This is an American Woodcock or for the purpose of this video an American Woodcock Shine. This video was filmed near Ithaca, New York. The American woodcock (Scolopax minor), sometimes colloquially referred to as the timberdoodle, is a small chunky shorebird species found primarily in the eastern half of North America. Woodcocks spend most of their time on the ground in brushy, young-forest habitats, where the birds’ brown, black, and gray plumage provides excellent camouflage.
Video by Lang Elliott