Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Common Snipe.

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) photographed at Barnes WWT in January. 

For more images and information on this species please check out the post entitled 'Cryptic Plumage' for World Bird Wednesday on my main blog.  [F10; 1/125; ISO 800 @ 300mm and cropped] FAB.


  1. Fantastic image! Perfection!

  2. Funny how words sound...such as common is used in many bird names and yet to me, the beautiful Common Snipe, should be something more than Common, for it is such a stunner. Wonder who came up with some of the bird names... butterfly names are also puzzleing to me...Lovely image Frank~

  3. Hi there - snipe are a great bird - even if the views of them are not always as good as this!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog - if truth be told it was another type of "bird" that brought me down here!

    Stewart M

  4. Hi Tammy. Sure is ... just for finding those special morsels!

    Thanks Julie G.

    Hi Mary. Probably called 'Common' because its closest relative over here the Jack Snipe certainly is not common.

    Thanks Stewart. Well she was obviously worth the effort.

  5. Cracking shot Frank. Lovely close up.

  6. Thanks Keith. I know how busy you are so appreciate the visit.

  7. Pranavam. Thanks for you visit and comment.

  8. You can see he is looking at you....so qute and a wonderful bird........actually he has got a very sophisticated look....GORGEOUSLY PHOTOGRAPHED, Frank!!!!!

    Have a nice evening!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira


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