ex bird, ceased to be, shuffled off this mortal coil
by walk aboot » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:48 am
by David.Ferguson » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:55 pm
Definitely a woodcock,would have made a nice wee roast with some tatties Caberfeidh.
by Mark Darling » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:58 pm
In response to walk aboot's question..... It's a Woodcock because of it's general shape, size, colour and markings. Woodcock is bulkier than a snipe or Jack Snipe (this bird is bulky). Woodcock has a darker belly with barring as Snipe have whiter belly with no barring (this can be seen in David Ferguson's picture above). Woodcock doesn't have a white trailing edge to the secondary feathers as Snipe & Jack Snipe do. The colour of the legs....Snipe has greenish legs, this bird has pinkish legs....like a woodcock. The under wing pattern is that of a Woodcock. There are more subtle differences between Woodcock and Snipe, but I won't bore you with that.
Hope that helps.
by Paul Webster » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:09 pm
There was a snipe on our front lawn the other day... never seen one in the garden before.
by walk aboot » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:06 am
by Caberfeidh » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:47 am
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by ALANREIDHILLS » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:44 am
The outer wing pattern removes any doubt.
by Alastair S » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:38 pm
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