The number of breeding cases of the Woodcock Scolopax rusticola on Schiermonnikoog has been increasing over the years up to about twenty five from the year 1979 onwards. The highest numbers however are seen during the migration period. On peak days hundreds, even thousands of Woodcocks stay on the island. Some very interesting observations have been described. First, an observation of courtship ground display. Next, an observation of a nest with four eggs, two normally and two unusually coloured. The two differently coloured eggs did not hatch, though after further research they appeared to be fertile. Finally, a description of three observations of transport through the air of young birds by the adult. In all three cases the young bird was held between the legs of the adult.