Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Crugith arrives in Poland

More news from Crugith this morning - she's made the hop over the border from Belarus to Poland.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Has Lanyon been blown off course?

New data from Lanyon shows she's moved in a northerly direction. Have strong winds blown her off course? News will appear here as soon as we get it.

Latest Woodcock Location Updates

Crugith is on the move again - she's passed Russia and is now on the Belarusian/Polish border:

Wensum has started her migration now. She's crossed the Baltic and is taking a break in Southern Sweden:

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Lanyon taking it easy in western Russia

It would appear Lanyon is currently taking things slowly in western Russia. It's quite typical for woodcock to stop mid-migration and rest for a period of about 10 days or so.

Spotlight on record-breaking woodcock flights in west Wales

They have been widely featured on the BBC programme Springwatch as well as the BBC’s One Show. Now the secret life of the elusive woodcock is being revealed in west Wales by one of the world’s leading authorities on woodcock ecology, Dr Andrew Hoodless on Friday 15th November at the Abercothi Estate in Carmarthen...

Click here to read full article on GWCT website >

Friday, 18 October 2013

Lanyon pushes west beyond Moscow

Lanyon is continuing her journey west and has just passed Moscow. She's currently only a couple of hundred kilometres from the border.

Crugith stops for a break

We've received some new data from Crugith, it appears she's stopped for a break in Saransk, Russia.

New data for Remy

We've received new data from Remy - she's still in Latvia and enjoying the relatively mild weather there.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Crugith & Lanyon making strong headway

Several of the birds are returning regular data right now, but two in particular seem to be making strong headway with their autumn migrations.

Crugith, one of our two Cornish/Siberian birds, has spent the past month travelling the breadth of Russia and is now closing in on the border. The 2,800 km that she has travelled so far sees her just past the halfway mark of her mammoth journey. She appears to be taking a more southerly route than our other Siberian migrants; something she also did on the outward trip. We’re very interested to see if she passes through the Ukraine as she did in the spring; when studying migration the routes and stop-offs are just as interesting and important as the final destination.

Lanyon is also heading back and making good progress. Her journey may only be around half of that travelled by Crugith, but with the exception of the three Siberian birds Lanyon is our easternmost breeder. So far Lanyon has covered around 600 km since she left a month ago. Both birds are now between 600 and 700km from the Russian border.

Who do you think will be the first to leave Russia? If not Lanyon or Crugith, could it be Rebecca or Amy, both of whom bred close to the border?

Outside of Russia, none of our birds are showing signs of significant moving. St Brendan and Wensum have both sent data within the past couple of weeks and neither have moved away from their summer sites yet.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Updates on Crugith and Lanyon

New data shows that Crugith has managed to cover another 750 km since she last sent data and is now near Saransk, Russia. 

Meanwhile Lanyon has flown just short of 400km since 7th October and is now getting close to Moscow.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

New data recorded by Lanyon

New data shows Lanyon on the move in Russia - only 100km from her breeding site so far; but it's a start!

View Lanyon's profile here >

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Crugith shares more location data

Crugith has sent more data from central Russia & she's still near Perm. We're wondering why this is such a popular stop-off?

Click here to view Crugith's journey >