My Living World, Woodcock: In their latest selection from the Living World archive, wildlife enthusiasts Hannah Stitfall and Dom Davies enjoy an encounter with one of our most mysterious birds, the woodcock the UK's only woodland wader.

My Living World, Woodcock: In their latest selection from the Living World archive, wildlife enthusiasts Hannah Stitfall and Dom Davies enjoy an encounter with one of our most mysterious birds, the woodcock the UK’s only woodland wader.

My Living World, Woodcock: In their latest selection from the Living World archive, wildlife enthusiasts Hannah Stitfall and Dom Davies enjoy an encounter with one of our most mysterious birds, the woodcock the UK’s only woodland wader.


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  1. >Wildlife filmmaker Hannah Stitfall and wildlife film researcher Dom Davies enjoy a close encounter with one of our most mysterious birds, the woodcock, when they review another selection from the LIVING WORLD archive. The woodcock is a wader which spends most of its life in woodland where its wonderful mottled plumage makes it very hard to see, especially as they are nocturnal so most active at night. The population swells in winter when over a million more migrate here from Scandinavia and Russia in search of earthworms and insects which they probe from the ground with their long bills. Hannah and Dom also discuss another remarkable feature of these birds which is their strange roding flight call. Producer Sarah Blunt.

  2. If any of you is a photographer, this might be an interesting project for you. **[It is believed](https://books.google.com/books?id=2qDQAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA719&lpg=PA719&dq=woodcock+carry+young+between+feet+disturbed&source=bl&ots=BVw1ROqi4c&sig=ACfU3U3CJdq185vqDbt5WHBUrHYJ4ASxvw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwic2J2k5a7oAhUKA6wKHc4-CcMQ6AEwE3oECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=woodcock%20carry%20young%20between%20feet%20disturbed&f=false)** that woodcock carry young between their feet if disturbed or looking to relocate their nest before they can fly, but there is no photographic evidence of this.

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