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VIDEO: Woodcock’s trail

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 04.11.2016 - 12:30

Video record  Ahto Täpsi
Photo Arne Ader
Translation Liis

 

Path of woodcock on Wednesday morning in the snow in Virumaa

 

Woodcock; European woodcock  Metskurvits; folk name also nepp         Scolopax rusticola

 

The snow on Wednesday morning quite likely surprised the bird too; for food it looks for all kinds of creepy-crawlies in the mud with its long beak. There is no panic yet to leave towards south since the soil surface is not yet frozen.

Most woodcocks have already headed towards south but some that spend the winter here can be seen almost every year.