November 06, 2016

Wilson's Snipe

Anne worked her magic again today and found this snipe tucked into the shoreline.
Last cruise of the year. Boat comes out on Tuesday.

Gallinago delicata

The word “sniper” originated in the 1770s among British soldiers in India who hunted snipe as game. The birds are still hunted in many countries, including the U.S., though their fast, erratic flight style means they are difficult targets.

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