Woodcock and thrushes breeding in open and Snipe a m o n g trees In view of recent notes on Woodcock Scolopax rusticola nesting away from trees (Brit. Birds, 64: 76; 65: 30-31), it may be worth recording that at dusk on 5 th July 1971, when I walked across the bare southern part of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides to cross the ford to Oronsay, I encountered Woodcock roding very commonly all over the

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