Archipelago Snipe Sitting Wood Carving
Archipelago Snipe Sitting Wood Carving
Archipelago Snipe Sitting Wood Carving

Archipelago Snipe Sitting Wood Carving

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This is a beautiful hand carved SNIPE SITTING (D228) from the talented carvers and sculptors of Archipelago

27 cm Long

British design and innovation is at the very core of Archipelago, renowned for their beautiful wildlife wood carvings.

Each piece is hand carved from sustainable wood, giving an authentic and highly individual character which is instantly recognisable.


These beautifully carved pieces would make wonderful gifts and grace any home.

Bells Cottage Interiors are authorised Archipelago stockists. We carefully source our products to provide high quality and beauty for home and gifts.


Bird Information

The common snipe, still a game bird, is a bird of moor, fens and wet grasslands with a remarkable long sensitive bill, which it uses to dig deep for the worms which are its main food. Because of this its numbers have been greatly effected by drainage schemes and ploughing of traditional grassland, and most breeding pairs are now found on nature reserves and the Ouse Washes.

The snipe is secretive and well camouflaged by its lovely stripes, with a unique zig zag flight when disturbed or escaping guns. An evening feeder like ducks, snipe hide most of the day in thick cover near water, and rise in small groups called 'wisps' to move to ditches and ponds to feed at dusk.

Snipe are famous for their spring display flights of 'drumming', a booming note made by air rushing through their stiff tail feathers in a fast angled descent. They nest in grass lined cups in rushes, long grass or heather, with beautiful reddish barred chicks. Farming incentives are now underway in some areas to help breeding by limiting grazing and rewetting sites. As well as our small resident populations large numbers also arrive from September onwards to overwinter in Britain from as far away at Iceland and Russia.