The Common Snipe is a shorebird with a very long bill which can be found at a wide range of wetland habitats, from damp meadows to saltmarshes. Mostly inconspicuous, feeding in muddy ground by probing with its bill, usually near reeds or other grassy cover.
This image was taken at Stodmarsh nature reserve, Kent.
Location: Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, Kent
Photographer: Dave Saunders