6 nov. 2014

Bécassine des marais, cool!

 Gallinago gallinago
Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae

Voici les images que mon mari a prises alors que je photographiais les Aeschnes mixtes un peu plus loin. Cette Bécassine s'est approchée très près et a fait sa toilette devant lui!

Common snipe
These are the pictures hubby took while I was busy with the Southern hawker mating wheel you saw yesterday on a lane further off. This snipe came very close and started to preen a few meters from his lens:



 Sa queue en éventail est ravissante:

Its fanned tail is superb, the bird is quite relaxed with its feathers fluffed up!




As one can see, scolopacidae can curve voluntarily the last third of their upper beak upwards:

Comme on peut le voir ci-dessous, les scolopacidés peuvent courber le dernier tiers de leur bec supérieur vers le haut:



22 commentaires :

Nicky Sciavo a dit…

That second pic!!
The way that bird displays its tail!! Like a small peacock! hehee

Love it!

Ana Mínguez Corella a dit…

Has extraído toda la belleza de su plumaje.. Enhorabuena amiga.. :-)))

Chamamy a dit…

Elle en a profité pour faire la belle,Patrick est un grand séducteur ; )

Bob Bushell a dit…

Thanks Patrick, the last of them is unique, I love it.

Rick Forrestal a dit…

Nice shots.

Roy Norris a dit…

Brilliant images. You have taught him well Noushka.{:))

Germán Ibarra Zorrilla a dit…

Fantástico, la luz es increíble. Saludos desde Fauna Compacta.

Linda a dit…

Absolutely gorgeous, Noushka! I love your photography! :)

Nathalie Santa Maria a dit…

AHAHAHAHA ouiiiiiiii je l'ai vue aussi ! Qu'il est balaise mon copain Patrick mdrrrr !
Superbe la série ! tu lui diras à nouveau bravo !
Bises à vous deux les amis :))

Richard Pegler a dit…

So Patrick is pretty handy with a camera too! I'm really very impressed. I had no idea that the Snipe could curve the upper bill like that - you had me checking the calendar to make sure it wasn't 1st April and that this wasn't a 'poisson'. Almost as exciting for me as the bill was that beautifully fanned tail. Splendid photos, Patrick!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder a dit…

Dearest Noushka,
That Snipe acted like a Super Model in front of your camera; doing everything one could dream of!
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

eileeninmd a dit…

Hello Noushka, Awesome series of Snipe images.. I would love to see one closeup, my last sighting was too far away.. Great post, enjoy your weekend!

Patsfotos. a dit…

Hi Noushka.

Beautiful shots of this beautiful bird.

Groettie von Patricia.

Framboise 44 a dit…

Première fois que je vois ces attitudes en photo, la queue en éventail et le bec qui se recourbe !
c'est incroyable de précision
merci pour ces beaux clichés

Noushka a dit…

Hahaha!
No Richard, I wouldn't dare play the "Poisson d'avril" trick...... well maybe but not in this case!
In further posts you will see more of these postures!
Thanks for your kind comment :)

Fundy Blue a dit…

It was very cool to learn that the snipe can bend its beak. Kudos to Patrick for capturing lively photos! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Pete Woodruff a dit…

Excellent work, the fanned tailed image is particularly brilliant, never seen on the ground before.

Thank You Patrick.

David Gascoigne a dit…

Great work, Patrick. What a great variety of pictures revealing different aspects of the bird.

morikan a dit…

félicitations à Patrick pour ces très beaux clichés, et merci aux Aeschnes ! Je suis toujours admiratif devant la délicatesse du plumage ! Cdlt, M.

Adam Jones a dit…

One of my favourite waders and wonderful pictures.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© a dit…

What a fine display your snipe put on! Good job by Patrick of capturing it, too.
~

Gunilla Bäck a dit…

Excellent photos of this beautiful bird. I love the patterns and the colours on it.

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