You can count all 16 tail feathers on this cracking shot taking by Chris Brogdale if you blow it up, comfirming that this is the 7th WILSON'S SNIPE for Scilly!
It was a question of getting that right photo showing the right number of tail feathers and also the barring on the white outer-tail feathers. As I said in yesterdays blog, everyone in the hide who had the experience and saw the detailed photo taken by Richard Stonier of the snipe that everyones talking about, could not understand why it was not a Wilson's snipe!? Full credit must go to Kevin Rylands and Ivan Lakin, who discovered the bird over two weeks ago at Lower Moors. Including the barring on the white outer-tail feathers, they got everything on the snipe. However, without a camera, there was really no chance of counting the right number of tail feathers, when the tail was spread. The next best thing they did, was to let other birders know about the bird at the time.
These 3 superb shots were taken by Richard Stonier Visit his website http://www.birdsonline.co.uk/
BLACK KITE over the airfield
Snow Bunting taken by Robin Mawer today at the Woolpack, Garrison
Knopfler is just about to start a UK tour with Dylan. Here's a song about Bush. You know, the one that likes to start wars! Warning! Swearing in this song.