Sunday, 6 March 2011

More woodcock

toay I walked down the valley and flushed 4 yes 4 woodcocks along the stream realy good views.also a Roe Deer faced up to my youngest son it actually crossed the field and was within 50 feet of him at one point,with antles at the ready,he charged it and it ran off for cover.Great spots,Stock Doves and loads of rabbits.

5 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Doing well for Woodcock this year Andy - always a great bird.

AndyC said...

I reckon there are up to 6 in the valley..

Brian Sumner said...

Better come birding with you I think, I struggle with Woodcock!

AndyC said...

Both the areas I have found woodcock are boggy with very little human activity.

AndyC said...

I also reckon that woodcock are one of our most common winter visitors/breeders,I have seen them displaying at Withens Clough,Hinchcliffe arms,Knott wood,castle Carr,hardcatle craggs ,and wintering at Northowram , EGP and Shibden.