- Skovsneppe - Lehtokurppa - Waldschnepfe - Bécasse des bois
- Chocha Perdiz
are a widespread breeder in Øygarden; they are also common
migrants in both spring and autumn. Many attempt to overwinter in the
area and are often seen during periods of hard weather. This species is
incredibly difficult to photograph under normal circumstances.
The bird pictured below had got itself stuck in a wire fence - thus
presenting a rare photographic opportunity.
Øygarden, 10 February 2009
Cold snaps bring Woodcock to the coast (often from much further afield)
and also concentrate them on any unfrozen areas. This bird was found by
following tracks in the snow. I managed to take this photo without
flushing the bird.