Thursday, 14 March 2013

A Snipe feeds by the hide

Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
Yesterday the snow had mostly gone and we had blue skies on the coast so I visited Arundel WWT again. There was no sign of Ratty by Mill Road, but the pair of Egyptian Geese were grazing in the meadow. I saw the Kingfisher in flight on the opposite side of the lake from the Sand Martin hide. Mark joined me later and we were fortunate to see a Snipe feeding in front of the Scrape Hide. The Tree Creeper feeder provided some photo opportunities, especially when the Nuthatch arrived.
Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus
Egyptian Geese, Alopochen aegyptiacus
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Bewick's Swan, Cygnus columbianus
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
which is my best side?

Great tit, Parus major
Nuthatch, Sitta europaea

Blackbird, Turdus merula
Great tit, Parus major
female Chaffinch, Fringilla coeleb
She exhibited strange behaviour, opening one wing and flapping it
Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
This Snipe entertained us for 45 minutes

Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Coal Tit, Periparus ater
Jackdaw, Corvus monedula
Latrine of Water Vole, Arvicola amphibius


  1. You must be pleased with that new lens. The top images of Snipe and Redpoll are very nice. Good shooting!
    Best Wishes, Neil

  2. Thanks Neil, yes, I'm enjoying using it.

  3. Was going say the same thing; looks like a great purchase


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