Wlson’s Snipe

Wilson's Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe

While I was photographing the killdeer, a quick motion caught my eye. It was a bird I hadn’t seen before but is apparently fairly abundant. Most likely the reason I haven’t seen this bird before is because it blends in with its environment so well.

Wilson's SnipeThe Wilson’s snipe can be found on muddy shores or river banks which is where I found these birds. The most striking think about these birds is their long beak which they use to forage in the mud or shore for food.  They are very skittish and would run away if they thought I spotted them.

Wilson's SnipeMaralee

3 Replies to “Wlson’s Snipe”

  1. Your Snipe is very similar to our Snip, just some minor differences in plumage but instantly recognised as our UK Snip. Yesterdays Killdeer we know as a Plover and we have 3 varieties. Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover and rarer Kentish Plover.

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