Unfortunately the car park dried out and the snipe moved on shortly after I took the picture above (which I was rather pleased with but had designs upon improving further). I spent a decent amount of time trying to identify a huge looking wader the other day on the salt pond. Eventually it moved positions and I realised it was a snipe, that just looked massive because of its strange posture and the wind. By contrast the car park individuals appeared much smaller because they were usually hunkered down in the grass and I was able to get much closer.
I guess there is a valuable lesson here in terms of viewer observations regarding the size of birds but it might just be that I'm uniquely rubbish in this regard. Also the cricket is kicking off big time so I'll simply ask if anyone else has had similar experience.
*Edit. My enjoyment of Bangladesh's epic upset win over India was temporarily curtailed immediately after this post by a powercut so I went for a quick hours birding and scored photos of 3 thus far not featured species (1 of which is in focus - the mangroves can be hard work), and increased the national list to an epic 54!. I also again failed to get images of a local snake despite seeing it twice. The fact that my telephoto lens using camera is dead is a bit irritating at times like these.