Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sandpipers? January 14, 2017

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Lee county, Mississippi, USA, January 10, 2017

If you noticed the question mark in my post's title, you probably realize that I do not know the name of this bird. It is a small fast-moving bird, constantly walking and probing the shallow water with its long bill.

I think it must be a migratory bird just passing through north Mississippi. I live about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, so I am not familiar with shorebirds.

Its companion was working the other side of this slow-moving stream. I am thinking it must be some kind of Sandpiper, maybe?

I am hoping someone can identify this bird for me.

UPDATE: Thank you birding friends - they are Wilson's Snipes!
Wilson's Snipes are migratory birds, breeding in Canada and the northern parts of the US. They are seen here in the southeastern states only in the Winter.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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  1. Beautiful.
    Snipe. I don't know American birds but probably Wilsons Snipe.

  2. Hello, I love seeing the Snipes. They usually blend in well with their surroundings. It is the Wilson Snipe, common in the USA. Awesome shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thank you for the ID
      Have a wonderful day!

  3. ...a cute little guy, whatever his name is.

  4. Super images. How neat to see a new bird.

  5. Very accurate photos Lea. I can tell from here that it is Wilson's Snipe, and slightly different looking from our UK Common Snipe.

  6. Hi Lea! I love the photos, and this bird is a blast to watch.
    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  7. How neat and always fun to get a good id from our bird friends. Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Lea ~ wonderful photos of the snipe ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

  9. Great pics of the snipe. I think I would enjoy watching him walk around too.

  10. Beautiful Snipe pictures, thanks Lea.

  11. The Wilson Snipe is awesome. Sometimes I cannot figure out a bird ID too.

  12. Yep, I agree with's a Wilson's Snipe! Great photos.

    ...sending along my thanks for your contribution for all the birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. Very enjoyable.

  13. Beautiful bird with a lovely beak to take in what's good :)
    Great captures by water, Lea!
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  14. I have seen these birds before, but didn't know the name. Nice shots!

  15. Beautiful photographs of the Wilson's Snipes! Wonderful to have such knowledgeable readers/birders contributing to this meme who are willing to help with identification!

  16. Isn't that cool the way bird bloggers help out -- I've asked for help like that quite a few times. Sure wouldn't have known this bird -- so I learned something new today too.

  17. I am completely ignorant concerning birds, the only thing I see, is that it looks very pretty !


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