Werner Bollmann - Tundra Performance
Watching the nocturnal display of the Great Snipe belongs to the most outstanding experiences I ever had as a nature photographer. These birds are amazing. The males gather on certain places of the lek, mostly little mounds or tussocks, by late evening. They ruffle their feathers, blow up their breasts and start calling and singing with so many different sounds and melodies, from clicking like a table tennis ball to the complex song of a songbird. Absolutely unique! Unfortunately this spectacle on the Tundra can be experienced less and less often, because the population of this little wader is heavily decreasing in recent years.
Tags: display, gallinago media, great snipe, lek, Norway, tundra, wader, werner bollmann