|my record shot of the Woodcock|
I hope it's there tomorrow or some time soon. I know now that the technique I've been using has some success rate so I'm sure I'll get another chance. It wasn't just that I missed out on a good opportunity today that annoyed me, I want to reduce disturbance to the birds in this area because if they're over-flushed they might be reluctant to return to the spot, and I'll have to start the process all over again.
Later on I went to Beddington and finally connected with the female Pintail, a local area and Beddington tick. Also Water Rail and Common Snipe there.