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Observed: 21st December 2010 By: Paul Armstrong
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Woodcock in coastal habitat. Zoom into centre of photograph - the bird is above the shallow 'v' in the vegetation. Nice to see one that is surviving the wintry conditions.

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A remarkable ability to blend into the backround I cannot find it!

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Look in the snow...

...directly above the shallow 'v' atop the dark area. It is, as stated, virtually in the middle of the photo, and is very small. Took me ages to find it, as I was expecting it to be in the vegetation!


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Thanks for looking

Hi Alan and Ophrys

Thanks for looking for the Woodcock - I was much closer to some yesterday as two have taken up residence in a friend's garden over the past week. They were probing the snow-free ground beneath dense conifers and it was good to see that the ground was soft enough for them to pull out plenty of worms. They were both highly active throughout the day, which indicates how hungry they must have been.