Sunday, 15 April 2012

Snipe shots

These Common Snipe were at Frampton Marsh a couple of weekends ago. At first all I could find were snoozing birds...

Until this one came walking by...

Their type of plumage, often described as ‘cryptic’, provides them with good camouflage when they’re amongst vegetation because it breaks up the bird’s image.  You get an idea of this in the next photo –  where they ‘overlap’ it’s not easy to see where one bird begins and the other ends.

And here’s a little video clip of one using that incredible bill...
video

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