Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Local Snipe

Painted Snipe
Rostratula benghalensis
Ratchaburi 26.10.11

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!

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