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Snipe

I always enjoy the annual Lancashire bird report from the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society. The number and range of birds recorded in my local area never ceases to amaze me and encourages me to look even more closely at the wildlife around.

Sightings are usually recorded as 'Rossendale' but every now ant then a more precise location is given. One such occasion was the number of snipe recorded in Edge Cote, about 400 yds from Springhill and well within the wider study area. Now the ground in the vicinity of Edge Cote is well suited to snipe, being rather boggy and reedy, and decent numbers have been seen there in the past.

Last year was particularly good however. I don't know if it was a consequence of lockdown and walks being taken in the local area for much of 2020 but 142 snipe were recorded at Edge Cote last year.

One Hundred and Forty Two.

I haven't seen any up there. Elsewhere yes, but not at Edge Cote.

Might pop up at the weekend and take another look.