Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Snipes Pool

Snipes Pool is more often than not 'quiet' whenever I stop to have a look at it when I am in Norfolk. Barring the usual Little Egrets, Mallard and Tufted Duck it has always seemed a little disappointing. This doesn't stop me looking every time, because you just never know.

A few weeks back I did my usual early morning pull in, in hope more than expectation. I was not disappointed on this occasion with a good few waders on it and some interesting birds in the trees around it.

A couple of Green Sandpipers were in amongst the cut reeds.

A nice juvenile Ruff

This Lesser Whitethroat was a nice surprise, just a shame it was so gloomy. Nice to watch through the binoculars at close quarters all the same.

A very obliging Water Rail stayed out in view for a few minutes, which is better than the few seconds you normally get, if you're lucky.

Three Common Sandpipers were also around.


  1. Hello,

    Great variety of birds, The Water Rail is a nice sighting. I would like to see the Ruff and all the Sandpipers. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

  2. Hello. Great sightings.
    Take care.

  3. We have some areas like that...not much to see usually but then! You just might see something out of the ordinary. Love your photos. These birds in the water sure can be camouflaged though!

  4. What a great place to see birds!

  5. They blend in so well with their surroundings. Very nice shots.

  6. Hi Adam, beautiful photos of the common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat, Ruff and Water Rail. I never saw a water rail. Have a nice weekend. Greetings Caroline


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