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Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) | by Chris Sharratt
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Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)

Although Woodcock are resident in the UK all year round, the numbers increase in winter when migrants arrive from Finland and Russia.

 

Taken with new Canon 400mm f5.6 lens.

My usual 100-400 became ill with a bad case of Image Stabilization Influenza, and I thought it was going to have to go to camera hospital for a spell. Of course 1 day after I had ordered the new lens the old one decided to get better again!

 

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Uploaded on January 14, 2010