11/03/2013 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB

Snipe: From out of the reeds next to the reception hide emerged one of my favourite wading birds, this tiny long billed Snipe with stunning plumage.
The Snipe literally spent all day feeding just a few feet away from the reception hide, I guess this may be due to the awful Spring weather as most of the main scrape was frozen over.

Other birds to note from the day were one immature Peregrine, 8 Avocet and a female Hen Harrier.