Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Dumpy medium sized wader with distinctive long bill and striped head / body. The longer bill and presence of a pale central crown stripe will distinguish this species from the smaller Jack Snipe

Common Snipe on one leg on ice Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9950

Common Snipe on one leg on ice Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9950



Common Snipe in icy stream Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_0013

Common Snipe in icy stream Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_0013



Common Snipe in icy stream Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9965

Common Snipe in icy stream Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9965



Common Snipe in icy stream head immersed Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9962

Common Snipe in icy stream head immersed Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9962



Common Snipe on ice Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9932

Common Snipe on ice Chelmarsh 26 12 10  IMG_9932



Common Snipe in icy stream Chelmarsh 26 12 10 IMG_9984

Common Snipe in icy stream Chelmarsh 26 12 10  IMG_9984



Common Snipe in snow Chelmarsh scrape 28 11 10 portrait IMG_6252

Common Snipe in snow Chelmarsh scrape 28 11 10 portrait  IMG_6252



Common Snipe in water Chelmarsh scrape 28 11 10 IMG_6232

Common Snipe in water Chelmarsh scrape 28 11 10  IMG_6232



Common Snipe x 2 VP 31 10 09 IMG_7186

Common Snipe x 2  VP 31 10 09  IMG_7186



Common Snipe x 3 VP 31 10 09 IMG_7169

Common Snipe x 3  VP 31 10 09 IMG_7169



Common Snipe x 2 VP 31 10 09 IMG_7179

Common Snipe x 2  VP 31 10 09 IMG_7179_filtered



Common Snipe behind post VP 31 10 09 IMG_7213

Common Snipe behind post VP 31 10 09 IMG_7213_filtered



Common Snipe on ice VP 3 12 08 IMG_6980

Common Snipe on ice VP 3 12 08  IMG_6980 1_filtered



Common Snipe x2 on ice VP 3 12 08 IMG_6956

Common Snipe x2 on ice VP 3 12 08 IMG_6956



Common Snipe on ice VP 3 12 08 IMG_6957

Common Snipe on ice VP 3 12 08 IMG_6957



Common Snipe flap VP IMG_6589

Common Snipe flap VP IMG_6589_filtered



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