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hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 16-Jan-13 13:59:39

What are these guys, snipe? They're slightly smaller than the blackbird that just sat next to them.


Seeline Wed 16-Jan-13 14:14:41

I think they are snipe. Are they near marshland or fens or similar?

bureni Wed 16-Jan-13 14:16:39

Looks like snipe to me.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 16-Jan-13 14:18:54

Fens. I was just bemoaning the fact that the only things in the garden today were collared doves, blackbirds, robins and sparrows when these two turned up.

bureni Wed 16-Jan-13 14:24:26

Its nice to see something different for a change, spotted a nice pair of cormorants and a single cattle egret along the shore last week which is pretty rare in the U.K

Seeline Wed 16-Jan-13 14:27:27

In that case I would definitely say Snipe! How lovely. Edge of London here and the most exotic I get is the odd Jay (unless you count the paraqueets that are invading us!!)

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 16-Jan-13 15:32:48

It is quite a cool place to live, I back on to an SSSI so our dog walks are usually quite interesting though we often don't get much exciting stuff in the garden itself.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 16-Jan-13 15:54:44

Gosh, you don't often see snipe as clearly as that - you know that's how the term 'sniper' arose, someone who was able to shoot a snipe.

ooh, images in posts -I've not seen that before and only just noticed Image box below the Message box. Cool!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 16-Jan-13 16:03:37

Come to my garden because they're back. Shall I put the kettle on in case I get an invasion of twitchers?

bureni Wed 16-Jan-13 16:33:36

Strangely snipe are one of the most common birds I see, usually in flocks of around 50-100 at any one time.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 16-Jan-13 16:56:57

If I get 100 in the garden there'll be no room for the dog!

PeriPathetic Wed 16-Jan-13 16:58:55

Gorgeous! Def snipe.

MercedesKing Sun 27-Jan-13 14:14:40

Wow~ Sorry I do not know much about the bird, but they are so cute in the snow! Love them! smile

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