The Woodcock Network has announced that it has now ringed its 500th woodcock. “It has been very exciting to see members of the shooting community working so closely and enthusiastically with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) ringers,” said Owen Williams, director and founding member of The Woodcock Network.

This spring, The Woodcock Network received ringing recoveries from three woodcock all shot in the same area of Russia. The birds had all been ringed in Wales over the past two winters. Mr Williams said: “What is even more rewarding is the knowledge that the biometric data from each of those ringed woodcock is being recovered to help Dr Andrew Hoodless and Adele Powell at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust with their groundbreaking research into woodcock migration.”

The rest of this article appears in 16 December issue of Shooting Times.

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