Note the rather Woodcock-/Jack Snipe-like profile, with steep forehead and 'short' bill.
Swinhoe's Snipe, Tohmajarvi, Niirala, Finland, 27.6.08 (digiscope).
Mike Weedon has just got back from Finland, where he caught up with this new European bird, the Swinhoe's Snipe. It was particularly distinctive (and brilliant) in flight, when its bubbly drumming and trilling combined with a bouncing flight on bowed V-shaped wings and plunges to earth with a 'basket' of vibrating tail-feathers.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted by Mike Weedon at 10:51 AM