Nice surprise. It soon moved on long before I could sort my camera out. It seemed to land at the far side of the derelict cottage garden? I managed to manoeuvre myself along the path (camera in hand). I'd gone about 20 yds when a SEO lifted out of the scrub and dis-appeared round the back of the cottage!!
Not bad for a short dog walk.
To finish things off, as I reached the car again another Woodcock came IOTS and landed in the garden! Visible migration.
No pics but a marvelous experience...