Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Snipe

Gallinago gallinago, Snipe, Enkeltbekkasin. 25cm.

A quite common summer visitor which is seen in higher marshes. Snipe may be seen rising and diving around their territory in a display, but when flushed they zigzag away rapidly.

They nest in tussocks of grass in a well lined depression and lay 3-4 eggs. They eat insects and worms, if present, which they probe out of the ground with long beaks.

Gregarious outside the breeding season.