October 02, 2016

At the edge of the marsh

A wilson's snipe seen from the pontoon, very well camouflaged.


We see lots of sora most trips but few snipes.

Gallinago delicata

Though the long tradition of “snipe hunt” pranks at summer camp has convinced many people otherwise, Wilson’s Snipes aren’t made-up creatures. These plump, long-billed birds are among the most widespread shorebirds in North America. They can be tough to see thanks to their cryptic brown and buff coloration and secretive nature

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