The fantastically camouflaged woodcock in the Purecamping woods.
Talk about a beautiful bird! Check out the variety of colours in the plumage!
Now with a Red conservation status in Ireland due a decline in the breeding population, yet you can shoot woodcock in Ireland from November 1st to January 31st.
Makes no sense to us. All our wildlife is pressured, take a little time over the Christmas to consider their lot and enjoy this insight into the day of one particular woodcock in one particular corner of our woods…
Ho, Ho, Ho!!!
The official version: https://birdwatchireland.ie/birds/woodcock/