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I think we will just take your word for that!
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yes I you need to be a better wildlife photographer than me to get a better picture I shoot with a camera now not a gun. I have observed them outside my window at night must be the bad weather. but again this is the view most people will see a very flighty bird.
The dark shape looks right according to my book but, like Syrphus, we'll take your word for it. I've seen them on the television and can only envy your experience!
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I had one in the garden the other day (in 20cm snow), eyeing up the peanuts. Unfortunately it was scared off.
I once saw a Woodcock sitting in the middle of a snow-covered field, classic 'sore thumb' stuff, and I walked to within a yard of it. It was convinced that it was totally invisible. Evolution said 'Sit still, you look just like your background, nothing will see you'. It just forgot 'unless the world around is pure white'.
Thank goodness you weren't a predator!
If you provide a text description of the features that let you conclude it was a Woodcock then people will be able to agree with your identification of it.
While it isn't really possible to agree to your identification based solely on these photos, there is also nothing visible in the photos that isn't consistent with Woodcock.
If you were to add brief details of features that you saw, but which don't show in the photos, we could use the additional details to "confirm" your sighting (not that you don't already know what it is!).
There's no doubt at all about the identity of the bird in the new photo you've added.
Great shot by the way!
thanks it took me a few cold mornings to get but I was determined
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