Saturday, 12 December 2009

Woodcock & Brambling at the Lodge

Over the years we have caught a few Woodcock at Charnwood Lodge and today we found this stunning adult in one of the mist nets. Everyone knows about their incredible eyes. These two upper images show very well how large and high set they are (top) ideally suited to their nocturnal habits and how they protrude to allow wide field near 360 degree vision (middle). We also caught a nice male Brambling (bottom).

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