Saturday, 17 December 2011

Ghostly Woodcock.....turns to Stock Dove

After a couple of Woodcock trapped and ringed, pulses raised !
A ghostly grey body sitting in the grass turned into a roosting Stock Dove. We had seen 1 at this site before... and watched it fly off as totally unexpected. This time was different !!!

Juvenile Stock Doves moult during their first year, therefore difficult to age.
Owen Williams of the Woodcock Network has been asking if Woodcock numbers are down ? We are not sure.......but we are enjoying the variety of species on the hills this Winter.....
What will we find tonight ....??

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