Saturday, December 7, 2013

Latham Snipe Party

Summer is a fun time to go snipe chasing. Today I managed to find over 80 Latham Snipe on a lake in the South East of South Australia.

Sitting quietly next to a lake the birds just kept arriving.. and arriving....

This bird is very shy and likes to hide in the samphire so I was pleased to finally manage a few photos.

So well camouflaged
They can be difficult to see when they stand still!

How many can you see?

They just kept arriving!

Running for cover when seen
As soon as they see you they flush...

Latham Snipe
Red-kneed Dotterel shielding 2 chicks

Red-kneed Dotterel shielding 2 chicks and a 3rd about to climb in!