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By pronature  
I managed to crawl up to within 4 metres of this woodcock this week - got soaked in the process but what a privilege to get so close to such a beautiful and shy bird. It never moved a muscle as I approached inch Just relying on camouflage to avoid detection. But it forgot it was in a wet field not a leafy woodland!!

Tags: Birds Norfolk Camouflage Wader Wildlife and nature Woodcock

Voters: Philip_H, boov, Paintman and 6 more

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Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 3:01PM
Don't be fooled, this bird was on to youSmile I think I can see you in the reflection of the bird's eye.??..

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28 Dec 2012 3:39PM
Well captured.
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 4:13PM
A great capture
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
28 Dec 2012 4:27PM
Superb, to get this close and get a decent shot well done you.
Not had the privelage to picture this bird in over 30 years, but heres hoping.
Rev2 8 302 2 England
28 Dec 2012 6:04PM
Amazing shot of a great bird. There was one at Titchwell 2 winters running showing well from the path to the car park, best views I've had.
28 Dec 2012 9:55PM
Amazing experience, so reliant on camouflage and a quick flight.

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