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.

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Snipe on the edge of the Rhombus Field

8 Comments on “Snipe on the Edge of the Rhombus Field

  1. A couple of years ago during a snowstorm a Woodcock fallout occured in Central Park. The raptors had a smorgasbord. The poor things stood out on the white.

    • The snow is the reason I’m seeing so many snipe at the moment. I guess the poor little things are hungry at the moment, too. Fortunately, the outside temperature is increasing.

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