Monday, March 13, 2017

Wilson's Snipe

Hello,

My wild bird post and photos are on the Wilson's Snipe. Hubby and I have been able to find the Wilson's Snipe often during our visits to the Circle B Bar Reserve.



The Wilson's Snipe is a short stocky shorebird. It has also been known as the Common Snipe.



They have a long dark straight bill. They breed in marshes and bogs. They forage in mud eating insects, worms and plant material.




My youtube video of three Wilson's Snipes seen from the trail.





I hope you enjoyed the Wilson's Snipe and my photos. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

70 comments:

  1. HI Eileen,
    marvelous photos of thoese wonderful birds.
    Best, Synnöve

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  2. Eileen, your photos are beautiful! What a sweet, pretty bird! And I love the sounds in your video. So soothing. :) I hope you have a great week ahead!

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  3. That is quite a bill, Eileen! They can search really deeply into the muck for things!

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  4. in that second shot he sure doesn't look common to me. how beautiful with his striped feathers.

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  5. Hari OM
    Very attractive birds!!! YAM xx

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  6. Que beleza,Eillen! um beijo,tudo de bom,chica

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  7. What a pretty bird! You got some wonderful photos.

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  8. Fascinating! And they are beautiful!

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  9. Your photos and your new header are very nice. I always enjoy the photos you share.

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  10. Cute bird with a long beak, which they certainly helps when looking for food. Regards.

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  11. Lovely to see this snipe in its habitat & feeding happily! It's beak is really long for foraging,
    Have a lovely week!

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  12. It seems to me a hard life to poke your bill into the mud for some food.!!! Those feather details are magnificent.

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  13. A treat to watch your video of the Wilson's Snipe - seeing them wading and eating with those long thin beaks was a treat.
    Joy

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  14. Lovely photos and I really enjoyed the video!

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  15. Lovely photos, and I really enjoyed the video. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great week!

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  16. Lovely photo's a great video too.
    These birds do have such a long beak/bill ... perfect for foraging!

    All the best Jan

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  17. Great photos and video -- you are really good with that camera. Fascinating bird. I never knew until we came to Florida that there really was such a bird as a snipe. (We used to have a trick game when I was growing up in Podunk, Eastern Washington State, called a snipe hunt -- which was hunting for something that didn't really exist.... people weren't too smart there!)

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  18. beautiful picture of the cute bird..

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  19. We were gone over the weekend, but I was happy to find your post for today. The Snipe has one serious beak! But after watching your video I understand why. :) Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. Thank you for the marvelous pictures and video

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  21. Really neat to see that! Enjoyed the video.

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  22. Good morning, Eileen. Beautiful photos.

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  23. A great picture of an interesting bird.

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  24. Lovely Bird. Thanks for the post.
    Greetings.

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  25. Always wonderful to seeSnipe although I have never seen that species as we sp not have it here.

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  26. Fascinating little bird. I enjoyed the video also. Thank you Eileen and have a great week :)

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  27. How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    I am co-hosting a couple of link parties this week. If you have time, I'd love for you to join the fun at my place. No, pressure, of course, but my readers would love this post!

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  28. Very fun to see the video, especially.
    Enjoy your day.

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  29. I love that second photo especially - lovely place and bird!

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  30. Hi Eileen, that bird looks like an innocent one, haha! It still looks like a chick except for its already very long hunting weapon!

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  31. Hello Eileen!

    Lovely post and photos! The Snipe was so beautiful. It have the same name here too, snipe :)

    Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day! I hope the weather is ok. I have read about a snowstorm in the news here.

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  32. Great photos, Eileen, and I did enjoy that little video.

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  33. Good photos and a great video Eileen.
    I've had problems with the Internet, I'm already here again.
    Buen martes.
    Besos.

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  34. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful shots of this bird.
    Great to see how you've photograph him.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  35. awesome captures - loved the video!!!

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  36. It's amazing how Mother nature provides it's critters with the tools they need to survive in their habitats...Great pictures..

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  37. They remind me of our oyster catches but with different colours.

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  38. Wow, look at that beak! When I was a kid, we used to have "snipe hunts" at summer camp. I didn't realize snipes actually existed!

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  39. Great photos. That is one, long beak!

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  40. Great photos, great video, and good looking birds. Great post Eileen!

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  41. Great photos!
    Hope you are having a good week!

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  42. Thanks for the introduction to the Wilson's Snipe. A new bird for me.

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  43. Really beautiful.. Love this bird. Cheers

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  44. Beautiful Snipe, well filmed Eileen.

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  45. Great shots of an enigmatic bird which is not always easy to find.

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  46. What a wonderful bird the snipe is, great photographs Eileen.
    ave a fantastic Wednesday :)

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  47. No gripes about seeing snipes! I finally had a good spoonbill sighting in Florida. A pretty good photo too.

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  48. La bécassine est un très bel oiseau ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  49. Wonderful wild birds.
    I think it's like birds here by the sea ??

    Happy week ahead from Anne-Mari

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  50. You are so fortunate to be seeing so many wonderful wildlife creatures and birds at the ranch. The Snipe is a bird that I would enjoy seeing one day as well. I had never really paid any attention to images of them in the past and recently have been seeing posts with them and I am intrigued. Have a wonderful week my friend~

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  51. Wonderful photos and video . They are interesting birds to watch . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  52. Hi Eileen, What a cutie! Looks like a short plump Limpkin a little. Ha! Nice photography! Have a great Thursday tomorrow and a safe trip up North.

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  53. Wilson Snipes you say . . .
    Great pics Eileen . . ,

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  54. What a fun bird! Your posts are always so hopeful. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the video, too--the movements of the Wilson's Snipe are so unique.

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  55. Have never seen a Snipe in our area though I think they are related to the Woodcock which we do have here. Great shots Eileen ... do they have the same interesting mating ritual as the Woodcock? Be well ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  56. Hi Eileen. I'm running a bit behind on my blog reading. What a cute bird, whose bill is long and straight. Wilson's Snipe is an interesting name, and, I enjoyed your video of the birds. Have a great afternoon!

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  57. I really love this bird! What a great sighting...and great photos!

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  58. Thank you for sharing the video as it really shows how they search for food Eileen...Michelle

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