27 April 2014

Woodcock





Woodcock or Eurasian woodcock

An unexpected visitor in our garden on Friday morning.
These photos were taken through the window.

I'm linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'.



26 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture of this woodcock, Gunilla.
    Happy Sunday.
    Greetings Irma

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  2. Wow...you spotted one!!! They're so elusive...it's really something to be able to find one and get photos of them!!! Excellent images.

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    1. Thank you Anni! I happened to look out the window at the right time for sure.

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  3. What a great garden bird! Thats a species that would not be on many house lists!

    Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you Stewart! The one and only time I've seen one.

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  4. Nice shots. Some of my best captures have been through the window. I guess they feel safer. Happy Sunday!

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  5. So neat, actually in your garden!

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  6. Good pictures that show the beauty of this bird!

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  7. en Morkulla tydligen. Vilken lycka. Den har jag bara sett flygande på håll. Men andras kunskap sa morkulla. Häftigt. :)

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    1. Tack Monica! Jo, det är en morkulla och jag hade verkligen inte väntat mig att hitta den på vår bakgård.

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  8. What a strange bird ! I have never seen one like this !

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  9. Good morning Gunilla! I'm visiting you also from Saturday Critters. Great shots of the woodcock ... even through a window. I actually saw one of these for the first time just a couple of weeks ago here in my town (I live near Lake Ontario in Canada). He was so plump, but very similar to yours. Ours are called "American Woodcock" (so imaginative!). Nice shot of the butterfly in your previous post too. Have a wonderful week :) Wendy x

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  10. What a pretty little visitor to grace your garden. Wonderful pics!!

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    1. Thank you Gail! It was a very special visitor.

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  11. Wow! great shots Gunilla. You are so lucky to see a Woodcock.
    They are so secretive here and if you disturb one form the woodland floor its gone in a millisecond.

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    1. Thank you Roy! I was very surprised to see it and I tried to take as many photos as I could before it was gone.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I will return your visit (if I haven't visited you already), but please be patient. I might not be able to do so until the weekend. Take care!