Wilson's snipe.

Near Blenheim, Ontario, Canada, Feb 2, 2019.
Not something you expect to see in southern Ontario in February.
Somehow it managed to survive the polar vortex which packed stunning wind chills.
And, yes, that is snow and ice around it.


Gallinago delicata
Wilson’s Snipe look so stocky thanks in part to the extra-large pectoral (breast) muscles that make up nearly a quarter of the bird’s weight—the highest percent of all shorebirds. Thanks to their massive flight muscles this chunky sandpiper can reach speeds estimated at 60 miles an hour.
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wilsons_Snipe

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