Sunday 22 March 2015
Without a scope, we struggled long and hard over this wader. The very dark patch on its left shoulder was quite confusing. It crossed our minds that it could have been a Green Sandpiper.
It was not till it flew into the water and turned around that we were able to properly identify it.
The next sighting was right beside our car – spotted luckily by Sally. There were three of them.
Greater Painted Snipes
A few other sightings in the same general area: The first three photos and last two submitted by Hennie Jordaan.
One bird that has us wondering is this Crossbilled LBJ.
Paul and Sally Bartho
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Magnificent photos of the Painted Snipe. Thank you.
Good to see the female Painted Snipe as the male seems to be the one seen more often!