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Friday, 1 March 2013

HEMEL MEGA: WOODCOCK at Great Gaddesden! At reedbed beside Hemel Garden Centre.

Only my 2nd record of WOODCOCK in the Hemel Hempstead Area.

Below is a poor photo of  when the bird was flushed by work going on at the garden centre. It flew away out of sight but shortly returned to the same area. Unfortunately this took me by surprise & so could not adjust the settings on my camera, so I'll have to make do with this quick record shot...

Woodcock at Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, 01/03/13


  1. Nice one, Dan! Great to get any kind of record shot. (Lucy)

  2. Thanks Lucy, had to be quick, & like you say, happy to get any sort of record shot.


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