Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura

An extremely rare visitor to Europe which has so far not been recorded in the UK, though it must only be a matter of time before one is identified. If separation from Common Snipe is a challenge, separation from Swinhoe's Snipe is even harder (Swinhoe's could conceivably occur as a vagrant too).

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Pin-tailed Snipe, Hilf Water Treatment Works (Masirah, Oman), 6th November 2017

 

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Pin-tailed Snipe, Muscat Wave area (Muscat, Oman), 18th November 2017