Nesting to some extent in Britain, this bird may seem displaced in this connexion, yet snipe mostly migrate for breeding, and it is in winter time that their influence for good is exerted by destroying in or by small streams and ditches innumerable worms, molluscs, Crustacea and insects. Snipe are sometimes captured by fen-men and others at night by dragging a draw-net over the swamps and " gripped " fields, the booty including not a few larks and plovers.