This Painted Snipe really made my day or rather my after work hour. It was with some Common Snipe and Wood Sandpipers in a wet, marshy part of the local rice paddy here in Ratchaburi. This female is a very striking looking creature. But these guys were reluctant to come out into the open. The above shot is the best I could do. I must say I am getting very excited about the weekend when I hope weather and light combined with more time will enable me to get some decent shots of these birds, so long as they are still there!