A Snipe Fell Out of the Sky Today

Walking through the Rhombus Field today a snipe fell out of the sky and plummeted in to the ground right in front of me, its long beak embedded in the snow. I warmed the wader inside my jacket until it began to struggle, opened my jacket and it zoomed away across the River Stour.

I’ve had encounters with snipe two days in a row.

Rhombus Field Snipe

A snipe fell from the sky and plummeted into the snow.

15 Comments on “A Snipe Fell Out of the Sky Today

  1. Well rescued, poor thing was lucky to fall beside you 🙂

    • It must have seen me coming. The Siberian weather might have caused a very cold layer of air to float down the Stour Valley. I had a good look around for aerial predators, but didn’t see any.

  2. Good to hear you were able to rescue and revive it. I daresay that Siberian cold front might have upset a few of the early Spring flora and fauna in the area.

  3. What an interesting experience – glad you were able to help it on its way!

    • Yes, I doubt the snipe’s condition would have improved much by lying in the snow, but I suppose the outcome would depend on what brought it to the ground in the first place.

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