11/01/2012 Burton Mere Wetlands 2012

Snipe: When I woke up, drew back the curtains  and saw how foggy it was outside I never thought I would be taking photographing of one of our most camouflaged and smallest wading birds, the Snipe!

This bird was feeding just on the bank right outside the visitor center hide, I have never seen Snipe this close before but there seemed to be a lot of Snipe closer to the hide.

I counted at least a dozen on the causeway between the pools and scrape, very close to the hide.Other highlights, once the fog cleared where the female Hen Harrier, Siskin around the feeding station and yet again the Water Rail showing really well.