Snipe – faroeensis, gallinago or…

With no birds around to report (a single Willow Warbler clinging on for dear life in a storm-thrashed plantation last night), I’m struggling for copy. So, to fill space and provide hours (well, minutes…) of entertainment, here’s another photo of the non-rufous Snipe from a few days ago.

Snipe montage

Top bird is, I think, a typical faroeensis. The bottom bird is the knotty one – is it just a gallinago? Or could it be a delicata? Sad to say, I didn’t get any photos of the underwing or outer tail feather, so this is probably one to consign to the we’ll-never-know bin. But just for giggles, compare it to this bird