Friday, 24 February 2012

Woodcock Paradise

A very rewarding visit to Glanwyddan Lane, llandudno gave us spectacular views of Woodcock, not just in the hand but on the ground. Chris Bridge is a fully trained ringer with a C permit and is able to ring birds. We were granted permission to visit the neighbouring fields in the hope of catching Woodcock. We managed to get 3 in all and a Jackdaw by the form of 'Lamping'. Chris ringed the birds, collected the statistics and realised them back into the wild. All in all, we saw about 8 Woodcock, and Chris missed catching 3 by inches. Other birds about were 2 Teal, a Moorhen and a Buzzard.

Woodcock

Woodcock - view of it's wing (notice its beautiful decorative patterning)

Jackdaw
Jackdaw- looked nice and broad, although a little tatty



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