Satellite-tracked woodcock have travelled epic distances of up to 4,000 miles to their breeding grounds as far away as Krasnoyarsk in eastern Russia, as part of a groundbreaking study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Now the 11 birds, which have been followed by birdwatchers around the globe, are making their record-breaking flights back to overwintering sites in the UK.

Visitors to the GWCT?s Woodcock Watch website will be able to view the spectacle in real time to see whether they arrive back at the locations in Cornwall, Scotland, County Durham, Norfolk and Wales where they were originally caught and tagged in February this year.

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