Yesterday August 8th, the first two snipe were sighted back at Jerrabomberra wetlands. This is over a week earlier than any previous year for which there was a record. Is it this wet season we have had in south-eastern Australia?
In far north Queensland, there were three early August records also, two from the Atherton Tablelands and one from Prosperpine. These are on ebird for folk who are curious to see for themselves.
So now is the time to be on the lookout for snipe in your local wetlands!
And don’t forget the national snipe surveys start up again in September, on Saturday 18th. Please get in contact with Birgita before the end of August if you’re interested in being involved.