Following a week or more of bright moonlit nights and an additional few nights of seasonal festivities I finally managed to get out again for a couple more lamping sessions. On a very wet and windy Boxing Day evening on the Ceri Ridgeway I had a very welcome double hat-trick with 2 Woodcock, 2 Snipe and 2 Jack Snipe along with 1 Fieldfare, 1 Skylark and a Golden Plover. This takes our annual total of Jack Snipe ringed to an impressive and nicely rounded 30. Then last night, Jane and I caught 12 more Woodcock (plus a re-trap) near Aberystwyth including 9 in one field!
13 Woodcock in the hand last night - worth a few in the bush!