Our Woodcock numbers are slowly starting to build while the ringers in mid Wales are already seeing huge numbers. See their blog "What a load of old Scopolax" Also see Owen Williams interesting post Woodcock breeding with information on the 2014 breeding season and proof of high site fidelity.
As well as ringing Woodcock, we have been finding a variety of other species roosting on the fields.
We regularly see Fieldfare and Redwing but this Mistle Thrush was a surprise.
Some of our fields have small numbers of Skylark but this week was the first time we have seen and caught any this winter.