Woodcock chick transfer confirmed

Archibald THORBURN illustration

Archibald THORBURN illustration

The path ran through the forest, moved along the old, but clear from the rubble forest road.

In the middle of the forest, along the way, glades occasionally came across.

Driving into another glade, they saw a woodcock fluttering out from under the wheel, which flew no more than three meters and sat down.

Immediately stopped the car, deciding that they will now find a woodcock nest.

At the same time they knew that the scientific group "Woodcock" always asks to record such finds and report them.

Carefully got out of the car and carefully began to inspect the soil. Almost immediately noticed a woodcock chick, already large enough, he tried to escape.

Stopped, fearing to crush other chicks, but no one else was found. While looking out for the terrain in the hope of finding a brood, they lost sight of the first chick he saw, who, no doubt, was hiding.

We decided to examine the place where, after takeoff, an adult bird sat down.

They came to the intended place, and no more than a meter away, the hunters saw a flying woodcock, which was held in the paws of a chick, obviously not the one that they saw running among the grass.

Woodcock with a chick in its paws flew no more than five meters and sank into a dense shrub. They didn’t disturb the family, started a karakat and drove on.

This event took place on May 27 around 4 pm on the territory of the Kineshma District of the Ivanovo Region.

Sergey Buslaev
                     July 23, 2019 at 06:03



Photo by the author.

Photo by the author.

Often it is necessary to observe how pheasants in Finland endure the winter, walking around the village and even along the footpath.

Sometimes they fly on the fences and arrange cock rolls.

Pheasant settles in places where there is abundant vegetation and water.

In case of danger, he flees, and only in extreme cases rises to the wing.

At the end of winter pheasants begin to pick up a place for their current.

But, unlike the black grouses, they do not gather in groups, but rather sing separately on their plots and protect their plot from other roosters.

Photo by the author.

Making sounds like an ordinary rooster, flapping their wings and waiting for the females. Some roosters gather around several females. The current lasts about three months.

Pheasant is one of the valuable hunting birds and, with proper protection and food supply, will be a good gastronomic product on the hunter's table.

Pheasant meat in its taste is reminiscent of chicken.

Alexander Nazarov
                     July 26, 2019 at 1:51 pm