Polish birder Radak Gwóźdź has been in touch. He and his mate Martin Solowiej were on Corvo, Azores in the 2nd week of October. Classic migration/arrival time for Wilson’s Snipe- and they photographed a snipe sp.- only views from underneath. Both Wilson’s and Common Snipe have been found on the Azores, so which was this one?
I’ve already expressed an opinion to Radak and solicited a response from snipe King Ash Fisher. What do you think?
Lots more on ID of Wilson’s, Common and Faeroe Snipe in the Challenge Series: AUTUMN