bird behaviour

Woodcock- Christmas Day 2010.

Christmas day was memorable for sightings of a Woodcock in a front garden near our house. Perhaps more unusual was a Lapwing on the verge just outside the same garden. This is the first Lapwing I have seen in the area for weeks. The Woodcock started the day sunning itself by the front garden wall then moved to the lawn to feed. It was feeding very successfully pulling plenty of worms from the snow covered lawn. It did so for the whole of Christmas day meaning the whole family could watch a Woodcock at anytime. Christmas day here was a true white one- there was plenty of snow on the ground, temperatures remained well below freezing after a bitterly cold start and we had some snow showers early in the afternoon.

Woodcock on Christmas morning.
Woodcock feeding.

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