January 24, 2006

Wader of the woods

It's true, I've had a year-tick today, too. One that would have counted for the year-list effort as well, had we both been present.

I was pottering about in the leaf litter during my lunchbreak, as you do, looking for something interesting to photograph. It was obviously very cold last night, and it stayed that way, so all the leaves on the ground wore a coating of ice, even in the middle of the day.

Anyway, I was squinting at a frosty branch when there was a sudden rustle of leaves from behind the tree and then something biggish and brown shot low across the ground and down the hill. It moved fast.

So that's how I've got Woodcock on my year-list and Darren hasn't. Yet. All in good time...

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