Previous winters at Abbotsbury have produced good numbers of Woodcock. This has always been due to the cold weather pushing them to the coast. The recent cold weather has come good and an evening wander around with the lamp produced the goods. Saw eight birds which is good considering I’ve only got three fields to search in. Three of the birds were together which makes them impossible to catch. They tend to spook each other so if one flies they all fly. So out of the other five I could attempt to catch I got three plus a Lapwing. Will try again in a few days time, perhaps there’ll be even more Woodcock about!
Haven’t got any pictures to go with this post. A) I forgot to take a camera and B) I’ve got far too many pictures of Woodcock all looking exactly the same. Perhaps next time I’m out I could take along some little hats for the Woodcock to wear. This should get me some interesting and different pictures.