My Photographs from the North West of England and sometimes further afield.
Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
The Greenshank and Snipe
The waders are moving around at the moment, and I had some great views of two in particular at the weekend. A Greenshank and the Common Snipe. The Snipe is one of my favourite birds. Very peculiar looking with a ridiculously long bill for the birds size, but useful for probing the ground for food.
The Geeenshank has long legs and guess what? They are green. It is a very graceful bird as it walks around the edges of the shore line.