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^^ Wonderful photo Ben , looks even better on Flickr if that's possible .

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1 hour ago, Bazzer said:

^^ Wonderful photo Ben , looks even better on Flickr if that's possible .

It does indeed, absolutely beautiful :^

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Went out with the camera for the first time in a long time today. Saw a Snipe feeding along the edge of a lake.

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Snipe by Keith M, on Flickr

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Great shot Keith , get a few Snipe or they may be Jack Snipe in the fields but never get a good look at them .

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Smasher that Keith, hard to see Snipe with binoculars or scopes let alone getting photos like that.

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Thanks guys. It was a nice thing to see on my first trip out in a while :) According to the exif data it was only 8.5 metres away. Before I'd seen one in real life I always thought they'd be bigger. They're surprisingly small birds. 

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13 hours ago, unintended1 said:

They're surprisingly small birds

It could be a Jack Snipe , they are smaller , not sure how to identify them , I know one of them zig zags into the air and the other flies straight.

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1 hour ago, Bazzer said:

It could be a Jack Snipe , they are smaller , not sure how to identify them , I know one of them zig zags into the air and the other flies straight.

A Jack Snipe has different markings and a shorter bill. Not that I've ever seen one. 

Before I'd seen one I always expected a Kingfisher to be bigger as well. 

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Yes smaller, shorter bill and different markings on the eye - if you come across them they fly away in a bobbing, up and down fashion...apparently.  I’ve seen them at Barnes a couple of times but at a distance in the hide.

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and another ;)

45901967445_7469e53102_b.jpgRobin Putney Common.jpg by Ben Bolton, on Flickr

and a Nuthatch

46764393362_e5f033da41_b.jpgNuthatch.jpg by Ben Bolton, on Flickr

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