As I took Minnie Mü out this morning it was still completely dark but with a bright waning moon. Still plenty of a Redwing going over, as there had been last night. As I was returning home I heard a ‘croaking’ somewhere above me – a Woodcock, no doubt about it. It was the same call they give when roding. I couldn’t have flushed the bird as I was in the village and it was clearly moving SE with the Redwing.
So, do Woodcock call on migration?
Here’s a roding Woodcock from way back in 2008.