Renowned wildlife artist Owen Williams will also be attending, and will explain how he has become a woodcock enthusiast and got involved in the research by ringing birds in Wales.
Owen says, “I have been catching woodcock for more than 5 years and during this time have caught over 1,000 woodcock. This research is vital to ensure that woodcock have a more sustainable future. My talk will outline this exciting work and will explore some of the ground-breaking data that has been revealed through the Woodcock Ringing Network as well as the satellite tracking project being run by the GWCT. There are indications that weather might have an impact on aspects such as spring departure dates.”