Sunday, March 04, 2018

Jumble Hole

2 woodcock and oddly two snipe have all been flushed separately over the last few days here, largely due to the bad weather. The first was a snipe sat in the middle of the snow covered lane as I drove up. I had to stop the car, and it eventually flew off. Another snipe was flushed from a leafy stream at the side of the road two days later.
The dogs flushed a woodcock off the Pennine Way the following day (showing how significantly larger they are), and one flew across the garden last night.

The same thing happened in 2009 during a particularly cold spell, when a woodcock was sat in the hen run!

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