Monday, 8 February 2016

Woodcock O'Clock

As the gentle folk of the UK battened down their hatches and settled into their favourite slouching positions in last nights' storm, two intrepid ecologists braved the wind and rain in search of Muckle Snippecks, gobbling worms on the common grounds of Pen coed. Although Woodcocks (as we prefer to call them), are often described as 'one of the best examples of camouflage in the world of nature', all the stripes and brown feathers in the world are no match for a big bright torch and a massive landing net.  We have tallied only 9 this season but we have a string of metal rings to use before these marvellous creatures disappear northwards.

That is the look of joy