Tuesday, 7 May 2013
This morning I headed up to the Common Snipe site to see if they had
returned, and after the recent disturbance I wasn't too hopeful. An early
start was again the order of the day ( 02.30, these are getting harder and as
the year progresses they are going to get even earlier ). I arrived for sun up and
it was a perfect morning, with perfect light which is always good for photography.
After a quick survey of the site nothing was showing, but then there was the familiar
sound of a male Common Snipe displaying and marking out it's territory. After parking
up the 4X4 I had another quick scan with the binos and found this superb bird sat on
his shouting post; FANTASTIC, the Snipes were back!!!.
The very cold start to Springtime has put everything back by about a month or so, this
may be a blessing because if the Snipe had returned during the repair to the river bank
they may have well abandoned the site altogether.
Anyhoo, I am a happy bunny once again in the knowing that the Snipe have returned and
I'm hoping they have a good year. Also at the site were 2 pair of Common Sandpiper, so
with any luck I will be able to capture some shots of those too.
Same as last year, all the shots are just about Full Frame, give or take a couple of pixels.
Until next time, thanks for dropping by.