It has certainly not been an easy year for catching Woodcock. Mid Wales ringers have had good numbers of birds roosting but we have had no big nights of catching, mostly one or two a night despite walking an average 4 km. Redwing and Skylark have been well down too but more Fieldfare.
Totals of birds caught by lamping this winter...
Woodcock - 44 ringed and 3 retraps
Our attention will now be changing to evening roost ringing instead as soon as the White Wagtails start moving north through the Teifi Marsh.