Saturday, 14 November 2009

Good news! Pintail Snipe confirmed!!

Today I recieved the confirmation that this October in Egypt, we observed a PINTAIL SNIPE with our birding group (Skua Travels). We first saw the bird on the 5th of October at the Naama Bay pools near Sharm El Sheikh, but we weren't able to correctly identify the snipe species. After some days it was still there, so we had the possibility to take good photos. Only now some snipe's experts confirmed, that the bird was indeed a Pintail Snipe. The species it's a rare vagrant to East Europe and the Middle East and the rarest bird I've ever seen!

Here are some pics taken by me on the 5th of October: