A flock of snipes rests at a swamp near a coal power plant, on the Yalu River Estuary Nature Reserve in the border city of Dandong

 
A flock of snipes rests at a swamp near a coal power plant, on the Yalu River Estuary Nature Reserve in the border city of Dandong
A flock of snipes rests at a swamp near a coal power plant, on the Yalu River Estuary Nature Reserve in the border city of Dandong, Liaoning province May 5, 2011. Spanning an area of around 100,000 hectares, the nature reserve encompasses a diverse ecosystem of plants, wild birds and fish. It is also an important habitat for migratory birds for the world's ten flyways, supporting some endangered species of migratory birds, according to local media. Picture taken May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jacky Chen (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)