Key. Dark brown crown with pale brown bars, buff face with thin dark lines in front of eye and on cheek. Woodcock: Medium-sized bird with long bill. Flapping . Courtship flight involves an upward spiraling flight then rapid fluttering descent. I know this sounds like one of those goofy things that I've embellished on, but this bird is truly unusual and needs no help from me.) Head pale grey-brown. An airfield traffic pattern is a standard path followed by aircraft when taking off or landing while maintaining visual contact with the airfield.. At an airport, the pattern (or circuit) is a standard path for coordinating air traffic.It differs from "straight-in approaches" and "direct climb-outs" in that aircraft using a traffic pattern remain close to the airport. They feature copper-plated lead shot and high-quality components for consistent, deadly patterns — those needed to anchor fast-flying grouse and woodcock. The 2.75-inch No. Flight Pattern: If flushed suddenly from the ground the woodcock will rise vertically with noisy twittering wings, then fly off with rapid, zigzagging flight. In the 1960’s we had the Space Race, in the 1990’s we had the computer race, and in the new Millennium we had the cell phone race. Not flapping. Related to the sandpipers, but strikingly different in habits. I say they are quite similar in flavor. American crows, Canada geese, and great blue herons fly in straight lines by continuously flapping their wings up and down using strong, steady wing beats. Pale yellow-brown below with grey-brown barring. With- out a doubt, then, if a little pains were taken to enter peregrines. Direct. (It should be noted that this is an actual description of a woodcock mating flight. A new race is underway, and that is the telemetry race, which Woodcock Limited has now entered by providing our first two telemetry units. 7.5 Federal Upland 28-gauge High-Velocity loads that we packed on our grouse/woodcock hunt produce a muzzle velocity of 1,295 fps, plenty of horsepower for all upland birds. This rotund, short-legged bird hides in forest thickets by day, where it uses its long bill to probe in damp soil for earthworms.