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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
9 513 29 England
25 Mar 2019 8:25PM
A great spot by Mike.... blends in so well. Highly detailed shot Pam well done

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taggart Plus
15 47 13 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
Excellent image
Well spotted Pam. Debs
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 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
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 13 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
15 121 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
6 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 10:56AM
Did well Pam, a great looking shot.
Peter GrinGrin
Mike_Young Plus
13 21 9 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
11 13 12 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 😀
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
12 590 1 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

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
10 23 17 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2019 3:29PM
great shot Pam
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2019 6:14PM
Excellent !!
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
4 Apr 2019 11:22PM
Lovely shot , great find !


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