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|A Snipe perches on a fence post
|This is breeding behaviour, they are never seen on posts unless near their nest.
|Species in Image:
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|Snippick and Horsgok
|Latin Group Name
|Latin Family Name
|Common Family Name
|Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits, Curlews & Phalaropes
|Breeding bird in healthy numbers. Common passage migrant and winter visitor. The territorial displays of 'Drumming' by vibrating the outer tail-feathers in flight, is welcomed by islanders and called "da horsgok" and is one of the first signs of spring.