Thursday, 12 June 2014

Woodcock shot 2845km away

News of one our Woodcock that we ringed late in the season on 2nd April 2013 on Y Frenni sheep pasture in the Preselis. It was shot 396 days later on 3rd May this year in the Vologda region of the Russian Federation. This is the second of our Preseli Woodcock to be shot in the Russian Federation.
Although a shame that these Woodcock were shot it is good that the rings were spotted by the shooter and reported.
Final totals for Woodcock for the group this year were 59 of which 53 were new, 5 retrap and the one recovery above.
As well as going to the BTO, our records go to the Woodcock network  to assist in the long running research project being run by their lead Scientist, Dr Andrew Hoodless. To learn more about the migration of these fascinating birds have a look at Woodcock Watch where you can follow the movement of satellite tagged birds.

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