Snipe on the Edge of the Rhombus Field
I’ve noticed increasing numbers of snipe all over Wilden Marsh recently, and I snapped this one earlier today along the border fence between the Rhombus Field and the Tenant Farmers Field. For the last two years, with the help of the marsh cattle, I have tried to create ground condition favourable to snipe in the Rhombus and Tenant Farmer’s Fields.
The snipe is any of about 25 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterised by a very long, slender bill and crypsis, or camouflage, plumage.