Wednesday, 28 April 2010

WILSON'S SNIPE in Finland - for third consecutive summer!

A WILSON'S SNIPE (Gallinago delicata) has displayed since 22.4.2010 at Laukaa (central Finland, near city of Jyväskylä). The bird was still present last night (being apparently most active at night but also displaying sometimes in broad daylight).

From a twitching perspective it's interesting to note that apparently the same bird has been seen/heard on same site in summer 2008 and 2009 (but not identified as Wilson's S. then). In previous years it has been displaying well into May. An attempt will be made to catch and ring the bird tomorrow (with subsequent days as spare days in case of bad weather etc.).



Sonogram analysis (in Finnish only but pictures may still be understood):

The observation site is at Google Maps:,25.928872&spn=0.004422,0.016512&z=17

Martin Helin, Finland

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