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By ladynewbury
I took this Snipe shot at Titchfield Haven a few weeks ago, while out with Dave and Mike Young. It was so well camouflaged, we wouldn't have seen it had it not been for Mike and his binoculars. Thank you Mike.

Did you know?...
Snipes search for invertebrates in the mud with a "sewing-machine" action of their long bills. The sensitivity of the bill is caused by filaments belonging to the fifth pair of nerves, which run almost to the tip and open immediately under the soft cuticle in a series of cells. Through these filaments the bird can sense its food in the mud without seeing it.

Thank you for all the V's & C's on my Longtail Tit upload. Special thanks to those who gave me their precious awards. PM's sent. Pam

Tags: Water Snipe Wildlife and nature Titchfield Haven Hampshire

Voters: SauliusR, PhilT2, KarenFB and 65 more

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PhilT2 Plus
11 548 32 England
25 Mar 2019 8:25PM
A great spot by Mike.... blends in so well. Highly detailed shot Pam well done
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
25 Mar 2019 8:29PM
Great to see him in his environment---Fabulous focus on his eye!
25 Mar 2019 8:36PM
Excellent Pam, you did well to spot this one,
Well spotted Pam.
25 Mar 2019 9:05PM
Lovely capture Pam..Lin
25 Mar 2019 9:15PM
Excellent image
25 Mar 2019 9:17PM
Well spotted Pam. Debs
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2019 9:39PM
A beauty, well spotted and captured.
25 Mar 2019 10:25PM
Nicely captured. Good title too.
Barry NZ
26 Mar 2019 1:22AM
Good camaflarg for this creature well caught Pam.
Nice one Pam - certainly sharpe and I suspect from a significant distance as well - great capture
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
26 Mar 2019 6:35AM
Nicely captured Pam, lovely bird the Snipe.

Joe Smile
26 Mar 2019 8:32AM
Agreed Pam, not the easiest birds to see, a nice shot though.SmileSmile
gill_f Plus
17 122 England
26 Mar 2019 10:38AM
Great to see. Barry and I spotted one last month in Minsmere, but not close enough to get a decent shot. Their camouflage is amazing. Well captured. Gill
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 10:56AM
Did well Pam, a great looking shot.
Peter GrinGrin
Mike_Young 14 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 11:55AM
Nice one Pam, a splendid image, this bird was invisible with naked eye, you've really made the most of this shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
26 Mar 2019 12:07PM
I immediately thought before I saw your title how very camouflaged he was! Very well spotted and captured, Pam 👍
Trev 😀
rhfoto 5 2
26 Mar 2019 3:01PM

Quote:I immediately thought before I saw your title how very camouflaged he was! Very well spotted and captured, Pam 👍
Trev 😀

Just what I thought, too.

Excellent capture, Pam.

26 Mar 2019 3:09PM
Great camouflage superb image PamSmile
26 Mar 2019 8:10PM
Thank you for sharing this image Pam, I have not had the pleasure of capturing one myself.Super!
Mike_Smith Plus
14 781 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 8:15PM
Yes I agree these are very well camoflagued Pam, cracking capture
26 Mar 2019 9:18PM
Well spotted

adriansart 2 29 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2019 8:48PM
Pam you get bird images that I can only dream about and for that and the fact that the image is pin sharp you get an award from me! I have seen the snipe and jack snipe over the crayford marshes in Kent close to my home but have never been able to get close enogh to get anything like this, so very well done!
28 Mar 2019 7:03AM
Excellent birding , Pam!SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
28 Mar 2019 9:00PM
Stunning camouflage & image, Pam.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2019 3:29PM
great shot Pam
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2019 6:14PM
Excellent !!
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
4 Apr 2019 11:22PM
Lovely shot , great find !


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