Woodcock (Eurasian Woodcock) Scolopax rusticola

Not uncommon as a breeding bird in Norfolk but once they have finished displaying ('roding') they are probably easier to see in winter when numbers are swollen by immigrants. In late autumn migrants are often be seen at the coast flying in off the sea or flushed from coastal vegetation after making landfall.

In winter time Woodcocks can sometimes be seen from the path between the car park and visitor centre at Titchwell, but they can take some finding! A bit of snow helps to make them more visible.

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Woodcock, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 28th February 2004

 

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Woodcock, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 22nd March 2004

 

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Woodcock, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 9th January 2010

 

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Woodcock, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 27th October 2015

 

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Woodcock, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 12th October 2013

 

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Woodcock, Woodcock Corner, Selbrigg (Norfolk, UK), 10th June 2012

 

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Woodcock, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 27th February 2010

 

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Woodcock, Weybourne (Norfolk, UK), 19th January 2013 - top two photos taken with flash, last one without (but partly illuminated by car headlights) - don't think either are quite the right colour balance

 

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Woodcock, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 8th February 2014