With talk of a thaw at the end of the week I spent some more time observing the Woodcocks today. They are still in the same few yards of ground and still feed by day. I am aware that a thaw will probably mean they feed at night again. It will be interesting to see if they return to the same patch during a later feeze. This tiny piece of habitat has clearly kept at least three Woodcocks alive through an extreme period of winter weather. If they don’t return I will always feel priviledged to have spent so much time studying these elusive woodland waders.