Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Busy Easter period sees flurry of woodcock activity

Our woodcock were very active over the Easter period with many of them on the move across Europe.

Location updates
Amy - in western Russia after leaving Ireland and stopping over in Holland, Poland and Belarus.
BFC - has made it to Russia after leaving Wales and stopping in Lithuania and Latvia.
Jack - following stops in Denmark and Estonia, Jack has arrived in Russia after leaving Scotland.
James - left Wiltshire and has travelled north east through Poland and Latvia to reach Russia.
Knepp - currently in Finland after leaving Sussex and arriving via Germany and Estonia.
Lanyon - has flown into Russia from Cornwall after stopping off in Belarus.
Olwen - currently in north west Russia after stopping in Denmark and Latvia.
Rebecca - flew south east from Wales to Slovakia and then north east into Russia.
Remy - left Scotland for Denmark and now currently in Latvia.
Rocky - has flown from Cornwall to Russia via Germany and Poland.
Smithy - left Bristol for Poland before flying north east to Russia via Belarus.
St Brendan - flew east from Ireland to Poland and has since moved north east to Latvia.
Wensum - having never returned to the UK, Wensum has revisited Finland from Germany.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

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New location updates for 13 woodcock

With our birds now on the move across Europe we've received a large number of new location updates over the weekend.

Amy - has moved east from Ireland through Germany and Poland and is now in Belarus.
BFC - travelled north-easterly from Wales to Lithuania and is currently in Latvia.
Jack - on the move east from Islay and now in Northumberland.
Knepp - has travelled nearly 2,500km to Finland, passing through Germany, Lithuania and Estonia.
Lanyon - currently in Belarus having left Cornwall at the end of February.
Monkey III - flew north from Hampshire to Yorkshire and has since flown east to northern Poland.
Olwen - currently in Latvia having stopped over in Denmark.
Rebecca - initially travelled south-easterly to Slovakia and then north-easterly to Russia.
Remy - now in Latvia after leaving Scotland and stopping over in Sweden and Lithuania.
Rocky - newly tagged bird now in Poland after leaving Cornwall and stopping in Germany.
Smithy - tagged this March in Somerset, Smithy has made it to central Poland.
St. Brendan - left Ireland at the end of March and is now in Latvia after stopping in Poland.
Wensum - having never made it back to the UK, Wensum has left Germany and returned to Finland.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

11 exciting new location updates

We've received a large number of location updates including some exciting news from our newly tagged woodcock.

Amy - currently in Lithuania after leaving Ireland and stopping in Holland and Poland.

BFC - tagged in Wales this March, BFC is sponsored by the British Falconers Club and is currently in Latvia.

Knepp - another new bird, Knepp is sponsored by Knepp Castle Estate and has already made it to Russia having stopped in Germany and Poland.

Lanyon - currently in Belarus after leaving Cornwall in the middle of March.

Monkey III - newly tagged in Hampshire, Monkey III has headed north and is currently in Lincolnshire, perhaps on the way to Scandinavia.

Olwen - having left Yorkshire Olwen is currently in Latvia after stopping in Denmark.

Rebecca - left Wales in the middle of March and has made it to Russia, stopping in Slovakia en route.

Remy - left Scotland and flew east to Denmark and is currently in Latvia.

Rocky - newly tagged in Cornwall, Rocky flew east to Germany and is currently in Poland.

St. Brendan - having left Ireland in early March, St. Brendan flew to Poland and is now in Latvia.

Wensum - the bird that never returned, Wensum wintered in Germany and is currently in Denmark, possibly heading back to Finland.