Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's no snip snapping Snipe

Weary and wary, Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) make their way south away from the Asian winter.

In past few years the birds have reached Ingham early in August.

Bit later this year, but no easier to close in on.

They will, however, on occasion allow the old Camry to sneak up on them.

Just a familiar Japanese background, no doubt! :-)

But haven't had much luck in capturing picture of prey, which sometimes takes considerable effort to slurp up.  
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Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
So, a Holden Rodeo won't do it? No wonder I've been missing out. Haven't got any sightings down here yet.

Tyto Tony said...

Only good for rounding up emus, mate!

Denis Wilson said...

I have never got anywhere near as close as you did, there, Tony.
Well done.
Nice capture - by you and the bird.

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