Saturday, 14 July 2012

Common Snipe continued

After the superb encounter with the Little Owl on the saturday, I headed
back up to my Snipe site on the sunday morning to try and capture some
more images of this stunning bird. I spent a good hour watching his
movements, that way I could get into position at just the right time, allowing
for some very close encounters with what can be a very shy bird.

All the shots are Full Frame give or take a couple of pixels for straightening
and I have to say I'm very pleased with them, after waiting such a long time
for my first shots of this species, now that I have spent time learning this birds
habits I don't think Snipe shots are going to be a problem in the future. I think
it just goes to show that a little bit of fieldcraft goes a long way towards
capturing the shots you are after.

Until next time, thanks for dropping by



  1. All great images , but you have loo love that open beak shot

  2. Funny how their beak curls isn't it Andy. Godwits do the same.

  3. Cheers guys, pleased you like them :)

    You're so right Graham, I was amazed to see just how flexible the Snipe's beak is.

  4. Hey Andy
    I am trying to send you a message about buying the snipe pic with the open bill for a nature reserve brochure. How can I contact you directly?
    Best regards