Awake-up Snipe allows walk-up

Posted super Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) images earlier in year, but today's presented greater challenge, being totally open walk-up rather than drive-by.


It's satisfying having a wary bird accept - even if nervily - intrusion into its space.


In this case, bird chose to walk off and get on with feeding, in Tyto yesterday.
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Comments

mick said…
Brilliant photos and walking - or stalking? - close to the bird.
Tyto Tony said…
Thanks Mick: With dry season breaking yesterday the feeding area will now be under water and birds will shift :-(
Denis Wilson said…
Amazing it let you so close, Tony.
Normally they like to skulk, half-hidden in rushes and reeds.
Great images.
Denis

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