Thursday, January 8, 2015

Greater Painted Snipe at Totonnyane Sewerage Works diggings

It was after several attempts to get the picture of this  pair of shy and skulking Greater Painted Snipes; that I thought I had run out of luck. 
A glimpse of these beautiful birds had me coming again and again to the very same spot. The good rains had created several water ponds in the area.
Initially I spotted them through my binoculars and thereafter could not see them out in the open again. 
Today my patience paid out.

 Female Greater Painted Snipe
 Female and Male Greater Painted Snipe (the pair)
Map showing the location of the Sewerage Works diggings


  1. Good one Mpho. Hope you get crakes and rails too :) Regards Cassia