Scientific name: Lymnocryptes minimus
Status: Widespread winter visitor, generally scarce but easily overlooked.
Habitat: Wet areas - damp fields, watercress beds, marshes etc..
Description: Smaller than Snipe with shorter legs and bill. Two pairs of buff stripes on mantle. Reluctant to take flight, which id low and lacks Snipe's zig-zag action
Size: 19 cm (7½")