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Woodcock - remains

Observed: 10th December 2010 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birds
Woodcock - remains
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First day without snow for three weeks so walked in Culag Woods. Came across this on the woodland path.
The highly patterned feathers make me wonder if it might be a Woodcock?

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Syrphus's picture

Seems likely, Les. We have

Seems likely, Les. We have had a lot of Woodcock in Highland in the cold weather of the past month (including one in my garden last week).

M.

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lpearce's picture

Thanks Murdo,

I have the The Recorder's Year list and will be looking out for them next year.
While down south last time I had a go at identifing galls in readiness.
One I thought was a Smooth Spangle Gall I put on iSpot but nobody confirmed it so wonder if I am wrong, I would still be interested know what it is ? - see
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/95714?nav=users_observations

Les Pearce
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allrounder's picture

On the east coast, I have

On the east coast, I have flushed freshly arrived migrant woodcock from under my feet and even stuck a few of the feathers in my notebook from that time. I recall only seeing half a dozen or so feathers as the birds 'exploded' from the ground and flew away to safety. This looks as though it has fallen foul to a predator. Maybe a Goshawk, from this part of the world?

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