Wednesday, 22 February 2012
A speculative visit to Glanwydden Lane after dark to look for Woodcock proved a success. Chis Bridge http://www.traineebirdringing.blogspot.com and I walked the length of the fields during darkness thanks to permission from Mostyn Estates and the local farmers. Eight Woodcock were seen, including superb views of five of them in one field. Chris managed to expertley catch his first ever Woodcock, whose statistics were recorded and then ringed before being released back to its favoured field. Other birds seen or heard during the evening included at least four calling Tawny Owls, a Skylark, Moorhen, Jackdaw and a flock of Wigeon. Mammals were represented by a fox and a strange calling cat sp. that put the wind up us!
Thanks to Chris for the accompanying pictures.