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This blog has now moved!
The GWCT Woodcock Watch Blog has now moved and can be viewed here .
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Do satellite tags hinder our woodcock?
One of our kind sponsors recently asked whether the satellite tags we use to track our woodcock ever hinder them in terms of flight, feeding or courtship. Here was our response: With regards to the potential impacts of the tags upon the birds: these are cle...
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Do satellite tags hinder our woodcock?
One of our kind sponsors recently asked whether the satellite tags we use to track our woodcock ever hinder them in terms of flight, feeding or courtship. Here was our response: With regards to the potential impacts of the tags upon the birds: these are cle...
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How do we interpret the data we receive?
The satellite tags we use to track our woodcock provide us with data every three days, with the information presented in tables like the one below: The columns highlighted in red show the information required to build a ‘flight map’ on Google Maps, such as ...
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Latest woodcock locations
Our birds appear to have mostly settled at their breeding grounds now with no major movements recorded recently. New data received from  Garth  on the 10th June however indicates she is still making her way toward the Russian border with Kazakhstan. Latest ...
Latest woodcock locations
Latest woodcock locations
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How do we catch and tag woodcock?
Before fitting woodcock with satellite tracking tags we first need to catch them. This is done by dazzling them with a spot-lamp on fields at night and using mist-nets across woodland rides to catch them leaving or returning to woodland at dusk or dawn. Unf...
How do we catch and tag woodcock?
How do we catch and tag woodcock?
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5 things we’ve learnt from our woodcock satellite research
With satellite technology improving all the time we've been able to conduct our woodcock research over the last three years by attaching small satellite tags to each of our birds. The information provided by the tags has provided some fascinating insights i...
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The tags we use are solar powered - and look where Nellie is!
As you probably know, the satellite tags attached to each of our woodcock are solar powered which is why we sometimes go weeks without hearing from certain birds, depending upon their location. It is therefore quite amusing to note that Nellie is currently ...
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Latest location data for our tagged woodcock
The springtime weather across Europe has enabled us to receive a steady stream of location data from our tagged birds, even if the level of movement has dropped overall. As the map below shows, Garth is still out on her own, currently heading for the Russia...
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Garth, Pinks, Penning, Hugh, Smithy & Olwen leading way through Russia
With 11 of our woodcock now having made it to Russia, Garth continues to steam ahead. She's taken a more easterly route than the others, south of Moscow and has clocked up nearly 6,000km. The map below shows the locations of the other birds currently in Rus...
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