There have been four or more Snipe chipping away all week on the Carr. One in particular has been there every day on a post about 80m into the field chip, chip, chipping on before taking off into display flight. I've taken a number of photographs but they were all dot in the distance so this morning I was pleased when I heard it chipping near the bridle track but of course it was between me and the sun.
Since it had been pretty obvious all week I assumed it may be bomb proof and walked down the track past the bird within twenty feet and turned. It allowed me the one shot perched on the sign looking back before flying off to its nest site deep in the reeds.
The yearly quest of getting a display shot in decent light continues.