Lesser Yellowlegs, Stansore Point (Simon Colenutt)
Amongst the assembled waders and wildfowl were approximately 25 snipe feeding within the denser areas of vegetation. However, I saw the three birds below feeding in the open and as I watched them two of the birds loosened their feathers, flattened their bodies and spread their tails to sunbath. I have never seen this behaviour before in snipe but they were clearly enjoying the sunshine.
Sunbathing Snipe, Stansore Point (Simon Colenutt)