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lon­don www.gavin­gar­diner.com have been fol­low­ing the same pat­tern of ar­rival as they did in 2017. last year ob­ser­va­tions of wood­cock peaked in the first week of novem­ber fol­low­ing the full moon on the 4th. this year there will be a full moon on 24 novem­ber.

While the moon phase and hard frosts in the UK are widely be­lieved to drive wood­cock mi­gra­tion, sci­en­tists have found that wind in scan­di­navia, the Baltic, Fin­land and western Rus­sia with some birds trav­el­ling from siberia.

Doc­tor an­drew Hood­less, the Gwct’s lead­ing wood­cock author­ity, told shoot­ing times: “the word from scan­di­navia is that their im­pres­sion is one of a poor breed­ing sea­son ow­ing to the ex­cep­tion­ally dry sum­mer. In Rus­sia, the early ev­i­dence

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