Sunday, 1 November 2015

The midnight turkeys!

Ok, so this is not one of Mathews Midnight Turkeys (a great kids book if you haven't got it!) but this is more than likely who has been feasting in the middle of the night - see previous blog Who has been a-visitin under the cover of darkness - and you'll agree, he is a real beauty! 

Meet Jack aka a jack snipe, the winter visitor and smaller cousin to our resident common snipe. Not only are jack snipe shorter in the bill department and also generally smaller and stockier, also check out their hypnotic bobbing feeding motion HERE and HERE - this is something I really want to see! This pic was taken today a 1st year bird as ID'd from Javier's amazing ID site.