Sunday, 28 November 2010

Woodcock

This Woodcock was discovered in a Letchworth garden this morning trapped in some bushes, it has some small injuries to its wing and was struggling to fly so was picked up and has since been kept inside in a leaf filled cage eating mealworms and generally resting. Although slightly stressed it seems in good health, is at a good weight and is alert and will be released back into the wild tomorrow evening where hopefully it will find a suitable site to winter and continue to live a happy and healthy life.

Due to the nature of my work i was lucky enough to find out about this bird and had the truly amazing opportunity to see it up close and even handle it this evening, a wonderful experience and i do sincerely hope it's release is successful.





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