Woodcock are one of my favourite of the common migrants and it was great to enjoy regular sightings of birds either coming in-off or inadvertantly flushing them as we worked the area. We probaly saw 30+ Woodcock during the two days.
Above: Tony almost stood on this Woodcock as we worked the Canal Zone saltmarsh. Fortunately it remained in-situ long enough to allow me to creep up alongside Tony and get a record shot with the digital still camera before it crept through the grass and flew off. Superb!
Above: This Woodcock was located in the field just north of 'Big Hedge', looking as though it had recently arrived in-off the sea.