Thursday, 7 February 2013

Jack Snipe!

Stephen again was working hard and found a Jack Snipe yesterday (Wednesday), so this morning I decided to have a look. With half an before work I managed to find a COMMON SNIPE in the first piece of suitable habitat. With Jack Snipe liking not to move if they can help it, I wasn't expecting success but a small clearing in the long grass produced two golden lines that stood out brightly, crouched looking at me was a smart JACK SNIPE (63), I even managed a couple of pics before backing away and leaving the bird in peace. A quick look around for the few minutes I had left provided a few of the usual birds including 100 or so FIELDFARE, NUTHATCH, GREY HERON and around a 100 COMMON GULLS in the stubble field with the sheep.
Jack Snipe

Nuthatch

Great Tit

20 comments:

Phil said...

You lucky, lucky man Alan!! Great pics too.

Mike Attwood said...

Nice one Alan.

Eve Francesca said...

Lucky! and nice photo of the Nuthatch to :)

Jason K said...

Well done on the Jack Snipe Alan...great skulking little birds!

Marianne said...

Brilliant :) What a smart little bird.

Greenie said...

Alan ,
Quit an accomplishment to find the bird in the first place , to get shots like that , brilliant .
Very well done .

Warren Baker said...

Well done Alan,
I have tried to find the Jack Snipe that was here, before it flew up, but I always failed!

Richard Smith said...

Nice find, Alan, congratulations.

Tammy said...

The Jack Snipe is an awesome find, Alan! Well done!

Maria said...

The plumage of the Jack Snipe is awesome!

ShySongbird said...

Very well done Alan and on the photo too. The Nuthatch looked very un-Nuthach like in fluffed up mode ;-)

Kungsfiskaren said...

Wow, lovely capture of the Jack Snipe
Have a nice weekend
/Ingemar

Magia da Inês said...

º° ✿彡
Olá, amigo!
Belas fotografias!
Bom fim de semana.
Beijinhos do Brasil.
✿ °•.¸
¸.•°♡⊱彡

Rachel J said...

Nice! Unusual shot of the nuthatch too.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente trabalho....
Cumprimentos

Jeremy said...

Lucky you to photograph this species, Alan - I've only see once, and it shot up before I could get a good look at it!

elcamperoinquieto.com said...

well done with the jack snipe!
Saludos from Pamplona!

Noushka said...

That is wonderful to find a Jack Snipe and be bl to take the shot!
Well done Alan!

Lasse said...

Lovely Alan !

nic.b van es said...

Wat een heerlijke foto,s laat je hier zien.